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The Sound of Magic: The Netflix Show Is Based on Manhwa, Annarasumanara!

May 16, 2022 @ 13:35 EDT
The Sound of Magic: The Netflix Show Is Based on Manhwa, Annarasumanara!

Netflix's The Sound of Magic is based on a manhwa titled Annarasumanara by Ha II-kwon. Many viewers found the K-drama series very interesting while some labeled it as an epic thriller. The show was released on May 6, 2022, and viewers also wonder if they could read the original webtoon. Follow the article to know about Netflix's series, original manhwa, and its manhwaga.

Manhwa is the Korean name for comics and print cartoons in general. The phrase is mainly used to refer to South Korean comics outside of Korea. Manhwa is a popular kind of entertainment in South Korea, but it has also spread to other countries. These comics have made an impact outside of Korea, thanks to Webtoons, and have generated numerous movie and television show adaptations.

A manhwaga is the author or artist of a manhwa. They are tasked with writing a comic that follows a specific format. Because Korean is generally written and read horizontally, manhwa is read in the same way as English literature, horizontally and from left to right. It can also be written and read vertically, from top to bottom, from right to left.

Webtoons are also structured differently from manga in that they are designed to be scrolled through rather than read page by page. Manhwa, unlike manga, is frequently in color when posted on the internet but black and white when printed. Similarly, Netflix released the South Korean drama series, The Sound of Magic, on May 6. And many viewers of the show are wondering if the show is based on any manhwa. Well, let's find it out.

Which Manhwa Is Netflix’s The Sound of Magic Based On?

The Sound of Magic is based on Ha II-kwon's webtoon Annarasumanara. Yoon Ah-yi, a teen girl who has always wanted to be a magician, and Lee Eul, a magician who puts on magic shows for those who believe in magic, are the central characters of the story.

Yoon meets Lee Eul at an abandoned amusement park one day, and when she tells him about her ambition, he inspires her to pursue it. The encounter forever alters both of their lives.

The Sound of Magic is rich with symbolism and meanings that go beyond the surface. Butterflies, an amusement park, and even the magician himself are among these emblems. The manhwa is also said to use metaphors to convey many of its themes.

The author, for example, mentions a specific asphalt road where the characters are imprisoned. The majority of the characters' and symbols' features are utilized to illustrate the anguish and sorrow of growing up in a dysfunctional family.

Kim Seong Yoon, the mastermind behind the Itaewon class, is in charge of directing it. He, without a question, succeeds in capturing the actual core of this manhwa and honoring the magnificent story of The Sound of Magic. The drama's message is loud and obvious at the end of the day: it is a quest to discover the meaning of life.

The Sound of Magic is one of 2022's most anticipated dramas. It's now streaming on Netflix. As a result, fans all around the world have begun to speculate and are eager to discover what the drama has to offer. The posters alone persuaded us to board the train. As a result, we anticipate an emotional roller coaster ride throughout the journey.

The first season consists of six episodes with runtimes ranging from 62 to 77 minutes each. Don't be put off by the lengthy episode lengths. You'll find yourself rushing through the episodes since the show is so entertaining. Furthermore, those interested in reading the manhwa can also find a translation of the webtoon here.

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