Taiwanese Comics Make Waves on LINE WEBTOON
Online comics have become popular among people of all ages. At the forefront of this trend is LINE WEBTOON, which has dedicated itself to becoming an incubator for comic creators. There are currently over 700 comics available on the platform, including works by nearly 100 Taiwanese artists and writers. Here are some standout Taiwanese webtoons available now.
The Underdogs is about a man in his late 20s who misses his glory days as a high school athlete. The protagonist, Zhou Dahua, is feeling lost and without purpose when he runs into an old acquaintance who invites him to join a community basketball league. Zhou is ready to give it his all to recapture his youthful dreams of basketball stardom. The Underdogs will be adapted into a TV series that will start shooting in 2022.
Next is Fireworks for Youth. Set in Penghu, it tells the story of Zhao Yuying, who is curious to explore the world outside her local community. One day, she sneaks out and travels on her own, taking a boat to another island to see a fireworks festival. After her parents realize she’s missing, they hire a private bodyguard to bring her home. But fate has a few surprises in store for Zhao and the bodyguard sent to protect her. Sentimental readers will enjoy the romantic Fireworks for Youth.
Another story about a girl seeking distant places is A Doubtful Year. Molly, an 18-year-old high school grad, leaves her small farming community to experience life in London. But life there is not the carefree adventure she had imagined. Join Molly in A Doubtful Year as she struggles to make it on her own far from home.
For action fans, check out Guides to the World Below. In this story, Zhou Shenyu dies unexpectedly, but wakes up in a mysterious world. He will become a guide helping other spirits embark on new journeys between the worlds of the living and the dead. For a thrilling read, don’t miss Guides to the World Below!