Among the summer dramas starting in July, “Roppongi Class” (TV Asahi) attracted attention early on. It is a remake of the hit Korean drama “Itaewon Class.
One morning, I witnessed filming in Roppongi, where the drama is set. It was drizzling, and the lead actor, Takeuchi Ryoma (29), was smiling under an umbrella held by the crew. What surprised us was his haircut. He had cut his hair so short that he looked exactly like Park Se-roi, the main character in “Itaewon Class”! But a person involved in the drama explained as follows: “Actually, it’s a subtle change from the original.
In fact, her hairstyle is slightly different from that of the original. The staff, including Takeuchi, discussed the matter, and there was a proposal to make her hair completely the same as Park Se Roi’s, but in the end they changed the atmosphere of the bangs a little.
On this day, Takeuchi shot a scene where he stops near an intersection and looks around. While waiting, fans watching from afar waved to her and she responded with a smile.
Check out the new location of Roppongi and the new haircut to see how the story unfolds.
From the July 8, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
Filming： Yusuke Kondo