Why is Park Tae-joon’s Lookism anime premiere delayed?

Why is Park Tae-joon’s Lookism anime premiere delayed?

Lookism is one of the most anticipated South Korean webtoon anime adaptations of 2022, which was originally announced to premiere on Friday the 4th. November on Netflix. However, in light of the devastating tragedy in Itaewon, the premiere date has now been pushed back indefinitely.

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After the heartbreaking Itaewon Halloween tragedy, South Korea and the whole world are mourning the loss of many lives. Considering the situation, Netflix has postponed the anime’s release date until further notice.

Follow this article to learn more about Lookism.


Netflix has not revealed the new premiere date for Lookism yet

About Itaewon’s Halloween tragedy

As we are in a national mourning period after the recent tragic loss, Lookism release date is postponed until further notice. We will update you with a new stream date.

On October 29, a terrible tragedy occurred in the midst of Halloween festivities in Itaewon, one of Seoul’s most popular neighborhoods known for its nightlife. An official statement revealed that more than 150 people were killed during the storm surge. Most of the victims were in their early 20s. Before the Halloween festivities, Itaewon expected the number of visitors to be approximately 100,000.

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Has Netflix announced a new premiere date?

It was reported that the anime adaptation of Tae-Jun Park’s WEEBTOON, “Lookism,” which is scheduled to premiere globally via Netflix on November 4, 2022, will be delayed indefinitely. New date will be revealed soon.#ε€–θ¦‹θ‡³δΈŠδΈ»ηΎ© # Anime #Look #AnyTube21 twitter.com/NetflixAnime/s…

Fans who are hugely excited about the anime will have to be patient until streaming giant Netflix and South Korean production house Studio Mir come up with a new release date soon. Before the anime adaptation of the webtoon, Lookism received a 38-episode live-action series in China in 2019, starring famous celebrities such as Lomon, Wayne Zhang, Wang Zi Xuan and Dino Lee.

Here’s how the official synopsis of the anime describes the story:

“Just like the original web movie, the story of the animated series is also about the subtle lookism and materialism present in the lives of people living in modern society.”

Also, the staff behind the anime have shared their thoughts regarding the animation, story, cast and others. They said:

Just like the original web movie, the story of the animated series “Lookism” is also about the subtle lookism and materialism present in the lives of people living in modern society.

The statement continues further:

Unique character designers have breathed life into the main characters of the original manga, giving them vivid voices, dynamic direction and gorgeous effects. Through fascinating episodes with a slightly different feel compared to the original manga, this series will deliver excitement and new discoveries.

Here is the list of previously announced cast members:

  • Park Hyung Suk: (Before) Shim Kyu Hyuck, (After) Han Shin
  • Lee Jin Sung: Ryu Seung Gone
  • Vasco: Jeong Jae Heon
  • Jin Ho Bin: Nam Doh Hyeong
  • Pyeon Duk Hwa: Hwang Chang Yung
  • Park Ha Neul: Moon Young said

Park Tae-joon’s Lookism was published on Naver Webtoon in 2019. The webtoon garnered much praise for exploring the themes of bullying, body positivity, self-acceptance and more. Because of this, its popularity skyrocketed in a short time.


Be sure to stay tuned for all anime, manga, movie and live-action news as 2022 progresses.

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