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Payback follows Lee Yoonhan, who’s lived a life of crime until karma got up with him and a family member died. After years of repentance, a chance arises when he meets a person from the entertainment industry.
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From “Speak Of The Devil”, and “Roses And Champagne”, to “Limited Run”, Here are the 12 best manhwa/manga-like payback.
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Han Nok Young, a snobbish A-list actor, learns the hard way that what goes around comes around.
After a steamy video of him and Kang Junil, LK Entertainment’s CEO, leaks online, Nokyoung’s career goes up in flames, and he becomes the victim of an acid attack.
Desperate to change his fate, Nokyoung is sent back three years in time.
With a second chance at life, he vows to turn over a new leaf and avoid the men who ruined him.
But destiny has other plans, and he can’t resist the pull of Junil’s dangerous charms.
11. Speak Of The Devil
Lee Nan used to be a notorious womanizer, but he’s put those days behind him and now he’s just focused on building a successful career.
However, when he meets his incredibly attractive boss Jeong Yiyeon, he can’t help but feel a pull towards him.
Nan knows better than to act on his feelings for a superior, so he settles for short-term flings.
But when the two of them unexpectedly cross paths at a gay bar, they’re unable to resist the intense attraction between them.
As their passion deepens, Nan begins to wonder if there could be more to their relationship than just a workplace affair.
10. A Painter Behind The Curtain
Ian had a passion for painting that was once fueled by his innate talent.
But now, he is forced to create art for the greedy and cruel Bardi family, leaving his passion and talent to wither away in obscurity.
Ian’s artistic genius remains a secret until the wealthy merchant, Raymond, commissions a portrait and discovers Ian’s true talent.
9. Steel Under Silk
Yeonjo’s life was once filled with privilege and comfort, but that was all taken away when his family was destroyed and he was sold into slavery.
Now, with nothing left to lose, he’s fueled by one thing: revenge.
When he discovers that the man responsible for his family’s downfall is the new governor of his region, Yeonjo sees an opportunity to make him pay.
But getting close to Kwon Hee Ryang won’t be easy, and Yeonjo will have to use every trick up his sleeve to deceive the man who ruined his life.
As he walks the dangerous path of vengeance, Yeonjo knows that one misstep could be his downfall.
8. Cold-Blooded Beast
Just when Chae Heon thought lost everything, fate threw me a curveball.
The boss I had mourned for, comes back to life. But he’s not the same man anymore.
His memory is a blur, his eyes hold a different kind of intensity, and his body temperature is off the charts.
He’s a beast in human form, and I can’t resist the temptation to get closer.
The story of two men sharing a breathtaking cohabitation has just begun.
7. Kiss Me Liar
Being a secretary can be tough, but it’s even tougher when you’re hopelessly in love with your boss.
And when that boss is an Alpha who’s stuck in his old-school ways and refuses to hire a male Omega, it seems like Yeon Woo’s feelings are doomed to go unrequited.
But just when he thinks he’s hit a dead end, Yeon Woo discovers that his boss has been secretly looking out for him all along.
After a heat cycle, Yeon Woo finds himself not only resisting his boss’s advances but also feeling his body heat up with desire.
6. Monochrome Runner
After a tragic car accident, Hajin finds himself in the body of Sihyeon, a notorious idol who’s in deep trouble.
Sihyeon is a man with many secrets: he’s involved with sponsors, about to ditch his band, and is despised by the public.
As Hajin struggles to come to terms with his new reality, he discovers the harsh truth about Sihyeon’s life and the desperate measures he took to survive in the cutthroat industry.
Driven by rage and a desire for justice, Hajin decides to take matters into his own hands and seek revenge on Sihyeon’s behalf.
But as he digs deeper, he realizes that the truth is even more complicated than he thought and that his actions could have unintended consequences.
5. Roses And Champagne
As a struggling lawyer in Russia, Lee Won never imagined he would find himself caught up in a web of corruption and organized crime.
But when he meets City Councilor Zdanov and the enigmatic mafia boss Caesar, he realizes that there’s much more at play than meets the eye.
As he delves deeper into the shady dealings of those in power, Lee Won finds himself risking everything he’s worked for to uncover the truth.
But with the dangerous Caesar watching his every move, he must tread carefully or risk becoming another victim of the corrupt system.
4. BJ Alex
Every night, Dong Gyun indulges in a secret pleasure: watching a live cam boy show hosted by the charismatic Alex.
But when a night of heavy drinking leads him to wake up in bed next to a shirtless hunk who bears a striking resemblance to Alex, Dong-gyun’s world is turned upside down.
As he grapples with his conflicting feelings, Dong Gyun begins to explore a side of himself he never knew existed.
3. Under The Greenlight
Matthew, a talented sculpture student, is captivated by the stunningly beautiful Jin, who also happens to be a violent and powerful criminal.
Despite Jin’s dark and dangerous reputation, Matthew can’t help but be drawn to his breathtaking allure.
However, the price of his obsession may be more than he bargained for.
As Matthew becomes increasingly entangled in Jin’s world, he realizes that the price of his art may come at a steep cost – either with his own body or with something much more valuable.
2. Limited Run
Yeon-oh is an up-and-coming actor struggling to make ends meet while dealing with his father’s gambling addiction.
With no promising roles in sight and debt collectors breathing down his neck, Yeon-oh is forced to make a difficult decision.
Enter a mysterious and dangerous man with a proposition that could change Yeon-oh’s life forever.
Will he take the risk and potentially reap the rewards, or will he fall deeper into a dangerous world of debt and violence?
Shin’s struggling to keep his head above water in the rough and tumble world of a rogue mechanic.
He’s used to scraping by with little to show for it until Jake drives up in a fancy car with engine trouble.
Shin sees dollar signs and fixes the car, but when Jake offers him his number, he has no idea what he’s in for.
With a little bit of charm and a lot of persistence, Jake slowly works his way into Shin’s life.
But as the lines between business and pleasure start to blur, Shin realizes too late that he’s let a predator into his life.