I agree with previous voters. She is highly underrated, and previewing her web site for just a moment you realize how much hard work this actress truly puts into her career.
She went against all odds, entered acting classes, has a resume as long as both her legs and is still not fully on top.
I'll give it the fact that she really does play "good girl" better than "bad" or "odd" however, she surely is my bet for the future.
Keep it up Manami... (and please help us japanese-lingo strugglers out by translating your website) onegaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
She is often overlooked, but her characters are always very memorable and she portrays each character very convincingly. I first saw her in "Searchin' for my Polestar" and my first impression of her wasn't all that grand. But then I saw her in "Orange Days" and "Hotman" and the versatility of her characters surprised me. She was able to pull off her acting for each one with seemingly great ease. I hope to see her more often in newer dramas.
i gotta agree those eyes r a killer... very beautiful.. i also saw in orange days... she did great i thought u was gonna b like a mean ex or sumthing... but she was great... her character role was nice and it goes right for her
I see in her profile she played in many dramas. Her kind character must take her many places. I first saw her in Hotman and thought she was the perfect person to play that role. Too bad she wasnt in the 2nd Series.
Her eyes are amazing, I mean really beautiful and just llike pools of ink. She is such a good actress and though she hasn't really got a lot of lead roles I really like the ones she's in.
Totemo kirei desu. She has a radiant beauty that radiates whenever she's onscreen. Her youthful looks draw you into the drama but her outstanding acting is what makes you stay.
she's both radiantly beautiful and wonderfully talented. She played an emotionally cold teacher in Ruri No Shima so beautifully. I really hope she'll get her big break soon.
Uber cute and I like her cute ears! She's nice and tall and her performance is just as good. She doesn't really play any strong parts but her supporting roles are great.
Only saw her in Hotman so far but I can tell her character is my type ^^
I wonder how she fares as a "bad girl" though...
Manami-chan wa watashi no konomi desu!
i like her she's soooooooooo georgeous in orange days........love her performance in fire boys.........please make her main actress in dorama she deserves it
she is so pretty that my face melts when i see her on the tube. I look for her name on the tv listing when ever im in japan. Konitan mecha kawaii desu!!!
Think she has got great potential, but it seems that she is not that popular in Japan... well, 皆さん.. please vote for her! :)
Pretty, delicate looking actress. Beautiful eyes. She seems like she has more acting ability, but I really need to see her in a leading role.
Very pretty and sweet looking. She needs more press so she can move up the ranks and become the leading actress she deserves to be!
one of my favorites!! She should come out more often! She was great in Ruri, Boku dake, Hotman, Tentai, and Orange!! Support her!
She is not bad in her acting, but always outshone by the more prominent actresses...give her a chance for a leading role!!:)
its too bad she is not getting more leading roles than some other actresses...she is quite versatile in the roles ive seen
Became of fan of hers watching "Hotman" but I think she did her best work in "Tentai Kanzoku" and "Pandora".
great actor.....very preety too...especially her eyes.
but not much lead roles she played till now...
Been keeping track of her since Dive Deep 2001. She is so sweet looking. Looking forward to seeing more of her.
She's simply the best, acting like beauty.
Just watch a drama with her and you'l get it.
KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII....she's got a secret smile that i love
She plays a very cute role in Hotman...the wise, understanding sister...so cute ^u^
hehehe she was pretty good in fire boys. And when i say pretty, i mean both ways.
she's very kawaii! saw her in tentai kanzoku, ruri no shima, and orange days
she's pretty and a good actress too,,i wonder why she's kinda underrated??
She has beautiful small eyes, not many girls can pull this off easily.
I thought she was great in Orange Days. And check out those cute ears!
I have seen her in a few dramas, very talented and beautiful actress!
her beauty, it's elegant, very classy. her eyes, oh my God........