It was revealed back in May that TBS would be remaking the popular Korean drama “You’re Beautiful”,Japan version 'Ikemen Desu Ke?" the anticipation was extremely high since the original drama has been receiving much love in Japan. Yet it appears that audience was rather disappointed after the first episode aired on July 15th.
Since the story remains the same, viewers were expecting actors to be as beautiful as the original Korean cast. However, criticism from fans came right after the Japanese cast was revealed. Boy group Kis-My-Ft2’sTamamori plays the role originally portrayed by actor Jang Geun Suk; while Fujigaya and Yaotome play the roles of the rest of the A.N.JELL members. Netizens commented, “They are not beautiful at all”, “Is this the horror version of the drama? Don’t we have any better actors in Japan?”, “We are ruining the Korean one.”
After its pilot episode on July 15th, fans were not only disappointed at the cast, but also with the story and the scenes. It seems like the fans were expecting at least some originality in the Japanese one, but what they saw was exactly the same as the Korean version. Viewers felt the creativity in the remake was lacking.