Favorite Japanese Actors: Matsuda Ryuhei
I am now a huge Matsuda Ryuhei fan, so I just HAD to spam you all with a Matsuda Ryuhei post!
All of you probably know Matsuda Shota but…DO YOU KNOW MATSUDA RYUHEI?? Guess what, Matsuda Ryuhei is Shota’s older bro! I know, it’s mind boggling, the first time I heard about it long long ago, I was so surprised! Even though they do look like they are brothers, somehow I never connected the dots until I found out about it. O_O Anyways, Matsuda Shota is a pretty popular actor. Matsuda Ryuhei, on the other hand, is so unappreciated and underestimated!!!!
Anyways, Matsuda Ryuhei actually isn’t in that many dramas, which is probably why many jdrama fans don’t focus on him as much. Instead he mainly stars in Japanese films, which of course, are harder to find for fans overseas! Most people probably are not that familiar with him, except for maybe his role in the live action movie Nana. That’s right, he played Ren in the first Nana movie! RECOGNIZE HIM NOW?
The first time I saw Matsuda Ryuhei was in the drama Ashita no Kita Yoshio. He caught my eye but afterwards I never really followed his acting career since he wasn’t in many dramas. Now, years later, I rediscovered him once again in Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi. I was really impressed by his acting and I absolutely loved his character of Gyoten. He also had great chemistry with Eita which, of course, was a plus. And even though he didn’t have as much screentime as Eita’s character, he still made his character really endearing and fun. So now just that one awesome role has forever converted me into a Matsuda Ryuhei fan, BWAHAHAHA!
Anyways, I’m looking forward to checking out some more of Matsuda’s movies, especially his upcoming “Detective in the Bar”. I also hope that maybe he will take on some more drama roles in the future!