Kenichi Matsuyama beats the omnipresent it-boy Oguri Shun to take home the 1st Eigakan Taisho
(English online source: Tokyograph) My japanese websites didn’t offer anything interesting, so it’s time to go to Tokyograph! Did I tell you that I have a huge crush on Matsuyama? (together with a million other girls i know) Text in full from Tokygraph below:
The 1st Eigakan Taisho (Movie Theater Award) was announced on Saturday. More than 6,000 movie fans voted for their number one actor or actress, and in the end, Kenichi Matsuyama earned the Grand Prize with 1,167 of the votes.
Matsuyama was one of 15 popular stars nominated for the prize, who were chosen for appearing in the most films between 2006 and 2007. Other nominees included Yu Aoi, Joe Odagiri, Shun Oguri, and Ryo Kase.
As part of the award project, the Polepole Higashinakano theater will run a special screening of some of Matsuyama’s works, scheduled from June 28 to July 4. The films include “YAMATO,” “Hito no Sex wo Warau na,” “Tsubaki Sanjuro,” “NANA,” and “Linda Linda Linda.”
It was also probably a bit sensationalist to phrase the title the way I did, but seriously, yea man! finally a prize that Shun doesn’t take home (though I can only think of the Rookie award and the Golden Arrow one at the moment). I wonder if the Yamada Yu revelation had anything to wobble many a fan’s heart and alter the results of the vote. But then again Matsuyama would have appeal to both sexes, keeping the popularity of Death Note itself in mind. HMM. Whatever. I ❤ Matsuyama.
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