Not that any unique star can ever be replaced by a similar star but this development is pretty entertaining to see. J-ent was rocked last week by the abrupt retirement of top actress Horikita Maki, ending her 14 year long acting career at the young age of 28 to become a full time mom and wife. Nothing wrong with her choice but for all the sad fans left behind with no new Maki dorama or movie to look forward to.
Cue fast thinking netizens for noticing that Maki has two younger sisters, not a well known fact in the industry since Maki was raised by her mom and her two younger sisters raised by their dad after the parent divorced. The youngest sister Nanami is now an instagram and beauty star with a striking resemblance to onee-chan Maki. Fans are now clarmoring for 23 year old Nanami to debut as an actress to fill the Maki void, a cute thought but highly improbable on a talent and/or experience basis. But those who miss Maki can follow Nanami’s instagram for some Maki-esque visuals. Continue reading
Shock and bittersweet sadness doesn’t even begin to encompass my reaction when this news broke yesterday. One of Japan’s most popular and prolific top young actress Horikita Maki has announced her acting career retirement via a handwritten note to the … Continue reading
Some good news to report from Japanese entertainment after the recent tabloid mess that led to the early retirement of a very popular actor. Taiwanese entertainment is entering the final leg of baby bump watch on quite a few actresses … Continue reading
I would likely be freaking out a whole lot more if this news dropped when I was more into J-doramas, or happened years ago when there were still many ongoing epic dorama ships sailing. Alas time has moved everyone on, … Continue reading
Horikita Maki is one of my favorite J-actresses but I don’t post about her much since she hasn’t done a J-dorama I’ve liked in years. Her last dorama I watched all the way through was Atashinchi no Danshi back in … Continue reading
I thought about following the tried and true formula of continuing to generate top ten lists of various topics. But then I realized that I have the attention span of a squirrel. Getting on my top ten doesn’t really mean … Continue reading