Introducing Nakamura Shido: Guest post by Kathryn

Guest Post: Created by Kathryn of Project Kathryn.

Readers, you are in for a huge treat!

After I complained that many of my loyal fangirl readers seem fixated on the super-young (at least from the perspective of this cougar, aka milf), Kathryn volunteered to introduce adorable Nakamura Shido. I love how her profile includes Arashi, Kathryn’s favorite group, and Donki! Thanks, Kathryn!!

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Shido Nakamura is apparently a famous Kabuki actor.  Not being up with such cultured things like that, I only really noticed him when watching Letters from Iwo Jima (a damn fine movie – I resisted watching it for ages because I hate war movies but I’d highly recommend it).

After that, he became known (to me) as “the guy from Letters… no, not Nino, not Watanbe Ken, the other guy…”

Then I found out all about his kabuki past (he then became “the kabuki guy from Letters from Iwo Jima”) and, suddenly kabuki didn’t seem so boring.  I could sit though some traditional Japanese theatre for Nakamura-san.

More recently he was a guest on Arashi ni Shiyagare – http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-variety/arashi-ni-shiyagare-episode-3/ as the “big brother” guest.  He taught Arashi how to make ramen in a manly fashion *swoon*.  He has a quiet, dry sense of humor you rarely see in guests on Japanese variety shows.  But best of all, he talked about how, when he gets lonely in the middle of the night, he goes shopping at Don Quixote!   And he loves it when he gets recognised and asked for autographs and photos.  He (cleverly, perhaps) didn’t say which branch he shops at because that could possibly be opening the floodgates of fangirl stalking.

Still, good looks, manliness, sense of humor and shopping at Donki = a combination that will win my heart.

6 comments

  1. I’ve heard that he’s also a ladies man! With a divorce that made the news etc. I feel like he has this bad guy image about him (that has been exploited for his roles)

  2. Just to add to this,

    I really like Saotome Taichi. He may be young but he’s a traditional theatre onnagata performer. Although I might be cramping the style of this article, he’s work a look! (His official site and blog are very interesting).

    http://www.saotometaichi.com/

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