Top 10 male Korean actors chosen by a Japanese film magazine

2394 readers were to choose 3 Korean actors (March, 2018)

10) Jung Woo Sung

– Tall, cool face, looks like a handsome baseball player from Osaka

– Good at all kinds of acting like thriller and romance

– Some dislike him because he has an anti-Japanese image


9) Jo Seung Woo

– Big impact from dramas ‘Horse Healer’ and ‘Stranger’ (hits in Japan)

– Good voice

– Doesn’t have this throat-scratching sound unique from Korean men

– More male fans than female fans

8) Yoo Hae Jin

– The person who appears in every Korean film

– Unique actor

– Actor whom everybody recognizes but not his name

7) Song Joongki

– Korean version of Tsumabuki Satoshi

– Handsome and lively

– Lots of love from Japanese women by dramas ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ and ‘Descendants of the Sun’

– Fans became very busy after he got married

6) Choi Min Sik

– Great acting, return of Nakadai Tatsuya

– Treasure of Korea

– Mixed opinions but everybody approves of his acting

– Some dislike him from ‘I Saw the Devil’

– He seems a bit anti-Japanese but his acting is good

5) Bae Yong Joon

– Father of hallyu, everything about hallyu

– Popularity decreased from the lack of promotions & his marriage

– He’s very forgotten but still has fans

4) Jang Dong Gun

– He’s warmly & coldly handsome and very popular by women

– He starred in ‘Taegukgi’, its Japanese version ‘Brotherhood’, and drama ‘Gentleman’s Dignity’ which are some of the most favorite projects by Japanese people

– He’s considered more handsome as he’s aging

3) Kang Dong Won

– Korean type of handsome men that can’t be found in Japan – sharp lines(?)

– He does a lot of projects so he’s popular in Japan despite no Japanese promotions

– His popularity skyrocketed between 2014~2017

2) Won Bin

– He can’t be seen in projects but he’s the actor with the biggest impact in Japan

– He reminds of Kimura Takuya’s peak days

– No project but his existence brings popularity

1) Ha Jung Woo

– Actor with thick lines that can’t be found in Japan

– His acting and everything about him is likeable. His low-tone voice is liked by Japanese women.

– He’s a typical male Korean style

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Pann: Top 10 male Korean actors chosen by a Japanese film magazine

1. [+107, -1] Yoo Hae Jin ㅋㅋㅋㅋ “The person who appears on every Korean film” ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+86, -0] Now that I think about it, I can’t think of a man who has thick(?) looks like Ha Jung Woo from Japanese people. They all seem skinny, short, and tiny.

3. [+76, -0] Kang Dong Won’s look is Japan’s type.

4. [+38, -0] They also like Song Kang Ho because he’s good at acting.

5. [+35, -0] The infamous Harajuku disaster of Kang Dong Won

6. [+21, -0] I hope Kang Dong Won and Won Bin has a lot of kids to preserve their species.

7. [+21, -0] Japan likes defined faces with strong features.

8. [+20, -0] Won Bin ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ No project but his existence is enough ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

9. [+16, -0] What’s the throat-scratching voice from Korean men?

10. [+16, -1] Agree that Yoo Hae Jin appears everywhere ㅋㅋㅋㅋ