The popular webtoon Lookism by Park Tae-joon is officially getting an anime adaptation by studio MIR. The studio previously animated DOTA: Dragon’s Blood and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, and the new anime will arrive to Netflix on November 4. Watch the trailer:
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There is also a teaser visual for the anime adaptation, featuring the characters:
WEBTOON publishes the Lookism series in English, and it currently has a total of 406 released chapters, with the latest chapter being released on September 25. They describe the story as:
Daniel is an unattractive loner who wakes up in a different body. Now tall, handsome, and cooler than ever in his new form, Daniel aims to achieve everything he couldn’t before. How far will he go to keep his body… and his secrets?
Netflix describes the anime:
Currently serialized on LINE Manga and Naver WEBTOON, “Lookism” follows the protagonist as he works hard to live life against the backdrop of various social issues. It began serialization in 2014 and has 8.7 billion views globally. Just like the original webtoon, the story of the animated series “Lookism” also deals with the subtle lookism and materialism present in the lives of people living in modern society. Unique character designers have breathed life into the main characters of the original manga, giving them vivid voices, dynamic direction and gorgeous effects. Through fascinating episodes with a slightly different feel compared to the original manga, this series will deliver excitement and new discoveries. Enjoy the story of Park Hyeong-seok as he overcomes diverse encounters and conflicts and grows to fulfill his dreams.
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Source: Netflix TUDUM 2022
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