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This is the 4th Kame Camera special, released in September :D Quite a long issue, but totally a must-read not only for Kame fans, but all KAT-TUN fans! Because his words regarding the group KAT-TUN and its members are really so touching!

Theme is ROOTS. Three journeys for three milestones. So, highlights:
-his hometown, his reputation as the friendly and girl-lover (!) member of the "Four Naughty Kamenashi Brothers" XD
-his 20 years old, the most difficult period of his life, with its painful memories and when being popular scared and suffucated him.
-KAT-TUN and their new story: starting again as four, how their relationship is "more than mere work colleagues", the "sense of responsibility" toward the group and... the smart retort made by the journalist: he talks about KAT-TUN as he'd talk about a wife! XD

This time the pictures Kame took were placed in the last corner!

A huge thanks [livejournal.com profile] scorch66 for her very fast English check ♥


Kame Camera Special


The places that created me. The places I must be at.

KAMENASHI KAZUYA'S 「ROOTS」

As an individual human being, as a media personality, as KAT-TUN. He visited three precious places that gave birth to and raised Kamenashi Kazuya. Three journeys which trace back to his roots.

special 4

ROOTS 01_1986~
「My boyhood days when I was completely absorbed by baseball」


I received a lot of love from both my family and my neighborhood

The shitamachi downtown of Edogawa-ku is the place that created the foundation of Kamenashi Kazuya, the person, before he joined the entertainment world. When he was still unknown, he was a young boy completely absorbed by baseball.

“I practiced at school, and even after coming back home I was borrowing the walls of the neigborhood houses and hitting the walls with the ball for hours. Everyone forgave me a lot, didn't they? I was also a precocious brat who liked girls. I was walking around my hometown sharing umbrellas with girls since first grade. And kissing behind the leaves (laughs) This park hasn't changed at all either, has it...”

Walking down the streets he has known since his childhood, a lady on a bicycle approaches with a full-face smile calling, “Kazu-kun!”. He answers with a happy expression. “She's the bakery lady who took care of me a lot since I was a kid! She always secretly gave me snacks like bread crusts or cakes.... It's a downtown full of human feelings typical of the shitamachi downtown. I think the reputation of “the naughty 4 Kamenashi Brothers” had gone all around the neigborhood too. In particular, I was particularly friendly so I was popular (laughs)”.

Of course from his family, but he also received a lot of love from the people who live here.

“The time I spend with my family is increasing steadly. I can't enjoy delicious food and travels overseas if I'm alone. Because the feelings of wanting to share what I have earned with my family are growing stronger year after year. And I think I want to pay my hometown back too, one day. I want to support the young baseball teams!”

The old look of his baseball childhood was dwelling on that face lit up with the sun.

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special 3

ROOTS 02_2006
「20 years old. The period I seemed to be me but wasn't myself.」

Including all the painful memories, it's connected to the present me.


The 20-year-old Kamenashi Kazuya was in a shipyard in Yokohama for the filming of his first leading actor drama, “Tatta hitotsu no Koi”. Even now, after 8 years, the boat used for the filming is still there. “When I smell the odor of this place, a lot of memories come back to me...”

The debut single broke through the one million sold copies record. It was the period when his name became well known to the public all at once, and every single movement or action would attract attention. “The environment changed suddenly and I was at a loss. I mean, even when just going to a conbini to buy some stuff, a lot of people would call me, and whatever small thing I casually said at a recording place would become news. A sense of dread began to grow, I wasn't going outside anymore, and I was talking only with the concerned parties. I was also shocked by the false image society was giving me. “KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya” is taciturn, has some kind of shadow, wears a bathrobe... sort of (laughs) Even writers and editors were saying such stuff to me (laughs) I began to think that entertainers couldn’t stay as themselves, that they couldn’t live without creating an official face... How to say it, I was feeling that I wasn't me”.

Despite feeling suffocated and repulsed, he kept racing across the complete loss and darkness he was in. What saved his heart from crumbling many times, were the encounters and the experiences he had during this period.

“I think I was blessed with the encounters I had with the pieces of work, staff, and friends. This drama is the same. In this place I was taught the fun of creating a drama, the depth involved in impersonating a character. I think it connects to who I am now.”




ROOTS 03_2014
「What's always here is the existence called KAT-TUN」

The fact that the member count decreased won't be a power down


August 23rd, Fukuoka Marine Messe. At 16:00 Kamenashi-kun says, one hour before the curtain goes up, “Shall we go to the backstage?” He walks down the line of flow from the fast-costume-changing place to the very stage. The audience is already sitting on the other side of the single thin veil, and the anticipation and enthusiasm directly reaches us. “I think KAT-TUN's roots are lives. We have had quite a lot of independent lives since our Junior period, something that, back then, was unusual... Before appearing on TV, there have been lots of things we've learnt through the lives. Things like the skill of communicating with the audience or experiencing firsthand with our skin. I guess we could be recognized by everyone thanks to the live performances too. Perhaps this old fashion feeling is our special and unique personality.”

Lives are their major battlefield. Exactly for this reason, no matter if it's their first tour after two years and half and the first they hold as four members, this stage is filled with new experiments. The side passageways which are mandatory for Johnny's concerts are, on the contrary, missing; neither are they using the lifts and the trolleys which move around the hall at full potential. They kept in mind whether they can make the whole hall enjoy the concert until the very last corner by focusing on one single point, the main stage, and pulling off an even stronger sense of unity. They also used the weapons only KAT-TUN have, like Nakamaru Yuichi's voice percussion and Taguchi Junnosuke's tap dance. It was a live that, while still showing up [ie. showing off] their talents, overflowed with heartwarming, humanfeelings.

“I can't look objectively at my own group, but I think it's a fun and original group (laughs) We want to hold overseas concerts too one day, so we tried out things that we can't do in a Dome-sized venue. We brought together the members' ideas and strengths, and reduced them even more to what only KAT-TUN and no one else can do. For example, this time we thought that we could create an amusing story if first we used Nakamaru's voice percussion to involve the audience, and then we managed to tie it to a song where we all use the “stomp” (a dance which takes its rhythm from hands and feet beats).”

They don't want to make the size-down in the members' count equal a power-down.

“If the number of people changes, the visual performance changes too, and also what we can do with lives and CDs changes. I think that multiple “ways to enjoy” exist. Now, standing on the stage as four, I feel that Taguchi's personality became easier to see. By entrusting the MC to Nakamaru, a playfulness was born in all members and we managed to gain a good balance. By the way, regarding Ueda, no matter how many members we are, it's always “Ueda’s own world” (laughs). In the end, when we are together as a group, no matter who is in which position, [the group] is realized. Each one shows his own merit and we can meld together into KAT-TUN. I want us to be such a group”.


Maybe it's because I was here that a sense of responsibility arose.


When we visited the four members' dressing room to greet them, Nakamaru-kun immediately stood up and cheerfully spoke first, “Thank you for taking care of our Kame”. Taguchi-kun made us laugh open-heartedly, “Hello! I've eaten lots of your food presents~”. Ueda-kun was silently doing muscular training alone. This was their three-people three-ways reaction. It was just before the show but the mood was similar to an all boys' school and the atmosphere was more relaxed than we could imagine, and we inadvertently calmed down too.

“It feels like being with your own family, doesn't it? (laughs) For good and bad, it can't be an exclusive ‘only for work’ relationship. This is why it feels comfortable, but I guess we also need moments where we communicate with each other coolly as fellow TV talents, or have heated arguments. Not to clash against one another, but to completely open ourselves up and tell each other what we want to do. Through this method and applying ourselves closely, we can grow up as group, and we can break new ground. This might be the 4-member-KAT-TUN's objective (laughs).”

Career and performance, how to exist and think as a group. There are many things that arose and developed inside of him exactly because he was part of KAT-TUN.

“If I had been in another group, I believe I'd have become a completely different person. The activities we are entrusted to and the human relationships inside each group are different. And especially us, we're a group hit by a huge raging wave two times now even. Every time one of these angry waves came, we had to steel ourselves for mapping out our future as a group, and we have made strenuous efforts thinking, “we have to stand firm in one way or another”. So now I became able to skillfully look at KAT-TUN's existence from a highangle. When we were 6 there was a certain amount of ego, but this isn't a place to do what one wants to do as a personal hobby or interest. I'm thinking only about what we can express as a group. For example, opportunities to take part in movies as Kamenashi Kazuya have increased recently. Of course, that is my personal desire. But on the otherhand, I also think I'd be happy if they could entrust that movie's main song to the 4 of us (laughs). In the past there were times I thought that it would be nice to have other artists sing the main song even for a drama I starred in. I guess somewhere in my heart I wanted to separate KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi from my activities as a solo talent. But now that I have overcome many raging waves, I can't say such a thing. Perhaps I became able to give priority to what must be done as KAT-TUN, even if at times it means I have to suppress my desires as an individual person”.

How can he think that far? When we ask that, he promptly answers “sense of responsibility!”. Aren't these exactly like the words of resolution to a wife you've been married to for a long time!?

“Yes (laughs). Because it's a community created by fate. Because whatever the members do, be it good or bad, what is upfront is the group's name. As one member of the KAT-TUN family, I take my responsibilities and I do what I can do. This is for the sake of all the people who love the group more than for our own sake. I think I want to make [the group] evolve more and more and leave something of value”.

He was completely absorbed during the talk after the end of the show too. Kamenashi-kun said “I'm looking forward to tomorrow's show too”.
Once again, a new story begins from here------


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(concert pictures' descriptions, first page)

We infiltrated inside KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2014 in Fukuoka Marine Messe (8/23). After the rehearsal which was held two hours before the show, they had a short break, and Kamenashi-kun even introduced us to the backstage. On the other side of the curtain, there was already quite a few audience members. They also used a few trolleys. For the fans who can finally meet them, such a short distance is really something to be happy for! The end of the live has the estabilished custom. The whole venue holds hands with the person on their right and left and raises their hands. “We are KAT-TUN!!!”

(concert pictures' description, second page)

From the start to the end, the whole venue is extremely enthusiastic at the gorgeous direction and heart-warming feelings felt through the stageing! This is a valuable picture of their backs from the end of the live.
Sudden picture of KAT-TUN dripping with sweat 2 minutes after the end of the show! Taguchi-kun, with his excellent service spirit, gives us a big smile. Nakamaru-kun gives us a comical fighting pose. Ueda-kun, without letting you feel even a drop of sweat, gives a “my pace” face. Then, Kamenashi-kun, who enjoys the relax after the excitement. These personalities and atmospheres which feel almost too different one from the other are exactly KAT-TUN's unusual charm.

***

Kame's fixed point of observation SPECIAL – Photo by Kazuya Kamenashi
The real start is 35 minutes before the show begins


Kamenashi-kun concluded the rehearsal in casual clothing: sunglasses, T-shirt, jeans. It's one hour before the start of the show and he hasn't the faintest hint of anxiety. “On the first date of the tour I was nervous, but now I'm already calm! I do nothing but enjoy.” The estabilished custom is: 35 minutes before the show he takes a shower, does the make-up and his switch turns on in one go. Until then, he decides to introduce us to the valuable dressing room, the costumes room, the backstage. The gorgeous costume which includes the neon illumination is heavy enough to make your arm tremble just holding it with your hands. How can they dance that gracefully wearing this?! “Really? I already got used to it so I don't know (laughs)”



1. I always choose my birthday number as my backstage pass. 2. From the stage, just before the live starts. 3. The rug with the four costumes for the opening song “COME HERE”. 4. I tried to take this picture during the live, under the stage, just after I finished changing into my solo song “Emerald” costume. I unexpectedly have quite a lot of composure, don't I?



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Kame's selfie before his solo is cute~ xD And the granny calling him "Kazu-kun", aww ♥

Anyway, allow me to comment too this time - as individual, not as translator.
I really like how fondly he talks about his childhood, family and neigborhood. It's heartwarming.
The 2006 part gives me twisted feelings because I can sympathize with that "sense of dread" he talks about.

And the last part... he doesn't lie about difficulties, but the whole passage is actually full of vibrant positive feelings.
No mystery I really respect and share Kame's view on work, but he keeps surprising me. Of course everyone is free to read whatever they want in his words. But the passion, the deep feelings he has toward KAT-TUN, the enthusiasm and devotion which exude from the third part of this interview... they are so strong. And he's absolutely a team player, his "this isn't a place to do what one wants to do as a personal hobby or interest" says more than one thousand words. And as painful as it is, I really respect his attitude "if it's for the group sake, I'll suppress my personal wishes"; very few people can think like this. Plus, how he namedrops the other members was so sweet! :D
And, always personally, this line is so mature, it touched me so much: "Because it's a community created by fate. Because whatever the members do, be it good or bad, what is upfront is the group's name. As one member of the KAT-TUN family, I take my responsibilities and I do what I can do. This is for the sake of all the people who love the group more than for our own sake."
Perfect interview.

Date: 2014-10-22 02:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sunakoyue.livejournal.com
aww, I have to admit a got teary-eyed with the statement of "this isn't a place to do what one wants to do as a personal hobby or interest. I'm thinking only about what we can express as a group." He is so into KAT-TUN it is very touching...

When he says he was he but not himself at 20... I guess now he is aware of the attitude of diva he used to have But he was young and full of confidence and cocky and all these ups and downs in KAT-TUN made him the great Kame he is now :D

I can imagine him saying "nanka" when he says "how to say it"...

Ueda's own world... that was hilarious XD

Thank you for this lovely translation of Kazu-kun XD

Date: 2014-10-22 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iside89.livejournal.com
LOL! He does say "nanka" there xD it's typical of his way of speech so I want to keep it in the translation too :)

LOL, he's exactly saying that he was being judged as diva while he actually wasn't xD So considering how he talks about that period (this special, or even in Another Sky), I suppose he was too afraid to behave freely and that was seen by the audience as "cool diva" attitude; and the more they were saying him "this is how people see you", the more he got scared and suffucated, so it was a vicious cyrcle. Which luckily now he overcame :)

Date: 2014-10-22 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sunakoyue.livejournal.com
Or maybe he is just regretting his past attitude, I mean, teenagers can be really show-off if they have the chance (and he had, giving he was one of the most popular Jrs), but once we grow up we regret our stupid past behavior, right? At least that is what I think, that Kame is kind of ashamed of the "look-at-me-I-am-the-best" attitude (i.e. Shounen Club) he used to have. And he came to a point where he realized being popular was changing him for worst and that he "wasn't him anymore". Too bad some people still think of Kame as a diva, but at least we fans can tell the difference XD

Date: 2014-10-22 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iside89.livejournal.com
Ah if you go back to the Shonen Club period, yes xD all of us had this "I'm the best!" attitude in our teen days :D

I think he might regret the teen attitude, yes; but I also think that here he's hinting to something different, since he's talking expressly about the debut era (2006). He's never had problems defining his past mistakes as show-off and stupid acts, so he'd have said it here too if it was what he wanted to say. But here he clearly says "painful memories" and "sense of dread", and about an "official face" he created to survive the popularity but later realized he didn't like. Also, let's remember that 2006 was the period KAT-TUN members were hating on him for Shuji & Akira debut. No wonder he felt dread in being recognized for his popularity while popularity was exactly the reason his friends and colleagues were being cold with him. So, no wonder that he took as defense a change in order not to be hurt by the surroundings too. But he realized that on the contrary his shield was going to hurt even more, because society was taking that "official face" as a "diva attitude", and it wasn't reflecting him anymore. I have this memory of one old interview, that in this period he didn't even talk with his family - and he adores his family. I think that was more due to these heavy feelings he talks about here, the "I don't want to meet anyone", more than a simple "diva" attitude.
Not denying that he can have diva attitudes now as much as in the past XD I just think he's referring to something different here... but only Kame knows the answer XD

Still, overall we more or less share the same opinion I think XD
Edited Date: 2014-10-22 06:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-10-22 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heramarie.livejournal.com
this guy really Love KAT-TUN, you cant take that away from him...:)

thank you for translating & sharing,,,:)

Date: 2014-10-22 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] absinthe1213.livejournal.com

Thank you for this translation...


Kame is such a dear...

Date: 2014-10-22 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celyn-jo.livejournal.com
This is such a lovely article. Thank you for translating.

Date: 2014-10-22 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paoktsou.livejournal.com
thanks for this ...it's been a long time sincea read kame's stuff T.T

want a dvd from backstage ^o^

Kame is LOVE !!

Date: 2014-10-22 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abyssinian13.livejournal.com
was actually waiting for this..thanks very much for sharing!!!

Date: 2014-10-22 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanizawa-yuuki.livejournal.com
Thank you for the translation. I really look forward to this interview the first time I saw the photos.
Your final comment is also everything I want to say too. English is not my mother language so I guess I can't explain everything as clearly as you were. But this is really a touching interview.
I always respect Kame as a human and as an artist. And what make me love him the most is his feeling toward KAT-TUN.
It's a really strong feeling, and it's full of love. I think we all know that Kame sacrified many things because of KAT-TUN. and so do the other three members. Well, may be the word "sacrify" is a little too much, but I don't know what else I could use to explain my feelings anymore.
Kame always talks about KAT-TUN so dearly and so heartwarming. I always love the way he mentions each member of KAT-TUN. THe part in 2006 make my heart sting a little.
I just don't know........... don't know how to express my feeling about Kame.
Getting to know him and KAT-TUN more and more, I feel like I love and and respect them more. Especially Kame ♥
"Because it's a community created by fate. Because whatever the members do, be it good or bad, what is upfront is the group's name. As one member of the KAT-TUN family, I take my responsibilities and I do what I can do. This is for the sake of all the people who love the group more than for our own sake."
This. This is why KAT-TUN and Kame will forever be dear to me, my ichiban :) ♥
Thanks again for a lot of lovely translations of their interview.
And sorry because I didn't always leave a comment. Really sorry about this. But I would like you to know that I really love all of your translations, and the way you love KAT-TUN and Kame too :)

Date: 2014-10-22 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iside89.livejournal.com
I think we all know that Kame sacrified many things because of KAT-TUN. and so do the other three members. Well, may be the word "sacrify" is a little too much
I see what you mean. Underlining that Kame is talking about himself but the others did the same when the time came.

When you work in a group and as a team - and almost all of us do it every day - the day you'll need to sacrifice your personal wish for the sake of the team will come. Kame did it many times, and the other three did it too when needed (Ueda saying he gave up entry test at University for KAT-TUN). Just, as Junno himself said once, Kame had more chances to follow his own road and leave them... but he never did. His "refusing to leave" for multiple times is probably what makes Kame's love for KT particularly touching.
I believe it's natural to feel sense of responsibility toward a group you decided 8, 13 years ago to make big - and Kame, as the born team player he is, pours lots and lots of feelings and love into the project called "KAT-TUN".
So it upsets me when wank starts from such sentences: particular hardcore fans who use this "he sacrificed a lot!" to defend or victimize Kame; other members' fans and anti-fans use these lines to attack him. Why? Kame never said it with the intent of gaining sympathy or playing the victim card, he says it because he thinks it's a natural thing to do when you work in a team. And I think any mature person who keeps dear a project where other people are involved and in which all of them invested energy, time, years, would understand him - and are supposed to do the same.

My comment went on a tangent (XD), but thank you for the comment! Don't worry, English isn't my mother language either, that's why Scorch66 fixes my English for Maquia :D It was a pleasure to read your comment. And thank you for the "really love all of your translations, and the way you love KAT-TUN and Kame too", awwwww I'm touched ♥

Date: 2014-10-22 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanizawa-yuuki.livejournal.com
Yes and yes :) Completely agree with you :)
if we put it simply, Kame simply chooses KAT-TUN♥
Sometimes ago, I nearly cry when I read the 10000 interview of him, when he said "Because I have nothing left beside KAT-TUN". Just that one, I believe that we all can know how much KAT-TUN means to him. And to a group that you decided to make it become No.1 (not himself, but he wants to make KAT-TUN become no.1), the feeling of responsibility is obvious.
I don't think Kame needs anyone to victimize him or deserves to be attacked by anyone. Because just like you said, as a born team player he is, obviously he thinks that's a natural thing to do when you work in team.That's the reason why I can never understand when some anti-fans or may be KAT-TUN's fans but not Kame's started to argue that Kame fake his feelings and act like a boss or worse things that I don't want to say here =.=
"And I think any mature person who keeps dear a project where other people are involved and in which all of them invested energy, time, years, would understand him - and are supposed to do the same."
I'm glad that people who understand this are still more than people who never want to understand. Recently I'm very close to the point of being a silent reader because I was so scared of the fandom. Especially after those.....incidents *cough*ex-mem*cough*.
Responsibility seems easy when you say, but it's really hard when practically do it. Well, we all see this :))
Thanks again for replying ♥ It's really nice to talk to you.
By the way, I love your translations because everytime I read it, I can always feel your love and respect to Kame and KAT-TUN.
Edited Date: 2014-10-22 08:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-10-22 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-lanka.livejournal.com
Many thanks for this translation! He is amazing person 💕💕💕

Date: 2014-10-22 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jtriskell.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for translating, was a great read :)

Date: 2014-10-22 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] josie-ann.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for the translation.

Date: 2014-10-22 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crism79.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for the translation :D I loved it! As always it was a pleasure reading Kame's thoughts.

Date: 2014-10-22 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] affor.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for translating ♥

Date: 2014-10-22 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laksmianindita.livejournal.com
thanks a lot for the trans :)

Date: 2014-10-23 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rydion9.livejournal.com
;w;
everything he said in ROOTS 03_2014 made me teary
「What's always here is the existence called KAT-TUN」
sobs this line is so precious he cherishes KAT-TUN so much and it makes me love them even more Y___Y ♥

“sense of responsibility!”
he's married to KAT-TUN for a long time after all ♥ haha when it comes to family all you want to do is the best for them, right? uwu

thank you isi for always translating Kame Camera‹‹\(´ω` )/››♡

Date: 2014-10-23 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turtletops.livejournal.com
Lesson learned: never doubt Kame's loyalty to KT. never.

that I never did! lol

Ohh, you Kame, you really know how to touch our hearts :)

thanks for sharing this :)

Date: 2014-10-23 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamushi-takki.livejournal.com
relly nice interview! thank you a lot for translating <3

Date: 2014-10-23 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meriam (from livejournal.com)
Thank u for translating ive always wait for this ❤❤❤

Date: 2014-10-23 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adamsheroin.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for translating so beautifully! My favorite part was "I think I want to make [the group] evolve more and more and leave something of value”. This just goes to show again how Kamenashi is both such a professional and a wonderful human being. I'm really glad he didn't give up in his 20s and grew up to be such a lovely person.

Date: 2014-10-23 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queen-maharani.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for the translation.
I got teary eyes while reading it. Such beautiful interview.
Kame~~~KAT-TUN~~ I will always love them :)

Date: 2014-10-23 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marynasuke.livejournal.com
Bear with me~ this will be long XD now where do I start XD

I feel that Taguchi's personality became easier to see.
KAME! <3 I know we've talked about this already but this makes me so happy that I just need to highlight this again.XD

When we were 6 there was a certain amount of ego, but this isn't a place to do what one wants to do as a personal hobby or interest. I'm thinking only about what we can express as a group.
But now that I have overcome many raging waves, I can't say such a thing. Perhaps I became able to give priority to what must be done as KAT-TUN...

One of the reason why I've been a fan of KAT-TUN for so long is because they are able to grow through phases of challenges in their career. Like Kame said they used to have ego in competing against each other, they used to be selfish, they used to ignore each other's problem, they never pretend like they are best buddies when they are not, they blatantly show that they hate each other in the beginning that people label them as bad boy group. But that bad boy group overcome all that slowly, they realized their mistakes and learn to grow from it but they never denied that they once make that mistakes instead they owned up to it and use it as platform to be better. What Kame said here is a good example of that. They are now willing to swallow their own preference to come out with the best outcomes for KAT-TUN. I could never wish for KAT-TUN in 2006 to be what they are now if simply for the reason they used to be popular. KAT-TUN now is the way they are because they grow from experience(2 strong waves XD) and they just keep getting better. Limelight or not they keep trying harder to improve themselves regardless of the number of fans. I'm with Kame about KAT-TUN's originality, that's the uniqueness of KAT-TUN.

I know I haven't made much sense but words can't describe what I feel truly XD
Okay I've tortured you enough with my soppy comments of love showcase to KAT-TUN~ I take my leave now XD

btw thank you for this wonderful trans isi! <3

Date: 2014-10-23 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stuffedbook10.livejournal.com
thank you for sharing and translating <3 <3
I really love KAME and his love for KAT-TUN and the way he cherish his experiences and memories.

This is a very beautiful and inspiring article ('u')

Date: 2014-10-23 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] u-rena.livejournal.com
Kame<3 Thank you so much for the translation:D

Date: 2014-10-23 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hongo-bhara.livejournal.com
Thank you for translating this as always.

This is one of the touching and heart-warming Kame Camera that I read. Kame's love for KAT-TUN is so big and I always happy to hear or read his affection toward KAT-TUN and the members because it's so rare for KAT-TUN to show their member-ai, right.

I think, 2006 for kame was blessing year because at that time his popularity arose but at the same time 2006 was the worst year too. The yarakashi thing, cold-war in KAT-TUN, akanishi hiatus, etc. Many things happened in 2006. I am so glad kame can pass that year and learn from that experience.
Kame is so wise and mature and I am not regret at all to be his loyal fan and being hyphen too, of course.
"We want to hold overseas concerts too one day"
I hope that "one day" would come soon ^_^
Sorry for the long comment.

Date: 2014-10-23 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spirit-diamond.livejournal.com
uwaa it's perfect! Isi, thanks sooo much! <333

Date: 2014-10-23 09:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-10-23 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abi-manyu.livejournal.com
thanks so much for the translation...
well... how can we not adore this little-boy-turns-into-gorgeous-man??

Date: 2014-10-24 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blahblah.livejournal.com
Thank you very much!!!
It's one of my favorites now <3

Date: 2014-10-24 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 4koori.livejournal.com
Thank you for translation! ♥

Date: 2014-10-24 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] junsuke kamenishi (from livejournal.com)
At last,I've finally read this one. thank you for the translation..:)
I'm happy to know some things about him..
I can't understand why my tears fell when I started reading it..

Date: 2014-10-24 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightwish-3000.livejournal.com
"Because it's a community created by fate. Because whatever the members do, be it good or bad, what is upfront is the group's name. As one member of the KAT-TUN family, I take my responsibilities and I do what I can do."

mmmm...maybe that's why he decided to get drunk at home? .. thank you very much for your hard work <3

Date: 2014-10-24 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkness323.livejournal.com
Thank you for translating and sharing this! This was so deep and amazing~ <3

Date: 2014-10-25 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver-ring5.livejournal.com
thank you for translating this. It really made me think of how I first perceived him as cold, but over the years, I learned that I was mistaken. He's such a lovely person.

Date: 2014-10-25 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kame23021986.livejournal.com
thank you...kame abt kat-tun made me cry... <3

Date: 2014-10-26 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nishya.livejournal.com
Thank you very much!

Date: 2014-10-27 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] witchann2.livejournal.com
After years I´ve known this handsome guy, there are many things, which I admire about Kame. One of them is how he is able to deal with and learn from the past. No matter how painful memories he has, he seems to be able to gain a new strength from them and just keep going on with incredible determination.

Despite those strong shocking waves, which had tried to sweep KAT-TUN away, he and the others just keep standing and keep bringing joy to their fans. How they refuse to give up is something what leaves me wordless. They were able to climb up from the point, when everything had to seem meaningless to them, to the places I´d have never imagined it´s possible.
I´m not sure if I´m coherent enough, it´s just that I have their ´come Here´ concert on mind, and despite that it has been more than a month already, I can still feel what I felt in the stadium, and what they succesfully tried to pass on the audience and it´s something amazing, what I don´t want to give up on, like never.

Sorry, I let myself to be carried away a little... Back to Kame-chan…

I think that in general he is really amazing personality now; somebody who had been through the difficult times and might have done mistakes he regrets (as all of us), but he grew up into an adult, who definitely deserves to be admired and respected.

As for his corners in Maquia... He always manages to get under my skin somehow. The things he shares with the readers are really precious to me, so that I always search for a peaceful moment, when I know I will not be disturbed to read it. But this is such a pleasure to read mostly thanks to you, Isi.
I know I´m gonna repeat myself, but thank you so much for your awesome work with the translations.
Luckily, I have the original magazine version of ´Roots´ at home, but as I´m the eternal beginner with Japanese, you can imagine I understand only stuff in Latin. XD
So I bow in front of your efforts. I cannot imagine somebody would translate his words with bigger compassion and love, it can be sensed from each word.

Arigatou. <3

PS: I honestly love the pictures he took.. ^^

Date: 2014-10-30 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kissmegreen.livejournal.com
Awww *rolls around on the floor* I'm left with warm and fuzzy feels <333 with so many quotable precious quotes ^^

Thanks for this!

Date: 2014-10-31 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parisa wong (from livejournal.com)
Isi, arigatou for the translate!

Root 1 ~ I will never doubt he is well loved by family & people who has been watching him grown up in a distance. I think he felt very warm & happy when oba-chan called up to him. No one is prefect that every one will love & accept him including Kame, but I strongly believed that those who love him are sincerely & love him wholeheartedly ^^ I guessed that's what important to him.

Root 2 ~ the sudden change of life because of popularity hmmm... I can't imagine how he was really felt during those times but I'm glad he was able to overcome it. Instead became a proud & arrogant person, he became a humble & able to well appreciate things that surrounded him. That's what I really love about him & he became my inspiration of daily life ^^

Root 3 ~ my gosh... I really admired him on the understanding of "TEAM" & "RESPONSIBILITIES". This part "... but this isn't a place to do what one wants to do as a personal hobby or interest. " it really shown that Kame is fully understood what "TEAM" is supposed to be and I think the other 3 members understood that too.

And this part "Because whatever the members do, be it good or bad, what is upfront is the group's name. " this is the sense of RESPONSIBILITIES as a group as an individual.

Lastly "“It feels like being with your own family, doesn't it? (laughs) For good and bad, it can't be an exclusive ‘only for work’ relationship. This is why it feels comfortable, but I guess we also need moments where we communicate with each other coolly as fellow TV talents, or have heated arguments. Not to clash against one another, but to completely open ourselves up and tell each other what we want to do. Through this method and applying ourselves closely, we can grow up as group, and we can break new ground. This might be the 4-member-KAT-TUN's objective (laughs).” "
this whole paragraph touched my heart!

"... communicate with each other coolly as fellow TV talents, or have heated arguments. Not to clash against one another, but to completely open ourselves up and tell each other what we want to do." <-- this part hit into my heart strongly and I believed that the 4 of them will continue to grow together as a group and bring out the best of each other!

My love is overflowing & pouring on Kame and KAT-TUN! I feel so blessed ^^

Date: 2014-11-06 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dori-liv.livejournal.com
Thank you! Great volume - more than I can comment on. But Kame always choosing his birthday is cute. It's funny how he can be so cute and so mature at the same time. But then thats Kame.

Date: 2014-12-27 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moveslikekame.livejournal.com
So I finally got to reading this one. I don't know why I hadn't when you initially posted it but there's no way I'm not reading it and commenting and I'm glad I did because this issue is truly very beautiful. I can almost picture him talking and reminiscing and laughing softly during this interview, especially talking about his baseball centered childhood and all the girls and the skirt flipping he's so proud to have done during then lol; naughty little boy.

The way he talks about the neighborhood he grew up in is warming. I find it incredibly cute how that old lady calls him Kazu-kun. And I can totally imagine tiny boy Kame munching on those snacks with his puffy squirrel cheeks.

That time when he was 20, I guess he was severely overwhelmed by how rapidly his life had changed. I'm really glad at least that when they officially debuted he was already 20. I can't imagine how he might have struggled more if he debuted with them earlier. I'm happy he was able to navigate all the internal struggle he felt into doing his best and cherishing and learning from the experiences he was gifted with.

His appreciation for the group and the members is amazing. He realizes the importance and value of each one and that it takes all of them to create KAT-TUN. How he also refers to the group like a family who he can open up to and at the same time have arguments with ♥

The fact that the member count decreased won't be a power down ♥♥♥♥

Yucchi's "Thank you for taking care of our Kame" ♥

"But on the otherhand, I also think I'd be happy if they could entrust that movie's main song to the 4 of us (laughs)"

As one member of the KAT-TUN family, I take my responsibilities and I do what I can do. This is for the sake of all the people who love the group more than for our own sake. I think I want to make [the group] evolve more and more and leave something of value”. I love this man. And even though he's so obviously married to his work, his art... I love him.


Thank you for translating Isi~ As usual took me time (longer this time) to read through it. Otsukame~

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