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Manhwa 'Lookism' Gets Anime Series

by Vindstot
Sep 24, 11:00 PM | 31 Comments

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 promotional video. The anime series, produced by Studio Mir, will stream worldwide on Netflix under the title Gaiken Shijou Shugi on November 4.

Park launched the action drama manhwa on the Naver Webtoon (now Line Webtoon) webcomic portal in November 2014. The 20th volume went on sale on May 20. LINE Webtoon began releasing the title in English in June 2017. Line Manga also serializes the manhwa in Japanese, with Kadokawa publishing it in print format.

Synopsis
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]

Teaser PV


Source: Oricon News

Gaiken Shijou Shugi on MAL

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I'm really happy to see more manhwa getting anime. I was considering reading the manhwa a couple weeks ago, so hopefully it's good and I can give the anime a try, too, lol. Either way, hopefully they keep turning more and more manhwa into anime; there's a lot of hidden gems that deserve the adaptations already.

Sep 30, 3:53 AM by Haaruukaa

I was really looking forward for Lookism to get an anime announcement but it's kinda disappointing that it wasn't taken by a notable Japanese studio like Solo Leveling. The animation is not how I was expecting. But anyway I hope it gets japanese dub too cuz I can't get myself to watch the Korean dub.

Sep 29, 7:40 AM by Rickydory123

I’m glad more manhwa are getting adaptations. I used to love this Manhwa but I would say it’s not that great anymore. But hearing that it’s getting an anime is great news :D

Sep 28, 5:19 PM by VillainessGlamor

Manhwa series*
The language in the trailer was obviously Korean instead of Japanese.

Sep 26, 4:14 AM by Infernalization

How the hell did they manage to make his "attractive" version uglier than his real one? Awful. Pass.

Sep 26, 2:48 AM by O_T_T

omg fr? i dropped this a little while ago, i honestly did not care for the story. but it's great to see another manhwa getting an adaption! :)

Sep 25, 1:58 PM by amagirinomikoto

This looks so poor in every department of the production. Going to be a skip.


Ronninn said:
Looks like a fan animation lmao, just adapt those pornwhas already

+1

Sep 25, 11:39 AM by Etherius_ZS

Rapidexal said:
chibi-tan-chi said:
Yeeeessssssssss I wanted to read this anyway and now that this is getting adapted than it's just a matter of time when other good stuffs like Eleceed, Omniscient Reader gets adapted


I didn't even think about that, this could be the start of other manhwa and maybe even manhua getting adapted into anime :O
Well this is actually not the start there are already few stuffs that got adapted already so u can say that we might get more and more from now on and honestly mahua has more adaption than manhwa as far as I know \(o_o)/

Sep 25, 11:20 AM by chibi-tan-chi

lizzziziz said:
not really surprised, it looks Okay so far. the released pv was in korean dub, i wonder how they japanese one will be? if we do get one lol.

kinda missing the early parts of lookism so im def gonna read this

There is one already, it's in the Netflix web/app.

Sep 25, 8:41 AM by RealNath

Netflix likes to ruin my hype but I'm actually looking forward to this

Sep 25, 6:25 AM by CQLLIST

chibi-tan-chi said:
Yeeeessssssssss I wanted to read this anyway and now that this is getting adapted than it's just a matter of time when other good stuffs like Eleceed, Omniscient Reader gets adapted


I didn't even think about that, this could be the start of other manhwa and maybe even manhua getting adapted into anime :O

Sep 25, 6:14 AM by Rapidexal

I'm really excited and the announcement video looks pretty good so far.

Funnily enough I actually reread all of Lookism over the past 5 days so I guess I'm gonna be experiencing the story again again lol

Hope this goes well but I am just a little concerned that Netflix picked it up, though if Lookism was going to get an anime it was probably gonna be Netflix

Sep 25, 6:12 AM by Rapidexal

Heard some mixed reviews about Lookism, some say its good,some say its not.

Sep 25, 5:39 AM by VivavideoUser2x

I can't believe it. Finally some good manhwas began adapting into anime series.

Sep 25, 5:09 AM by Memore

Ive only read about 70 chapters but this does have decent character development and a well-developed early cast. But, it relies more on fights than working on yourself.

Sep 25, 5:03 AM by SideCharacterKal

Heard this was super popular on Webtoons so I'll give it a watch to see if it's worth all that hype

Sep 25, 4:39 AM by Tokoya

Vindstot said:
under the title Gaiken Shijou Shugi

Is this supposed to imply that it's a Japanese production? If so, it's produced and animated in Korea. That's just the Japanese name. Pretty sure the one in database should be written in romanized Korean, not Japanese romaji.

Sep 25, 4:23 AM by RealNath

its a ok manhwa but way to many chapters i would prefer if manhwas like

how to fight or her summon getting an anime

Sep 25, 4:06 AM by Maruseru93

Netflix continues to adapt Korean manga - there should be a sarcastic joke about how Netflix panderint to the weebs, but I did not come up with it.

Sep 25, 4:06 AM by RobertBobert

Yeeeessssssssss I wanted to read this anyway and now that this is getting adapted than it's just a matter of time when other good stuffs like Eleceed, Omniscient Reader gets adapted

Sep 25, 3:49 AM by chibi-tan-chi

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