After the explosive success of Squid Games, Netflix just dropped another show of the same league. Within days of release, Korean Thriller Hellbound managed to climb the stairs to the top league series. Not only has its success dissolved the bombarding viewership of Hellbound, but it has also shaken the anime world. This is because this dark fantasy series derives its story from an original webtoon of the same name. Regular manga readers are now looking up the original text to get a glimpse at the series. So, if you are also die-hard fans, then here is everything you need to know about the source material.
Hellbound is a South Korean dark fantasy series that launched on Netflix on November 19, 2021. The series draws a plot from the Korean webtoon of the same name. The catch here is that the writer of the webtoon is the man who directed the Netflix series. Yeon Sang-ho is the artist behind this series.
What Is Hellbound About?
Both the text and the series follow a similar storyline but with different pacing. The story begins in a human world where supernatural creatures are beginning to come to Earth. Suddenly, they start interfering with the daily lives of humans. From making prophecies to taking them to Hell, these creatures are creating chaos all around.
The plot focuses on the aims of multiple characters, including a detective who is investigating the appearances of these creatures. The sudden appearance leads to the formation of multiple conservative cults that begin to dictate the sins of the people. Organizations like New Truth and Arrowhead build up and create further unrest in the world. Everything comes to a collapse when an infant is hellbound, even without being dictated as one of the sinners.
All About The Webtoon?
As the original description of the series mentions, the Hellbound webtoon was originally created by Yeon Sang-Ho. The text was illustrated by artist Choi Gyuseok. The first chapter came out on August 25, 2019. Within two years, the text ended the course on September 21, 2021. The entire series has two volumes that divide a total of fifty-seven chapters.
Naver webtoon is the platform that has been publishing all the chapters of the webtoon. Moreover, the text is also available for a read on the official website of Webtoon. In contrast, fans from some regions may not be able to access the source material due to regional restrictions. In that case, fans will have to wait until that barrier is lifted.