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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Nao Kanzaki's top ten for 2015.... #1- Masami Nagasawa

 Will try to keep this brief as it's probably anti-climatic who #1 was going to be, did give a few spoilers on who it was going to be recently plus if you've been a frequent visitor here then it's no mystery who I(we) bow to. Plus it is that one in a year eve so this will be the only post, still have four hours until 2016 where I am  but if you're in Japan where most of my viewers are then it's been the new year for over eight hours.
 Seeing as this is the final post for the top ten for those of you that enjoy stats here's a few of them. The average age of all of them is 26 years and two months, have mentioned that I do prefer them a tad older. The oldest was born in 1986, the youngest in 1993 with June being the most common month as four were born then including tonight's honoree. And in a strange tidbit eight of their first names end in the letter I, the -mi ending is so common in Japan. And finally for the stats here are the amount of views each of the winner's posts have received from highest to lowest:

#3- Yuko, 390.... wonder if she would have run away with a poll here if there was one?
#5- Mirei, 218
#4- Nanami, 201
#6- Tsubasa, 192
#10- Manami, 180
#9- Gakky, 178
#7- Kii, 135
#8- Miori, 105
#2- Saki, 96.... am I her only fan left?!
#1 after two days.... 151!

 On to the easy choice for #1 which of course is Masami but actually if you read a post from yesterday you could say she's number 1B. Really slow year for her, by far her slowest as she didn't appear in any dramas and only one film which was filmed in 2013. But Masami will never let us forget her., though she was way too quiet when she did appear at a promo event, premiere or awards show she simply had everyone's jaw dropping.

 Think I may start putting all those events from the past few years into a few posts, when Masami appears at a premiere, festival or whatever she just looks so incredible. Check out that 'featured post of the day' for perhaps her best pics ever which were from the "Umimachi Diary" premiere back in June. Then again my fave Masami pics may be from the Golden Horse Film Festival which took place in November of 2012, no descriptions are needed....wow wow wow wow....

 Well, this isn't turning out to be as brief as I was planning on so will try to wrap it up in this paragraph(s). Masami now has 210 posts here, would imagine the average post has 25-30 pics in them and quite a few have close to fifty so we're talking at least 6,000 pics here so there's not much left to post about. Granted some of the pics are dupes but even if 25% are that's still between 4.500 and 5,000 pics of Masami here, that's kind of an incredible number but to be honest wish there twice as many.
 Nothing really new to talk about, Masmai will be in a Taiga drama starting in January but seeing as how they run for close to 50 episodes will pass on it. Also she'll be in a film called "I am a Hero" which will be coming out in April, doesn't have the lead role but looks to be the second biggest part. That about wraps things up for the top ten, was thinking about doing a post for those who would have been ranked 11-20, not sure if there's ten other big faves I can think of though. To end off of course we have some truly pics of perfection of Masami, think a lot of the top ones are new for here and following them are two breathtaking videos


  1. I've always liked your site since our top 10 are so similar, though I think they were more similar when I started coming here a couple of years ago.

    Anyway, my list:

    1. Toda Erika
    2. Horikita Maki
    3. Aragaki Yui
    4. Nagasawa Masami
    5. Takimoto Miori
    6. Takei Emi
    7. Sawajiri Erika
    8. Kiritani Mirei
    9. Higa Manami
    10. Arimura Kasumi

  2. Thanks again for your comments, they're always quite interesting. Actually we matched for six out of nine, I would have included Maki if she didn't get married. Didn't mention it but exempted ones that got are married, she easily could have been in my top five. Like how you brought up Sawawjiri as I've been thinking about her lately, have never done a post about her but really do like her, guess it's time to introduce her?! Kasumi did come so, so close as she probably finished in the #12 spot, glad to see we both put Erika in the #1 position.

    1. Maki's marriage surprised me. It seemed to have come out of nowhere when the news came out. Was there even any hint of the two dating beforehand?

  3. No, there wasn't any hint at all, to be honest when I first heard the news figured she may have been pregnant which wasn't the case. Quite a few of my faves have gotten married over the last few years which is why my fave list has shrunken.... Aya, Ayumi, Yui etc.