What’s up with the Kentos? Kento Yamazaki rules the box office; Kento Hayashi + Kento Nagayama battle it out on the drama scene; Kento Kaku aims for comedy! [2016 Edition]

Last April 2015, we launched a 3-part series on the Kentos – Hayashi, Yamazaki, Nagayama, and Kaku – and examined their past projects and future prospects. A lot of things can happen in a year and while Kento Yamazaki proved his ‘most promising’ prediction last year, Kento Nagayama remains the most consistent with notable roles in a number of TV drama series (Ichiro and Juhan Shuttai!). Not to me outdone, Kento Hayashi bounce back with a major role in Netflix Japan’s Spark (Hibana) and a title role in the movie Bittersweet [にがくてあまい]. Kento Kaku headlines the coming of age/drama Moriyamachu Driving School [森山中教習所] with Shuhei Nomura and we expect some awesome showdown between them.

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To make a visually appealing comparison of their careers, we made use of infographics to show their movie and drama projects from the time they started acting to future projects slated for 2016-2017. Between the four of them, about 125 movies and drama series has been released (and about to be released) where the Kentos play both major and supporting roles. A poll [ see above ] is also available for you to participate and determine the community’s collective preferences…

[ see the Infographics after the jump! ]

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While we think (and the comments show) that Kento Kaku deserves more than just supporting roles, his upcoming movie Moriyamachu Driving School is much anticipated not only because of the novelty of his character but his upcoming showdown with the younger Shuhei Nomura. 

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