Article: 10 Most Successful Young Actresses From Japan

A lot of young actors and actresses make their debut in movies and shows every year but because of the high competition in this industry, only some can get their place while some fail at it and some land directly into the hearts of fans. With each project, they become more popular and get the success they deserve. But some super talented and hard-working actresses can get success at a young age. So, here we have a list of some successful actresses who are quite young in age.

1. Erika Sawajiri

She is an actress, singer, and model and started modelling at a young age. She then shifted to acting in 2002 when she was just 16 years old. Some of her earliest works are Break Through, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade, and 1 Litre of Tears. All these shows made her win a lot of newcomer awards. She is quite successful at a young age.


2. Yoko Maki

The next actress on our list is Yoko Maki who has worked in a lot of movies and TV Shows. She gained success at a young age after she starred in the 2004 horror movies Inflection and The Grudge, which also helped her in gaining international recognition. She was born in 1982 and is climbing the steps of success.


3. Mao Inoue

She started her career at the young age of five and has given some really good movies. She is best known for roles as Sugi Fumi in 54th taiga drama Hana Moyu, as Makino Tsukushi in Hana Yori Dango series, and as Akane Imai in Kids War. Fans have seen her grow on the screen and they love her acting skills.


4. Yuriko Yoshitaka

She has played a lot of lead and second lead roles in various shows and movies. She was born in 1988 and is known for her beautiful features. She started at a young age and is very popular among the audience. Her best roles are in Yurigokoro, NHK Isadora Hanako to Anne, and Snakes and Earrings.


5. Ririka Kawashima

She was born in Tochigi, Japan in March 2002 and is one of the youngest faces in the industry. Having starred in a bunch of movies she has already stepped on the path of success as fans appreciate her work a lot. Some movies she has been a part of are xxxHOLiC (2013), Bôkyô (2017), and Aru Sendo No Hanashi (2019).


6. Rikako Yagi

She is also quite young in age as she was born in July 2001. She is an actress and a model and is more into modelling. She has worked in some modelling and acting projects and fans already want to see more of her on screen. She has a long way to go.


7. Karen Otomo

Born in Gunma Prefecture of Japan in October 1999, she is yet another emerging young actress in the Japanese entertainment industry. She debuted in 2012 and left her impact in the first appearance only. Her latest work is the 2019 high school drama When One Day I Will Sleep.


8. Suzu Hirose

She is in her 20s and is a well-known actress and model. Her full name is Ooishi Suzuka and is known for her roles in Our Little Sister; Chihayafuru; The Third Murder. She is one of the youngest brand ambassadors for Louis Vuitton.


9. Yuna Taira

She is a new face in the industry and fans are already excited to see her more on the screen. She was born on November 12, 1998, and in her early twenties which gives her a lot of time to make an impact. She has already been a part of more than 30 projects some of them are One in a Hundred Thousand, Honey, ReLIFE, etc.


10. Yui Aragaki

She is a model, actress, singer, and radio channel host. Currently, she is at peak of her career as she has been selected as the most desired female celebrity numerous times. She has worked in 40 shows and movies. Some of them are Dragon Zakura, Code Blue, Legal High, etc.