Thursday, January 26, 2017

Top 10 actors and actreses in Next Break Ranking 2017 (Oricon)

Oricon conducted a survey on 1,000 respondents in their teens to 50s where they selected the actor and actress who they felt would scale new heights in 2017. Here are the lists of the top 10 actors and actresses who were chosen:

Top 10 actors
1) Hoshino Gen

2) Muro Tsuyoshi

3) Otani Ryohei

4) Sakaguchi Kentaro

5) Kudo Asuka

6) Ikematsu Sousuke

7) Yamazaki Kento

8) Nakagawa Taishi

9) Iwata Takanori

10) Takeuchi Ryoma

Top 10 actresses
1) Sakurai Hinako

2) Kamishiraishi Mone

3) Yamamoto Mizuki

4) Nakajo Ayami

5) Shimizu Fumika

6) Kawaei Rina

7) Kimura Fumino

8) Adachi Rika

9) Mano Erina

10) Komatsu Nana

Source: Oricon


Jed Medina said...

Another silly award for Sosuke Ikematsu who started acting since 2003 for Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai. I understand that some Japanese are still trying to reconcile the meaning in English but to include Ikematsu and many others on this list as having a "break" for a particular year when they already are established actors is pure non-sense.

Chiaki said...

Hi Jed, I think the meaning of this ranking is not about highlighting new and upcoming actors. The term "next break" according to the survey means that the people named in this ranking have already made some progress in their careers and are expected to do even better in 2017. Like what you said, Ikematsu is already quite established among the actors in his age group but there's really no reason why he can't be expected to have another breakthrough in his career as voted by those survey respondents.