Who are Japan's Best Young Actors? Celebrate with PsychoDrama as we discuss the best young actors Japanese cinema has produced for the past 2 decades or so... We started with Masanobu Ando, Kengo Kora, Mirai Moriyama, and Takumi Saito and now, we're starting again with Shun Oguri, Gou Ayano, Shota Sometani & Kamiki Ryunosuke, Masaki Suda (and about 10 other awesome talents!) We also did separate posts for Satoshi Tsumabuki [Tears for You | Villain | Snowy Love Fall in Spring | Waterboys ] and Ryuhei Matsuda [ The Matsuda Magic: Taboo | Nightmare Detective | Phone Call to the Bar ] Let us know if you have any particular name in mind!
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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