She's an excellent actress. Swing Girls, then her small part in H2, Survive Style, even in Saikano (the movie sucked thanks to the horrible script, but the chemistry between her and Maeda Aki was superb). Also her appearances in the Ooku Hana no Ran series and the Ooku TV special were amazing. She was great in those four episodes in Fuurinkazan as well.
One thing, however, is annoying: out of four Jidai Geki, her characters are killed in three. But she's still amazing. Low key, maybe a bit too low key, yet she easily beats some of the big names like Horikita, Nagasawa or Sawajiri just with her skills. That said, she worked her way to where she is with just her skills. She never had any flashy photobooks with super cute things (like most have done it at one part in their career) or other annoying stuff like that. Superb skill and determination and now she has a lead in the current Asadora Chiritotechin thanks to that, and she's doing remarkably fine with it. Also, I like her eyes and she really has a great personality. Down to earth girl from next door, not a flashy movie princess.
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I loved your show in Swing Girls... It was a fantastic movie, and you play very well. In addition, your performance at the first and last concert was Sugoi!!! and your solo was totemo sugoi!!! Fantastic trumpet player and actress
She's pretty good. I loved her Akemi in Saikano, just that the script ruined the character. Not her fault though. *shakes fist at scriptwriter and director*
my favorite actress since i saw her in Hana Yori Dango 2! which lead me to watch more of her dramas such as Kimi Hannin Janai Yo Ne and Love Shuffle
I love the way she acts, the way she smiles, the way she show her gloomy face, the way she said "gomen nassai"...uugghhhhh kawai desune?