As anime fans are aware that Japan is the homeland of the world of anime. The rage amongst manga lovers has promoted these adaptations. However, in recent years, South Korean manhwas and their TV adaptations are becoming increasingly popular and likely to give stiff competition to Japanese counterparts. The announcement of Tower of God, Breaker Season 3, Noblesse, and many more are joining the South Korean anime industry success story. The recent one to join is Lookism anime on Netflix.
From Webtoon, a portal that stays focused on the South Korean world but publishes manhwa in various languages comes Lookism manhwa, another promising one. Lookism is a South Korean webtoon written and illustrated by Park Tae-joon.
It was in August 2020 that Crunchyroll proposed an idea to revolutionize the world of anime by roping in studios to work on animated adaptations based on Webtoon. The initial 5 such shortlisted webtoons were Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell, Purple Hyacinth, Lookism, Let’s Play, and UnOrdinary.
When will Lookism anime release on Netflix?
The animated adaptation of Lookism is closer to its debut. It is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, December 8, 2022, on Netflix. It is made by Studio Mir of Dota: Dragon’s Blood and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf fame.
Lookism anime episodes were scheduled to drop on Netflix initially on November 4, 2022. However, due to the recent massacre at the Seoul Halloween party, the landing on the catalog of the streaming entertainment service got canceled and the debut had to be rescheduled.
When can I watch Lookism Episode 1 on Netflix?
As per the norms, Netflix usually airs new shows at 12 AM PDT (Pacific Timing). Expect Lookism Anime 2022 Episode 1 to premiere on Netflix in different parts of the world as per the below schedule.
Pacific Standard time – 12:00 AM PST Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (America)
Central Standard time – 2:00 AM CST Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (America)
Eastern Standard time – 3:00 AM EST Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (America)
British Time- 8:00 AM GMT Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (UK)
Central European Time- 9:00 AM CET Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (Europe)
Australia Time- 4:30 PM ADHT Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (Australia)
New Zealand Time- 7:45 PM NZDT Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (New Zealand)
India Time- 12:30 PM IST Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (India)
Make a note that there can be probability of release time varies depending on Netflix’s schedule.
What is the Lookism Anime plot?
Lookism is a Korean webtoon with tales woven around South Korean society. It is the story of an outcast high school student who lives in a society where outer appearance is more significant. The protagonist is short, stocky, and ugly in looks, due to which he is continually mocked in society.
Suddenly, however, for reasons unknown, he wakes up and gets transformed into an exceptionally beautiful body, tall, agile and muscular. This kicks off the Lookism adventure. The boy lives dual life switching between two diametrically opposite-looking bodies trying to understand the differences between the two opposing worlds, both inside and outside school.
Is there a Lookism Anime trailer?
In the Lookism trailer, the protagonist awakens from a long sleep. He is taken aback to find himself in a different body. He gets the ability to switch between his old and new bodies with each coping with life differently every time he falls asleep.
The first few frames of the Lookism trailer take us through the daily life of high school student Daniel Park. We can see him being pestered, mistreated, and bullied by his classmates due to his stocky physical build. With transformation happening to his physical self over sleep, Daniel begins with a personal mission. The goal is to fight against prejudice against people who are different or ugly from the normal.
Lookism anime characters
Following is the list of Lookism anime characters and their voice cast:
- Park Hyung Suk: (Before) Shim Kyu Hyuck, (After) Han Shin
- Lee Jin Sung: Ryu Seung Gone
- Vasco: Jeong Jae Heon
- Jin Ho Bin: Nam Doh Hyeong
- Pyeon Duk Hwa: Hwang Chang Yung
- Park Ha Neul: Sa Moon Young
Japanese cast for the anime includes:
- Saori Hayami
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Natsu Yorita
- Reina Aoyama
- Tsuguo Mogami
- Daisuke Ono
- Shunsuke Takeuchi
- Wataru Urata
Netflix while making announcement of premiere date, also released a key visual for Lookism anime
The popularism of Lookism on Netflix and its searches on the internet reiterates that manhwas are gaining popularity and acceptance globally and the diffusion is gradually increasing.
Will appearances be able to do their job in Looksim anime too? It’s a matter of 14 days before we get to see Daniel and his strategy.
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