The Japanese Remake of “Sorry, I Love You” Has Been Announced!

Gomen, Aishiteru (2017)

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It has been revealed that Tomoya Nagase, a popular Japanese actor and lead singer of the rock band TOKIO, will star as a main lead in a remake of the South Korean drama, Sorry, I Love You! The original cast consisted of So Ji Sub and Im Soo Jung, who were both praised for their performances. The drama also became a huge commercial success. 

Yoshioka Riho will star as the main female lead and Nagase's love interest. 


The plot of “Gomen, Aishiteru” follows Ritsu Okazaki (Tomoya Nagase) who was abandoned by his mother Reiko (Shinobu Otake).

One day Ritsu gets involved in an incident that causes him to suffer from a life threatening injury. The injury is so severe that his life expectancy comes into question. With Ritsu unsure if he will be able to live much longer, he decides to set things right with his mother and be good to her before his death. Unfortunately, he sees how good she is to her son (and his half-brother) Satoru (Kentaro Sakaguchi), a very successful idol pianist. Satoru has been able to provide his mother with a very happy and lavish lifestyle, meanwhile Ritsu has been struggling to make ends meet.

Thinking that she abandoned him solely due to poverty, Ritsu vows to get revenge on his mother. He eventually runs into a woman called Rinka (Riho Yoshioka) during a chance meeting,  and falls for her quickly. Unfortunately, Rinka has her eyes on Ritsu’s half-brother Satoru, who is also her childhood friend.

The drama is set to be released in July 2017.

So what do you think about the upcoming remake? 

Are you excited?

Are you a fan of the original Kdrama?

Thanks for reading!

Source: Arama

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    NewKDramaAddict May 20, 2017 - edited

    Now I really have to watch the Thai version first!!!!! I loved the original! Even with that F***** ending!!

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      darkangel662008 May 21, 2017

      Is there a thai version of this?

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      fanitha May 22, 2017

      I acually liked the ending because it was something new and unexpected to happen

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    chibiladychoi May 19, 2017

    I liked Im Sorry I love you. Lets see where this is going..

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    kittyflumpin May 18, 2017 - edited

    I'm a little... unenthused about them pairing him with an actress 14 years his junior. Not that it matters, I don't like melodrama that much so I probably wasn't gonna watch this anyway.

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      Ceki May 19, 2017

      That bothers me as well, but it seems to be a common practice in Kdramas too (I couldn't watch Love in the Moonlight because of that) :/ However, I'm more upset when an actress is underage, Yoshioka is 24 so that is not so bad.

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    MClyd May 18, 2017 - edited

    Isn't Nagase Tomoya too old for the role? Then the mother will be a geriatric!!

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      Ceki May 19, 2017

      Well, not really xD I mean, the actress is 59 and that would be a perfect age for her character as well.

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    rainruma May 18, 2017 - edited

    I look forward to this, especially w/ Tomoya Nagase <3<3<3
    It may be better than the K-version, the Japanese love hating on the mother!

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    UnderHype May 18, 2017
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    dramalalaland May 18, 2017

    Nagase Tomoya and Sakaguchi Kentaro? YAAAASS I'M IN!

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    MrBanana May 18, 2017

    Because of the low budget in Jdramas I wonder how this will be, as the original story isnt THAT good.

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    princessofsummer May 18, 2017 - edited

    Seriously?! I love Sorry, I Love You! It was the reason I'm crazy for So Ji Sub (watched everything he starred in). Looking forward to the Japanese version. I'm sure it'll be great. If anything, Japanese knows how to do melo.

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    LittleDragon7 May 17, 2017

    I'm a simple girl. I see Tomoya Nagase, I click.

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    kdramaaddict May 17, 2017

    i really really loved sorry i love you, but that ending .....didn't expect that. It's a great watch, as is anything with so ji sub, so if you didn't see it yet ........hmmm

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    Letty May 17, 2017

    the plot, meh

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    usagi May 17, 2017

    I've heard Ji Sub was great in the original, but I personally can't handle Kdrama melo so I never saw it... but I'm definitely looking forward to this drama. Tomoya! In a drama role! (And that ancient pic is awesome!!)

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    Akaisora May 17, 2017

    I love both Korean and Japanese drama and always find it interesting when they make versions of the other countrys' dramas and movies. And this stars Nagase? Even more awesome. <3

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    Jessica May 17, 2017

    J-Drama is the best!!! Love the Japanese Drama!!

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