Nagasawa Masami in Crisis
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COBALT BLUE STRANDED,MASAMI IN CRISIS


Oh Nagasawa Masami, what’s going lately? "The Last Princess", while successful fell short of Toho’s expectations of 1 billion yen in box-office takings, the total opposite to Miyazaki Aoi’s "Atsuhime" that surpassed all expectations. "Last Friends" had good ratings, but the majority saw a clearly dominating Ueno Juri, dominating in both popularity and acting. Her newest dorama "Boku no Imoto" even ended with an average rating below 10% and that despite the desperate promotions before it went on air…



Now the next fiasco with "Cobalt Blue". There have been so many expectations in that movie. Once again they tried to attract viewers with the same methods as they did with "Boku no Imoto" and the result is the same, "Cobalt Blue" stranded. The movie didn’t even made it into the Top10 of the box office rankings!



People at her agency aren’t blind and can see that there’s an obvious downfall of her popularity these days. "At her debut she got described as the Yoshinaga Sayuri of the 21st century, but now she’s more like the ‘Post-Sawaguchi Yasuko’. She’s still a popular person for commercials, but the number of deals is steadily declining as well. For that reason they added a bed scene in ’Boku no Imoto’ with comedian Chihara Kouji. Come on! It’s not even a bed scene with some ikemen actor, it’s with some kind of comedian! At her debut I never would have imagined for her to go such a route." An insider commented about the situation.



That new route hasn’t been that successful for her so far and might have made it even worse. Her role in "Boku no Imoto" was such a big mistake. That decision gained her a lot of negative criticism before it even went on-air.
"She got such a grown-up face by now, why forcing her into the image of a ‘younger sister’? It doesn’t make any sense and don’t understand why they had to give her such a role." To quote the general opinion about that dorama. Not even Odagiri Joe was able to help the dorama, but it was wrong to cast him as the older brother anyway. Nagasawa didn’t look like his younger sister at all.



They realized that the concept of Nagasawa as a younger sister type of girl might not attract enough of people and decided to spice up the promotions with a bit more sex to get more male fans to watch the show. Sex sells as we all know, but not if there’s no sex at all in the actual show at all. They bought very huge ad-balloons advertising that Nagasawa is going to work in a host club and other stuff like that, but the dorama didn’t really hold to any of those promises. "She didn’t really show a lot of skin, she didn’t try to appeal with her huge breasts, she didn’t…." Thus they lost the simple-minded male fans right after episode 1, resulting in the very low ratings that started with episode 2.



Fans still noticed a much higher degree of exposure. Her calendar for 2009 started the whole ‘let’s show more skin’ route her agency is trying take in order to increase her popularity again and since then we’ve seen it in every new project of Nagasawa. In "Boku no Imoto" there were a few scenes with some really short shorts (some examples below and a clip) that became a big hit among male fans in the Internet, but it wasn’t enough to make them watch the whole thing. "Cobalt Blue" also is said to contain her first real love scene, but it isn’t really as special as it got hyped before the release.



It seems that there are two ways for her to get some success. Either with a really good script or with more sex appeal. There are enough examples in her career that showed that the first method works really well and she also might have big potential for some more adult roles. However, it’s not going to work out, if they try to mix both ways with a mediocre script and ordinary scenes that are being sold as erotic in order to get more male viewers like they did with "Boku no Imoto". "They should make a sequel called ‘My younger sister’s big breasts’, it would probably have higher ratings if they do it right." Somebody sarcastically commented on the bad ratings.



Maybe she will have her first nude scene in the near future as well, at least it wouldn’t be much of a surprise anymore for many of her critics. Some fans might actually be happy about it… I hope she and her agency get back on the right track soon.

Masami showing some skin..in short pants:


credits:http://www.kawaii-joyuu.com/?paged=2
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Posted 7/4/09
she should be given more mature roles...i guess.
hope she'll make it up soon
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all of actress in japan goes in some crisis too just like horikita maki

innocent love did realy bad in ratings also Tokyo boy in cinema

and she also suffers this kind of criticism that's why she came back again
in comedy genre

and I hope masami will soon recover I'm counting on her nxt movie magare spoon

btw I'm not comparing the two actresses I'm just making an example both of them are different

from their field of acting
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Nagasawa Masami I don't hate nor like her. I feel she is a decent actress (better than horikkita maki likes) but I don't know I feel there are a lot of more appealing actresses than her.
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Posted 7/5/09
why? why? i like her~
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goodvsevil01 wrote:

why? why? i like her~


you like her I like u haha she's my everything^^ oh well it's just toho made a big mistake in her past few roles

just like putting a bed scene on boku no imouto d guy urgh he's not good looking anyway cuz he's a comedian

and for d crisis of cobalt blue I think I know d prob cuz

transformer 2,terminator 4 and some other good international movies are also in cinemas with cobalt blue so
I think that's d reason why people watch international films than cobalt.
and cobalt don't have also a good plot for people to get hooked with it to watch
so that's why I'm counting on magare spoon her 1st comedy role in a movie
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i think she must focus with her career,not just her love story....and get away from JE boys are good for her ....
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she's out already......I can say bcuz anything that's going on her all over the net wether it's in japan netizens or international netizens news I know all of it. I know I should know and will know everything
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sasgrace wrote:

Nagasawa Masami I don't hate nor like her. I feel she is a decent actress (better than horikkita maki likes) but I don't know I feel there are a lot of more appealing actresses than her.


same here haha
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fallingrain wrote:


sasgrace wrote:

Nagasawa Masami I don't hate nor like her. I feel she is a decent actress (better than horikkita maki likes) but I don't know I feel there are a lot of more appealing actresses than her.


same here haha


me too, but I like horikita maki than nagasawa masami
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awwww .. not something to be surprised, there are alot of actors and actresses who experience downfall with their career and its not always they are not the top.

i love masami ... love her or hate her she's fighting ...
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I LIKE HER
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she has nice legs lol but i'm not a fan of her
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There are not many projects from her and news about her this entire 2011 year. She was so popular back then but now mostly she just got supporting roles in drama and movie. Even there are not many coverage news about her first stageplay.
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