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08 May 2014 @ 06:15 pm
[Trans] Kame camera - Vol.36 To discipline  
Here we are back to the missing volumes :D So please mind that this is Maquia 2014.03 released on January (thus movie references are to Joker Game, not Vancouver no Asahi). The (in)famous Kame Camera with the skinny-skinny naked selfie ^^"

-Talking about how many kg he's lost for Joker Game's character and how he trained
-How discipline his body is actually something he looks forward to
-Talking about how "many experiences disciplined my soul".
-And what he still can't accept about his life.

Thanks scorch66


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

Vol.36 - 鍛える To discipline

「It's because I have been disciplined and forged by many experiences that I can now accept anything.」


I tried to take this picture at home for no reason. I'm in the midst of remodeling my body for the movie!! From now on I'll go even more further and face the filming with a cool body shape!

While I was still filming the drama, I already started training for the next work's character creation process, and I lost 6-7 kg in 3 months. All possible work occurred simultaneously and I had very little time to train; thus, I changed what I could change in everyday life and kept adjusting little by little. I made a rule to do push ups and sit ups every evening, but with only that I wouldn't make it in time, so I continuously put energy in the abdomen and practiced drawing-in. [*] My main meal was once per day. I drink alcohol, but I diligently drink more water than that, and I was choosing healthy food.

To strangers, maybe I looked like I was being stoic and going overboard, but I'm absolutely not doing anything unreasonable or enduring. For me, creating and disciplining my body is a fun preparation for work more than making efforts. When I was doing the home run project for “Going!”, in order to hit the home run, I was eating only meat every day and made my body bigger. During “Yokai Ningen Bem,” I went without alcohol for almost three months to erase the human traits. By completely changing my lifestyle, I discipline my body and soul towards the most suitable ‘me’ for that job. Since I don't have an ideal image of the look I want Kamenashi Kazuya to have, my body proportion, mind, and lifestyle are ever-changing. I'm like that about my whole life. I can adapt to any terrifying situation in a flexible way, and I'm also confident I can easily accept and enjoy even happenings. Given my stormy life (laughs), this might be my “strength” that has naturally came to life.

Among Johnny's, I don't think I have some special talent.

I feel neither jealousy nor rival spirit towards any of my same generation colleagues. This is my nature to begin with, but I also think it's because I've survived through a harsh environment. I was born as the third son of four brothers and every day I was feeling that I couldn't match up to my older brothers in strength. Same was inside Johnny's. I've seen many people until now so, fundamentally, I don't think that I've been blessed with some special ability or talent. I had already recognized before debuting that both inside juniors and inside KAT-TUN, “I'm inferior in both looks and talent, aren’t I?”. I'm not disparaging myself, but I'm starting from the thought that “I'm losing against everyone” in everything. So it has become natural that I discipline my body and soul every day. Probably also the fact that I can naturally accept any kind of different sense of values from mine is due to the fact I've been disciplined by every possible experience. For example, “Seishun Amigo” which I sang together with Yamapi (Yamashita Tomohisa) when I was 18 years old, at first it was an “absolutely no” choice inside of me. That nostalgic melody, the lyrics saying something along the lines of “the cellphone doesn't stop ringing”: the young me of that time had absolutely no interest in those. Honestly, I was thinking “I don't want to do this” (laughs). I had a talk with the president then resolved to do it, and after I accepted, it left a good result behind it. When you are in this world, this kind of stuff happens often and it's a pity to be tied by only your personal narrow sense of values. I have become able to think that “there's no ‘no’” regarding anything. Of course, even now, there are things I can't accept at 100%. For example, when involved in a romantic relationship, the other party is always “Romeo and Juliet situation”, isn't it? I can't escort the girl I like in a grand style. This, as an adult man, is uncool, and I think it's deplorable. Now I've acquired experience but even so, considering that I'm continuing to do this job, I was also able to think that I have no other choice than to continue living facing such irrationality and heartrending sorrow. I'm grateful to all the experience that has forged my soul.

For me, to discipline means preparing for a work. I'm enjoying the changes.

Kame’s fixed point of observation
Kamenashi-kun has evidently became slimmer in the last 3 months. Even during the photoshooting, we could see how he was paying attention to many things like drinking the hot spring water he's into recently or eating a vegetable soup. “I'm making the lifestyle changes my personal present interest I'm totally absorbed by. According to the character I play or the work, I imagine myself like a figure and shape my body. When I'm acting a normal young man like in “Ore Ore” or “Tokyo Bandwagon” it's a round body shape, when it's baseball time it's a square body shape, when it's idol time it's a sharp triangle (laughs). It's fun to live while imagining this.”
By Maquia

[*] Google tells me it's a sort of diet style where you continuously keep your abdomen muscles tense sucking them inside, anytime you remember to do it (for example, talking, or walking/running while sucking the abdomen muscles etc). It's supposed to make you use transversal abs.
...but it's the first time I hear about this so feel free to correct me xD

No matter what other fans or non fans may say, I still find his humilty genuine and something to look up to. But it's still my two cents.

Seelenlichtseelenlicht on May 8th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
Seelenlichtseelenlicht on May 9th, 2014 09:14 am (UTC)
He is amazing, isn't he ;___;

It's pretty interesting because just in my last course we were talking about adolescence and the fact that teenagers often have to 'produce' their body in a way they could match certain groups and certain images they want to fit.
In his case he really just views his body as somethinmg what not just naturally belongs to him but as something what can be formed, and adjusted to the situation he is in or for the work he needs to do.
I have to say that before reading this I was very shocked about the picture (well you know all the story of course) but after reading it I just respect him. And I think it's a great thing that he doesn't only view it as a task he has to fulfill but also as something what makes fun?

'For me, creating and disciplining my body is a fun preparation for work more than making efforts.'
This is pretty interesting, because it actually shows that he likes to have control over his own body...and I wouldn't be surprised if the knowledge that he actually has full control over it and basically can form it any way he wants, pretty much satisfies him.
(what is pretty unny, because this 'having control over your inner self and your body has a more female touch. It's like a internalizing vs externalizing process the latter part being more typical for boys/men(if it even makes any sense in English because these would be the German words for it ^^')

(I'm happy that no one of us ever studied psychology or we would just sit here analyzing him even more than we already do XD)

To the 'one meal a day'...again I would be shocked just some weeks ago, but I actually started to do exactly the same thing and it's...okay? Like after a while you just stop feeling hunger and you have to eat because you need energy and not just because you get pleasure from food. So I guess if you do it over a longer period of time it probably will fuck up your whole body system, but if you have control over it and just do it for several weeks/months then it's not ecaxtly harmful.

'I can't escort the girl I like in a grand style. This, as an adult man, is uncool, and I think it's deplorable. ' *Pats him* We often forget what stuff they are going through as idols and how many things which are normal for us they aren't possible for them. It's sad. Sad and really painful. But I really hope that all the exciting jobs and the possibilities he gets kinda make up for it. At least a little bit.

Thank you for translating <333 I really enjoyed this issue. :-*
moveslikekamemoveslikekame on May 8th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
Uhh that pic still scares me *A* And even if he says he's not going overboard, when I look at that pic I think otherwise. It's really not healthy to eat just once a day and that's based on experience - reason why my stomach keeps on bothering me for almost 3 years now. However - there's always this however with Kamenashi ughhh *A* - it's so admirable of him to be able to well discipline himself like that. He makes me think of Kamenashi Kazuya as a modeling clay. You can shape it however you want, add to it, subtract from it when you need to. Kame how do you do it? I need tips~

"Among Johnny's, I don't think I have some special talent." - I disagree Kame! Aside from well I'm biased and I love him more than anyone else in the industry and he's perfect; the fact that he's the way he is about his work - being able to discipline himself so much, being able to adapt - is some special talent imo! So nope Kame you def. have a special talent~! *sings What makes you beautiful here because well it kind of fits*

"Now I've acquired experience but even so, considering that I'm continuing to do this job, I was also able to think that I have no other choice than to continue living facing such irrationality and heartrending sorrow." - Aww poor bb ;~;

Thank you so much for translating Isi ♥ Otsukame~ ♥

Edited at 2014-05-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame dangan pirateiside89 on May 8th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
The pic still scares me too I had to cover it when I was translating, luckily the pic on the other page was great!
And as fellow problematic person, I totally agree with you, I experimented on my skin the consequences of having a weird eating schedule T_T *hugs you* ....however we can still admire him and ask him for tips, we're helpless ^^" #biased

And I totally agree with you, he has hidden talents he doesn't even recognize! IMO the biggest is how he naturally makes people around him feel at ease and comfortable, and this totally translates into a better workplace and a better work! I wish I had this talent too ;_;
And sorry you asked for it so I'm gonna use your video against you and everyone else reading this page ♥

You're welcome :D

Edited at 2014-05-08 05:29 pm (UTC)
luckylightangelluckylightangel on May 8th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation isi *hug*
Forever-Late Girldori_liv on May 8th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
ohhh, thank you ♥♥
spirit_diamond: kame dimespirit_diamond on May 8th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
thank you so much, Isi! <3
I can not look. so thin (/_;)
I miss "idol time"... want to see soon >
ladyc2ladyc2 on May 8th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation :)
crism79: KAT-TUN Kame smilingcrism79 on May 8th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation :D And the vid! :))) Loved it, it got me smiling so hard my cheeks hurt lolol.

I really hope he'll reach a point in his life where he can recognize his worth and talent

I also agree with that last comment :P To me he is genuine :))
pineappleribbon: Kame1pineappleribbon on May 8th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translating! Kame say he easily accept and adapt at different lifestyles and happenings. I wanted to be like that, it's one of my barrers. Even if in the end I always adapt, its hard. So its one of many things I admire on him. He can say that he have no special talent, but he have many! Its not like he have to do something no one else does, that it's not special. The way he do it (sing, dance, talk with people etc) is more than special ♥ And I agree 400% with you, his humilty is genuine.
amivieamivie on May 9th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
thank yøu for translating.
Parisa WongParisaWong on May 9th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
arigatou~ I always looking forward to the translation!

The "practiced drawing-in' exercise that kame did which google said is correct. I myself always do that to tone the tummy muscles to keep it flat :p sucking in & out the tummy area consciously with some strength, the result may be slow but it worked ^ ^ girls who want flat tummy should try it!

I don't know how to describe how I feel for this man... he is really a person to look up! Somehow he always change my life and my thinking even though I much older than him :) kame i really really love you!

Edited at 2014-05-09 12:52 am (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Pink!Kameiside89 on May 9th, 2014 10:17 am (UTC)
Oh thank you for confirming it! I've never heard about it before so I was a bit puzzled and had to trust Google lol xD

You're welcome! ^^
abyssinian13abyssinian13 on May 9th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
thanks for translating and sharing..
that pic gave me flashbacks of nobuta days skinny kame (goosebumps) when i first saw it..
Isa-chan: :D Junnomamushi_takki on May 9th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
thank you so much for translating!
wow, Kame's life style is really rough ne? :P
Luvmileluvmile on May 9th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation <3<3<3<3!!!

Gosh, I wish I had half the discipline he have. :)
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on May 9th, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
more reason for me to admire him...
he really works hard on himself... physically & mentally
thanks a lot for translating :)
ore_scarletore_scarlet on May 9th, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
everytime I read Kame Camera trans I feel like I just wanna hug him and cry ;A;

thank you by the way for always translating this precious Kame Camera ;) I seriously came to love him more because of these articles ^~^