[poll] Your top 5 fav Japanese actresses, still the same or changed?

Discuss about your favourite Japanese Actors and Actresses
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Post by Wongo » Jul 22nd, '07, 03:51

I haven't been watching Jdramas long enough to have a before and now list.....so I'll come back in 2 years and tell you then...but for now..

1. Horikita Maki
2. Takeuchi Yuko
3. Fukada Kyoko, Matsushima Nanako,Hirosue Ryoko
4. Ishihara Satomi, Toda Erika
5. Ayase Haruka

P.S I know it's suppose to be a 5 person list but I just couldn't decide on a few...so I guess choose the top 5....and there's my list..but the bottom 3..have a chance of taking over.....

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Post by kozumifan » Jul 22nd, '07, 04:01

i like the same ones now and then

1. horikita maki
2. itoh misaki
3. inoue mao
4. Aragaki Yui
5. Ayase Haruka

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Post by rumikochan » Jul 22nd, '07, 04:12

Used to like only Matsu Takako but now...

1. Maki Horikita (I love love her, such a great actress! Super adorable!)
2. Matsu Takako
3. Fukada Kyoko
4. Erika Sawajiri
5. Erika Toda

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Post by melon chew » Jul 25th, '07, 07:11

Ueno Juri
Shibasaki Kou
Nagasawa Masami
Shiraishi Miho

that's about it for now,

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Post by spokeydokey00 » Jul 25th, '07, 11:11

1. itoh misaki

1. itoh misaki
2. nagasawa masami
3. toda erika
4. ayase haruka
5. sawajiri erika or miyazaki aoi (not sure which takes number 5 yet)
(6. aragaki yui could also take the #5 spot depending on how good her current drama is)

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Post by amz_dreamz » Jul 29th, '07, 18:23


1. Yoshino Kimura
2. Nanako Matsushima
I like dis two actresses only...


1. Erika Toda
2. Maki Horikita
3. Yui Aragaki
4. Masami Nagasawa
5. Erika Sawajiri

argh so many... but i can choose 5 only, so dis is it

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Post by aj2005uk » Nov 19th, '07, 10:35


#1. Nagasawa Masami
#2. Inoue Mao
#3. ----
#4. ----
#5. ----


#1. Horikita Maki
#2. Nagasawa Masami
#3. Inoue Mao
#4. Sawajiri Erika
#5. ----
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Post by cute_angel » Nov 19th, '07, 10:45

currently my Top 10:

1. Kitagawa Keiko
2. Ishihara Satomi
3. Aragaki Yui
4. Fukada Kyoko
5. Horikita Maki


6. Sawajiri Erika
7. Toda Erika
8. Itoh Misaki
9. Inoue Mao
10. Ueto Aya
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Post by mrsmilevskyi2001 » Nov 19th, '07, 11:59

5 years ago... i didn't have favourite actress list. i watched it for the actors :roll

as for now, the list goes as:

2. ueno juri
3. horikita maki
4. miyazaki aoi
5. ueto aya

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Post by ranjitha » Nov 19th, '07, 13:02

Then :

1. Inoue Mao
2.Ueto Aya


1.Inoue mao
2.Horikita maki
3.Ueto aya
4.Ayase Haruka
5.Matsu Takako and Ueno Juri

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Post by scaturan » Dec 13th, '07, 02:43

~1997 to mid-2007
1. Miho Kanno
2. Nakama Yukie
3. Misaki Itou
4. Nanako Matsushima
5. Hasegawa Kyoko

~late-2007 to current

1. Motokariya Yuika
2. Kanjiya Shihori
3. Kitagawa Keiko
4. Eri Fukatsu
5. Tanaka Rena
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Post by xtehdeb » Dec 31st, '07, 06:43

not really in order
1. Erika Toda
2. Ayase Haruka
3. Erika Sawajiri
4. Aya Ueto
5. Ishihara Satomi, Aragaki Yui, Inoue Mao

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Post by yt_toshi » Dec 31st, '07, 10:49

Since I haven't visited this thread for over two years now, here's the list that I put together (on the first page of this thread):

My top 5 actresses:

1. Misaki Itoh
2. Rina Uchiyama
3. Tomoko Yamaguchi
4. Ryoko Shinohara
5. Kou Shibasaki

Two years later, here's my new list:

1. Masami Nagasawa (I have a weakness for her smile and just seeing her in a wedding dress make me :wub: . Not a great actress, but her screen presence is something that I can't get out of my head)
2. Tomoko Yamaguchi (Too bad she hasn't acted in a drama since 2004 (she went into semi-retirement in 1996 and briefly returned in 2004), but still a great actress that shouldn't be forgotten)
3. Ryoko Shinohara (I think she gets better with every lead role she gets lately)
4. Kou Shibasaki (Same reason as Ryoko Shinohara)
5. Suzuki Honami (I can never forget her performance in Tokyo Love Story and it's too bad she hasn't acted since 1998. However, a great actress that shouldn't be forgotten)

Rina Uchiyama and Misaki Itoh have been left off my list because I'm unimpressed with the lead roles that they have been given lately, especially for Misaki Itoh.

There are other actresses that would make it to my list, but since I can only have five of them, I'll leave it at that for the time being.

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Post by oberon » Dec 31st, '07, 11:22

My old list
oberon wrote: 1. Aragaki Yui (dragon zakura&gyarusa, damn she's hot)
2. Horikita Maki (Nobuta wo produce & kurosagi)
3 Uchiyama Rina (I still love you :roll )
4 Suzuki Anne (stand up!!)
5 Shibasaki Kou/ Kuriyama Chiaki (beautiful girls with an icecold look)
New list
1. Inoue Mao
2. Horikita Maki
3. Aragaki Yui
4. Kashii Yuu
5. Shibasaki Kou/ Ayase Haruka (can´t choose?!)

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Post by ojouprincess » Dec 31st, '07, 11:43

I don't think I've posted here before. Anyway here's my list.

1. Ayase Haruka (really loved her as Hotaru!)
2. Ueto Aya
3. Shibasaki Kou
4. Matsushima Nanako
5. Nagasawa Masami (well, not really, but I can't think of anyone else)

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Post by Rori » Dec 31st, '07, 12:32

1. Aragaki Yui
2. Ayase Haruka
3. Maya Miki
4. Nakama Yukie
5. Inoue Mao

In no particular order.

Only recently got into Jdrama (I say that, but I think I've been watching dramas for about a year, even so, I don't really have a then and now)

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Post by fifimimi » Jan 14th, '08, 02:29

1. Takeuchi Yuko...she is way up the top on no.1 spot...no.2-5 are light years away from her in my list!

2. Ueno Juri
3. Ayase Haruka
4. ??? undecided
5. ??? undecided

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Post by 8thSin » Jan 14th, '08, 03:02

Few years ago (before I got into lots of movies)
1. Asano Atsuko
2. Shibasaki Kou
3. Tokiwa Takako
4. Matsu Takako
5. Wakui Emi

Now, it's really separated between visual and acting skills... Both are hard to come by :lol
1. Shibasaki Kou - Still one of my favorite actress of all time, excellent film/dorama selection skills (ALL boxoffice or critically positive film/series?!), poor acting.
2. Kanno Miho - Excellent both visually and acting, not appearing in enough movies.
3. Wakui Emi - Has fallen to supporting actress status, but still excellent acting.
4. Nagasawa Masami - Soooo cute, so inconsistent/horrible acting.
5. Narumi Riko/Aoi Yuu- Most promising next-gen actresses :thumleft:
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Post by biniBningPunkista » Jan 14th, '08, 03:08

i've had this thing with really cute actresses... after a couple of years being addicted to Jdramas and Jmovies its still the same.

1. Miyazaki Aoi
2. Inoue Mao
3. Aya Ueto
4. Yu Aoi
5. Ueno Juri

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Post by totemokakkoii » Jan 15th, '08, 11:23

haha... very hard for me to named 5... cos I am only more familiar with 3.... (i only started following up on J dramas recently...)

anyway, after watching some dramas, I liked the following actresses:

Kou Shibasaki --- I like her big eyes and her cool character. Like her after watching Orange Days. love her so much in Galileo and Good Luck.

Ayase Hakura --- Reminded me so much of the Taiwaness sisters Big S and Small S. I liked her after watching Hotaru no Hikari.

Matsu Takako --- Like her after watching really old show... ah... back in the 1990s... can't remembered the Japanese title... she was in the season 2 of the drama...

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Post by Karawhite » Jan 15th, '08, 13:00

I've been watching j-dramas for about 2 and a half years now so i've watched maybe around 30 dramas.

1) Matsushima Nanako
2) Inoue Mao
3) Horikita Maki
4) Fukada Kyoko
5) Miyazaki Aoi

I probably liked these actresses simply because they were all in the earlier stuff i watched, HYD, GTO, Nobuta etc and i really enjoyed watching those series. But now my list has changed to include for the actresses for whom i will watch something no matter how crap it is, simply because their presence is enough to pull the drama through for me.

1) Takeuchi Yuko: She's not the best or the prettiest actress out there but she is definitely the one with the most incredible smile. Her smile is so genuine it truly brightens up my day when i watch her act. Most of her projects are entertaining and she has had some of the best co stars ever Kimura Takuya, Nakai Masahiro, Abe Hiroshi, Tsumabaki Satoshi and now Shingo Katori. What more could you ask for?

2) Matsushima Nanako: I think she is one of the prettiest actresses out there and i enjoy her works a lot. She's acted as a wide range of characters she's very enjoyable to watch.She also has great co stars as well especially in GTO with her husband

3) Inoue Mao: She grows with every role she plays and she just keeps getting better and better as an actress. I find myself waiting excitedly for her next project just so i can see how much she's grown. i've watched her in HYD, Kids war (where she was just a 12 year old kid), First kiss, Hanaikusai, Anmitsuhime, Grave of the firefiles. She's very cute and very charismatic as well.

I like other actresses like Shibasaki Kou, Fukatsu Eri, Yamaguchi Tomoko, Matsu Takako. Hirosue Ryoko because they are great actresses (not really Kou but the others yes) but if the show was boring then i would stop watching it.

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Post by hikkichan » Jan 20th, '08, 17:33


1. Tokiwa Takako
2. Matsuyuki Yasuko
3. Sakai Noriko
4. Yamaguchi Tomoko
5. Hinagata Akiko

... I guess I haven't changed too much over the past 15 years...

1. Tokiwa Takako
2. Matsuyuki Yasuko
3. Shibasaki Kou
4. Mizuki Arida
5. Seto Asaka

Nori-P and the rest just dropped because of their inactivity... Nori-P just couldn't win me back with her role as Maruko's mother.

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Post by MochaValencia » May 5th, '08, 01:44

After seeing more Jdramas, mine has changed in a matter of months. From this list:
MochaValencia wrote:1. Nakama Yukie (she's everywhere, isn't she?)
2. Kanno Miho
3. Hara Sachie (aahh, this is frustrating... I didn't see her name in any of the lists... think she's waaayy better than Misaki.. ok, sorry for the rant~ :P )
4. Amami Yuki (loved her in Jyoou no Kyoushitsu)
5. Zaizen Naomi
To my new top 5 list:
1. Amami Yuki: Amazing.. What more can I say?
2. Wakui Emi: Keyword: intensity... Supporting role or not, you'll definitely notice, or *feel* her.
3. Hara Sachie: Variety in terms of roles, and I think she has grown a lot since she started. I think it's pretty obvious that she's number 1 on my list when I'm in fangirl mode :lol
4. Takeuchi Yuko: hard to explain, actually...
5. Kanjiya Shihori: I think she's the most promising among the young actresses. Range... she has it..

Runners-up are Innoue Mao, Horikita Maki, Zaizen Naomi, Kanno Miho and Matsushima Nanako.


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Post by N-chan » May 8th, '08, 01:19

1) Masami Nagasawa
2) Maki Horikta
3) Ayase Haruka
4) Amami Yuki
5) Riko Narumi

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Your top 5 Dream J-Actress !!!

Post by Naicho » May 12th, '08, 00:38

Fell Free to write the names of your fav J - Actress !! (Make sure you chose her from her quality not just the outter apperance)

Here is the List of my Personal Fav:
1) Ueto Aya
2) Ishihara Satomi
3) Aragaki Yui
4) Sawajiri Erika
5)Horikita Maki

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Post by peachjunkie » May 12th, '08, 01:04

So far I only have one, and that's Horikita Maki. Ueno Juri is ok.

...I need to dive into the J-Drama world more.

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Post by Dhenshu » May 12th, '08, 01:36

1) Takeuchi Yuo - hands down she has the worlds greatest smile.
2) Nakama Yukie - hilarious.. from the first time I saw her in Trick to Gokusen 3.
3) Ueto Aya
4) tied: Sakai Ayana & Matsumoto Rio
5) Itoh Misaki

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Post by Naicho » May 12th, '08, 23:40

Yui Aragaki and Ueto Aya
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Post by koyama22 » May 15th, '08, 03:16

1. Shibasaki Kou: Really, really fun actress to watch on the screen.
2. Ueno Juri: Great actress! Enough said.
3. Takeuchi Yuko: Good actress, very pretty.
4. Aragaki Yui/Nagasawa Masami: ...Just for their cuteness.
5. Shiraishi Miho: Very excited when I see her in something, brightens up whatever she's in, makes me smile. Not in enough!

Edit: Kanno Miho and Narumi Riko should also be on my list. Have to see more films/drama with them in it.

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Post by kathia_sophia » May 16th, '08, 23:12

My refresh:

1 or 2) Inoue Mao or Sawajiri Erika: I love both of them, im a Huge fan so i cant decide

3 or 4) Horikita Maki or Nagasawa Masami: i like them, so i cant decide on them

5) Aibu Saki: love her cuteness, great actress^^

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Post by hanapyupyu » May 26th, '08, 08:33

Updated list:

1) Shibasaki Kou
2) Ueno Juri
3) Miki Nakatani
4) Ryoko Shinohara
5) Aoi Yu

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Post by Kazuya_ » May 26th, '08, 08:52


Matsu Takako
Seto Asaka
Kimura Yoshino
Matsushima Nanako
Matsuyuki Yasuko


Matsu Takako
Fukatsu Eri
Kyono Kotomi
Kimura Yoshino
Yonekura Ryoko

Changes mainly because I don't see the three I dropped in as many roles these days.

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Post by kevcapone22 » May 29th, '08, 03:58

itoh misaki
horikita maki
nagasawa masami

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Post by siutou_amy » Jun 16th, '08, 01:23

I don't think I get to have a top5, haha. But here's my top 3

Aoi Yu
Ueno Juri
Rinku Kikuchi

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Post by avieamber » Jun 16th, '08, 01:52

I don't have 5 but here they are


Matsushima Nanako
Ryoko Hirosue (love her in Shotgun Marriage)

Ueno Juri
Horikita Maki
Aya Ueto

*it changed coz i don't see much of the previous two nowadays, the young generation is taking over i guess* 8)

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Post by str4wb3rry » Jun 16th, '08, 22:53

based on acting

1) Ueto Aya & Yui Aragaki (tie)
2) Aoi Yu
3) Ohgo Suzuka
4) Kitagawa Keiko
5) Ayase Haruka

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Post by sarah117 » Jun 18th, '08, 19:57

i don't have a list of 5, but only 2.. :P


1) Hirosue Ryoko
2) Sawajiri Erika


1) Ueno Juri

2) Takeuchi Yuko

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Post by garnet07 » Aug 14th, '08, 19:55

Haha I don't know about before, forgot to post on this thread. I judge actresses by the overall package (acting -> personality -> look). I know more Japanese actresses than these but others' acting didn't really captivate me much.

1. Nakama Yukie (Trick, Gokusen, Ringu)
2. Ueno Juri (Engine, Nodame, Last Friends, movies)
3. Aya Ueto (Koukou Kyoushi 2003, Attention Please, Ace wo Nerai, Yoshitsune, Azumi, so many more)
4. Inoue Mao (loved her the most on HYD, no one could have done it any better)
5. Shida Mirai (so young, yet so talented)

Honorable mention (well only seen a couple of their dramas but thought they were pretty good)

Amami Yuki (Around 40 and Jyou no Kyoushitsu)
Ayase Haruka (Sekachu, Byakuyakou, Tatta Hitotsu, Hotaru no Hikari, more)
Horikita Maki (Nobuta, Hanakimi, movies)
Fukuda Mayuko (Byakuyakou, Jyou no Kyoushitsu)
Tokiwa Takako (Beautiful Life, Long Love Letter)
Fukatsu Eri (Million Stars Fall From Sky, Change)
Takeuchi Yuko (Pride, Lunch Queen, Mukudono)
Matsushima Nanako (Yamato Nadeshiko, HYD)
Aragaki Yui (Shibuya 15, My Boss My Hero, Koizora)
Sawajiri Erika (especially in 1 Litre of Tears)
Erika Toda (Nobuta, Liar Game, Tatta Hitotsu, HYD 2,Death Note Movie, more)
Ryoko Shinohara (Anego, Mukodono, more)
Ohgo Suzuka (Sexy Voice and Robo, young Yankumi from Gokusen)
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Post by Charismaho » Aug 20th, '08, 01:22

In no particular order; Aibu Saki, Ueno Juri, Nagasawa Masami and Miyazaki Aoi. I don't know who the fifth person would be.. maybe Becky because she's so unusual?

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My top 5 actresses

Post by chocoasaurus » Dec 11th, '08, 01:29

Before I just had Kitagawa Keiko in my might.
But now:
1/ Horikita Maki (she is the best of the best, she is my only day light :wub:)
2/ Ueto Aya (kawaii, I love her since Attention Plz and I turn crazy about her after listening to Namida no Niji)
3/ Kitagawa Keiko (my beloved Sailor Mars)
4/ Toda Erika (Love her in Nobuta & Code Blue)
5/ Kaho (noticed her from Joou no Kyoshitsu, like her since Zenigata, love her now in 4 Shimai Tantei)
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Post by ihatelag » Dec 11th, '08, 01:48

Versalius wrote:YEa..guess misaki itoh really has some charms other actresses don't.
my 1 through 5 = Ito Misaski :wub:


From here: http://bakascorner.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... to-masaki/

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Post by Ladymercury » Dec 12th, '08, 22:56


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Post by miznagase » Dec 12th, '08, 23:45

ueno juri, shibasaki kou, inoue mao, nakashima mika (nana and ryusei no kizuna)

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Post by bmwracer » Dec 12th, '08, 23:48

<--- 1. Juri-chan
2. Yonekura Ryoko
3. Konishi Manami
4. Natsukawa Yui
5. Shibasaki Kou

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Post by taira-yamashita » Dec 13th, '08, 02:28

Mine our! xD

1: Amami Yuki
2: Yonekura Ryoko
3: Ito Misaki
4:Ueno Juri
5:Suzuki Kyoka

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Post by rebornsoul » Dec 15th, '08, 12:10

sawajiri erika
inoue mao

thats all :wub:

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Post by r3ika » Dec 15th, '08, 12:21

cant find my old post :mrgreen:

1. renbutsu misako
2. kichise michiko
3. kawashima umika
4. nagasawa masami
5. aragaki yui

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Post by colyn7 » Dec 16th, '08, 16:41

Oguri Shun
Yamada Takayuki
Haruma Miura
Hiro Mizushima
Satomi Ishihara...

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Post by chocoasaurus » Dec 16th, '08, 17:48

colyn7 wrote:Oguri Shun
Yamada Takayuki
Haruma Miura
Hiro Mizushima
Satomi Ishihara...
Are they all JActresses? :unsure:

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Post by Karate-ka » Dec 16th, '08, 18:16

colyn7 wrote:Oguri Shun
Yamada Takayukio
Haruma Miura
Satomi Ishihara...
The only one who belongs in that list i Ishara satomi since she is the only J-ACTRESS

The rest are either actors or singers...
  • Horikita Maki
    Aibu Saki
    Ishihara Satomi
    Kuroki Meisa
    Shoko Nakagawa

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Post by colyn7 » Dec 16th, '08, 18:46

aw.. I'm think I'm lost..

wahahaha.... Is there a thread for Japanese Actors then? ehhehe

Anyway, YUI has a movie so i considered her an actress too..
Taiyou no Uta is one great movie.. hehehe.. Its when I started listening to her songs..

Satomi Ishihara... i Love her simplicity... Especially after watching H2 Kimi to Itahibi (thought I watched it cause of Yamada Takayuki)... and Waterboys..

sorry.. I'm Lost.. I like Itoh Misaki also.. and the girl who played Kaoru Amane's bestfriend in Taiyou no Uta drama.. she's really pretty...

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Post by silencio » Dec 17th, '08, 01:28

not five, but here goes

1. Itoh Misaki ( she started my jdorama addiction)
2. Aya Ueto (i thought she was over-rated, but she is not!)
3. Kanno Miho (very good actress)
4. Keiko Kitagawa

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Post by Jeanxi » Dec 24th, '08, 23:16

My favorites have mostly changed except for my No.1 j-actress :D

1. Matsushima Nanako
2. Shinohara Ryoko
3. Matsuzaka Keiko
4. Kuroki Hitomi
5. Takeuchi Yuko

I miss Matsushima Nanako!! I wish she would take more roles or more people would use her as a lead actress :cry: (I basically watched Hana Yori Dango just so I could see her :lol)

I think it's obvious from my list that I admire older women, since all of the actresses listed are 30+ with the exception of Takeuchi Yuko (but she's getting close). I think older actresses are so much more charismatic than the younger ones and their acting seems much more complex to me. I would also add Itoh Misaki except I admire her more as a model than as an actress (she's not that good at acting IMO).

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Post by bmwracer » Dec 24th, '08, 23:49

chocoasaurus wrote:
colyn7 wrote:Oguri Shun
Yamada Takayuki
Haruma Miura
Hiro Mizushima
Satomi Ishihara...
Are they all JActresses? :unsure:
LOL, they do look like girls. :lol

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Post by tkah » Dec 25th, '08, 00:28

Matsushima Nanako - both in Majo no Jouken and Hana Yori Dango
Kichise Michiko - Bloody Monday and some other dramas I have seen her in
Shibasaki Kou - Good Luck/Orange Days
Inoue Mao - Hana Yori Dango
Kuroki Hitomi - Good Luck/Majo no Jouken

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Post by lenrasoon » Dec 25th, '08, 01:33

i think that my top actress changed as i saw more dramas, and definitely will change in the future...

Top 5 was:

1. Inoue Mao
2. Nakama Yukie
3. Koyuki
4. Ueno Juri
5. Shinohara Ryoko

My Recently Top 5:

1. Amami Yuki
2. Shinohara Ryoko
3. Nakama Yukie
4. Takeuchi Yuuko
5. Shida Mirai (she's very young yet so talented <3)

my top 5 changed but that doesn't mean that i don't like or that i don't find them talented anymore, i still want watch every drama they in...

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Post by colyn7 » Jan 17th, '09, 21:42

bmwracer wrote:
chocoasaurus wrote:
colyn7 wrote:Oguri Shun
Yamada Takayuki
Haruma Miura
Hiro Mizushima
Satomi Ishihara...
Are they all JActresses? :unsure:
LOL, they do look like girls. :lol
LoL... :cry:

I've gotten a good List now...

Japanese Actresses
~Ueto Aya
~Itoh Misaki
~Satomi Ishihara
~Mizusawa Elena
~Nakama Yukie

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Post by fifimimi » Mar 22nd, '09, 03:15

1. Takeuchi Yuko
2. Ueno Juri
3. Toda Erika
4. Karina
5. Kimura Yoshino (would have been Amami Yuki but recently watch Kimura Yoshino and totally captivated by her!)

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Post by freelife » Mar 23rd, '09, 17:15

Basically, I've started watching j-dramas this year, so my list hasn't really changed a lot, maybe just some little ups and downs by watching more dramas, this one is the current (and quite stable one :D). It's a top 7 by the way, 'cause 5-7 can sort of change places a lot of times. I love japanese actresses, they can express emotions a lot clearer and make it feel really pure. They can play a variety of roles and really make me enjoy the series every time.

My top 7 :P

1. Horikita Maki
2. Inoue Mao
3. Ueno Juri
4. Nakama Yukie
5. Nagazawa Masami
6. Nose Karina
7. Dokyu Saeko

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Post by shinjirei » Apr 20th, '09, 03:26

here's my list:
1. Matsu Takako (then and now) how can after love generation, hero and hiroshima she's irreplaceable
2. Takeuchi Yuko (lunch queen, pride and especially ima, ai ni yukimasu)
*u could consider the 2 above as the 'then' list. the 'now' list is jus with 3 more added below.

3. Ueno Juri (after watching her act like someone with a screw loose in Nodame, the total change in character in last friends blew my mind!she was so intense in dere!tho i dun like the last few epi of LF)
4. Horikita Maki (aft watching NwP)
5. YUI? (if u consider the movie which she was in..haha)
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Post by rurikomai » Apr 20th, '09, 14:38

1) Maki Horikita (nobody can beat maki-chan, she's sooo kawaii ) :lol :P
2) YUI (for me, she's considered since her TNU movie really touches me) :cry:
3) Aragaki YUI (due to papa no musume, and koizora, i kinda like her acting)
4) Keiko Kitagawa (wat can i say, mop girl)
5) Erika Sawajiri (since she's not in the industry nowadays, she's on my list) :cheers:

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Post by mahirghari » Apr 20th, '09, 15:04

1. Shibasaki Kou (So hilarious, so beautiful, can't get enough)
2. Inoue Mao (After HYD, can't get enough of her)
3. Kitagawa Keiko (Super hottest and most beautiful in Japan)
4. Shinohara Ryoko (Even at her age she is sexier and better looking then most of the other girls, she kicks major ass)
5. Shida Mirai (Been making dramas since before she could walk, seriously, major talent)

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Post by japanfe » May 7th, '09, 13:29

1. Toda Erica
2. Maki Horikita
3. Megumi Sato
4. YUI
5. Iwasa Mayuko

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Post by technohive » Oct 3rd, '09, 08:24

Well their is only one that I like when it comes to Japanese actress and that is Inoue Mao

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Post by cdennisalex » Oct 8th, '09, 06:09

my top 5 actress are:

1. takako matsu ( love her in hidden blade, i love her in traditional kimono dress.. hope she'll e-mail me.)
2. uchiyama reina ( love her in moto kare)
3. itoh masaki ( mysterious actress for me..)
4. satomi ishihara ( miss her..)
5. takeuchi yuko ( love her in pride )

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Post by williambloke » Oct 8th, '09, 06:59

Mine were:

1. Ueto Aya
2. Ayase Haruka
3. Ayana Sakai
4. Toda Erika
5. Aoi Miyazaki

Now they are:

1. Aoi Yu (the best of the best!!)
2. Ayase Haruka
3. Ueto Aya
4. Toda Erika
5. Yoshitaka Yuriko

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The Best

Post by yagami7gnr » Apr 14th, '10, 00:11

1) Fukatsu Eri - Amazing acting skills and extremely cute at he same time (sora kara...; slow dance; OD)

2) Shiraishi Miho - A J-beauty and an underrated actress (Jnkama-san I miss you)

3 Takeuchi Yuko / Nanako Matsushima - the actresses with thebest smile duo

4) Matsu Takako - beautiful and talented

5) Natsukawa Yui / Shibasaki Kou - one blew me with her performace in a single drama (KDO) and the other talented (ochiri / ichibo)

Special consderation: Kuninaka Ryko, Hirosue Ryoko, Ueno Juri and Tanaka Rena[/list]

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Post by ocha.antik » Apr 18th, '10, 04:16

1. Horikita Maki (since I'm a fan of her :mrgreen:,,,she's my numero uno)
2. Inoue Mao
3. Ueto Aya
4. Ueno Juri
5. Nakama Yukie

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Post by AiaNP » Apr 18th, '10, 04:59

Rather than my list changing, it's grown... So, now, here we go:

1. Takeuchi Yuko
2. Fukatsu Eri
3. Nakama Yukie
4. Tokiwa Takako
5. Ueno Juri
HM: Matsu Takako

I'll usually watch anything with Takeuchi Yuko and/or Fukatsu Eri in it, but I'll often need "something more" (like interesting plot, co-actor/ess, etc.) to watch most dramas by the rest.

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Post by hiroryo » Jun 9th, '10, 08:46

Matsushima Nanako
Horikita Maki
Nakama Yukie
Shinohara Ryoko
Matsu Takako

Hirosue Ryoko

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Post by bmwracer » Jun 9th, '10, 13:51

No change, except the order:

1. Ueno Juri
2. Yonekura Ryoko
3. Natsukawa Yui
4. Konishi Manami
5. Miyazaki Aoi

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Post by miznagase » Jun 15th, '10, 06:47

1. ueno juri
2. sawajiri erika
3. mizukawa asami
4. naka riisa
5. nakama yukie

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Re: [poll] Your top 5 fav Jp actress, still the same or changed?

Post by Yanez » Jun 23rd, '19, 04:22

Good question!
If I compare my current preferences with the ones I had, say, 10 years ago, they have indee changed! Furthermore, while back then my top5 were pretty easy to name - since I hadn't watched so many doramas and therefore it was way easier to pick - nowadays I find it difficult to name only 5 (and I also have to add that my top5 now change more frequently, depending on the last doramas I've watched - note that I don't only watch new ones; actually, I like mixing them, so I may watch one from the 90s, then a recent one, then one from 10 years ago, etc....and with every one I watch I may "discover" even an older actress I still hadn't noticed before).

Anyway, 10 years ago my top5 would've been something like this:

1) Fukatsu Eri
2) Matsushima Nanako
3) Takeuchi Yuko
4) Ishihara Satomi
5) Shinohara Ryoko

Right now, I'd go with:

1) Wakui Emi
2) Yoshitaka Yuriko
3) Koike Eiko
4) Kanno Miho
5) Aoi Yu
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Re: [poll] Your top 5 fav Jp actress, still the same or changed?

Post by Neologic » Jun 23rd, '19, 09:53

well for me its

Keiko Kitagawa
Ueno Juri
Inoue Mao
Horikita Maki
Aragaki Yui

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Re: [poll] Your top 5 fav Jp actress, still the same or changed?

Post by Yanez » Aug 11th, '19, 12:35

Yanez wrote: Jun 23rd, '19, 04:22 ...nowadays I find it difficult to name only 5 (and I also have to add that my top5 now change more frequently, depending on the last doramas I've watched - note that I don't only watch new ones; actually, I like mixing them, so I may watch one from the 90s, then a recent one, then one from 10 years ago, etc....and with every one I watch I may "discover" even an older actress I still hadn't noticed before).


1) Wakui Emi
2) Yoshitaka Yuriko
3) Koike Eiko
4) Kanno Miho
5) Aoi Yu
See what I mean? :lol Not even two months went by, and I already have to add a new entry to my top5:

MORIKAWA AOI :wub: :notworthy:

(out goes either Kanno Miho or Aoi Yu...possibly the former, as I've meanwhile watched a coupla dramas with her and didn't like 'em...)

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