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18 March 2012 @ 06:02 pm
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.14 Manhood  
Highlights:
-What is the difference between manhood and femininity for Kame.
-Kame's sudden transformation into a woman (?)
-Kame's model of manhood (I bet you can guess who's he talking about).
-Kame's type of woman.
-...and more xD


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

Vol.14 男らしさ MANHOOD

「Femininity is expressed by appearance, but manhood can’t be anything but the inside. I think that it’s the sense of responsibility and the combative heart more than muscles.」

kamekamera14


When the drama filming ends too, we can go drinking with calm. Without meaning to, last day just men stayed to drink till such an hour. Moreover we started at 6pm (laughs). Compared to the graceful “steadiness” of women, men are the naughty “movement”.


Just a thing about the time I played the part of a youkai ningen [*] in the drama till last month. Also for the sake of creating the character I decided to make [my] “humanity” thinner, so I carefully used make up or shaved body hair. Then I became something strange, my look was rapidly becoming a feminine look. A feminine outward appearance can’t be born with a mere natural body. Since it is also born from a “creating process”, in a certain meaning it isn’t human, or better, I think it is something that becomes closer to a youkai (laughs). Polishing oneself with beauty and make-up, dressing stuff that you can’t wear without a sense of nervousness like miniskirt or high heels. But that difficulty gives birth to a graceful femininity. Such a femininity is easy to express just with the “look”, on the other side what we call “manhood”, I think that it’s nothing but the “inside”. More than the body sculpture, it’s the strength of the spirit. The combative essence, a courage that carries responsibility, the determination to protect people dear to you… if there aren’t these qualities, it doesn’t matter how much you smooth your appearance over, as a man you’re nothing, right?

Kamenashi Kazuya has the heart of a man, the body is a man’s body too, and also my love direction is the one of a normal man (laughs). But normally I am not conscious of something like “I want to behave manly”, and my antenna promptly reacts to things concerning women interests too. I am often said “during concerts you do feminine dance and movements”, but that’s because normally I admire the beauty of women’s gestures or movements. I absorb them unconsciously and they come out as expressions, I guess. Also the fact that I like typical feminine stuff like cosmetics or aroma, it’s because it looks simply very interesting and it feels good. For this reason I’m interested in what the actresses who work with me carry around, and in the dressing room we usually have girl’s talks (laughs). Probably talking like this there are people thinking “you aren’t manly. Although you’re a man”, but I don’t mind. I simply want to enjoy what I like, both cars and beauty, as I please. I always want to be neutral towards stuff I find wonderful or interesting, without paying attention to how people see me.


People that outside are frank like a man but at home enjoy their femininity are great


In the end, I think that fascinating people have no relation with being a man or a woman, and speaking about people that fascinate me, they have somehow a sort of “neutral/in between” charm. When I’m asked “Who is a man you like?”, it’s always Johnny Depp, without fail. More than a macho body form, a body with a slender muscularity and also with a slight carelessness is better. Both the sensitivity and the gestures possess a somewhat feminine allure. Someone who doesn’t insist on his masculinity on the outside but that you can rely on at the crucial moment; whose work manners follows his principles and who’s a frank man… in my opinion, such a man is a good man. The same goes for women. I like people who have a sort of neutral/in between nature. More that someone that pulls off the woman nature just outside, I like people who make me feel, in a good meaning, their manhood. I am charmed by women that have a serenity that doesn’t mind little things, who have the steadiness of someone who carries a burden or an independence that doesn’t require to be spoilt like a child. Actually, isn’t this kind of people secretly keeping inside themselves a cute woman? They composedly keep an interesting conversation, but actually on the love side they’re pure and naïve (laughs). Even though their fashion is rough, lingerie and negligée are incredibly elaborate. Even though when they go to eat outside they are like “wherever we go is OK!”, at home they’re very skilled cookers and plainly do housework. On the contrary, I wonder if aren’t those who vigorously try to appeal keeping showing a sort of femininity the ones who live in a slipshod way… but this is just my conjecture (laughs).

In short, both men and women, wonderful people are “still waters run deep”. [**] Aren’t exactly those people who enjoy their masculinity or femininity just for themselves and not for someone else’s sake the genuine ones?

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Kame’s fixed point of observation
Exactly as it’s written in the text, Kamenashi-kun is expert about girl’s matters to the point to exchange opinions about beauty with the female staff in charge of the serial corner. Saying “My dressing room is like an actress’ one! (laughs)” in the picture he shows us there are aroma candles, Nano steamer [***], skin care goods with beautiful bottles. “Skin care too, products for women improves your feelings even just looking at them”, his heart is completely a girl one! “Since I’m capricious, things to rise up my mood are essential. Moreover since I am fickle, I always look for fresh new information. Ladies, please take care of me! (laughs)”
By Maquia

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Notes
[*] Youkai ningen = humanoid monster. He's referring to the drama "Youkai Ningen Bem" he's starred in.
[**] This saying literally translates as “intelligent hawk conceals its talon”.
[***] I don’t have idea of how this thing ナノスチーマー is translated in English since I couldn’t find something similar in a language different to Japanese (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s something used just in Japan XDD) but it’s basically this Panasonic stuff, used for skin care (this). It was also in the Panasonic Christmas Campaign last year.

Side note about “neutral/in between” charm". This is a word I'd normally translate as neutral, indeed, but since he's talking about gender, I think the meaning is indeed "a charm that's not masculine nor feminine, or both of them". Just my guess though. :)

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I understand where Kame comes from, but I don’t really like what he said here about "masculine" and "feminine" difference. Anyway... as Johnny Depp huge fan, I'm also happy when Kame talks about him~ xD
PLEASE, don't steal this translation re-posting it without credits, and link to this entry!
Moreover, if you want to retranslate, CREDIT this LJ for the first JP->EN translation please!
 
 
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tim_1201tim_1201 on March 18th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
This made me love love love Kame more!!! Kame has such freedom to do whatever he likes and don't care what others might say.

Thanks for sharing! \ε(♥⌣♥)з/
subete wo tsutsumi kimi wo aisu yo // Lisa Nougatlisanougatcoins on March 18th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
How can I sleep with this waiting for me XD LOVE YOU ISI!
But I shall abstain until I get my exam results tomorrow *hugs*
Shall follow this comment up!
laniechan_desulaniechan_desu on March 18th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing and for translating it isi-san! :)

UWAAAAAA. I REALLY LIKE THIS VOL14.

KAME IS REALLY A MAN! well, i always think of him as one, though he really has this feminine side in him. i mean, there's always a feminine side in every man, same goes with women, we also have a boyish side in us. :)

i like how KAME see things, in a neutral way. he's very an observant person. thats a good quality. i think he really is exercising empathy. :) like he tries to see or understand the feelings of both sexes. :D
chained_akame: KameMorichained_akame on March 18th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Another glorious interview of Kame <3 He will never fail to mesmerize me with his way of thinking and his opinions on different things...also,yay for Johnny Depp :)

thank you for sharing this^^
supernaduhsupernaduh on March 18th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
I think I get why you disapproved of Kame's views on masculinity and femininity. As far as this article goes, feminine = externalities/ primping, and masculinity = essence.

Or not, and I'm seriously just lacking sleep. But ngl, that remark of yours jolted me :D
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Ueda doesn't approveiside89 on March 18th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
that remark of yours jolted me :D
Why? xD I wonder why people think Kamefans never disapprove Kame...? I mean, we sometimes do! xD

Pinpon~ Yes, it's more or less what I've felt from this essay's incipit :P He saved his point of view at last saying that he prefers not-shallow girls but women with a "manly" sense of responsibility. I also said that I understand why he says this because I know Japanese men's way of thinking and I've seen Japanese girls, so I get what disappoints Kame. Still, I don't approve the incipit message. xD;;

But funny enough, Volume 15 partly changes what he's said now (comment about inner beauty in women). It's like vol.15 completes vol.14. So... I hereby declare I don't understand this man anymore xD
supernaduhsupernaduh on March 18th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
But this is my first time seeing this from you ELLE OH ELLE :D I kid :D

So I did get what you mean :P And true, it's the Japanese-ness that's getting in the way, which I don't blame him for. But wow, I felt like I decoded him for some reason LOL *SHOT*

I tolds y'all he's a bag of contradictions :D
your friendly neighborhood Isiiside89 on March 18th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Because I generally agree with what he says in Maquia xD We share many ideas and points of view about a lot of stuff. But we sometimes disagree, and this is one of those xD But true, I tend to *complain* about him in other places, so it may sound unusual to someone ^^'''
LOL congrats for decoding Kame's complex mind~ xDDD and yes, can't blame Kame for his cultural background. ^^'
scorch66: feelscorch66 on March 18th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
I love this Maquia so much fhdsjkfhdskj It's like everything we know and have talked put in Kame's own words.

feminine outward appearance can’t be born with a mere natural body. Since it is also born from a “creating process”
I like how he says this, how 'femininity' is a construct. It's not the be-all-end-all for women but something society has created and a category anyone can fall into if they try.

Probably talking like this there are people thinking “you aren’t manly. Although you’re a man”, but I don’t mind. I simply want to enjoy what I like, both cars and beauty, as I please. I always want to be neutral towards stuff I find wonderful or interesting, without paying attention to how people see me
YOU GO, BB. so much love and admiration for you ♥♥♥♥

I am charmed by women that have a serenity that doesn’t mind little things, who have the steadiness of someone who carries a burden or an independence that doesn’t require to be spoilt like a child.
Love, love, love.

One of my favourite Maquias so far. Thank you so much for translating this, Isi ♥
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on March 18th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
LOL I wonder why the one that may probably become my least favourite has become the favourite of so many people? XD;;;
I think that "feminine=outward appearance" is limiting female possibility. I consider "real women" those mothers who can skillfully carry on both family and work, who devote themselves to their beloved ones. I was kinda disappointed that he made these values fall under only the "manhood" label. Yes, he sort of changed that point toward the end and I appreciate that he prefers exactly those women I'd call Women (with "W"). Still the first declaration kinda left me a bitter taste... :/ As I said, I know why Kame said this. But it kinda made me sad that he didn't make the following step in his reasoning :( he says he likes that kind of women, but it makes it sound like those women have a "manly" side, while I'd consider it the "real" femininity. Well, can't blame him for his cultural background~
/SO at the end I'm forgiving him as always~ xD/

I'm rambling~ xD Well, this is what I like about Kame camera issues, they make you think about many stuff through Kame's words... in a way or another :)

Edited at 2012-03-18 07:03 pm (UTC)
scorch66: feelscorch66 on March 18th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
I think it's because the words hold diff meanings for us. he says he likes that kind of women, but it makes it sound like those women have a "manly" side, while I'd consider it the "real" femininity.

To me, femininity =/= being a women, it's only an generalized association. I'm a woman and I don't consider myself very feminine. I hate it when guys go 'girls have to be xx or else they're not feminine' as if being pretty and delicate is are our essence, because that's how society views femininity. Kame, however, is saying that femininity is a creation and not something someone is naturally born with; it's not gender specific. Men can be feminine just as women can be masculine and in the end, we're all a bit of both. Psychologically, we're androgynous and he's fascinated by ppl who embrace that.
Feminine and masculine both have other conotations, but imo they are also both based on physical appearances in the end. They're both stereotypes and while Kame delves deeper on the masculine aspect without going deeper on the feminine, I think that's more because he can identify himself with the first; it doesn't necessarily mean he's discounting the latter. And I choose to belive this simply because, just as you said "I consider "real women" those mothers who can skillfully carry on both family and work, who devote themselves to their beloved ones." -> I've heard Kame say variants of this before, esp in regards to his mother.

/rambles back hfjdskdk

Edited at 2012-03-18 07:22 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on March 18th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
At the end, we share the same opinion; and as you explained, I/we share Kame's point of view at the end of the story, just I guess we simply disagree on the way Kame put it :) Indeed, the theme was "manhood" (or, for a literal translation, "what is man-like/what is considered proper of a man") so of course he had to end the comment about "what is considered proper of a woman" in just some lines. If you see the word translation like this, he was just following the theme. One of the reasons I admire him is exactly because he shows respect for every human being independently from gender. This is why I was :( at the first lines because as you said, knowing other declarations by him, I'd have expected him to say something like "everyone think this is 'femininity', but I think it's not". He simply confirms it, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt because indeed the theme is man, not woman, and he's talking as a man carrying a (partly) different PoV from all other Japanese men.
This doesn't mean that I love Kame less or I think he's mysogyn, LOL, because it would be false and it would be a wronge reading: the final message is "Men can be feminine just as women can be masculine and in the end, we're all a bit of both. Psychologically, we're androgynous and he's fascinated by ppl who embrace that". Just, when I started reading I was expecting a certain development of the topic that it didn't appear :) I would also be wrong if I discarded this essay just for this reason, lol~ I am not so naive yet.

Beside that, in fact, I deeply admire how he continues on his path, liking whatever he wants just for his own satisfaction, independently by other people's opinion. And I love him for keeping giving such a strong message in every Maquia: live for yourself, never be afraid of other people's stereotyped opinion, just feel in peace with yourself.
i should collect all these messages and read them every time I feel depressed, lol~ xD

*hugs*

Edited at 2012-03-18 07:59 pm (UTC)
scorch66: feelscorch66 on March 18th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
*nods* The way he's using the word feminine is the way the world uses it, not in the transformed way women are beginning to use but in the stereotypical way, yet at the same time, he's extending that stereotype for both genders which men rarely do lol and I love that. "One of the reasons I admire him is exactly because he shows respect for every human being independently from genre." basically this ♥
And good point about the topic, since it was focused on 'manhood' this still makes me laugh #prudeclub it makes sense he would expound more on that aspect while touching briefly on the feminine part. I think all men are misogynists, one way or another (being raised in a sexist world, it's difficult to expect otherwise), but I srsly doubt Kame's level of discrimination is high. He's too contradictory and complex to think in black&white.
Love yourself~♪ -> his motto (after 'live freely' ofc xDD)

♥♥♥

Edited at 2012-03-18 08:16 pm (UTC)
La Fee Verteabsinthe1213 on March 18th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
oh kame...
how are you so adorable...

he really loves pulling our tails, so to speak...
Silviaylunio on March 18th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Ok, questo valume di Maquia suona COSI' Giapponese XD
Soprattutto all'inizio, quando Kame parla dell'importanza dell'apparenza per le donne, e della forza dell'uomo che, invece, risiede al suo interno, nel suo carattere. È un po' deprimente.
Ma che la società giapponese sia fondamentalmente maschilista si sa e fare finta che non sia così è piuttosto ipocrita.
Alla fine quando Kame dice che preferisce persone che siano nella "via di mezzo", in un certo senso, non parla anche di se stesso? Lui si occupa del suo aspetto esteriore come farebbe una donna, ma ha il cuore di un uomo.
E thumbs up per Johnny Depp! <3
bellemelodybellemelody on March 18th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
thank you very much for translation!
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on March 18th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation.

I’m kind of torn on this one. I really appreciate Kame for being all about acting in the way that suits him best regardless of the gender labels associated with those actions. But then on the other hand he still seems to place some value in those gender classifications. I guess that something that has been taught to you from an early age is not easily changed or removed. It would make sense considering he is one of four boys, the lessons of the “difference” between boys and girls were probably running around his house since before he was born. Doesn’t make me like it any better but at least I can accept its origins.

Then he kinda makes it okay again by saying that he appreciates a woman that walks on both sides of the gender line by exhibiting “masculine” and “feminine” qualities. I say “kinda” because he is labeling actions into gender roles.

At the end of the day I may not always agree with him but at least he writes what’s on his mind and for that I will support him.

As I wrote this comment I realized that I can turn this whole thing into a gender studies essay. No matter how many years pass since I graduated college the lessons I learned have still remained with me. Money well spent.

Edited at 2012-03-18 07:52 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Bemiside89 on March 18th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it, this essay comes exactly in a period I am studying culture and gender stereotypes in Japan. (This also explains why I reacted in such a torn way to this essay too; I can't read it as a normal interview to my favourite idol anymore ^^')

Then he kinda makes it okay again by saying that he appreciates a woman that walks on both sides of the gender line by exhibiting “masculine” and “feminine” qualities. I say “kinda” because he is labeling actions into gender roles.
Oh, thank you for putting into words what I wasn't able to say in my crappy English just 2 comments above~ XD

As a side question, so you've gender studies as background? That is very interesting. And yes, indeed, these are those moments you think "money well spent" :)

Edited at 2012-03-18 08:06 pm (UTC)
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on March 18th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
No problem. Different experience lend to different methods of expressions.

Yes I did take gender studies courses in college. Quite a few in fact: women in American History, gender in the workplace, gender in the media, women in the Bible, and a few more. Those classes have ruined me for the rest of my life, LOL. The concepts and ideas I learned in school really shade the way I interpret things, such as Kame’s essay. Many a Sunday dinner at my Grandparents’ house got quite heated because I would go off on some kind of gender inequality rant.

And like I said before, I don’t hold what he wrote completely against him. I don’t think he could have expressed himself in any other way. He’s writing about manhood, how else is he supposed to talk about something like this as a male idol. Also if he tried to fully go into social mores (more college words hahaha) regarding gender the whole damn thing would have turned into some kind of scholarly journal article rather than a magazine piece. If you look at it, him kind of explaining “masculinity” and “femininity” as created ideas already used up a good chunk of print. Imagine if he really went into it.

Speaking of this being a magazine piece. How deep should we really expect him to go? How many of the people reading this article actually has any exposure to gender studies? How many people are actually paying attention to the implications in the types of words he is using? (I don’t mean the last two questions in a demeaning way. I am asking in the general sense.) So how many people would actually be reading into this as much as we are right now?

I know as a person in the public eye and especially considering his position in this argument he could have done a bit more, but then again if you rock the boat to much you fall out of it. Maybe I'll accept him dropping little bits and pieces here and there to get people thinking a little bit.
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame - Close your eyesiside89 on March 18th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, the courses you took are really interesting. (Parenthesis, I might send you a DM in the future, if you don't mind, about the "gender in the media" topic. It interests my research)
Indeed, each own studies influence our perception and make us read and see stuff in a different way. Your studies influence you on the gender side, for example.

I don’t think he could have expressed himself in any other way.
Sadly, I think it too. Moreover I was reflecting about it just now, a detail I forgot is that Maquia is a beauty magazines so he really couldn't say anything different: especially Kame who's always very conscious of his surroundings and always comments in an appropriate way (look at Panasonic or Kirin Tea's conferences).
And about being a magazine: yes, it is a limit for his liberty of expression so you'd naturally think we shouldn't try to read too deep; but beside being a "flaw" of Kame fans, trying to read deep meanings in everything he says, which is not necessary bad if this brings to a mature exchange of opinions like now think that he's used to talk on idol magazines. What he says on Maquia, that has a higher target than idk, Duet, Myojo, Potato etc, is extremely different from his normal interviews. Both on topics and way of expressing himself. Stupid fact, here he can imply in a not-so-subtle way that he has/had a girlfriend, while on idol mags he would just say "in the case I'll have a girlfriend in the future".
Yes, it's not a college lecture and he isn't a philosopher, but it's surely a lot more liberty of expression normal idols have; I think that if one day he feels like giving a whatever message to his readers or fans, even a simple "live your life without minding external pressure" (this Maquia), he'll do it using Maquia's column and not a Jweb, just to say. The fact that western readers and Japanese readers will perceive different messages, or even the fact they'll never pay attention to the implications, sadly that's a different discussion that would open a long debate. Though nothing stops Kame from trying or us to use his words as an input to exchange opinions among ourselves (not necessarly related to Kame himself or his values). :)

Maybe I'll accept him dropping little bits and pieces here and there to get people thinking a little bit.
I think this is more or less what he can do/is doing in Maquia. Not giving life lessons but just bits of reflections, as far as his position lets him do. At least this is what I feel from reading his essays :)

Sorry, I become long-winder when the topic takes a serious development~
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on March 19th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'll do my best to help you. It has been about 7yrs since I took those classes.

I hear you. The more I think about it and the more I read the more I am able to accept what he wrote. The man is doing what he can with the medium he is given. He is extremely professional so he is really not one who would say or do anything to ruffle the feathers or the higher ups when he is in a work setting.

Religion, politics, race and gender. Those topics tend to lead to long drawn out arguments from all sides. That's why I have made a rule when I have lunch with others - None of the above-mentioned topics will be discussed. My lunch time is limited. And I would like to be able to eat and get back to the office on time.
Triskelljtriskell on March 18th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
thank you
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Mariablue_eye1 on March 18th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
This time, even though I would love to elaborate more, I will stop myself from making a longer comment. Things I would have to say about Kazuya's view on manhood and femininity wouldn't be liked.

What I like here very much is Johnny Depp ^^ and Kazuya not really carring about what people are talking about him or how they see him. I'm quite strange human being that doesn't fit any standards of this world and I'm very neutral myself. I cared about what people say about me a lot in the past and it was making me miserable but it changed during last few years and I think I have Kazuya to thanks for that.

Thank You very much for the translation ^_^
steph by steph: kame anan2011shiharipanda on March 18th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
woah *__________*
Tho the way he describles himself is really like I thought, I got impressed to his words!!!
Y U ALWAYS KILL ME WITH THOSE PERFECT WORDS, KAME?????? xD

But after reading this, I don't feel feminine neither masculine ;A; I'm behaviorally asexual!!!!!!!!!!!! ;A;~~~~~~ LOL

I thought "Kame's man" would be KimuTaku or Fukuyama >XDDDDDD~~~

In the end, Kame wants a girl like himself '-' ships Kame x Kame

Thank you very much, Isi!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 No whip.. only pure love for you~~~~~~ <3


Nika: kameracanai on March 18th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for translating! I'm glad he thinks that woman can act manly, too, 'cause sometimes I think that me being not girly is a hindrance.
Well, Kame has an interesting way of thinking! ^^
熱いですね: yamapi kissbuzzbird on March 18th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for translating <333
jayeanne: bemu shakejayeanne on March 18th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
oh kame.~~ he's really so adorable. I admire the fact that he's conscious and not araid to show/admit his feminine side. haha, I wish I could have a proper 'girl's talk' with him someday. xD that would be interesting!
gah, sorry I'm rambling too much here.
Than;s for sharing! :D
ds_krtlds_krtl on March 18th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo much for the translation ^^ it was -especially- fun to read this issue's trans :))))
KKblahblah on March 18th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your translation!!!
queen_maharaniqueen_maharani on March 19th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Kame, I love you moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
username_979 on March 19th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Thank you very much :)
crovoxisikes ♥♥♥♥ 亀梨和也crovoxisikes on March 19th, 2012 05:39 am (UTC)
late..but i still want to book a spot..LOLX
crovoxisikes ♥♥♥♥ 亀梨和也crovoxisikes on March 19th, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
"The combative essence, a courage that carries responsibility, the determination to protect people dear to you… if there aren’t these qualities, it doesn’t matter how much you smooth your appearance over, as a man you’re nothing, right?"

I am kinda happy to know that he thinks like this.


Thanks for the translation isi :)

勝利の女神ichigohunny on March 19th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this <3 It was an interesting read.
feje210: 1feje210 on March 19th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot Isi for sharing your translations. ♥♥♥♥♥
jee_minjee_min on March 19th, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
Kame is so cute!!!

Thank you for sharing :D
kurakura_chankurakura_chan on March 19th, 2012 11:13 am (UTC)
thanks isi :)
knottykame_kuchizuke1 on March 19th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
thank you for sharing. he's somewhat effeminate but he keeps his masculinity intact. i'll just leave him that way, respect him and his opinions.
cnidaria_jin: Anime : moecnidaria_jin on March 19th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Awww you Kame :D
Thanks for sharing ♥
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on March 19th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Vol.14 男らしさ MANHOOD
The moment I read 'Johnny Depp' I lost focus and started spazzing because I was fangirling about Johnny only this morning!

And before knowing Kame, Johnny was the only other person I spazzed about and I would always tell others that Kame is my young Johnny Depp... and now GACKT is my Japanese Depp.

So Kame has good taste in men (giggles)... Depp has always been the perfect man in my eyes.

Thanks for sharing ^^
kikyo619kikyo619 on March 19th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation I think I am the only one that had thoughts blowing up in their head when I read "my antenna promptly reacts to things concerning women interests too" Lol *facepalms*

Thanks again!!!
harukana_linziharukana_linzi on March 19th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation ^__^ Kame is really deep sometimes, I like how he knows who he is and is comfortable with that <3
kata2 on March 19th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing !!!
shion_westwood: musica_chan_Kame_how_cuteshion_westwood on March 19th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for translating dear *-----* I loved the way he talked about masculinity but this time I kinda desagree with him about what he sees as real feminity.... I don't know if I'm justifying him (bias fan can't help being bias XD) or what but maybe since the title of this essay was "manhood" he didn't want to dig too much about feminity ^^ Anyway, I can't always agree with him ne XD He mentioned Johnny Depp as his model of manhood so yeah, I'm focusing and fangirling over that <3
Za Boom!gummykid on March 20th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for the translation, this is an interesting column. Besides incorporating studied elements of traditionally feminine gestures into more subtle gestures, I've always appreciated the performances where Kame explores his androgynous side in a more obvious way as well.
josie_annjosie_ann on March 21st, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation.
ღ~♥ Yuki ♥~ღ: kamepikame_kiyumi on March 25th, 2012 08:45 am (UTC)
thank you very much for this one too~