Article: 10 Fresh Faces Of The Japanese Film Industry In 2021-2022


You must have heard people saying that South Korea has the most talented and hot acting squad. But the Japanese Film Industry ain’t less. Japan has some of the most gorgeous and talented faces in its bag. So, we bring some of the freshest faces of the Japanese film industry that you should definitely look out for. These actors are known for their promising performances on-screen. These new faces have recently emerged as stars of Japan who rule the hearts of the people. From Kento Yamazaki to Suzu Hirose Let’s take a look at these breathtaking actors.

1. Kentaro Ito

Kentaro Ito,  popularly known by the name ‘Kentaro’ is a Japanese actor born in 1997. Kentaro started his modeling career in 2012, he was only 14 then. He initially played supporting roles in dramas like "Hirugao: Heijitsu Gogo 3 Ji no Koibito Tachi". He played his first leading role in 2017 in a film named ‘Demekin’.


2. Okada Kenshi 

Okada Kenshi made his acting debut in 2018 with the role of Kuroiwa Akira in Chugakusei Nikki. The actor was born in 1999 and is 23 years old. He had gained attention with his roles in dramas like ‘Date My Daughter’ and ‘Tower Of Justice’, the dramas aired in 2021. He delivered raw emotions well on-screen.


3. Terada Takuya 

Terada Takuya is a Japanese actor and singer, he was born in 1992. Teresa has been a member Korean Boy Group Cross Gene debuted in 2012. He is active in several Variety shows and primarily represents Japan in Korean Variety Shows. He has worked in several movies as the male lead like ‘By Chance’,’ Zedd’, etc.


4. Kento Yamazaki 

Kento Yamazaki was born in 1994 in Itabashi City in Japan. He debuted in 2010 with the TV series ‘Atami no Sousakan’. In February 2020 Kento starred in the live-action film ‘Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku’. He is well known for his role in the TV series ‘Death Note’ and the Netflix adaptation of ‘Alice in Borderland’.


5. Suzu Hirose 

Suzu Hirose is a Japanese actress born in 1998. Suzu is called one of the most promising actresses of her generation. She is widely known for her role in the movie ‘Our Little Sister’, the movie won several awards. Her role in the film ‘ The Third Murder’ is also popular among audiences. At the young age of 24 years, Suzu has been nominated for the Japanese Academy Film prizes multiple times for her outstanding performances.


6. Haruna Kawaguchi 

Haruna Kawaguchi is a Japanese actress born in Goto, Japan in 1995. She made her Television debut with the serial ‘Tokyo Dogs’ in 2009. She has played multiple leading roles in films like ‘Ouran High School Host Club’, ‘POV: Norowareta Film’, ‘Zekkyo Gakkyu’, and ‘Say I love you, etc. She is equally active in the drama world.


7. Minami Hamabe 

Minami Hamabe is a Japanese actress born in 2000. She is popularly known for her role in the movie ‘Let Me Eat Your Pancreas’ which was released in 2017. The actress also received an award at the Japanese Academy Film Prize for her role. The fans love her sweet-looking eyes. She has starred in the drama ‘ Doctor White’ and the film ‘ One day, You Will Reach The Sea’ in 2022.


8. Marie Iitoyo 

Marie Iitoyo is a Japanese actress and model born in 1998. She has starred in the 2012 high school drama ‘Hana No Kanmuri’. She has played several roles in several other dramas like ‘The Dark Maiden’, ‘Stare’ and ‘Boys Over Flower Season 2’. Her recent works include ‘Hiru’, and ‘What Do You Really Do About Love’ in 2022.


9. Yuna Taira 

Yuna Taira is a Japanese actress born in 1998. The 23-year-old actress debuted in the 2011 film ‘I Wish”. She is also an idol and member of the group Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu!. In 2022 she has bagged a leading role for the drama ‘Himawari: Miyazaki Legend 2’ and the film ‘Koi Wa Hikari’.


10. Sugino Osuke 

Sugino Osuke is a Japanese actor and model. Sugino was born in 1995, September. He made his acting debut in 2016 with the drama ‘Pretty Proofreader’. He has played several roles in dramas like ‘Scams’, ‘and films like ‘One day, You will reach the Sea’ released in 2022. He has also played the role of Tachibana in the movie ‘ Tokyo Revengers’.