In the vibrant world of Japanese entertainment, a dynamic fusion of music and acting often takes centre stage. In this industry, performers seamlessly transition from delivering captivating on-screen performances to singing mesmerising J-pop songs. This article will dive into the fascinating world of "Jpop Idol Actors." These multifaceted people amaze us by using their acting skills and musical talent which attracts listeners. Get ready to meet ten Japanese actors who effortlessly combine both worlds, leaving us in awe of their incredible abilities. They range from heartthrobs with chart-topping music to actors who steal the limelight on television and film sets.
1. Takuya Kimura
Takuya Kimura, a musician and actor from Japan, is referred to as "The King of Ratings" in his native land. Since his career as a Jpop idol, he has gained a lot of fans and is multi-talented. When he went back to acting, his fame persisted. He began his professional career as a dancer but over time he also developed a strong voice and acting skills. He belonged to the renowned Japanese boy band SMAP.
2. Kusakawa Takuya
Kusakawa Takuya, who was formerly a member of Bullet Train under Edidan, is well-known for both his acting and music. He was a model at the beginning of his career. His acting performances in Ultraman Gonga, Confessions, and A Cherry Boy's Love are well renowned. He once belonged to Stardust Promotion's 4th section, however after 2010, he was transferred to the 3rd section.
3. Michieda Shunsuke
With the success of BL My Love Mix-Up in 2021, Michieda Shunsuke made his acting debut and received both domestic and international acclaim. He has, however, been an actor since 2017, starting off with his role in My Son. In addition, Michieda participates actively in the boy band Naniwa Danshi. Their first song was called Ubu Love.
4. Meguro Ren
Like Michi, Meguro Ren is also an actor who gained popularity as the lead of My Love Mix-Up. The two had played the roles of school students who were learning to love. Ren has also been famous for his role in the drama Silent. He is a member of the 2019 boy group Snow Man. Previously, he had been a member of the group Uchuu Six, and Snow Man is a group with members from it.
5. Jun Matsumoto
Jun Matsumoto became known as an actor for a long time now. This fame was especially thanks to the Japanese version of Boys Over Flowers. Prior to it, he was a vocalist and a member of an idol band. His career began when he joined the boy band Arashi at the acclaimed production business Jonny and Associates.
6. Nishikido Ryo
Leading parts in several dramas, including Gomen ne Seishun and 1 Litre of Tears, were portrayed by Nishikido Ryo. He recently appeared in the television drama Let's Get Divorced. He has had a successful acting career for some time now, but prior to that, he was a member of the boy bands Kanaji Eight and News. The fact that he is an actor, singer, and dancer also demonstrates his charm as a multi-talented individual.
7. Jin Akanishi
Jin Akanishi made his debut in 1998 as a member of Kat-Tun, a Japanese pop boy band. He was a main vocalist and eventually became a brilliant musician. He is still well-known for his music and acting. Gokusen, Anego, 47 Robin, and Bandage are just a few of the roles he has played. He currently enjoys fame as an indie artist.
8. Kōji Seto
Due to his significant role in Kamen Rider Kiva, Kōji Seto became famous. He was already well-known, though, for his outstanding supporting performances in Atashinchi no Danshi and Otomen. He began his career as an actor, but in 2004 he joined the actor-idol group known as the "Drama Boys," or D-Boys. The entire group was made up of actors who regularly recorded music and participated in the regular idol group activities.
9. Yamashita Tomohisa
Yamashita Tomohisa has gained prominence in the entertainment sector thanks to his notable performances in well-known dramas like "Alice in Borderland" and "See Hear Love." Beyond his acting prowess, he is a well-known vocalist with roots in the idol culture. He began his career in 2004 as a member of the band News, making his debut as an idol. Despite having an outstanding film career, he is still a crucial component of the boy band, providing his melodic voice. He is a well-liked and enduring figure in the industry because of his dual roles as an actor and singer, which highlight his range of abilities.
10. Haruma Miura
Haruma Miura was one of the most well-known Japanese celebrities. He was a musician, actor, singer, and songwriter. Music and his on-screen performance had mesmerised Miura's audience. He debuted as an actor in the Japanese drama Agri. His big success was because of the movie "Koizora." He won important acting awards for Koizora. He was a vocally talented musician as well. He released the song "Fight for Your Heart" in 2019, and it helped him climb up the Japan Hot100 Chart.