Hashimoto Kanna and Aragaki Yui Top J-fan Poll of Legendary Japanese Actress Beauties

There are fewer polls out of J-ent but the few I see are always interesting as a glimpse at what J-netizens consider pretty/popular. This week a poll of Top 20 Legendary Beauties of J-ent shows a lot of familiar and even classic actress beauties on this 2020 list. The winner is a surprise and truly her rise as an actress baffles me because she’s really awful at acting and her claim to fame being ONE picture taken when she was a small town idol – of course I’m talking about Hashimoto Kanna. Second place is more my taste the always perky Aragaki Yui. In third is Hirose Suzu followed by the non-ageing Fukada Kyoko and fifth is the 90’s era pinup actress Miyazawa Rie. Check out the full poll list below. Continue reading

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 … 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