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Action-filled Webtoons to Look Out For

Do you enjoy spices of action in stories? Do you love the gritty details in fight scenes? Well, then you've come to the right place. Here are two Webtoons that I feel have the best action I've seen in awhile. 

1. Lookism 

This is a South Korean webtoon, also known as manhwa, published in 2014 and is still ongoing. The title reflects the story quite nicely, 'Lookism' meaning 'prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's appearance', according to Oxford Languages. 

The plot revolves around Daniel Park, a high school student who has been a victim of vicious bullying (for some reason, bullying seems to play a big part in manhwas), because of his heavyweight and supposedly unpleasant appearance. One day he wakes up in a new body - a body of good fit and good looks. And it turns out that whenever he sleeps, he switches bodies!

With his second body's dashing appearance, the "new" Daniel Park takes his school by storm. His stunning good looks sweep girls off their feet and have guys dripping with envy. Just who is this mysterious new kid? As Daniel struggles with the shock in contrast to people's reactions towards him, something else catches his attention - gangs. 

And that's where the fight scenes sprout from. In the midst juggling his new ability, Daniel finds himself stuck in the crossfire between four major gangs. From abduction to drugs, he has to go against some of the strongest fighters who have intentions so evil they will chill you to the bone. I find the fight scenes captivating and dynamic. That's because each of the characters have their own unique fighting style, making them suitable for different types of opponents. Infact, you may even learn about the various fighting styles such as Muay Thai!

What starts off as a simple school life webtoon, with the involvement of gangs, turns into something much more. Lookism includes themes of, well, lookism itself, among many other important ones - family, power, and courage. Daniel's new body exposes him to the ugly side of humans' superficliaity, but also shows him that some people are capable of genuine loyalty. From learning to stand up for himself to understanding others for the actions that they do, Daniel embarks on a fruitful and tough journey about self-love and growth. 

And that's just skimming the message of the Webtoon. Don't overlook the amazing art style and heart-pumping action scenes and trust me, there's a lot of them. If you're an avid reader of action and drama genres, then this is definitely something you should not miss out on. 

2. Weak Hero

Like I said, many manhwas seem to revolve around the topic of school bullies, and this one is no exception. Introducing Weak Hero, a Webtoon about yet another mysterious new student. Except this time, unlike Daniel, our protagonist Gray is actually a real mystery, even to the audience. He's also incredibly skilled at fighting, with his sly moves and deadly strikes that in time, has earned him the title of "The White Mamba". 

Our protagonist Gray himself is an incredibly quiet boy with a shroud of mystery surrounding him. On the surface, he's simply a pretty boy who keeps to himself. However, if you decide to make the decision to cross him, you'll be in for a big surprise. To be honest half of this manga is basically people underestimating Gray and they always end up regretting it. Despite that, it has never failed to entertain me. 

The fight scenes are so riveting that you wouldn't be able to tear your eyes away from the screen. Every crucial detail is captured so artfully and makes you go "ouch" for the vicitims of a powerful fist or leg. 

Other than the attractive art style, this Webtoon also delves into the different layers of relationships between people. Every character has a significant backstory that makes them special in their own way. You'd be surprised at the depth that is behind a seemingly simple villain character, and how complex their storyline can be. Infact, you may even find yourself rooting for some of the villians - which is also a thing for Lookism, too.

At the start of the story, Gray has the intention to keep to himself in the school. Unfortunately for him, it does not work out well - he's basically a trouble magnet with his small demeanour and feminine features. Thankfully, bullies aren't the only thing he attracts. Slowly but eventually, Gray starts gaining loyal allies and learns to trust and depend on others. This journey of self-discovery and enlightment is to me, one of the most heartening messages in this Webtoon. 

And there you go! These two Webtoons have, in my opinion, pretty top-notch fight scenes that will make your heart thump vicariously as you live through the characters. Just be sure not to learn from the wrong characters, though. Gangs are not approved here. 

Written by Potato.

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