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Park Hyung Suk, overweight and unattractive, is bullied and abused on a daily basis. But a miracle is about to happen.

Original Webtoon

Official Translation:
English, French, Thai


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Дискриминация по внешности

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c.364 by LINE Webtoon 3 days ago
c.363 by LINE Webtoon 10 days ago
c.362 by LINE Webtoon 17 days ago
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364 Chapters (Ongoing)
17 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (292 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0

Last Updated
October 2nd 2021, 9:34am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Weekly Pos #305 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #373 increased(+8)
3 Month Pos #363 increased(+28)
6 Month Pos #363 increased(+1)
Year Pos #251 decreased(-57)

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Fun, but super long..  
by herosusan123
September 1st, 2021, 10:21pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
It's pretty entertaining at first, but I did get a little bored with the story at some point. The characters lack complexity. The art is, in my personal opinion, not pleasing to look at... Really sloppy line art/coloring. I also agree with the reviewer who talked about the female characters in this webtoon. It's not a problem to include characters with horrible personalities since thats the reality of life, but the lack of variety amongst all female characters was disappointing. I don't regret reading it though since it was fun to see the main character's development. I've just had enough of it I guess.
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Still enjoying every bit of it  
by callacchi
February 27th, 2020, 10:46am
Rating: N/A
Decided to leave a review here to make sure that the series still stays relevant as of now.

As of the time this is written the series has reached to almost 300 chapters, and there have been people saying that it's been dragged on way too much for the worse/leaving the margin of its initial social commentary vibe. While this may not be wrong for some, Lookism is still making itself to be as enjoyable as ever-at least to me.

The conflicts and dispute between the street gangs really start to kick in when going past about 100 chapters. Some might say the dramas are too unecessary, I however find it elaborate, as the author has managed to make every story arcs so far engaging and interesting despite the long run, all the while be able to properly connect each major plot points to various characters' relationships and back-stories. The series however does seem to take on the side of being more of a battle-oriented story in the later chapters, so it is worth taking into account one's preference of whether or not you woud like to see a lot more action scenes to enjoy the story.

As for me, I still find the story absolutely engaging as I like action and drama as much as the series's lovable characters, and wouldn't actually mind if the number of chapters approaches 400. As long as to the very end, there won't be any questions left unanswered and all the characters get to have a satisfying conclusion. And while the dramas have taken on a more prominent role, there are still tids and bits of social commentaries on the problems of juvenile society which make the series not seem really lose track from its general vibe too much.

... Last updated on February 27th, 2020, 10:54am
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Redemption Arcs: The Webtoon  
by enaikelt
November 14th, 2018, 2:00pm
Rating: N/A
This is honestly really great. It is a little hard to read in the beginning (the first 25 chapters or thereabouts) because the MC is just having such an awful time, but stick it out! It's worth it - I haven't read anything with such depth in some time.

The author has done very well matching the theme of the comic to their art; they do a really great job depicting the ugly, creepy, pathetic, regular folk of day-to-day life while somehow still managing to make each one recognizable and memorable. Some characters you start out hating and come to like; some you start out hating and hate to the end; some you can't help but pity; and some are just incredibly lovable.

My only twinge with it is that after a little while, it seems a little odd that so many of these crimes eventually somehow connect back to one of the Daniel Parks. Still, I can understand why it happens.

... Last updated on November 14th, 2018, 2:01pm
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Fun yet meaningful  
by ExecutionerGhaul
June 3rd, 2018, 5:25pm
Rating: N/A
This series is for me a series with by far best in terms of social commentary. It has good match of comedy and social commentary to give a very nice read.
The episode Vasco's Birthday had me rolling on the floor.
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Worth the Read  
by Lost Spirit
March 27th, 2018, 12:43am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Lookism is an impactful webtoon well worth the read due to the many lessons that it teaches.

Although it starts off on the rough side, each arc of the story provides insightful social commentary on the issues that plague a society, such as bullying and discrimination towards "ugly" people (i.e. Lookism). It does well to build off of previous arcs, without losing sight of the main story.

The characters are quirky and memorable, even if those qualities aren't necessarily good. The character development among the main group really begins to show farther into the chapters, making it much easier to have them grow on you. The main character in particular has shown the most growth in developing a sense of responsibility for his actions. I love the kindness that he builds within him for his mother, friends, and most importantly himself.

It is obvious that the author clearly took his time to make meaningful choices to portray how the qualities we hold within far outweigh the shallowness of looks. I hope that the story continues in its current direction as I believe it can have a profound impact on how audiences will begin to view their own biases on "unattractive" individuals.
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i love the male characters but the female ugh  
by hachi88
December 13th, 2017, 3:19pm
Rating: N/A
I love the art, the premise, how the male characters are protayed and some of them grow BUT the female characters are undeveloped, annoying and/ or stupid and their proportions are unbeleivable. To me it feels like the series hates women.
But this doesn´t mean one should stop reading the series, it does have some nice critiques about society and how we treat people specially ugly ones.
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Heartwarming and relatable  
by MissRaw
October 22nd, 2017, 3:30am
Rating: N/A
I'm glad I gave this manhwa a try. I was unfortunately biased against it for reasons that are better left unsaid, but once I decided to read it, I was hooked as soon as I saw the main character. The addition of the MC's mother is heartwarming and gives this comic an extra charm. It's relatable and moving. If I have one criticism, it would be a lack of female characters beyond the airheaded popular girls. Girls get just as many judgments for our appearance. While generally we do not get bullied the same way boys do, the psychological torment an unattractive high school girl gets from her peers can be just as heartbreaking. I'd love to see that. Even with the introduction of Crystal (English name), her bullying wasn't as highlighted as the male characters as I would have liked and she doesn't appear often (thus far in the English translation, although I imagine it would increase).

I also enjoy the character developments. The artwork is excellent as well. The action scenes are fluid, facial expressions are great, and I especially enjoy the uniqueness of every character.

... Last updated on October 22nd, 2017, 3:35am
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Honest despiction  
by Shimma
July 25th, 2017, 12:52pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
At first, the character design can be ugly and somewhat scary, and the story, silly and cruel. That's the magic of Lookism. So, if you find the main character incredible annoying and stupid (he is), keep reading.
In every arc the author picks one REAL subject that students, and people in general, can go through.
¿Design clothes, body shaming, betting, problems cause because of the use of internet? We all know that they're 21th century issues, insecurities that today teens and even adult strugle. And the fantastic thing is that, no matter how cruel it is shown, its the TRUTH.
I would like to remark that none of these characters is shown only in a good light (except the blonde guy, who is awesome). Anyone can be a bully, and sometimes the victim becomes a bully.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2017, 11:43am
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Don't sleep on this!  
by liontaraki
February 1st, 2017, 8:45pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
These days korean webtoons are very popular and people join their fandoms actively, however, this manhwa is pure gold and I can't stress enough how much I recommend it.
The author makes a societal commentary in each chapter and touches many heavy issues, one at a time, but the most important issue that is examined in this manhwa is the divergent aspects of bullying. Most of the characters are bullies at one point in the series but each one of them for different reasons. Some just follow the herd mentality, some are pure evil (like the huge guy that bullied Hung Suk in his previous school and the other guy that bullied Vasco, my cute little baby), some are drunk on the sense of superiority they feel through the abuse, etc. The setting is very disturbing, we see young minds, that are completely rotten and corrupted, stay out of prison; noone trusts the police or when they do, the police is rather useless; the teachers are never there or they don't seem to notice their blood-bathed, beaten-to-the-extreme students, they don't supervise nor monitor the situation. However, there are many comic reliefs and this makes reading this manhwa easier.
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Black Sheep  
by JapanRocks
January 13th, 2017, 10:43am
Rating: N/A
A cliche and boring premise turned into a unique, compelling and shockingly cute story. I started this story prepared to like maybe one or two characters while everyone else is an exaggerated bully but, while it does have exaggerated bullying, there are seriously precious characters that are likable, sweet and cute. Did not expect that. Which brings me to a mini rant.

Main girl has finally come into the story full time and she is handled so badly that I almost wanted to drop it. But the other characters are so likable that I'm holding out that she gets better. She's a judgmental, self-righteous, hypocrite, and in a cast where most of the characters have already gone through their redemption arcs and have learnt to let go of their prejudice, she really stands out.
It's okay if she's flawed, but she looks down on and misunderstands people too, even the main character, and it's irritating how their entire plot is just one big misunderstanding. I hate contrived plot lines that can be solved by characters sitting down and discussing their problems over tea. Here's hoping her arc comes soon. I'll gladly welcome her into the cinnamon roll club. Guess that's just a side effect of bringing in an important side character so late and making them hate all the characters you love.

... Last updated on January 13th, 2017, 10:46am
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