Discover Kimutaku: Part 3
Welcome back to my mini-series, “Discover Kimutaku”! I hope you all had a great Christmas weekend! Can you possibly imagine a better way to start the last week of 2010 than the shocking conclusion of Kimura Takuya’s interview? Well, let’s get rolling.
What are your plans for tomorrow?
The beach, and playing with dirt.
What’s your favorite season?
What is one place you would like to try to live at in the future?
Of all the places you’ve been, which place impressed you the most?
Utah in the United States. Where the Utah family of Native Americans lives.
What is one place that you’ve never been, but want to go to no matter what?
What age is your oldest memory of?
Kindergarten, I think.
Do you watch foreign dramas?
What is your favorite foreign drama?
I love “Dr. House.” *
What part of Yakiniku* do you like the most?
What do you often eat when you go out?
What was the first movie you ever saw in a movie theater?
“Space Battleship Yamato” or “Tomorrow’s Joe”. Which one is older? Ah! Yamato? Then it was Yamato!
What is something that, if you lost it, you’d be in serious trouble?
Right now, my cell phone.
What antique clothing do you take the best care of?
How do you decide to buy antique clothing?
If it’s called antique.
How long to you sit in the bath tub usually?
What part of your body do you wash first when you take a bath?
I start with my head.
On average, how many hours do you sleep each night?
5 to 6 hours.
Are you a morning person? Or a night person?
These days I’m a morning person.
Are you good at waking up?
What do you do first thing when you wake up in the morning?
What is a Kimura-esque power spot?
[skipping one question and answer that I don’t think is interesting and I don’t think any of you guys will care about – it’s about what rout he takes when he drives to work in the morning]
What is something you often do when working on “Smap X Smap”?*
Instead of spending time with the group, I tend to talk to the studio staff.
Of all the characters you’ve played so far, who is the most like yourself?
Kuryuu Kouhei (“HERO”)*
What is something women do that really turns you on?
Something they do… rather than that, it’s more like I love to see a woman who is totally immersed in her work.
Have you failed at anything recently that made you think “Oh shit, I really did it now!”
I cracked a glass that I really loved.
What is your favorite word?
Are you good at drawing portraits?
Do you bring small luggage on trips? Or big luggage?
Do you do laundry before you go on vacation? Or do you leave it?
Laundry?! … I do it!
What “friend making scene” in “One Piece” do you like the most?
Eh—- I wonder who…
What’s your favorite Science Fiction movie?
Until you were 20, what was one thing you thought “I must do”?
I wanted to do a part time job.
How many CD’s do you own?
As many as 200.
What music do you normally listen to in the car?
I listen to Steven Tyler constantly right now; it’s the opening song for “Space Battle Ship Yamato”. But if I’m driving stick shift I don’t listen to music.
What is one thing about yourself that you feel like you can brag about to others?
When was the last time you cried?
Right after the Chilean mining accident. When the miners were saved, they each came out and hugged their families.
And the last time you laughed like an idiot?
When I saw a puppy at the pet shop.
Did you believe in Santa Clause as a kid?
Until first grade probably.
What do you want this Christmas?
Well, my birthday comes before Christmas you know. But if I was going to get something from Santa, I guess I’d want a Goro’s Accessory. Not Goro-Chan the SMAP member of course. I’m talking about Goro’s in Harajuku*.
If you were Santa what would you give to Moriyuki as a present?
Shampoo and treatment.
Please teach us how to motivate ourselves like you.
Um…. Watch movies!
If you were a director, what kind of theme or genre would you like to shoot?
Before I talk about what kind of “theme or genre”, the question of “if I was a director” is really loaded. Being a director is a very difficult job. If the timing was ever right, I think I’d like to try directing.
Who do you consider to be your hero at this point in life?
Is there something you do regularly to take care of your health?
I gargle. And I wash my hands.
And that concludes the “Men’s Non-No” Kimura Takuya interview! I hope you enjoyed reading! Stay tuned for my discussion session in “Discover Kimutaku: Epilogue”!
*He means “House M.D.”
*grilled meat, often cooked by customers at a table in a restaurant over coals
*Kimura Takuya’s boy band is called “Smap”, and their weekly variety television show is called “Smap X Smap”
*Kuryuu Kouhei, if you haven’t seen the drama, is a lovable, goofy and relentlessly passionate and determined prosecutor who will stop at nothing to find the truth in every case he takes on, no matter how small – be it a panty thief or a murderer. I love that drama. I highly recommend you watch it if you like Kimura Takuya. I’ve seen it twice and I could watch it a third time without being bored.
*Kokorozashi = will, intention or motive. This seems fitting, if you know anything about the characters he tends to play.
*Harajuku is a street in Tokyo that is pretty much all clothing stores, and it’s really edgy. Not like classy clothing, almost like exclusively goth or biker clothing. At least that’s what it was like when I went there.
[Interview and Pictures from “Men’s Non-No” Magazine]