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07 April 2012 @ 11:56 pm
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.16 Idol  
I wasn't planning to post this on Easter day, it just happened that I finished the last editing at 23.50 so... HAPPY EASTER!! :D

Highlights:
-Kame's feelings towards the idol job.
-Who and what made Kame think for the first time that he wanted to be an idol.
-Inside stories of KAT-TUN debut era.
-What he does when he feels down.


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

Vol.16 アイドル- IDOL

「He doesn’t come to existence if he isn’t demanded.  I think the idol who accepts every demand and shines is the strongest idol.」




Being an idol now! (laughs) I took this picture together with the audience after the double encore of the concert at Kyosera Dome in Osaka on 4th March. Concerts are the moments that heighten my consciousness as idol inside me most. Everyone’s glances and cheering voices turn me into an idol.



An idol is… a jack-of-all-trades. Alias, I think it’s the strongest chameleon. When he appears on dramas he’s an actor, when he sings he’s an artist. He performs also as a variety talent. For example, it’s an option that actors appear on TV programs for drama publicity, but for us even if it’s called publicity it’s our main occupation. In whichever work it is what the others or the audience demand that have precedence more than our own wishes. Idols don’t have “NO”. Because this job isn’t achieved if people don’t request it, right? For this reason we do whatever work we receive, and a professional is one who drinks also what he dislikes and at the end pulls off a good job. I consider this profession called idol my pride.

Just, I normally have a weak self-consciousness of being an idol. Because my title should be “idol” but I don’t have the actual feeling of having chosen this path.

Even though I’ve always wanted to become a baseball player since when I was a child, one day I was said “we’ve a business with a relative” and I was brought to an agency audition. Although I passed I had no interest, so for a while I kept skipping lessons and one day a phone call from the president saying “let’s go eat eel” arrived. At first I was allured by that and started attending lessons (laughs). When I realized it I was on stage as back dancer. KAT-TUN was formed and we were also placed behind KinKi Kids. While dancing desperately I was looking at the senpai’s backs who were singing answering to the loud cheering voices, and I was impressed thinking “they’re so cool!”. Because see, just 2 people were making such a huge venue go wild! With Koichi-kun’s simple movement of raising one hand a huge “kyaa” shout breaks out. I started to long to stay on front and dance like that. Maybe this is the awakening of my consciousness toward this job, if you want one. But that time’s KAT-TUN was extremely impertinent. Although we were back dancers not only we were wearing loosely our costumes in a way to be noticed, but even our dancing was more unsynchronized than now. For this reason I think that at that time we were hated by both KinKi and fans (laughs).

Even after the debut we just kept grumbling for a while. We stopped the scene for even 3 hours with “We don’t like that song”, “I don’t want to wear this costume” and so on. Even lives, there were too many things we wanted to do individually and we just kept clashing. But it was recognized as “KAT-TUN’s taste” and this way piling up experience everyone became an adult little by little.


When there’s a job I’m not good at, I say in front of the mirror “Aren't you Kamenashi!” (laughs)


Now I think once again that I’m glad to be requested by audience and fans. From the beginning I have a character with a spirit eager to service, so I don’t enjoy just with a self-satisfaction like just having my own way. In what way can I prepare what people are requesting me while enjoying it and make it delicious? I think this is the strongest idol. Of course there are also moments when I think that being an idol is hard. Not only in a way or another private life is watched, but it also happens to be hurt. Though I have already given up saying that this is work and includes that too (laughs). There are also still many things I don’t understand on filming places. But on those moments I turn to the mirror and I mutter “Kamenashi, Kamenashi” (laughs). I encourage myself saying “If you’re KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi you should be able to do it!”. Even with these many twists and turns, I consider this present I am living as idol my happiness.

Where is the future of idols, I wonder? If there are people like Macchi-san “I will continue being Macchi”, there are also people who will specialize in acting or varieties. I don’t know who I will be in my 40s, but I keep open all the experiences I’ve done from my teen period until my 20-something-years, and I’m going on living while keeping answering in the affirmative.


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Kame’s fixed point of observation
This interview is done when the tour is about to start. When I’m about to think that he looks like being tired for the packed, super-secretive work of composing the concert, Kamenashi-kun jokes "Shall I run away already!” and he makes the place heartwarming. It seems like that he can do whichever job, that he has the talent to be loved by anyone. “If I were a host, I have faith I’d become the number 1. I don’t think I have the talent to make people love me, but I guess I’m the type that makes all efforts to be loved. But I am weak against bonds, so I guess it’d be actually difficult (laughs). [*]
By Maquia

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NOTES
[*] I guess he means it’d be difficult for him to become the no.1 host because he’d end up losing against emotional bonds. xD
For the caption “being an idol now!” he used a form common on Twitter to say “I’m doing this right now”.
Also, the line in bold "job I'm not good at", can both mean "I'm bad at it" and "I don't like it". I think he's referring more to the first meaning (being bad, so feeling frustrated as consequence), but since he also brought as example "drinking something you don't like", I assume he does that self-cheering also when the has to do something he dislike.

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I have to say that I'm glad to be fan of someone that considers his being idol a "pride" and "his happiness", although this means having no privacy or being hurt (and also means not being take into serious consideration because you're *just* an idol).


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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KKblahblah on April 7th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.16 Idol
Thanks for your translation!!!
Aru: kittyarisu_aru on April 7th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for translating it! <33
chained_akame: prince XDchained_akame on April 7th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for this. I am so glad people like Kame exist in the entertainment world and I am really happy that he thinks like that <3
hanizawa_yuukihanizawa_yuuki on April 7th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
All of this makes Kame, the one who us fan love the most:))
The thing that makes me admire him the most is the way he works:)) He seems always find the way to enjoy his works, whatever they are:))Always working seriously and working with passion. He knows how to find the passion for his job and make everyone who works with him has that feeling:))
Kame becomes an idol with his pride and happiness. And that's what makes me love him the most:))
With those things, he brings happiness to all the hyphens. I am one of the hyphen who receives the happiness and passion from Kame and KAT-TUN. I think idol is someone who can make people happy in their own way. And Kame has done a very great job:D. I always feel so proud to be KAT-TUN's hyphen and being Kame's fan:)
Thanks so much for sharing this:))
laniechan_desulaniechan_desu on April 7th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
thanks isi! this is a wonderful easter gift! :)

i think this volume is one of those i really like. ♥
scorch66: feelscorch66 on April 7th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Idols don’t have “NO”. Because this job isn’t achieved if people don’t request it, right? For this reason we do whatever work we receive, and a professional is one who drinks also what he dislikes and at the end pulls off a good job. I consider this profession called idol my pride.
So much humbleness and respect and confidence and CAN I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE THAN I ALREADY DO? yes. always. there is no end to this madness ._.

From the beginning I have a character with a spirit eager to service, so I don’t enjoy just with a self-satisfaction like just having my own way.
His people-pleasing tendencies and consideration of what others want ♥♥♥

“If you’re KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi you should be able to do it!”
I. what. no words. just ♥x1582 (I love how he always identifies himself as part of KT, even with all his solo ventures, his group is his homebase ♥)

I don’t think I have the talent to make people love me, but I guess I’m the type that makes all efforts to be loved.
*WAVES KAMETARD BADGE WITH TEARS AND ENDLESS PRIDE*

ilu forever, Kame ;_; ♥ Thank you for translating, Isi!
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame - Kibou wo mune niiside89 on April 7th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
You always pop up w/o notice from nowhere whenever I post Kame Camera, you ninja! (and no, I wasn't punning or making references #bricked)

his group is his homebase ♥
It totally is. And that line made my heart flutter too, because he was making a general reasonment and yet he said "KAT-TUN's Kamenashi" ç_ç And his being humble is what I admire most.

*waves badge with you* ♥ LOL since he's proud of his job, we should be proud of him too, right? XD
(no subject) - scorch66 on April 7th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - iside89 on April 7th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
steph by steph: Kame smiles @ Goingshiharipanda on April 7th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
OMFG <333333
*squeezes this maquia issue*
*squeezes Kame*
*squeezes Isi*

Reminding our talk "seems like we're fans of the worst guy of Japan" (ref to our worries about his health), but also he makes us so proud of his work and his character!!! <3 <3 <3 How can we don't love you, Kame??? <3333

I'm sure you really enjoyed to translate this issue
Thank you very much, Isi!!!!!! >3<~
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Pink!Kameiside89 on April 7th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
Reminding our talk "seems like we're fans of the worst guy of Japan" (ref to our worries about his health)
You know that I reminded that convo too?! ♥ #destiny
Kame can have many bad habits, but he's surely full of such precious qualities like humbleness and being caring of people and surroundings. And idek, it's thanks to issues like this that I feel he loves his fans (even if due to those stalkers it's a sort of love-hate most of times) and he's somewhat thankful too. So we love him back ♥
I enjoyed it and I hope I conveyed~ :D I hope you enjoyed too ♥ (I guess so...? XD)
(no subject) - shiharipanda on April 8th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
pinkporcapinkporca on April 7th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your translation. Really appreciate you doing this.
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La Fee Verteabsinthe1213 on April 7th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
thank you for the trans...

one of the many reasons i love this man...

he has a mature take on in everything... he may not have always been like this but he has matured flawlessly, as a person and an idol...

he took everything in stride and made it work for him...

Idols don’t have “NO”. Because this job isn’t achieved if people don’t request it, right? For this reason we do whatever work we receive, and a professional is one who drinks also what he dislikes and at the end pulls off a good job. I consider this profession called idol my pride.
flawless reasoning... :)
sweetspicyhotsweetspicyhot on April 8th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for this.<3
Aeris Svit-konaaeris_svitkona on April 8th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh god this guy! I really....gosh...just....*sigh*

His ethics make me feel ashamed sometimes when I feel like giving up, lol. Cuz then I think to myself "If it was Kame, he'd find a way" XD Inevitably, I guess I'm using him for inspiration? XDDD

But I really do respect him a whole lot. I honestly don't know what he could do to make me lose that, and these Maquia pieces always strengthens my admiration of him. I love the way he values his job and KT and everyone he's working with, and always tries to do his best not because he has to, but because he WANTS to.

Thank you for the translation. I've been following this series for a while, but I miss some sometimes when I don't get scans v_v
ds_krtlds_krtl on April 8th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the translation :))
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on April 8th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
this is the part when we realise why we've loved him for so many years.

*sigh* kame you melt hearts...
dee_padee_pa on April 8th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
thanks ^^
pikapika2: act.mini kamepikapika2 on April 8th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you Kame for being our IDOL.

and thanks Isi for the translation ^^
cease11: kousakucease11 on April 8th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
oh.... *bursts into tears*

your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame is for Temptation...iside89 on April 8th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Common reaction, I guess ;_;♥
fazlyn_nfazlyn_n on April 8th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
His thoughts always give me more strength to move forward.
I'm really glad he's my Idol~

Thanks for sharing with us (*_*)
kaze_no_hisui: kazu & kazukaze_no_hisui on April 8th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
thank you for the hard work...i love this ^o^
jee_minjee_min on April 8th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Kame is really a lovable idol!!
Thanks for sharing this~
Natasia: pic#116298855natasiamarpaung on April 8th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
thank you so much for the translation!
Yna: tacchon yayynaoblivious on April 8th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
wow, Kame's turned himself into a near perfect idol.
This is such a good interview, it feels "real" because it presents the good and the bad things about being an idol.

Thanks for translating!
niew_ribbonniew_ribbon on April 8th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
i've always admiring this cool oniichan <3 thanks for sending kame's love to us :)
yuijbjyuijbj on April 8th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad he's happy now. IMO, He seems to restrict himself to be such idol way that I wonder if he can find any happiness at all. But thanks that he's happy. XD

Thank you so much for the translation.
pjoliepjolie on April 8th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
sometimes I wonder the same as u. It seems that working hard is the best way to bring him happiness. Then as long as he is happy... :)
heramarieheramarie on April 8th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
thank you for the trans & sharing...:)