Japan Confirms Remake of Hit jTBC Drama Itaewon Class with Male Lead Takeuchi Ryoma

The buzz around Itaewon Class has died down since it’s ratings hit run last year during the early days of the pandemic, almost like a satisfying revenge balm for the downtrodden soul. It was a big hit in Japan as well and even got a television release there so it’s only logical that J-doramas would want to remake it. It’s now coming and has a premiere date and male lead. J-actor Takeuchi Ryoma will headline with an eye towards a June 2022 release. It will be call Roppongi Class set in that bustling bar and nightclub district in Tokyo and will be adapted from the original source manhwa rather than directly remaking the K-drama version. Sounds great and I’m glad this one actually makes sense to remake with a different setting and cultural twist.

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Kimura Takuya’s Actress Wife Kudo Shizuka and Model Daughter Koki Pay Tribute to the Fashion Trend Setting Light Brown Windbreaker He Wore for J-dorama Hero on 20th Anniversary

Has it really been 20 years? J-actor Kimura Takuya has had many dorama hits in his career and one of the most popular was legal dorama Hero, which spawned a sequel, an SP, two movies, and even a reboot. The … Continue reading

Netflix Live Action J-dorama Adaptation of Hit Manga Alice in Borderland with Yamazaki Kento Wins Critical and Viewer Acclaim

I’ll consider this one-two live action adaptation gift as a present for those celebrating Hanukkah and one for those celebrating Christmas. I was primed for the Netflix premiere of the live action drama adaptation of Korean webtoon Sweet Home that … Continue reading

J-actress Asina Sei and Veteran Actor Fujiki Takashi Commit Suicide in Same Week, Third Cast Member of Bloody Monday after Miura Haruma’s Passing Two Months Ago

At this point, I suggest J-ent send bodyguards and mental health professionals over to keep Sato Takeru and Matsushige Yutaka safe because three stars who have worked in the J-dorama Bloody Monday are joined together in a terrible coincidence of … Continue reading