Who are the best actresses among H!P members, past and present, who have acted in dramatic roles in TV shows and movies? I confess I haven’t seen a lot of their work. Most of the films I’ve seen with them are genre films—comedies, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, as in BLACK ANGELS, KUNG FU CHEFS, YO YO GIRL COP, and that animated cake movie with Minimoni--and not given to the kinds of characterization that would challenge an actress creating a role. In terms of the latter, the one thing I remember being impressed by was Maki Goto’s role as the Izu Dancer of literary fame in a 2001 TV adaptation of Kawabata’s “Izu no Odoriko,” a role previously played onscreen by both Hibari Misora and Momoe Yamaguchi, among many others.
Any thoughts on this? What TV shows or movies contain the best acting jobs by any of the girls? And are any of them available?