My favorite actor. Imo heLs the best young actor of his generation, he can play any kind of character with ease, the bigest proof is his performances on 2005 Densha Otoko(where he plays a coward otaku) and 2007 Crows 0(where he plays a fighting gang leader).
Anyway heLs awesome in every dorama and movie i saw him(H2, Water Boys, Byakuyakou, Taiyou no Uta, Fire Boys, Long Love Letter, Lunch no Joou, Sekai Chuushin, BOSS, Densha Otoko(movie), Sono toki wa kare ni yoroshiku, MW, Densha Otoko TV(cameo), Crows 0/Crows 0 II and Tegami). IMO his best performance in a jdorama was Saku in Sekai Chuushin, like the character or not, the delivery was great; his second best performance was Ryo from Byakuyakou, that kind of intensity canLt be done by a bad actor. My favorite character portrayed by him was the Suzuran Boss, Serizawa Tamao(the King of Beasts), from Crows 0, he looked really badass in the sequel, the kick he used to beat Urushibara Ryo was the "holy shit" momment of the movie.
His just like anime come to live, almost as beautiful as a girl, yet not loosing his masculinity!
I first saw him in Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai, thought he was a cute babyface actor until I saw him in Fireboys. He was awesome in this. That drama was very face past, action packed which I really like, and he was a such a hottie in this!! How can anyone resist!!!! He showed a range of emotions thats really shiness onscreen. He brings a gentleness to his characters.... Come to the conclusion that he is a natural born actor. I say this afterseeing a whole heep of behind the scenes from dvd of Sekai no Chuushin de Ai o Sakebu. There was some parts where he had to cry and scream, from the directors shout "Action" he went from newtral into full fledged action in vertally no time at all. His a true acting GEM.
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this guy..............just watch his stuff and then youll realise how great of an actor he is.....megumi no daigo was what i saw him in 1st....to me he carried that show for me....whenever i see him idk why but he doest look asian to me for sum reason....he became one of my faves when i saw him in a jdrama verson of my favorite anime/manga creator mitsuru adachi show H2, he played that role perfectly...then in Dragon head, he played a psycho perfectly....then in my favorite movie probably period Crows Zero he played the cool laid back thug role........if theres any actor that has a chance of beating out nagase for being my fav actor it will be yamada takayuki, he can play any role
What a actor... *_____*
I feel already sorry about that I thought about voting for him just now! I watched almost all of his dramas with him playing the main roles, but also supporting roles as lunch no queen or Long love letter.. but I habe to say he has played every great or little role so perfectly!!! But the best job he did was still Sekai no shuushin de ai o sakebu.. there my impression changed completely about him! Even though his looks is not just as hot as other bishounen.. but his acting skill is 1000x better than theirs!! That's his way to become the top!!! And don't forget him as Ryo in Byakuyaku! Saikooouuu!!!! Sasuga ichi ban yii saiyu da!!
Brilliant actor. Put up a wonderful performance in Sekachu (Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai o Sakebu) and truly desrved the best actor award for it. I will look forward to more of his work. Besides, who said that being the 'cutest' means the best actor? He might be a 'normal' looking guy.. not a really 'hottie'.. but he has amazing acting skills that deserve paying attention to. This is what you call a 'natural' when it comes to acting, those who have seen the behind the scenes of Sekachu will know that he can go from completely calm to screaming and crying right at the word 'action'. An actor to look out for.
definitely one of the most versatile actors in japan. he probably can perform any role you ask him to do. he can be funny and obnoxious like in "water boys" and he can be a very caring, loving boyfriend and cry like theres no tomorrow like in "crying out...". i must say though that his performance in "crying out..." is so amazing. i cant even believe that a person can act like that, with pure sincerity and depth. he's really a great actor and im looking forward on seeing him more on TV.
He's so good!! But I felt that the characters he portrayed in Lunch Queen and Waterboys was kind of the same, but there wasn't a huge difference in the characters anyway.
I spent a few hours looking this guy up and all I can say is I really dislike Ayase Haruka ><!! and I'm starting to dislike Satomi Ishihara even *more after seeing her in all the johnny's dramas (jealousy... ><)
I hope I find *something wrong with him or else I won't be able to take him off my mind!! :D
I first saw Yamada Takayuki in Waterboys and after that in Sekachuu, and although he has many other dramas and projects out that I haven't kept up with as yet, what I've seen so far in his acting skills is that he has natural talent. He can display a character's goofiness, seriousness and determination without any problems and he's definitely someone to continue watching out for.
first saw him in koi ga shita x3 he was great. and after watching him in other drama, he really grabbed my attention. he's one of the few young actors out there who i like. his acting is sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu is super perfect. his acting is so convincing that whenever he cried, i was crying with him!
you shouldnt miss this great young actor!
If i hear that takayuki is in a drama, i strongly consider to watch it, every drama with him makes me interested. Not only because he's damn gorgeous but also for his acting. He's absolutly one of my favoriteactors, I don't know if his looks may have something to do with it, but his expressions and everything makes the drama worth watching
I like his acting in water boys, sekai no chuusin, and h2. He is great actor, his performance in those dramas was very good, i could see the character inside him, grew strong more and more. He wasn't yamada takayuki anymore when he played his role, he could put the character into him.
GREAT JOB, Yamada-san
He is really very adorable and cute when he smiles. I have taken a liking to his eyes which can really 'speaks' or rather act. The first drama which I noticed his presence... hhmmmm.... must be waterboy 1. Since than think I have seen quite a few of his drama till now. Keep the good work up =)
My interest for Yamada started with H2, thereafter I looked all over for his doramas. The result is I'm VERY impressed with his acting skill. He's splendid in Sekachuu. I'm looking forward to more of his works and hope to see him gets even better.
Watched him at Sekachu, and he really CAN act. His acting is really wonderful, but of course, not perfect, he still have to learn more... He's not so gorgeous, but he's so cute in Sekachu! His smile and his voice are the best things in him!
This guy deserves more than 172votes here. Undeniably one of the best actors of his generation. Able to give the charm and impact to his dramas. Totally knocks off all the fangirls' actors who can't act. Just look at his choice of doramas.
first saw him in H2. He really surprised me in this role, cuz when i saw him in the first 5 min, i knew he has great talent. But seeing him in Sekai no Chuushin, proved that i was right. He truly is a great actor who deserve your vote !
This guy surely more than just a pretty face... From the sweet boy next door in Crying Out Loud, dork in Densha Otoko, Psycho in Boss, and Byakuyako. A true top notch actor in Japan... And who could forget Crow Zero... YAmada rocks!!
one of my favorite actors of all time. did a wonderful job in Sekai no Chuushin de...
Also did a great job in H2, expecially the sad moments when he was talking to Hikari. unmatched in any other drama.... Awesome Talent
He is probably my absolute favorite j-drama actor of all time. I adore him in Water Boys and H2! and from what little i've seen of Sekai no chuushin de, ai wo sakebu he proves he can make me cry as well as laugh.
how to describe him.... hmmmmm...
watch Crows Zero/Crows Zero 2... then watch Water Boys... compare
watch densha otoko movie... then watch Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu... compare
Takayuki just seems very natural and innocent in the roles he portrays...I especially liked his timid character Kankuro in Waterboys :D And I heard he's Koyuki's younger brother? O_o
Stellar performance in Byakuyakou and hilarious in the Densha Otoko movie. Besides that, his acting is somewhat subdued...it's kinda hard to describe, but nonetheless, a good actor.
I'm happy he's getting the exposure he truly deserves! He's one of the best J-actor of his time, I can't wait to watch Taiyou no Uta. He's such a gem in Sekachuu & Byakuyakou.
sooo cute in Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai Koi ga shitai, my fave chara there. watching WaterBoys right now, too bad he has to act like a dolt, but still super cute to watch ^^
This guy is really cool, I like the cool/awkward roles that he plays, and he's the same height as I am! I'm sure he's going to become a huge superstar in the near future :)
i saw him 1st time in H2. he played very well to picture a character like Kunimi who is very clumsy towards girl. looking forward to see Sekai no Chuusin and Water Boys.
Great actor! Somehow feel that he has a story to tell, even with his back facing us. Especially the part that Aki was listening to his tape while in the hospital...
Er...I don't think he's attractive or anything since I'm not gay, but he's really cool in H2. Totally different from Churasan, the only other drama I've seen him in.
Sometimes a little off and odd but overall great actor... loved waterboys... waiting to watch that lunch thingy drama... oh and plays a good teen in Long Love Letter
He's so cute and a good actor ^_^ Loved him in sekai no chuushin de and H2. He's one of those actors I just love to watch and hope to see him in more dramas soon.