True Beauty anime by Korean Studio N and Cocktail Media is officially in the works, as announced with a visual at Anime NYC. Crunchyroll licensed the series, which will premiere in 2024. You can check out the True Beauty visual below:
The anime is based on Yaongyi’s Yeosin-gangnim (True Beauty) webtoon. Young Com serialized the manhwa series from April 2018 until June 2023. Naver serialized the series in English. The manhwa also had a TV series live-action adaptation from 2020 to 2021, in South Korea, which had a total of 16 episodes.
Crunchyroll describes the plot of True Beauty as:
Jugyeong, who transformed herself with makeup, transfers to Saebom High School to leave her past of being bullied behind. The school is known for producing idols, actors, and influencers, thanks to its unique tradition of anonymous voting for the school’s True Beauty goddess. The chosen student gets scouted by entertainment agencies.
Jugyeong quickly becomes the center of attention, gaining the title of the next goddess candidate and mingling with Sujin, the former two-time goddess. However, Sujin’s friendly facade hides a malicious intent. She aims to bring Jugyeong down using cunning tactics and traps.
Determined not to be a victim again, Jugyeong confronts Sujin, vowing to become the next goddess. She engages in a fierce voting war while concealing her makeup-free face. However, things take unexpected turns when Suho Lee, the school’s heartthrob, accidentally sees her bare face, and Jugyeong crosses paths with the enigmatic SeoJun Han, who is determined to unveil her true identity.
As Jugyeong’s life becomes more entangled with these two, a thrilling tale of beauty, intrigue, and self-discovery unfolds. Will Jugyeong conquer it all or succumb to the pressures of the beauty-obsessed world around her?