A Primer on Generation NEXT series: Who are Japan’s rising stars and why you need to know them!

We’re coming up with the 2017 edition of the hottest Japanese actors and actresses list, but how about those who are yet to be celebrated by fans and the public? 

Casting News + Scoop! [April 3-May 2] “Chihayafuru” 3rd film coming up! + Nagano Mei celebrates her new movies + Chinen Yuri, Nakagawa Taishi & Komatsu Nana headline “Sakamichi no Apollon” Live Action!

Fans of Chihayafuru must rejoice as a third installment was announced! Perhaps with an impressive box office showing, there could even be a 4th movie?  New cast includes Yuuki Mio continue

Casting News + Scoop! [Nov 15-16] Spotlight on Taishi Nakagawa (Today’s Kira-kun), Masaki Suda (Teiichi No Kuni), Ryosuke Yamada (Fullmetal Alchemist) & Masataka Kubota’s gender-bender roles!

 Taishi Nakagawa is soon emerging as Japan’s shoujo prince with the main lead in Today’s Kira-kun (きょうのキラ君) after playing second fiddle to Kento Yamazaki in Your Lie in April. A lot can continue

PsychoDrama [Talkback]: Kinema Junpou No 1722. Issue features 50 actors under 30 to look out for + Did they get everyone right? [Part 3 of 4 Parts]

What I like about the 50 young Japanese actors list from Kinema Junpou is the variety of the talents. Many have taken significant roles in movies and drama series. Some continue

Japan’s Best Actors – The Promising List [Top 15 – 2016 Edition]

The 2016 Edition of Japan’s Best Actors – Promising List has evolved from a mere listing of actors – both known and unknown to movie fans outside Japan, to become continue