ORICON STYLE asked 1,000 people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s the question, "Which actor had his big break in the first half of 2013?" The results have now been revealed.
For the first half of this year, people gave the No.1 spot to Fukushi Sota, who made his acting debut in 2011. Fukushi grabbed attention with his lead role in "Kamen Rider Fourze", but he gained even more popularity with the ongoing NHK drama "Amachan". On a side note, Fukushi's new starring movie "Enoshima Prism" is set for release on August 10.
Kanjani8 member Okura Tadayoshi ranked in at second place. Not only was he active in the group, but he also focused on his acting career. This year, he's already appeared on the TV asahi drama "Otenki Oneesan", and his starring movie "100-kai Naku Koto" was also released in June.
You can check out the rest of the ranking below.
01 - Fukushi Sota
~ [drama 'Amachan', movie 'Toshikan Sensou']
02 - Okura Tadayoshi
~ [drama 'Otenki Oneesan', movie '100-kai Naku Koto']
03 - Hoshino Gen
~ [movie 'Hakoiri Musuko no Koi', anime movie 'Saint?Oniisan']
04 - Tamamori Yuta
~ [drama 'Nobubaga no Chef']
05 - Sometani Shota
~ [drama 'Minna! Esper dayo!', movies 'Strawberry Night' & 'The intermission']
06 - Ayano Go
~ [dramas 'Saikou no Rikon' & 'Soratobu Kouhoushitsu', movie 'Yokomichi Yonosuke']
07 - Miura Haruma
~ [drama 'Last Cinderella', Gekidan?Shinkansen (stage play) ZIPANG PUNK ~Goemon Rock III~']
08 - Hamada Gaku
~ [drama 'Shuden Bye Bye', movies 'Minasan, Sayounara' & 'Hajimari no Michi']
09 - Suzuki Fuku
~ [drama 'Ikkyu-san 2', movie 'Kodomo Keisatsu']
10 - Suda Masaki
~ [dramas 'Nakuna, Hara-chan' & '35-sai no Koukousei']
Survey period: June 24th ~ 27th
Survey target: 1,000 men & women from their teens to their forties
Survey area: Nationwide
Survey method: Online survey
Source & Image: Oricon