Shun Oguri is one of the most popular actors in Japan. He is popular with his recent dramas like “Hana Yori Dango” and “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e”.

Japanese actor Shun Oguri
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Shun Oguri Profile

Name: Shun Oguri
Japanese name: 小栗 旬
DOB: December 26, 1982
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 184cm
Blood type: O
Profession: Actor

(Also known as Oguri Shun)

Shun Oguri Biography

Shun Oguri made his acting debut in 1995, but his first noticeable role only came in 1998 as supporting cast in popular drama “Great Teacher Onizuka”.

Since then he has been starring in supporting role in various dramas, including popular dramas like “Summer Snow”, “Gokusen”, “Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji 3” and “Densha Otoko” etc.

His breakthrough came in 2005 as one of the leading characters in “Hana Yori Dango”. His subsequent dramas like “Detective Conan” and “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” (also known as “Hana Kimi”) are also well received by fans… making him one of the most sought after Japanese actors at the moment.

Shun Oguri Related Websites

Official Website (Japanese) ll Shun Oguri Forum


Takuya Kimura is arguably the most popular and influential Japanese artist, both in Japan and Asia for the past 10-12 years.

Japanese artist Takuya Kimura
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Takuya Kimura Profile

Name: Takuya Kimura
Japanese name: 木村 拓哉
Nickname: Kimutaku
DOB: November 13, 1972
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 176cm
Blood type: O
Profession: Actor and singer

(Also known as Kimura Takuya)

Takuya Kimura Biography

Takuya Kimura was enrolled into Johnny & Associates talent agency which specializes in young male teen idols at the age of 15.

Takuya was first drafted into 12 members unit Skate Boys before forming SMAP in 1988 with the other 5 members (Takuya Kimura + Masahiro Nakai, Goro Inagaki, Katsuyuki Mori, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori – Katsuyuki left the team in mid-90s to pursue other interest).
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Takashi Sorimachi is a Japanese actor that was extremely popular in the late 90s, and still remains influential these days.

Japanese artist Takashi Sorimachi
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Takashi Sorimachi Profile

Name: Takashi Sorimachi
Japanese name: 反町 隆史
Birth name: Takashi Noguchi (野口 隆史)
DOB: December 19, 1973
Birth place: Saitama, Japan
Height: 183cm
Blood type: AB
Profession: Actor and singer

(Also known as Sorimachi Takashi)

Takashi Sorimachi Biography

Takashi Sorimachi started his entertainment career with Johnny’s Agency as a boyband singer and backup dancer for other popular boybands.

Takashi only stayed with Johnny’s for a short period before turning into modelling in 1990 and started to build some fame.

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