But using his good androgynous looks, signature smile and surprisingly decent acting ability, he managed to transition himself from boy band wonder into television superstar.
Androgyny is common amongst Asian television stars, showing up in other big names like Tomohisa Yamashita (yamapi) and Oguri Shun, but its Matsujun that has consistantly managed to do it the best.
I need Yamapi to be (1) hot, (2) snarky, (3) intensely interested in a girl.
He’s a Japanese pop rocker with a whole legion of fans who love him purely for his androgynous good looks, his singing be damned.
His music is a blend of the more bubblegum-y jpop sounds from singers such as Ayumi and Japanese alt-rock, which of course mirrors his blended male/female appearance.
~Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Persian, Finnish, Spanish, English, French, German and more…~ *~Pop, Dance, Indie, Rock, Jazz, Visual Kei, J-Rock, K-Pop, J-Pop, C-pop, Thai Pop, T-Pop, Punk, Punk Rock, Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Latin, Hip-Hop, Rap, Metal, Alternative, Ragga, Raggie, Glam Rock, Ballad, Trot, Rookie, R&B, Soundtrack and more…~ How does she do it?
That one was also a live-action adaptation of a classic beloved shonen manga of the same name, and it says something about Yamapi’s manga male lead looks that he’s always on the short list when an adaptation is considered.
These feminine boys are called, ‘bishonen.’ Bishonen can be actors, rockers and anime characters and through the recent dissemination of Japanese pop culture into the rest of the world, this particular fascination has been picked up by fan girls worldwide.