Each year, new actresses break through in the competitive entertainment industry of Hollywood and the same holds true for the Japanese entertainment industry. In recent years, stars like Maki Horikita, Satomi Ishihara, and Yui Aragaki have gained significant prominence among fans of Japanese dramas and movies. Lately, new faces have begun to emerge thanks to award-winning performances and roles in popular TV shows and movies. But which make the list of the top up and coming Japanese actresses?
We've gathered information some of the most promising Japanese actresses who are on the verge of breaking through to the next level of prominence within the Japanese entertainment industry. Some of the stars included in this list like Naka Riisa, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and Fumi Nikaido have been acting for a while, while others like Mirei Kiritani, Ai Hashimoto and Hana Sugisaki recently made their debuts. Other names like Atsuko Maeda and Eiko Koike have achieved fame in other areas of the entertainment industry and are on the verge of breaking through in the acting world. Child actors are also a popular segment of the Japanese entertainment industry and actresses like Pacific Rim star Mana Ashida and newcomer Konomi Watanabe are on the verge of exciting new opportunities.Take a look through this list and vote up the most promising actresses in Japanese TV and film. There's a wealth of young talent on the horizon in Japan so help us determine who will break through, and who likely won't make it.
Hashimoto made her debut after winning the grand prize at the HUAHUA Audition in 2008. In 2010, she appeared in Confessions and starred in and won the Newcomer Award from the Japan Academy for The Kirishima Thing in 2012.Hashimoto went on to appear as Sadako in Sadako 3D and starred in the manga adaptation Blood-C: The Last Dark. She stars in two two-part films which conclude in 2015: Little Forest and Parasyte.