He made the character of Domyoji Tsukasa in Hana Dan likeable and endearing despite being such a total violent tool. He is my ultimate J-bias, my love for him knows no bounds.
I last watched him in the rom-com with Takeuchi Yuko, which was really sweet and interesting, but for some reason I have yet to finish it. If I heard he was in town, I would literally take a sabbatical and go stalk him.
He’s a decent actor that I’ve liked more in his supporting roles, such as in Hana Dan or .
Looks-wise he reminds me of Lee Jun Ki‘s brand of combo masculine-feminine prettiness.
But really he’s way more talented than playing a variety of the cookie-cutter romantic hero, even if I loved all the ones he’s played.
He’s now one of the elder statesman of J-actors, one who can do any role in any project.
It’s really not very cookie cutter over there, and I appreciate that.
Kimura Takuya The Crown Prince of Japanese entertainment, with a twenty-year career spanning idol pop and serious acting.
I’ll be the first to admit he has very limited acting range, but his oddball personality and his enthusiasm slays me. But I love Pi for his acting projects more than anything else. I know Shota doesn’t try, but he naturally pouts like he’s Zoolander on the runway.
I vividly recall swooning over him and falling asleep to the fervent prayers that I’d meet the perfect chaebol prince like him to sweep me off my feet.
Toshiaki is an actor’s actor, with his early fluffy doramas (like Imouto wo) happening because he’s so damn good looking the man has to fan service us all.
I swear when I see pictures of him, he resembles a pygmy monkey. Does anyone who reads this blog still not know who Yamapi is?
But the moment he starts acting, you forget everything and he has your entire attention. In that case, I must not being doing a good enough job of squealing about him.
He’s a great actor with the ability to disappear into any role yet always retain this aura of awareness. He’s the type of handsome that once you get it, you’ll never stop seeing how gorgeous he is. with Kitagawa Keiko, which is just a brilliant stroke of casting him as George.