Happy Birthday Kame-chan!February 23, 2010 at 6:33 am | Posted in Kamenashi Kazuya | 8 Comments
Tags: Akanishi Jin, birthdays, J-Drama, JE Profile, Johnny's Entertainment, Kamenashi Kazuya, KAT-TUN, One Pound Gospel
Nino and Kame are my favorites, “ichiban” in the net, in Johnny’s, and in the entertainment industry of Japan. They’re really great actors, very convincing, very hardworking, both sleeping 2 hours a day (whow!), good-looking, and great singers and dancers.
So, for his birthday I’d post all about him. ^_^
Name : Kamenashi Kazuya
Surnames : Kame, Kame-chan, Ka-kun, Kamehameha, Kamerin
Date of birth : February 23, 1986
Place of birth : Tokyo, Japan
Height : 171cm (5’7″)
Weight : 54kg (119 lbs)
Shoe size : 26.5cm
Eyesight : R:1.0 ; L:1.0
Blood type : B
Family : Parents, 2 older brothers, 1 younger brother, 1 niece
Occupations : Singer & actor
Talent Agency : Johnny’s Entertainment (since November 8, 1998)
Kamenashi Kazuya, or Kame as he is often called, is part of Johnny’s Entertainment group KAT-TUN. Although he is the youngest member, Kamenashi is usually the one that leads the group in the numerous TV shows or concerts they’ve been in. He is actually the “K” of KAT-TUN, and the main vocalist of the group with Akanishi Jin.
Kamenashi is passionate about baseball. He started playing when he was in the first grade and had represented Japan in the junior world leagues. Although he was later forced to give up the sport due to lack of spare time, Kamenashi had stated in interviews that Johnny Kitagawa, president of Johnny’s Entertainment, was supportive of his passion.
In late 2005, Kamenashi, along with Yamashita Tomohisa of NEWS, starred in “Nobuta wo Produce”. The two released their single Seishun Amigo under the name “Shuuji to Akira”, their character names in “Nobuta wo Produce”. The single is the No.1 best selling single on the Oricon Yearly Single Rankings for 2005. A few months later, KAT-TUN debuted with Real Face which broke a million nine weeks later, making Real Face Kamenashi’s second million seller single.
Favorite Colors : Black, White, Blue
Name’s origin : His mother wanted the “wa” of “heiwa” [peace] to be part of his name; it also comes from the name of “Kazuya”, a character from the manga “Touch”
Favourite Food : Steak, Rice, Fugu (blow fish), Squid (sushi), Bananas
Food He Hates : Pepper, Raisins
Favourite Sports : Baseball (has represented Japan in the junior leagues), Snooker (Billiard/Pool), Bowling, Basketball, and Water Sports
During his off days : Shopping, eating out, spending time at home
Favourite English words : “Challenge” and “Enjoy”
Pet : Kaninchen Dachshund named Ran-chan
Scariest thing on Earth : Betrayal
First thing that he’ll see in the oposite sex : Eyes
During a fire, thing he will choose to save : Photo album
Instruments played : Alto french horn (played in the wind orchestra during grade four)
Cooking : Chaahan (fried rice)
Childhood dream : Becoming a pro baseball player
Skill he’d like to have : Skill to memorize
- If you compare KAT-TUN to a family, Kamenashi would be the oldest daughter.
- Tagushi said he was “like a lone wolf sometimes”, “a really spoiled kid” and “the forerunner of times”.
- He often forgets to click his tongue during the Real Face song.
- Officially exclaimed KAT-TUN’s best impersonator (> Donald Duck, his dog, the frog from “Spirited Away”…)
- If he was not an idol, he’d like to be just an actor.
- “Kame” means “Turtle”, that’s why he says his animal analogy is a turtle.
And that’s just about it. There are still many things I don’t know about him, but I do respect him as a professional person. I’m not really a fan of KAT-TUN, nor am I a fan of Akanishi Jin who is flooded with rumours and issues, but I do like some of their songs.
I first saw him in a friend’s magazine of Myojo. Back then I only knew Arashi and Hey!Say!Jump. I really thought that Kat-tun members were not good-looking and I had a bad impression of them. But when I watched One Pound Gospel, my first impression of Kame-chan changed. I found him very funny and bubbly. I laughed heartily because of his acting in One Pound Gospel. I did wonder why it didn’t receive much attention/award. With interest on him starting, I also watched Tatta Hitotsu no Koi where he acted a different role. He portrayed a quiet, hardworking, young man who wants nothing but the happiness of those around him.
And he’s a great impersonator of animals and animation characters, too. Also, he’s the lead singer of Kat-tun.
I don’t like it when he was coined as a “low-ratings actor.” He’s very good. He portrays his roles in a perfect way.
I look forward in watching more Kame dramas and in listening to his songs. I hope he becomes more successful but sleep more, and also avoid scandals that will ruin his image. Maybe I’ll make a fanfiction about him and Nino. -_^’
Happy Birthday Kazuya-kun! Ganbatte kudasai!
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