【日本語】More of my Favorite Actors Part 1

Since my last posts about my favorite Japanese actors and actresses, I’ve become familiar with a few more and I’d  like to share them because I think they are all extremely versatile and talented and worth spending hours in front of the TV/Monitor.

I think men and women are both called actors nowadays (at least here in the US), but I will separate my list into two posts so it’s not too long. As in the last posts in this series a ☆ will indicate “recommended awesome”.

Ladies first! Here they are, in no particular order:

広末涼子(ひろすえ りょうこ)

広末涼子

Stuff I’ve seen:

  • リーガル・ハイSP(☆)
  • GOEMON

柴咲コウ(しばさき こう)

柴咲コウ

Stuff I’ve seen:

  • ガリレオ
  • バトル・ロワイアル
  • GO
  • 容疑者Xの献身(☆)
  • DRIVE
  • どろろ
  • 舞妓Haaaan!!!

新垣結衣(あらがき ゆい)

新垣結衣

Stuff I’ve seen:

  • リーガル・ハイ(☆)
  • 麒麟の翼
  • ドラゴン桜

松雪泰子(まつゆき やすこ)

松雪泰子

Stuff I’ve seen:

  • 容疑者Xの献身(☆)
  • 脳男(☆)
  • TAKE FIVE〜俺たちは愛を盗めるか〜
  • DRIVE
  • フラガール
  • スマグラーおまえの未来を運べ

菊地凛子(きくち りんこ)

Stuff I’ve seen:

  • LIAR GAME Season 2
  • モテキ
  • SURVIVE STYLE 5+(☆)
  • 茶の味(☆)
  • ノルウェイの森
  • バベル(☆)yeah I know it’s not a Japanese movie but whatever.

椎田未来(しだ みらい)

志田未来

Stuff I’ve seen:

  • 正義の味方(☆)
  • 14才の母(☆)
  • ゴーストママ捜査線〜僕とママの不思議な100日〜
  • 女王の教室(☆)
  • The only good episode of BOSS (Season 1, episode 6)
  • 母べえ(☆)
  • 借りぐらしのアリエッティ

 

As in the previous posts in this series, all photos are from the actors’ profile pages on http://entertainment.rakuten.co.jp/person/ unless otherwise stated below.

Image Sources used:

http://www.lespros.co.jp/artists/yui_aragaki/img/img_mainportrait.jpg

http://talent.c.yimg.jp/images/talent/201304/large/w98/w98-0195-130417.jpg

 

Be sure to check out Part 2, which features the dudes. You can also check out the previous posts about my favorite actors and actresses.

Do you have any favorite Japanese actors? Leave a comment below and let me know!

 

Author: Koyami

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  • Dave

    This brings up a good list of dramas I may try. So far I have only one favorite actress from one show. 綾瀬はるか. I saw her in Mr. Brain originally then saw her again 愛くるしい then ホタルノヒカリ. Last drama I watched I think. And that was a year or two ago.

    • I’m glad you found this post useful. I know of 綾瀬はるか, but I’ve only seen her in one drama and a movie or two. She’s really popular, though. If you liked Mr. Brain, you might enjoy Galileo as well. It’s somewhat similar in theme to Mr. Brain, at least from what I’ve heard about it.

      Thanks for the comment, Dave!