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04 June 2014 @ 08:42 pm
[Trans] Kame camera - Vol.39 Standard  
Long T/N ahead so I won't write highlights this time except of:
-Kame is UNISEX (quoting Tsumabuki) xD
-a very very sweet moment between Kame and his grandmother
-fanboying Leonardo di Caprio and a reflection about himself.

This was one of those issues difficult to translate because even if the meaning comes off quite smoothly from the Japanese text, the result is different in English >__< So, a particularly huge thanks to scorch66 whose help this time was extremely precious to make the text flow better :)

T/N: The term used for the theme (the English word "standard") is tricky if used as it is in English, so inside the text I replaced “standard” with other terms such as “basis”, “touchstone”, “foundation”, accordingly to the flow of his thoughts. Overall, please take the definition of “standard” as he gives it in the quote under the title and keep it in mind while reading this issue.
To simplify, I assume that with “standard” he's implying what he considers the “basis, foundation” inside of him, and includes a nuance of emotional involvement. Standard as what's normal/the usual for him, but he could be referring to the items or people he considers special too.


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

Vol.39 スタンダード Standard

「I grow to love things more and more if I use them for a long time, and their significance to me becomes deeper: for me, this is a "standard”.」


This is a picture I took from the relay broadcasting booth I always take a seat inside; the day I was in charge of the relay commentary for the Giants vs. Hanshin opening match. “Baseball is my foundation as well. I'm having LIVEs and doing a job related to baseball too in the same place where I often came with my dad when I was a kid... how to say it, it's such a deep emotion!”

In this last period, I'm undergoing a revival of what I liked in the past. Wearing the APE jacket, listening to Nakashima Mika-chan’s songs. It's like I'm taking out what even now is still in my memories and I continue to like unchangingly, and enjoy them. Although I don't do it with the perception of looking back at my past either...... Since this year began, I had two movie filmings one after the other and I can't go back to my house as often. Maybe it's exactly because I'm far away from my home base [T/N: the baseball term] that I long for the “standard” inside of me. After completing the location filming for the movie, I frequent the SPA I have loved since the past, along with Tsumabuki-kun and the others. When we were filming in the prefecture of Ibaraki, I jumped on the train during breaks and also went to my grandmother’s. Now she lives in a nursing center so I couldn't meet her for a long time, but she was happy even just to see my face. When I spend time with the things and people that are my personal touchstone, I realize that my heart's foundation is here, and I can experience a lot of feelings.

Leonardo di Caprio and the movies he acted in are one of my touchstones too. During my childhood, I watched “The Basketball Diaries” and “Titanic” and was impressed by them. I was charmed by his overwhelming acting skills and that slender look. He was the first person who wasn't a baseball player that I looked up to and thought I wanted to become closer to. The present Di Caprio who turned 39 years old is different from that period both from the outside and the inside. I can't forget the impact of when I was totally absorbed by him, but now he's cool as he is now. I like him, including all the changing processes he went throught until now. Looking at it objectively, I keep changing too. Looking from the perspective of someone who started to like me when I appeared on TV for the first time, I may look like a different person. I do think that the image I had when I debuted was that strong. I also think that surely there are still people who like the young boy, thin to the point of being too thin, more. But if you ask me, I think that the present me, as a human being, is cooler (laughs). Moreover, it's not that the 18-year-old or 20-year-old selves have disappeared; they're inside of my present self, so it's only natural that my present self is more interesting.

The fact that I'm so absorbed by movies is because it's something I want to continue doing in the future.

But you know, it's not something I should say since I'm only 28 years old, but there are also moments where I casually look at my hands and think “I did grow old” (laughs) That, I think, I have to properly do my maintenance. This is different from both the show-off self giving greater importance to outward appearance of the 20-year-old period, and also from the spirit of “I'll fight with my inner side!” of the 25-year-old period. Spirit shows on the body and the appearance too, and I think that the opposite also happens, so I want to keep my lifestyle dear and take care of both mind and soul. I don't have any will to start anti-ageing care, but I think it's necessary that I make some effort to keep the functionality of the body at this age at its best. It would be nice if I could turn the fact of days passing by and the fact that due to it I'm getting older, into my personality and my charm point.

To begin with, what becomes my foundation are things that I can use regularly for a long time. They are vintage things which, even if time passes by, don't worsen but increase in their brilliance, so I probably want to be like that too. Maybe it's because I became self-aware of this that I recently feel like the way I look at stuff and how I deal with work have changed. Even when shopping, I choose things not only following my present interests but things that I feel I can get along with even 10 years from now. Work is the same. The fact that I'm so absorbed by movies is because, when I stared into my future, I saw that I wanted to continue filming movies for a long time. Right now on the filming spot I'm only akin to a first grade schooler, but I want to pile up experience and make movies one of my personal basis. While still bringing KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi to a new level, one day I want to become a presence that can be approved by the film industry. It's a huge dream, but if I portray such a future, I can think that the present is becoming more and more fun.

There are also people who like my 20-year-old self more, but I think that my present self is cooler.

Kame’s fixed point of observation
Despite being submerged in the tough schedule of the movie “Vancouver no Asahi”, he's quite chipper, saying, “filming is extremely fun! The last time I filmed with a group of only men was -Gokusen-, but we're getting along well. Yesterday too, I went out drinking with Tsumabuki-kun for around 3 hours. And he told me, 'Kame is unisex. I think you have a girlish feeling so you are loved by men older than you' (laughs)”. Indeed, boys who can have conversations about aroma candles or hydrogen rich water are unusual!
By Maquia


"I couldn't meet her for a long time, but she was happy even just to see my face. When I spend time with the things and people that are my personal touchstone, I realize that my heart's foundation is here, and I can experience a lot of feelings"... This sentence hit terribly close to home for me, and I could totally empathize with him. A grandmother just smiling for happiness seeing her grandson/daugther after a long time is so priceless and does make you feel a lot. This man totally has a wonderful heart and it's on the right place.


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Natsu4koori on June 4th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank u! ♥ I really enjoy reading it. :)
sunakoyuesunakoyue on June 4th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
O_O I also love Leo DiCaprio, Kame-chan! Honestly, I like Kame better now than when he was 20-years-old. So I agree with him that he is "cooler" now (younger Kame was a bit 'show-off' IMO)

"The last time I filmed with a group of only men was -Gokusen-" huh? when he did One Pound there was a group of men too...

Thanks for your translation! :D
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame SCP In Factiside89 on June 4th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
Maybe he was thinking about Gokusen movie? wasn't it in 2009? :)

Agree, present Kame has a completely different charm, more mature and deep than 20-year-old Kame; even physically now he's a refined man while at 20 years old he was... well, a boy :)

You're welcome!
(no subject) - sunakoyue on June 4th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
moveslikekamemoveslikekame on June 4th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Aww he's so sweet ♥ Even though he was probably so busy with filming he still went to see his grandmother~ And aww I bet it was such a precious moment for his grandmother to see him~ ♥♥♥♥

Lol Kame the fanboy XD I find this very amusing and cute XD

It's nice how he sees himself as a person who hasn't completely lost who he was before. Instead he adds to who he was with new experiences and knowledge as he gets older thus making himself a much interesting person imo.

Is it weird to find it cute how he notices he's geting older? Lol XD You're looking much more manlier though Kame and really you don't look like you're getting any older to us at least. Especially not when he's all adorable and acts so cutely like he's not even 28 *____*

"...one day I want to become a presence that can be approved by the film industry" - I'm sure you will be Kame~! ♥

UNISEX KAME FTW. This is probably the most interesting thing anybody has said about him XD

This issue made me think he was looking back/reminiscing at the first half. His standard being something that was his - as you said - foundation, what he was used to, what was normal for him in the past. Then the second half is him wanting to establish new things for himself. His standard being something he's looking to accomplish and setting for himself. At least that's what I think. ^^

Thank you so much for translating Isi~ ♥ Otsukame~ ^^
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame piecesiside89 on June 10th, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
IKR my heart melts just imagining the sweet face of his grandmother smiling happily at seeing the grandson, knowing he is busy and all ;A; ♥♥♥♥

Fanboy!Kame is the best!!! It's like seeing ourselves in him! XD And I totally think that this is also why he is so receptive to his fans, because he sounds like he never forgets how being a fanboy feels like ^^

Is it weird to find it cute how he notices he's geting older? Lol XD
LOL when I read that part I was "LOL KAME you sound like me, that's not good!" XD LOL yes sometimes we can discuss about how he just looks like a 10 years old boy in how he behaves lmao xD

UNISEX KAME FTW. This is probably the most interesting thing anybody has said about him XD
How I wish someone filmed that scene and we could see Kame's reaction!!! XDD

Yes I think your reading of this issue totally hits the center! Having a foundation/standard already, of course, but also considering how to create new ones, not to delete the previous, but to add to it. It is shocking how mature he sounds.

sugarbaby8_8sugarbaby8_8 on June 4th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
we all could fangirl Leo together XD fanboy Kame is seriously cute.

I love his present self a lot, loved the young boy too when as he said I started to follow him years ago; but this fine man he has become; classy, charming, damn sexy and mature but cute and silly too is just perfect.

He is so sweet finding time to visit his grandmother even being so busy with filming <3

You have no idea of how happy makes me read him saying he wants to pursue his career as actor, make it one of his basis and keep making movies for a long time T___T

he is so precious #kamefeelings
sugarbaby8_8sugarbaby8_8 on June 4th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
oh, and thanks so much again for translating *hugs*
(no subject) - iside89 on June 10th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on June 4th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
thanks a lot for the trans :)
abyssinian13abyssinian13 on June 4th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much for translating and sharing!!!

I do find 20 yr old kame cool but 28 yr old kame has retain said coolness and added up a lot more to his character..</p>

I would really like to see more kame in movies..

To know that he still keep in touch with his grandmother is heartwarming..I'm assuming that she's the one with the farm where kame do farm works when he visits, right?

Thanks again!!

your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame - Close your eyesiside89 on June 10th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I think he rarely talked about grandparents and here he doesn't give more information. But it's totally hearwarming, and how he talks about her shows all the love he feels for her, it's so... warm. And beautiful.
I totally agree, he may have been cool, but now he's not only cool, he's a well-refined, charmed man.

You're welcome ^^
dee_padee_pa on June 4th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
amivieamivie on June 5th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
thank u so much!
heramarieheramarie on June 5th, 2014 07:01 am (UTC)
Kame is the kind of person who doesn't forget the importance of family...:)

Thank you so much for translating & sharing...:)
Isyya  和 仁 Yuuki k2jis_kazuchan on June 5th, 2014 07:32 am (UTC)
thanks.. kame just always cool and amazing just the way you are ~
Because I'll embrace you with these feelingszayness on June 5th, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
Thank you for the translation ♥

I love reading Kame Camera- it's such a lovely insight into more of who Kame is as himself ♥ and that he looks back at his younger selves and also forwards ♥

and this one was adorable too ♥ worried but not worried about aging ^_^ but I'm glad he enjoyed filming!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 5th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
They are vintage things which, even if time passes by, don't worsen but increase in their brilliance, so I probably want to be like that too.

...and you're well on your way ^^

Thank you.
bellak1982bellak1982 on June 5th, 2014 11:20 am (UTC)
I really like his present self the most
and I'm actually very happy he admits and also says it out loud that he definitely was too thin at some point
Seems like now he really knows how to take care of himself <3

Thank you so much for the translation Isi (*) <3

Edited at 2014-06-05 11:22 am (UTC)
Forever-Late Girl: kameballdori_liv on June 5th, 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)

T he image of him going to watch foot ball with his dad is so sweet. Also, him visiting his gran and her being happy just to see him <3

I think that the present me, as a human being, is cooler I'm sooo happy to hear him say that. I've been thinking it a lot with the things he's saying/doing recently, but he seems much more comfortable to just be him these days, and isn't trying to be 'cool' like he did when he was younger. I guess since Another Sky it's been showing. I guess it's part of growing up but I so happy he sees in him what we do ♥

I hope he gets to be a great movie star - he's already proven he has the talent for it and I think the roles he's been in are a good start.

Thanks for translating
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Naoiside89 on June 10th, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
Totally agree with your words!! And yes, Another Sky, together with some Maquias from the last 1-2 yrs, are the declaration to the world about how he sees himself now and who he wants to become (I still can't watch Another Sky without teary eyes in certain moments ^^''). It's so heartwarming to see how now he's comfortable with himself and his experiences, both good and bad ones.

He totally has the talent! I'm soooo supporting him into his acting career, he definitely can!

You're welcome!!
pinkame0223pinkame0223 on June 5th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for sharing again! XD otsukame sama deshita! :D