The names of this list are the actors under 21 who have shown potential as the future generation of upcoming Japanese stars. Some of these names have been household as former child actors, others are new to the industry but are already making waves.
Name: 中川大志 Romanji: Taishi Nakagawa Birthdate: 1998-07-14 (age 18) Height: 178.5 cm Blood Type: B Talent Agency: Stardust Genre: TV, Film Active: 2008 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Movies: Blue Demon ver.2.0 (2015), Kyo no Kira-kun (2017), ReLIFE (2017)
Dramas: I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper (NTV / 2011), Ferris Wheel at Night (TBS / 2013), Prison School (TBS-MBS / 2015), Minami kun no Koibito: My Little Lover (Fuji TV / 2015-2016)
Name: 高杉真宙 Romanji: Takasugi Mahiro Birthdate: 1996-07-04 (age 20) Height: 170 cm. Blood Type: A Talent Agency: Spice Power Genre: Film, TV, Stage Active: 2009 Profile | Website | Blog
Scouted during sixth grade elementary school Mahii made his debut as an actor in the 2009 play Every Little Thing and went on to act in his first feature film a year later in Hanjirou (2010) and was male lead in film Quartet! | Karuteto! (2012) – at the age of 16.
Movies: Hanjirou (2010), Bon Lin (2014), Gyakko no Koro (2017), ReLIFE (2017)
Dramas: High School Entrance Exam (Fuji TV / 2012), Kamen Rider Gaim (TV Asahi/ 2013), Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg? (WOWOW / 2016)
Name: 真剣佑 Romanji: Maeda Mackenyu Birthdate: 1996-11-16 (age 20) Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States Height: 176 cm. Blood Type: B Talent Agency: Mack and Leaves Genre: Film, TV, Stage Active: 2005 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Mackenyu Maeda is a Japanese American actor born in Los Angeles and is the son of Japanese actor, producer, director and martial artist Sonny Chiba. He is represented by Mack and Leaves.
Name: 村上虹郎 Romanji: Murakami Nijiro Birthdate: 1997-03-17 (Age 19) Height: - cm. Blood Type: - Talent Agency: Decade Genre: Film, TV, Stage Active: 2014 - Awards: 2 Best Newcomer Actor Award (2015) Best Upcoming Rising Actor Award (2016) Profile | Website | Blog
Nijiro Murakami is a Japanese actor and son of the famous couple Japanese actor Jun Murakami and singer-song writer UA. He is represented by Decade talent agency. In 2015 he won the Best Newcomer Actor Award at the 29th Takasaki Film Festival, and followed with Best Upcoming Rising Actor Award (2016).
Name: 北村匠海 Romanji: Takumi Kitamura Birthdate: 1997-11-03 (age 19) Height: 175 cm Blood Type: B Talent Agency: Stardust Genre: Music, Film, TV Active: 2000 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Takumi Kitamura is a Japanese actor, singer, and model. He is represented with Stardust Promotion’s Section 3. He is the leader of Stardust’s music collective Ebidan unit Dish. As a member of Dish he is nicknamed as Takumi, stylized as TAKUMI.
Name: 今井悠貴 Romanji: Yuki Imai Birthdate: 1998-12-30 (age 17) Height: Blood Type: A Talent Agency: Genre: TV, Film Active: 2001 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Yuki Imai is a Japanese actor represented by Production Ogi. Formally a child actor with the Sunrise Talent Agency, Yuki as appeared in several dramas since the young age of three.
Name: 望月歩 Romanji: Ayumu Mochizuki Birthdate: 2000-09-28 Birthplace: Japan Height: 171 cm. Blood Type: - Talent Agency: Hirata Office Genre: Film, TV, Stage Active: 2014 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Name: 小野寺晃良 Romanji: Akira Onodera Birthdate: 1999-07-16 (age 17) Height: 170 cm Blood Type: Talent Agency: Stardust Genre: Film, TV Active: 2016 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Name: 清水尋也 Romanji: Hiroya Shimizu Birthdate: 1999-07-09 (age 17) Height: 181 cm Blood Type: Talent Agency: Bites Inc. Genre: Film, TV Active: 2012 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog
Name: 濱田龍臣 Romanji: Tatsuomi Hamada Birthdate: 2000-08-27 (age 16) Height: 174 cm. Blood Type: A Talent Agency: Four Springs Genre: TV, Film Active: 2006 Awards: 1 2010 Gold Dream Award (2010) Profile | Website | Blog
Tatsuomi Hamada is a Japanese actor represented by TakeOff and Four Springs. As a child actor, Hamada played the role of Sakamoto Ryōma as a child in Ryōmaden and Hiroshi Ichikawa in Kaibutsu-kun. He won the 2010 Gold Dream Award on October 2010.
Name: 健太郎 Romanji: Kentaro Birthdate: 1997-06-30 (age 19) Height: 178 cm Blood Type: Talent Agency: Image Entertainment Genre: Film, TV Active: 2012 - Awards: 0 Profile | Website | Blog