Japanese People Favorite Japanese Actresses  

Derrick Deane
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As the fourth largest film industry in the world, Japan is one of the oldest and most prolific countries when it comes to cinema. In 2013, the Japanese box office took in $1.88 billion and continues to grow each year. Part of that on-going growth comes from star actresses that are cast in various Japanese movies.

We've gathered a collection of some of the most popular Japanese actresses as well as some rising stars within the Japanese film industry in this list to see which actresses you like the most. Popular favorites include Keiko Kitagawa, Maki Horikita, Mao Inoue and Satomi Ishihara. Japanese idols turned actresses are also included in this list including former AKB48 members Atsuko Maeda and Yuko Oshima as well as rising stars such as Kasumi Arimura, Mirai Shida and Kiko Mizuhara.

Japanese models such as Erika Sawajiri, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Mizuki Yamamoto also appear in films and TV shows as they look to expand their audience. We've also included veteran actresses such as Rinko Kikuchi, Erika Toda, Haruka Ayase, Miki Nakatani and Chiaki Kuriyama for you to consider for favorite Japanese actress.

Start voting below and if you see one of your favorite Japanese actresses missing from the list, feel free to add her so other can vote.
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493 209
Yui Aragaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1988-06-11
Hanamizuki,Code Blue, Legal High 

2
273 134
Maki Horikita is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1988-10-06
Densha Otoko, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Miss Pilot, Shibuya Kaiden, Nobuto wo Produce, Always: Sunset on Third Street, Umechan Sensei

3
214 113
Erika Toda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1988-08-17
SPEC, Liar Game, Code Blue, Death Note

4
292 170
Juri Ueno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
uenojurivn added 1986-05-25
Swing Girls, Nodame Cantabile, Last Friends

5
439 279
Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1991-07-10
Moshidora, Kuroyuri Danchi, Sayonara Kabukicho, Q10, Kasuka na Kanojo

6
390 247
Yūko Ōshima is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1988-10-17
Teketeke, Pale Moon, Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu

7
167 88
Haruka Ayase is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1985-03-24
Hotaru no Hikari, Jin, Rookies, Yae no Sakura, Ichi, Oppai Volleyball, REAL

8
131 77
Satomi Ishihara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1986-12-24
Rich Man Poor Girl, Dear Sister, Shitsuren Chocolatier, Water Boys 2, Sadako 3D, The Incite Mill

9
103 55
Yukie Nakama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1979-10-30
Gokusen, Trick, Shinobi

10
217 153
Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
BaDuyNguyễn added 1991-04-08
Majisuka Gakuen, Sakura Kara no Tegami

11
169 115
Keiko Kitagawa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1986-08-22
Paradise Kiss, Akumu-chan, Hero

12
121 76
Emi Takei is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1993-12-25
Ruroni Kenshin, Otomen, Liar Game 2, Clover

13
120 77
Kasumi Arimura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1993-02-13
JUDGE, SPEC, Amachan, Shitsuren Chocolatier

14
47 16
Suzu Hirose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Suzu Hirose

15
248 205
Mariko Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1986-03-11
Japanese Salaryman NEO, Majisuka Gakuen

16
136 101
Mao Inoue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1987-01-09
Kids War, Hana Yori Dango, Anmitsu Hime

17
73 46
Ryoko Hirosue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1980-07-18
Wasabi, Departures, Yasuko to Kenji, Legal High

18
74 47
Rena Nōnen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1993-07-13
Amachan, Hot Road, Princess Jellyfish

19
92 65
Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
VidyaDifaAmandaHakim added 1994-03-26
Majisuka Gakuen, Three Day Boys

20
52 26
Rena Matsui is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added 1991-07-27

21
234 207
Yuki Kashiwagi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1991-07-15
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Majisuka Gakuen, Tales of the Abyss

22
104 85
Haruna Kawaguchi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1995-02-10
Tokyo Dogs, Moshidora, GTO, Galileo 2

23
78 61
Mirei Kiritani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
1989-12-16
Kimi ni Todoke, Usagi Drop, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Otomen, Galileo, Hell Teacher Nube

24
43 27
Sayaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added 1993-07-14

25
41 28
Jurina Matsui is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added 1997-03-08