Awesome Chinese Webcomics
This is a curated list of Chinese webcomics for language learners.
- Pepper & Carrot [ simplified, english ] - fantasy, comedy, slice-of-life
- 我的panda男友 [ simplified ] - romance, comedy, slice-of-life
- 死格：死亡的声音 [ traditional ] - four-panel, horror
- 我的傻大个男友 [ simplified, english ] - comedy, romance, slice-of-life
- 柔美的細胞小將 [ traditional, english ] - slice-of-life, comedy
- 魔女 [ simplified ] - supernatural, mystery, thriller
- 照明商店 [ simplified ] - horror, mystery, thriller
- 二四八月常晴偶雨 [ simplified ] - gender confusion, romance
- 亲爱的L [ simplified ] - lesbian, romance
- 高手 [ simplified ] - wuxia, comedy
- 奇人錄 [ traditional ] - fantasy, historical
- 深淵的天空 [ traditional, english ] - sci-fi, horror, thriller
- 课堂中的她 [ simplified, traditional, english ] - romance
- 与鬼魂同居 [ simplified, traditional, english ] - supernatural, romance
- 非人哉 [ simplified ] - fantasy, four-panel, comedy
- MOONYOU-独行月球 [ simplified, traditional, english ] - sci-fi, comedy
- 谷围南亭 [ simplified ] - fantasy, action
- W [ traditional ] - fantasy, action
- 天下第几 [ simplified ] - action, romance
- 山海戮 [ simplified ] - fantasy, wuxia, action
- 拾遗录 [ simplified ] - historical
- 步天歌 [ simplified ] - fantasy, historical
Criteria for consideration
Comics on this list should have all of these qualities:
- Speech bubbles contain big, easily decipherable text
- A good number of chapters can be viewed for free
- Available from an official source and are thus not susceptible to copyright takedown notice
- Easy and convenient to read on a smartphone
A small number of comics that don't meet some of the above criteria are nevertheless added because they are available in both Chinese and English.
Some things will disqualify a comic from being considered for this list:
- Poor image quality
- Speech bubbles are consistently illegible, e.g. text is very small or font is highly stylized
- Most chapters are behind a paywall. If it’s possible to read chapters at a slower pace for free, that’s acceptable (e.g. reading tokens that replenish after 24 hours).
We assign a difficulty of beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert to each comic on the list. Here is how we define these ratings:
Beginner - Almost no text except in the chapter title
Intermediate - Fairly short chapters, minimal text. Some comics that would otherwise be advanced are downgraded to intermediate because an official English translation exists.
Advanced - The standard difficulty rating
Expert - Text contains a lot of technical jargon or classical Chinese
This page is generated from a public spreadsheet.