The Lookism anime release date is now December 8, 2022.
On November 22, 2022, Netflix Anime’s official Twitter account revealed that the upcoming Lookism anime’s premiere date has been changed.
The key visual has also been updated to reflect the new premiere date and can be seen here:
Lookism is a Netflix exclusive and was previously scheduled to premiere on November 4, 2022, but the premiere was pushed back. Although no “real reason” was given for the delay, it’s interesting to note that it came days after the Halloween stampede incident in Seoul’s Itaewon district that claimed many lives. The Lookism anime is inspired by the South Korean webtoon of the same name by Park Tae-joon.
Studio MIR, known for animating DOTA: Dragon’s Blood and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will handle the animation for Lookism.
Who are the newly announced cast members?
Lookism Japanese dub cast includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito in Sword Art Online, Bell in Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Inosuke in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) – Daniel Park (English ver)/Park Hyung Suk (Korean ver)/Keisuke Hasegawa (Japanese ver)
- Wataru Urata – Zack Lee/Lee Jin Sung/Ryuusei Kitahara
- Saori Hayami (Yor in Spy X Family, Shinobu in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) – Zoe Park/Park Ha Neul/Kagawa Mirei
- Tsuguo Mogami – Duke Pyeon/Pyeon Duk Hwa/Hinto Kon
- Daisuke Ono – Vin Jin/Jin Ho Bin/Takahito Saitama
- Natsu Yorita – Mira Kim/Kim Mi Jin/Mizuki Sakane
- Reina Aoyama – Crystal Choi/Choi Soo Jung/Akari Nerima
- Shunsuke Takeuchi – Vasco/Lee Eun Tae/Basco
Lookism isn’t the only webtoon getting an anime adaptation. Keep an eye out for Solo Leveling!
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 a “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.
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