Lee Seung Gi’s recent appearance on Japan’s Fuji TV’s “SMAPXSMAP” has been garnering much attention lately. On June 13th, the multi-talented star made a guest appearance on the show, along with Japanese singer SMAP’s Inagaki Goro, where the two did a comedy sketch.
In the sketch, Lee Seung Gi, who was dressed in a suave suit, showed off his fluent Japanese skills while acting as rivals with Inagaki Goro, attracting much attention from netizens. His character “Hwan,” who runs a Korean restaurant and has a girlfriend named “Kumi,” resembled the character “Sun Woo Hwan” from his previous drama “Brilliant Legacy.”
Netizens showed various reactions such as “Cute,” “Enjoying explosive popularity even in Japan,” “Impressive Japanese skills.” Meanwhile, the show “SMAPXSMAP,” hosted by Japan’s famous group SMAP, has been one of the most popular television programs in the past 15 years.