[poll] Most Popular JE actor.

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[poll] Most Popular JE actor.

Post by pinkstars » Feb 27th, '07, 11:29

among YOUNG JE ACTORS
uHmm..probably between 18 to 25 years old.
in terms of their fans and prOjects..

wHo do yOu think he is? :D
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Post by Syuichi » Feb 27th, '07, 11:33

I think its Kimura Takuya.

Since its actors 18-25 I'll go with Yamada Takayuki.
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Post by AzNightDreams » Feb 27th, '07, 11:39

it is kimura takuya right?
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Post by blackcoffee » Feb 27th, '07, 17:50

lol kimura takuya's 35 i think...

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Post by marmar » Feb 28th, '07, 05:44

I would say Jun...but then again I could be wrong.

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Post by shama129 » Feb 28th, '07, 05:49

it would have to be a tie between yamapi and kame
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Post by AzNightDreams » Feb 28th, '07, 22:52

oh u edited the first post.. kk.. then i agree wif shama
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Post by leigh1381 » Mar 3rd, '07, 09:14

shama129 wrote:it would have to be a tie between yamapi and kame
yeah it's a close fight between kame and yamapi......

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I think its Kimura Takuya
lol....he is already 35

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I would say Jun...but then again I could be wrong.
maybe......
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Post by sunfeet » Mar 4th, '07, 02:11

i'd say it was between kame and yamapi, as well. both have had their share of amazing popular dramas.

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Post by Syuichi » Mar 4th, '07, 02:39

I didn't notice that they edited the first post. I'll go with Takky.
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Post by ittiou » Mar 4th, '07, 02:52

Ryo was pretty good in Ichi Ritoru no Namida.
Junno was also pretty good in Happy!, but that was only a drama special...we'll have to see how he does in the next season..

Nino is a REALLY good actor...

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Post by pinkuonigiri » Mar 4th, '07, 03:18

Syuichi wrote: Since its actors 18-25 I'll go with Yamada Takayuki.
Yamada Takayuki isn’t in JE <<;;

I’d have to say either yamapi or matsujun, they always seem to be consistently popular.

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Post by Syuichi » Mar 4th, '07, 03:27

I missed another important part. Hmm in Johnny Ent I would have to say Yamapi or Takky. Since Taiyou no Kisetsu is one of my favorites drama I'll go with him.

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Post by daisukides » Mar 4th, '07, 03:36

Judging by the number of posts in the yamashita tomohisa thread I would have to say him... :lol

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Post by pinkstars » Mar 4th, '07, 09:09

AzNightDreams wrote:it is kimura takuya right?
yEs. i'm sorry i edited it..
i didnt knOw that takUya kimura is a JE actor. silly me.
gOmen. :D
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Post by pinkstars » Mar 4th, '07, 09:11


@ Syuichi and AzNightDreams-
yEs. i'm sorry i edited it..gOmen ne. :scratch:
i didnt knOw that takUya kimura is a JE actor. silly me. :D
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Post by AzNightDreams » Mar 4th, '07, 17:06

its k =)
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Post by arabian » Mar 4th, '07, 17:10

They are two..

Yamapi & kame..
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Post by gemtsoi » Mar 4th, '07, 17:20

Definitely Yamapi's up there. Kame and MatsuJun, too. These three seem to be carrying off all the honours in popularity where acting is concerned...

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Post by Issy » Mar 4th, '07, 17:50

arabian wrote:They are two..

Yamapi & kame..
in recent ranking in one of entertaiment magazines
1- Takuya Kimura came first again.
and
2- Jun matsumoto

kame and yamapi are still kohais (juniors) and they still got long way to get to their sempais state. in japanese entertaiment and specially between Johnny boys the ranking between kohais and sempais is respected dearly. these two are cute enough for me and i watch all their dramas but they are not in their top form yet like takuya. the matter of cutness is something else.
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Post by phramc » Mar 4th, '07, 18:31

^^^interesting. I would've guessed Yamapi or Jun maybe kame.

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Post by AzNightDreams » Mar 4th, '07, 18:36

yes but i can never tell..
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Post by gemtsoi » Mar 5th, '07, 03:09

The topic was 'young JE actors from 18-25' though... :) Takuya isn't anywhere near that age range!

But thanks for the information, it was interesting.

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Post by leigh1381 » Mar 14th, '07, 06:30

pinkstars wrote:
AzNightDreams wrote:it is kimura takuya right?
yEs. i'm sorry i edited it..
i didnt knOw that takUya kimura is a JE actor. silly me.
gOmen. :D
somebody correct me if i'm wrong....

kimura takuya is a member of smap and it's under the je......

the point is he'salready 35.....
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Post by baka_maki » Mar 19th, '07, 07:43

Luv all three of them. Im not exactly sure but im in Australia atm, and i find that Pi is slightly(VERY slightly) more popular than Kame. Havent always been watching on Jun but of coz, i luv him in HYD 2 :lol * I would say between Jun and Pi *

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Post by karin-chan » Mar 20th, '07, 07:33

tAKiZwA hIdEaKi :thumleft:

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Post by zinaa » Mar 20th, '07, 07:48

karin-chan wrote:tAKiZwA hIdEaKi :thumleft:

yeh i think he is a good actor... i saw two of his dramas ... mostly i love him in Strawberry On The Shortcake with Fukada Kyoko ... :wub:
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Post by evil_zai » Mar 20th, '07, 12:40

hmmn..among the younger generation, i think it's takki.

but yamapi and kame are getting more attention nowadays.

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Post by Wuzixi » Mar 21st, '07, 19:22

Hideaki Takizawa or Jun Matsumoto ,,,also maybe Kameneshiya Kazuya

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Post by Neji-sama » Mar 21st, '07, 19:36

Yamashita and Nino

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Post by wnndy » Mar 21st, '07, 19:45

in my opinion it's yamashita and jun and kame

but i love jin the mostt xD
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Post by junlover » Mar 21st, '07, 19:49

I´ll have to say Jun!!!
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Post by Albatrice » Mar 21st, '07, 19:52

According to a poll, Jin and Pi are the most popular...
But I prefer Jun.

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Post by takkichi » Mar 21st, '07, 19:55

I like Yamapi but I'd have to say it's probably MatsuJun!

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Post by foofeh » Mar 21st, '07, 20:04

Pi/Kame seems to be most popular among JE fans, but MatsuJun's success and talent (acting ability) surpasses both of theirs by far.

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Post by Squall_Ryuji » Mar 22nd, '07, 07:15

Aww... Cannot be over 25 ? sad... my Odagiri Jo is 31 this year :cry:

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Post by Neji-sama » Mar 22nd, '07, 14:29

foofeh wrote:Pi/Kame seems to be most popular among JE fans, but MatsuJun's success and talent (acting ability) surpasses both of theirs by far.
Noway... Maybe Kame's but not Yamashitas.

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Post by dramaholic love » Aug 10th, '07, 09:36

For me it would be JUN,
Jun's been a lot of dramas lately.. Not to mention he won an award "Best Actor" for his drama Bambino~ ^^
that's what I think

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Post by IndieRockerette » Aug 10th, '07, 09:52

YAMASHITA TOMOHISA.

It's a hard question because there's differing views between groups. As a younger JE fan, it's most likely Yamapi, Kame, or Jin. For the older types it's Kimura Takuya hands down (even though he doesn't technically qualify since he's 35) because all his dramas are pretty much hits and SMAP is still really popular with the older crowd. Second would most likely be Jun because he's pretty experienced in the acting catagory and not to mention Arashi has their fair share of fangirls (not that I'm saying Arashi is for old people, but I'm just pointing out that they've been around longer than say NEWS or KT).

Personally, I think Yamapi is the most popular :heart: .
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Post by Namida Iro » Aug 10th, '07, 09:56

YamaPi! :wub: He's been in quite a few dramas and I bet he's going to make it much bigger next year when the Kurosagi the movie comes out!
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Post by Shiget^ » Aug 10th, '07, 10:03

I think its Takuya Kimura

then Hideaki Takizawa (tho he's not making dramas now)

Nino

Yamashita Tomohisa

Matsumoto Jun

Kamenashi Kazuya

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Post by untitledmelody » Aug 10th, '07, 13:09

Hmm...
I personally am a fan of Kame, but I pretty much know that he doesn't rank that high on the popularity scale since he's still very new compared to the other JE idols. YamaPi has a larger fan base and I admit he's got the looks and the acting skills (he really shone in Nobuta wo Produce and Kurosagi)... But like many has mentioned here, Kame and YamaPi are both from
the later generation and have still got a lot to learn from their seniors.
Kimura Takuya is a veteran actor and it's no wonder that stats say that he's the most popular... I practically grew up watching his dramas! (though I can't remember most of them now... what was that one that he played a dedicated pianist??)
And also Takizawa Hideaki... He's a cutie and a good actor... But he's been MIA for quite some time already...
Anyway this thread is talking abt the younger ppl...
So my conclusion is MatsuJun! (Though I've never watched his dramas and don't really like him that much personally. :whistling: ... Sorry MatsuJun fans! :lol )
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Post by yiko_chan » Aug 11th, '07, 03:52

pinkuonigiri wrote:
I’d have to say either yamapi or matsujun, they always seem to be consistently popular.
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Post by kawaiimomo » Aug 11th, '07, 04:09

I'd have to say Kimura Takuya, most of his dramas are very high rated and everything he is in is like an atamatic hit in ratings! i'd have to say he's the most popular in general all over Japan. next i think would be Matsumoto Jun and i think yamapi

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Post by babiexd » Aug 11th, '07, 04:19

I would say Yamapi...JE boy and very very very popular

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Post by Squall_Ryuji » Aug 11th, '07, 04:53

Well, I only like yamapi in Nobuta wo produce, and may be kurosagi also...

By the way, Namida Iro, the 2nd photo in your signature is so funny, what movie is it from ? :D

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Post by babyviolet » Aug 11th, '07, 05:02

YAMAPI :wub:

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Post by IndieRockerette » Aug 11th, '07, 05:21

Squall_Ryuji wrote:Well, I only like yamapi in Nobuta wo produce, and may be kurosagi also...

By the way, Namida Iro, the 2nd photo in your signature is so funny, what movie is it from ? :D
I'm not Namida Iro but I'll answer for her if she doesn't mind :lol .. it's YAMAPI in his latest drama, Proposal Daisakusen! It was in the first episode where he was running late for Rei's wedding. Goshh I'm such a fangirl.. I remember down to the very scene XD !! Oh and I love the gifs Namida Iro! Pi is sooo smexy :heart: !

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Post by namillise » Aug 11th, '07, 05:22

Between 18 and 25, I'm going to go with Matsumoto Jun. Yamapi certainly has his fair share of dramas, and is a very popular idol, but I think as an actor, Matsujun is more popular. He's starred in more hit dramas than Yamapi: Gokusen, Kimi wa Petto, HYD1, HYD2 and Bambino versus Yamapi's Nobuta wo Produce, Kurosagi and Proposal Daisakusen. As for overall popularity, in terms of being a singer and such? That's a bit harder to say.

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Post by melonyhappy » Aug 11th, '07, 05:29

Jun probably.... HYD was huge! I think...
My favs are Jun, Yamapi and Kame.

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Post by cluelessyf » Aug 11th, '07, 05:49

takky, nino, & jun are really good actors. YAMAPI :wub: and kame's dramas are good and popular, but their acting's not that WOW material.. i see yamapi improving a lot thoguh hehehee can't wait for kurosagi!!!

i wish oguri shun was in je =[ he's SUCH a good actor!!! and is friends w/ alot of je guys..
jin hasn't been in enough dramas in my opinion... and isn't especially great either.. just good looking :)

oh and for lil je boys.. Yamada Ryousuke is super cute :D his acting could be a lil better though, but still he's just a kid haha, go watch out for him!

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Post by hamstaball » Aug 11th, '07, 06:00

Matsumoto Jun ---- HANDS DOWN. (feet down too)
His acting is way more professional than his singing career (sadly) but I still love him to death. His talent of acting practically has surprised me from the beginning and now it's like a drug that I need XD cuz damn, that boy can act his butt off :]

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Post by NgocLan » Aug 11th, '07, 09:42

Matsumoto Jun = very good, very convincing, very versatile.

As a second, I think that Kamenashi Kazuya is the one to look out for. There is still room for a lot of improvement, but the boy has a lot of potential.

And as for Yamapi, he doesn't have a lot of facial expressions now, does he? (I'm gonna get bricked by yamapi fangirls, but oh well..) I still enjoy his dramas though, but they are nowhere near mindblowing.

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Post by timmynugget » Aug 14th, '07, 00:05

In terms of Dramas....
1.Yamashita Tomohisa
The name says it all...
2. Matsumoto Jun
Choose good roles= fame
3. Kamenashi Kazuya
Another good roles=fame

Up-incoming~~ Ikuma Toma!

In terms of Movies/Dramas
Ninomiya Kazunari
With already with an 'Hollywood film'...

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Post by dramaholic love » Aug 26th, '07, 10:58

so far, Jun tops my list.. after HYD, he got another drama..Bambino, next is Yamapi~!!
I agree with TIMMYNUGGET, in movies,, NINO got picked to do a Hollywood film..

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Post by Tiyo » Aug 27th, '07, 13:54

Jun first and then Nino - you can't forget that he is first of JE boys to appear in Hollywood blockbuster ^.-
then mayby YamaPi
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Post by bridgethime » Aug 27th, '07, 14:56

Up-incoming~~ Ikuma Toma!


i soo agree with timmynugget! :D
hope he gets tons of good projects after hana kimi. :-)

jun and nino.. hyd really is huge and nino's got letters from iwo jima..

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Post by crescent » Aug 29th, '07, 22:51

Ofcours Pi!! Yamapi!!!
Anyway.. you can see the variety of his roles... starting with IWGP, then Stand Up, Nobuta, Sore Wa, Dragon Zakura, Kurosagi, ProDai.. and then Movies... Shounen wa tori ni natta.. Byakkotai... where he managed to act as a samurai (wow) and now.. he's doing a film 'Kurosagi' ... and I have a feeling that that's gonna be HUGE!!!
pluss.. He's the best looking JE!!!
I think he's the best looking actor in the world XD

And.. WOW.. I didn't know Nino was in 'Letters from Iwo Jima' wow, wow, wow!
haha :) that's great ;)
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Post by sahansah » Jan 31st, '08, 18:20

Well I think the Kimura Takuya is a very good actor but since his kinda old you don't see many gals going kyaaaaa over him in this forum XD

Kimura Takuya and Nagase are by far the better JE actors

In terms of popularity then its Yamapi. Yamapi is a decent actor loved his role as Akira in Nobuta :lol but I think Jun is the better actor out of all the younger Johnny's
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Post by dirujjj » Jan 31st, '08, 19:03

^ Nino from Arashi is really good too :-)

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Post by lilswtangel » Jan 31st, '08, 21:25

the most popular JE actor of all time has to be Kimura Takuya and SMAP members.

but for the young actors under 25, I have mixed feelings about this because the answere could be either Takki or MatsuJun or Ryo or YamaPi/Kame (Shuji to Akira) depending on the timeline chronologically when their dramas were popular.

Takizawa Hideaki because of "Majo no Joukon" and his growing status after that drama.

then, with "Kimi no Petto", Jun's popularity rose but of course he was already well-known then as member of Arashi. And......of course...along goes "HanaDan" and BAM! MatsuJun's popularity skyrocketed!

"1 Liter of Tears" managed to show the spotlight on Ryo as an actor with his role as "Asou Haruto".

but in more recent years, Pi-chan and Kame have been garnering a lot fans especially with "Nobuta no Produce" which in turn had newer fans turn to Pi's older dramas and look forward to his newer ones + the "Kurosagi" movie. I think with "NwP", a lot of the fans end up doing/saying silly things that Pi's and Kame's characters did/say in the drama which managed to maintain how special their characters were: "Akira SHOCK!", "flapping arms while running down the stairs" <~ *ahem*, "bye-bye-cycle", etc. Or the "gunshot finger pose and 'BANG!'" from "Kurosagi"~ Also, Pi might have been coined popular in the late 90's with "IWGP" but unknown to his newer fans until after they discovered him in "NwP"~ Me? it was "Stand Up" where Pi caught my eye. but "NwP" had a lot to do with my Pi-chan fandom.

though, for some of the older members of D-A, some might agree that Nino and Sho are the more popular actors before "NwP" was a hit. "Stand Up" (with Nino and Pi) and "Kisarazu Cat's Eye" (Junichi and Sho) were pretty popular dramas~ :)

Then there are the other JE rising stars: Jin, Toma, and even Koki!....and recently, Junno! ROFLMAO~

In terms of Big Screen: the members of Arashi with their "Pikanchi Life" prequel and sequel + Sho's "Kisarazu's Nihon Series" Movie SP~

nowadays, I can vouch for the next big stars of JE: Yamada Ryosuke and Fujigaya Taisuke~ or maybe I'm just biased to Taisuke-chan because he's my favorite Jr~ XD but his acting in "Byakkotai" was very good! and of course Ryosuke has already got supporting leading roles in "Tantei Gakuen Q" and the more recent "1 Pound no Fukuin"

popular JE actors over 25 but not including SMAP members? Nagase Tomoya and Okada Junichi~ I don't think I need an explanation for why, right? *winks*

however, one thing I can be sure of: Kimura Takuya = most popular JE actor ever!
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Post by koyama22 » Jan 31st, '08, 21:36

I think Ninomiya Kazunari is the best actor of the bunch, although Jun has had some very convincing roles, like the last 10 or so minute scene of Boku Wa Imouto Ni Koi Wo Suru where they are playing rock-paper-scizzors. Kame is fun to watch, and Yamapi as well. Yamapi has had some great acting scenes in Dragon Zakura and Proposal Daisakusen...he also has the Kurosagi movie coming out.

Kimura Takuya and Nagase Tomoya are great actors as well~Kimutaku was nominated for best actor at the Japan Academy Awards in 2006 for playing a blind samurai in Bushi no Ichibun, but JE declined him saying he was up against more respected actors or something.

As for most popular...I'd say Yamapi right now for the younger generation and Kimura Takuya of past(although he's still mega mega popular)

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Post by lilswtangel » Jan 31st, '08, 21:43

^In terms of best acting, I would have to agree that Nino is by far the most talented~ and I had came to that conclusion even before he was casted in Clint Eastwood's film "Letters from Iwo Jima".

And then, there's Toma whose credibility as an actor continues to amaze me~

As far as popularity goes, best acting doesn't always equate most popular. :(
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Post by yingaling84 » Feb 1st, '08, 00:02

Since Kimura Takuya is over 25, I'd say....Matsumoto Jun or Yamashita Tomohisa.
lilswtangel wrote:And then, there's Toma whose credibility as an actor continues to amaze me~
Me too. :wub: But, he's far from being the most popular.
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Post by sahansah » Feb 1st, '08, 00:31

Nino as in Ninomiya Kazunari right? I've only seen him in Stand Up!! So I don't know alot about his acting credentials. He was in Letters from Iwo Jima? I haven't seen that movie :sweat: How big a role was it?

Hmmmm I haven't heard of half of the JE boys that people have been saying! And everyones like using nicknames which makes it even more difficult for me to know who you guys are on about! lol - I'm not into JE's (as in the music but I do like the odd track. I don't make it my buisness to find out who's who in JEs and I really don't have any idea what band or group a JE actor is in lol) and I don't think I ever will I dislike the whole of Johnny's Entertainment because to me it seems they have an unhealthy stranglehold on the Japanese entertainment buisness. I mean alot of Doramas have a Johnny's in them. The mind boggles really there are alot of more talented non-Johhny actors yet they don't seem to be getting much recognition or big roles. Thats my perception but I don't know scant about the Japanese television industry and perhaps JE's doesn't have as much an influence as I think..... but I still am wary about JE's as a whole. To me they seem like an organised crime family XD (I got this perception that JE's harass producers or whoever into signing up a Johhny's for an upcoming dorama or something dunno why...Seriously like the Mafia, dictating the specifics of a dorama and who else should star in it as well.....I fear they have the power to drive alot of other talent agencies into the groud if they say something against them :fear: )
koyama22 wrote: Kimura Takuya and Nagase Tomoya are great actors as well~Kimutaku was nominated for best actor at the Japan Academy Awards in 2006 for playing a blind samurai in Bushi no Ichibun, but JE declined him saying he was up against more respected actors or something.
Like what the heck!? Johnny declining Kimutaku from being nominated? Thats is just WTF! Its not his right to do that! If Kimutaku has been nominated then its because his done good just because his up against some other actors who Johnny percieves as "more respectable" is well beyond belief...Its just stinks and I am disgusted...This is what I mean like some Mafioso :glare:

Still whatever I think of JE's there are some talented actors that come through which is good and they are not just getting recognition simply because they are from JE's or some sort of Idol beforehand (Which is prob the case for most of the JE's alot of crazy fans going kyaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I gotta concede Johhny is one clever and very astute man)

Anyways I think Kubozuka Yousuke is a very good actor indeed probably better then most of the Johhny's but he had to go and have that accident :-( Hopefully he can regain momentum and kick start his dorama career. I wish he hasn't given up on that :-(
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Post by koyama22 » Feb 1st, '08, 00:51

^Kubozuka Yosuke is an amazing actor. He's had a few movies since the accident and I really hope he has a lot more. Just a bright non-JE star thats incredibly fun to watch on the screen. (If you haven't seen this guy, you need to watch the drama Ikebukuro West Gate Park and the Jmovie Go)

I agree that there are a lot of non-JE actors that are better, although most of the time that doesn't sell. Popularity tends to sell. And most JE actors take it very seriously to do their best in acting, a lot of them are really good.

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Post by babyxdorkii » Feb 1st, '08, 01:14

I'll probably say Matsu Jun, his dramas projects tends to get great/decent ratings nothing really low in particular.

However my fave je actor is Yamapi, but he still got a long way to go. But he does get decent ratings since any of his drama projects in 2005 and on.

Whoever say kame, >.< his dramas ratings are REALLY REALLY low however nobuta wo produce was one of his better project excluding the already popular sequal of gokusen2.

btw, what accident are you talking about regarding Kubozuka Yousuke , i like him in long love letter w/ yamapi, his looks and acting. i watched him in other dramas as well, gto, ikeburo west gate park,etc.
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Post by sahansah » Feb 1st, '08, 01:17

Popularity sells exactly and most of these actors were popular before they came into acting and I think that they are riding that fame even if their acting isn't all that....thats just me and I'm not saying that JE actors suck I like alot of them :-) Its like in Bollywood (Hindi, in India, film industry) you have ALOT of "Star Kids" whose parents were stars and they too followed into acting and most of them got there break because of their parents or family influence....Some parents even launch their own kids and its that kinda thing with JE I think that alot of them got a certain role because they are in J.E.

Hmmm BTW dumb question but do auditions take place for roles for J-doramas? :scratch: (Prob do for most parts) because I read somewhere on this board I think that a member of J.E. doesn't really have a choice in what Dorama he stars in and that whoever is in charge picks for them....
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Post by hateytb » Feb 1st, '08, 01:29

it pretty hard to decide who is the best actor, because i think everyone have something different from everyone else...

i respect actor and actress, becasue acting is not something that is easy...remembering line is already hard, but they also have to act and say the lines at the same time..it so difficult..

about being popular? i dont know..i guess it depend who have the most work?






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Post by koyama22 » Feb 1st, '08, 01:29

Kubozuka Yosuke's accident was ...
On June 6, 2004, he survived a fall of approximately 26 meters from the balcony of his ninth-floor condominium in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, sustaining only minor injuries.
I think many believed it to be suicide, but that was denied by Yosuke, etc.

I'm not sure what JE actors go through to get roles. I think the production team of the Drama itself might kinda decide who they want for the role and present it to JE, or JE advertises the boys for different roles. I'm not exactly sure..

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Post by lilswtangel » Feb 1st, '08, 01:37

babyxdorkii wrote:Whoever say kame, >.< his dramas ratings are REALLY REALLY low however nobuta wo produce was one of his better project excluding the already popular sequal of gokusen2
Kame's drama ratings might not all be high, but in terms of his popularity (not the dramas), I have to admit he's very popular.
sahansah wrote:Nino as in Ninomiya Kazunari right? I've only seen him in Stand Up!! So I don't know alot about his acting credentials. He was in Letters from Iwo Jima? I haven't seen that movie :sweat: How big a role was it?
He was the supporting lead after Watanabe Ken in "Letters From Iwo Jima". so in terms of importance, I would have to say his role was pretty big. :)

I'd recommend it, but to be honest.......I didn't like his wishy-washy character there much. And to see the extent of Nino's acting ability, I recommend "Haikei, Chichiue-sama" & "Yamada Taro Monogatari"~ They were good dramas and I'm sure you'll come to agree that Nino can act. :)

It's true, there are so many better actors out there who aren't part of Johnny's. For example: Yamada Takayuki, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Narimiya Hiroki, Odagiri Joe, Kubozuka Yosuke~

All incredible actors and very popular in their very sense......and they're popular not only for their good looks but also because they can ACTUALLY act! lol~

and while we're at it, let's not leave out the veteran actors: Fujiki Naohito (:wub:), Sakaguchi Kenji, Kitamura Kazuki, and Sorimachi Takashi~

but then I digress.........sorry for going off-topic here~
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Post by koyama22 » Feb 1st, '08, 01:45

Ninomiya Kazunari also was pretty good in a few Tanpatsu format dramas like "Marathon"(he played an autistic boy), and Sukoshi wa, Ongaeshi ga Dekitakana(played a struggling cancer patient). In most of his dramas/movies he plays a narrator-type character with a quiet voice, and is really really convincing.

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Post by deshou » Feb 1st, '08, 02:04

I think the most popular JE actor right now, in terms of both fans and projects, is definitely Matsumoto Jun.
What he lacks in music he compensates in acting :whistling: Jun's acting is very convincing.

Probably his parts have a much bigger public impact than any of any other JE actor under 25, including Nino and Yamapi...
But then again, among the others, isn't Jun the only one making the "serious romance" kind of films? What I mean is, his public may also have a wider range of ages than the others, making him more popular.

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Post by sahansah » Feb 1st, '08, 02:08

lilswtangel I see....it was a oscar nominated film...did it win any?

Yamada Taro Monogatari ~ Thats on my list >< (Got a backlog)

He was quiet in Stand Up!! I thought he was pretty decent in it...lol if he plays the same type of characters over and over again of course his going to be convincing at it XD
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Post by lilswtangel » Feb 1st, '08, 02:12

Oh do give "Yamada Taro Monogatari" a try. His character isn't all that quiet, just lost in thought at times.........and if you've read the manga, you'll probably notice the likeness in his portrayal as Yamada Tarou.

and yep, "Letters From Iwo Jima" won 1 Academy Award and 1 Golden Globe Award but was nominated for much more:
Won

* 79th Academy Awards:
o Best Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman)
* Berlin Film Festival:
o Cinema for Peace Award
* 12th BFCA Critics' Choice Awards:
o Best Foreign Language Film
* 19th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards:
o Best Foreign Language Film
* 13th Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards:
o Best Foreign Language Film
* 64th Golden Globe Awards:
o Best Foreign Language Film
* 32nd Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards:
o Best Picture
* 78th National Board of Review Awards:
o Best Picture
* 11th San Diego Film Critics Awards:
o Best Director (Clint Eastwood)
o Best Picture

Nominated

* 79th Academy Awards — Best Picture - Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, & Robert Lorenz
* 79th Academy Awards — Best Director - Clint Eastwood
* 79th Academy Awards — Best Original Screenplay - Iris Yamashita
* 64th Golden Globe Awards — Best Director - Clint Eastwood
* 12th BFCA Critics' Choice Awards — Best Picture
* 12th BFCA Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director - Clint Eastwood
* 19th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards — Best Picture
* 19th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards — Best Director - Clint Eastwood
* 19th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards — Best Original Score
* 19th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards — Best Screenplay, Original - Iris Yamashita
* 2007 MPSE Golden Reel Awards — Best Sound Editing in a Feature Film: Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement
* 2007 MPSE Golden Reel Awards — Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects and Foley for a Feature Film
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