The original Manhwa Island was initially serialized in Korea in 1997, with story writer Yoon In-wan and artist Yang Kyung-il producing. The Manhwa Island tells the story of Won Mi-Ho, the daughter of a large corporation’s owner, who moves to Jeju Island to teach. She soon comes across demons while a strange man named Ban hunts them down with a pointed sword.
The manhwa was republished in 2016 as a webtoon on Naver Webtoon, with Part 1 containing the original story and Part 2 containing the new story. In addition to the story of Ban and Won Mi-ho battling the demon, the webtoon includes a story about John‘s childhood.
Island Webtoon Characters vs Drama Casts
1. Ban played by Kim Nam-Gil
Ban, the main character in the webtoon, is shown fiercely pursuing demons with a sharp knife. In the drama The Fiery Priest (Yeolhyeolsaje), Kim Nam-Gil played the role of subduing criminals with violence. So it was expected that he would play the main character, Ban, well.
2. Won Mi-Ho played by Lee Da-hee
Won Mi-ho has a gorgeous look and a powerful attitude. She is well-known for making those who commit heinous crimes pay the price. Lee Da-hee was cast as Won Mi-ho, who made a strong impression in the drama Beauty Inside.
3. John played by Cha Eun-Woo
In the webtoon, John works as an exorcist. John, a Catholic priest who exorcises demons, is a guy who had a difficult childhood. Cha Eun-Woo, who has previously primarily played romantic roles in the past, is expected to change his acting style.
The drama Island is set to premiere on tvN in 2022.