I had an interesting discussion about Masaki Suda on Twitter about what sort of roles he may find challenging – since he’s been doing such a variety already – that playing a cross-dresser or a bully – seem so easy to do! Some may argue about our assessment that Masaki Suda is one of Japan’s best young actors at the moment – in the same league as Shota Sometani, Yuya Yagira, and Sosuke Ikematsu.
The three young actors we’ve mentioned have been getting a lot of attention lately – Sometani with high profile movies like Parasyte and Strayer’s Chronicles, Ikematsu portraying matured roles in Paper Moon and Love’s Whirpool, while Yuya Yagira goes all-out in Crows Explode, Ushijima, the Loan Shark and Again. Of course, one may argue, Suda needs to get more challenging roles to be in the same league as Sometani, et al. – perhaps another Tomogui?