Japanese Female Fans Vote Ishihara Satomi as Most Beautiful J-actress Beating Out Three Time Winner Kitagawa Keiko

There was a great bit in the recent episode of K-drama Goblin where a deceased woman asks the Grim Reaper to make her into Kim Tae Hee in her next life. The Reaper gives her a look and then hands her a waiting list number in the hundred of millions, lol. For well over a decade Kim Tae Hee has been the South Korean ideal in female beauty from actual South Korean women, which is a feat since ladies can be catty but with her it’s nearly universal in the desire for her particular set of natural features.

There’s been an annual poll in Japan of the female ideal of beauty among Japanese stars and for the last three years the winner has been Kitagawa Keiko. This year there is a new number one and it’s none other than Ishihara Satomi, moving Keiko down to second place, still a formidable presence. Coming in third is Aragaki Yui followed by Ayase Haruka with Fukada Kyoko rounding out the top five. It’s a who’s who of popular J-actresses but always interesting to see what the domestic female fans find the most enviable in beauty. Continue reading

Hit Romance Dorama We Married as a Job with Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen Spawns Viral Dance Hit Across Japan

This is one hit where I get why the underlying work is popular but not sure why the ancillary element is making waves. J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job), adapted from the same … Continue reading

J-ent Marries Off Two More as Popular Actresses Ueno Juri and Kitagawa Keiko Tie the Knot with Respective Musician Hubbies

Wow, it’s one after another in J-ent these days, and somewhere out there various fanboy groups are weeping salty tears. Last year there was the surprise marriage of Horikita Maki to much older actor Yamamoto Koji, and this year comes … Continue reading

Yamapi and Ishihara Satomi Wrap up J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made with a Deluge of Sweet Romance

What a fantastic ending to a fun ride all around from the recently wrapped Fuji TV renzouku dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine) with charismatic and gorgeous leads Yamashita Tomohisa and Ishihara Satomi. I haven’t had this much fun watching … Continue reading

Charming Drama Previews for J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made Premiering this Monday

This Monday night October 12th is the premiere of Fuji TV J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine), starring a full cast of well known Japanese acting stars who each can and have headline their own doramas. Ishihara … Continue reading

Web Drama The Secret Message with Ueno Juri and T.O.P. Readies for Early November Airing by Releasing Lovely Posters

Remember that drama Big Bang‘s T.O.P. and J-actress Ueno Juri? It has a title and an airdate right around the corner, and judging from the official drama and character posters will definitely be high on the visual prettiness.The Secret Message … Continue reading

So Much Eye Candy in Latest Cute Promos for 5-ji kara 9-ji made with Yamapi and Ishihara Satomi

it’s countdown time to upcoming Fuji TV Getsu 9 (Monday at 9) J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine), premiering next Monday October 12th just in time to fully usher in the fall season. I’m hoping a mood … Continue reading

Furukawa Yuki and Mokomichi Hayami Join Yamapi and Ishihara Satomi in 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made

Well, well, well, look who just joined 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made (From Five to Nine) to really shake up Mondays. Fuji TV‘s upcoming Getsu 9 (Monday at 9) dorama 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made just added to the already stellar leads Ishihara … Continue reading