The upcoming South Korean anime, Lookism, released a new trailer for its November 4 premiere on Netflix! It featured a song from a popular K-Pop group as well, ATEEZ. ATEEZ will be contributing to the anime’s official soundtrack (OST). A new key visual is also revealed. Studio MIR will serve as the animation production studio, known for producing Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Harley Quinn, and many others.
Park Hyung-suk has always been perceived as ugly by his classmates, because he is short and overweight. Hence, he experiences severe bullying and discrimination when he is in school. In particular, Lee Tae-sung is his biggest bully. This is why he has to transfer to a new school, Jae Won High School in Seoul. It is said to have a liberal school system with carefree students.
Days before his transfer, he woke up and discovered something shocking. He now has a different body! He has a handsome face and perfectly toned body. He also found out that his original chubby body is still there, and he switches to that body once he falls asleep. He returns to the perfect body again if he sleeps in his chubby form.
In this way, he is able to experience different treatments in his bodies. He is respected in his handsome appearance, while he is bullied in his ‘ugly’ appearance.
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Watch the latest trailer here:
The trailer showed Park Hyung-suk waking up in with a handsome body and face. His daily struggle is being ridiculed in school because of his unattractive appearance. He found out that he switches from the perfect body to his original chubby body when he sleeps and vice versa.
With his perfect appearance, everyone loves him. He is also envied by a lot of guys as well. He is also very physically fit, being able to stand up to guys who wanted to beat him up. When he returns to his original appearance, the opposite treatment happens. He also defends those who are getting bullied by their appearances in school.
Check the new visual below:
Lookism Manhwa Background
Park Tae-jun is the author and illustrator of Lookism manhwa (the South Korean counterpart of a Japanese manga). It started serialization on Naver Webtoon website on November 2014. As of October 2022, it has published 414 pages. Daewon & Book published the manhwa in a paperback format in 2017. The manhwa is also available in English licensed by LINE Webtoon and started publishing the chapters in June 2017.