Bonus #1 – Aoi Miyazaki (24)
Aoi Miyazaki is probably the most popular and considered “the most talented” by most of the people I have been able to read, and heard talk. And it’s no wonder, considering she’s been acting for like AGES [Really, but she’s kept that cute face, eh?], and with films like Eureka, Harmful Insect, and big hits like Nana… or NHK period dramas like Atsu-hime, where she played the title character from when she was a kid to her old age, with a bit of cross-dressing. It’s no wonder.
If I didn’t think Miyazaki could get any bigger, I should have counted that she would come up with a new series of commercials that would make her even more popular, and possibly squishable.
Bonus #2 – Juri Ueno (23)
If you meet someone (especially a girl) who follows Japanese series, it is VERY likely she will tell you she likes Juri Ueno (and Aoi Miyazaki and my Bonus #3, or a combination of those names), and it’s no surprise. Ueno gave life to the dream girl of many girls when she starred on the series Last Friends with #4 Mizukawa. Obviously, in it she plays Ruka, a motocross biker who happens to be in love with another girl.
These three bonuses are leading the list of Japanese actresses with the most talent. Of course, it isn’t only charisma and personality, as Ueno has mad acting skills which she will be putting to use into her own starring role on an NHK period drama next year.
Bonus #3 – Yu Aoi (24)
Because I don’t like to be known as biased. In my eyes, no one is a better actress than her, and she’s got the perfect face. LOL This blog is so often dedicated to her, her work, and her fans without taking over, of course. This is why she is a bonus xD
I doubt you have seen Yu Aoi on an American screen, but her film Hula Girls was the Japan official selection for the 2007 Academy Awards, and a few of her films are licensed on DVD [check all the banners on the site] in America, so you can most likely check her out at your local rental store or online service. Let me tell you, girl can steal a movie with a supporting role.
2010 is by far the best year to be a Yu Aoi fan as she has a bunch of films lined up, Otouto by Yoji Yamada closed the Berniale this year, the film FLOWERS is about to open next month, followed by Raiou in the fall, and two more projects, including her English debut on Shunji Iwai’s Vampire film currently shooting in Vancouver, Canada.
Feels like it could be a big year. xD
and have I mentioned I find talent hot?
I have some more Korean girls for u if u want them….
Yoona – SNSD (bare with me here, she is cute as hell and has a really pure image that is not nauseating)
Gummy – I like me some MILFS!
Eugene (former S.E.S)
Kim Taehee (although I do not get why she is so damn popular)
Hwang Bo (she is fierce as hell and so UNF)
I could go on forever… I better stop! >_<
girl, i just finished writing this LOL
it took me hours! I’m so behind on other stuff now.
This list is awesome! I’m putting together a list of 2010’s hottest women and I’m totally grabbing some of your suggestions for Hot Asians. The Maxim Hot 2010 list was completely skewed and no Asians were included there either. I wrote a whole article about it.
Check it out!
No Shu Qi (or Qi Shu, I have no idea)? Like SNL would say, really? It kills me just to look at her. :)
I suspect only men younger than 35 (and if they are older… what is wrong with you, man?) take into account Maxim. To be honest, though, any list is bound to have people saying the list is missing “such”, but at least we are not boasting on a name. xD
The Maxim Hot 2010
wouldn’t be as cool if it were called
The Maxim Hot 2010:
The 100 hottest white women, and then some on mainstream entertainment
because we don’t ever watch foreign films because subtitles confuse us
and distract us from looking at hot women on screen
and we don’t watch foreign shows because we didn’t know the internet
could be use to find hot women on shows that weren’t in English…
and we don’t listen (or watch music videos on youtube) to foreign music,
because we don’t understand what they’re singing about…
how else would we know Katy Perry was singing about kissing a girl,
if it weren’t in English.
Marisol, I did considered adding Qi Shu (though Shu Qi has a nicer ring to it, but since most the audience is from the West, to avoid complications), but in the end I couldn’t because I wasn’t aware of any film or tv projects that would have put her on American screens in 2009, this year or next.
I know she was on New York I Love You, but I mostly know her from her modelling for Kenzo, or in music videos. And I didn’t even add Ziyi Zhang to the list… mainly because everyone in the west know her, and I was trying to boast other talents.
What can I say, I am ninja like that. U know I stalk your blog woman! Do not be so surprised!
@Eryn-Ashlei Bailey: don’t forget the sexy Latin mamis, Indian goddesses and powerful black women! XD
you make me go all jumpy claps xD
Great list, these girls are all stunning!
About Zhao wei, she played a lesbian (or bisexual, it´s not shown whether her character´s into men) in the Hong Kong action movie So Close, her character flirted with, and at one point kisses, the policewoman investigating her. Incidentally the movie also stars Shu Qi, previously mentioned in the comments section.
I didn’t know that.
Always good to hear movie connections xD and 6 Degrees of Separation~~~
OMG!! You’re so true!! I didn’t realise it if you didn’t mention it..There’s no Asian on the list!!!!
Totally agree with you with Hyori, BoA and Gong Li!! They’re so hot!!! ;)
I would like to add one, Rene Liu, the Taiwanese singer!! I lover her so much!!!!
Just wondering do you know of any Asian celebrities that are gay?
wenny, Rene Liu totally slipped my mind xD I recently heard her last album, and when I looked her up, I was surprised to find out she was on 20 30 40, which I guess readers of AfterEllen should watch, since it has a lesbian storyline storyline, right?.
No, I’m not aware if anybig popular actor/singer is gay. At least it’s not something they talk about in interviews – since they don’t really talk about their private lives on shows, and I don’t read Asian celebrity gossip. But check this out about Japan according to Wiki. I know there are a few transgendered women or cross-dressing entertainers in Japan that I have even seen performing on NHK international, which is like the national channel.
There’s people like Ai Haruna, Ayana Tsubaki, Aya Kamikawa, Ataru Nakamura, Akihiro Miwa who is often featured on shows in NHK acting and talking about the arts and beauty, Kenichi Mikawa who sings very often on the Japan’s Song show, and sometimes guests on the NHK singing contest.
and Julz, Satomi Ishihara… was on Voice with Eita, right? And she was Yoshitsune’s “I miss my mommy” Love Interest. Aha! I knew it hahaha.
And damn, how come Playboy France and Playboy Japan have classy photoshoots?
Girl, I was asking the same question over at twitter. I prefer the classy over the tacky! (sorry jessica simpson)
And to further answer (S)he’s question. Japan is a bit more tolerant when it comes to homosexuality. They do embrace it and they are oki with it as long as it is not to flamboyant. Mostly, homosexuality is looked upon as a form of entertainment. Although, an idol or an actor/actress does not have much to gain with coming out. They are hardly allowed to date as it is. Thing are the same all around in Asia, you find more hypocrisy in Korea though. They tend to play the homosexuality card a lot more (cross-dressing, innuendoes and flamboyant-ness) in the entertainment world but there is no way that they would accept a public figure as being homosexual. Which is quite sad and frustrating.
And as a response to some AfterEllen comments…
I know most of the users are probably American, this is why I tried to add people who had been on American theaters with a movie, or had the possibility of being broadcast in some channel. Of course, they would be foreign programs with subtitles, but they would be available in your country. Case and point, NHK’s period drama Atsuhime featuring Bonus #1 Aoi Miyazaki was broadcast on San Francisco’s KTSF, and maybe some other places.
Look, I’m not French… yet I watch TV5 from time to time because it’s available in my country. I watch CNN and get info when I watch the Screening Room, and sometimes the interviews on Talk Asia. I watch American entertainment, as well as European flims/music, and Asian entertainment. If I had a middle-eastern friend who were willing to guide me through middle eastern entertainment, I’d be more than willing. By the way, Bollywood films are a guilty pleasure. LOL
Anyway, the problem isn’t that users are American, but it seems like voting was based on what was most mainstream, which is a lot of white women in no-need-for-subtitling programming.
And by the way, Nana (played on film by Mika Nakashima) is so totally gay, and she either doesn’t know it, or just pretends she isn’t. LOL
Nana (the first movie) starred Nakashima and Bonus #1 Aoi Miyazaki, and if I remember correctly… they lip-locked in it. I remember, because my dad (who’s the coolest) was surprised.
Nana 2 had Nakashima reprising her role as Nana, but Miyazaki was replaced by Yui Ichikawa. The film is a whole lot melodramatic, and Ichikawa lacks the Miyazaki charisma, but you also feel like Nana could be totally in love with her friend.
Thanks for responding Julili.
Por fin una lista donde no aparecen las SNSD y sobretodo Yoona, la peor de todas.
PD: Horikita Maki es un ángel.
Jajaja, has leido los comments?
Julz sugirio SNSD y Yoona x’D