Best Japanese Actors


The Top Ten

1 Matsumoto Jun

In addition, he is a cool member of the best boy band in Japan. He is also an awesome actor as well.

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2 Kenichi Matsuyama

Who could forget his performance as L?

Ken'ichi Matsuyama, best actor ever!

Kenichi-san.. Who will think that the one who played as "L" in death note and "Negishi" in Detroit Metal City is the same actor? He is very clever actor! Psycological, action, comedy, and romance, he can play all of that genre :3

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3 Toshiro Mifune

I just lost faith in humanity toshiro mifune is considered the best Japanese actor of all time. I can't believe that you call bunch of good looking boys actors? I thought this is a list of a BEST ACTOR not sexiest actor. Watch rashomon, seven samurai, I live in fear, yojimbo, high and low, sanjuro, red beard.

No contemporary equals him

Best Japanese actor ever!

His unrelentingly passionate performance as the belligerent Kikuchiyo in 'Seven Samurai' is one of the greatest.

4 Ikuta Toma

Amazing actor. Almost all of them are good. Hard to decide. I would vote for all of them, because they are talented. I love Hana Kimi and there is no one I don't like all amazing.

Hana Kimi and Hanamizuki were my favourite works of his, especially Hanamizuki! The film was so sad and romantic

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5 Matsuda Shota
6 Oguri Shun

He was great when he played in Crows Zero! So cool! When he played in Hana Yori Dango, he's totally get perfect role as Hanazawa Rui!

7 Ken Watanabe

I loved his acting skills in The Last Samurai.

8 Akira Kamiya
9 Yuu Shirota
10 Tatsuya Nakadai

The Newcomers

? Kô Nishimura
? Takeshi Katô

The Contenders

11 Ryo Nishikido

Awesome dude who can really act

I love Ryo chan

Sexy and hadsome

Great actor!

12 Satoh Takeru

Very talented, he started when he was 17-18 in a challenging role like Kamen Rider, to end up in 2012 with the best Rurouni Kenshin that there will ever be

He is simply, amazing! You have to watch him in the Rurouni Kenshin Live action Movie

Takeru is the best!

Don't forget BECK! he's so young when he did it..

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13 Minoru Chiaki Minoru Chiaki Minoru Chiaki was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress.

Another Kurosawa regular, one with a friendly, affable, gentle face that's still great for any role.

14 Kamatari Fujiwara
15 Ninomiya Kazunari

Nino I love him so much he is a good actor

16 Daisuke Kato

He's fantastic in both comedic and dramatic roles. Over in Japan he might be revered but overseas he is seriously underrated. - SourNote2014

His chubby, likable face makes him suitable for any role.

17 Miura Haruma

I like him in Koizora.. The best movie ever, better than Titanic

18 Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura is one of the most versatile character actors I've seen. He can play the most noble of men and the lowest of scoundrels with dedication and conviction. He is truly incredible. - SourNote2014

19 Yoshio Tsuchiya
20 Kamenashi Kazuya
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Top Remixes

1. Toshiro Mifune
2. Akira Kamiya
3. Tatsuya Nakadai
1. Satoh Takeru
2. Ryosuke Miura
3. Ken Watanabe
1. Matsumoto Jun
2. Ikuta Toma
3. Kenichi Matsuyama



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