♡ actors i'm watching out for ♡

abee Last updated 17 hours ago

they may not be the best actors in the industry but they sure did leave an impression on me.

  • Jing Boran

    Chinese

    Jingbao was oozing with charisma in Just One Smile is Alluring, the movie where I first saw him. He's also a better actor than his friend, Yang Yang (oops).

    Other works where I've seen him act are Monster Hunt, Time Raiders, and Love Weaves Through a Millennium. I liked his personality in Divas Hit the Road 2 and his guesting in Happy Camp with Yang Yang, Hans Zhang, and Ji Changwook.

  • Suda Masaki

    Japanese

    Suda is one of the actors who is literally everywhere. However, it was his guesting in VS Arashi with the Teiichi no Kuni cast where I first took notice of him. I eventually watched Princess Jellyfish, Death Note: Light Up the New World, and Jimi ni Sugoi! for him and loved his eccentric characters. He's young and he's trying a variety of characters!

  • Woo Do Hwan

    South Korean

    Hands down, Save Me. It was Woo Do Hwan's first main role, but he did amazing as the misunderstood rebel with a golden heart. He has a beautiful deep voice, a piercing gaze and a powerful screen presence--boy has a bright future ahead of him. I saw him in Mad Dog afterwards where he, once again, was overflowing with charisma and confidence. 

  • Kamiki Ryunosuke

    Japanese

    I first saw him as the blood-crazed psycho in As the Gods Will and that was it, I fell into the deep hole of the Kamiki admiration club. I also got to watch him in the Rurouni Kenshin series and Kazoku Game, and these works only solidified my love for his acting. 

  • Sato Takeru

    Japanese

    Rurouni Kenshin, that's it. In addition, his mysterious and isolated musical genius in the Liar and His Lover was the emotional centre of the movie, and Sato carried it beautifully. It was moody and atmospheric, but also lovely. 

    I also love his variety appearances in VS Arashi and Arashi ni Shiyagare, and his friendship with Haruma Miura, formed in their Bloody Monday days, is one of my favorites in the industry.

  • Nakagawa Taishi

    Japanese

    Taishi was cute in Kyou no Kira-kun. He was awkward in some scenes but I liked his acting. I saw him in Your Lie in April afterwards where he was serviceable, but nothing impressive. He's young and he still has room for improvements.

    As of this writing, I'm watching him in Hana Nochi Hare. He is only the second male lead but his Hase Tenma is definitely stealing the spotlight.

  • Murakami Nijiro

    Japanese

    Murakami's one-episode guest role in Cold Case: Shinjitsu no Tobira left a huge impression on me. His character's story was beyond heartbreaking and he conveyed the emotions pretty well.

  • Sakurada Dori

    Japanese

    The scene stealer of Good Morning Call, where I first saw him. The drama wasn't giving him any justice so I dropped it and watched Kuzu no Honkai. Messed up story aside, his Mugi was actually impressive.