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Alternative Titles

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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.451 (scored by 5487554,875 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2220
Members: 90,707
Favorites: 547


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Episodes: /8


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.

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kwang, Il Han
Theme Song Performance
Park, Tae-Jun
Original Creator
Alves, Natália
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


Mar 27, 2024
Chrome hearts mentioned ?!?! Instant 10!!!

Thought the show was mid asf like first 6 eps but mashallah its act pre good. Characters are stupid low iq but thered no action if they were normal so ig its fine. Cgi iffy but expected from something from netflix ig. Some change or hearts nd that kinda make no sense but if ur here to have a fun watch this for u. Liked the way they were creative with how mc utilises his thing, kept it from getting too predictable. Height diff between good looking characters and the losers were insane, like theres no way im supposed to ...
Sep 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
A charming adaptation full of heart but constricted by the lack of budget and awful character designs.

Lookism is my favourite manhwa; it works on a very simple premise and takes the reader on a spectacular journey that they wouldn't see coming. Not to mention the writing and character work put into it, which is unlike anything I've ever experienced. The storylines and character development lead to some of the most wholesome and gut-wrenching moments that text on screen could give you. I admire Park Tae-jun for how far he came as an author just writing Lookism, as it went from a simple story to some ...
Dec 2, 2023
Netflix's adaptation of popular manhwa Lookism couldn't be a worse display of indifferent effort, although admittedly, it doesn't benefit from the source material either, and there's only so much one could do to improve a story lacking fundamentals. The baseline premise is that of a hybrid self-insert drama and power fantasy, not always mutually inclusive considering the central direction rarely settles definitively, instead opting for redundant instances of bullying and the occasional showboating from a character that's clearly a caricature of malice, merely waiting to dominated by our lead. There's a stark difference between using the school hierarchy to initiate conflicts and that being the ...

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