Lookism anime release date in November 2022 – Netflix trailer for webtoon adaptation features music by ATEEZ

Key visual for the upcoming anime Lookism.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Lookism. Pic credit: @NetflixAnime/Twitter

On September 25, 2022, NetflixAnime’s Twitter account announced that Park Tae-joon’s webtoon will be getting a Korean-Japanese anime adaptation set to premiere on November 4, 2022 exclusively on Netflix!

Studio MIR, known for animating DOTA: Dragon’s Blood and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will handle the animation for Lookism.

Lookism isn’t the only webtoon getting an anime adaptation. Keep an eye out for Solo Leveling!

RELATED: Solo Leveling release date in 2023 confirmed by Crunchyroll.

A trailer for the upcoming anime TV series has also been released and can be watched on Netflix Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

Trailer for the upcoming anime Lookism.

The trailer features an opening theme song performed by South Korean boy band ATEEZ. And allegedly the anime will feature more of their music.

ATEEZ are Global Performance Idols

ATEEZ was formed by KQ Entertainment and consists of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. On October 24, 2018, ATEEZ debuted with the EP (extended play) “Treasure EP. 1: All to Zero.

At the 2019 and 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards, ATEEZ were named Worldwide Fans’ Choice. ATEEZ won the Bonsang (main award) at the 4th The Fact Music Awards, the 30th and the 31st Seoul Music Awards.

ATEEZ have released nine Eps, one studio album in Korean, and two EP and two studio albums in Japanese. Their record Zero: Fever Part. 1 became the group’s first to be certified platinum in the country of Korea. ATEEZ have sold over four million albums worldwide and have been dubbed “Global Performance Idols” and “4th Generation Leaders”.

What is the plot of Lookism?

The story centers on a high-school boy named Park Hyung Seok, who is bullied and looked down upon by his fellow students due to having a nerdy appearance. Park Hyung Seok is bullied almost daily by a delinquent and finally snaps one day to yell at his mother and demand that he is able to transfer schools.

In an attempt to run away from his problems he moves to Seoul and plans to attend a new high school with a fresh slate. A few nights before he is to begin school, he experiences a supernatural phenomenon when his body is transformed into one that is taller, more muscular, and much more handsome than his previous body. But, strangely enough, he isn’t completely rid of his past self – when his original body is asleep he is able to use the new handsome body, and when his handsome body sleeps he returns to his former appearance.

Park Yung Seok decides to use the handsome body to live his life during the day as Daniel Park and uses the original one at night. Since he still lives life with one foot in both worlds he is able to see just how much the world discriminates against people they consider to be unattractive.

He continues to experience discrimination in his original body while experiencing kindness and special treatment while in his handsome body. With his new body, he’s suddenly able to become a social media influencer, a trainee for an entertainment company, and even a model! Daniel’s “dream life” becomes “harsh reality” every night when he returns to his original body – his true self. Will he be able to continue living like this forever? Or will he have to make a choice one day between living life as his original self or his handsome self?

Where can I read the Lookism webtoon?

In November 2014, author and illustrator Park Tae-joon first published Lookism on Naver WEBTOON, and continued with weekly updates. It’s garnered 599.9 million views and 2.6 million subscribers!

You can binge-read the entire webtoon starting with Episode one here.

Are you looking forward to the anime adaptation of Lookism? Are you looking forward to the anime adaptation of Solo Leveling? Do you think more webtoons should get anime adaptations? Let us know in the comment section below!

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