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Webtoons Evolve, Expand to Mobile Games and Dramas

Webtoons Evolve, Expand to Mobile Games and Dramas

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Webtoons are evolving as they expand their market reach mobile games and dramas. Recently, mobile games and dramas using Naver Webtoon IP are gaining popularity. Thanks to the popularity and recent trends, it is estimated that the size of South Korea’s webtoon market will surpass US$1 billion by 2020. [...]

Samsung to Publish Webtoon Series to Raise Public Awareness About Semiconductors

Samsung to Publish Webtoon Series to Raise Public Awareness About Semiconductors

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Device Solution Division plans to publish a webtoon series to raise public awareness about semiconductors. Samsung introduced NANO, a new webtoon series on semiconductors, on its official website on Thursday. “We hope to bring semiconductors to the public as easily approachable devices,” said the company. “The [...]

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With changing trends, the South Korean public no longer has to be feel objection to ballet as a luxurious Western art. Recently, ballet has been reborn into colorful variation within the mass media and the public no longer feels a psychological distance to the art of ballet. There are [...]

Kakao Joins Hands with YG Entertainment for Japan ‘Webtoon’ Market

Kakao Joins Hands with YG Entertainment for Japan ‘Webtoon’ Market

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, has joined forces with major talent agency YG Entertainment Inc. to tap deeper into the online comic market in Japan, industry sources said Monday. Although the two firms have not signed official tie-up deals, the collaboration is drawing [...]

Pirated Content a Serious Threat to South Korean Webtoon Industry

Pirated Content a Serious Threat to South Korean Webtoon Industry

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean webtoon makers are being hit hard by illegal copies, suffering economic damages of over 200 billion won every month. The worrying figure comes from a report from Webtoon Guide citing one website known for sharing illegal copies of South Korean webtoon series, which was submitted to the [...]

Seoul’s Cartoon Alley Wins 2017 Asian Townscape Award

Seoul’s Cartoon Alley Wins 2017 Asian Townscape Award

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A winding cartoon mural street in Seoul’s Gangdong Ward has won the 2017 Asian Townscape Award from the Asia-Pacific regional office of the U.N. Human Settlements Program, the ward office said Monday. The street in southeastern Seoul, dubbed the Kang Full Cartoon Alley, is lined with wall paintings bearing [...]

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 [...]