Netflix animation series ‘Lookism’ scheduled to premiere in November

One of the best known Naver Webtoon IPs is being adapted as an animation.

Global streaming service Netflix recently announced that a new webtoon-based series Lookism is scheduled to premiere on 4 November.

Unlike the service’s previous webtoon-based titles D.P., Hellbound, All of Us Are Dead and The Sound of Magic, Lookism makes its debut on Netflix as an animation.

According to the company, the series is based on a webtoon of the same title written by Park Tae-jun, and is produced by local animation studio Studio Mir, the company behind Netflix’s 2021 animations DOTA: Dragon’s Blood and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.

The series features Park Hyeong-seok, a high school student bullied at school. The story develops as Park wakes up in the middle of the night, finding himself in a new body with a handsome face and strong physique. When he is treated differently because of his new looks, Park works on getting his revenge against the bullies.

Lookism has been serialised on Naver Webtoon and Line Manga since 2014. The webtoon recorded 8.7 billion views worldwide after mesmerising the readers with its realistic depiction on subtle materialism in modern society.

The webtoon is serviced in six different languages – English, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish.