About a week ago (sorry about doing such a terrible job keeping up with news) music information provider Orichon came out with a study that they called “June Brides,” even though it clearly involves would-be grooms as well. They surveyed 800 men and women over the internet (though approximately 400 of them were overweight, middle-aged male nerds pretending to be sexy females for other overweight, middle-aged male nerds) to see who Japan wants to marry the most. Coming in first place was Masami Nagasawa, a girl who has been in several television dramas and won the hearts of internet users across Japan. Reasons for picking her included: “She has a nice smile” and “she seems to try really hard in everything she does.” On the male side of things we see Masaharu Fukuyama come in first place, and the reasons get a little more ridiculous, including someone apparently saying “I want his genes to be left behind” (stalker, anyone?).
But for someone like me, this list does very little good. I don’t really know much about current celebrities in Japan, let alone America. I’m sure you all know more than I do, so please share your top people. Who would YOU want to marry, and why? Give us some background information about this person. Tell us about this person and who he/she is. Tell us about someone you like a whole lot (enough that you’d be willing to marry this person) and use it as a spring-board to teach us about Japanese pop culture. It’s all in your hands for now, so take advantage of your power while you can.
Here’s the real article: “Men most want to marry Masami Nagasawa; women choose Masaharu Fukuyama”