Yui Aragaki and Masaki Aiba are Japan’s most desired lovers: survey

Yui Aragaki and Masaka Aiba.
Yui Aragaki and Masaki Aiba.

In a ranking by Oricon, some 500 women and 500 men from Japan, aged between 10 to 59, voted for the celebrity they want as a lover. Coming out victorious were Japanese actress Yui Aragaki and J-pop idol group Arashi’s Masaki Aiba.

The Oricon ranking, currently in its 14th round, marks Aragaki’s fifth consecutive win this year. This inevitably leads to her entering the ranking’s hall of fame. Apparently, the 32-year-old Aragaki is the top favourite among Japanese men in their twenties, thirties, forties and even fifties!

Her voters generally find her smile appealing, with comments like: “She’s cute, stylish, and her smile is the best.” “I feel at ease when I see her smile.” “Her cute smile makes me feel relaxed.”

On the other hand, Arashi’s Masaki Aiba has not gotten first place in the Oricon ranking since four years ago. His voters generally chose him for his kindness and smile. As the happy-go-lucky Aiba is currently hosting a variety show about animals, his voters gave comments like: “He’s kind to animals, and he’s reliable.” “I feel relaxed that he’s always smiling and looks innocent. He looks kind as he loves animals.”

The others voted for Aiba because they like that he is “hardworking and kind,” and that he looks like someone who will take good care of his lover and protect his lover.

The Japanese female celebrities who made it into the top 10 are:

1. Yui Aragaki
2. Riho Yoshioka
3. Haruka Ayase
4. Kyoko Fukada
5. Minami Hamabe
6. Mai Shiraishi
7. Kasumi Arimura
8. Tsubasa Honda
9. Suzu Hirose
10. Mio Imada

The Japanese male celebrities who made it into the top 10 are:

1. Masaki Aiba (Arashi)
2. Takeru Satoh
3. Tomoya Nakamura
4. Sho Sakurai (Arashi)
5. Sho Hirano (King & Prince)
6. Issey Takahashi
7. Ryusei Yokohama
8. Ryo Yoshizawa
9. Tomohisa Yamashita
10. Masataka Kubota