Top 10 Japanese Ikemen Actors

May 12, 2015

Hello~ I am back with random post regarding my love toward Japan. I believe most of you know that I am a big fan of Japan, but to be honest eye candies for J-Actors are more difficult to find compared to K-Actors. Korean dramas always feature good looking / handsome actors to attract viewers, while for me personally handsome japanese actors are quite rare

Ikemen is a phrase to call good looking guy in Japan and I have to agree that looking at beautiful boys on the screen, helps me to keep watching the dramas / movies till finished lol 
I LOVE IKEMEN, that's the truth, and although the stories for dramas are the first reason for me to watch it, but if it features ikemen actors or even better those that I like, I will happily follow the dramas

This list is pretty biased according to my preference and most of the guys that I like are quite old mature. Also my taste is kinda different than some people. I don't like / understand the appeal of Oguri Shun, Miura Haruma, Okada Masaki, Satou Takeru, etc. Though I enjoy their acting and dramas but their faces are not my type [not like I am their type either LOLOLOL]

But ANYWAY, here's my top 10 list of Japanese Ikemen Actors by me, not in order

1. Tamaki Hiroshi

One of my most favourite actors that always makes me go "KYUN" whenever I listened to his voice. Tamaki steals the light when I watched Nodame and to be honest it's one of my favourite J-Dramas so far [SUPER RECOMMENDED]. He hit the role perfectly and his acting is so goodddd there along with Ueno Juri. Reason why I love him is he always manages to act the role of a high class gentleman  nicely! I think he looked good with a little bit more meat lol He became very skinny the past few years. Unfortunately I think he hardly got nice drama offers to expand his career more. Anyway he will be the main lead role on the next NHK Asadora [Morning Drama] which means I'll be able to watch him for around 150 episodes! YEAY <3

Recommended Dramas :

  • Nodame Cantabile
  • Kyou ha Kaisha Yasumimasu
  • Ooku 
  • Watashi no Kirai na Tantei

2. Ikuta Toma

One of my most favourite Jhonny's actors that can really act and blessed by good looks! Ikuta Toma is my favourite in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e which is also in my top list recommended J-dramas. I guess he's really stealing the spotlight during the dramas [where all the beauties gathered!] and he really pulled off blonde hair nicely. I love him the most in HanaKimi but I have also followed his other dramas and movies. The newest one is Ouroboros which he starred along with Oguri Shun again, he showed his amazing action skill in this drama. Also I watched the Talk Show where he spent his free time by flying to Korea just to learn martial arts for the sake of his acting career!

Recommended Dramas :
  • Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Maou
  • Ouroboros
  • Genji Monogatari

3. Matsumoto Jun

I guess most of J-Drama lovers have seen or heard about this guy. From the most popular boyband group in Japan, Arashi, MatsuJun created storm at first that made Arashi got a chance to expand their career since then. MatsuJun acted on a lot of popular dramas. Though to be honest at first I didn't really like Japanese version of Hana Yori Dango, as the time goes I think MatsuJun really rocked the role of Domyouji the most. To be honest I like the younger MatsuJun more when he's slightly skinnier and more manga-ish looking XD MatsuJun is also the reason why I know Arashi at the first place, and from Arashi I know more J-Dramas and J-Actors, so he means a lot for me ^^

Recommended Dramas :

  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Shitsuren Chocolatier
  • Bambino
  • Hidamari no Kanojo
  • Kimi Wa Petto
  • Gokusen

4. Okada junichi

Promising actor from Jhonny's again and the only one that I recognise from V6 LOL I'm sorry but I am not a fan of Okada but he's such an eye candy and his acting skill is superb. I am amazed by him after I watched Eien no Zero and when he appeared on Arashi ni Shiyagare to show his martial art skills. Okada is a rare iceman actors who look good on any roles and hair style. He can shave his hair to match soldier's image, he can grow it wildly like samurai, or he can also be pretty with normal Japanese Idol's hair style. His acting is widely recognised on the field and also by me lol I wish to watch his other dramas more when I have time

Recommended Dramas :
  • Eien no Zero
  • SP
  • Gunshi Kanbee
  • Kisarazu Cat Eyes 

5. Nishikido Ryo

The first time I knew Jhonny's people are from dramas and mostly it's the old generation like Nishikido, MatsuJun, Kame, and Yamapi. Nishikido Ryo first stole my heart when I watched him on 1 Litre of Tears for being such a sweetheart T_T Sadly recently he became ossan [old man] and his eye wrinkle is getting worse lol But doesn't matter, still like him. He also has droopy eyes and I think that's the reason why he mostly got weak-looking role on many dramas like the last one that I really like, Gomen ne Seishun! But the one that I really like is when he was playing a samurai at Chonmage Purin [Movie]!!! Since I am too used to his weak-roles, I was bought by his charm as strict and manly samurai! He also showed fantastic performance on Last Friends for being sadistic boyfriend

Recommended Dramas :
  • Zenkai Girl
  • Gomen ne Seishun
  • 1 Litre of Tears
  • Papadoll
  • Chonmage Purin
  • Last Friends
  • Attention Please

6. Osamu Mukai

Osamu Mukai stole my heart when I saw him first on Nodabe Cantabille. He only got a small role but his smile was mesmerising. I spotted him ever since climbed slowly since then till the point he got the leading role during Paradise Kiss. I love the manga and I was looking forward for the movie! Though to be honest I find Mukai is too cute for playing George, in manga George is a playboy and super charismatic while Mukai is just too innocent lol Nevertheless he worked hard on the acting and he has pretty tall heigh too so I was not that disappointed when watching the movie XD The last time I watched him was during Nobunaga Concerto, which was one of my favourite dramas last year!  

Recommended Dramas :

  • Paradise Kiss
  • Hungry
  • Nobunaga Concerto
  • Nodame Cantabile

7. Mizushima Hiro

He started acting for Kamen Rider but I only noticed him when he was playing Nanba Sempai at HanaKimi. I was surprised because he looks like he came out from manga! He often played the role of a playboy / cheerful character but at Mei-chan no Shitsuji, he showed different character by being the perfect, calm, and gentleman butler. When you digging more about his real life, you'd instantly fall in love with him too. He graduated from a prestigious university in Japan, Keio University. He was also good at soccer [I read somewhere he became 'something' in soccer until he injured himself?] and he's fluent in English!! By fluent I think he's really fluent because I watched him speaking english on BECK and he's good! He also married a singer named Ayaka whom sick and he announced quitting to take care of his wife. NOW WHO WONT LOVE HIM! :"( He's back now though for Black Butler movie and his wife seems to be fine too now! 

Recommended Dramas :

  • Mei-chan no Shitsuji
  • Perfectly Boyfriend / Zettai Kareshi
  • Hanazaki no Kimitachi E
  • Tokyo Dogs
  • Beck

8. Naohito Fujiki

Apparently he's the Hanazawa Rui of F4 when he was younger. Yes, Hana Yori Dango / Meteor Garden / Boys Over Flowers or whatever you call them, before it hit big in asia it was made in Japan first 20 years ago!!!! But I first know him from Antique movie and 1 Litre of Tears. I still watched him through VCD at that time [if you don't know what VCD is, LUCKY YOU FOR BEING YOUNG!] I think his most prominent role is Hotaru no Hikari which he starred along with Ayase Haruka for 2 seasons. Last drama of him that I watched is Last Cinderella, and honestly I prefer him over Miura Haruma on that drama haha Despite his age is 42 years old this year, he's still such an ikemen!

Recommended Dramas : 

  • Hotaru no Hikari
  • Last Cinderella
  • 1 Litre of Tears
  • Antique
  • Nobunaga Concerto

9. Kamenashi Kazuya

Kamenashi Kazuya or mostly known as Kame is one of the first J-Actors that I know and all thanks to Nobuta wo Produce. It's my youth drama and I grew up watching it. Kame looks very manga-ish and he's also good at acting. He was chosen to act as Kyouhei at one of my youth manga too, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and he played it very well! Although to be honest YamaPi who acted along him during Nobuta is more beautiful, sadly I find Kame's pheromone is higher. Once you like him, you'll eventually know his attractiveness which can't be measured on the appearance alone LOL I mean, I think somehow his face is weird at some angles and he looks anorexic, but he gives out sexy vibe! I watched his last drama Second Love [starring Fukada Kyoko too] but I have to agree that it's one of the worst J-Dramas I have ever watched so I don't recommend you guys to watch it. But if you're curious about Kame's bed scene and where he showed many of his skin, then well, please yourself with that drama lol

Recommended Dramas :

  • Nobuta wo Produce
  • Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge
  • Yokai Ningen Bem
  • Gokusen

10. Yamada Ryosuke

And last but not least, Yamada Ryosuke! $SFDSF@#%uihklf!@##@$(@!!!
Recently I am very very into Yamada and it's like licking my own saliva. I am always in a side of "ALL HAIL JAPANESE OSSAN" because to be honest, I love elder guys more and I was always going "YUCK" against any guys who's younger than me even by 1 day! Then if my friends like younger guys I will always say, omg such a pedo bear LOL
Hence if you notice, all the other 9 guys mentioned above is quite old compared to me. Also I think it's because for me the standard of Japanese Ikemen Actors are very rare sight now. Compared to 10 years ago, I spotted so many beautiful actors but now the young actors tend to have weird faces *sorry Japan*. Therefore I was surprised that I could find such gem again here and why does it have to be Yamada who's born in 1993?? I was born in 1992 and couldn't believe myself liking someone younger lol Will this happen more often in the future as I grow older? *pulls my hair*

ANYWAY, I first knew Yamada from his appearances at Arashi's shows. I am a regular watcher for Arashi's shows and usually I know who is who. He came to promote Ansatsu Kyoushitsu which is one of the manga that I have been following for a while, and he acted as Nagisa. Then I was like "who's this handsome guy, why I never knew him?". Turned out I had known him long before but I just never wanted to watch him because I knew he was younger than me *old woman pride*. But I had nothing to do and last season's drama is not very good so I watched Risou no Musuko and OMG PLEASE LET ME MARRY HIM (-____-) His acting is good, and his face is perfect. I watched Kindaichi then and downloaded all the Hey! Say! JUMP stuffs too after that ;__; Despite his amazing performance as an idol [singing, dancing, etc], he showed amazing effort in acting and I wished to watch him more. Right now I am waiting for someone to sub Ansatsu movie or please, let Indonesia cinemas air it [which is impossible T_T]

Recommended Dramas : 

  • Risou no Musuko
  • Kindaichi no Shounen Jikenbo
  • Hidarime Tantei Eye
  • Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Writing this blog post is longer than what I thought PHEW!!
But I am glad I can ramble uselessly again like this like what I did in a few years back. I was talking about what I like and what I want people to know without thinking about whether people will like it or not. I gotta admit ever since I started working as a professional blogger, there's a pressure on me to make the site look as pro as it can be but recently I was like "ok fuck it, my blog is my blog and I want to share what I love"

I am quite bored when people only talk to me about make up and beauty stuffs related. Let's talk about other things la haha. 
I know I am called beauty blogger but it doesn't change that I adore J-Dramas and also these ikemen guys. You know important thing that I gain when watching them? Thinking that they're so pretty and so stylish as men and I should not lose to them HAHAHA

I won't ask that people will love this kind of post, but I hope that someone will find it useful
If you have any info about whom I should love besides them or if you have any recommendation, leave comment below and share your love with me <3

See you guys on my next post!

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  1. What I really like about this list is that most of these guys you can finally call "men". Nowadays, there are more girlish, pretty guys that I would mostly call "cute", but they do nothing for me in the looks department even if I enjoy their acting. And I totally agree with you on number one! Tamaki-san is one gorgeous man, that facial bone structure is near to perfection. I'm glad that he's finally getting some meat on his ribs again, skinny doesn't suit him.

  2. I love how you listed the best dramas they were in because i also love those dramas! The ones that you've listed doesn't mostly show on top best japanese drama so when i saw gokusen and attention please it made me happy. And I lose those actors as well! Miura haruma made me fall in love with me with his comedy drama samurai highschool lmao

  3. Wow sugoi they are my senpai, NYAAAAAAAAAAAAAA my heart

  4. Shockingly you forgot Haruma Miura! He's the most beautiful man indeed.