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Name: xxxx xxxxxxx
Nickname: Stephany
Birthday: Sept 29th
Sexuality: Straight, probably
Height: 157cm 
Timezone: Japan
What time and date is it there: 20:00 September 1st
Average hours of sleep: 6?
OTPs: my husband and I LOL
The last thing I googled was: 荒木村重
First word that comes to mind: Takeru
The last thing I said to a family member: “Good night.”
One place that makes me happy and why: Home. Love is here.
How many blankets I sleep under: no blanket but futon.
Favorite beverage: coffee
The last movie I watched in cinema was: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno
Three things I can’t live without: family, love, and delicious food
Something I plan on learning: how to get old beautifully
A piece of advice for all my followers: Save money, and use it wisely.
My blog/s: http://stephany-310.tumblr.com/ in English, and two more blogs in Japanese
You have to listen to this song: Mighty Long Fall 

 
 I tag: crism79, anreg, junishinobi, takeruzone, veechuu, zeedesu (I can’ t choose 10~)

I was tagged by: white-plum and eve2nine <3

Tanigaki-san’s tweet on Aug 27, 28

~translation~

2014.08.27 09:58

In Kyoto Inferno, one of the CCO worriers was beaten in the back of his head into next week by Kenshin at the end of a battle, right? Chome (Inadome) played that worrier, and he was disembrained by Kenshin over his shoulder just before he headed for Kanryu’s mansion house in the last film lol. No one knows why but there’s such a person who tends to play such a role. *forced smile*

 

2014.08.28 07:42

(Photo)

Team Otomo, doing location hunting in Shochiku Kyoto Studio. In a sense, we were eviler than Shishio’s army lol.

 

2014.08.28 08:53

Kenshin is doing something like ‘drift’ on the bridge in Kyoto Inferno, right? That is a quick turn rather than a drift. He pretends to run away from his enemies and they run after him, when he makes a quick turn and beats panicked enemies one after another, which is Kenshin’s destabilizing tactics!

He is excellent at fighting! Let’s go to the theater!!

From Sato Takeru photobook ‘ALTERNATIVE’
Takeru × Taka Cross Talk&lt;5&gt;
~translation~

&#8212;Before he started ‘Rurouni Kenshin’, Takeru-san was so ready to do it that he said, ‘If my action was not good, I will quit my job as an actor.’ And you saw such Takeru-san in the shooting site. What else did you think?
Taka: Only Takeru kept doing his own action without stunt double, right? It’s not a matter of whether he is young or whether he is the lead actor. I think he’s really great. I don’t know the world of actors but Takeru has an idea that an actor who can’t do his action by himself is finished. Basically, Takeru is a little … perkier than I LOL.
Sato: No, no, no. I’m almost as perky as you, right? We’re the same in that point lol.
Taka: It depends on the way people take you. As for me, I sometimes express myself in an indirect way. But he is ‘rock’, you know. In my opinion, he is quite a rock and I have to follow his good example on the contrary. He said things like that decisively and exactly carried it out. It is not a matter of great or not. He is just awesome. It’s his spirit. So when I was watching him in the shooting site, I felt something beyond description. I felt like crying.
Sato: I haven’t seen either Rurouni Kenshin part 2 or part 3, but Taka has already seen both. Of course they were not complete works, though.
Taka: (feelingly) They were good…
Sato: Even the lead actor hasn’t seen them yet (lol).
Taka: They were great, really.
&#8212;Do you talk about your impression after seeing his work?
Taka: I talk quite a lot.
Sato: Yes, he does.
Taka: Shall I repeat it without change?
&#8212;Yes!
Taka: I thought it was perfect. Actually he didn’t put spirit into it for nothing. I know how busy he has been and about his private life, so my heart was really gripped by the gap, or … what should I say … as I am a performer myself. But I don’t know how hard to act that particular role will be because I am not an actor. I said to him, ‘Well, it was really a good film. You really did your best!’
Sato: I can’t say anything because at this point I’ve never seen the films. I want to see them. I envy you. I want to see them (lol). Come to think of it, I very well remember the time when it was decided that ONE OK ROCK should produce the theme song of Rurouni Kenshin 1.
Taka: I was terribly happy.
Sato: Before it was officially decided, at the stage where they were thinking of ONE OK ROCK for the theme song and deciding it would be OK, you were performing live in Okinawa, right?
Taka: Yeah, we were.
Sato: I was also in Okinawa to watch it. I don’t remember if it was before or after the live, but two of us went to eat out in a steak restaurant. You knew I was shooting ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ at that time, right?
Taka: I knew it.
Sato: And I told Taka that ONE OK ROCK was most likely to be chosen to produce its theme song.
Taka: I was so happy.
Sato: Yeah, happy. I was really happiest ever since I started this job.
Taka: Me, too. ‘The time has come! Moving with the flow, the new generation should take the throne!’ I thought. I was always talking about such things with Takeru. I may sound imprudent but I had an idea that ‘It makes no sense to let older generations keep on doing. Isn’t it the time we should make a big leap?’ Well, in fact, I didn’t say in such strong words. (lol)
Sato: Well, but it had such a nuance.
Taka: After all, though we are different in career, we have the same feelings. We’ve been doing our job, feeling, ‘Who will go if we don’t go now?’ So I was really serious and the moment the theme song was decided for us to do, I was super happy. I tell you what. I do it in a totally different way from usual one when I produce music for the work where Takeru appears. When I did it for Rurouni Kenshin 1, I was driven by a very strong feeling that I should definitely make it a good one. Of course all I can do is to make a song and provide it. But I wanted to show ONE OK ROCK was making ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ together, involving our fans. So I didn’t want to make it seem that we were just making the theme song. I watched the film many times, as well as spot movies, I thought a lot about what kind of song is the best for this movie. I also investigated about the sound further. There is work called ‘mix’ and I’d never asked more people to do that work before. Usually we have a certain engineer-san to make recordings and he does the mix after the recording. But we didn’t do that for this song. I transmitted the song to about four mixers at one time and decided which sound was the best. I worked on it very seriously, more seriously than ever before. Then they decided to let us produce music for the second film ‘Kyoto Inferno’. This made me feel that the film was mine. We were just one of those who were making the film, I felt. In short, in making a film, you need many different teams, such as the director, actors, cameramen, audio, lighting technicians, construction coordinators, and so on. And I felt we were among the members of those teams.
Sato: This is the first time I heard about mix. But I realized your eagerness. Taka himself said, ‘This is my best work ever’. To hear the song, ‘This is great!’ I myself thought. And we shared common view, ‘Yes! This is exactly the theme music!’
Taka: We did.
Sato: At your home, we two did.
Taka: At that time, I was so much convinced that it was the only song that I could give full marks among the songs I had made. And I was all the happier because it was the theme song for the film where Takeru played the lead.
Sato: I listened to the song for the first time at Taka’s home together with him.
Taka: Yes.
Sato: As usual, in your room.
Taka: I played it, saying, ‘I’ve made an excellent song’. That song starts with the piano. OOR has just one or two songs that start with the piano. Besides, to those songs, piano part was added afterwards. Only that song was made by piano from the start to the end and then introduced the guitar, bass, and drums afterwards. Really good songs don’t take so much time to compose. They are made kind of quickly. When I was making songs with the members of OOR, we sometimes shared that kind of feelings, but when I was doing it alone, I had never felt it. In making songs with the members, we sometimes say, ‘Wow, this is terrific!’ but when alone, I had really never felt, ‘Wow, I’ve made something great!’ But this is the only song I felt so. So when Takeru called on me, I let him hear just a part of the song. Takeru has remembered that intro since then. I developed it further into that song at last. I let Takeru hear the song for the second film first, like the first one, earlier than the director, probably.
Sato: The theme song for the second film is also really good. I want everyone to hear it played in the film. It’s a really good song.

*To be continued. And the next part will be the last :)
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From Sato Takeru photobook ‘ALTERNATIVE’

Takeru × Taka Cross Talk<5>

~translation~

—Before he started ‘Rurouni Kenshin’, Takeru-san was so ready to do it that he said, ‘If my action was not good, I will quit my job as an actor.’ And you saw such Takeru-san in the shooting site. What else did you think?

Taka: Only Takeru kept doing his own action without stunt double, right? It’s not a matter of whether he is young or whether he is the lead actor. I think he’s really great. I don’t know the world of actors but Takeru has an idea that an actor who can’t do his action by himself is finished. Basically, Takeru is a little … perkier than I LOL.

Sato: No, no, no. I’m almost as perky as you, right? We’re the same in that point lol.

Taka: It depends on the way people take you. As for me, I sometimes express myself in an indirect way. But he is ‘rock’, you know. In my opinion, he is quite a rock and I have to follow his good example on the contrary. He said things like that decisively and exactly carried it out. It is not a matter of great or not. He is just awesome. It’s his spirit. So when I was watching him in the shooting site, I felt something beyond description. I felt like crying.

Sato: I haven’t seen either Rurouni Kenshin part 2 or part 3, but Taka has already seen both. Of course they were not complete works, though.

Taka: (feelingly) They were good…

Sato: Even the lead actor hasn’t seen them yet (lol).

Taka: They were great, really.

—Do you talk about your impression after seeing his work?

Taka: I talk quite a lot.

Sato: Yes, he does.

Taka: Shall I repeat it without change?

—Yes!

Taka: I thought it was perfect. Actually he didn’t put spirit into it for nothing. I know how busy he has been and about his private life, so my heart was really gripped by the gap, or … what should I say … as I am a performer myself. But I don’t know how hard to act that particular role will be because I am not an actor. I said to him, ‘Well, it was really a good film. You really did your best!’

Sato: I can’t say anything because at this point I’ve never seen the films. I want to see them. I envy you. I want to see them (lol). Come to think of it, I very well remember the time when it was decided that ONE OK ROCK should produce the theme song of Rurouni Kenshin 1.

Taka: I was terribly happy.

Sato: Before it was officially decided, at the stage where they were thinking of ONE OK ROCK for the theme song and deciding it would be OK, you were performing live in Okinawa, right?

Taka: Yeah, we were.

Sato: I was also in Okinawa to watch it. I don’t remember if it was before or after the live, but two of us went to eat out in a steak restaurant. You knew I was shooting ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ at that time, right?

Taka: I knew it.

Sato: And I told Taka that ONE OK ROCK was most likely to be chosen to produce its theme song.

Taka: I was so happy.

Sato: Yeah, happy. I was really happiest ever since I started this job.

Taka: Me, too. ‘The time has come! Moving with the flow, the new generation should take the throne!’ I thought. I was always talking about such things with Takeru. I may sound imprudent but I had an idea that ‘It makes no sense to let older generations keep on doing. Isn’t it the time we should make a big leap?’ Well, in fact, I didn’t say in such strong words. (lol)

Sato: Well, but it had such a nuance.

Taka: After all, though we are different in career, we have the same feelings. We’ve been doing our job, feeling, ‘Who will go if we don’t go now?’ So I was really serious and the moment the theme song was decided for us to do, I was super happy. I tell you what. I do it in a totally different way from usual one when I produce music for the work where Takeru appears. When I did it for Rurouni Kenshin 1, I was driven by a very strong feeling that I should definitely make it a good one. Of course all I can do is to make a song and provide it. But I wanted to show ONE OK ROCK was making ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ together, involving our fans. So I didn’t want to make it seem that we were just making the theme song. I watched the film many times, as well as spot movies, I thought a lot about what kind of song is the best for this movie. I also investigated about the sound further. There is work called ‘mix’ and I’d never asked more people to do that work before. Usually we have a certain engineer-san to make recordings and he does the mix after the recording. But we didn’t do that for this song. I transmitted the song to about four mixers at one time and decided which sound was the best. I worked on it very seriously, more seriously than ever before. Then they decided to let us produce music for the second film ‘Kyoto Inferno’. This made me feel that the film was mine. We were just one of those who were making the film, I felt. In short, in making a film, you need many different teams, such as the director, actors, cameramen, audio, lighting technicians, construction coordinators, and so on. And I felt we were among the members of those teams.

Sato: This is the first time I heard about mix. But I realized your eagerness. Taka himself said, ‘This is my best work ever’. To hear the song, ‘This is great!’ I myself thought. And we shared common view, ‘Yes! This is exactly the theme music!’

Taka: We did.

Sato: At your home, we two did.

Taka: At that time, I was so much convinced that it was the only song that I could give full marks among the songs I had made. And I was all the happier because it was the theme song for the film where Takeru played the lead.

Sato: I listened to the song for the first time at Taka’s home together with him.

Taka: Yes.

Sato: As usual, in your room.

Taka: I played it, saying, ‘I’ve made an excellent song’. That song starts with the piano. OOR has just one or two songs that start with the piano. Besides, to those songs, piano part was added afterwards. Only that song was made by piano from the start to the end and then introduced the guitar, bass, and drums afterwards. Really good songs don’t take so much time to compose. They are made kind of quickly. When I was making songs with the members of OOR, we sometimes shared that kind of feelings, but when I was doing it alone, I had never felt it. In making songs with the members, we sometimes say, ‘Wow, this is terrific!’ but when alone, I had really never felt, ‘Wow, I’ve made something great!’ But this is the only song I felt so. So when Takeru called on me, I let him hear just a part of the song. Takeru has remembered that intro since then. I developed it further into that song at last. I let Takeru hear the song for the second film first, like the first one, earlier than the director, probably.

Sato: The theme song for the second film is also really good. I want everyone to hear it played in the film. It’s a really good song.

*To be continued. And the next part will be the last :)

All Night Nippon Tama-raji Blog : posted on Aug 26

~translation~

Action Practice in Namib Desert!

F: Hiko Seijuro is here!

This week, Fukuyama-san is finally allowed to tell you the name he barely kept himself from letting off.

‘Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno’, where Fukuyama-san appears, is now showing and has become a big hit.

In today’s Tama-Raji-Report, we’ll continue to report behind the scenes of the film.

This film has violent action scenes and Fukuyama-san practiced actions in unexpected place, he says…

○RN:みぃこMiiko (Iwate Prefecture)

‘About Rurouni Kenshin’, I can’t wait for Fukuyama-san’s full-scale sword action! In a certain interview, Action Dir Tanigaki-san said, “Before he started practicing actions, I showed Fukuyama-san the whole scenes where the main actors, including Sato Takeru-kun, were practicing actions. I think he learned how seriously all of them were doing actions using their bodies. If I had been Fukuyama-san, I would have felt terrible LOL.” How did you actually feel?’

S: In Tanigaki-san’s interview, he said, ‘I handed this to Fukuyama-san and he carried it with him to the shooting site of Hot Spot and practiced there’…?’

F: Yes. I practiced in Namib Desert lol.

Fukuyama-san tried action forms taught by Tanigaki-san in the desert! LOL

F: Since I didn’t have a stick, I used something I found on the ground in place of it. I taught my manager the action sequence and practiced in Namib Desert.

Imagine Miyamoto Musashi-san and Momotaro are fighting in the desert in a certain CM.

F: That’s it.

 In the vast desert, Fukuyama-san is holding a little shorter stick and facing his manager…

 What a surreal picture! (^^;)

S: Then you had some feeling in your mind like you had to practice until it became automatic…?

F: I had some time to wait during the shooting of Hot Spot.

S: So Tanigaki-san said, ‘When the shooting (of RK) started, he made it perfectly’.

F: No, no, no, it was not such a great thing. But I practiced before going to Africa, and also after coming back.

Fukuyama-san tackled a different type of sword action from NHK’s period drama ‘Ryoma-den’.

And that this time his role is Kenshin’s master and nurturing parent.

They say that Sato Takeru-san as Kenshin said, ‘Hiko Seijuro, Fukuyama-san played, is the only stronger person than Kenshin, so his action scenes must have been very tough.’

About this, Fukuyama-san said,

F: If you ask who did the hardest job, it’s Kenshin. After all he had to fight different types. Actions of Tanigaki-san in Team Otomo are based on the idea: Action itself is acting’. It means that even one swing of a sword or how to defend it has to show the character’s identity to be given the OK.

Even if there is a basic action that can be called ‘the right way to swing a sword’, each character has its own swordsmanship, which should be different from character to character.

The same thing can be said about the swing of bat in baseball, or club of golf, he continued.

F: It is the same about a swing of sword, so they gave the OK to an action only when the character’s personality appeared in the action itself. Even if the action went well as a sequence, if nothing appeared in it, it was no good, so it was quite tough. If it was just ‘I am done ~~~!’ and showed no relationship between the fighters, it’s not good at all, right? Actually a master has to have power as such and Kenshin has to be overwhelmed by it.

Kenshin had to be involved not only with Fukuyama-san but all the characters, and he had to both attack and defend. Moreover each actor has his unique swordsmanship and timing.

F: I think it was hard. There must have been many different sword actions: those that fit well together and jerky ones that don’t fit well.

Fukuyama-san gave thought to Sato-san.

For your information, many of you may have thought actions in the film ‘Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno’ now showing are awesome, but he says ‘The Legend Ends’ to be released on Sept 13 is far more terrific!

F: Such are human beings that both those who see it and those who play it will get used to something which was given the OK at first, you know. Compared with the start of the shooting, actions got more violent gradually as we progressed to Part1, Part 2, and then Part 3, I guess. Since I joined the shooting in the middle, I don’t know all, but I think it was hard.

 Come to think of it, I hear Sato-san said he was tempted to try how narrowly he could dodge…

S: Usually, even in the scene which shows ‘narrow escape’, the fighters are actually standing far away, I suppose.

F: He said he got the urge to wait to dodge to the last moment. I thought it’s wonderful to be young! I didn’t like something that might hit me LOL. It takes me long to recover from injuries.

*snip*

(Source: allnightnippon.com)

Tanigaki-san’s tweer: Aug 24 to 25

~transltionaiin~

2014.08.24 21:00

(Photo 1)

Aoshi vs. Okina @ Aoi-ya. It was after seven o’clock but they showed no sign of finishing the shooting LOL. Staffs were also a bit tired (Director was super lively). Hang in there, everybody-!!

 

2014.08.24 21:42

If I should make friends, I’ll choose Sanosuke, as expected lol.

 

2014.08.25 14:16

(Photo 2)

I bought RuroKen’s stickers and a soundtrack CD. (What am I doing?)

 

2014.08.25 22:44

In the scene where Sojiro attacked Kaoru-chan, he faked her by moving holding his sword over his head to make her defenseless at her belly and then attacked her. And that he turned his sword and struck her with the back of his sword… Go to the theater!! 

Tanigaki-san’s tweet on Aug 18 to 23

~translation~

2014.08.18 20:31

(Photo 1)

It seems that that has been finally published. So this is what that person brought to the shooting site as complements! It was delicious!!

*note by steph*

Letters on the cardboard:
From Hiko Seijuro-sama
We received ‘thin sliced back ribs lunch’ of Kyoto Japanese beef restaurant ‘Hatsuda’ as complements!
Thank you very much!!

Hiko: It’s delicious.

 

2014.08.20 03:17

Series ‘You haven’t noticed this, eh?’ <1>

Aoshi went upstairs, chasing Okina. If you watch it carefully, you can see the bloody foot prints. Those were left leading to the wrong way by Okina on purpose. He intended to have attacked Aoshi the moment he followed them. But Aoshi caught it out and said that line. Why don’t you go to the theater!

 

2014.08.21 11:25

In the scene where Kaoru-chan was kidnapped on a horse, Takei-san was crying after the shooting, so I thought it hurt her very much. But actually she was crying because she was scared of some bugs approaching her lol. Kawaii~!!

 

2014.08.21 16:08

(Photo 2)

It’s a non-story, but will you let me tell you? When I passed the immigration in Shanghai, a female officer looked at this fanboying passport and said, ‘Kenshin-desu-ne?’ LOL She recognized it at this! How terrific Kenshin is!

 

2014.08.21 16:39

Series ‘You haven’t noticed this, eh?’ <2>

In the scene where Okubo-san was assassinated, people from Ishikawa-han appeared, right? If you watch it closely, one of them was holding a sword reversely. But isn’t it real to make it look as if they are doing unaccustomed things? … Or let’s just leave it there lol. Now go to the theater!!

 

2014.08.21 17:47

Today last year was the first day of the fight against Cho.

 

2014.08.21 18:17

In the scene where Sojiro broke Kenshin’s sword, what was happening there? Watching Kenshin in lather draw his sword with overhand grip, Sojiro made a spot decision to draw his sword underhand. It’s because slashing upwards underhand is quicker than slashing a sword diagonally from the shoulder with overhand grip, right? Thus getting an advantage successfully, Sojiro at ease … It took about 0.5 seconds LOL

 

2014.08.21 21:41

The plane heading to Tokyo from Shanghai, after kept waiting for a long long time, won’t fly tonight and we were told to get off!! I won’t be in time for the interview on ‘RuroKen’ in the afternoon tomorrow!!!!

 

2014.08.23 13:39

What they asked me most in the interview yesterday was how we practiced actions. I can’t put it shortly, but, for example, Kamiki-kun sparred with the members in our action team using sword. The only rule was that the attackers should strike head-on raising his sword over his head and the other strikes back repeatedly if he got a chance!

Kamiki-kun got excited at such trainings with kind of game element LOL.

 

2014.08.23 13:44

We made Tao-chan slip between the chairs arranged right and left in a zigzag manner. Takeru-kun jumped diagonally and landed on one foot, and then jumped diagonally and landed on one foot endlessly in order to develop muscle. This works really well ~. Just give it a try lol.

 

2014.08.23 14:47

Press: I think these actions are different from traditional one in the period drama. What should we call it as a genre? Sword action? Or martial-arts action?

Tanigaki: Um, ‘RuroKen action’, I guess.

 

I know it has no quirky sense but there is just no other way to put it.

From Sato Takeru photobook ‘ALTERNATIVE’
Takeru × Taka Cross Talk&lt;4&gt;
~translation~
Exchanging cups of ‘sake’, they’re gradually changing the subject to their change and improvement since they first met till now.
 
Sato: Taka has mellowed, compared with what he used to be.
Taka: It’s thanks to my friends who are always around me, including Takeru. I never know whether I have changed or not by myself, you know, because I’m living my current life. But looking at my friends around me, I notice Takeru, for example, has also been changing little by little. I notice it because I am near him. At the same time, I, who can notice his change, have changed, I think… Then I can challenge the next thing. Yes, it’s my friends. Those who are around me explain something plainly, not by words, but by mood, I suppose.
Sato: Probably I’ve changed quite a lot, I think. And there are a lot of reasons for that. The most significant change is that I came to be more and more known, isn’t it? After all when I first met Taka, people in the world didn’t know me at all, but now, fortunately, most people somehow know me. Since the relationship starts in this situation, I’m getting shyer and shyer to the strangers. When I was in my teens, I wasn’t aware that I am shy, but now I think I’m shy and it’s hard for me to open up my mind.
&#8212;More people approach you because you’re the famous Sato Takeru, I guess.
Sato: So I’m getting more and more inclined to protect the ‘Sato Takeru’. For example, if I should show a tired look just a little, they might say, ‘He is a cold person’. The more I get into such a mind, the less normally I can behave with people.
Taka: In that sense, our relationship has changed and I feel we are becoming something like a ‘husband and wife’ LOL.
Sato: My boyfriend, girlfriend, closest friend, husband, and wife. We’re married persons, two of us, right?
Taka: It’s rather hard to explain to others lol. But suppose here is a person named Takeru and I’m his wife, right? If, after years, my husband brings up quitting his job to be a farmer in the country, I won’t stop him. He is such a person. It’s no use stopping him. So I’ll enjoy the situation. I’ll never stop him.
Sato: Right.
Taka: You can try. Then share what you’ve got with me, I feel. You’d do so, too, I think, right?
Sato: He sometimes says something on the impulse of a moment, so in that case, I’d say, ‘There might be another way like this’. But if he decided so after thinking, really thinking a lot, I will never stop him. The reason why our relationship is something like that of boyfriend-girlfriend is that when I went to see a live … I go to almost all the OOR lives … then I should sometimes go to a live where this guy is in the worst condition, having a cold. I see a live when he is in his best condition, too, you know. When I’m watching a live like he is in terrible condition having a cold, my feelings are just like Minami-chan’s, who is watching Tatsuya’s baseball game in the comic ‘Touch’, or Touko’s, who is watching Aniya in ‘ROOKIES’. It’s the manager’s feelings. Though the audience around me is in fever, I’m watching him from the seat, saying to myself, ‘Hang in there, Taka!’
Taka: I had a policy not to go to his workplace often. For where Takeru comes is of course my workplace, but it’s a live and a live is, say, ‘the place to show to others’, right? Takeru won’t invite me to ‘the place to show to others’ stubbornly. The Amuse actors’ live at the end of the year, for example. ‘Never come. If you come, I don’t even care anymore’, he says LOL. In our relationship, I am a wife and Takeru is a husband these days, I think. I didn’t understand what he says about Minami-chan in ‘Touch’ till recently. But last year, I visited the shooting site, because I insisted I had to see the shooting site in order to create a song for ‘Rurouni Kenshin’. At that time, ‘Ah, this is what Takeru has always said’, I thought.
Sato: I can’t tell the detail because it has not been released yet, but he came to see the scene that you could exactly call the ‘death-struggle’. 
Taka: This is what the phrase ‘I felt like running away’ means, I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh! … Just awesome …’ Takeru is always doing his best at any time, I know, and we went to eat out together during the shooting, many times. When I’m tired, I go home at my timing, but Takeru never fails to come even after the shooting is over. He says, drinking delicious beer, chatting idly with his best friends, and going home is the best thing for him. I think it would be better to take it easy and return home to go to bed because he has the shooting early in the morning the next day. But he never fails to come along with us when I say, ‘Let’s go to another place.’ If someone there is distressed and wants to have somebody listen to him, for example, Takeru is sure to come and listen to him. I’d seen him like that and visited the shooting site of the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’, where I realized he had come to us after such a tough job. I had a renewed respect and thought he is just terrific.

*to be continued :)
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From Sato Takeru photobook ‘ALTERNATIVE’

Takeru × Taka Cross Talk<4>

~translation~

Exchanging cups of ‘sake’, they’re gradually changing the subject to their change and improvement since they first met till now.

 

Sato: Taka has mellowed, compared with what he used to be.

Taka: It’s thanks to my friends who are always around me, including Takeru. I never know whether I have changed or not by myself, you know, because I’m living my current life. But looking at my friends around me, I notice Takeru, for example, has also been changing little by little. I notice it because I am near him. At the same time, I, who can notice his change, have changed, I think… Then I can challenge the next thing. Yes, it’s my friends. Those who are around me explain something plainly, not by words, but by mood, I suppose.

Sato: Probably I’ve changed quite a lot, I think. And there are a lot of reasons for that. The most significant change is that I came to be more and more known, isn’t it? After all when I first met Taka, people in the world didn’t know me at all, but now, fortunately, most people somehow know me. Since the relationship starts in this situation, I’m getting shyer and shyer to the strangers. When I was in my teens, I wasn’t aware that I am shy, but now I think I’m shy and it’s hard for me to open up my mind.

—More people approach you because you’re the famous Sato Takeru, I guess.

Sato: So I’m getting more and more inclined to protect the ‘Sato Takeru’. For example, if I should show a tired look just a little, they might say, ‘He is a cold person’. The more I get into such a mind, the less normally I can behave with people.

Taka: In that sense, our relationship has changed and I feel we are becoming something like a ‘husband and wife’ LOL.

Sato: My boyfriend, girlfriend, closest friend, husband, and wife. We’re married persons, two of us, right?

Taka: It’s rather hard to explain to others lol. But suppose here is a person named Takeru and I’m his wife, right? If, after years, my husband brings up quitting his job to be a farmer in the country, I won’t stop him. He is such a person. It’s no use stopping him. So I’ll enjoy the situation. I’ll never stop him.

Sato: Right.

Taka: You can try. Then share what you’ve got with me, I feel. You’d do so, too, I think, right?

Sato: He sometimes says something on the impulse of a moment, so in that case, I’d say, ‘There might be another way like this’. But if he decided so after thinking, really thinking a lot, I will never stop him. The reason why our relationship is something like that of boyfriend-girlfriend is that when I went to see a live … I go to almost all the OOR lives … then I should sometimes go to a live where this guy is in the worst condition, having a cold. I see a live when he is in his best condition, too, you know. When I’m watching a live like he is in terrible condition having a cold, my feelings are just like Minami-chan’s, who is watching Tatsuya’s baseball game in the comic ‘Touch’, or Touko’s, who is watching Aniya in ‘ROOKIES’. It’s the manager’s feelings. Though the audience around me is in fever, I’m watching him from the seat, saying to myself, ‘Hang in there, Taka!’

Taka: I had a policy not to go to his workplace often. For where Takeru comes is of course my workplace, but it’s a live and a live is, say, ‘the place to show to others’, right? Takeru won’t invite me to ‘the place to show to others’ stubbornly. The Amuse actors’ live at the end of the year, for example. ‘Never come. If you come, I don’t even care anymore’, he says LOL. In our relationship, I am a wife and Takeru is a husband these days, I think. I didn’t understand what he says about Minami-chan in ‘Touch’ till recently. But last year, I visited the shooting site, because I insisted I had to see the shooting site in order to create a song for ‘Rurouni Kenshin’. At that time, ‘Ah, this is what Takeru has always said’, I thought.

Sato: I can’t tell the detail because it has not been released yet, but he came to see the scene that you could exactly call the ‘death-struggle’.

Taka: This is what the phrase ‘I felt like running away’ means, I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh! … Just awesome …’ Takeru is always doing his best at any time, I know, and we went to eat out together during the shooting, many times. When I’m tired, I go home at my timing, but Takeru never fails to come even after the shooting is over. He says, drinking delicious beer, chatting idly with his best friends, and going home is the best thing for him. I think it would be better to take it easy and return home to go to bed because he has the shooting early in the morning the next day. But he never fails to come along with us when I say, ‘Let’s go to another place.’ If someone there is distressed and wants to have somebody listen to him, for example, Takeru is sure to come and listen to him. I’d seen him like that and visited the shooting site of the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’, where I realized he had come to us after such a tough job. I had a renewed respect and thought he is just terrific.

*to be continued :)

elsiechapman:

summerwrapbit:

yesterdaysnightturnstolight:

Taka’s father, Shinichi Mori, was nominated by Taka to do the ALS Ice-bucket Challenge :)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQJmr4DvL8Q

kawaiiii Bek can you translate what he said?

LOL. Nice shirt, おとうさん

~translation~

Nominated by ONE OK ROCK Taka, I’ll challenge Ice-bucket.

I’ll try.

I’ll nominate next three persons, a journalist, Torigoe Shuntaro-san, Alteka Inc. Nomura Koichi-san, and a member of the House of Councilors, Yanagimoto Takuji-san.

I support the ALS Ice-bucket Challenge.

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