Bright blond is considered a bold choice of hair colour in Japan, but there are some who can really rock the look.
In July this year, 500 men and women aged 20-30 answered a Goo Ranking survey which posed the question: “Which kimpatsu ikemen (“blond hot guy”) has the most impactful blond look?” Here’s the results!
Singer, actor, and musician Gackt, who is known for his signature bleach blond anime-character hair, tops the list at number one. He’s also a cool all-around guy, having given a class of middle school students the surprise of their lives when he performed at their graduation.
OGYD (@ohgacktyoudidnt) August 09, 2017
Fellow musician Hyde, from L-Arc-en-Ciel, often rocks a bleach blond lock and follows Gackt at number two.
きいちご81°➳♡゛ (@ki_158110) August 11, 2017
3. Shun Oguri
Actor Shun, star of the recent Gintama live-action movie, is occasionally blond for acting roles. The look seems to have made an impression on fans, who voted for him at number three.
し (@cjeo333) June 24, 2017
4. Hiro Mizushima
An almost-white blond look paired with stylized eyebrows and facial hair proved popular enough with fans for Hiro to squeeze into the number four slot.
金髪めちゃいいなと思って 芸能人で他にイケメンおらんかなって 探してたら見つけた。 水嶋ヒロ金髪違和感ない😶 https://t.co/PIyfNF5UJr—
しょこ@オーラルダイホ余韻 (@oneok922oor) March 23, 2017
5. Masaki Suda
Actor Masaki’s strong brows provide a pretty contrast with his bleached hair, whether it’s styled in a mop top or spikes.
今、髪をとりま伸ばしてる。 けど今の髪型に飽きたんだな。 なおさんの影響で 今1番したい髪型はボウズ(金髪) これガチめ。 菅田将暉さんみたいな短髪(金髪) にもしてみたい。 皆、短髪とロングどっち派かな🙄 https://t.co/0HQWl3a6bT—
みまひとき (@mahtki03) August 07, 2017
6. Yu Shirota
This Japanese-Spanish actor and singer tends to keep his hair more honey blond than platinum.
SPEC (@SPEC_TandS) January 26, 2014
7. Go Ayano
Actor Go sometimes accentuates his yellow-blond mop with curtains and a slight perm.
綾野剛不足中、素敵なタグに乗っからせていただきます…！！ ふんわり斜め分け、オールバックにめがね、ポップコーン…同じ金髪でも色んな髪型をする綾野さんだけど、ふわふわセンター分けと洗いたてわんこが大好き。… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
下町ありす🍄 (@ar_k_go) July 15, 2017
8. Haruma Miura
Actor Haruma went bleach blond for several roles, although usually sports a more subtle black shade.
1、3枚目「恋空」 2、4枚目「ネガティブハッピーチェンソーエッヂ」 この微妙に違う恋空の白髪とネガティブハッピーチェンソーエッヂの金髪が似合いすぎて辛い😍😍 久々に見たくなってきたなぁ💓 #三浦春馬 #恋空… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
ひなはる (@springhorse4579) December 13, 2016
9. Kentaro Sakaguchi
Kentaro recently appeared with a very blond look in the popular TV drama Tokyo Tarareba Musume, where his nickname was “Kimpatsu” (“blond”).
何この尊さ 透明感すごすぎ。私は黒髪推しだけど、こんな金髪で透明感ヤバイならもう1回見てみたい。 #1日1坂口健太郎 #坂口健太郎と結婚したい https://t.co/7k9Deb84fe—
坂口健太郎 (@nyan_nyan__7) August 10, 2017
10. Yosuke Kubozuka
Yosuke has had a long career, and most recently starred in Martin Scorsese’s Silence. However, most Japanese audiences remember him best from his early role in Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP), where he appeared with a fuzzy blond head of hair.
卍LINEかっけーな 窪塚洋介ヤバすぎだろ 短髪、金髪、黒髪、ヒゲ、メガネ あーーーーーー、かっけー… https://t.co/XgRvEBXYDR—
すぐるん♬* (@sgpnmn1) April 22, 2016
Personally, this writer thinks this list is rubbish since it omits actor Ryohei Suzuki who as well as being great in a number of varied roles is also super buff, can speak perfect English and, naturally, looks amazing here on the left with “kimpatsu” hair:
kazuo (@s14jader) December 23, 2015
So do any of the blond hotties above get your vote, or is there someone missing from the list that belongs there? Let us know your thoughts!