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28 July 2012 @ 06:53 pm
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.20 SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS  
Maquia 2012.09 time! This is really an interesting piece and I'm sure you'll be eager to watch Ore Ore movie as soon as possible after reading it! :D

Highlights:
-Kame talking about Ore Ore filming: the routine, the character(s), the director.
-His strong will behind challenging Ore Ore movie.
-"Kame the show off" vs. "Kame the weird", fans' reactions and Kame's sad reflection ^^''
-His will to sometimes destroy the cool Kamenashi but the fears behind it.

Thanks a lot again to scorch66 for her English betaread <3


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

Vol.20 自意識 – SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS

「I am the ultimate show off, but also the ‘me’ that has destroyed that self-consciousness is the true me.」

kamekamera20


This is “My Chair” that I’ve received as a present from the “Ore Ore” movie staff and I’ve used it throughout the entire filming. Every day was extremely hard but every time I went to the filming place I could naturally become in high tension. I think it was thanks to the director and all the staff. I’m grateful!


The daily routine during the filming of the “Ore Ore” movie that concluded last month was really incredibly fun and impossibly hard (laughs). It wasn’t rare that the filming went on for almost 20 hours in one day, and since I am acting 25 roles alone I was basically always on the scene. It’s a parade of weird faces and weird movements – completely showing the gums out or opening the nose holes – and many “me” appear, but the usual Kamenashi Kazuya doesn’t appear even for one millimeter. Yes, I think this movie is the movie that makes me disintegrate “Kamenashi Kazuya” for the first time. Until now when I was acting in dramas, while earnestly acting that role I also placed “KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya” somewhere depending on the drama. Because I felt that the staff and the viewers were demanding me to do so. I was acting being conscious of showing myself too. But in this movie I’m not demanded to do so at all, therefore I completely throw away things like the image I had until now and the self-consciousness of ‘must charm and show myself in a cool way’ and challenged it.

Actually I’ve always wanted to try to do so, but it was a big adventure for me. ‘Cause I have been an “act cool man” since when I was a kid, to the point of applying hair mousse even for baseball practices (laughs). After joining Johnny’s I refined that self-consciousness even more. It’s not only me, I guess that upon joining my agency, anyone at first imagines to become a cool idol. While piling up experiences you get to know what your character is and change to many different roads, something like this (laughs).

I’ve appeared in front of people on stage or for filming since when I was young. I am always conscious of how I’m reflected by the camera. I understand on my skin what fans are requesting from me and express myself; this is my job. Before realizing you are dyed in deeply by the acting cool self-consciousness. Something I’m really grateful of, is that I suppose I’m required for a cool feeling like “Panasonic Beauty!”. You know, even at concerts, even if the other members do weird faces the fans enjoy it and scream “kyaa!”, but if it’s me doing weird faces it turns into a booing atmosphere, “Eeeh. Stop that!” (laughs) It happened during this year’s tour too. When I came out for the opening without wearing sunglasses, complaints saying “I wanted to see that gesture you did during last year’s tour, teasing and taking off the sunglasses” arrived to the fan club! I thought that, as expected, I am the type that’s asked to act cool. I act cool to begin with so I’m grateful though. (laughs)


What does everyone think of the no good relaxed Kamenashi Kazuya?


This time, what could destroy me for the first time is age and experience too, but director Miki’s power was huge. From the beginning I really liked the director’s products and the inhabitants of that world… for example, I also really like Fuse Eri-san or Matsuo Suzuki-san. For this reason I had decided that without hesitation I would do anything the director would ask me. “I’ll completely erase my self-consciousness, I want to devote myself solely to be the perfect player, I want to become part of this piece of work”. But you know, I wonder what people who liked the “Kamenashi Kazuya” as he’s been until now will think about the new me, the natural me or the no-good me. I’m a little worried about that but at the same time I’m highly anticipating it.

I won’t stop the “acting cool man” either. Because that’s the real me too. But also the me who demolished my self-consciousness is probably true (laughs). The desire of wanting to possess all the possible faces is strong to begin with, so I want to do both movies and dramas, KAT-TUN and stage plays, baseball and variety. I want to be virtuous while being an outlaw, and still being an “acting cool man” I want to try to destroy it. I guess it’s my will that unconsciously is drawing to me all my many jobs and busy days (laughs).

*****

“In this movie I’m the player inside the director’s mind, so I’m not conscious of my own point of view. There are 'me' that I myself have never seen before.”


Kame’s fixed point of observation
Kamenashi-kun continues his super hard schedule. He says his average sleeping time is 3 hours. How does he keep his will power and body strength? “I try to have even just a little time for myself. Like, it doesn’t matter how late I come back home, I sip some alcoholic drink while listening to Clapton. Lately I wanted to build the hammock I’ve bought and I assembled it out of the blue in the middle of the night. It took 2 hours and at the end I couldn’t sleep! (laughs) Even so, when I reach the filming place I enjoy it so I get over it, I guess.”
By Maquia

*****

Side note, the interviewer wrote on her twitter that they wanted a natural expression for Kame's photoshoot, therefore the pictures were taken during the interview itself, not having him posing. ^__^


Poor Kame, believe me, we like your dorky faces too and we won't bash you just because you weren't wearing sunglasses during the opening scene~ Don't mind those complaints ♥ Who joins me in this? XD And really how can you just say "I get over it"? SLEEP, Kame, SLEEP.
And I'm so really looking forward to Ore Ore movie now! >.< How can we wait all these months? You're rising our expectations! XD But it's clear that he gave all he has for this movie so I bow in front of him and his dedication! Really otsukaresama!

 
 
 
KKblahblah on July 28th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.20 SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
Thank you very much for translating it <3
How it's possible to love and admire so much someone that I don't really know!?
No matter how much I love "fanservice-y" Kame, since I know that he does all to please us fans, I'll always prefer natural and down-to-earth Kazuya <3 I just fear for his health for throwing himself on so many projects! Please, take care of yourself, Kame-chan! 3 hours of sleep!? I'd die or murder someone if I had to survive like that for more than one week!
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Bandit!Kameiside89 on July 28th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: [Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.20 SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
I'd die or murder someone if I had to survive like that for more than one week!
I totally agree XD In my case, probably both of them LOL.
ikr? I really hope he's going to show us more of the natural and no good Kame in the future! It's more "human" and refreshing than that cool one he wants/needs to build up for the fans! :)
abjc: pic#109128183abjc on July 28th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
"I won’t stop the “acting cool man” either. Because that’s the real me too. But also the me who demolished my self-consciousness is probably true (laughs). "
Kame, you're so complicated man! <33333

oh my... those fans... >.>

the pic of him smiling so naturally!!! *~* <333

"Poor Kame, believe me, we like your dorky faces too and we won't bash you just because you were wearing sunglasses during the opening scene~ Don't mind those complaints ♥ Who joins me in this? XD"
*rises hand* me me me!!! ^__^

Ore, Ore *_* how to stop myself from having big expectations?!??

thank you so much, Isi *hugsss*
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Chuu!Kokameiside89 on July 28th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
the pic of him smiling so naturally!!!
I want to hug whoever had the idea to take the photos during the interview and not making him posing as always. It's so rare to see Kame smiling naturally~

how to stop myself from having big expectations?!??
I don't know, LOL. I had already expectations just knowing that the novel is a dystopia, my expectations rose reading the plot, and Kame is making me look forward to the movie every day more! I'm not useful xDD

You're welcome ♥
Seelenlichtseelenlicht on July 28th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh I love him. I mean of course I do...but everytime I read your Maquia translations... there is this quiet minute after this, where I'm just sitting there, staring into the space and just thinking about what a freaking great man he is and how much I love him. How he manages to make his fans love him soo much that you just think that this feeling is so overwhelming that you couldn't handle it...

To be honest I was really pissed when I've read the piece with the sunglasses and the complains from the fans. Instead of complaining and wishing for something else they just should appreciate his decision NOT to wear glasses in this very moment.
And NOTHING is better than his dorky facial expressions...they are adorable. Just adorable and cute and awesome and so very much like him.

I just can't wait for the movie...
It's so sad that it comes out only in spring next year -.- Cause if it had been released a few moth earlier there would have been a possibility for me to watch it here in Hamburg at the yearly Japanese movie festival...
*sighs* (there is still a possibility for Bemu...but I'm afraid they won't show it here, cause it's based on the previous dorama :-/ *sobs*)
But anyway...I will order the movie on the very first day...so the only thing I need is patience...
(Patience...what the hell is patience...?!)

Thank you so much for the translation, it's just made my entire Saturday.


your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame - Close your eyesiside89 on July 28th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Reading Maquia always makes my day too. It's always so heartwarming. And it gives me such a huge amount of feelings towards him... I always facepalm when he sounds "proud" of being a show off, but I'd also want to hug and comfort him when he has those emo moments when he talks about the complaints he receives from fans - the ones that are supposed to support him! T_T

How he manages to make his fans love him soo much that you just think that this feeling is so overwhelming that you couldn't handle it...
I totaly agree on this ♥

You're welcome!
Seelenlichtseelenlicht on July 28th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
You know...there a lots of different kind of fans out there. People who are loving their star but still have some...well let's say expectations which they want him to fulfill. Or certain image he should fit in...
People who only love their idol so long as he manges to keep this "perfect" image of himself (what also means that if he makes a fault they would have problems with supporting him in the future)
Fans who still are able to be kinda...objective and rational and take notice of his faults and stuff and to say out loud that there are things that they don't like and don't approve of.
And fans who will always support and love him mo matter what he makes, no matter if he changes, no matter how big any faults could be, no matter if anything other happens.
And even though I absolutely respect the ones, who manage to stay objective I'm totally the last one...
( yeah of course I even agree that he's everything but perfect and has his own flaws and faults, but I love them all to bits.)
And that's why I just can't and won't never understand this sort of "fans" who send him stuff like this...cause with this they kinda show that they don't accept...the real him in this very moment.
This is disrespectful and...mean.
Tbh when I've saw him the first time in a concert I couldn't stand him at all...cause I was damn annoyed by this bitchy side of him and this whole showing-off. (Of course now I love this side also <3)
It was his other honest, dorky and natural side which made me totally fell for him...so I really can't understand how this "fans" can't just appreciate this rare moments where isn't..."selling" himself to the fans.

Sometimes I' m kinda scared that somebody who we even don't now personally can make us feel this way...
I should better stop now...this is getting too long ^^`
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame piecesiside89 on July 28th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
I think you can disagree with some choices of your idol's. If he does something stupid, you aren't compelled to defend him to death - as you say, it's not someone we know or our brother, and anyway if necessary you'd scold your relatives or friends if they did something wrong, right?
But there's a subtle difference between disagreeing with some choices and complaining for trivial facts. Let's be serious: he's performing for you for 3 hours (and a 3-hour-concert is really something, most of western artists wouldn't do it), he's giving all himself to you on stage, and you send a complaint letter to the fanclub because he wasn't wearing sunglasses...?! It's absurd O___o Or when they scolded him because he took some weight during 2010...? it's not that he suddenly became obese, it wasn't necessary to write to the fanclub/radio/ magazines to tell him to lose weight! Or saying that he should never have his hair permed ever again. These are trivial facts that are totally useless and non influential to his character, behaviour or career; the only result is just hurting him - because I bet that Kame The Perfectionist took all those complaints deadly seriously, just think at how many times he apologised (!!!!!) for putting on some weight for the HR project. This is just playing the spoiled fan, without keeping in mind that he's still human, and without looking at what the artist behind those sunglasses-kilos-hair wants to convey. This is what I meant with "you're supposed to support him" - as an artist making his choices on stage.
You may prefer the "cool show off Kamenashi" over the "weird Kamenashi", of course; but you can't boo him every time he's a little different from your expectations. You aren't showing maturity as person either.

/end of long rant, sorry xD
Seelenlichtseelenlicht on July 28th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Oh dear you can rant anytime you want...I completely agree with you....

Of course you can disagree with a few choices...but he didn't or doesn't do anything in particular with what I could disagree with...
The only thing what I'm complaining about for weeks now is his lack of sleep and his...nearly stupid try to convince everybody that it isn't that serious like it seems to be and that he can handle it. Yes he can...but for how long. I don't want to see this drugged like zombie appearance he had in the DB press con again -.- (because it fucking hearts to see him like this)
But I'm afraid that even if he did something completely stupid (even if I really can't imagine anything right now...) I WOULD defend him to death. Scolding him in my mind...but nevertheless I would stand completely behind him and support him no matter what...because this is the time where people need the support of their fans the most...when they choose the wrong decisions and make faults.

I really can't understand fans like this :-(
I just can't...
He is not a stupid pretty doll which is standing in a vitrine...he is a human. A human with feelings, an human who can and will get hurt but things like this.
I seriously don't get why this people don't understand that they are HURTING him.
It's not easy to be an idol at all...and they make it even worse.
And they are killing all the lovable things...like his beautiful permed hair, or his gain of weight or other things which can be just so damn adorable. They are just killing them by saying this.

But this is again this different point of view. Lots of people ( especially Japanese people in this case) think that they are allowed to demand something for their money and for their support, while we here are just damn lucky that we have the chance to see him and to be allowed to love him and to give him all the support he deserves.

Ah this whole shit is so damn frustrating sometimes -.-
I just hope that he knows that there are also tons of fans who are willing to accept every little side of him without judging.

Kasumi: AKamewitchann2 on July 31st, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Dear girls…
I hope you won´t mind, if I join you in this…

I had been a fan of few singers and bands in past years, but nobody had such a great impact and effect on me as KAT-TUN. Just like you I wondered many times, how can I be so emotional about someone, who I don´t know personally, who I´ve never met, but Kame is simply so deep in my heart, that sometimes I cannot even understand myself. And I´m a little scared of it too… There´re not so many people I really care about, but Kamenashi Kazuya is one of them, even though he´s not my family or friend.
I love him with all his strenghts and weaknesses, in all his moods, he´s someone who I admire and cherish for his awesome talent at singing, dancing and acting. When I see him smiling naturally, I feel so warm; when I see him being down or depressed and how hard he´s trying to cover it, it clutches my heart. And in past few months I´m so worried about him, when he looks like he can collapse any day…

Seelenlicht… You wrote exactly what I think. He´s trying so hard to persuade everyone that he´s so FINE with this crazy job schedule and making fun of it, that I wanna cry. I´m in the same way in this as you. It hurts like hell to see him in the state like on DB press con. I almost forgot to breathe, when I saw him…. He needs to REST, damn it.
And if his appearance has such an influence on us, his fans, what about his family and friends? Where the hell is anyone who would tell him to stop for a minute and take a day off? Don´t they care?
I think, he doesn´t decide about his work, he just cannot say „no“ to anything (JE agency is modern slavery according to me), but this is killing him slowly and surely. I love to see him in doramas and movies, yes, but he´s not obligated to sacrifice his health for it.

Fans… I despise that kind of „fans“, who complain about NOTHING just to feel important that they complained or because the idol didn´t fullfill their high expectations. They should just shut up and appreciate everything what Kame is doing for them. Especially Japanese fangirls are crazy. I´d love to go to live KAT-TUN concert once, even though the possibility is almost zero, but I wouldn´t be able to withstand Jap. fans. They are so fucked up, that they hurt their idols and think, it´s a good thing. I do hope Kame (and the others too) know that there´re normal fans out here, who support them no matter what. And what bitch (pardon me, but I had to say it) can complain about his weight?? No matter in what year. Most of the time he´s skinny as hell! And now he doesn´t even have time to eat properly, for god´s sake!

You both wrote things which are going in my mind, too.
He´s not a puppet, not a doll to play with, not a robot with neverending source of strenght. He´s human just like us. The one big difference between him and his fans is, that he has great talent, great gift, which he shares with us. People should be more grateful…

I´m looking forward to Ore Ore movie, too, I won´t deny it, but to be honest I´d rather see Kame lying somewhere in the grass on silent and peaceful place with cold beer in hand and doing nothing, than this movie. I´d definitely feel better in that case. :/

I can´t really imagine, what life it is to be observed by so many eyes and cameras since childhood and I feel sorry for Kame, that he has to keep his cool image almost all the time. I think, there´re really rare opportunities, when he shows his true self a little. But I´m sure about one thing. Kamenashi-san is an idol, who would be much more than worth to know in person.

Well, I´m so sorry, this was quite a long ranting, but I got sad and angry because of something like this and I couldn´t help it. Gomen ne… For my swearing, too.

PS: Iside89… Thank you so much for your translations!! You´re doing a great job. I definitely have to check your older posts too and I will.

Kasumi
steph by steph: Kame  ( :(shiharipanda on July 28th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
there is no limit for complexity when the theme is Kame!!!!!!!! O_o
He really is M and likes to destroy himself o___o
Btw I admire him a lot of being so self conscious (and have conscience of his self destruction mode too XD)
There is really no limit for him :O

while earnestly acting that role I also placed “KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya” somewhere depending on the drama.
yeah.. we all screamed CHO KAMENASHI even for Bem!!!! hauihiahiahihahiahiuhaiua

but if it’s me doing weird faces it turns into a booing atmosphere, “Eeeh. Stop that!” (laughs)
IHAUHAIUHAHIUHAIHIUAHIAUHIUHAIUHIAHIUHAIUHIAHIUA
*pats* XDD I like your dorky moments, Kame xD

Reminding a previous interview from Miki Satoshi.... Kame is the perfect actor for him!!!! >XD
I. NEED. THIS. MOVIE. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! *ROLLS TO PLUTO*

Isi.. come here!!!
*licks like a cow*
Thank you very much for one more holy moment <333333
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame XDDiside89 on July 28th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
I SPOT DORKY FACE ICON! ♥♥♥ *joins using one of her dorky icon too*

I like that he knows he's just showing off most of the time, but I also *LOVE* that he wants to try NOT being cool, that he wants to challenge himself to the point to destroy his cool façade and just fool around sometimes. Too bad his fans doesn't understand this! I want more dorky moments! T_T

Did I say that I admire actor!Kame to no limit? ♥ How many actors would completely throw their ideas and the image they have of themselves without even objecting once, and would willingfully become the perfect marionette of a director's mind? I can't express how much I was touched by his work ethic as actor for Miki! T____T ♥♥

*comes to you and dives in your love* Holy moment~
sugarbaby8_8sugarbaby8_8 on July 28th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
I can't add anything more~ you both said it all >___<
oh one thing I SO love dorky Kame XDD
And I love and admire him as actor to my bones <33
I'm so looking forward ore ore movie ~ can't believe we still have to wait so many months >___
emizumiemizumi on July 28th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translations! :D

Until now when I was acting in dramas, while earnestly acting that role I also placed “KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya” somewhere depending on the drama. Because I felt that the staff and the viewers were demanding me to do so. I was acting being conscious of showing myself too.

So that's why. At the risk of being flamed, I admit that I've always thought Kame was a mediocre actor, because in his roles, I never thought he was 100% the character - like he somehow can't let go of himself and just be the character. Like Bemu, I love Bemu to bits but the parts when I think it's Kame there on the screen too and not just fully Bemu were a bit disappointing.
Now it's kinda sad to know that it's not because he can't, but because he won't.

Looking forward to this movie even more now. :)
emizumiemizumi on July 28th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
err, now I kinda realize it's obnoxious of me to suddenly unload my opinions on your lj. Whoops. Apologies!

but really, thanks for always translating Maquia!
your friendly neighborhood Isi: OMG!iside89 on July 28th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
LOL no problem! I like to read comments and sometimes start a nice chat, even with people who maybe have a different opinion :)
Actor!Kame is a topic that I really have dear for many reasons so I might sound just like a stan, but actually it's a topic I myself changed my mind during time, so I get into it at once~ xD It doesn't mean I'm angry or whatsoever, I'm always up for an exchange of opinions. :Dv
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Bemiside89 on July 28th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Why sad? Following your reasoning, shouldn't you be happy? It means he can - therefore that he isn't a mediocre actor, he can still surprise you. :)

Going on a tangent, there's a reason I sometimes pity Kame for being an idol, and many Maquias explain why: too much often "idol" equals "cage" or "prejudice". Sadly the roles that were entrusted to Kame are clearly made to be given to a Johnny's. Ryu, Shuji, Hiroto, Kyohei... as much as I love all of them, they're all roles that require the "cool" vibe. I think he isn't wrong when he says that he was required to be like that. It was the character, moreover Japanese audience doesn't expect an idol to act differently. And this is exactly why I'm grateful for this OreOre chance, he can finally give expression to his acting talent - and I think he has a lot of it: seeing him acting live is a sort of illumination. But until now no one thought of polishing his skills while making him free from that cage called "idol". Probably Miki is really the first one, as Kame himself says here.

Side note, just to be clear about my translation: he says that he was playing those characters "earnestly/seriously". I don't want to convey the wrong message ^^''' the fact he "cannot let go of himself" doesn't mean he was acting half-assed. He said he properly played the role, but left a small "Kamenashi" somewhere :) A sort of "where's Wally - Kamenashi version" lol xD

(Long reply~ but to sum up: I see your point and I partially agree, but don't read what he said as disappointing, just as he still hasn't shown you all he can do - and his real acting XD)
emizumiemizumi on July 28th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh definitely happy! I just meant.. like sad because he was somehow stopping himself from truly acting because of people's expectations of him.

My first drama of him was Nobuta and I thought he was good and had the potential to be.. well. great. But I watched his other dramas and I was a bit disappointed because I thought he wasn't going all out. And so I kinda formed the opinion that he doesn't have the ability to go all out, as in 100% being the character so that all you can see when you watch is just the character with no bits of Kame in it.
I understand though how people would rather 'see' Kame and not just the character?

So my ~feelings~ lies in the fact that he himself thought he had to leave in a bit of Kamenashi in his roles to please the staff/fans . Isn't it kinda sad that while he was concentrating on his role, another part of him is like, don't go all out, show a bit of Kamenashi somewhere in there too.

Now I'm just really really excited about OreOre because it seems Kame just concentrated on his roles without thinking of anything else, just the role.
If I were in Japan I think I'd go creep on Miki Satoshi and sob and cry on his shoulders for helping Kame polish his acting skills, as you said. :')

(akjshfdjkf, sorry, I can get rambly when it comes to Kame)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Bemiside89 on July 28th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh in that meaning! Sorry xD Now I see where you come from. You're right, it's very sad to think that he was the first one limiting his concentration and character built process. I actually hope that in his next drama he'll stop doing this, but for the same reason said before, I doubt ir. I think we've more possibilities to see the real actor!Kame in movies and with crazy directors like Miki. But we can still hope :D
I've always complained Kame's characters lack of variation, and then oreore and its 25 roles appears~

If I were in Japan I think I'd go creep on Miki Satoshi and sob and cry on his shoulders for helping Kame polish his acting skills, as you said. :')
I need to write this on my to do list LOL XD

(don't worry, I get rambly too as you see~ xD and anyway, thanks for the comments, it was a pleasure to read your PoV :D)
r1onr1on on July 28th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
thank you (*^▽^*)
pinkporcapinkporca on July 28th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation. Reading the comments and pretty much most say what I would have said. Overall, Kazuya is an extremely talented man. Very much a lovable human being. Regardless of what he does, he will always be admired by me. Happy, Sad, Dorky, Funny, name it....He is adorable.
avalyavaly on July 28th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for taking your time to do translations! I appreciate it!

I can't even come close to imagining the true depth of the prison called "idol" is or even any other job that takes away your freedom not only to act as who you really are during working hours, but that technically there has no such thing as a non-working hour what with practice, press, fans, and all in all, no privacy. That is not a job I could ever do. I give him and so many others a lot of props for what they do.

I do like that it is at least in his personality to want to act cool, to show off, and to not embarrass himself so that part of him gets to shine through. I do wish we could see more of his dorky, down to earth side though (yes, I am glaring daggers at the stupid fans who complain about such dumb things as him not wearing glasses or who boo when he's being a dork). He really seems to be such a silly goof ball inside, which I really love. That paired with his maturity, responsibility, and common sense is what makes me so enamored with this man.

Dying to see this movie.

Sorry for the long comment. ^,^"
kazimplekazimple on July 28th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
thank you for the translation..
this will be my first proper comment to you..
now i understand his point of view as an actor!kame and why some of non KT fans said that Kame is fake..i dont know how to explain but i think actor!kame gives a familiar vibe of kame's himself if you followed along his character development.. from his gokusen-nobuta days, we can see a really good performance of actor!kame since he may not really understand an idol requirement which is to pull of their fans expectation at the beginning of his acting career ..he did the acting in totally actor/script writer point of view without conscious of fans' opinion about him..this is the best actor!kame period for me because i can witness a spectacular acting performance from kame..(what i mean is he still performed good nowadays but not better than gokusen-nobuta days..the expression in his face and eyes are still there..the new bem recognition proves it).. however after that, he started to nail his character based on our request time to time because he sense that as an idol, he need to do what the fans expect him to do..thats why he mix some of the current actor! kame with some of his 'cool' character in acting.. well is not a bad thing since he is an IDOL himself not an actor ;)

as about the fake thing, he sometimes overdid himself in pleasuring fans that make his picture/action is not natural..this is may due to his consciousness about giving a 'cool!kame' in front of the fans..i really hope that he can be himself in front of us..rather than the coolness i rather happy or appreciate to see this natural!kame (which i believe is not as social as he seems to be..hehe)

with this reason, i only love the ctkt!kame especially during season 1.. although it is scripted, we can see his genuine character towards his members, guest and environment..(like the skinship etc)
AND NOW I DEMAND A NEW BANGUMI LIKE CTKT..(oh being fans are so hard to please^^)

sorry if my comment too long or not make sense..it is my two percent only~ whatever it is, i still love kame and KT..
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on July 29th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
I am really anxious to see Ore Ore now. I want to see how he has taken out “Kamenashi” from the roles he is playing. Not to mention the fact that he is playing so many roles. Almost 20 hours a day filming. Poor thing is going to keel over from exhaustion if he keeps up this crazy work pace. Please sleep Kame, we like having you fully functional and healthy.

This column makes me want to rewatch all of Kame’s dramas and watch for what aspects of the characters have “Kamenashi” in them. Will the knowledge that he has injected a little bit of Kame into each role change the way I view the performance?

Thinking about what he said in relation to an acting class I took in college I’m not sure I like that perspective on acting. The character is a separate person from you. I understand taking different experiences in your life to help you feel the emotions the character might be feeling at a certain instance but putting you into the character for the sake of having you in the character is kind of off putting to me. This really helps me understand why I would be taken out of the performance every so often noticing something Kame-like.

People can be so hard to please, really. I really have no problem with Kame making faces or him not wearing the sunglasses. And really, it’s a new tour let the man try new things. He’s human so he doesn’t have to be 100% cool 100% of the time.

I really appreciate the way he tries to accommodate his fans and make them all happy. But sometimes I think it gets in the way of him doing a great job rather than a good job.

Thanks for the translation.
♪KAT-TUN♥FOREVER♪: [KAT-TUN] Kame: bringin' sexy backnishya on July 29th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for the translation.

I love all Kame's sides, from diva to cool to dorky to normal person. I'm glad that he also realizes that the cool side isn't just a façade, but is also a part of his true self -- it would've been painful if it wasn't so.

I also got angry at people complaining about what he does or doesn't do -- they're actually saying that his choices as a professional aren't good, what is just hurtful when it isn't real constructive criticism.

And please, baby, sleep more. I love your attitude towards work, but please respect your body and yourself first. >_<
moonprincess7moonprincess7 on July 29th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to translate this <3
Yes I agree that he should be free to show himself as he is/wants to, without having to care so much about what his fans expect of him! xDD
Sometimes I wish he'd just sleep more and work less, but then again as fans we never really get enough of our idols... ><
Dy: kame red-blackabi_manyu on July 29th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
thank you so much..
i really really really love him. more and more each day. :)
i really am curious too abt Ore Ore movie. i wanna see the proof of not-so-cool Kame XDDD
hope he can have proper rest now..
--tho i'm not sure bc he has DB and Bemu filming right?--
amm_akame_loveamm_akame_love on July 29th, 2012 05:42 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation XD
and yes, I would love Kame any way XDD and if it's natural Kame, what could be better?
Kame is amazing the way he is or whatever he is trying to be
about the movie, he has all my trust and respect, he is really something to pull up with so many characters, I knew he was amazing xD but now XD he is over that!
and Oh God! he so have to sleep! it's important! sleep and eating XD
thanks for sharing!
Isyya  和 仁 Yuuki k2jis_kazuchan on July 29th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
make me love him more and more... admire <3 <3 <3
thanks...
jee_minjee_min on July 29th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see Kame in his new role! It's good for him to try something new though being cool is awesome too XD But please Kame, sleep!!! I'm worried about his health :(
6neiro: baseball kame6neiro on July 29th, 2012 07:03 am (UTC)
more and more love him whenever i read this translation of Kame Camera.
Love him soo sooooo much, its amazing to feel in love, adore and yet admire someone that you never meet before ;A;
but Kame, as much as i supported whatever you are (dorky, cool, nerd, etc), i really disagree with that 3hours sleep. this turtle need a day off badly!

and you right about 'OreOre'. now i can't wait to see the movie, why don't they just release the movie this year??
next spring is too long ><
i hope the cinema here would be play 'OreOre', if not, then will eagerly waiting for the download.

thank you so much for the translating.
permission to take some of kame's quote and will credit you properly :)
the fotografer is so good taking kame's natural expression^^

Christina [aka Stina]: kame smile sofaswedish_weirdo on July 29th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READ THIS LATER tonight or tomorrow WHEN I HAVE MORE TIME!
knottykame_kuchizuke1 on July 29th, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
i love him wearing dark glasses XD

or even without it

or whatever.

i love him. nothing matters.

i just hope his body can recover all hardships he encounter
harukana_linziharukana_linzi on July 29th, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for translating!

I love his Maquia entries...he always seems so open an honest in them and just wow...it sounds cheesy to say it but he's really deep!

He really thinks about what he is doing and how the fans will react to it a lot!! But it made me a little upset that he said he received complaints about him not acting cool...I love dorky Kame, and I feel bad that some of his fans are putting a little extra pressure on him to be cool all the time (even if he does say that's the natural him).

About his acting...I did notice that all of the characters I've seen him as have some kind of Kame-like element to them, but I'd never realised before that it was intentional. I've never thought it was out of place or anything though. Still I'm looking forward to watching the new movie now to see if I notice the difference in his characters!!

Thanks again for translating!!
抱いて~♥: K-dognofsummer on July 29th, 2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you Isi. :D #feelings.
lady_leenlady_leen on July 29th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
after reading this I feel like I can't wait for this movie!
I Can't imagine how his role become after what I read above *___*

+ I don't care if he didn't were sunglasses because he is perfect without it! <33

He really need to sleep a little bit!
why does he always forcing himself with work ? ><
otsukaresama! We Will Wait for this Great 25 roles you did ! <33
消えないこの絆: Happy!Kosakusibylblack on July 29th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Sleeping average time 3 hours

OMG *faccia stile urlo di Munch*
Kameeee, perchè ti metti a montare un'amaca se già non hai tempo di dormire?!

Sono troppo impaziente di vedere Ore Ore *_____* Sono sicura che Kame avrà fatto un buon lavoro come sempre e poi... tutti quei personaggi significano un viavai ininterrotto di Kame sul grande schermo ♥ Voglio riuscire a vederlo in Giappone!!! Si sarà distrutto con tutte quelle ore di riprese, oltre agli altri impegni... :(

Spero davvero che tenga fede a ciò che ha detto e che ci mostri il suo lato più naturale! Mi manca un po' il lato dork di Kame, negli ultimi tempi mi pare che emerga davvero poco ed è così puccioso e adorabile quando fa lo scemo o si lascia andare senza essere cool per forza!

Le fan criticone (ma possono essere definite fan, poi...?) possono andare al diavolo e darsi agli Arashi :D

Grazie della traduzione ♥
ajas874ajas874 on July 29th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this.
Really hard to be Kamenashi the entertainer. He has different kind of fans who demand different kind of things. If he fulfilled one demand, the others will complain.
I hope he realize that he does not have to mind every complaints and just be himself.
Finishing 25 roles of Ore Ore, then become Youkai, then flying Dream Boys, then HSJ stage (forgot the name).
Wonder when he will be having other people's average sleep time - 6-8 hours.
gigihcgigihc on July 29th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
thanks U for trans! I love reading Maquia's translation from u. ^^
anyway, how we could waiting this movie until next year! so so so longtime!
about his acting skill, I still think that he gave all of his feeling into all of roles, from shuji to Bemu, all of roles. and that make I loving all of these roles. the part "kamenashi Kazuya" that he put into his role is like .... a special signal from himself. I think every actors should do like that... something special of themself in each character.
x_kawasemi_xx_kawasemi_x on July 29th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
I agree with you!
Kame is not a face! He's got soul, feelings, one's own personality, what he wants us (fans) to show.
But he just always hears, sees, if not "KAKKOI" than some people complaining.
I like and respect him as a person, a fantastic talent who has a wonderful voice, great acting talent and genius with baseball knowledge is a blessed.
If a torn/worn jeans, an old T-shirt, disheveled and unshaven on stage would be.
I even if love him, because he would be!
Especially so I like to look at the "GOING" because it seems to be enjoy and between the many athletes, do not have to suppress their own personality ^ _ ^
I think he should be more sleep! 3 hours for very little!

(Sorry for any faults, I do not know English ... I use the text translator >. <)

Thank you so much for translate!!!!! *-*
Jolli: Kame - innocentaya_3003 on July 29th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D

I guess we all will stay worried about his busy schedule,
what is that guy doing to himself? I sure hope that he knows his limits o.o not to the limit Kame, as much as we appreciate it

Anyway, it's always nice to read his thoughts to some topics :D
luckylightangelluckylightangel on July 30th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
Thank you for translating this :)
username_979 on July 30th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for sharing this translation :)
mistress_astutemistress_astute on July 30th, 2012 10:26 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for translating this! :D

Kame's lovely and deep as usual. Hahaha. I find his ability to do his work so perfectly without sleep extremely demonic. In a good way of course. :D And it shows just how devoted he is. But still SLEEP MY DEAR! >_> He's making me worried but then he's all happy. OTL I almost died trying to survive the day without sleep.

I totally agree with you. XD I love Kame no matter how he is. <3 Those fans are... Never mind! He has us!! <3

And I love that photo. He looks so good smiling naturally. <3

This is still so heartwarming though. :D Thanks again!


dee_padee_pa on July 30th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
thankyu ^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on August 10th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Vol.20 自意識 – SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
...it's because you've set a high bar since the beginning Kame and now the world expects you to continue being kool... but some of my favourite moments has to do with the relaxed kame, when he's clumsy or being dorky, no make up, funny faces (I actually have the funny face pic he talks about at this year's con but not on me at the moment) and all sweaty in baseball gears >.< but of course, the teasing Kame is also supreme... all in all, Kame is perfect in his entirety.

and the whole getting rid of the KAT-TUN / Kamenashi self and just acting the role given/required... I think Ueda had the same initial struggle with 'Runaway' too but he eventually got over it and he was great!

I can't wait for Ore Ore myself!

and in your notes, should 'were' be 'were not' instead? >.<

"we won't bash you just because you were wearing sunglasses during..."

btw, I am really loving how Kame's name looks on that chair... it gives him a higher air of importance *_*

Thanks lots for sharing XD
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame Real Faceiside89 on August 10th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Vol.20 自意識 – SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
Yes it was a "were not" xP I actually really liked that he wasn't wearing glasses and I totally got the reason even without Kame explaining it. It would have look like he was trying to stand out when they were supposed to look all the same (same outfit, same serious expression, etc). I wonder why the fans didn't realize it O_o

btw, I am really loving how Kame's name looks on that chair...
ikr? Almost like a professional Hollywood actor xP
ღ~♥ Yuki ♥~ღ: ribboncandykame_kiyumi on September 17th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for this as always~