Japanese Netizens Vote for Most Beautiful J-actress of All Time with Kitagawa Keiko Topping the List

The votes are in and this is a huge polling size and spans decades to get a good sense of what Japanese find most beautiful among their actresses. With over 50,000 votes, J-actress Kitagawa Keiko tops the list of most beautiful face actresses in Japan, followed by 1960’s top actress Yoshinaga Sayuri, with one of the youngest stars on this list Sasaki Nozomi coming in third. Fourth spot goes to Ishihara Satomi with 70’s actress Natsume Masako taking up the fifth position. The rest of the top ten are the stalwarts of J-ent for the last decade in Aragaki Yui, Kiritani Mirei, Sawajiri Erika, Fukada Kyoko, and Ayase Haruka. I find J-netizens much more accepting of different looks and types of beauties from the healthy sun dappled busty types to the sweet innocent cute visuals, whereas K-ent has been homogenizing one set of attributes for what it considers top beauty. Continue reading

Popular J-ent Male Stars Yamapi and Kame Still Going Strong with Respective Rumored Girlfriends Ishihara Satomi and Fukada Kyoko

The recently premiered J-dorama You Are My Destiny is off to a solid start and I’m liking what I’ve seen so far after episode 1. It’s not as cracktastic as male lead Yamashita Tomohisa‘s last dorama From Five to Nine … Continue reading

First Look at the Taiga for 2012 Taira no Kiyomori Starring Matsuyama Kenichi and Tamaki Hiroshi

Just two months out from it’s premiere date of January 8, the upcoming NHK Taiga for 2012 started filming last month and the first stills have started to trickle out. Starring Matsuyama Kenichi, Tamaki Hiroshi, Fujiki Naohito, Matsuda Shota, Daito … Continue reading

A Star Studded Cast Gears Up for the 2012 Taiga Taira no Kiyomori

Who has watched a Taiga in your lifetime? Any Taiga will do. My last one was 2010’s Ryomaden due to my Fukuyama Masaharu bias, but I mostly skip all the ones in in the last decade or so. This year’s … Continue reading