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The 20 Best Father-Daughter Manhwa (Webtoons) You Must Read

Drew is a Fantasy-LitRPG author. A longtime anime, manga, manhua, and manhwa enthusiast. He fights boredom by reading across multiple genre.

The best father-daughter manhwa to binge read

The best father-daughter manhwa to binge read

Why Read Heartwarming Father-Daughter Manhwa and Webtoons?

Most father-daughter manhwa and webtoons are simple yet uplifting. A few great titles will even make you realize there’s still good in the world. There isn't any blood-pumping action or crazy and over-the-top art panels. But despite the simplicity of the stories, they'll keep you binge-reading chapter after chapter. Reading these pure and unadulterated interactions between a father and a daughter will soothe your soul.

Even though I like kick-ass manhwa action, there are times I just tire of it. So if you’re trying to exorcise yourself from shounen filth and tragedy tags, this niche has lots of good manhwa recommendations you will never regret reading.

My Top 20 Father-Daughter Manhwa (Webtoons) You Should Read

  1. I Became a Doting Father
  2. My Daughter, the Music Prodigy
  3. Who Made Me a Princess?
  4. My Daughter Is a Dragon
  5. The Peerless Dad (Father Unrivaled)
  6. Farmer of Spirits (Spirit Farmer)
  7. My Daughter Is the Final Boss
  8. My Superstar Uncle
  9. Daughter of the Archmage
  10. I Shall Master This Family
  11. I Belong to the House Castelo
  12. Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry
  13. Princess in the Rough
  14. The Beloved Little Princess
  15. Precious Daughter of the Greatest Martial Arts Villain
  16. Into the Light, Once Again
  17. The Wicked Little Princess
  18. The Male Lead’s Little Lion Daughter
  19. Becoming the Dark Hero’s Daughter
  20. Chronicles of the Martial God’s Return
I Became a Doting Father

I Became a Doting Father

1. I Became a Doting Father

Juwon Lee is a struggling orphan with grim prospects. Proof? He is broke, single, and lives by his lonesome self. Marriage? What’s that?

Soon enough, he’ll meet Yeondu—the four-year-old daughter of his deceased uncle. She's an innocent and abused little girl whose life trajectory is almost like his. Angered by the irresponsible adults who want to take her to the orphanage, he steps up and takes responsibility for the child.

My Rating: I rarely give a 10/10. I Became a Doting Father deserves it. It has beautiful yet simple art, an emotion-filled plot, and characters that’ll make your heart burst from pain, joy, and cuteness.

The father-daughter relationship between Yeondu and Juwon Lee is so pure, cute, and lovely. If you plan to read in this niche, this is a father-daughter manhwa you must start with.

My Daughter, the Music Prodigy

My Daughter, the Music Prodigy

2. My Daughter, the Music Prodigy

Cho Sunghyun is a workaholic nut-job. Even his wife’s death didn’t teach him a lesson. His reason for working so hard? To support his daughter. Still, life is short and fickle, and a car accident will take his daughter’s life. Worse, he’ll soon follow.

But destiny has other plans, and he wakes up 10 years in the past, just after his wife’s death. Now, he plans to change for good—not just for himself, but also for his daughter’s sake.

My Rating: I’ll rate My Daughter, the Music Prodigy 8/10. The art’s good and flows well. The plot is a simple redemption story of an absentee father and his daughter. If you’re into cuteness and drama, this manhwa delivers the right feels.

Who Made Me a Princess?

Who Made Me a Princess?

3. Who Made Me a Princess?

In the story Lovely Princess, Athanasia de Alger Obelia is a love-deprived and impulsive princess, and that is her downfall. She's framed and executed by her father. It's a stupid and hateful plot twist, if you ask the novel’s readers.

But what will happen when one of those readers finds herself transmigrated as Athanasia? Worse, as a baby!

My Rating: No questions asked, this manhwa is a solid 10/10. Who Made Me a Princess? is a masterpiece. Its top-tier art, stunning plotlines, and complex characters will make you love, cry, and hate.

The father-daughter relationship in this manhwa is deep, alternating between inner traumas and overcoming them.

My Daughter Is a Dragon

My Daughter Is a Dragon

4. My Daughter Is a Dragon

What would you do if a cute little girl knocked on your door and claimed she was your daughter? Well, better take a DNA test fast, Daddy. And in Jihoon’s case, the DNA test comes out positive, plus a cold call from his missing girlfriend proves the little girl is indeed his daughter.

Start with that plot, then add some extra flavor and make his girlfriend a dragoness. Alright, folks, we now have tons to expect from his daughter!

My Rating: I’ll give My Daughter Is a Dragon an 8/10. It’s funny, adorable, and wholesome. The art style also looks just right for a slice-of-life manhwa. It isn't gaudy, but it delivers the cuteness we all need from a father-daughter webtoon.

The Peerless Dad (Father Unrivaled)

The Peerless Dad (Father Unrivaled)

5. The Peerless Dad (Father Unrivaled)

Gajang Noh is a martial arts manhwa’s classic martial junkie—hardworking, strong, and tough. But his wife’s sudden death changes everything.

Left with nothing but memories and cute triplets, he gives up the dangerous life of a martial artist. His goal? To take care of his children and let them grow safe and healthy.

My Rating: I’ll rate The Peerless Dad 9/10. Aside from being one of the best father-daughter manhwa, this story is also among the best martial arts manhwa I have read. The plot and character progression are top-notch. And his triplets? Charming and adorable.

Farmer of Spirits (Spirit Farmer)

Farmer of Spirits (Spirit Farmer)

6. Farmer of Spirits (Spirit Farmer)

After 11 years of trying to awaken as a superhuman hunter, Geonwoo Lee returns home as a failure. Ashamed of his uselessness, he takes up his rake and starts farming.

But he encounters a cute sprout who will change his fate. I mean, who would have thought the sprout would turn out to be an adorable farming spirit?

My Rating: Farmer of Spirits is a refreshing and cute manhwa. This slice-of-life manhwa focuses on farming and the interactions between an adorable farming spirit and her contractor. The plot and the art are simple but do their job well. It's a 7/10 for me.

My Daughter Is the Final Boss

My Daughter Is the Final Boss

7. My Daughter Is the Final Boss

Lee Seojun can only watch in regret and guilt as his daughter destroys the world. Despite trying to bring her back to sanity, he instead dies by her hands with a single thought filling his mind: He has never been a good dad.

Still, destiny will give him a chance to redeem himself. He wakes up and sees his five-year-old daughter, Lee Seola, standing before him. Now, he must raise his daughter right and avoid the misfortunes that made her the bearer of calamity.

My Rating: If you’re looking for a good dungeon plus family life manhwa, this goodie will hook your interest. It's a trusty 9/10.

The delivery of its trope is so well done that it stands out among its peers. Add breathtaking art plus relatable characters, and I just have to label it as a must-read father-daughter manhwa.

My Superstar Uncle

My Superstar Uncle

8. My Superstar Uncle

Woo-Jin’s dream is damn big: to become an all-rounder superstar. Unfortunately, his looks and his bad circumstances aren't going to let that happen. After all, he has to take care of his mother and his orphaned niece.

So when receives an old-school text message and link promising him the future of his dreams, he laughs and grabs onto the chance. Then a shooting falls from the sky and strikes his face. Boom! He now has a versatile superstar system that’ll make his dreams a reality.

My Rating: My Superstar Uncle is a rare showbiz manhwa with a father-daughter subplot. Its characters are likable, and the story flows like a showbiz slice of life. The art isn’t boring or overkill and gives off just the right amount of feels. It's an 8/10.

Daughter of the Archmage

Daughter of the Archmage

9. Daughter of the Archmage

Maybel Cyclamen is the House of Cyclamen’s embarrassment. Because of her lackluster magical talent, she has been scorned and abused. Worse, she's taken this abuse from people who claim to be her parents and family.

But a family argument will break out a hidden truth: She isn’t part of the family. Instead, she is the daughter of an archmage dwelling in the northern residence—a man filled with dark and dangerous secrets.

My Rating: Let me start with praise. Daughter of the Archmage's art style is intricate and smooth. The bad? Despite the good art, the plot and pacing just didn’t deliver. It’s hard to empathize with the characters. Still, I feel it could have been better. It's a 7/10.

I Shall Master This Family

I Shall Master This Family

10. I Shall Master This Family

Firentia Lombardi is a business genius. Unfortunately, her Lombardi father died early. Worse, her dead peasant mother doesn’t sit well with her useless yet elitist uncle and cousins. So, despite her talents, she gets sidelined. And upon the death of her grandfather, she can only watch as her uncle and cousins ruin the once-great Lombardi clan with their incompetent hands.

But a strange twist of fate will bring her back to the past. And with her business skills, she’ll slowly conquer the great merchant clan. The plan? Become Lombardi’s first matriarch.

My Rating: I don’t know why, but this niche has lots of great works. I Shall Master This Family is another binge-worthy father-daughter masterpiece. The characters aren’t boring cut-outs but have engaging depth. Add a hooky plot and a gorgeous art style, and you’ll get a 10/10.

I Belong to the House Castielo

I Belong to the House Castielo

11. I Belong to the House Castielo

At 11 years old, Estelle will find herself sold by her mother. Who buys her? The infamous Duke of Castielo. Apparently, the mysterious man claims to be her father. The proof is in her rare pink eyes—an eye color that only the daughters of Castielo can have.

But stranger things are bound to happen. She’ll soon find herself amid intrigues, schemes, and myths. After all, Castielo's magical lineage is sought by many.

My Rating: I’ll give I Belong to the House Castielo a 7/10. This father-daughter webtoon has an engaging initial plot arc but soon falters in the mid-slog.

The art style looks great, as expected of a shoujo manhwa. The characters are interesting, but excessive use of tropes dilutes them into worn-out templates.

Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry

Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry

12. Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry

Jubelian is an obnoxious and self-centered villainess hated by everyone. Perhaps that's the reason her lover and even her father leave her to die a lonely death.

But a stroke of fate will give her another chance to relive her past—an opportunity to redeem herself, reconnect with her estranged father, and throw away her dumb fiancé.

My Rating: If you’re up for a good manhwa drama, then Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry is the top father-daughter manhwa you shouldn’t miss. It deserves a 9/10. Jubelian and Regis are one of the best father-daughter duos out there. The art is also damn gorgeous, adding extra flavor to the well-paced storytelling. It's a must-read for drama lovers.

Princess in the Rough

Princess in the Rough

13. Princess in the Rough

Golden blonde hair and a pair of mysterious gem-like eyes: These are tell-tale signs of the Empire's Grandel royal family. Thus, when the empire’s subjects suddenly find Estrella, a young girl with those features, in an old abandoned palace, they immediately let the royals know about her. She soon finds herself taken in by the emperor’s family.

But how will a girl who grew up alone in the wild cope with her new family—the imperial family?

My Rating: I’ll score this father-daughter webtoon 8/10. There isn't any over-the-top drama, and there are no shocking schemes or evil bastards to slay. It's just the pure adventure of Estrella and her little pet dragon. The bad? The art lacks shading that could have given the plot an extra layer of depth. Lastly, the romance is damn bad.

The Beloved Little Princess

The Beloved Little Princess

14. The Beloved Little Princess

The birth of Princess Enisha is Hyperion Empire’s future hope. After all, she’s the only one capable of leashing her war-mongering father and preventing her psychotic brothers from going on a killing spree.

Wait, there’s more! She also has to worry about assassins, pesky memories, and hot guys. Life has never been easy for our beloved little princess.

My Rating: The Beloved Little Princess's bright side is its amusing humor, which hyped up my expectations. It's a must-read 8/10 father-daughter manhwa.

The first arc is so damn fun to read. The art is up there on the ladder, but it's not trendy enough to build a huge following. It also suffers from the mid-slog and lost me because of its tired tropes.

Precious Daughter of the Greatest Martial Arts Villain

Precious Daughter of the Greatest Martial Arts Villain

15. Precious Daughter of the Greatest Martial Arts Villain

Lihwa is just another clichéd transmigrated daughter. But what makes her special is her newfound father—Cheon Ma—the ruthless Demon King of the Demonic Sect.

Now, what can we expect when a bloodthirsty father meets his cute daughter? Fluff. Now let’s add a bunch of doting martial grandpas in the mix. Fluff times two.

My Rating: I’ll be honest: The art and murim element look great. Still, this father-daughter manhwa lacks a sweet punch because of the main character's titanium-plated plot armor. So it's a 7/10.

Everything is handed to our MC with a golden spoon. And all the bad things that happen just fix themselves with little to no effort from our main character (if we don’t count acting cute). Lastly, she lacks agency.

Into the Light, Once Again

Into the Light, Once Again

16. Into the Light, Once Again

Framed by her younger sister, Princess Alisa finds herself sentenced to a gruesome execution by her own family—a wicked imperial household full of dunces and war freaks.

But a twist of fate will give her a second chance, and she’ll reincarnate as the princess of a rival kingdom. But unlike her previous cold and aloof family, she’ll find an unexpectedly warm family.

My Rating: I’ll give Into the Light, Once Again an 8/10. If you’re looking for gorgeous art and a heartwarming plot, then this father-daughter webtoon is for you. Still, the characters seem generic and lack the depth to resonate deeply with the reader.

The Wicked Little Princess

The Wicked Little Princess

17. The Wicked Little Princess

The infamous Witch of Fire’s love is deep, passionate, and selfless. It's so pure that she's willing to work as a tool, only to be betrayed and killed by the king she loved. Her ending is a sad and senseless death.

So when she suddenly finds herself reincarnated into the body of a baby princess, she swears vengeance against her betrayer. But for now, she has to deal with the schemes of a bunch of children and man-children.

My Rating: The Wicked Little Princess has nice plot pacing and good art. It's an amusing father-daughter manhwa with a feisty little girl. I’ll rate this 8/10.

Unfortunately, aside from the female lead, the other characters lack the depth and clout to push the story forward. The latter is troubled by genericness, predictability, and Mary Sueishness.

The Male Lead’s Little Lion Daughter

The Male Lead’s Little Lion Daughter

18. The Male Lead’s Little Lion Daughter

A cold yet doting father? Check. A badass and incredibly adorkable daughter? Double check.

Duke Voreoti is the empire’s most dangerous man. He's a handsome bachelor whose gaze alone can kill and steal hearts. So when he suddenly brings home a daughter that looks just like him, things get dicey fast throughout the empire.

To make things even worse, the young Voreoti is cute, feisty, and damn adorable. And, well, it seems that this little girl also has the Duke’s infamous temper.

My Rating: From the art to the plot, this deserves my 10/10. Honestly, my sugar level is still high because of this manhwa’s sweet moments. The interactions between Ferio and Leonia are nothing but hilarious perfection. And if there’s a father-daughter manhwa recommendation I must give, this masterpiece tops the charts.

Becoming the Dark Hero’s Daughter

Becoming the Dark Hero’s Daughter

19. Becoming the Dark Hero’s Daughter

Duke Kallen de Lewelton isn’t your run-of-the-mill noble. He is rich and influential. But in the shadows, he is the empire’s executioner. He's a decisive and ruthless individual who hunts criminals throughout the land.

And our little street orphan Lae will soon discover this in a fateful encounter with the Duke. So what will Lae do when she suddenly gets offered to be the killer Duke’s adopted daughter?

My Rating: I’ll give Becoming the Dark Hero's Daughter a 7/10. This manhwa is a mixture of detective mystery trope and slice-of-life. Though it's a nice wish-fulfillment read in general, the plot and the flow suffer from boring execution. The characters lack life and act like 2D cardboard characters.

Chronicles of the Martial God’s Return

Chronicles of the Martial God’s Return

20. Chronicles of the Martial God’s Return

Despite his title, the Ultimate Divine Demon Dan Woohyun isn’t a joke. And wherever he goes, blood spills like an open river. His martial arts have already reached inhuman levels. He's a cold killing machine.

And because of that, he ends up sealed in ice for a thousand years. But when he awakens, the simple kindness of an orphaned little girl will give this killing star the warmth he never thought he could feel.

My Rating: Chronicles of the Martial God’s Return isn’t your typical father-daughter manhwa. After all, it’s a story about a kind and adorable little girl taming the world’s strongest martial arts master. It has good art and nice humor that’ll keep you flipping pages. I’ll rate this manhwa 9/10.

Final Thoughts

And that wraps up our list. The father-daughter webtoon genre is still gaining momentum, so we’ll surely see more stories in the coming years. After all, the manhwa and webtoon industry has yet to hit its peak.

Anyway, I’ll continue updating this list with new gems I might find. For now, let’s take a seat and binge through all this fluffy stuff.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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