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Kimura Takuya Wins for Most Contribution to Japanese Dramas

Yesterday was the 57th anniversary of television broadcast in Japan. To celebrate the occasion, Japanese website Oricon Style created a poll to see which celebrities made the most contributions to television. SMAP's Kimura Takuya won the most votes in the actor category. In fact, ever since 1993's Asunaro Hakusho, Kimutaku has had a string of hit dramas, including memorable roles in Long Vacation and Beautiful Life. He is very deserving of the award. In the singer's category, 'Showa's Songstress' Misora Hibari was voted first. In the comedian category, Downtown, the comedic duo comprised of Matsumoto Hitoshi and Hamada Masatoshi placed first. Many voters even complimented them for being revolutionaries in the comedy world. The most contribution by a television host went to Tamori, the host of two long-running television shows, Music Station and Waratte Iitomo.

Television Contribution Top 10 Ranking
Ranking: Oricon Style

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1. Kimura Takuya
2. Ishihara Yujiro
3. Mori Mitsuko
4. Yoshinaga Sayuri
5. Nakama Yukie
6. Matsuda Yusaku
7. Oda Yuji
8. Fukuyama Masaharu
9. Matsushima Nanako
10. Mizushima Hiro

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1. Downtown
2. Beat Takeshi
3. Akashiya Sanma
4. The Drifters
5. Audrey
6. Nishikawa Kiyoshi & Yokoyama Yasushi
7. Tunnels (Tonneruzu)
8. Shimada Shinsuke
9. Hannya
10. Hagimoto Kinichi

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1. Misora Hibari
3. Arashi
4. Yamaguchi Momoe
5. Matsuda Seiko
7. Pink Lady
8. Hamasaki Ayumi
9. Southern All Stars
10. Amuro Namie

Talk Show Hosts / MCs
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1. Tamori
2. Akashiya Sanma
3. Shimada Shinsuke
4. Mino Monta
5. Nagashima Shigeo
6. Ichiro
7. Tokumitsu Kazuo
8. Beat Takeshi
9. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko
10. Nakai Masahiro

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megaffud7 2nd-Feb-2010 03:54 am (UTC)
I dont know who 1. Misora Hibari though....but Ureshii to see J&A boys.

lane_myer 2nd-Feb-2010 04:41 am (UTC)

She's arguably one of the most famous Japanese singers of all time. As a Johnny's fan, you might know her song Omatsuri Mambo. Subaru from K8 once sang this on a NHK special, and it was covered by the JE group Ninja and subsequently many juniors/former juniors have performed it.
chalakchalak 2nd-Feb-2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Tamori and Kimura win at life. That's just a fact.
dancingskeleton 2nd-Feb-2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Oooh. Smap almost had one in each category!
nezuko2109 2nd-Feb-2010 06:15 am (UTC)
I think Shingo-mama deserves a spot in comedian ranking XD
sireensilver 2nd-Feb-2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Wowwwww Downtown topped Beat Takeshi.

Nicely chosen pic of KimuTaku by the way. :))
aozora7 2nd-Feb-2010 04:07 am (UTC)
i've been wondering, why does Tamori-san always wear sunglasses (o_0)?
and yayyy for Downtown \(^0^)/
cynth84 2nd-Feb-2010 04:11 am (UTC)
cross eyed???? *shrugs*
ilovegarlicmayo 2nd-Feb-2010 04:12 am (UTC)
the fact that audrey beats tunnels makes the list invalid
goto 2nd-Feb-2010 04:26 am (UTC)
noonew 2nd-Feb-2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Kimura wins in the actor/actress category is almost a given. He's the king of J-dorama after all. But I'm more happy with Nakai making the top 10 of the talk show host/MC. He's now right up there with all those veteran hosts. <3
naeve14 2nd-Feb-2010 04:18 am (UTC)
Because he's that great!

Cracks me up every time when he received all those various designs lanterns from guesses that appeared on Utaban XDD
yamakaze9 2nd-Feb-2010 04:17 am (UTC)
Arashi made it, Im glad....
frozen_rii 2nd-Feb-2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Mizushima seems really random. lol

Misora Hibari, still HBIC.
chloe1910 2nd-Feb-2010 04:58 am (UTC)
Congrats to Kimutaku and all the winners
pilkul_calpico 2nd-Feb-2010 04:59 am (UTC)
genkiness 2nd-Feb-2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Misora, Kimutaku and OF COURSE TAMORI! <333333
x_vickiiiie 2nd-Feb-2010 05:08 am (UTC)
I like Sanma more than Tamori.
Sanma has a better sense of humor judging from when NEWS' Masuda guested on this talk show with string of ditzy answers about hippos and elephants.
meissa 2nd-Feb-2010 05:32 am (UTC)
Idk, but I've always found Tamori to be rather boring. Kind of surprised that Beat Takeshi is ranked below Downtown (although I love Downtown more), and Tunnels is so low.
dessi 2nd-Feb-2010 05:53 am (UTC)
yeeeeeeee amuro
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