One Piece Keyword
[My pirate crews are KAT-TUN members]
“A while ago, when I tried a cool-looking skull-shaped ring that someone gave me as a present, at that time he said "Pirates worship skulls. And you as well, in this world of entertainment illusion, if you have to make a decision, just believe in this skull and you'll be able to get through." And at the same time, I was introduced "Try reading this". And it was "One Piece".
“From then on, when I bought skull stuffs, I would pray with it, such as "Wish the live concert will come out good". I'm so influenced by surroundings, huh?" Kamenashi-kun laughed at this.
"From my condition at the time, while reading the manga, I was unaware of how much I impressed and grateful for having read "One Piece". Like when I was distressed with either people or works, I would pick up the manga put in my room to read over and over again. Negative feelings often changed to positive ones. But besides that, the feeling often changes into
"I will put my effort into it. I will try hard." And it also helped modifying my life path that looked dull.
/Friends in pirate ship is connected to KAT-TUN/
“[One Piece] is about using the power to go straightforward and pass the barriers and this is the important message conveyed to me. Moreover, the aiming of the same destination, all crews traveling to the same direction, this connects to KAT-TUN members. When I face the hardest barriers in the group, the manga often helps me break away from that", Kamenashi-kun recited.
Like last year, when Akanishi began his solo, the manga really helped a lot. When I felt "wouldn't this look too separated?", "is it good being off this way ?", when I was distressed, it reminded me of the scenes when Luffy and Vivi having to go separately. In order to protect her own country, Princess Vivi, who had been fighting alongside Luffy's pirate gangs, although wanting to carry on going together, but she had to go back to serve her country. Luffy's gang wouldn't be able to stop sailing, just like the ship named "KAT-TUN" wouldn't either. For our goals, for our dreams together of people having been on the ship, although one having left, but our hearts remain connected to each other. I think our bond has never changed.
For Luffy's gang, friends are something special. For Kamenashi-kun as well, members are not replacable.
“But, the weight of these are certainly different. That's the most important thing I want to go together. This is from the bottom of my heart. There were quarrels or punching each other (Laughs) and 'cause we have been through that time together then we will cross through the problems together. The bond is deepen. If we try to refuse it, there'll be nothing changed. We must not fear to face it earnestly.
/We can live our lives alone./
Not just members, but also friends or people around you, I'll do my best for. “I think some people can create themselves as wiser men and they are more versatile than ever. When I look at those people, I feel my life progression is probably not good at all.
Kamenashi-kun said while laughing at the origin of that passion. The link between people is our gratitude.
“What has been taught to inherit from seniors is with me now. Because I have people closed to me to encourage me so I can attempt to go on. As everyone knows, people can't live alone. Even I can eat delicious food, even I can see beautiful scenery, from the bottom of my heart, there're always feeling that "if I could share our gratitude with friends or members, it would have been more fun". Staying alone is somehow lonely and even boring. (Laughs)
The dream of Kamenashi-kun is "happiness of people involved with me".
“Because we put in different opinions while working, if there're ones who can't accept it, we can't be successful either. Of course, the fans, those who've been watching me through TVs, magazines, are parts of my life. Not just that they keep pushing me but their laughters and impression, that are transmit to me even just a little, make me feel great too.
Translation credit :
JPN to THA by murasaki_kyokai
THA to ENG by yuijbj