What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gaiken Shijou Shugi, 外見至上主義, Oemo Jisang Juui
Japanese: 외모지상주의
English: Lookism
More titles


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: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 3476834,768 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2599
Members: 60,043
Favorites: 414


Ranked #1554Popularity #2599Members 60,043
Add to List
Episodes: /8
* Your list is public by default.


Violence, name-calling, and humiliation are a daily reality for high school student Park Hyung Suk. Chubby and insecure, he is often used as a plaything and punching bag for bullies, which leads him to wish he could just disappear. Unexpectedly, when he transfers schools in the hopes of starting anew, a miraculous opportunity emerges: he awakens in a tall, handsome, and strangely athletic body. Hyung Suk quickly realizes that he is now the owner of two disparate bodies; when one falls asleep, he wakes up in the other.

Feeling like he has won the lottery of life, Hyung Suk enters his new school as this attractive and strong young man. However, it soon becomes evident that being a popular student is not all smooth sailing. From girls wanting him only for his good looks to delinquents picking fights out of jealousy, he can never seem to escape trouble. In trying to balance his two different lives, Hyung Suk may find both of them to be sources of ceaseless challenges.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Oemojisangjuui was Studio Mir's first production based on a Korean webtoon and the first Netflix animation originating from this medium. According to Netflix's weekly rankings following its release, the ONA entered the Global Top 10 for TV non-English shows as the only animated work.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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 ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 19 Restacks
29 Entries · 44 Restacks
33 Entries · 32 Restacks


Recent News

Main Staff and Cast of 'Gaiken Shijou Shugi' Announced

Main Staff and Cast of 'Gaiken Shijou Shugi' Announced

Netflix Japan revealed the main staff, cast, the first trailer, and a key visual (pictured) for the anime series adapting Tae-Jun Park's Lookism manhwa on Wedne...read more

Manhwa 'Lookism' Gets Anime Series

Manhwa 'Lookism' Gets Anime Series

The Netflix TUDUM Japan event announced an anime adaptation of Tae-Jun Park's Lookism manhwa on Sunday, revealing a teaser visual (pictured above) and teaser p...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

This is anime, but the legend of korra is not?
Old_School_Akira - Sep 25, 2022
10 replies by Rob7 »»
Mar 26, 9:11 PM
Poll: Gaiken Shijou Shugi Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
ropiel - Dec 8, 2022
53 replies by ra09868865786567 »»
Mar 23, 12:26 AM
ridiculous name
JVskunkape - Dec 22, 2022
18 replies by JVskunkape »»
Mar 14, 12:01 PM
Poll: Gaiken Shijou Shugi Episode 2 Discussion
kaneki1231_ - Dec 8, 2022
34 replies by _Tatyana_ »»
Mar 14, 4:24 AM
Poll: Underrated af ???
if_jerry - Jan 1
19 replies by Ronichko »»
Mar 2, 10:30 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login