Kana Nishino is known throughout Asia for her songs and for many young women in Japan is their voice. This view was provided reinforcement at the recent 2014 Chinese Music Awards at which she was named Asia's most influential Japanese singer. The show was broadcast around the world and the guests at the show included Ricky Martin, David Beckham and Coco Lee.
For entertainment and music insiders this award is affirmation of their belief that she has the potential to be a superstar both as a singer and movie star. She has grown from being the favourite singer of teenage girls in Japan to the Japanese entertainer who has the most influence of any Japanese singer in all of Asia and many would argue worldwide.
She is the prize of Japan but she is revered among Japanese throughout the world as her songs are constantly downloaded and videos watched by many outside of Japan. Filmmakers look at her and they see a young entertainer who could make their movies into blockbuster hits.
Entertainment insiders are speculating that Hollywood filmmakers are thinking that by putting her in a small role she will help bring her Japanese fans to the theaters in North America and throughout Asia and in the process turn their projects into international box office hits such is her appeal.
Japanese filmmakers look at the fact that her admittance in recent interviews and her songs that she is a believer in love make her the ideal candidate to be the star of a romantic comedy or drama.
The time is perfect for Kana Nishino to expand her career into film and if she does there will be many a filmmaker ready to make it happen both in Japan and Hollywood.