Lookism anime premiere date has been postponed!
In 2014, the Line webtoon website and the app were launched, allowing readers to browse unlimited web comics and novels from all genres. Fast-forward six years, the Webtoon became the largest extensive library, with more than 5 million readers a week and 35 million readers a month.
Amidst the many offerings from the house of Webtoon is the platter called manhwa, i.e., South Korean comics and print cartoons whose popularity has grown massively in recent years.
With the advent of Line Webtoon and the increasing fandom of manhwas, anime adaptions have become more frequent, with series like Tower of God and Solo leveling featuring in the list of high anticipations.
Many popular production studios have begun investing in manhwa anime adaptions which have also seen big streaming sites like Netflix come into the fray.
Speaking of Netflix and manhwa adaptions, writer and illustrator Park Tae-Joon s’ Manhwa drama series Lookism is the latest in line to hit the big screens.
Lookism is a term used to refer to the positive stereotypes, prejudice, and preferential treatment given to physically attractive people or, more generally, to people whose appearance matches cultural preference.
Lookism follows the story of high schooler Park Hyung Seok(Daniel Park), who is unpopular and looked down upon due to his obese appearance and harassed every day by fellow schoolmates.
He constantly argues with his mother and, as a result, gets transferred to a new school in Seoul. Before his new beginning, Park wakes up to a new muscular, tall, and handsome body which changes his perception of others.
His body is switchable by waking up the sleeping, as when the body sleeps, the other is in use. He transforms into the handsome Daniel during the daytime and his original body during the night.
Lookism follows the dual life of Daniel Park, wherein he realizes the discrimination faced by his obesity and the special treatment due to his good looks.
Lookism anime series is one of the most anticipated manhwa adaptions, which was scheduled to release in November 2022.
But a change in the release schedule has postponed the premiere date for the Lookism anime.
So why is the series delayed, and what is the new release date for Lookism season 1? Keep scrolling to find out the reason behind the Lookism anime release date delay and the new updated premiere date.
On 25th September 2022, during the Netflix Tudum event, the Lookism anime series adaption was announced, and Studio Mir was confirmed as the production studio.
On 26th October 2022, Netflix Anime’s official Twitter account released the Lookism Anime trailer and confirmed the Lookism Anime season 1 release date as 4th November 2022.Additionally, the Netflix Anime official Twitter account also revealed a key visual for Lookism Anime Series.
However, the horrific events in Seoul during Halloween, wherein 156 individuals lost their lives and 151 were hurt, caused the Lookism anime premier to be postponed to 8th December 2022.
This was the biggest accident in the nation’s history during peacetime. The accident happened during a crowd rush on Halloween night in the South Korean capital during one of the year’s most crowded festivals.
The Itaewon neighborhood, famous for its active nightlife, was overcrowded with more than 100,000 people.
During the mourning period, shops closed, and TV programs were canceled during this time as a sign of respect. An investigation remains ongoing, with many blaming the lack of police presence at Itaewon.
|Lookism Anime Series Adaption Announced||25th September 2022|
|Lookism Anime Season 1 trailer||26th October 2022|
|Lookism Anime Season 1 UPDATED Release Date||8th December 2022|
The episode count is yet to be revealed by Netflix, but when it’s officially confirmed, we will update this section accordingly.
You can watch Lookism anime Season 1 trailer below:
Lookism Manhwa was written and illustrated by Park Tae Joon and began publication in Naver Webtoon in November 2014. As of writing, Lookism manhwa has been collected into 19 volumes and 394 chapters, with the manhwa still ongoing.
Currently serialized on LINE Manga and Naver WEBTOON, Lookism has a staggering 8.7 billion views globally.
Lookism Manhwa is rated 7.91 and ranked #895 with 34k members on MyAnimeList.
Netflix is yet to confirm an official plot and number of volume adaptions for Lookism season 1 but looking at the trailer, we can expect an introduction to Daniel Park s’ life in the first couple of episodes.
Although we might not have an official plot and number of volume adaptions, a fair assessment of the Lookism anime series s’ tone can be made through the Lookism Anime trailer.
The Lookism Anime trailer opens up with Park Hyeong-Seok seeing his new body with blue eyes in the mirror as he questions, “Who is this Person.” The camera pans to Park Hyeong-Seok s original body, battered and bruised by all the bullying, lying in a deep sleep.
Then we have a flashback of Park Hyeong-Seok s’ life wherein he explains his lowly societal status due to his obesity as tears streams down his face.
In the following scene, we get to see the working of Park Hyeong-Seok s’ dual body, where we find out that when one body sleep then, only the other can wake up.
Park Hyeong-Seok decides to use his handsome face, tall, muscular physique during the day, and his original body during the night.
After acquiring his new body, Park Hyeong-Seok enters his new school and is showered with female attention and praise.
Not only is Park Hyeong-Seok handsome, but he is also athletic, which enables him to showcase his fighting prowess against the school bullies.
The trailer ends with Park Hyeong-Seok accepting both his bodies as one and realizing that many people with unattractive looks are bullied daily. Is there a solution to this problem? What Park Hyeong-Seok can do is the question he asks himself in the final scene of the Lookism Anime trailer.
Since Netflix is licensing the Lookism Anime Series, we can expect some of The main themes of the show, including bullying, extortion, animal hoarding, cults, and murder, to get covered.
Lookism is directed by Kwang ll Han, and the music is composed by Kyung Hoon Han. Woo Lee is directing the art while the OST of the Lookism anime series is sung by famous K-pop singer Ateez. Animation is produced by Studio Mir.
You can find the Lookism characters and voice cast below:
|Daniel Park||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka|
|Zack Lee||Wataru Urata|
|Euntae Lee (Vasco)||Shunsuke Takeuchi|
|Vin Jin||Daisuke Ono|
|Duke Pyeon||Tsuguo Mogami|
|Zoe Park||Saori Hayami|
|Mira Kim||Natsu Yorita|
|Crystal Choi||Reina Aoyama|
Lookism could be another gem coming out from the manhwa gauntlet; only time will tell if it shines or not.