It was officially revealed during Netflix’s live-stream “TUDUM” that Park Tae-joon’s Korean webtoon Lookism is getting a Korean anime adaptation by Studio Mir.
The anime will hit the Netflix platform in Nov 4, 2022.
To commemorate this, a teaser trailer was also streamed on the Netflix’s YouTube channel on Sep 25, 2022.
Kpop group ATEEZ will be performing the theme song for Lookism anime, which is previewed in the teaser trailer.
Cast involved in Lookism anime adaptation include:
- Shim Kyu-hyuck
- Han Shin
- Ryu Seung-gone
- Jeong Jae-heon
- Nam Doh-hyeong
- Hwang Chang-yung
- Sa Moon-young
Lookism is a South Korean webtoon written and illustrated by Park Tae-joon. It is currently being serialized on LINE Manga and Naver WEBTOON. It began serialization in 2014 and has 8.7 billion views globally.
According to Netflix, “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”.
Netflix described the plot of Lookism as:
In a society that favors good looks, a high school outcast leads a double life switching between his two bodies that are polar opposites in appearance.