Welcome to PsychoDrama! This site contains movie and drama reviews, casting news, trailers, movie posters and information about the latest Japanese productions, including profiles of established and aspiring young actors and actresses. We also feature the hitlist - rankings of the hottest Japanese talents and actors' bias articles - where we discuss prominent talents including Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ryuhei Matsuda, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Mao Inoue, Shota Sometani, Yuya Yagira, Fumi Nikaido, Sosuke Ikematsu, Masaki Suda, Ryunosuke Kamiki and many others. Join in our discussion and let us know what you think! Started in March 2012, you can find out more about us here.
One of the most talented young actors in Japan - Kento Hayashi. Featuring 2 videos of his Calendar (Making Of)...
From our profile: Kento Hayashi started playing teen roles (Battery, Dive!) and soon graduated to matured young characters (Parade, Coyote, Arakawa Under the Bridge) depicting some of the most controversial and extraordinary personages in Japan.
I took notice of this young actor in the sports-drama Dive! Hayashi played one of the lead roles and what separated him from the rest of the cast is his intensity as an actor. He possesses this youthful, vibrant charm that lights up the screen. In Parade, where I saw him next, he played a much matured role - but with the same intensity. What makes him an exceptionally gifted young actor is his ability to sink into his roles and played it to perfection. I just hope he will not get into those teeny-bopper roles and play the sugary romantic lead. [ read more ]
Source: Kento Hayashi's official website.
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