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Lookin’ Good Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘Lookism’ Anime Adaptation

Based on the popular Korean webcomic of the same name, the series features Park Hyeong-seok, an overweight high school student who wakes up one day with a new ‘attractive’ body.

It’s Ani-mazing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Dragon Ball: SUPER HERO’ Trailer at Comic-Con 2022

The provider of all things anime brought all sorts of things anime to the San Diego fan event, from a panel and footage from the soon to be released feature to 2 music-filled nights with the ‘Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience’ and a ‘Manga, Webcomics, and Anime’ panel featuring industry insiders discussing the explosion in popularity and emergence as major forces in entertainment.

Technology Headline News

Celsys Releases ‘Clip Studio Paint’ Ver.1.12.0

The developer teams with comic platform WEBTOON to enhance webcomic functionality in the popular illustration, webcomic, and animation app; new features include exporting Adobe Photoshop format text layers, which helps optimize distribution of translated content.

People Headline News

WEBTOON Promotes David Shinok Lee to VP of Content

One of the company’s first US hires, he has led development of a diverse IP catalogue; in his new role he will consolidate the US and LatAm content teams, bringing more stories to the platform's readers.

Comics Headline News

‘Eternals: The 500 Year War’ Now Available on Marvel Unlimited

Coinciding with Disney+’s release of ‘The Eternals,’ the 7-issue series kicked off yesterday on the Marvel digital comic platform; release on WEBTOON set for January 20.

Business Headline News

Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions

New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.

Business Headline News

WebToon Launches WebToon Studios

Digital comic publisher announces new partnerships with Vertigo Entertainment, Bound Entertainment, and Rooster Teeth Studios; studio will also leverage existing relationships with their pool of writers and artists to build franchises across all media platforms.

Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

People Headline News

Crunchyroll Appoints Julian Lai-Hung to Head Japan and Asia-Pacific Business Development

String of new executive hires comes on the heels of recent partnership with HBO Max and acquisition of VIZ Media Group.