It’s really not very cookie cutter over there, and I appreciate that.
Kimura Takuya The Crown Prince of Japanese entertainment, with a twenty-year career spanning idol pop and serious acting.
I’ve never found Shun attractive, but he always impresses me.
Matsumoto Jun Jun is the weirdest idol-actor on the planet.
A couple of months ago I did a write up on TW-actors and TW-actresses, which was relatively easy to do since there just aren’t that many of them occupying the perch as certifiable leads.
The same isn’t true elsewhere, which is why I’ve been hesitant to attempt it for other industries.
I spent both Season 1 and Season 2 of the wonderfully touching (Under One Roof) hoping he’d get the girl (the once young and darling Noriko Sakai), which he ended up doing at the very end. My favorite Masa dorama remains could turn a girl into a woman just like that.
I will always remember him as Hata-san (and perhaps dreaming I was his Teruteru-Bozu).
Nevertheless, I suddenly got the urge to run down a list of the leading men of Japanese entertainment and giving my two cents on them.
This list is by no means complete, and skews heavily towards the good looking actors rather than the acclaimed thespians.
Kimu Taku is famous for doing one dorama a year, and it’s always highly anticipated.