Sweet Rain

Anyone that knows me knows that one of my favorite actors in the world is Takeshi Kaneshiro...and surely if you have seen any of his movies, you are a fan as well. I think it's safe to say he is the Johnny Depp of Asia?! He is definitely one of the most versatile actors I have ever seen... it's too bad in a way that he does not want to be a "western" film actor, he would probably be very big in the USA, but I respect him for wanting to remain faithful to Asia as well. At the moment I am trying to find his latest film, Sweet Rain, on dvd ...I don't think the english subtitled version is out yet though :( How much longer will I have to wait?! That's one of the bad things about being a fan of asian cinema...waiting for the US releases {boo}. But, this movie is a must have since I have managed to collect all of his films thus far, and this one has a dark theme to it which I tend to love.
Here is the trailer with English subs from you tube:

Synopsis of the film from amazon.com :

"Sweet Rain" is the recent most popular movie in Asia. The story is about the life of a handsome shinigami (Japanese for "death god") whose sole purpose in life is to be the deciding factor between those who die in the mortal world and those who deserve to survive. Over the years he has barely ever met anyone whose life he has spared, and his outlook on human beings is one of disinterest. The only thing he likes about the mortal world is music. However, that is all about to change when one day the shinigami meets a young woman...

It is hard to say which of his films are my favorite, so I will list my top 5

If you'd like to know more about Takeshi, these websites have the best info:

*And did I mention he is the new face for Armani? Move over David Beckham! Stay tuned for the winter ads coming to a magazine near you...