(From left) Yuko Takeuchi, Akashi Takei and Shidou Nakamura in a still from Be With You (2004). (From left) Yuko Takeuchi, Akashi Takei and Shidou Nakamura in a still from Be With You (2004).
(From left) Yuko Takeuchi, Akashi Takei and Shidou Nakamura in a still from Be With You (2004).

Yuko Takeuchi’s five best films: remembering the popular Japanese actress, found dead at 40

  • Actress played a detective in TV series Strawberry Night, appeared in J-horror Ring and was a versatile performer in romantic, horror and dramatic roles
  • Takeuchi was found dead by at her Tokyo home in an apparent suicide. Her death follows the recent suicides of performers Sei Ashina and Haruma Miura

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
(From left) Yuko Takeuchi, Akashi Takei and Shidou Nakamura in a still from Be With You (2004). (From left) Yuko Takeuchi, Akashi Takei and Shidou Nakamura in a still from Be With You (2004).
(From left) Yuko Takeuchi, Akashi Takei and Shidou Nakamura in a still from Be With You (2004).
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