TOP 10 FAV J-ACTRESSES: my fav j-actresses are also those who i find excellent actresses. versatile, touching actresses with outstanding acting styles that are distinguishable and not always the same depending on the role. i will never make an actress a favorite one unless she is a capable one.
1st Ueto Aya
2nd Kano Miho
3rd Amami Yuki
4th Maya Miki
5th Yonekura Ryoko
6th Esumi Makiko
7th Shinohara Ryoko
8th Nakama Yukie
9th Kuroki Hitomi
10th Suzuki Kyoka
Other actresses that i think have very good acting skills in no particular order
Tabe Mikako 9/10
Kuriyama Chiaki 8/10
Fukishi Kazue 8/10
Kuninaka Ryoko 8/10
Hirosue Ryoko 8/10
Mizukawa Asami 9/10
Nagasaku HIromi 9/10
Miyazaki Aoi 8/10
Yuu Aoi 8/10
Horikita Maki 6/10 (i like her as a person though k >< no hate here lol )
Kuroki Meisa .-5.8/10 Most stiff actress
Kitagawa Keiko + has chances of growth - 7.5/10
Aragaki Yui - 7/10
Nagasawa Masami 6/10 (her acting style is always the same. the way she speaks is also the same.)
Suzuki Emi 6/10
Inoue Mao 7/10 ..... in tokkan her role isn't supposed to seem like a retard right? >>
Oshima Yuko - 5/10
Fukada Kyoko - 6.8/10
Ayase Haruka - 7/10 - most of the time she plays the same kind of role which ends up being the same as the one in hotaru no hikari. ~
Actresses of 1-4/10
Takei Emi 2/10 - honestly i have not seen someone trying so much and showing that she is trying to playing her role and not being it. honestly she has no real comfort when acting, if anything she is struggling with her role and trying to pass the image in a way that it is so obvious to me she is not feeling it that i just simply stop caring. her lack of style is also the worse -.-
Ayame Gouriki 4/10 - i dun't know about her but honestly, her inability to protray characters without that gaping mouth and trying to be cute is getting on my nerves. i dislike her acting style which is always the same and doesn't fit her role as much as it seems. people only see her as a cute face. it's good that she is getting roles but if she goes on acting so half-assedly it will be hard for her to grow as an actress when there is a tiny bit of petential in her.
Maeda Atsuko 4/10 - i have watched her only in one thing, Q10 which was horrible and she was also horrible in it. nothing changeable . her acting as the robot was just dumb and overdone , sometimes even fake.
Kojima Haruna 0/10 - LOL what can i say about her? it is very obvious that she has ZERO TALENT
Ponkotsu of shiritsu 1/10 - what should i note? her always same expression in the drama? her bad voice manipulation? her inability to show any real emotion? there is no style, nothing. i dun even know why they let her act.
Kawaguchi Haruna 3/10 - another great example of flat acting. same expressions, trying too hard and it is obvious. cannot become one with her role and simply just pretends to be someone and fails. she makes it so obvious that she is pretending instead of acting, and it simply is getting rather sad and rude towards the real actors. if anything, i think that haruna might get better if she acts with the proper actors or actually gets a few lessons by great actors.
kiritani mirei 4/10 - what can i say about mirei? her similar way of speaking for almost every role but the arakawa under the bridge? her inability to properly portray emotions? her similar expressions? the lack of style? she can't project her role. she doesn't become the role . she has a good flow in some scenes where she has to do things that she would do in real life as well. when she plays role similar to her slightly crazy personality, she does a bit better but this once again can't be considered acting.
An actress who i cannot give a score to, is shida mirai.
I have realized that shida copies acting styles of others. being a child actress, she learned and copied the styles of others. however sometimes this works well, and sometimes it just utterly sucks. i have watched a lot of her dramas, seeing as i used to think that she is good however until a while ago and after getting more familiar with acting, i realized her weaknesses. even until now, shida lacks her own style. she struggles sometimes and sometimes it just comes out so easily. I think her best work was in blackboard? it was not that great but it was clearly a style that she had worked on. i certainly think that if she searches more what she can do without copying other styles she will become much better.
Another actress who i cannot give a score to is, Toda Erika
why? simply because toda herself has explained that she will act the way the director says and that she will never do her own thing. this means that sometimes if the director knows his job and what he is doing, she will be great but if the director is mediocre she will be mediocre. this is something she had said in an interview before SPEC 2 started airing. she has no style of her own she lacks. :|
Top 10 favorite J-actors (same with j-actresses . i will not make a j-actor my fav unless they have top skills. )
1) Ohno Satoshi
2) Ninomiya Kazunari
3) Matsumoto Jun
4) Oguri Shun
5) Sakai Masato
6) Abe Hiroshi
7) Sasaki Kuranosuke
8) Takenouchi Yutaka
9) Tanabe Seichi
10) Fujiki Naohito
other great j-actors
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