‘True Beauty’ is All Set to Join the ‘Webtoon-Turned-Anime’ Club

Are you searching for a new anime that revolves around a fashionista? If yes, you’ll be happy to know that another romantic comic is being adapted into an anime, starring a talented 22-year-old social media influencer.

‘True Beauty’ is a manhwa created by Yaongyi, a former fitting model and artist. The story revolves around the themes of appearance, social media’s impact, and the dark side of beauty.

During the Anime NYC panel, Crunchyroll announced a new anime based on Yaongyi’s ‘True Beauty’ webtoon manhwa, which will debut in 2024.

The webtoon narrates the story of Jugyeong, a young girl who aspires to be beautiful. Initially, she is depicted as unappealing because of her poor complexion and lack of cosmetics. She starts exploring the world of makeup during middle school, consulting online forums and tutorials.

After a vacation, Jugyeong returns to a new school where she hides her flaws through makeup, gaining popularity, and navigating through friendships and love.

The manwha portrays how physical attractiveness can give one a social advantage. It also emphasizes the importance of inner beauty and accepting oneself without makeup. The comic distinguishes between how society perceives you and how those close to you view you.

Overall, ‘True Beauty’ is a comic that was able to captivate a lot of readers with its twists and turns and cliffhangers. Fans hope the adaptation will be successful and portray the message of the original webtoon, keeping the viewers hooked.

About True Beauty

True Beauty, also known as The Secret of Angel, is a South Korean manhwa written and illustrated by Yaongyi.

It was first published in Naver Webtoon on April 2, 2018, and became the third most-viewed webtoon in 2019. An animated series of the same name is scheduled to be released in 2024.

The story revolves around a young woman who, in her teenage years, mastered the art of makeup to transform herself into a stunning “goddess.” She did so to combat bullying and discrimination rooted in her perceived appearance.

Source: Crunchyroll

Aaheli Pradhan

Aaheli Pradhan

A grandma by heart who loves to knit, sketch, and swing in parks. Binge-reads a massive amount of manga from psychological to shounen-ai. Either awkward or salty, there's no in-between.


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