Action manhwas make up the bulk of the most popular manhwas that you can read online. They’re easy to read and appreciate, regardless if you’re a newbie to manhwas or a veteran.
To help you choose which action manhwas to read next, we made a list of the 15 best manhwa you need to read! Keep scrolling to find out more about each manhwa.
The 15 Best Action Manhwa Not To Miss
Check out this list of the best action manhwa and pick your favorite!
- Omniscient Reader
- Solo Leveling
- Purple Hyacinth
- Hero Killer
- Girls of the Wild’s
- SSS Class Revival Hunter
- The Breaker
- Unholy Blood
- Tower of God
- Weak Hero
- The Beginning After The End
- Second Life Ranker
- The God of High School
1. Omniscient Reader
What will you do if your favorite apocalyptic web novel suddenly becomes reality? That becomes a problem Dokja has to face when the novel “Three Ways to Survive in a Ruined World”, turns into reality! As the sole reader of the novel, only Dokja has the knowledge to predict the world’s destiny.
He teams up with the protagonist, Yoo Jonhgyuk to change the plot and ensure everyone’s survival. Omniscient Reader is a thrilling and action-packed read.
Jiwoo may seem like an ordinary college student but he actually has secret abilities! He uses his lightning fast reflexes to do one good deed at a time. A chance encounter with Kayden (who’s stuck in the form of an old cat), introduces him to a world of trials and danger.
Together, Jiwoo and Kayden make the most eccentric duo, engaging in exciting adventures. Eleceed is a classic action manhwa. It’s definitely a must-read, regardless if you’re into action or not!
3. Solo Leveling
Solo Leveling is the story of Sung Jinwoo, the world’s weakest hunter, trying to rank up to become the strongest! This manhwa never fails to make it to the top recommendation lists, and with good reason. If you’re an action manhwa fan, then you definitely have to pick this up.
After a near death experience, Sung Jinwoo is blessed with a special power by the System. This newfound power lets him level up in strength and turn anyone he kills into one of his minions. His journey to become the strongest leads him to face the toughest enemies and trials.
4. Purple Hyacinth
The story follows Lauren Sinclar, a police officer with a lie-detecting ability. In line with her duty, Lauren fights against crime. Her primary target is the criminal organization Phantom Scythe.
In a chance encounter, Lauren partners with Kieran White, a notorious assassin. Together, they work towards purging crime and eliminating the Phantom Scythe.
This manhwa received praise for its compelling story and captivating characters. If you’re into mystery with a dash of action, you’ll have to check this manhwa out.
5. Hero Killer
In a world where Heroes and Villains are at war, one lone girl tries to break the binary. Whenever the two titans clash, no one is safe, and even the innocent become collateral damage.
Ihwa, whose family became victims of this war, vows to take matters into her own hands. She’s willing to end injustice, even if it means killing every last hero or villain.
A powerful female lead and intense action scenes make this manhwa a must-read!
Noblesse follows the adventures of Rai, an extremely powerful noble vampire. After 820 years, Rai awakens in modern South Korea. He settles in with much difficulty, with the help of colleagues and peers.
Rai encounters like-minded friends who fight with him on the frontline. Together, they fight against enemies who are more than eager to put him back to eternal sleep.
Noblesse is a classic action manhwa you shouldn’t miss out on. You can even call it one of the more modern pioneers of the genre!
7. Girls of the Wild’s
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This manhwa follows Jaegu, who developed a fear of women after his mother abandoned him as a child.
He enrolls as a freshman into the all-girls Wild’s High School. For the sake of his scholarship, Jaegu confronts his fear. In the process, he builds strength and bonds with unlikely friends.
Girls of the Wild’s is one of the only few action manhwas with a predominantly female cast. That, and its hot-blooded action scenes earned it a top spot on people’s lists!
8. SSS Class Revival Hunter
In a world where hunters try to race to the top of a dungeon-like tower, Kim Gong-Ja lives an unexceptional life. He dreamt to have insanely powerful abilities like the star hunters who top the world’s rankings. Unexpectedly, his wish comes true, and he’s given the S-Class skill to copy anyone’s abilities!
But there’s a catch: he has to let them kill him first. He awakens to his power when he’s killed by the #1 hunter, the Flame Emperor. After his first death, he gains the ability to travel back in time.
SSS Class offers a unique new take on the reincarnation genre. Packed with incredible fight scenes and brilliant art, this manhwa is a must-read.
Plus, unlike other manhwas, Gong-ja doesn’t have it the easy way. He has to work for his skills by dying, adding to the manhwa’s interesting plot.
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9. The Breaker
Chunwoo Han, a martial arts master from Murim, becomes a teacher at an ordinary high school in Seoul. There, he meets Shiwoon Yi, a cowardly and weak student constantly bullied by his peers.
To build Shiwoon’s courage and strength, Chunwoo takes him in as a disciple. As Shiwoon trains, he slowly becomes part of the Murim, where danger awaits in every corner.
The Breaker is one of the most acclaimed action and martial arts manhwa! It features intense fighting scenes and a thrilling plot. It also has 2 sequels, still following Shiwoon’s growth as a martial artist.
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10. Unholy Blood
Orphan Park Hayan’s world changed with the appearance of vampires. They wreaked havoc on the world, slaughtering people for their selfish desires.
All Hayan wanted to do was live an ordinary life and keep her siblings safe. But, a tragic accident makes her lose her only chance at peace. To survive, she decides to partner with Euntae Hwang, a police officer.
The manhwa follows Hayan’s plan to kill every vampire, no matter the cost. While the manhwa is fairly new, its plot and characters definitely don’t fall behind!
11. Tower of God
With over 1 billion views on Webtoon, the Tower of God is undeniably one of the most popular action manhwas. It follows the adventures of Twenty-Fifth Bam. As an irregular, he strives to conquer each level of the tower to reunite with his only friend, Rachel.
The story focuses on Bam’s feats inside the tower. There, he uncovers ancient secrets and face fearsome monsters (human and non-human alike). Anyone into the genre should definitely consider reading this manhwa.
12. Weak Hero
Weak Hero is about the underdog prevailing over the strong. Gray Yeon, a scrawny freshman, surprises everyone in his class by knocking out a bully twice his size.
Thanks to his courageous feat, they nicknamed him Eunjang High’s White Mamba. Throughout the story, he continues to fight against bigger and stronger bullies.
The manhwa is a great read about overcoming one’s own weaknesses and seeking justice.
13. The Beginning After The End
This manhwa follows Arthur Leywin, the reincarnation of the warmongering King Grey. His second chance at life grants him a new purpose of helping his continent and loved ones.
Years after, his continent, Dicathen, and Vritra clash in a war. He discovers that his rebirth may not have been a coincidence, and that he may not have been the only one.
For those interested in fantastical plots, this manhwa is for you! The manhwa features magic, dragons, elves–everything common to fantasy novels.
14. Second Life Ranker
5 years after his twin brother disappeared, Yeon-woo suddenly receives his pocket watch. Inside, he finds his brother’s diary. His brother retells how he died in another world called the Obelisk, the Tower of the Sun God.
In this tower, multiple dimensions and universes intersect. Yeon-woo’s brother is one among many who tried to climb the tower but met his end midway. After learning about what happened, Yeon-woo decides to climb the tower himself.
The manhwa is like the Tower of God and Solo Leveling combined. If you’re a fan of either, you’ll definitely like this.
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15. The God Of High School
One day, a mysterious organization sends out invitations to all high school fighters to compete for the title of “The God of High School”. The prize? The organizers will grant any of the winner’s wishes.
Protagonist Mori Jin decides to accept the invitation. He encounters different people during the tournament. He saw different fighting styles, and those using power borrowed from supernatural beings.
This manhwa is yet another classic read under the action genre. It features diverse fighting scenes and an exciting plot. It also has some of the best art among action manhwas.
Action manhwa comes in many forms, and can be enjoyed by many different readers. There are so many good options out there that it can be really difficult to choose what to read first. You can’t help but appreciate how hard manhwa artists work to produce such good quality stories!
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