Japanese animes have wildly ruled the fandom. So, it’s not often that a Korean webcomic gets an anime adaptation. The coming Lookism Anime falls in this short list of Korean animes that have made their debut. Netflix is the key pioneer in this endeavor. With the release date almost knocking at the door, the platform has more details on the Lookism Anime announcement. Here is all you need to know!
Lookism Anime is based on the South Korean webcomic of the same name. Park Tae-Joon is the author and illustrator. The webcomic comes with its weekly chapters on the Naver platform. So far, there are over 400+ chapters on the internet. Thus, there is enough source material for Lookism Anime.
Lookism Anime: Official Announcement
In 2019, a Chinese firm produced a 38-episode TV series based on the Lookism manhwa. Though, it didn’t perfectly follow the source material. But, on September 25, 2022, at the Tudum event, Netflix revealed its plan for an anime remake. Studio Mir will animate the show. And popular K-pop band Ateez will perform the anime’s opening theme, Like That.
Netflix has the sole streaming rights. It will stream Lookism Anime globally, which also includes South Korea. Earlier, it also revealed the release date. The anime was supposed to debut on November 4, 2022. However, in light of the Halloween tragedy of October 2022, Netflix pushed the airing date.
What Is The Anime About?
The anime is about Park Hyung Seok, who is bullied at school for his looks. He is fat and plummy. Thus, Park is constantly under body shaming attacks. Hoping to escape this, he moves to Seoul. There he attends a new school. However, everything changed one morning. Park wakes up in a new body. He looks into the mirror and sees a tall slim figure. He is now muscular and has the conventional beauty standards. But his old body didn’t disappear. He can switch between the two. When he wakes up in one body, the other is in sleep mode.
Park spends the daytime in his new body while he switches to his old one during the nighttime. At school, he notices how people treat him differently now. He finds out the reality behind looks. Thus, the anime sends a message to the new generation. In South Korea, looks play an important role if one wants to be big. In a society where beauty standards play a key role in success, people tend to discriminate against others. The author seeks to highlight this stressful culture of Korea.
Lookism Anime: Release Date
Lookism Anime is set to come out on December 8, 2022. It will air on Netflix globally. Last time there was a lot of uncertainty. However, currently, there is no change in release date. Meanwhile, fans can catch up on all the manhwa chapters on Naver, Webtoon, and Kakaopage. Though, till the anime releases, fans should wait to avoid spoilers. For more updates, keep checking back on this paged. The Anime Daily team will keep fans updated. Stay Tuned!