Scholar Idol Ranking

Scholar Idol Ranking

Japan is one country that really loves ranking. One of the ranking that I want to share is the latest edition of “Scholar Idol Ranking” which rank the current hottest top 100 female idols in three age categories: Under-25 (U-25), Under-20 (U-20) and Under-15 (U-15). From the chart shows that Aoi Miyazaki, Yui Aragaki, Narumi Riko crowns the top spot of each category.

This ranking basically reflects on how active one idol’s in that particular year, how much exposure and the popularity gain that she received. For example, an idol who breaks out in many fields like commercial, movie, music, or even sports will likely getting higher rank than other who is not. There are so many idols in Japan and getting the top 100 is no easy job. Congratulations who entered the chart and let’s check out who is in.


Scholar Idol Ranking: Under-15

Let’s start from the youngest group U-15. Many popular Japanese idols starts their career during early life, so this group is like representing the future stars of entertainment industry, but there is some U-15 idols that already display outstanding talent, for example Narumi Riko and Shida Mirai who took the first and second spot. Click on the image above for bigger view. Below are the top 10 of this group (top to bottom):

  • 1. Narumi Riko (成海璃子)
  • 2. Shida Mirai (志田未来)
  • 3. Miyama Karen (美山加恋)
  • 4. Mayuko Fukuda (福田麻由子)
  • 5. Rina Koike (小池里奈)
  • 6. Morisako Ei (森迫永依)
  • 7. Suzuka Ohgo (大後寿々花)
  • 8. Yoshida Riko (吉田里琴)
  • 9. Sugasawa Mizuki (菅澤美月)
  • 10. Irie Saaya (入江紗綾)


Scholar Idol Ranking: Under-20

Unlike the Under-15 group, Under-20 recognizes the current most popular teenager artists. From the chart, we can see that not only artists or gravure idols, sportswomen also included notably Maria Sharapova in 92th spot. The champion in this group, Yui Aragaki was well deserved because not only active in drama and movies, she also debuted as a singer with debut album “Sora”. She is a busy girl! Below is the top 10 of U-20:

  • 1. Yui Aragaki (新垣結衣)
  • 2. Maki Horikita (堀北真希)
  • 3. Nagasawa Masami (長澤まさみ)
  • 4. Ishihara Satomi (石原里美)
  • 5. Inoue Mao (井上真央)
  • 6. Mikako Tabe (多部未華子)
  • 7. Kaho (夏帆)
  • 8. Eikura Nana (榮倉奈々)
  • 9. Toda Erika (戸田恵梨香)
  • 10. Kuroki Meisa (黒木メイサ)


Scholar Idol Ranking: Under-25

Here is the eldest group, Under-25 category. This is the group where I know the idols the most, almost half of the 100. The top 10 was dominated by idols who concentrated on acting, however popular “forever young” gravure idol Yuko Ogura get the 9th spot. Aoi Miyazaki who recently became the youngest main actress in NHK drama crown the top spot, while Sawajiri Erika gets second spot.

  • 1. Aoi Miyazaki (宮崎葵)
  • 2. Sawajiri Erika (沢尻エリカ)
  • 3. Ueno Juri (樹理上野)
  • 4. Aya Ueto (上戸彩)
  • 5. Aoi Yuu (蒼井優)
  • 6. Saki Aibu (相武紗季)
  • 7. Kanjiya Shihori (貫地谷しほり)
  • 8. Ayase Haruka (綾瀬はるか)
  • 9. Yuko Ogura (小倉優子)
  • 10. Keiko Kitagawa (北川景子)
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  • Amei79

    All this japanese gals seem pretty oh…

  • jayhan

    Have a beauty look is important, but there is many other things to make a girl standout from others too.

  • Grace

    Where can I view the latest Scholar Idol Ranking?

  • jayhan

    Hi, this is the latest one i can find on the net.

  • Grace

    yes i know…and thx a lot~^^
    well…i actually wanna know the website so maybe i can view it some time later~

  • jayhan

    The source was scanned from magazine, there is no official source on the net i think.

  • Grace

    OK I see~ thx a lot ^^

  • jayhan

    😉 🙂

  • h1e7l3i4a

    i think suzuka ohgo deserves a better spot than seven…
    — as of july 31 2008…

  • dezinfectant

    where is Aya Matsuura?

  • jayhan

    Hi, she is at no.71 in Under 25 category.

  • erikaPI

    why erika not in number 1??

  • indoshared

    i love Morisako Ei

  • claumae

    do you have the list of boys ranking?

  • สาวญี่ปุ่น

    😀 I like Akane Suzuki. Beautyful girl.

  • MRodrigues

    Ueto Aya, Kawaai and beautiful girl.

  • nisihkido ryou

    hey,erika sawajiri should at no 1…try watch 1 litre of tears..and u will like her..
    kinda most popular drama in japan at the past..
    erika sawajiri,take care of ur attittude…ganbatte!!
    haha,a cute japan-france girl..someone,tell me about her weight!plz

  • nishikido ryo

    hey,erika is number one!

  • ashnew

    i think sawajiri erika should be in number 1.with her talent in 1 liter of tears,defeated all of others japanese celebs.also has a sweet voice.honestly,i dont want to look her as a rocker.anyway,i have to support her!Ganbatte erika-san!

  • Laurence

    Sayaka Isoyama is my Gravure Idol