“Itaewon Class”, which caused the “Park Saeroyi Syndrome,” has been reborn through the Japanese remake “Roppongi Class.”
“Itaewon Class”, which caused the “Park Saeroyi Syndrome,” has been reborn through the Japanese remake “Roppongi Class.” However, many are commenting over the cast’s lacking acting skills and the director’s poor directing skills.
The drama “Roppongi Class” was first aired on Japanese TV Asahi on July 7th (local time). “Roppongi Class” recently has a 2.9/5 rating on Japan’s largest review site, Filmmarks.
“Itaewon Class” has been successful in Korea and Japan, with both the webtoon and drama version gaining public popularity. However, the Japanese drama remake of “Itaewon Class”, “Roppongi Class”, has been receiving negative reviews.
Japanese fans pointed out that Takeuchi Ryoma, who plays the role of Park Saeroyi in the remake version, disappointed fans with his lacking acting skills. Park Saeroyi’s hairstyle, which became a hot topic in the original drama, has also been changed, and many are seeing this as a minus point.
Japanese fans are criticizing the series, saying, “It’s worse because it’s compared to the Korean version,” “It’s like they film the drama with their phones,” and “Even a university student can film something better than this.”
“Itaewon Class” is still firmly in the top 10 most-viewed on Netflix in Japan. The remake series this time is a joint project between Korea and Japan, as writer Cho Kwang-jin, SLL which produced the drama, Kakao Entertainment, which holds the original webtoon copyrights, and drama production company Cross Pictures cooperated in the production.