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Captain America, Meet Terror Man: Webtoon Universe ‘Super String’ Movie Project Underway

Captain America, Meet Terror Man: Webtoon Universe ‘Super String’ Movie Project Underway

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – On October 25, the respective heads of YLAB Comics, Naver Webtoons and Yong Film Inc held a press conference at the CGV multiplex located in the Cheongdam neighborhood of Seoul to formally announce the planned ‘Super String’ movie, South Korea’s answer to Hollywood’s Avengers film franchise.  As its choice [...]

South Korean Webtoons Venture Into New Markets

South Korean Webtoons Venture Into New Markets

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean webtoon makers are branching out into foreign markets, with the hopes of expanding their presence and paving the way for up-and-coming cartoonists. NHN Entertainment, which owns the global webtoon platform ‘Comico’, is at the forefront of the international movement, as the company is scheduled to hold a [...]

Online Games Turn to Webtoons for Content

Online Games Turn to Webtoons for Content

SEOUL, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Use of the intellectual property (IP) of webtoons (online comics) in the gaming industry is becoming increasingly popular. Because the main characters in webtoon series are already familiar to young gamers who often read comics, use of existing characters offers cost-saving benefits when it comes to marketing. Naver and Daum, the [...]

For Content, Short is Sweet

For Content, Short is Sweet

SEOUL, Dec.14 (Korea Bizwire) – With the new popularity of ‘snack culture’, a trend in which people enjoy light content in a short amount of time, the portal industry is taking measures to boost related services. From webtoons to sports and videos, various forms of content are growing through two large platforms, portal and mobile. [...]

Naver to Display Korean-made Webtoons in Frankfurt Book Fair

Naver to Display Korean-made Webtoons in Frankfurt Book Fair

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 08 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, a Korean search portal with more than a 70-percent market share, said on October 7 that it would set up a “webtoon” (web cartoon) booth in the Frankfurt Book Fair to be held between the 9th and 13th, in partnership with the Korea Contents Agency. This [...]