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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K-ent Reports on Legendary Supporting Male Lead Performances in 2020 with Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos

This article is literally the most obvious topic with zero surprise but it’s still nice to acknowledge the well-earned success of both talented actors. K-ent this week wrote an article on the “legendary level” of supporting male lead performances turned … Continue reading

K-ent Discusses Last 4 Year Netflix Success Through K-dramas Culminating in 2020 Global Hits Crash Landing on You, It’s Okay to Not be Okay, and Itaewon Class

An article in K-ent is making waves this weekend and just in time for the finale episodes of It’s Okay to Not be Okay. The article (click here) looks into the Netflix investment and expansion into its K-drama offerings starting … Continue reading

US Time Magazine May 2020 Article List 10 Best K-drama Dramas to Watch on Netflix Including Crash Landing on You, Itaewon Class, Kingdom, Mr. Sunshine and More

Even influential US news magazine Time is getting on the K-drama train, and timing is about a good as any for the medium to get broader exposure thanks to “Netflix and Chill” being the sole source of visual entertainment for … Continue reading

jTBC Drama Itaewon Class Ends with 16.548% Along with Park Bo Gum Cameo and A-list Arrival for Park Seo Joon

There’s no denying it now, K-actor Park Seo Joon is officially an A-lister and totally deserving of it. His headlining jTBC drama Itaewon Class finished this Saturday with a ratings high 16.548% which is a series high though not a network … Continue reading