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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Top 100 best actors and actresses as rated by "Shukan Gendai" in 2015

The following is a top 100 best actors and actresses ranking as released by "Shukan Gendai" in their 17th/24th January issue last year. How the results were derived were from assessments from four judges i.e. Usui Hiroyoshi, a professor at Sophia University who teaches media theory, Kusakabe Goro, a former movie producer at Toei, Nakamori Akio who is a critic and Yamada Mihoko who is a broadcast programme writer as well as points assigned for criteria such as the awards won to date and ratings of their works. Numbers in brackets refer to the number of points given to the actor/actress.

Much as I do not really agree with the positions of some actors in this ranking and the number of people who share the same positions are a tad too many (thus affecting the credibility of this ranking), I thought that the results might be of interest to the readers here so decided to share the ranking:

Best 50 Actors
1) Tsutsumi Shinichi (97)
2) Kagawa Teruyuki (93)
3) Fujiwara Tatsuya (92)
4) Yakusho Koji (90)
5) Asano Tadanobu (89)
6) Omori Nao / Sakai Masato (87)
8) Sato Koichi (86)
9) Watanabe Ken (82)
10) Hamada Gaku (81)

11) Moriyama Mirai (80)
12) Kitaoji Kinya (77)
13) Kamiki Ryunosuke / Hasegawa Hiroki (74)
15) Okada Junichi (71)
16) Yamada Takayuki / Toyokawa Etsushi (70)
18) Nakai Kiichi (69)
19) Nishijima Hidetoshi / Miura Tomokazu (68)

21) Nishida Toshiyuki (66)
22) Mizutani Yutaka (65)
23) Saito Takumi (63)
24) Motoki Masahiro (60)
25) Ikematsu Sosuke / Oguri Shun (59)
27) Oizumi Yo (58)
28) Karasawa Toshiaki (56)
29) Fukuyama Masaharu (55)
30) Ibu Masato (52)

31) Sanada Hiroyuki / Abe Sadao (49)
33) Abe Hiroshi / Sato Takeru (45)
35) Higashide Masahiro (44)
36) Ihara Tsuyoshi (43)
37) Endo Kenichi / Yagira Yuya / Kamikawa Takaya (40)
40) Kohinata Fumio / Matsuyama Kenichi (39)

42) Shibata Kyohei (38)
43) Takenaka Naoto (37)
44) Osawa Takao (35)
45) Sasaki Kuranosuke (34)
46) Uchino Seiyo (31)
47) Takenouchi Yutaka / Tsumabuki Satoshi (30)
49) Eguchi Yosuke (28)
50) Tamaki Hiroshi (24)

Best 50 Actresses
1) Mitsushima Hikari (95)
2) Terajima Shinobu (94)
3) Inoue Mao (92)
4) Miyazawa Rie (91)
5) Aso Kumiko (88)
6) Matsu Takako (87)
7) Ono Machiko (86)
8) Nikaido Fumi (84)
9) Aoi Yu (83)
10) Ayase Haruka (81)

11) Ishida Yuriko (80)
12) Yonekura Ryoko (78)
13) Takahata Atsuko (76)
14) Otake Shinobu (75)
15) Kuroki Haru (73)
16) Kanjiya Shihori (72)
17) Ando Sakura (71)
18) Koizumi Kyoko / Maki Yoko (70)
20) Yoshitaka Yuriko (69)

21) Fukatsu Eri / Ishihara Satomi (68)
23) Kanno Miho (66)
24) An (65)
25) Ikewaki Chizuru (63)
26) Yoshida Yo / Ueto Aya (60)
28) Kikuchi Rinko (59)
29) Nagasaku Hiromi (56)
30) Hashimoto Ai (54)

31) Yakushimaru Hiroko (50)
32) Suzuki Sawa / Arimura Kasumi / Tabe Mikako (49)
35) Adachi Yumi (48)
36) Kimura Midoriko (45)
37) Shinohara Ryoko (43)
38) Hirosue Ryoko (42)
39) Miyazaki Aoi / Nakatani Miki / Kuroki Hitomi (40)

42) Suzuki Kyoka (38)
43) Takaoka Saki (37)
44) Nakama Yukie (35)
45) Kimura Tae (32)
46) Kuriyama Chiaki (30)
47) Sawajiri Erika (26)
48) Nounen Rena (25)
49) Nagasawa Masami (23)
50) Takanashi Rin (21)

Source: Shukan Gendai

5 comments:

junny said...

In what universe is Fukuyama Masaharu a better actor than the likes of Endo Kenichi, Abe Hiroshi and Kohinata Fumio? *smh* And Tsumabuki Satoshi is ranked kinda low, I thought he'd be higher up. At least Tamaki Hiroshi squeezed into the top 50.

As for the ladies... ehhh, I'm pretty sure Fukatsu Eri is a much better actress than Ishihara Satomi, Yoshitaka Yuriko or Kanjiya Shihori.

Ah well.

Chiaki said...

That's why I said that this ranking is somewhat questionable. ^__^

Especially when ratings come into play, we know that the ratings of today can't be compared to the heydays where 20% was "good" and 30% was "superb". And ratings certainly don't reflect the quality of the cast's acting nor the story. What's more, with a panel of just four judges, the assessment is probably not as reflective than the results you may get from a survey. Then again, a survey may end up being like a popularity poll.

One obvious omission from the actors' side is Eita which I find extremely baffling. And the guys' side seems to contain more leading men-level type of actors rather than those in supporting roles.

As for the ladies, I thought Yoshinaga Sayuri is rather respected as an actress but she's not in the list too. If this survey was done this year, perhaps Haru might make it too since she's doing so well in the NHK morning drama now.

junny said...

Yeah, you're right. I didn't even realise Eita is missing from the list, how odd that he has been excluded since he's such a solid actor. I think it's sad that the supporting actors keep getting overlooked even in lists like this, you'd think a panel made up of media "experts" would take note of those beyond the leads, but eh. I guess we can't have everything.

These lists are so... pointless sometimes. Then again, I guess they do help generate some talk among us drama fans, haha.

Anonymous said...

How can Nounen make it into the list when she is not playing in dorama or movie in 2015?
And no Tsuchiya Tao and Morikawa Aoi?
What a joke. lol

Anonymous said...

Oh.. No Amami Yuki in the list. lol