Friday, July 14, 2006

Takeshi, don't!

There are Asian singer-actors better than Takeshi Kaneshiro.

There's the dependable HK-based Tony Leung Chiu Wai who can do drama (Wong Kar Wai's 2046), action (Infernal Affairs), or both (Zhang Yimou's Hero)–and still not take himself too seriously (My Lucky Star, Chinese Odyssey 2002). There's Korean superstar Rain (Bi), who is versatile and effective on TV (Sangdoo! Let's Go to School, Full House, A Love to Kill) and on the concert stage. Even pop poster boy Jay Chou's no-acting-required role in Initial D worked out very well.

So why do I like this Chinese-Japanese guy from Taiwan when his emotional range seems fairly limited? Watch Returner, Lavender, Turn Left Turn Right–all rather flat and one-dimensional portrayals.

I guess Takeshi's long hair becomes him most of the time, that's all.

But if there's something he should never do, it's to go back to singing and dancing. When I saw this, it took me only a few seconds to understand why he left his career as a recording artist for acting.


  1. KATATAKUTAN. KATATAWANAN. KAKAKABAGAN. I have to agree Takeshi, DOOOOONT!!!!! Maawa ka sa amin or should I say, maawa ka sa sarili mo?! Cute ka pa naman.... hahahahaha

  2. That coming from a fan of Asian pop culture says a lot.ü O, balik na kay Tackey!

  3. kahit anong gawin ni takeshi, love ko pa rin siya!!!! :P awwww takeshi...sigh. hahahaha. makes me want to watch turn left turn right again. :)

  4. i'm bringing the TLTR keychains from SM with me and hope they bring good luck...

  5. Cherry the Manic ShopperJuly 26, 2006 at 10:53:00 PM GMT+8 and your Sino-Jappy obesession. I couldn't even finish the video. And to think I'm Chinese.....I don't know, Abby, *and you too, Cindy*-- can you really picture yourselves with a BF like him?? A pretty boy who breaks into song every now and then? Mas "girl" pa yan sa atin eh!

  6. sino-jappy obsession? not me. korean is closer, but doesn't even qualify as such.ü

    i saw this at home. couldn't finish it. showed it to cindy. couldn't finish it either. showed it to our intern. i finished it, only because i couldn't hear the music. nah, i won't end up with someone like this.

    defensive, harhar!