I laughed at YamaKen in the Idol section... XD Why not Satoh Takeru then? He can sing (badly) and dance (hip-hop) and had few concerts at Super Handsome Live with his fellow same-agency friends. And don't try to put your dictionary definition on me because if your search at Japanese Idols (which is the case here) :
"The term is commercialized by Japanese talent agencies, that hold auditions for boys and girls with little or no prior experience in the entertainment industry and market them as idols, often as a sort of aspiring stars/starlets to be adored for their sweetness and innocence and to have a frenzied following. Whether a person is categorized as an idol depends on how he or she got into the entertainment business and whether he or she is promoted as being an idol."
YamaKen was never sold as an Idol from his agency or magazines or anyone in Japan but as an actor/model.
Why not Sateru -->because his fans didn't vote for him much, even though I've nominated him, and Sateru doesn't need a poll to prove how much he is perfect or an idol , same goes for kento kun. The poll is for fun and to know how the majority of people think.
Your long definition has the same meaning in english dictionary for me ,and I believe that the admins knows that as well
If it was wrong for kento kun to be nominated as an idol, the admins could know that easily :) ,and it is not the first time That kento kun is listed as an idol, I don't understand why so much objection and hate about him , it 's just a poll
I don't hate him AT ALL! I love him XD I always though is a really great actor and can't wait to see him again in more "thriller" dramas to be able to show to a lot of more people how talented he is. Even tho for me he's not an idol at all. That's my opinion.
I'm glad than some MDL's fans of him think he is... good for you.
And I didn't need a explanation for Takeru btw XD But thanks, I guess XD
The poll is for fun but you can't blame people to be frustrated... when you saw the results here and in the kdramas poll, it's only for the most flower boys cast and it's frustrating for some other goods 2016 dramas ><
He is an idol without being an official singer, Idol doesn't mean that someone has to sing, and btw I am a big fan for arashi and they are my idols too, your opinion is accepted indeed and thank. You for replying
i don't think an argument on the semantics would hold within the context, because in j-ent "idol" has a very specific meaning and any idol will always be marketed and labelled explicitly as "idol". the poll maker likely doesn't know that yamaken's just an actor and not an idol-actor.
Woow kento kun won in all the categories with his dramaa a girl and three sweetheart <3
And usually the comments section is the place for objection ahhahah
kento yamazaki you deserve being an idol ^^ I love youuu
People are watching 1-2 J-dramas and just voting for it/them in every category it's in, even if it's the *only* J-drama they watched. Just be glad they didn't somehow make it into at least some of the subgenre categories (Mystery, Action, Medical, etc.).
When I watch those polls, the sadness is huge...
Why stupid and annoying J-drama romances are so popular. Three Sweethearts had an amazing cast of young actors like Nomura Shuhei and Yamazaki Kento (I'm always waiting for his return to the thriller category). But the scenario was just SO BAD. After Koinaka, another disaster from this script-writer. T^T Please stop wasting talents.
Kiritani Mirei is cute and not an horrible actress, but what? Best actress? ...*o*
Since when Yamazaki Kento is an idol XD
The cast of young actors was amazing in Aogeba Toutoushi. And the quality was here.
Nigeru Wa Haji Da Ga Yaku Ni Tatsu is the hope of the romance J-drama. It's been a LONG time since the last good romantic comedy. And the ratings were here. HURRAY!
Cold Case pretty amazing, the cast is very good, and even the secondary characters are AMAZING. Each episode I'm waiting for the "actors of the case". :D
99.9 never took himself seriously, and that was his power. It was funny, light, and interesting. I'm glad it did well in ratings, too.
Tantei Yamaneko was interesting, not for it's story, but for its characters and actors. It's a shame the secondary actors weren't worth it.
Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store was THE comedy of the year. It was just hilarious.
But the drama of the year in its ensemble was Juhan Shuttai : the story was unit's characters, so incredible. It was touching, funny, but also realistic, and with a great development. Not an episode was boring, maybe the first and second episode weren't as good as the rest, but it was a magic journey alongside all the characters.
I voted best comedy:
Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store:
it is just my favourite of all time and if 2017 won’t have more comedy-dramas to beat this one, then this one is my ultimate favourite best Japanese comedy ever.
For Best Movie, I voted:
I AM A HERO :
this one is sooooooooooo good
I didn’t vote for many categories coz I just can’t decide.
why is yamazaki kento in the category Idol/actor?!
why is Koe Koi in the category best family drama?!
and also it is written in the category best couple Shiraishi Shunya & Fukuhara Haruka (Good Morning Call)
Yoshikawa Nao & Uehara Hisashi (Good Morning Call) but it's the same....
I counted the nominations for these polls. It was a bit confusing for someone who hadn't watched any of these dramas because a few used the Japanese titles while the others opted for the English ones. I did visit the drama pages to verify them. Sorry for the mistakes.
Why you did not put Shiratori Reiko Gozaimasu , Seisei suruhodo aishiteru, Mars~Tada kimi wo Aishiteru and my all time favorite "Sumika Sumire" its Mirei Kiritani and Keita Machida drama for me they have a better chemistry than Yamaken because for me the best partner for Yamaken is Tao Tsuchiya from Orange and Mare.......
FYI eds: There are a couple typos I see here that maybe you could correct...
In case some people who haven't seen these and want to look them up (and then can't find them due to spelling):
- Aogeba Toutoshi
- Jimi ni Sugoi! (how fitting ^_^)
And a few that might have already messed up the particular poll:
- Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru 2 is listed as 2 different historical dramas
- Sanada-maru is on the line above it with Natsume Soseki no Tsuma instead of on its own line