Article: Top 10 Works Of Kento Yamazaki That Are A Must Watch

Kento Yamazaki is a well-known Japanese actor and model who has been in a number of television dramas and films. His remarkable acting abilities, charming appearance, and versatility in roles all contribute to his appeal. As a result, Kento Yamazaki has made a name for himself in the Japanese entertainment sector and has a devoted fan base that spans the globe. So, here is a list of his top ten works that you should watch if you are a true fan of him.

1. Death Note

The story of "Death Note" centres on Light Yagami, a smart college student who discovers the Death Note, a supernatural journal that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it. Light begins using the Death Note to kill those he believes are undeserving of life out of a desire to create a utopian world. But his activities draw the attention of a mysterious international detective known only as "L," which sets off a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game. Here, Yamazaki effortlessly brought the cryptic aura that should surround his character L, thus recreating the beloved character to perfection.

2. Your Lie In April

Kosei, a piano prodigy, is haunted by a childhood trauma that has rendered him unable to hear his piano playing. His life takes a turn when he meets Kaori, a free-spirited violinist who inspires him to return to music. Together, they navigate the complexities of their pasts and a budding romantic connection while pursuing their musical passions. Kento Yamazaki’s acting is brilliant here, for you can feel all his sorrows and pain through the screen.

3. Todome No Kiss

A mysterious woman gives Dojima Otaro, a successful but love-averse host, a haunting kiss that causes him to travel back in time by seven days each time he dies. As he struggles with this phenomenon and is made to continuously relive the past, his life takes an absurd turn. His acts were dragged into a perplexing circle of life and death by the same woman. Kento Yamazaki as Otaro adopts a charismatic role here. His seduction skills as a host are top-notch, and his subtle smirks are a delight to watch.

4. One Week Friends

Yuki Hase, a high school student, falls in love with Kaori Fujimiya, an amnesic who forgets people after a week. He starts a shared journal with her in an effort to become friends and make memories that will last. Yuki makes the decision to back off after learning the reason for Kaori's amnesia and learning about her history with a childhood friend. However, their paths cross again when Kaori remembers Yuki through a touching gesture using a French dictionary, which results in a beautiful reunion. Yamazaki did a good job as he played the bashful Hase. He made it so heart-touching that you can’t help but root for him throughout this movie.

5. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For An Otaku

Originally an online manga series produced by Fujita, this has since been successfully translated into a Japanese romantic comedy film in 2020. Fujoshi otaku Narumi Momose and game otaku Hirotaka are friends. So, while they may appear to be perfect for each other, things don't always go as planned because love is difficult for Otakus. This series blessed us with a serious Kento Yamazaki, not to mention that he with glasses was a hot combination.

6. L. DK

As Aoi Nishimori and Shusei Kugayama become neighbors, a secret friendship develops. Initially outraged by Shosei's fame, Aoi eventually develops a romantic relationship with him. Despite obstacles, they finally develop affection for one another and fall in love. Here Kento Yamazaki played a typical tsundere- one who is cold to most people but affectionate towards the one he loves. The banter he has with the female lead makes it a must-watch.

7. Orange

Naho receives letters from herself in the year 2015 informing her of Kakeru's impending suicide. She collaborates with her friends to alter the course of events and help Kakeru through his emotional challenges. The movie finishes with a touching moment that takes place in both 2015 and 2025 and features Kakeru surrounded by friends, emphasizing the importance of their relationship in averting his awful fate. Kakeru's internal conflicts between wanting to be happy and making amends kept him on edge all the time. And Kento brought life to the character's inner problems with ease.

8. Kingdom

War orphans Xin and Piao, who were sold into slavery, have aspirations of becoming great generals. After Piao is picked to serve as King Ying Zheng's body-double, Xin is compelled to leave. In order to defeat political foes and realize their shared aim of uniting China during the Warring States period, Xin finally teams up with Ying Zheng. If Kingdom being a blockbuster doesn’t compel you enough to watch this historical movie, then Yamazaki as Xin should be enough reason to sit through this movie series.

9. Good Doctor

In this series, Kento Yamazaki takes on the role of Minato Shindo, a brilliant but socially challenged paediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. The series delves into his journey as he overcomes biases and challenges within a hospital's paediatric surgery department. It highlights the themes of acceptance, understanding, and the significance of neurodiversity in the medical world. Yamazaki’s acting was admirable here, as he made the struggles of an autistic paediatric surgeon beautifully explicit.

10. Alice In Borderland

The last one in this series is the latest and the most well-known work of the actor. Arisu, the main character, gets taken to the Borderland where he embarks on a journey to the real world with his pals while participating in death games. Kento as Arisu amazingly portrays his emotions as a genius but is still scared of losing his friends, thus making him a human. His chemistry with Tao Tsuchiya sizzled well, and his playing a character who is almost ten years younger than him is a testament to his brilliance as an actor.