We've shown you the acting collaboration between Shota Sometani and Kamiki Ryunosuke in Part One, and their individual acting highlights in Parts Two (Sometani), Three & Four (Ryunosuke), now in the last part of this series, we want to focus on their essential dramas and movies - in particular for the uninitiated. We'll also concentrate on future roles and what to expect in the next few seasons.

It has been quite a ride - the video clips and the time it took to review previous drama episodes were a blast! Just a reminder of how awesome they both are!

The Essential Guide to Kamiki and Shota's movies and dramas after the jump!

If Shota Sometani's career highlight is his portrayal of Sumida in Sion Sono's Himizu, then Kamiki Ryunosuke matches him step by step in the final episode of Kogure Photostudio. It maybe just a drama, but the quality of acting Ryunosuke produced is nothing short of extraordinary.

Of course Himizu is on a completely different level, and it would not be fair to compare actors, but we're here to celebrate the best from both Shota and Kamiki and having to choose which dramatic scenes would be their career highlights.

Getting international recognition is a big issue for aspiring actors, and that includes everyone in Japan who would love to add to their acting resume a trophy/award from a prestigious international film festival. While it is not an assurance that a critical acclaim or recognition would bring in more casting scoops, it is an important factor in pushing one's career into higher gear.

Think of the young Yuya Yagira after winning the Best Actor trophy at Cannes. The same can be said of Shota Sometani's win at Venice with an equally prestigious acting award - the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor for Sion Sono's Himizu.

Kamiki Ryunosuke has been described by many as a genius young actor, who at the age of 13, have won the Rookie of the Year award at the Japan Academy Prize.

Says a fan:

If you enjoy his more recent work, I suggest you watch his older drama Aikurushii. He is a genius kid actor! Plus the series itself is a rare pearl, full of love and wisdom. Very precious to me! Other than that, I love his acting in SPEC, Tantei Gakuen Q, and Kogure Shashinkan.

This comment is a great suggestion from someone who apparently knows the young actor.

It seems we need to make separate posts for two of our perennial favorites - Shota Sometani and Kamiki Ryunosuke. Someone asked me a few times already how we compare to top sites like AsianWiki and Nippon Cinema among others - well, we don't feature everyone, and we have strong opinions about the talents we regularly write about. We are not a database, and we often cut and paste from many sites, but we also listen to what our viewers have to say. And we love to critique movies and dramas!

Back to Shota and Kamiki.