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.
Nevertheless, I suddenly got the urge to run down a list of the leading men of Japanese entertainment and giving my two cents on them.
This list is by no means complete, and skews heavily towards the good looking actors rather than the acclaimed thespians.
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.
Aside from With Love, I also adored his ) was a classic 90s dorama that was the first Cinderella love story before that trope became a dime a dozen.
If you feel like giving a shout out to a J-actor you love but I neglected to mention, feel free to add them in the comments section.
What I love the most about Japanese leading men is that they are all so very different from each other, both in onscreen presence and acting styles.
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.