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English: Lookism
Japanese: 외모지상주의


Type: Manhwa
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 20, 2014 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Park, Tae-Jun (Story & Art)
Serialization: Naver Webtoon


Score: 7.941 (scored by 90239,023 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8082
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #584
Members: 20,424
Favorites: 878
Ranked #808Popularity #584Members 20,424
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Lookism is originally a webtoon which first volume was officially published in paperbook format by &Book (대원앤북) on May 25, 2017.

The series has been serialized in English by LINE Webtoon since June 4, 2017.


More reviewsReviews

Jan 3, 2018
Pholia (All reviews)
The story is about a poor overweight high school guy that gets bullied and judged almost every single time he sees someone. He wants things to change, and much to his delight, he wakes up in a handsome and strong man's body, one day.

Story 4/10
I do not know what the story is supposed to be about at this point, it is so simplistic, unrealistic and lacks originality. In the beginning, you think you'd discover more about the mystery of the body swap, which is an overly used trope, but nope, it's just the main character, Hyung Suk, beating up bullies and protecting "ugly" people read more
Jan 11, 2018
Danyelasoda94 (All reviews)
The story is really great because it has true topics that nobody speaks so openly about them, like the discrimination to other people for their experience, bully abuse, the pressure of the social media nowadays and others. This story has drama, comedy, mystery and some chapters are even wicked.

The characters are developed so good because each one of them have an important role in the story, even the bad ones has a good background story and with the story progress you can understand more about their actions.

The art is pretty good and like in other webtoons it has color.

The updates are every week and read more
Feb 21, 2018
tonk0tsuramen (All reviews)
"Don't judge a book by its cover," is what everybody says.

This story is about how unattractive people in the world survive and deal with bullying and criticism every day.

Please take note that there are 2 versions of this, and the names are different in both. For example, HyungSuk=Daniel

I haven't read anything quite like Lookism, so I was instantly hooked by the unique storyline. Daniel is a fat, unattractive guy and is bullied every day. Therefore he transfers to another school to avoid the bullies. One day before he starts school, he wakes up to be extremely handsome, fit, strong, everything a man wants to be, read more
Mar 12, 2018
koniiichiwa-sama (All reviews)
This Manhwa (korean comics) is amazing and i recommend everyone to check it out. (Im also gonna be using the English version of there names so it wont be as complicated)

Story: 9/10
The main character Daniel is basically this fat teen that nobody really likes. he was basically bullied most of his life and his mom is the only person that looks out for him. His family is poor so they live in a shabby house with low quality food. his mom is the only person that helped him in life but he said harsh things towards her, even tho shes his only ally in read more

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