Favourite Japanese Actors/Singers

Well seeing as I’ve gone over enough time’s about how much I like certain actor’s. I think its time to finally explain more about why. Now I’ve not been watching Japanese Drama’s for a long time so I know how some information can change etc. So please forgive me for any mistakes that I make. However, since I’ve managed to watch a fair few, I’ve already found some actors that I really like. So here they are;

Kamenashi KazuyaName: 亀梨和也 (Kamenashi Kazuya)
Artist: “KA” in KAT-TUN
“Shuuji” in Shuuji to Akira with Yamashita Tomohisa
Actor: 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 5 as Fukagawa Akihiko (1999)
Gokusen 2 as Odagiri Ryu (2005)
Nobuta wo Produce as Kiritani Shuji (2005)
Yuuki as Yuuki (2006)
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi as Kanzaki Hiroto (2006)
1 Pound no Fukuin as Hatanaka Kosaku (2008)
Kami no Shizuku as Kanzaki Shizuku (2009)
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge as Takano Kyohei (2010)
Birth-date: 1986-Feb-23
Birthplace: Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan

Kamenashi is the unofficial leader of KAT-TUN. He definitely has a voice that lead a group (♥_♥) And his sex appeal…. DAMN! Especially recently. The guy buffed right up and its made him even more sexy than he previously was. He can dance really well and I wouldn’t mind being his Choreographer/Dance partner if he is need of one. Out of the songs that he sings… Kizuna is my absolute favourite of his. It is really well sung and I could really hear it on repeat for hours. But next to that.. Sweet is great too. Especially if you have seen KAT-TUN World Tour NO MORE PAIN 2010.. Mix that song with him as a vampire.. Total HEAVEN! I really have to stop myself from watching that over and over because its just too good to keep staring at it.

I think I started to like him because he really is an amazing singer and boy can he sway his hips (>.

Now I first saw Kamenashi in Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. I started to watch it because I really liked the Anime but I have yet to read the manga, so I thought I might as well try the Live Action. So glad I did! Kame (for short) was really great as Kyohei and I had to see what he was like playing other characters. So I watched Tatta Hitotsu no Koi. He was such a cutie in that series. Just a shame he smoked T__T I’m not really that keen on smokers. But I got over it. Then I just watched what ever series I could with him in it. Although, it soon after watching Yamato Nadeshiko that I was looking around for more bands to listen to. I thought I would give more Japanese Pop bands a try as they are rather big in Japan. So I started to listen to KAT-TUN. It was then that I made the connection “Oh so that’s why the actor playing Kyohei can really move his hips”. Yes, strange thing to think, but I am a rather strange person. But I really liked their Break the Records – by you & for you – so I so got the rest of the albums. And then I went into fan girl mode… I listened to the singles and watched the PV’s for their released singles.

Matsushita YuyaName: 松下優也 (Matsushita Yuya)
Artist: U
Actor: Quartet (2011)
Birth-date: 1990-May-24
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan

The first time I heard a Matsushita track was when I watched the first episode of Durarara!! last year. Trust Me was the first ED track to the Anime. It really is a great track, if you haven’t listened to it, DO IT NOW! His singles are great! I did listen to his album as a friend of my recommended it to me. Totally love it! I tend to listen to all of Matsushita’s tracks over the weekend. It really cheers me up. Although once, Futari made me cry. I don’t even know what he is singing about, but I had tears dripping down my cheeks. I think it was just the atmosphere of the song that set me off. That and I had just split up from my boyfriend and Futari means “Two People” so I guess that didn’t help either.

Since I was really really liking Matsushita’s tracks, I thought I would like to see him act. So when Quartet came out, I had to see it. It really is a good series and Matsushita is great. His dancing really paid off for the choreographed fighting scene’s. I know that is in a new drama this summer, which will be interesting to watch.

Haruma Miura Name: 三浦春馬 (Haruma Miura)
Actor – Series: Saigo no Bansan (2011)
Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta (2011)
Bloody Monday 2 as Takagi Fujimaru (2010)
Samurai High School as Mochizuki Kotaro (2009)
Gokusen 3 SP as Kazama Ren (2009)
Bloody Monday as Takagi Fujimaru (2008)
Galileo: Episode Zero as young Manabu (2008)
Gokusen 3 as Kazama Ren (2008)
Binbo Danshi as Shiraishi Ryo (2008)
14 Sai no Haha as Kirino Satoshi (2006)
Children (2006)
Komyo ga Tsuji (2006)
Unfair (2006)
Ima Ai ni Yukimasu (2005)
Fight as Okabe Kiyoshi (2005)
Division 1 Aozora Koi Hoshi (2005)
Musashi as Jotaro (2003)
Manatsu no Merry Christmas (2000)
Doyo Wide Gekijo (1995)
Actor – Movies:Kimi ni Todoke / From Me To You (2010)
Gokusen: The Movie as Kazama Ren (2009)
Crows ZERO II (2009)
Naoko (2008)
Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge as Noto (2007)
Koizora as Hiro(2007)
Akihabara@Deep (2006)
Catch A Wave (2006)
Mori no Gakko (2002)
Sennen no Koi – Hikaru Genji Monogatari (2002)
Nile (1999)
Jubaku Spellbound (1999)
Birth-date: 1990-Apr-05
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan

The first time I ever heard about Haruma was when I heard that Kimi ni Todoke was getting a Live Action movie. I’m a huge fan of the manga and the anime. So it was great to hear that it was getting a LA as well. I really did think he was so cute as kazehaya-kun. I don’t think anyone can play him. But he does that cool, popular, cute appeal so it just had to be him. He was great to watch so I went to look for other movies with him in. Although, I didn’t find a movie but I found the series Bloody Monday instead. Now I had read the manga and really liked reading it. But to have Haruma play Fujimaru was an added bonus.

Even though Haruma can play really popular guys really well, when I saw him in Koizora… OMG!!! I cried at the end. He really can play any role to the best of his abilities. And he can pull off have bleached hair and still look really cute:P Although, he was super cute when he played Ren in Gokusen 3 and the movie. He was totally the reason for watching them. It was just an added bonus when Kame was in Gokusen 2 and the Movie as well.

Oguri ShunName: 小栗旬 (Oguri Shun)
Actor – Series: Arakawa Under the Bridge (2011)
Sayonara Aruma (2010)
Juui Dolittle (2010)
Kikoku (2010)
Wagaya no Rekishi (2010)
Tokyo DOGS as Takakura So (2009)
Smile as Hayashi Seiji (2009)
Tenchijin as Ishida Mitsunari (2009)
Ketto! Rojinto (2009)
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e SP as Sano Izumi (2008)
Yume wo Kanaeru Zo as Nogami Kohei (2008)
Binbo Danshi as Koyama Kazumi (2008)
Detective Conan 2 as Kudo Shinichi (2007)
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e as Sano Izumi (2007)
Hana Yori Dango 2 as Hanazawa Rui (2007)
Detective Conan 1 as Kudo Shinichi (2006)
Densha Otoko Deluxe as Minamoto Munetaka (2006)
Yuuki as Hama (2006)
El Poporazzi ga Yuku!! (2006)
Hana Yori Dango as Hanazawa Rui (2005)
24 no Hitomi (2005)
Densha Otoko as Minamoto Munetaka (2005)
Koto as Mizuki Shinichi (2005)
Yoshitsune as Kajiwara Kagesue (2005)
Aikurushii as Yaguchi Junichi (2005)
Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji 3 as Kono Kazuya (2005)
Taika no Kaishin as Nakano Oenomiko (2005)
Division 1 Hungry Kid (2004)
Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Yomi no Mori (2004, SP)
Stand Up!! as Enami Koji (2003)
Gokusen SP as “Uchi” / Uchiyama Haruhiko (2003)
Okaasan to Issho (2003)
Tengoku no Daisuke e as Sato Daisuke (2003)
Gokusen as “Uchi” / Uchiyama Haruhiko (2002)
Ao to Shiro de Mizuiro as Kishida Takumi (2001)
Heart (NHK, 2001)
Cherry (チェリー) as Yamazaki Hiroshi (2001)
Pure Soul as Takahara Manabu (2001)
X Sensei (X先生) as Hamazaki Teruki (2001)
Hensyuo (2000)
Ashita wo Dakishimete (2000)
Summer Snow as Shinoda Jun (2000)
Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000)
Great Teacher Onizuka SP as Yoshikawa Noboru (1999)
Great Teacher Onizuka as Yoshikawa Noboru (1998)
Sore Ga Kotae Da! (1997)
Shouri no Megami (1996)
Hideyoshi (1996)
Kaiki Club (1995)
Hachidai Shogun Yoshimune (1995)
Actor – Movies: Surely Someday (director – 2010)
Tajomaru (2009)
Gokusen: The Movie (2009)
Crows ZERO II (2009)
Hana Yori Dango -Final- (2008)
Surf’s Up (Japanese dub) (2007)
Crows ZERO (2007)
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Kisaragi (2007)
Sakuran (2007)
Otoshimono / Ghost Train (2006)
Waters (2006)
Rinne / Reincarnation as Onishi Kazuya (2006)
Life on the Long Board (2005)
Azumi 2 as Ginkaku (Toho, 2005)
The Neighbor No. Thirteen as Juzo Murasaki (2005)
Is. A (2004)
Haken Kuroitsu no Tsubasa (2004)
Spring Story (2003)
Robot Contest (Toho, 2003)
Azumi as Nachi (Toho, 2003)
Hitsuji no Uta (2002)
Shiawase Kazoku Keiga as Hirose (1999)
Birth-date: 1982-Dec-26
Birthplace: Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan

I first saw Oguri in Gokusen. I was really seeing what it was like and I think he was the best actor in the first series. I’m not really much of a Matsumoto Jun fan. Especially if you have Oguri in the same drama. It just doesn’t work. He really is an amazing actor. I could sit and watch his drama’s and movies for ages. Its just a shame that I’ve only ever seen a few drama’s he has been in. Including Bindo Danshi, Hana Yori Dango and Tokyo Dogs, which I so surprised to see he was in it. Although it did take me a while to recognize him.

However, I haven’t really seen many drama’s or movies in the list. But those that I have seen, really were worth watching. Especially Crows Zero movies! I watched those two movies back to back. TOTALLY LOVED THEM! I feel like re-watching them right now. Oguri was perfect for the role of Genji. Crow Zero movies really are one of the great Oguri movies! Its an added bonus that Haruma Miura is in the second movie, its just a shame about the hair colour… It really didn’t suit him (T_T).

Takeru SatoName: 佐藤 健 (Takeru Sato)
Actor – Series:Fuyu no Sakura (2011)
Q10 as Fukai Heita (2010)
Bloody Monday 2 as Kujo Otoya (2010)
Ryoma den as Okada Izo (2010)
Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Kao no Michi (2009)
MW Dai-0-sho as Takashi Morioka (2009)
Mei-chan no Shitsuji as Shibata Kento (2009)
Bloody Monday as Kujo Otoya (2008)
ROOKIES SP as Okada Yuya (2008)
ROOKIES as Okada Yuya (2008)
Kamen Rider Den-O as Nogami Ryotaro (2007)
Princess Princess D as Kono Toru (2006)
Actor – Movies: Beck as Yukio “Koyuki” Tanaka(2010)
ROOKIES-Sotsugyo- as Okada Yuya (2009)
GOEMON as Kirigakure Saizou (young) (2009)
Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown as Nogami Ryotaro (2008)
Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka as Nogami Ryotaro (2008)
Kamen Rider Den-O: I am Born! as Nogami Ryotaro(2007)
Birth-date: 1989-March-21
Birthplace: Iwatsuki, Saitama, JapanFirst saw him Bloody Monday and I’ve got to say.. Damn can this guy have great hair styles!!! I wish my hair was like his (>.

I have seen him in Mei-Chan no Shitsuji, which he was pretty cute in. It was a good series to watch, but it wasn’t that great. Not one I could easily watch over and over again. But it was great to see a series of actors that I didn’t know so well for a change. Yet it wasn’t as bad as Princess Princess D…. I sat through have an episode, saw him in a PINK FRILLY DRESS and was like “EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW MY EYES!!!!” I’m sorry but that image forever haunts me. Yes he is cute…. but don’t stick him in a dress (T_T)

A few weeks ago I saw BECK. Definitely one to watch. Although, I was a little disappointed.. I couldn’t hear Takeru sing (T_T) I was all ready for hearing him sing and it would be great… but no! They just has music without the vocal. So sad (TT__TT) But the movie really is good to watch. Even if you kind of try not to listen to Mizushima Hiro’s American accent. It can be a little off putting at times. But you have to give him points for trying.

Tanaka KokiName: 田中聖 (Tanaka Koki)
Artist: Second “T” in KAT-TUN
Actor: Hissatsu Shigotonin 2010 SP as Ren (2010)
Rikon Syndrome (2010)
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 as Ren (2009)
Tokkyu Tanaka San Go as Tanaka Ichiro (2007)
Byakkotai as Shinoda Gisaburo and Shinoda Yusuke (2007)
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi as Kusano Kou (2006)
My Boss My Hero as Manabe Kazuya (2006)
Takusan no Ai wo Arigato (N2006)
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo 2005 (2005)
Never Land as Iwatsuki Shigehisa (2001)
Kowai Nichiyoubi 2000 (2000)
Tenshi ga Kieta Machi (2000)
Nekketsu Ren-ai Dou (1999)
Birth-date: 1985-Nov-05
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan

Now he is the second sexiest member of KAT-TUN. I don’t care what anyone else thinks. He is the rapper in KAT-TUN and is amazing dancer. And he is really at his sexiest when he wear Gothic clothing. Black just suites him. Well it could just be the Goth within me that really is attracted to it. But it honestly does suit him. He has a unique singing style, so you can always tell his parts from others. The same can really be said about Taguchi as well. But they are all great as a group and I wouldn’t change them in any way.

As for Tanaka’s songs.. MAKE U WET and MAKE U WET ~Chapter 2~ are my favourites (♦__♦) Now I know I have a pervy side.. But damn is he HOT when he sings them. You just watch him perform MAKE U WET ~Chapter 2~ in the KAT-TUN World Tour NO MORE PAIN 2010.. So much sex appeal its enough to kill someone from loss of blood. Again, I have to tell my self to stop watching it on repeat because too much of a good thing is bad for you.

Now the only drama I’ve seen Tanaka is Tatta Hitotsu no Koi when he starred along side Kame. It took me a few episodes to realise where I recognized him from but he really was cute and it wasn’t untill I bothered to look for the Cast list that I figured out who he was. He really was adorable in the series, He didn’t get that many scene’s but it was still great to see him act rather than performing sexy dance moves. I am interested in seeing other drama’s that he is in. But I have so many on list that I need.

There are a few more Actors/Singers that have caught my attention, but I don’t think I should list them all right now……

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