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

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

A Review and Recap of the Paradise Kiss Movie with Kitagawa Keiko and Mukai Osamu

The Paradise Kiss live-action movie can be viewed two ways. For folks unfamiliar with Yazawa Ai‘s brilliant source manga, the ParaKiss movie starring Kitagawa Keiko and Mukai Osamu is likely just a frothy harmless shallow piece of fashion coming-of-age entertainment … Continue reading

My Drama Guilty Pleasures

After a post extolling the virtues and enjoyment of a K-drama widely considered a work of art (Goodbye Solo), I thought I’d get off my high horse and swing the pendulum in the other direction. I hereby present to you … Continue reading