Wattpad Webtoon Studios announces the new Webtoon Unscrolled imprint, which will release print editions of popular webtoons and manhwa.
Wattpad Webtoon Studios will release print editions of several popular webtoons and manhwa, including the popular SIU Tower of God series.
The new releases will be the first titles to roll out of Wattpad Webtoon Studios’ new imprint, Webtoon Unscrolled. The new division of the popular digital comic book company will adapt its titles, many of which were originally designed around the online platform’s scrolling web page format, to support graphic novels. The new imprint is part of Webtoon’s drive to expand its content into other mediums, which also includes TV and film adaptations of the company’s properties, including the new drama Netflix. However and the next horror movie GremoryLand.
“WEBTOON has transformed the comic book landscape, helping creators find new fans all over the world,” said Ken Kim, CEO of Webtoon Entertainment, USA “As a global leader in digital comics and Intellectual property, storytelling technology and the creators of WEBTOON are fueling a creative literary economy, ushering in a new era of publishing and entertainment.With WEBTOON Unscrolled, we will bring some of the biggest names and talents unknown to WEBTOON to the shelves. “
The initial list of six imprint titles includes Real beauty, a Yaongyi manhwa that has 6 million subscribers and has been read over 5 billion times online, and Woe Breaker, a new fantasy action series from Blue-Deep that has become one of Webtoon’s latest hits. Webtoon Unscrolled will also be releasing print editions of Cursed Princesses Club by LambCat, Little friends. by Refrainbrow and Everything is fine by Mike Birchall. Webtoon plans to release 12 additional titles per year.
Of the six titles announced, Tower of the Gods is probably the one most familiar to Western audiences. The series began publication in 2010 and was created by author SIU, also known as Lee Jong Hui. The manhwa tells the story of a young man named Bam, as he begins his journey in the titular tower, a massive structure that contains floors the size of a continent and a variety of biomes. The tower is said to grant the wishes of anyone who can climb it, and when Bam’s longtime friend Rachel disappears inside, he walks in to find her. An animated series based on the work of SIU was released in 2020 and was produced by Telecom Animation Film, the studio behind the romantic comedy series Don’t play with me, Miss Nagatoro and the upcoming animated adaptation of Sega’s classic video game series, Shenmue. The Tower of God The anime was originally released internationally by Crunchyroll and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by VIZ Media in January. A mobile game based on the series was also released for Android devices in 2013.
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