Article: Top 10 Japanese Media Persona

The Japanese media industry is famous for its unique and diverse people who express their art in the form of Directing films, producing an animation, content creators, and authors. They are a significant influence across the world and also are an inspiration for younger generations.

1. Nanao Arai

Nanao is a youthful Japanese fashion model and actress. Nanao Arai was born on October 28, 1988. She is even a race queen for Super GT Team Yoshiki Rockstar Girl. She retains selected to go by her stage name Nanao since 2009. furthermore was representative for Giorgio Armani's new Cross Road Project. She is popularly known for her movies like Jigoku no Hanazono (2021), Gintama (2017), Grasshopper (2015), and Masquerade Hotel (2019).


2. Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most outstanding animation directors in Japan. He is flawless in making amusing plots, engaging characters, and stunning animation in his films. Hayao was born on January 5, 1941, in Tokyo. He entered Toei Animation in 1963 as an animator. Since then, he has directed multiple animated movies such as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, and  Kiki's Delivery Service and won.


3. Marie Kondo

Marie has had a global hit with several books and a Netflix show. She is famous for her executive skills and decluttering. Kondo gained worldwide notoriety in 2014 for her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It sold more than 1.5 million copies in New York Times. Her other famous works are The Illustrated Guide to the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life, and Kiki & Jax: the life-changing magic of friendship.


4. Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa is a film producer, screenwriter, and director who produced 30 movies in a profession spanning 57 years. He was among the first Japanese film director to win international acclaim. His 1950 masterpiece, Rashomon, transformed the landscape of Japanese film. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946), Scandal (1950), Rashomon (1950), and Ikiru (1952) are some widespread works of him.


5. Hideo Kojima

Kojima is widely admired in the film production and video game industries as a fellow with rich experience. Kojima started working in 1986 for Konami as a scriptwriter. Further, he began as a producer, designer, and director. Death Stranding (2019), Metal Gear Solid (1998), and Policenauts (1994) are some popular games among younger generations.


6. Takeshi Kitano

The multi-talented Japanese director – who has likewise had crucial acclaim as a comic, actor, musician, and author, among other talents – had initially intended to be an engineer before being expelled from his academy in Tokyo. He is also better known abroad for his career as a filmmaker, performer, and TV commentator.


7. Takuya Kimura

Takuya Kimura is a Japanese actor, vocalist, and radio personality. He was pleasingly comprehended for his affinity with SMAP, one of East Asia's best-selling boy bands. After forming his profession as a vocalist, Kimura gained a significant hit as an actor. Mirai e no 10 Count (2022), Long Vacation (1996), La Grande Maison Tokyo (2019), and Hero (2001) are some popular titles performed by him.


8. Takahiro Sakurai

Takahiro Sakurai is famous for being a Japanese voice actor, narrator, and radio personality. With the TV animation series "Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!" he made his debut. Has also done work in various television animation, films, video games, and drama CDs. Some of the popular work as a vocalist is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021), Demon SlayerKimetsu no Yaiba... (2020), Jujutsu Kaisen (2020).


9. Tatsuo Yoshida

Tatsuo Yoshida was a Japanese cartoonist, anime pioneer, manga artist, and author. He also founded the anime studio Tatsunoko Productions in 1962. He is also comprehended as the creator of Mahha, Speed Racer (1966-1968), which achieved global popularity as a 1967-1968 anime TV series.


10. Hajime Syacho 

Hajime Syacho is the number one Japanese Youtube channel and personality, with more than 10 million subscribers on his channel. His content consists of distinct Youtube fodder such as doing miscellaneous "challenges," trying various foods/apps/games, and so on.