In our freshman year, we mixed popular idols with talented movie actors - not really something to be upset about since the idols on the hitlist are not bad actors… In fact, most of them are great! But as a sophomore in our collective adventures of watching Japanese movies, we elevated and developed our acting tastes to suit a more distinct and discriminating flavor. The idols are having a separate hitlist, so stay tuned for that!
Click this link if you want to see last year’s rankings.
In Part 2 of our 30 Hottest Japanese Actors, we’re into the top 20 territory. These guys are already known in the biz and have worked with some of the best filmmakers today and made some amazing films that both fans and critics enjoyed.
What makes an amazing actor? What causes an ordinary moviegoer to become an ardent, hardcore fan? Are good looks enough in today’s almost cutthroat competition to create the next great Japanese actor? Are talents really being recognized, and are fans mature enough to embrace the really talented ones? And the biggest question of all: who are the hottest, most talented young Japanese actors today?