Surviving Romance (살아남은 로맨스) is a Horror Webtoon Original created by Lee Yone; it updates every Thursday. The original Korean Webtoon premiered on Naver.
When Chaerin Eun becomes the protagonist of the romance novel she is reading, she expects a fairytale ending with the novel’s love interest, Jeha. But when a bizarre twist makes her realize the story is not playing out as it does in the book, she’ll need the help of an unlikely character from her class to defy the new storyline and find her happy ending -- if only she can figure out who this ‘Unknown Extra’ is first!
The main character. She has taken the place of the female lead in her favorite romance novel, Chaerin Eun. She quickly realizes she is trapped in a Groundhog Day scenario where she is stuck in an emerging zombie apocalypse and restarts the day every time she dies. She is initially unable to make out any characters other than Jeha. Since she had the worst reputation in the class, she struggles to convince the other characters about the zombie apocalypse.
The male love interest of the original novel. He is the only person Chaerin can see at first, with all other characters appearing as indistinct shadows.
She is student no. 15 and the first person other than Jeha that Chaerin becomes able to see. She is a "rumor amplifier," who can make any gossip seem realistic and spread it around. In the original novel, she spread rumors about Chaerin and Jeha, but in Chaerin's new version of the story, she takes advantage of Se-eun's talents to convince the other class members about the zombie apocalypse.
Student no. 7. They are the student in the class who usually takes the bus to school, but Chaerin texts them to get a car ride instead .
Student no. 4. She is the most violent girl in the class and was the main bully of Chaerin in the original book.
Student no. 3. Another of Chaerin's bullies in the original book.
She is student no. 5. She has a MeTube account called Huihui TV. When she hears about the zombie apocalypse, she decides to leave the classroom to livestream the experience and get more subscribers. Chaerin is initially fine with leaving Mihui outside to fend for herself, but decides to help her after Se-eun mentions that Mihui was wearing a bracelet that morning, which Chaerin believes must make Mihui the Unknown Extra.
- Ep. 7 - A Miracle
- Ep. 8 - Hurry Up and Lock the Door