A representative of the Japanese company that owns the right to the drama stated, “Currently Kang Ji Hwan’s character ‘Hyun Ki Joon’ has won the hearts of Japanese female viewers by amplifying the charms of sweet romance. Kang Ji Wan currently has expanded his fan base in Japanese women and we believe that his popularity from the public will grow as well.”
A Japanese broadcast representative stated, “Currently many viewers are asking to broadcast other dramas that have Kang Ji Hwan. Fans are also spreading the drama by word of mouth.”
In 2011 when “Lie to Me” was broadcast in China it became that year’s best Hallyu drama.