In this article, we described the actors who made their way into Japanese movies or dramas without any support. This article describes the actors who started their career from scratch and the movie or drama with the help of which they made their way into the Japanese film industry and the year of their acting debut. It also describes their date of birth and the years active. It also describes their awards.
1. Haruma Miura
Haruma Miura was a Japanese actor and singer, born on 5 April 1990. He made his acting debut in 1997 in the TV drama Agri. He gained popularity in the year 2007 with the film Koizora. He won the Newcomer of the year award for Koizora in 2018 at the 31st Japan Academy Prize. He is best known for his roles in Attack on Titan, and Kimi ni Todoke. But unfortunately, he died on 18 July 2020 by committing suicide by hanging.
2. Takeshi Kaneshiro
Takeshi Kaneshiro is a Japanese-Taiwanese Actor and singer, born on 11 October 1973. He has been active from 1989 to the present. He began his career as a teen pop idol and then shifted his focus to the film industry and gained commercial success as well as become critically acclaimed. He made his acting debut in 1993 with the film Executioners. He won the 'Best Actor' award at the 18th Television Drama Academy Award in the year 1998 for his work on God, Please give me more time.
3. Yuki Yamada
Yuki Yamada is a Japanese actor born on 18 September 1990. He has been active from 2010 to the present. He was a finalist in the D-Boys special unit audition. He made his acting debut in 2011 as Joe Gibken in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. He played a lead role in the TV drama D x TOWN 3rd why we cannot be love.
4. Takeru Satoh
Takeru Satoh is a Japanese actor, born on 21 March 1989. He has been active from 2006 to the present. His first drama was Princess Princess D. He gained the popularity of Den-O for its comedic timing. He won the best male newcomer award in 2010 at the 20th Japan Movie critics award for Beck.
5. Taiki Nakabayashi
Taiki Nakabayashi is a Japanese actor, born on 6 January 1985. He made his debut in 2007 as Godai Yusaku in Maison Ikkoku. He is best known for Special drama: Maison Ikkoku, Rescue wings, and Fuhatsudan. He has appeared in various films, and dramas like You Are My Destiny.
6. Yuya Yagira
Yuya Yagira is a Japanese actor, born on 26 March 1990. He has been active from 2003 to the present. He made his acting debut at 12 in the film Nobody Knows, when he was not even a professional actor. Gradually he entered television projects and other films. He won the best actor award for Nobody Knows in 2004 at the 57th Cannes Film Festival.
7. Yu Shirota
Yu Shirota is a Japanese-Spanish actor and singer, born on 26 December 1985. He was born to a Spanish mother and a Japanese father. He has been active from 2002 to the present. He composed his first piece in the fourth grade with the title The Tear. He is best known for his role in the Japanese Television drama as Kagurazaka Makoto. He gained popularity for the film The Untold Tale of the Three Kingdoms in 2020.
8. Masaki Okada
Masaki Okada is a Japanese actor, born on 15 August 1989. He has been active from 2006 to the present. He is best known for his roles in the drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi e as Sekime Kyogo, and for the film, I give my first love to you as Takuma Kakinouchi. He won the 'Best new artist award in 2009 at the 34th Hochi film awards.
9. Masaki Suda
Masaki Suda is a Japanese actor, songwriter, all-night Nippon Dj, model, and singer born on 21 February 1993. He has been active from 2009 to the present. He made his debut with the song Mita Koto mo Nai Keshiki. He made his debut in the film The Backwater. He won the 'Newcomer of the year' award for The Backwater at 37th Japan Academy prize in the year 2014.
10. Kento Yamazaki
Kento Yamazaki is a Japanese actor and model born, on 7 September 1994. He has been active from 2010 to the present. He is best known for his role as L in the live-action television series Death note in 2015. He won the 'Newcomer of the year' award in 2016 at the 39th Japan Academy film prize.