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01 March 2012 @ 12:15 am
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.13 Friends  
Kame camera is back~ I still have 2 numbers to do, I hope I can find the time to at least read them translate them soon :D There are many recent interviews I'd like to have time to translate (Kame's MISS because he talks about present KAT-TUN, KT's CHAIN-related issues...), but time-wise I haven't decided yet what to do or in which order do them :(

For this issue, thanks to plumerika for helping out in some lines :D Luv u ♥

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

Vol.13 友だち FRIENDS

「There aren't many people I can call “friends”, but people I really consider important are equal to a family. I show them 100% of myself without pretending.」


With Anne-chan and Fuku-kun I can relax a lot. Even though we’re work colleagues, there’s a special feeling of just our three, exactly like a family. It often happens that I got enthusiastic talking about beauty with Anne-chan so she calls me “Kazuko”, but also Fuku sometimes imitates that way of calling me (laughs).

Inside of me, the people I can call “friends” are very few. You know, men are creatures with a passionate sense of companion like “we are best friends, right?!”, but that’s light. Even if among men we get drunk together, unite our shoulders and talk, when the next morning arrives it’s just a “see ya!” (laughs). I am not dependent to specific people. I’m basically alone and I like time by myself too. It has been like this since when I was a kid. The idea “I want to make friend with someone” or “I must create some friendships” has never came to mind. There were also times I wasn’t called to baseball games “because Kame is skilled”, yet I also enjoyed throwing balls to the wall all alone. Instead of belonging to no place at all, I managed to become friendly with every kind of group. Both the naughty teams and the nerdy teams, even with girls’ groups, not only I could find a point of contact and play with all of them, but I went along well even with people that kept distance with everyone else.

I want to always be flat. Belonging to some sort of group you end up being categorized, right? I think it may be particularly true in showbiz. For this reason I have almost no “same job friends”. Not only I don’t like being always together and being influenced before realizing it, but also since there’s a little rival sense too, it’s impossible I can put my 100% trust on them. For this reason in my case I have many friends who do a job of a different genre. There are also people I don’t understand well what they do (laughs). There are also quite a number of baseball players. Talking about baseball players, [my friendship with] Nishioka Tsuyoshi is probably long. I encountered him on a TV show some years ago, there was the topic “my niece is your fan” and the conversation became lively. When we went drinking together the first time we both got drunk a bit too much and the distance between us naturally decreased (laughs). Even recently since he came back home for the off season, we went out to eat together and take a massage, and it often happens that he comes to my house and eat with my family.

Tsuyoshi and I are from the same generation, but if we speak about age, I have many friends who are older than me. Because I'm usually impertinent. So I talk to people in an equal way [to theirs] while I do continue respecting them. And I think that's why I'm more attracted by those who are a little bit older than I am. If they’re younger than me, even one year is fine. Since the nature of the relation is very clear with those kouhai whose admiration start from them, for example Miura Shohei, or even among Johnny’s kouhai like Kisumai’s Yokoo or A.B.C-Z’s Kawai, it’s easy to hung out with them. They call me “Kazu-nii”[*] and sort of demand my attention. Those guys toddle till my house and idly sleep there (laughs).

I don’t keep shallow relationships, nor do I want half-finished friends.

My human relations are either 0 or 100. If we’re together I want to show everything of myself, without pretending, totally. Due to the position there are many things I can’t be open about, but not only I don’t want to uselessly increase relationships, I also don’t want half-finished friends either. [**] There’s the tendency to say about me “I’m friend with Kamenashi” just after we’ve gone drinking out together one time and there are also people that I can’t trust who talk about me as they please, and this puts me in trouble. I don’t want that people I get along well talk about me around either. I naturally have this wariness about that topic. For this reason I think that my “friends” are just few.

But on the other hand, the people with who the bond became deeper thanks to natural destiny and timing overcome the so-called “friends” frame. I show them both my private life and what I think as it is, and talk about it. I spend that time with my friends along with family or a girlfriend. Yes. For me friends are close to “family”, without limits. They are my irreplaceable base. Though, I am the one who’s cold towards my very close people. Since they adapt to Kamenashi Kazuya’s way of thinking and lifestyle, I guess I inflict them a considerable dose of troubles (laughs). My deep-rooted feelings towards them, of considering them important, will never change for sure.

[*] Kazu-nii: “Big brother Kazu”
[**] “I don’t want to uselessly increase relationships”: meaning, creating new shallow ‘friendships’ just to say “I am friend with this person” or, even worse, “I am friend with this huge number of people”. With “half-finished friends” he obviously means those shallow friends you call just to go out drinking, but that you wouldn’t call “friends”.


Kame’s fixed point of observation
This photoshoot was taken while having a stroll under a good-feeling blue sky. “Recently I don’t have time to do this, I’m happy” said Kamenashi-kun, he seemed to feel good. During the stroll, he talked about Fuku-kun and Anne-san, about Fukuyama Masaharu-san giving him a champagne bottle as present to celebrate the drama high ratings, and I wonder why the conversation became about the old age time. “In the future I want to open my own shop”, he said. “I’d like that my precious people and people I want to meet come and reunites in that shop. More than going out myself, I prefer the others to come to me. I like to receive (laughs)”
By Maquia

I think this issue's picture is one of the best pics Kame has ever taken. I love it.

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steph by steph: kame anan2011shiharipanda on February 29th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
*sits* spot is mine hahahaha
I LOLed with the Kazuko part haiuhiuahiahihauahihiuaha
Oh Anne.. ILU.. why you no love Kame?? D: lol

I think Kame said some truths about friendship, but still feeling he's too harsh and solitary :(~

Let me hug you Kame ;A;/ LOL

There’s the tendency to say about me “I’m friend with Kamenashi” just after we’ve gone drinking out together one time
WOW!!!!!!!!!! XD Fatality!!!!!

Thank you very much Isi!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Edited at 2012-03-01 12:43 am (UTC)
Rin chanrinrua on March 1st, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
*whacks for spot*
sorry Isi :">
ds_krtlds_krtl on March 1st, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
I was waiting for the new translations of Kame Kamera from you!! ^^ Thanks so much for the trans!!! ^^
Silviaylunio on March 1st, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
I love Kame Camera.
Kame's point of view toward friendship is very similar to mine. Once in a while, we have something in common. So I understand him perfectly.
As always, his words and thoughts are amazing <3

Thanks for translating! <3
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame - Kibou wo mune niiside89 on March 1st, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
I share the same view as him too. The people I call "friends" can be counted with two hands, or even less. :)
I kinda envy him for being able to turn even apparently bad things into good things (i.e. not bonding with someone --> becoming everyone's friend). I'd like to have this power too :)
crovoxisikes ♥♥♥♥ 亀梨和也crovoxisikes on March 1st, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)

OMG, thanks you so much isi~ I love everytime they both talk about their friendship. It's such an admirable friendship.

*just woke up..ohayo!

Edited at 2012-03-01 12:12 am (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: OMG!iside89 on March 1st, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
I was waiting for you! KamexTsuyo shipper! XD and everything started because his niece was his fan... xD
bellemelodybellemelody on March 1st, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
thank you so much! I thik with every his word my adoration and love just grow and become stronger! Kame is amazing<3
hakumeigirlhakumeigirl on March 1st, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
Kame kun never fails to impress me with his outlook on life.

Thank you so much for taking the time to translate this for us Kame fans.

You're wonderful!!

pinkporcapinkporca on March 1st, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for doing this translation. I always wait for this patiently. Thanks for your hard work.
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on March 1st, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation.

As someone who takes a long time to warm up and actually consider someone my friend, I really understand his feelings on friendship.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on March 1st, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
Awww, I like Kame's line of thinking here: a friend most definitely differs from an acquaintance...
Thanks for sharing.
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on March 1st, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
That's definitely what he means :) It's true, funny enough he's never used the word "acquaintance" in this essay, he just kept repeating "this is not FRIEND" :)
truongthuyquynhtruongthuyquynh on March 1st, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing it. <3
Arina Rain: kt_holdhandseevaleena on March 1st, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
OMG! I didn't know Watta & Fumi called him "Kazu-nii"!! It's so cute!! Anyways, it's always interesting to read on KAme POV. He's a very interesting human being ^^
scorch66: feelscorch66 on March 1st, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
I see so much of myself in him and his friend policy is the same as mine - few, strong ties beat many, shallow ties any time ♥

There were also times I wasn’t called to baseball games “because Kame is skilled”, yet I also enjoyed throwing balls to the wall all alone
aww :((( I have the feeling Kame was ostracized a lot, esp after he joined JE :( ♥

Instead of belonging to no place at all, I managed to become friendly with every kind of group.
he really is so much like Shuji in this regard. I noticed this about him too: he tends to get along with everyone. Not being able to adapt so well myself, I really admire him for that. I love how he can strike up a conversation with anyone of any age. ♥

Thank you for translating, Isi! :')
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on March 1st, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
I have the feeling Kame was ostracized a lot, esp after he joined JE :( ♥
While I was reading this issue, I went "Kame you sound so lonely, let me hug you ;A;" on Twitter xDD

And true, he sounds so like Shuuji. :o I share his policy of "few strong ties beat many shallow ties" too :) I can also be friendly with almost everyone, like have a light chat with older or younger people, but not at Kame's level. His "being friendly with every group".... I sorta envy his adaptability, but I still think it's a policy that sounds lonely too. And also Kame sounds lonely, sometimes :/

You're welcome! (and argh, it's AGES we don't chat decently ;A; Now I become lonely like Kame's hand.)

Edited at 2012-03-01 12:07 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - scorch66 on March 3rd, 2012 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
laniechan_desulaniechan_desu on March 1st, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
thanks isi!~ ♥
kk4evamuz82 on March 1st, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Thank you isi <3
this interview is beautiful and i love reading his insight on the definition of 'friendship'
his lack of trust in people (well not all) must due to his past experiences, i can relate to that, Kame-chan
Kazu-nii and Kazuko ^_^
TsuyoKame <3 but Fukuyama Masaharu gave him bottle of champagne??!! LIKE!! (looking out for his buddy)
love that his circle of friends doesnt fix into 1 specific category
Thanks again isi....always love ur translation, can't wait for MISS ;D
your friendly neighborhood Isiiside89 on March 1st, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
i can relate to that, Kame-chan Kazu-nii and Kazuko ^_^
LOL sounds like he has multiple personality! XDDD and it's probably true... xDD;;;

I am still waiting for MISS scans to be out so to read them, but from the snippets I've spotted around, it sounds interesting :Dv
jee_minjee_min on March 1st, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
I agree with you! Indeed, this time is the best picture & lifestory that Kame ever wrote! I can clearly understand his point of view & I think KAT-TUN is not his friends but rather a 'family' to him.

We tend to show 100% of our true personality only in front of those who we felt comfortable with. And for Kame, a celebrity, he really have to consider first who is friend whom he trusted & comfortable with so that they will not reveal his secret life~

I love this part of him. It's good that even with a few friends, he can find someone that fit with him :D

Thank you for sharing this~
your friendly neighborhood Isi: KAT-TUN 5nin v.2iside89 on March 1st, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
for Kame, a celebrity, he really have to consider first who is friend whom he trusted & comfortable with so that they will not reveal his secret life~
Totally. That is exactly the reason I would probably not want to be on his place: you have to double-check people coming close to you to see if they're doing it because they want to be friends with you or just have some (direct or reflected) benefit. Showbiz is scary :(

So, readin what he said here and in some other interviews, I guess that KAT-TUN for Kame are something in between a "family" and "rivals", lol~
You're welcome ^^