Netflix has had a pretty intense season premiering at least one new original anime every month, and in November it was the turn of ‘lookism‘. The series adapts the successful webtoon of Park Tae-joonbut after what happened in Itaewon during last Halloween, the platform has reconsidered its premiere.
National mourning in South Korea
After the avalanches in the streets of Itaewon in which 154 people died, the South Korean government has declared that the country will be in mourning for a few days and Netflix has also wanted to join in respect for what happened.
‘lookism’ this was originally going to be released November 4thbut as confirmed from the Netflix Anime account its arrival on the platform is delayed until further notice. For now, a new release date has not been confirmed, so we have to be patient and wait, although it is very possible that the series will not end up being delayed beyond this month.
We will postpone the streaming date for
from its original date, November 4th. We will update you with our new streaming date soon.
—Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) October 31, 2022
The period of mourning has ended up affecting the premiere of the series, and with every reason in the world, since the story was originally published as a manhwa and is set in South Korea. Studio Mirwho have been in charge of the anime, is also a Korean studio and they have confirmed since your twitter account who have joined the official mourning in the country.
the plot of ‘lookism‘ focuses on Park Hyung Seok, a teenager who is scorned by his peers for his obesity. Tired of being harassed every day, he decides to change schools. A few nights before classes start, he receives a tall, muscular and handsome new body, being able to switch between the new one and his own and experience two completely different lives depending on the appearance he assumes.