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03 August 2014 @ 11:09 am
[Trans] Kame camera - Vol.40 To secure  
Kame Camera reached no.40, plus 3 specials! ^__^

For this volume... get ready for a lot of "mental table-flipping" (as scorch66 commented) XD Welcome to Kamenashi's super complicate world~
This is the issue that includes the "I'm not tsundere, I'm merely mean" xD He talks a lot about love too. I also included some tweets from Maquia staff this time, so please have a look to those too! ♥

KAME CAMERA

What's the scenery of the bottom of the heart that Kamenashi Kazuya's lens reflects?

Vol.40 つなぎとめる To secure

「By living selfishly and honestly you retain the personality, and it becomes a technique to secure love.」

kamecamera40


The live at the end of last year and the event at the beginning of the year were a precious time for us too. We're thinking about many ways to communicate more closely with everyone for the tour starting from July. I want even people who have never been to a Johnny's concert to come!


End of last year. The first countdown live for KAT-TUN started with an unprecedented “greeting”. We wanted to convey, without using the mass media, the fact that the second member since debut left the group and that we made everyone feel worried. We hadn't decided what to say beforehand. The words “we won't hide our past” are words that naturally came to me the instant I faced the hall. I can't behave with the people who came to support us as if the past in which we were six has never happened. It was unconscious, but maybe I was exposing myself because I wanted to get closer to everyone, because I wanted to tie our hearts.


I want to enjoy casual encounters more than having them set up


The feelings of wanting to draw the person I like close to me, of wanting to secure love, becomes a strong power. It's valid both for work and private. In my case, I expose everything of myself and face the people I like without lying. I feel the person in front of my eyes and have a single session with him/her. This is because I think that a match held with bare words and expressions surely has more energy. I completely destroy all the preestabilished harmony. For example, during lives too, if when I pass by I feel the audience wants me to turn to them, I won't (laughs) From time to time there are days I answer to the expectations too. But if it's always the same it becomes boring, doesn't it?

About my private life, that's the same reason for which I don't make promises with people and don't create plans as much as I can. I mean, anything is more touching if it's by chance, and it becomes more entertaining. For me, even when hanging out with people, the “now!” is everything. Encounters are the same. I absolutely don't desire to meet new people after having someone set it up for me intentionally. But if I'm said by chance when I'm eating with friends, “can I bring someone who wants to meet Kame-chan?” I answer, “If it's now, it's OK.” Romantic love is the same. Once there's a girl I'm interested in, in the case that the “I want to meet now!” feeling matches, I continue. On the contrary, if I'm said “Now it's impossible” I end up stepping back. I'm selfish (laughs) But that's how much I am in love with the accident that happens in the now, right in this moment.

Just, about romantic love, I have the feeling of wanting to draw her closer, but I have never created strategies to bait someone. I think I'm the type who frankly presses the girl he likes, “What are you doing? What are you doing? I want to see you.” On the contrary, if the girl takes the initiative and asks, “when can we meet?” I end up answering, “I'm busy” (laughs). I'm not tsundere. I'm merely mean. There's also the fact that I want to see her reaction when I do that. If I analyze it calmly, I think I'm a selfish man (laughs) But you know, in my case, it's a selfishness born after carefully reflecting again and again. There are two reasons behind it. First, it's because I think that if I'm not selfish, I'm a boring man. Destroying the preestabilished harmony, going out for a date without plans, acting and talking ad libitum, are all one form of entertainment. I'm having fun too, but it's also a special service towards the other party. Then, it's also a presentation like, “This is how I am, what do you think?”  Second, it's because, in case of love, I don't want to be seen as a good person. It's a message, “it won't go as planned, I wonder if it's okay for you?” (laughs)

In order to secure the person drawn closer, there is the fact of being influenced by that person and to assimilate. But on the other side, I think there's also the fact of absolutely not entrusting all of yourself to the other party. I have the feeling that love cools down the moment I feel that I’ve completed that person. Also, in order not to end up like that, I think that being honest to yourself and living selfishly retains that person's personality and becomes a technique to secure love.


Kame’s fixed point of observation
The day before the photoshoot we decided to celebrate, with a surprise, one of Kame Camera’s staff member whose kid was born. Despite being in the middle of the recording and thus being very busy, Kamenashi-kun said, “I'll go and buy the present myself!” The present was a small silver spoon of a certain popular brand! Of course it is rare and cute, but it's also something that can surely be used for the “okuizome” [*] The staff were deeply moved by the love and the exquisite sense. “I was in doubt of what would have been good, but I'm happy it was appreciated~!”
By Maquia
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NOTES
[*] Okuizome, “first meal”, it's a ceremony hold on the 100th day after birth. Since it's the period babies start having their first teeth, it's a ceremony that prays for the newborn's health and good relationship with food, and imitates a small dinner.



About this issue: this staff tweet: The song he was recording is “my every time”. Staff were moved by his beautiful voice and power of concentration in recording the song in a short span of time, with the English pronounciation and the chorus’ various tones.
The journalist tweet: She says the article begins with talking about what she defines "the true intent behind those too honest words said at the beginning of last year's live"; she reveals that during this song recording, he joked a bit faking entering the recording booth for some times; that he was a really handsome man in speaking his mind directly to the recording staff while enjoying it. She concludes: “he is multifaceted but he's not double-faced.”


 
 
 
orange: Kame and his Cupgenie17 on August 3rd, 2014 09:29 am (UTC)
Thank you for this!
Kame says he is not tsundere but the way how he says he's going to treat a girl sounds so tsundere. Idk. He is complicated as he says. lol. I also have this feeling that he is more of a person who lives in the present. He's someone who enjoys the spontaneity of things.
loveturtle2302: pic#122275959loveturtle2302 on August 3rd, 2014 09:31 am (UTC)
thank you for the translate .
awwwww kame , he is so fgsndgdndjf ..
the way he treat the others and being so selfish ...
aaahhhhhh its makes me love him more :D
chained_akame: Bemchained_akame on August 3rd, 2014 09:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for this :) It was really sweet and cute to read this, I laughed so much at the "I'm not tsundere. I'm merely mean." part XD
celyn_jocelyn_jo on August 3rd, 2014 09:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for the translation. LOL at Kame being a tsundere, but according to him, he's not(?). xD

I want to enjoy casual encounters more than having them set up <---
Ah, Kame~ It makes me happy that I share the same opinion on meeting people.
Arina Rain: kame_adorbs!eevaleena on August 3rd, 2014 09:52 am (UTC)
I'm not tsundere. I'm merely mean.

Oh, Kame-chan <3 I wonder if you took lesson from Ryo-chan ;p

“he is multifaceted but he's not double-faced.”

Ok. Somehow, THIS is what I thought of him all along. I know he's not fake, never fake, but... I couldn't find the right words for it. And this is more than accurate (thanks journalist-san!) I kinda noticed it because I feel like Kame is very similar to myself. Multifaceted, but NOT double-face ^^

Thanks again for translating! *shove virtual cookies*
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame Flamesiside89 on September 2nd, 2014 11:35 am (UTC)
*takes virtual cookies* Thank you~ *-*

I reeeeally liked that comment by the journalist! It's the perfect sum-up of Kame. And I believe her words since she's working with him every month for this serial since years :) "multifaceted but not double-faced" is also the best compliment anyone can do to a person, in my opinion. And I'm so glad Kame seems to be such a person. ^_^
This comment should be read by anti-fans too
bellak1982bellak1982 on August 3rd, 2014 10:01 am (UTC)
You just have to love him <3

Thank you for translating Isi
Grazie mille @):-
Natsu4koori on August 3rd, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thank u! ♥
moveslikekame: kame - ruined my lifemoveslikekame on August 3rd, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
I've had this tab open for hours but for some reason I couldn't start reading it until much later lol XD Kame camera feels like such a huge force that is Kamenashi and his deep thoughts and reflections that hits you every month that I need time to sit and calm down and read and understand. At least to me it feels like that XD

Before anything else this "In my case, I expose everything of myself and face the people I like without lying." and this "I think there's also the fact of absolutely not entrusting all of yourself to the other party." Uhh Kamenashi I'm confused? @_@

He's really happy with things happening spontaneously. Meeting new people also if I recall correctly also with travelling to another place/country.

"Once there's a girl I'm interested in, in the case that the “I want to meet now!” feeling matches, I continue. On the contrary, if I'm said “Now it's impossible” I end up stepping back." This man is never going to get a girlfriend!! *slapped* *kicked* *bricked*

"“This is how I am, what do you think?” Second, it's because, in case of love, I don't want to be seen as a good person. It's a message, “it won't go as planned, I wonder if it's okay for you?”" I loved this part. It's like he's saying it's not just being seen as a good person he's letting the other party see that he doesn't need to say or do particular things just to be liked and by doing this he'd know just how much of himself is accepted by a person he liked imo. (Not sure if I make sense sorry m(_ _)m)


Thanks for translating Isi~ ♥ Otsukame~
saharasnow82: Kamesaharasnow82 on August 4th, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
I reread those two sections and this is how I have understood what Kame was saying.

In my case, I expose everything of myself and face the people I like without lying.

I feel like he is saying that with the person he is with he would be like, “Here I am. This is me. Take it or leave it.”

...I think there's also the fact of absolutely not entrusting all of yourself to the other party .
The second quote is a little harder to explain, but if you look at what he says right before it makes slightly understandable.

In order to secure the person drawn closer, there is the fact of being influenced by that person and to assimilate.

I see Kame stating that if he is in a relationship he is going to be cautious in how he exposes himself to his partner in order to avoid that person losing parts of herself. He will let her know that there are x,y and z parts of him but not in a way where it would influence her personality especially to the point where she would feel “complete.” The moment one is complete the passion would fizzle. I think Kame wants a relationship where it is two people living, loving, working, changing and growing.
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame Flamesiside89 on September 2nd, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
he is going to be cautious in how he exposes himself to his partner in order to avoid that person losing parts of herself
This, absolutely ^^ At least this is how I read that part too. Which is actually quite a nice thing to do. There are too many people who want the partner to change and become like himself/herself, and that's not right. Saying like that, Kame's actually being very very mature. Which leads to what you said, I think Kame wants a relationship where it is two people living, loving, working, changing and growing, which is the best relationship ever. Thus... very difficult to achieve, sadly. But that's the ideal I aspire too, so I see what Kame is saying ^^

Thank you for this nice comment! I feel like the message was conveyed through the translation ^o^
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Doppio Kameiside89 on September 2nd, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)
At first reading, he does sound like he's saying the opposite things in two different paragraphs XD; (and yes, he's a bit selfish. But at least he realizes it xD)

I think it's like this: he doesn't lie to the people he trusts/the partner. And he does admit that for a relationship to go smoothly there's a certain amount of "becoming similar" (=assimilate in that meaning, taking sides of the other party and the other party takes sides of you). But for both your and the other party's sake, it's necessary to keep individual unchanged sides of yourself (he says "retain that person's personality" too, not only his own). So I guess he's applying what he thinks it's good for himself to the other party too. Which is quite nice imo. Also I agree with him: if you start being the splitted image of your boyfriend/girlfriend... it's actually boring, to be honest xD
I don't know if I explained myself correctly @_@ this is only my opinion though xD

by doing this he'd know just how much of himself is accepted by a person he liked imo.
Yes you made sense! And I totally agree with you, and with Kame in this.

Arigatou~ ^_^/
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on August 3rd, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translating this.

You are right Kame is really complicated. I need a moment to gather my thoughts on Mr. Mean-but-not-tsundere.
saharasnow82: Yuichisaharasnow82 on August 4th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
The more I read over this the more I wonder if part of Kame's behaviors has developed not solely out of his affinity for spontaneity but also because he is a Johnny.

How many girls does he meet that just want to be with him because he is an idol and have fallen in love with the idea of Kamenashi Kazuya? If he pushes and pushes,the ones that are not really in it for him will give up and move on to the next celebrity.

Just a thought.
crism79: KAT-TUN Kame looking backcrism79 on August 3rd, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you a lot for the translation :))

peak223peak223 on August 3rd, 2014 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for translating :)

sighhhh Kame is such a pain. It must be a wonder woman to be Kamenashi's life partner.
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on August 4th, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
thanks a lot for the trans :)
abyssinian13abyssinian13 on August 4th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
thanks for translating and sharing!!

NITSNithyaSKrishnan on August 4th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
Kame is so complex... thats how even after 40 volumes he can still surprise us...Love him..Thanks Isi
sanneloveskt: pic#122292770sanneloveskt on August 4th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
Ohhhh ahhhh...Kame you have a twisted brain.《¿¡》
Thanks for your work and sharing it.
sunakoyuesunakoyue on August 4th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this translation. I love to read them, although I still cannot figure Kame out. I think that is one of the reasons I will always <3 him :D

Oh, and this part "On the contrary, if the girl takes the initiative and asks, “when can we meet?” I end up answering, “I'm busy”" was so hilarious! That is so Kame :D
spirit_diamond: kame rayspirit_diamond on August 4th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
thank you!
josie_annjosie_ann on August 4th, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation.
abjc: pic#109128183abjc on August 6th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you Isi! *__*

"I'm not tsundere. I'm merely mean. "
*sigh* yes, we know, Kame! really how much more do-S can you be? XDDDD I was not surprised by this sentence at all XDDD

"She concludes: “he is multifaceted but he's not double-faced.”"
Thank you, thank you,thank you, dear journalist!
Every time I read someone saying he is fake I feel like I'm going to explode! Kame is complicated person but he is definitely not double-faced!

awwww He bought a gift for the baby *~* <3333333 yep, that's Kame <3
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame winkiside89 on September 2nd, 2014 11:43 am (UTC)
His sense for presents amazes me!! A present for the baby that will surely be used, so not only a pretty cute and classy present, but useful! He does think about the receiver when he buys something, it's so nice! ^_^
You're welcome ^^
peachturtlexoadamsheroin on August 6th, 2014 10:55 am (UTC)
Just dropping by to say an immense thank you for all your translations, especially the Kame Camera ones. You choose the most beautiful words and it's a pleasure to read (and somehow get to know a bit of the real Kamenashi through) your posts. I know it's a difficult language to translate from, so all the congratulations for making everything sound so good in English. Thank you once again <3
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Tomodachi-bu/友達部iside89 on August 7th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
Awwww thank you! Your message is so sweet, I'm moved ♥
He has an interesting way of expressing his thoughts, he's not the easiest to translate and sometimes he uses unusual words, so I'm happy I can convey it with my translation! Reading comments of people appreciating both the translation and its content really makes me feel I am doing something right in spending so much time over them.
So thank you too for this lovely comment! ^_^v
KK: Kame-chanblahblah on August 9th, 2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!!
Guga Shalala: {亀} Meganettalktomesoftly on August 11th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation! :D/
This was an interesting Kame Camera :>
Forever-Late Girl: kameballdori_liv on August 14th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
For example, during lives too, if when I pass by I feel the audience wants me to turn to them, This is the second time recently I've heard him stating that he wants to do what's not expected. Which I love because he spent so long when he was younger trying to be what (he thought) everyone else wanted him to be, and trying to live up to what everyone wanted.

And sort of in contrast to that, I think I'm the type who frankly presses the girl he likes, is a trait of his he's talked about before - how he's the type to go for the person he likes. And I love seeing the ways he changes and grows as well as the traits he has that remain ♥

Second, it's because, in case of love, I don't want to be seen as a good person. It's a message, “it won't go as planned, I wonder if it's okay for you?” This whole section sounds like he wants to 'test' the person, to see how much of his bad side they will accept, or something. Or to see how far their interest in him stretches. Not sure if I said that well :/

gah - I want to see more of Kame in a recording studio. One of their makings off's (can't remember which because my brain doesn't work that way) had a bit of that stuff and I was asddfg

Thanks for translating :)

Edit: ohoh, and, vol.40 and 3 specials - it's about time they put together a Kame Camera complete collection *puppyeyes at johnny or whoever* Both the words and pictures of this series are so beautiful.

I hope you don't get emails for comment edits :/

Edited at 2014-08-14 01:41 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame Flamesiside89 on September 2nd, 2014 11:41 am (UTC)
It seems I do, but don't worry lol xD

Actually, talking from personal experience too, nowadays it is so difficult to find boys who straightforwardly "press" the girl and positively ask to meet etc. Many of them think "that's not manly!" - which is a stupid thing imo, "manly" isn't defined by being harsh or cold toward your girlfriend <.< And by how Kame talks about being "manly", he understood that manhood is shown in way many other different (and better) ways. Proud of him! ♥ He should stop to make us fall for him lol

And I totally understood and agree with your second paragraph! I also think he wants to test the girl not only to see if she's ready to accept his whimsical self, but also his "idol lifestyle" which limits his freedom of act. Totally comprehensible.

and YES please another behind-the-stage recoding making pleeeease ;__;

^^v
Forever-Late Girl: kameballdori_liv on September 2nd, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
And by how Kame talks about being "manly", he understood that manhood is shown in way many other different (and better) ways. His whole outlook on life and, well, most things, is just so asdffgghj

YES, he should stop making us fall for him! Sometimes I have to just asdfghj THIS MAN ACTUALLY EXISTS!

/Kame to perfect for words
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 30th, 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
She concludes: “he is multifaceted but he's not double-faced.”

Wow, a huge compliment!

And lol, Kame really is mean. God bless his partner XD

Thanks for this.