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Synonyms: Gaiken Shijou Shugi, 外見至上主義, Oemo Jisang Juui
Japanese: 외모지상주의
English: Lookism
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 8, 2022
Producers: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Mir
Source: Web manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 7.561 (scored by 2829228,292 users)
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Ranked: #15012
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Popularity: #2798
Members: 50,604
Favorites: 350


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Park Hyung Suk has spent all 17 years of his life at the bottom of the food chain. Short, overweight, and unattractive, he is used to being bullied by his classmates and constantly discriminated against for his looks. In an attempt to escape his biggest bully, Lee Tae Sung, he decides to transfer to Seoul's Jae Won High School, a vocational preparatory school notorious for its liberal education system and carefree students.

Days before his transfer, Hyung Suk wakes to find that he is no longer in his usual chubby body, but is instead in a perfect body! Tall, handsome, and beautifully toned, Hyung Suk has become the ideal version of himself. The only problem is that his original body still lays beside him—and when one body falls asleep, he awakens in the other.

Now possessing two extremely different bodies, Hyung Suk must learn to navigate his new and much more popular life at J High whilst also solving the mystery of where his second, almost superhuman, body came from.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kwang, Il Han
Theme Song Performance
Park, Tae-Jun
Original Creator
Tostain, Erwan
ADR Director


Opening Theme

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"Like That" by ATEEZ

Ending Theme

"Here Together" by Han Kyung Hoon feat. Joseph An and Mauvy

Dec 10, 2022
One of the worst shows I have ever watched

I was excited to watch this show after a friend raved about the webcomic, however it was an extreme disappointment.

The biggest gripe I have with this show is the terrible characters. The characters are unrelatable and inhuman, exaggerated so grotesquely and twisted out of shape from some writer's delusional Wattpad fantasies. I enjoyed none of the characters, as they were either extremely unpleasant and annoying, or boring and dull. The MC's second body is perfect in every single way, and somehow has learned acrobatics, gymnastics, lightning fast reflexes, and super strength by being pummeled by his past ...
Dec 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The title "Lookism", derived from the root word "look", suggests that the show is focused on one's appearance, which it is.

The show's premise is basically the segregation of the bad-looking ones and the good-looking ones, where those deemed bad-looking are at the bottom of the food chain, basically like trash, and have no rights to do anything, whereas those deemed good-looking are at the top of the food chain and have everything they could want. Viewers can see a clear disparity in how the bad-looking and good-looking are treated, with the former being beaten up, horsed around to do errands, and shitted on by the ...
Dec 8, 2022
Significantly better than anticipated!
Netflix Anime's have a stigma of having bad animation and adapting source material in a questionable way, but for Lookism and some other recent projects that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

The adaptation has decent animation and isn't overly reliant on CG.

Artstyle-wise it fits the setting of the early chapters of Lookism very well. Characters are easily recognizable, though slightly less ugly as portrayed in the manhwa (which is a plus?). Only problem I could see is how heavy and griddy the later chapters of Lookism get and how they're going to fit certain scenes into this style. Considering that ...

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