Great news for Lookism fans! The anime will now premiere on Netflix in December 8, 2022 after the delay! We won’t have to wait for too long.
Originally, Lookism was slated to premiere last November 4, 2022 on Netflix. However, Netflix announced last November 1, 2022 that it will be delayed. This is because of the stampede incident that have happened in Itaewon, a Seoul district in South Korea which resulted in over a hundred casualties. A period of national mourning was declared by President Yoon Suk-yeol in light of the tragedy, which occurred from October 31 to November 5, 2022. Various entertainment and media companies have cancelled their activities for the mourning period.
Park Hyung-suk has suffered from severe bullying in his life because of his overweight body and short stature. Particularly, his biggest bully was Lee Tae-sung. In order to escape from his bully, Park Hyung-suk aimed to transfer schools.
Something unexpected happened to Hyung-suk prior to his school transfer though. He woke up with a different and perfect body. He now has a handsome and flawless face; as well as a muscular body. What is even more bizarre is that his original chubby form is still present. He switches to that body once he falls asleep in his perfect body, and vice versa.
He wanted to find out about this strange circumstance. At the same time, he experiences what it feels like to be viewed as handsome or ugly by everyone.
Watch the updated official trailer here:
The trailer included the anime’s theme song, “Like That”, which was sung by popular K-Pop group, ATEEZ.
Lookism Manhwa Background
Lookism is a manhwa (South Korean counterpart of a Japanese manga) authored by Park Tae-jun. It started serialization on the Naver Webtoon website on November 2014. It it currently publishing weekly chapters, and has 418 pages. The manhwa is also available in paperback format.
LINE Webtoon started publishing the manhwa in English on their official website.