A difficult week calls for unwinding with chill webtoons for some much-needed relief. A genre of webtoon you can always rely on is Slice-of-life. The appeal of these webtoons comes from their more realistic portrayal of the world combined with relatable characters and storylines. But what makes slice-of-life webtoons so fun is how they usually blend multiple genres to tell an array of unique stories to dive into. Read below to discover five slice-of-life webtoons to get you through the week!
“The Dog Diaries” follows Dana, a freelance artist who works too hard to make a living. The story starts with her burning herself out after working for so long without a break. She didn’t realize she lost sight of her life goals in the process. However, when a depressed Dana reconnects with her old friends, she gets the sudden urge to adopt a dog as a companion. Soon, little Myeongdong changes her life forever. The new pup becomes a solid foundation in Dana’s life, helping her get back on her feet.
“The Dog Diaries” is such a different narrative style from the usual webtoons I read. While Dana’s relatable struggles as a freelancer drew me in, I kept reading for all the adorable puppies. This webtoon is great at expressing the lives of characters and their unique journeys with their dogs.
Amy Song is a dorky, insecure teen with a wild imagination. She is reluctant to follow her heart and is afraid of criticism, especially from her perfect family. One day, she runs into a strange group of people in the middle of town. Although they seemed a little bizarre as they conducted an art class in the cold, something about them inspired awe in Amy. In the spur of the moment after receiving an invitation from a member, she joins their club. That decision leads Amy to finally discover her confidence, lasting friendships, and true love.
“Spirit Fingers” is such a great coming-of-age webtoon. The healthy friendship dynamic between the art club members is goal-inspiring. Watching Amy interact with new people and grow makes you feel like a proud parent. I also can’t get enough of its stylized art that perfectly matches its special storyline.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you a giant nerd boyfriend, you make a webtoon called “My Giant Nerd Boyfriend.” Follow the daily life of Fishball and her 6’5” boyfriend in this charming and loveable webtoon.
When looking for a quick or funny read, “My Giant Nerd Boyfriend” is the perfect webtoon, as each episode is a short read consisting of only a few panels. With its cute story based on the author’s life, it never fails to be a pick-me-up as you read all about the daily odd interactions between her and her partner.
There are two things Jaeho loves more than anything: food and his girlfriend of 7 years. Even though he was jobless and barely getting by, he was happy and satisfied as long as he had those two things. But one day, he suddenly receives a text from his girlfriend asking to break up. Confused and depressed, Jaeho tries to think back on all their times together to figure out what went wrong.
“A DeadbEAT’s Meal” is a refreshing story with genuine characters. Jaeho is steadfast and not easily influenced by material gain as he lives his life focusing on the present, a valuable quality anyone would like to see in a person, fictional or not. Not to mention, the webtoon contains amazing food art!
“Kidults” follows five childhood friends who once wished for adulthood. Now, at 24 years old, they each face adulting challenges they didn’t expect. The story shows how they navigate the adulthood they once naively craved while holding on to their tight friendship. However, in a relationship as close as theirs, feelings stronger than friendship start forming among them despite the self-denying of some. How will they survive becoming an adult? Will their friendship survive the change in the human heart?
This webtoon accurately depicts adult struggles and the emotional rollercoaster of having to grow up. This is a perfect webtoon for Millennials and Gen Zers.