Streaming services recognize the importance of anime more often than not in recent years, with Crunchyroll not the only platform around creating original properties to expand the medium’s roster. While Netflix is perhaps best known for anime originals like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Beastarsand Bake Hanmawill be releasing a new comedy series this year that is unlike anything the streaming service has released to date.
For those who may not be familiar with it Lookism, the upcoming anime series that will be a Netflix exclusive, first hit the market as a “WebTOON” comic in 2014 from creator Park Tae-joon. In the original comic, protagonist Park Hyung Seok is an obese, picked-up student who decides to drop out of school to escape his daily torment, but inexplicably finds himself gaining a surprising ability. Park can now switch his original body with that of a tall, handsome and muscular form that he can switch between when one body falls asleep and the other is awake. Switching between both bodies gives the anime protagonist a new understanding of society as he tries to navigate these two new worlds he now finds himself in.
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Netflix’s official Anime Twitter account not only shared a new trailer for Lookism, but also revealed that the anime would premiere on the streaming service’s platform on December 8, with the anime produced by Studio Mir from The Legend of Korra, Harley Quinnand The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf fame:
Watch out for Lookism on Netflix on December 8! pic.twitter.com/2W1OMQZNh5
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) November 22, 2022
December is shaping up to be a big month for anime for Netflix, not just because of it Lookismbut also thanks to the arrival of the last episodes of Stone Ocean, as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will close its final season. 2023 will also be an important year for anime on the streaming service, as for example Aggretsuko, The Houseman’s Way, Ragnarok’s Account, and more will make a comeback.
WebTOON has been a big supplier of anime adaptations lately, with series like Tower of God and Noblesse fall under this flag.
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