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What is the new Netflix Lookism release date? We answer the question and anticipate what to expect from the Korean anime series.
Why was Lookism delayed on Netflix?
lookism is a South Korean web anime that originally started its incredible run in 2014. It was rumored for a long time that it would be animated, and indeed it was eventually given the green light. Created by Park Taejoon, Netflix announced the show in September 2022 with her Virtual Event Tudum. However, the decision to postpone publication the show came after the terrible tragedy that happened Halloween rush at Itaewon in Seoul on October 29, 2022.
The decision to cancel was made out of respect for the 156 people who died in the tragedy during the Halloween celebrations, crowding resulted in deaths and nearly 200 other people, mostly young adults, were injured. At this time there appears to be no official reason for the devastating disaster, but the lack of adequate policing has led to criticism of the authorities and poor planning of the event.
The crowding led to the horrifying event being the worst disaster in South Korea since a department store collapse in 1995, killing over 500 people and injuring another 937. This made the tragedy the greatest peacetime disaster in South Korea’s history.
What is Lookism about?
lookism is the story of Daniel Park Hyung Seok, who is the main character in the high school fantasy drama. Unpopular and overweight, Park struggles with the other students who bully and harass him. Desperate, he argues with his mother and demands that he be sent to another school.
He’s moving to Seoul and planning a fresh start, but a strange event happens and Park finds that he’s got a new handsome and muscular body. He finds that he can switch between the two bodies, using the muscular and attractive body during the day while using his own original form at night. As he learns to navigate the two forms, he finds himself becoming popular in his new body and soon finds himself with a side hustle as a model and other opportunities that make him a social media influencer. However, Daniel soon begins to realize that living the two lives is more difficult than he expected and all the discrimination he experiences in his original body continues to surface.
The term “lookism” means discrimination or prejudice based on a person’s appearance, and the series will explore issues such as discrimination, bullying and identity politics. The show will be produced by Korean studio Mir, and the animation style will aim for a Japanese anime feel. The original webtoon is still being released and is easy to find online if you want a glimpse of the inspiration behind the highly anticipated new show.
What is the new Netflix Lookism release date?
The show was originally scheduled to drop on November 4, 2022. The decision was made to postpone the show, but Netflix has since announced the new release date for the anime series lookism will take place on 08.12.2022.