Netflix’s Lookism anime trailer 2, key visual, and main Japanese dub cast released

Lookism trailer screenshot, featuring Daniel being fawned over by girls.
Lookism trailer screenshot, featuring Daniel being fawned over by girls. Pic credit: Netflix

The Lookism anime release date on Netflix is on November 4, 2022.

On October 25, 2022, NetflixAnime’s Twitter account released a second trailer for the upcoming Korean-Japanese anime adaptation of Park Tae-joon’s Lookism webtoon.

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

You can watch the new trailer Netflix’s official YouTube channel here:

The second trailer for the upcoming anime Lookism.

A new key visual was also released and can be seen here:

Lookism key visual, featuring Daniel and the friends he's managed to make because of his new form.
Lookism key visual, featuring Daniel and the friends he’s managed to make because of his new form. Pic credit: @NetflixAnime/Twitter

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!

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

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.

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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