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Sunday, September 02, 2007

One of Hot Japanese "Heroes"

This amazing man, Masi Oka was not well-known in Japan till the drama; “Heroes” is big hit in the U.S. Masi Oka or Masayori Oka (his real name is 岡政偉) is the hottest Japanese in the U.S now.

Masi Oka was born in Tokyo, and moved to Los Angels, California at 6 years old with her mother. He speaks English, Japanese and fluent Spanish. You can guess he is now American, but he still has Japanese citizenship.

What made Masi famous in the U.S is a popular drama, “Heroes” on NBC. The drama was started to broadcast in 2006, and Masi plays role in Hiro Nakamura. He speaks lines in both Japanese and English in the drama. The lines of Heroes are all written in English, so Japanese for Japan scenes lines are translated by Masi himself. With his effort, he produced a great Japanese saying in this drama. He says “Yatta!” when Hiro Nakamura done best in the drama. “Ytta! (やった!)” is used to show you are happy or that you approve of something in Japanese.

Masi started his career not as an actor but a developer of special effects for movies. He worked in “Star Wars Episode 1, 2”, and “Hulk” as a background staff.

In this connection I may add that he once appeared on the cover of magazine, “Time” as one of “Asian-American Whiz Kids”. His IQ is 189 ,and he went to Mirman School for gifted.

For you who want to know more Masi Oka, here are interesting interview in Tavis Smiley.

Masi plays Hiro Nakumura in "Heroes"

5 comments:

Orchid said...

I didn't know he is JP. I thought he is KO!! Wow, I've seen this guy on TV!

kayanon said...

Hi orchid,

Yea, he looks like a Korean. Did you hear his speaking Japanese?

Orchid said...

no never... have you? does he speak in no accent japanese?

kayanon said...

orchid>

you can listen to his speaking at "Heroes" link on my article. 何かあまりナチュラルじゃない気がするんだけど、どう思うかな~?と思って。そしてもう一人上司みたいな人が出てくるんだけど、絶対日本人ではないと思うんだよね。^^; 

ハリウッドとかって日本人の俳優不足で、日本人役は韓国とか中国の人になっちゃうみたいだよ~。まぁ、欧米の人から見たらアジア人は全部同じに見えるからあまり問題ないのかもしれないけど…。(アメリカで女優にでもなろうかな 笑)

Orchid said...

普通の日本語だね。お芝居自体はあんまり日本人ぽくないけれど・・・。

Officeって知ってる?? This is my favorite! http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/
It's so stupid and funny!!