Ever since it’s inception in the 60s Johnny & Associates has dominated the male idol market in Japan. Naturally in the idol world looks play a large role in the popularity of a group or select members. One of the reporters at popular web portal ‘goo’ took on the task of asking their readers a question that has puzzled the worlds top philosophers for decades, “Which member of Johnny&Associates oozes the most sex appeal”. Past Johnny & Associates members were not eligible for voting.
Did your fave make the cut? Check out the entire top 25 ranking below!
1. Takuya Kimura (SMAP)
Takuya Kimura, or Kimutaku, has arguably been the ‘face’ of Johnny & Associates for the past 25 years. Kimutaku’s influence began to rise after starring in a string of successful drama series’, which seemed to play the biggest role in why so many goo readers voted for him. Kimutaku has played dozens of characters throughout his career, for most of those characters readers felt that he perfectly fits the role of “sex appeal”
2. Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO)
TOKIO vocalist Tomoya Nagase came in second place. In general he tends to have a “bright” personality, acting silly and making people laugh on variety shows. However, when he’s acting ‘goo’ readers really start to feel his sex appeal. His expressions and poses in magazine spreads, as well as his “stout” body type greatly add to this. It’s also worth mentioning that Tomoya received the most votes from male goo readers.
3. Toma Ikuta
One of the few Johnny & Associates members who is only an actor, Toma Ikuta continues to bring in fans not only with his acting skills but looks as well. Many readers are drawn in my eyes, saying it makes him look ‘mysterious’. Just like Tomoya, Toma also received a large amount of votes from male readers.
4. Jun Matsumoto (Arashi) / Tomohisa Yamashita
6. Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN) / Junichi Okada (V6)
8. Noriyuki Higashiyama (Shonentai)
9. Hideaki Takizawa (Tacky & Tsubasa) / Taisuke Fujigaya (Kis-My-Ft2)
11. Yuya Tegoshi (NEWS)
12. Masahiro Matsuoka (TOKIO)
13. Tadayoshi Okura (Kanjani8)
14. Tsubasa Imai (Tacky & Tsubasa) / Ryo Nishikido (Kanjani8) / Tatsuya Yamaguchi (TOKIO)
17. Kento Nakajima (SEXY ZONE)
18. Tatsuya Ueda (KAT-TUN)
19. Shori Sato (SEXY ZONE) / You Yokoyama (Kanjani8) / Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (SMAP)
22. Go Morita (V6) / Koichi Domoto (Kinki Kids) / Goro Inagaki (SMAP)
25. Subaru Shibutani (Kanjani8) / Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP) / Masayuki Sakamoto (V6) / Masahiro Nakai (SMAP) / Shingo Katori (SMAP) / Tsuyoshi Domoto (Kinki Kids) / Sho Sakurai (Arashi) / Yuta Tamamori (Kis-My-Ft2)