Discover Kimutaku: Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of our “Discover Kimutaku” series! Let’s continue the Kimutaku Interview!


Women’s fashion: What do you like more, mini-skirt or shorts?

You say “mini-skirt”, but is it tight? If it’s flared it’s totally different. Which do I like? You should know even without me saying. (haha)

If you were going to take care of a new pet, what kind would you want?

A dog. It isn’t a member of our family just yet — it’s still in the pet shop– but I already decided what name I’d give him if he came to came to our home: Gorgo.

What kinds of things do you always have in your pockets?

I don’t put things in my pockets.

What was something that you ate recently and thought “Delicious?”


If you weren’t a member of SMAP and you never became an actor, what do you think you’d be doing right now?

I’d work or own at a second hand clothing shop.

What kind of people do you dislike?

People who look you in the eyes and don’t talk*

What kind of cuisine are you particularly skilled at cooking?

If it’s pasta, I can do anything.

And what are you bad at cooking?

I have very little experience judging the quality of fish, so I really can’t say I’m good at it.

Do you like sunny side up eggs? Or are you the over-easy type?

Sunny side up of course!

Can you teach us the secret to having a great smile?

I don’t know if my smile is great or not, but I think rather than smiling alone, it’s important to smile with everyone around you.

Why are you always so cool? What’s your secret?

I wonder… isn’t it because I’m usually smiling?

Do you have any rules for yourself like “I must not ever do X?”

Being late.

You have a pretty nice body, but what kind of training do you do?

Balance ball.

About how many hats do you own?

As many as 30.

What kind of hats do you like?

I like Borsalino, but I also like Ten-Gallon hats.

Well then, what hats are you currently rotating through heavily?

Kijima-san just ordered a hat for me called Couer, and it’s like a product of a marriage between Borsalino and Ten-Gallon. I like that one the most.

What is something that you are so passionate about that you lose track of time?


What style would you like to try as a challenge?

I’d like to try to wear a suit regularly — unless there’s some kind of event, I don’t really have the opportunity to wear one.

What do you do with clothes that you don’t wear anymore?

I give them to family members.

How do you decide on hair styles?

They have to match my work.

If you think “If only I had X, please Doraemon!”, what would you ask for?

The anywhere door.*

At present, what horrible accident has made you bleed the most in your entire life?

I haven’t really bled that much. My nose hasn’t even really bled that much. Oh, one time I split my head open while filming.

What actors do you really respect?

There are so many, I can’t name any off the top of my head.

Do you have any skills that you think should be in the Guinness Book of World Records?

I’m not really interested in the Guinness Book of World Records, but I can spot cute girls faster than anyone, and I can spot more than anyone. I wonder, can we call this a skill?

What is your favorite food?

Medium fatty tuna and nattou*

What is something that you absolutely cannot eat?

Oysters. After eating a lot of them one time, I haven’t been able to eat them since.

What do you eat the most in one year?

Kimchi Nattou.

So, what should we do to become cool like you, Kimura-San?

Eat lots of Nattou.



That’s it for today’s portion of the Interview! Come back for the last part of the interview, and then we’ll analyze the big picture!

[interview and pictures by “Men’s Non-No Magazine”]

*Shabu-Shabu is Japanese meat fondue, cooked in water or oil.

*Doraemon is an old Japanese cartoon, and the “anywhere door” can teleport you anywhere.

*For those of you who don’t know, “nattou” is fermented soy beans. Japanese people think it’s super healthy, and it probably is, but it smells so bad and it’s so sticky that I have yet to muster up the courage to try it. One day I will though.


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