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Kakkoiiness.. does it exist?
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Posted 6/16/08 , edited 6/16/08
Um.. no idea where I'm going with this topic but I'm bored..err this is talking about male actors in drama btw..

So kakkoii means "cool" in japanese. I just added the "ness" for fun.. lolz.. err I'm not Japanese so correct me if I'm wrong.

Example: A guy is really good at basketball. He is goodlooking. He plays really well and scores a lot of points beating the other team. All the girls watching him go "Kakkoii!!!" because he is so cool.

Anyways, back to my topic. I've been watching kdrama, twdrama, and jdrama. Why is it that I see this kakoiiness in only Japanese guys? They have this coolness about them I can't really describe. It's not because they are only goodlooking but I think kakoiiness is something much more. It's their posture, way they talk, way they act, hairstyle, clothes, style, and personality. Once again, I'm not just talking about them being hot or sexy. It's like they have this cool "aura".

Example:
Miyavi in Oresama movie - best example


Yamapi in Kurosagi
Tsumabaki Satoshi in Ikeburo West Gate Park when he played the Yakuza subordinate
Oguri Shun - Hana Yori Dango
Sasuke from Naruto lol.. not really drama but hey!
Cloud in Final Fantasy VII



I guess the kakkoii personality is
1) You have to be goodlooking
2) Have japanese hairstyle
3) Keep your composure at all times [not running around yelling like Matsumoto Jun in Hana Yori Dango]
4) Good at something like playing instrument, sports
5) Don't always boast about yourself [like Naruto talking about how great he is]
6) Quiet and mysterious?


I don't really see it in Korean guys. Koreans are hot and sexy but I don't see the coolness. Although they all the stuff I listed above. Maybe cuz they talk too loud and get angry easily? I don't know why.

I don't see it in Chinese guys either. Though they have the japanese hairstyle and some are goodlooking. Maybe cause they don't act to be more cute rather than cool?

Ah!! I'm confused.. seriously can you guys see what I'm talking about and explain it to me? Maybe it doesn't even exist.. and I'm just obsessed over Japanese guys lol..

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Posted 6/16/08
Haha I never really noticed that.
But yeah Japanese guys do have that "kakkoii" that the rest of the other guys don't have.
Posted 6/16/08
Dont kill me for this. Alot of the things you list are correct. But I believe you thinking Japanese character is much more cooler then other race is just propaganda.
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Posted 6/17/08
hrmmm... i think it is more of the psychology.. you believe in what you want to believe =) but hey I didn't say that you are wrong..because my friends and I think so too =)
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Posted 6/17/08
hmm maybe Japanese sense of coolness is kakkoiness. and Koreans and Chinese have their own sense of coolness which is different.
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Posted 6/17/08
woah you go in depth on this definition ...
all your analysis seem realistic
l also agree that these "kakkoiiness" can be found on in Japanese Actor ... lol !!
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Posted 6/17/08
haha..gotta agree..maybe because JActors have this certain appeal that is indescribable..(exagz)..*__*
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Posted 6/17/08
well... I haven't watch many Taiwan and Korean Dramas, but I agree with u. somehow, all of men character in TW- and Kdramas I've watch r really not cool for me. they r sometimes too cute or even stupid...

in my opinion, the "kakkoii" men r:

Kurosaki (Yamashita Tomohisa) in Kurosagi

Sawada Shin (Matsumoto Jun) in Gokusen

Kudo Shinichi (Oguri Shun) in Detective Conan live action

Asada Ryutaro (Sakaguchi Kenji) in Iryu Team Medical Dragon
and

Sano Izumi (Oguri Shun) in Hana Kimi JP

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Posted 6/17/08
yeah.. totally agree.. JAPANES guys are so cool.. they freeze me to death..

for me..

yamapi, oguri and MATSUMOTO JUN(his cool also in his own way)..
Posted 6/17/08
lol i agree..
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Posted 6/17/08 , edited 6/17/08
i super agree w/ u!!! japanese guys are super kakkoii!!! i also don't know why they look soo cool but i love them because of that it's an inexplicable reason!
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Posted 6/17/08
I agree.Japanese actors has this cool aura.
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Posted 6/17/08
uhmm even me i cant explaine why i find japanese guys are cool!.
they are not only cool they are also good looking!.
spexally JUN MATSUMOTO
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Posted 6/17/08
im proudly s J-ent fan, but not only Japanese actors posses that "kakkoiness" thing. Just saying this for fairness sake of Taiwan and Korean actors
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Posted 6/17/08
they myt only look cool...
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