Video Research Ltd. has released its TV commercial data for 2007, which revealed that for the third year in a row, actress Yukie Nakama is the ‘CM queen’ of the Kanto region.
Nakama, whose work includes ads for KDDI, Daihatsu, and Lotte, racked up more than 54 hours of TV time with over 12,000 commercials over the course of the year in the Kanto area. Her closest competitors were Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, and Takuya Kimura.
Meanwhile, Nakama lost her footing in the Kansai region, where Masami Nagasawa overtook her by just a couple hours. In Nagoya, Nakama only ranked #4, beaten by Aya Ueto (#1), Nagasawa, and Koyuki.
One new face in the rankings is rising star Yu Aoi, who came in at #6 in the Kanto region, #10 in the Kansai region, and #11 in Nagoya.
It’s great to see that Aya Ueto is tops (in Nagoya) too. Maybe we’ll see Yui Aragaki rise up within their ranks this year.