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24 May 2012 @ 10:12 pm
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.17 Match  
I made you wait! Unluckily, RL caught on me so I have almost zero time to translate fandom stuff. But here comes Maquia!

Highlights:
- Some anecdotes about Kame's primary school age and something from his 18-20 years old period...
- Kame is unfair with his girlfriend xD
- Talking about drama numbers.
- The meaning of the "real match" :)


Big thanks to yararanger that checked my messy English once again and made this translation readable ♥


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

Vol.17 勝負 - MATCH

「It’s fine not winning all the games. More than having a match against someone, I want to continue challenging myself.」

kamekamera17



The main protagonist of the first pitch ceremony at MLB opening match! At the crucial moment I got nervous and the ball missed quite a lot (laughs). Even though Athletic’s batter, the athlete Jemile Weeks, has a small build, he has the strength of both body and spirit that allows him to fight in the major league. He’s cool.



During primary school I had a fist fight quarrel with a male classmate and I won, so I had him coming to my house to pick me up, with his bicycle (laughs). I was scolded by that guy’s parent, but I did win! I was thinking like “Isn’t this obvious in a man’s world?”. Since the Kamenashi family is just us 4 brothers, fist fights are an everyday experience. Moreover, since my older brothers were very macho I just kept losing, so I was always made do things for them (laughs). That period I learnt that there are “fights you can’t win”. So I learnt that it isn’t necessary to win all the matches, and maybe I began to undertake only those fights I can win (laughs).

For example, if a love rival appears, I’m the type that gives up. If the rival is a friend it’s even more unthinkable that I get greedy and start a battle with him. More than saying that this is gentleness, I guess it’s my style of aesthetics. Something like, more than unreasonably pulling the girl, I had planned to give up but before realizing it she was already here [=she chose me]. Maybe I’m simply being unfair (laughs)

Even in the work place, more than being on the front line saying “Me, me!”, I think the ideal is becoming able to create the atmosphere of that place, wherever I am.

I absolutely hate to lose. At the sauna I constantly have small secret matches like “I’ll never go out before the guy sat next to me!!” (laughs). When I was allowed to take part in the professional baseball teams’ training I decided to surely finish the same schedule the players were going to do. It was a necessary battle too, in order to show the athletes about whom I was collecting data that I was taking my responsibilities seriously. I think the most important thing is winning the match against yourself, not the fact you’re battling with someone, isn’t it?


I don’t gamble, but my life itself is a gamble!


Audience ratings, sales, popularity rankings, etc… if you’re in this world you are often exposed to comparative competitions. When I was around 20 years old, I was concerned about it like it was everything and I was continuously swinging back and forth between joy and despair. Once, when the ratings of a drama in which I was the lead were bad, I was really depressed, saying “it’s my fault. I can’t walk outside anymore”. But you know, experiencing both good and bad times, I finally stopped being so controlled by it. I became able to think that the real match is something else.

Of course “numbers” are important. I really hate to avert my eyes from a bad result and lick my wounds among my comrades. I want to continue advancing forward after properly accepting and taking in whatever the result is. But the true match isn’t that. I believe the significance is in how I can proceed after meeting that work of art, the staff and the co-actors; in which ways I am able to grow. Even if numbers are good, if the atmosphere on the filming set is bad I can’t call it a win. On the other hand, even if numbers are bad, if the product has continued improving until the end without giving up, this will surely connect with what will follow thereafter. This defeat linked to what comes next is surely a win.

In my case, I think that my very life is a gamble (laughs). Since I won’t understand something unless I try to do it, I jump on whatever interests me by intuition. If I find something I really like, even if it’s stupidly expensive to the level of being above my means, I follow the principle of trying to buy it. When I was 18 years old there was a car I really wanted, but there was one zero too many, and I was tormented [by the price]. When Johnny-san said “buy it”, I began saving money with all my might, and I bought it. I was still a novice. It was around the period of “Nobuta wo produce”! (laughs) But that gamble became my fuel and I managed to think “Let’s become a man that suits this car. Let’s give my best at work!”… from now on too, more than sparring with someone else I want to continue challenging myself, and if I gamble at most, I want to continue gambling my true life.


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Kame’s fixed point of observation

The day we did this coverage was soon after Kamenashi-kun’s birthday. “I was very busy so this year I did nothing… Normally I spend it alone!”. Maquia’s present is a decoration cake made of sushi! Actually when he learnt it was brought here from a sushi restaurant in Fukuoka, he also said “If I imagine how it was shook till it reached me here, I’m deeply moved”. While eating the sushi cake he frequently whispered “26 years…?”. “It’s the second half of my twenties, I’ve got the feeling that the actual take is from now on (laughs)”

By Maquia


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"after a defeat there's a win", "the actual take is from now on"... I want to be as optimistic as Kame ;A; And lol. Kame, you're really unfair with your poor girls 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!
 
 
 
kytez: kameKindaichikytez on May 24th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
"me, me" ← fate! → "ore, ore" XD

His values are amazing, 'nuff said. :3
thanks for the trans as always even though I seldom comment OTL sorry :3♥
抱いて~♥: K-dognofsummer on May 25th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
"me, me" ← fate! → "ore, ore" XD
no fate, sly boy is sly :P

oh hai, kai~
(no subject) - iside89 on May 25th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nofsummer on May 25th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kytez on May 25th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
/: [和也] demon smileyararanger on May 24th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I really hate to avert my eyes from a bad result and lick my wounds among my comrades. I want to continue advancing forward after properly accepting and taking in whatever the result is.

I really like this part of him best of all ♥

“It’s the second half of my twenties, I’ve got the feeling that the actual take is from now on (laughs)”

*cracks* I feel you, Tartle-kun XD;

But this brat from the beginning... XD; I'm glad he's the Kamenashi he is ♥
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Bemiside89 on May 24th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
I like his forward-looking side too ♥
The image of Kame eating while keeping whispering "26 years... 26 years..." is so cute xD;;

(wait you have a smiling!11!! Bem's icon? :O)
(no subject) - yararanger on May 24th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
steph by steph: Kame smiles @ Goingshiharipanda on May 24th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
*Steph with a stupid and passionate smile with many "Kame ❤" flying arround her moment*

I wish I had 1/10 of his strenght! *__* His passion and enjoyment are so deep <3

I think the most important thing is winning the match against yourself, not the fact you’re battling with someone, isn’t it?
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Once, when the ratings of a drama in which I was the lead were bad, I was really depressed, saying “it’s my fault. I can’t walk outside anymore”.
;A;~~~~~~~

But you know, experiencing both good and bad times, I finally stopped being so controlled by it. I became able to think that the real match is something else.
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ /heartspam

LOL XD I can see the girl being mad and saying "you're unfair~!!!" hahahaha XD Poor girl!

Thank you very much, Isinashi ❤ *hugs* *bites* >w<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Edited at 2012-05-24 08:55 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on May 24th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Kame's words ofter can't be commented, they reduce us at a puddle of awe and ♥, I know the feeling T_T
He's so unfair! "I won't pull the girl, let her decide..." and OF COURSE GIRLS WILL CHOOSE YOU, KAME! xD;; *facepalm*
You're welcome *bites back*
scorch66: feelscorch66 on May 24th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
was thinking like “Isn’t this obvious in a man’s world?”
hfsdjkfhdsjk *squish*

Once, when the ratings of a drama in which I was the lead were bad, I was really depressed, saying “it’s my fault. I can’t walk outside anymore”. But you know, experiencing both good and bad times, I finally stopped being so controlled by it.
;_; ♥♥ I admire how he changed his weakness into a strength. He's still sensitive to the results but not to an extent that he lets them bog him down. which is prob the most important approach you need in this industry. Love the way he faces all challenges and failures head on. He's growing more slef-confident as he ages. ♥

But that gamble became my fuel and I managed to think “Let’s become a man that suits this car. Let’s give my best at work!”… from now on too, more than sparring with someone else I want to continue challenging myself, and if I gamble at most, I want to continue gambling my true life.
.............. I want his drive. no, really. teach me your ways, Kame fhdsjkhfdsjk GDI WHY IS THERE SO MUCH TO LOVE ABOUT HIM !(ノ ̄^ ̄)ノ ┳┳ ┣ ┻┻ ┫ ┳┳

sob my heart needs a break ;~;

Thank you for taking the time to translate despite RL being hectic, Isi ♥

your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame - Kibou wo mune niiside89 on May 24th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
I admire how he changed his weakness into a strength. He's still sensitive to the results but not to an extent that he lets them bog him down.
You worded it right. I really admire this power of his. I so wish I could obtain it just by looking at him, I so wish I could do the same. This boy is precious T_T

I want his drive. no, really. teach me your ways, Kame
THIS. Like, seriously. Can he write a book about self-confidence or something? I'd buy it right now x_x *clings to you*

You're welcome ♥ There's already the no.18 waiting lol~ I wonder which will win the battle, Uni books or Maquia? XD;;

pinkporcapinkporca on May 24th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this.
chained_akame: kame fingerschained_akame on May 24th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh,Kame <3 I'm really glad to be able to read his opinion about all these...numbers, ratings,rankings...I'm really happy he got over it and realized that numbers aren't always what matters the most <3 He really is a fighter :D

I remember the story about that car, I think he's also talked about it in a tv show during 2009...I was really touched by the way he had said it then^^ He makes me even more proud to be his fan with every new interview of his.

Thank you very much for sharing this, you're great :)
r1onr1on on May 24th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
thank you (*^o^*)
harukana_linziharukana_linzi on May 24th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for translating and sharing this!!!
La Fee Verteabsinthe1213 on May 24th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
now if i even have an ounce of that drive...

this man is so adorable...
Triskelljtriskell on May 24th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
thank you
KKblahblah on May 25th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.17 Match
Thank you so much for continue to translate this series...
Kame-chan always makes me proud of being his fan <3 It's a pity that the most I can wish is to see him, because I'd love to talk to him about everything and anything~
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on May 25th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for the translation.

The stories of Kame in his younger days are always amusing. Poor Kame girlfriends.

When I was allowed to take part in the professional baseball teams’ training I decided to surely finish the same schedule the players were going to do. It was a necessary battle too, in order to show the athletes about whom I was collecting data that I was taking my responsibilities seriously.

This is seriously why I love baseball!Kame. It is a joy to watch him enjoy playing the game he loves so much and the passion he puts in to doing his best.

This man is really too mature to be 26. He really has an amazing perspective. (1) At the end of the day the most important thing is being a better you than you were before. Beating someone else is just the cherry on the sundae. (2) It’s good to have the best possible outcome but the work and relationships that go into the outcome are very important to.

I think I might print out this article and leave it by my desk at work. It will serve as good motivation.
yuijbjyuijbj on May 25th, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
OMG....I'm thrilled reading all this. He's amazing.
Yeah...numbers are important to him. I"m glad he finally gets over it.
Learn how to satisfy and not torture himself too much whether the results are good or bad.
That's always what I'm worried about but reading this now, I'm relieved.

Thank you so much for translating.
jayeanne: bem cutiejayeanne on May 25th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
reading this just makes me want to try harder, too. gaah.. kame! <3

thanks foe sharing!
the (extra-terrestrial) sugar candy chocolate babyalienashi on May 25th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
sobs everytime i read his maquia articles i get emotional
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 25th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Vol.17 勝負 - MATCH
Kame and his silent sauna wars >.<
And it's what they say,"It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game" - and I think Kame gets this message ^^

*sighs* sometimes I don't recall just how much I miss and need Maquia until you post it... Thank You ^^

Edited at 2012-05-25 04:05 am (UTC)
heramarieheramarie on May 25th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
i really Respect this guy...^^
THank you so much for translating & sharing...:)
diamond_1844: ittadakimasu!!!kazumishizue on May 25th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
awww..he's amazing...truly amazing..i almost got tears reading this translation..his determination and hard work is always amazed me..
i'm so proud of you, kame #proudmama ^^
thank you so much for translation as always XD

hanimstarzhanimstarz on May 25th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
thank you for the translation.
KAMEMAMAjk_no_koi on May 25th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much ^^
queen_maharaniqueen_maharani on May 25th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for this ^^
username_979 on May 25th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for this translation :)
shion_westwood: musica_chan_Kame_how_cuteshion_westwood on May 25th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for translating *0* I really appreciate your hard work ^^
Awww Kame-chan <3 I wonder where does he get all that strength? I so have
a lot to learn from him XD Just when I thought I couldn't love this man more,
here he comes again with an amazing essay *----*
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on May 25th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
oh my. kame don't get depressed we all love you!!!!
kamellikamelli on May 25th, 2012 11:54 am (UTC)
OMG he's so cute while eating that cake. And Kame, I really felt that his life is a long-term battle. Lol. Well, but for almost everyone it is. And the one he shared about the car, ever since I heard it before from him, it became my ultimate inspiration in saving up money.

Thanks so much for the trans. :))