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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.

ladyc2ladyc2 on May 8th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation :)