Ayase Haruka and Aragaki Yui Lead the J-news Poll for Top Actresses of 2022

The top J-actresses appear to have a stranglehold in the audience love for the past decade and probably even earlier almost 15 years. A top J-news publication held a poll of viewers to pick their top J-actress of 2022. To no surprise Ayasa Haruka continues her perch in the top spot followed by Aragaki Yui second and Nagasawa Masami rounding out the top three. These ladies are mainstays in ever single top or favorite J-actress poll. Fourth is Kitagawa Keiko, then Fukada Kyoko in fifth, then sixth is Amami Yuki, with Ishihara Satomi in seventh place. A few newer names then come along eighth going to Hashimoto Kanna, then Hirose Suzu in ninth and the top ten is finished up with Arimura Kasumi. A few are married and some have babies so it’s nice to see that J-audiences isn’t all about the young single actresses.

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J-dorama Version of You From Another Star Airing on Amazon Prime Gets Panned for Miscasting of Fukushi Sota and Yamamoto Mizuki After Release of First Trailer

Hahahaha, OMG this looks sooooooooo bad. Like, mwahahahaha trainwreck level bad potentially. The first trailer is out for the J-version of You From Another Star (My Love From the Stars) which premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on February 23, and … Continue reading

Kimura Takuya’s Actress Wife Kudo Shizuka and Model Daughter Koki Pay Tribute to the Fashion Trend Setting Light Brown Windbreaker He Wore for J-dorama Hero on 20th Anniversary

Has it really been 20 years? J-actor Kimura Takuya has had many dorama hits in his career and one of the most popular was legal dorama Hero, which spawned a sequel, an SP, two movies, and even a reboot. The … Continue reading

Netflix Live Action J-dorama Adaptation of Hit Manga Alice in Borderland with Yamazaki Kento Wins Critical and Viewer Acclaim

I’ll consider this one-two live action adaptation gift as a present for those celebrating Hanukkah and one for those celebrating Christmas. I was primed for the Netflix premiere of the live action drama adaptation of Korean webtoon Sweet Home that … Continue reading