credit to maruSyume

name NAKAMARU YUICHI nickname YUCCHI, YUU, MARU birthplace TOKYO, JAPAN birthdate SEPTEMBER 4, 1983 zodiac VIRGO siblings 2 YOUNGER SISTERS height 176cm blood type O special talent BEATBOX favourite colour GREY, BLACK, WHITE favourite fruit STRAWBERRY addicted to CHOCOLATE favourite sports SOCCER currently studying at WASEDA UNIVERSITY for HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND ENVIRONMENT SCIENCES

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


screencap credit to halifax-novascotia


MYOJO - MAY 2011

Nose / Conservative Looking at all my actions, they're like that, yes. Perseverance prevails A saying I like. Soccer I played it a long time ago, I like watching and playing it. What I'm interested in now... the player Nagatomo (Yuuto). Liking to watch sports Not just soccer, I also like to watch combative sports or baseball. Beatbox I still want to master it... Metal Gear I like the whole series, and since I've liked it for a long time, there's no one in KAT-TUN who can beat me. Getting up early Even if I come back late at night or have a day off, I try to get up at 8. Sometimes I get a bit tired around noon, but I can sleep well at night and I feel that if you're active from the morning on, it's not just good for your body but also for your mind. Liking sweet things I like chocolate and milk crepes, but basically my favourite is tart topped with seasonal fruits. Consuming a lot of soda I've done that for how many years now... I think it's maybe a reaction to how I was rarely allowed to drink it as a child. There's always Coke or Ginger Ale in my fridge! Drawing I often have to draw for magazines or blogs, but since I had to draw the t-shirt for 24-hour Terebi a couple of years ago, I kind of started to enjoy it. Student I get up early and study. Pretty hands I've been told that for a long time now. I hate it when my fingertips and feet get all dry and chapped. That's why I always carry hand cream to keep them moisturised. Garlic Until now the smell bothered me and it was something with a negative image for me. But then Kame persuaded me that it's nutritious and makes you energetic, so I tried it and it was very good. Eating it deep-fried with salt is awesome. Two sisters With my sister who's studying abroad in America, I recently chat in English. Japanese soccer team chips The soccer fever rose since last year, and, wanting some player cards, I suddenly bought a box. And, the first card I pulled out was Nagatomo! Liking the house / Liking mail order / Having a study room I shut myself in to listen to music, draw, study or want to think over ideas. Saving Private Ryan I like movies, but haven't seen anything above this, that's how much I like this. I watched it in the theatre, and bought the DVD not just for myself but also gave it to friends.

translations credit to parasol-odori

Monday, 25 April 2011


Dated : 19th of April 2011

Questionable KAT-TUN rumours

N: The other day, Ueda-kun commented on some, "Wouldn't it be good if those were real stories?"
U: Yesyesyes.
N: There are some... Well, we got several today....
U: Seriously?!
N: Real ones too.
U: I'm all excited! Our listeners too.
N: Right... Well, let's mix them...
U: Can we do 'no comment'?
N: Aah, when we can't answer?
U: Yes
N: Well. It's okay if we choose not to comment this time, right?
U: We can do it? All right!
N: Yes. OK, let's start with the first one!
U: Yes.
N: There is something I've always wanted to ask, but was afraid to and never did. It's about Nakamaru-kun having been in love with Tatchan's sister during their Junior-time. Is this true? I really wonder about this.
U: This worries me.
N: What is this?
U: Is this story true? But then only Nakamaru-kun didn't know about it.
N: No, this is obviously a lie.
U: Eh? So I can ask my sister? "Did Nakamaru do anything to you?"
N: Are you stupid? Wouldn't you have heard about this somewhere before?
U: So it's complete fabrication? It's not true at least a little bit?
N: No, I already said it wasn't.
U: Really?
N: If it was, what would you do?
U: Eh? No, no just because.... Well, my sister is already married now. So that would make you ex-girlfriend... and ex-boyfriend now?
N: That would be way too awkward
U: Well, but I'm aiming at Nakamaru-kun's sister.
N: Are you an idiot? My dad would hit you.
U&N: (laughs)
U: Well... so this one is a lie?
N: Yes.
U: It's just a rumour, but I heard that Kamenashi-kun's private life is really gloomy, is that true? Well, I like Kamenashi-kun either way, but how is it?
N: We should send this to Kame's radio programme...
U: Yes. I don't know anything about Kame's private life.
N: But as for the image... if you asked whether plain or flashy, it would be flashy?... at least that's how you imagine it.... if you think about it, it could possibly be plain?
U: "Possibly"?
N: Well... he always says he's watching DVDs.
U: Really?
N: If I ask him, "What did you do on your day off?" the answer is mostly "watched DVDs", isn't it?
U: Eeeeh, is it?
N: Yes.
U: Yes...
N: The end.
U&N: (laughs)
N: OK, the next one. During his junior time Tatchan got mistaken for a girl and hit on.
U: Did not happen.
N: Right, that did not happen. Being mistaken for a girl...
U: Ah! But, my hair was long. I did get groped.
N: Seriously?!
U: By the person behind me, yes.
N: Who was thinking, "this might be a girl"? ... but you were wearing your school uniform?
U: Yesyes.
N: But... you were wearing pants... Does that mean you were groped by someone knowing you're a guy?
U: Ah, right... But my hair was quite long, like this. In high school, it was brown and long.
N: One time, right, we got hit on, the two of us.
U: Right! By girls.
N: Isn't it normally the girl who get hit on?
U: Yesyes.
N: If you think about this now...
U: If you think about this now, we should've gone with them...
U&N: (laughs)
N: Back then, we were only cautious of them, like "What is this? Those girls".
U: Yes, yes. But I think they were maybe a bit older than me.
N: Yes, they had been a bit older.
U: Right. How would it be like if maybe girls did something like that now? There are almost no ~straight forward~ people like that anymore.
N: True... others act as intermediary.
U: I only noticed it ten minutes later, "Hey, weren't they just hitting on us?"
N: Yesyes! At that time, although we were Juniors... and had fans...
U: We did, at that time, yes... That was a close thing.
U&N: (laughs)
N: If you say it ambiguously like that, it sounds real. Well, such things happened.
U: Let's continue. I just randomly saw this on the computer, but is it true that Nakamaru-san is recently obsessed with strawberry jam buns?
N: ...There are almost no real rumours, somehow. But for this, I've liked them for quite a long time now. I eat them during times when there's an important job to do or I have to do my best.
U: For the sugar?
N: Yes.
U: How lame
N: What? But recently, it's not just that, but also glucose?
U: Ah, it's in candy and stuff, right, glucose.
N: Yesyes.
U: And chocolate.
N: There's the pure stuff too. I eat that. During Shuuichi, too, I just eat them.
U: I see.
N: I recommend it.
U: Eehh~
N: Well, let's continue. Is the rumour true that, when Nakamaru-kun and Ueda-kun went together to a cafe, Ueda-kun made Nakamaru-kun carry the tray and instead of each having their own muffin, they shared one together?
U: No way!
N: What kind of rumour is that?
U&N: (laughs)
U: This, even if normal people heard that, they'd be "this is not interesting" and would understand that it's a complete lie.
N: ...yes.
U: Right? Somehow... it's enough. Somehow...
N: The concept of this corner has been questionable from the beginning.
U&N: (laughs)
N: after all, we cannot handle any more questionable rumours.
U: Yee~s.
N: But, how interesting can we make questionable rumours? Isn't that Ueda-kun's ... skill?
U&N: (laughs)
U: We went with that pretty well now.
N: But there really weren't any real-sounding rumours...
U: There weren't! If they had been like... ah! About love affairs or different experiences or love, I thought people waiting for those would jump at them. Stuff that is difficult to answer.
N: Yes. Maybe those kinds of rumours don't really exist? Almost?
U: No, they do! Don't students just randomly spread rumours like that? And when they ask "it seems like that", we can say if it's right or wrong, like that.
N: Well, so how about we limit it to that and ask again?
U: Yee~s.
N: Real rumours about love affairs revolving around us.
U: Yes, so the same basic idea after all. Everybody will surely go for it But now, no stuff like, how gloomy or something Kame is, that is irrelevant.
N: If you say it like that, this corner will be all about us
U&N: (laughs)
U: Ye~s. Only complicated stuff, OK?
N: Well, like Ueda-kun said, how about we limit it and ask again?
U: Let's do it!
N: If nothing comes out of this now
U: we give up.
N: we give up.
U: Yes.

N: This week's highlight word is this one: "I'm aiming at Nakamaru-kun's sister."
U: Hahahaha!
N: (laughs) Ueda's words during discussing questionable rumours.
U: How is it? If you gave in, which one would it be?
N: I wouldn't give in! Are you stupid!
U: (laughs)
N: Like, the older one (of the two) or the younger one?
U: Yesyes.
N: You'd get hit! I want you to never say that to my parents, even as a joke. Koki too.
U: I get it, I do.
N: Please don't even say it as a joke.
U: Well... But from that point of view, it might sound kind of real. Like, "Is it like that with your sister?"
N: Isn't that annoying? Being told that as a joke?
U: Yeah, that's definitely bad.
N: I know, right...

translations credit to parasol-odori


Dated : 22nd of April 2011

Nyoki Nyoki
Good evening
This is Nakamaru Yuichi

Yesterday we did the radio recording. From now on today we'll do the choreography for "WHITE".

The pollen is definitely bothering me lately.

I've been sneezing extremely often and my eyes are itching.

This can't possibly be hay fever? No, I won't accept it.

For now let's just apply eye lotion.

Since it finally has gotten warmer, I bought shirts.

Lately I've been wearing shirts a lot.
I'm also quite into that one.

And I like gingham check.

I like shirts.

Plus, his rival, "Ma-kun the Marionette" also updated. (I seriously have no clue what this is about and couldn't find anything helpful on it either. If anyone knows, tell me. It might be some kind of inside joke referring to previous jwebs.)

On Saturday, "Galileo Brain Research" will air from 7.54 pm on.

This time we'll be approaching the secrets of anime and chocolate.

On sunday there's the news programme "Shuuichi" from 8 am until 9.55.

You can easily learn about the news of the past week.
Please watch it!

Bye bye~
Gachan, tsu tsu tsu

translations credit to parasol-odori


Dated : 20th of April 2011

Good evening
This is Nakamaru Yuichi.

Today, we'll be doing shoots for "Songs" and "The Television", and then we'll take the stills for the CM.

The breakfast on location.

(pic of wrapped banana, sandwich, bread)

The studio looks like this.

(pic of white photo studio setting)

Today is gonna be a long day.

Bye bye~
Gachan, tsu tsu tsu.

translations credit to parasol-odori


Dated : 18th of April 2011

Good Evening
This is Nakamaru Yuichi

The pollen is quite bad, right.
Is everyone all right?

Recently, I'm obsessed with senbei.

When I'm at home, I sit on the sofa, my mouth full of senbei while reading a book.

I feel at home.
And it's tasty.

By the way, the flavour of the senbei is 'soy sauce', and I drink tea.

I'm impossible, aren't I?

A book I recently read was "The things you should know about as a Japanese person".

It feels like it's been a long time since I last finished reading a book.

Since I lately stopped reading books halfway through, I felt good about finishing.

Because I have some free time until school starts again, I will keep reading lots of books.

Apart from that, the other members and people working for the jimusho went out to eat.

We had sushi.

It was delicious.

We talked about a lot of things.

We want to do this regularly, and I think once about every three months is just right.

By the way, there's a radio programme on Tuesday at 12 in the night I'd like you to listen to.

"R-One KAT-TUN" on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting.

This time it's about "Ueda introducing rumours about KAT-TUN he wished were real! Having a talk, going beyond the limit!?".

Please enjoy!

Bye bye~
Gachan, tsu tsu tsu

translations credit to parasol-odori


Dated : 15th of April 2011

Nyoki Nyoki
Good Evening
This is Nakamaru Yuichi

I cut my nails right now.

I've been peculiar about the length of my nails for a long time.

That is, there should be 1 mm of the white part left.

It's because when I was a child and my dad cut them for me, he always cut the whole white part, and I hated it when it got a little bit into the base.

Now I leave at least 1 mm.

But if I don't cut them frequently, they give off the impression that they're growing, so I have to pay attention to that.

Yesterday we recorded the B-Side for WHITE.

It'll be released on May 18th.

Those of you who haven't preordered it yet, please do.

Since for some reason I have the envelope of the recording company lying here, I took a picture.


By the way, soon Nakamaru's Page will reach 700.

I'm currently preparing the 700th anniversary project.

Since I'm considering doing something a bit different from usual, please look forward to it

Every Sunday, the news program Shuuichi airs from 8 am to 9.55 am.

You can easily learn about the news of the week.
Make sure you have a look!

Bye bye~
Gachan, tsu tsu tsu

translations credit to parasol-odori

Sunday, 24 April 2011


I've only posted a few parts of the interview which is related to Yucchi. You can find the rest at the link below.


Kame, by Nakamaru

Born on Feb 23, 1985 in Tokyo. Hobby/Special skill. Both baseball. (He's a pretty good pitcher.) Habit. Rolling his eyes quickly, like when making a double eyelid. Qualifications. Driver's licence for medium-sized bikes and a normal driver's licence. Attractive feature. Lips. Weak point. Maybe the pressure that came with having to fulfil his role in the Hall of Fame as best Jeanist, he cannot go to the conbini wearing uncool jeans. That's a weak point in his heart. Indication of a good mood. He plays the funny man1 perfectly. When in a bad mood. He doesn't easily switch over into work-mood. His best impression. Hiraizumi Sei, and the frog in Spirited Away. A one-liner. "Let me meet Sen." If he was compared to an animal. A rabbit and a turtle. He is a xx-idol. According to circumstance-idol, a flexible idol. He can deal with anything accordingly. If somebody said that, he'd definitely get pissed off. "Kamenashi!" (He reacts a bit nervously when addressed without honorific2.) If somebody said that, he'd definitely be happy. "Star!" Favourite food. Ramen. Least favourite food. Umeboshi. Preferred ramen flavour. Tonkotsu. Favourite game. Powerful Pro Yakyuu. (As expected, he's very good at it.) Favourite manga. One Piece. Song he's best at in Karaoke. A long time ago, Kame and I often went to Karaoke... What would we sing now, maybe Mr. Children? Yes, Mr. Children! Yesterday's dinner. Meat or fugu. A secret. I know it, but won't say anything this time. But the next time. His mental age? 28. Ring tone. I dunno. Age he gets married? 35. Probably not out of the blue. Ambitions for 2011. Becoming best Jeanist again!

Koki, by Nakamaru.

Born on Nov 5, 1985 in Chiba. Hobby. Going on walks with his dog. Special skill. Rap. Habit. Frequently changing his hair style. Qualifications. I don't think he has a driver's licence for bikes, but it seems he can ride them. Attractive feature. The freckle below his eye. (I chose this randomly.) Weak point. His fingers are short. (When we play thumb wrestling, he gave up from the start. He's the type of guy who doesn't want to enter competitions he cannot win. With my fingers, I won by a landslide.) Indication of a good mood. Playing the boke, like he's reluctant to do it. When in a bad mood. No matter what, he winds up. His best impression. Cell from Dragon Ball. (He resembles him a lot) A one-liner. None. If he was compared to an animal. A wolf. (For people close to him, it cannot be anything else but a wolf) He is a xx-idol. A Yankee idol. If somebody said that, he'd definitely get pissed off. Basically, he gets angry at anything. It depends on his condition on that day. If somebody said that, he'd definitely be happy. If he gets praised, he'll be happy and get all embarrassed. Recently, he received praise over a self-designed jacket and it made him pretty embarrassed. Favourite food. Meat! Least favourite food. Bell pepper. Preferred ramen flavour. Maybe tonkotsu. We used to go eat that a lot. Yesterday's dinner. He definitely had meat. A secret. I'm not going to say anything this time. His mental age? About 16. Whether good or bad, he's young. Ring tone. Never heard it. Age he gets married? Possibly 35~36. Somehow. Ambitions for 2011. He'll let his hobbies intensify more and more. Like the search for the Kappa, in all seriousness.

Nakamaru, by Ueda.

Born on Sep 4, 893 in Nara. (Meaning, he was born in a gorgeous city (laughs). Hobby. Collecting stuffed animals. Special skill. Human beatbox. Habit. When he sees a rucksack, he immediately wants to put it on his back. Qualifications. The qualification to weld. (Because he went to a technical high school.) Attractive feature. His rucksack-wearing figure. (If there was a ranking in a magazine about “Guys who look good wearing rucksacks”, he'd get first place.) Weak point. His chin. Indication of a good mood. He turns a bit into a pervert. When in a bad mood. He gets stress pimples. His best impression. He's allmighty. (If being shaken, he'd do anything.) A one-liner/quick trick. Belly dance. If he was compared to an animal. A cheetah. He is a xx-idol. Super idol. Only on the inside. If somebody said that, he'd definitely get pissed off. If he's being undressed during a concert, he gets pissy. If somebody said that, he'd definitely be happy. “Nakamaru, your face somehow has well-formed features.” The point is the 'somehow', if you add that, it gives off the feeling of being realistic. Favourite food. Water bugs. (Lie) Least favourite food. Crab. Preferred ramen flavour. It's really tonkotsu I think. Favourite game. Metal Gear Solid. Favourite manga. Futari Ecchi. (laughs) Song he's best at in Karaoke. Stuff by EXILE. Yesterday's dinner. Water bugs ♥ A secret. If I said it, everybody would be disappointed, so I won't. His mental age? 23~60. Ring tone. He surprisingly had AKB. Age he gets married? 40. (And he'll carry on being an idol.) Ambitions for 2011. Producing a game called “Nakamaru's ambitions”. In the game, his aims will be achieved.

Nakamaru, by Kame.

Born on Oct 2, Showa 2 [1927] on Kumejima. Hobby. Gate ball. Special skill. Rice planting. Habit. His hair is frizzy. Qualifications. Licence of driving around on a Supercub. Attractive feature. The way he walks. Weak point. The two freckles on the left side of his neck. (You have to be careful, he loses his consciousness if being attacked there~) Indication of a good mood. When he gets up at four in the morning. When in a bad mood. He goes to bed at 7. His best impression. The Showa star Kayama Yuuzou. A one-liner/quick trick. Removing his false teeth. If he was compared to an animal. A water strider. He is a xx-idol. Showa idol. If somebody said that, he'd definitely get pissed off. Uncle, or old man. [Oji-san] If somebody said that, he'd definitely be happy. Young guy. [Oniisan.] Favourite food. Umeboshi, fugu. (Because we went to eat that recently.) Least favourite food. Suiton. (He seems to have eaten it too much during the war.) Preferred ramen flavour. Shoume. Favourite game. Gate ball. Favourite manga. Sazae-san. Song he's best at in Karaoke. “Moon Light Yokohama”, “Yokohama Tasogare”. (Nakamaru surely knows them too, right? ♪Yokohamaaa~ (sings enthusiastically) Yesterday's dinner. Rice porridge made with Jurokkoku rice. A secret. He wears a full set of dentures. (← of course not true) His mental age? 84. (Isn't it obvious, he was born in 1927.) Ring tone. Even though he's an old guy, it's peculiar how Nakamaru-jii-chan only there chose Every Little Thing. Age he gets married? He won't anymore. Ambitions for 2011. Living strongly... at least surviving another year.

Nakamaru, by Nakamaru.

Born on Sep 4, 1983 in Chiba. Hobby/Special skill. Beatbox. Habit. Repeatedly saying “I see”. (It's a good interjection if you neither agree nor disagree.) Qualifications. Normal driver's licence, beginner's level in calligraphy, beginner's level in fountain pen calligraphy. (I also feel like I should have some technical qualifications... but I forgot it all.) Attractive feature. Hands. Weak point. Eyes. (I'm afraid of pointy objects. It depends on my condition at that moment, but sometimes I feel weak just seeing a pen or chopsticks.) Indication of a good mood. I'm determined to try acting as boke. When in a bad mood. I'm silent. Your best impression. Snake. (Whether it resembles him or not is another question.) A one-liner/quick trick. I can make the sound of bones cracking with my mouth. If you were compared to an animal? If possible, an indoor dog. I am a xx-idol. I'm a military idol. If somebody said that, you'd definitely get pissed off. There's no specific phrase. If somebody said that, you'd definitely be happy. I think everyone would be delighted if they received praise. Looks, character, sense for belongings, intellect, home... anything makes me happy. Favourite food. Seasonal fruits. Least favourite food. Menma. Preferred ramen flavour. Tonkotsu. Favourite game. Metal Geal Solid. Favourite manga. Das Kapital, Reading Through with Manga. Song you're best at in Karaoke. I haven't been to Karaoke in a year. There's nobody who'd go with me. Yesterday's dinner. Beef. Miso soup with pork and radish. A secret you can say now. Please just leave me alone this time. Your mental age? I'd like to be 27. Ring tone. I have the sound switched off. Age you get married? (ideally) 32. Marrying still in my twenties is definitely impossible. Ambitions for 2011. I want to take part in seminars and successfully graduate from university.

translations credit to parasol_odori

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Dated : 12th November 2010

Change your world is a rock number that attacks strongly.

The title gives the sensation that you have pretty returned to an aggressive style.

J: (With all this emotions) we're back!, Do you know this?
Ka: I don't know, what's that?
J: Howl's moving castle, Spirited Away... No, Princess Mononoke!
N: Let's continue!
All: Uhuhuh (laugh)
Ka: Well, it's not that we took Going! off. Simply, I think that this time it's a song that fits in the image that everyone embraces in KAT-TUN.
J: The idea is to move forward. While the world evolves, we approach intensely from a new direction making full use of the technology too.

Even the music is heavy and cool.
J: Yeah, it's around 3 tons, right (smiling widely)
Ka: Since it's the theme song of the show too, it's a positive (song). Moreover, we wanted to do a strong rock feeling.
U: Let's change the world!, something like that.

What are the image and the view of the world shown in the PV?
Ka: We use lots of CG this time too!
Ko: (With a proud look) A young boy wakes up and in front of his eyes a box is floating. It's like our own mental world, or better the shell, and breaking it he can go outside. We see that, right!, we make up our mind about something and exit from the house.
J: You remember it well!
Ka: I break a wall, Koki sets free from chains, and Ueda extinguishes a vivid fire.
Ko: Taguchi repels water!
Ka: Yeah, and Nakamaru falls down! (laugh)
Ko: The sorrow on that face when he's falling! (laugh)
U: uhuh (laugh)
N: Ah ah ah ah! (laughs)
Ka: Like, What's left is up to you.
J: His expression was blank! (laughs)
Ka: The CG of Ueda's part is incredible too!
U: I extinguish the fire, and since around me there's a fire I was said to do a suffering face, but even so, actually there was nothing [around me], so I didn’t know how to do it! (laughs)
Ka: In my case, because it was used soybean flour for the wall, I was completely covered by it, and my eyes really hurt a lot! (laugh)

From the song presentation of the members to the solo - the recording of these wide-range songs!

The other recorded songs are wonderful too.
Ka: Ask to Taguchi! There's nothing to do, he wants to talk about it! (laughs)
J: Let's do it later, please!
Ko: (laughs). First of all, let's start from give me, give me, give me.
N: About this one, it's a very good song, so we were thinking when are we going to use it?.
Ko: Yes, shall we put this in the album?. Because it was cool.

It’s an effect-style which follows The D-MOTION and RIGHT NOW.
N: It seems that among the fans is pretty popular. (T/N: he’s referring to the effect-style)
Ka: When we recorded this, it was full of effects.

Being effected, there are difficulties in singing it?
U: We can hear it delayed, right?
Ko: We try to record it many times and choose the best. It's a bit difficult, but we're used to, right?
J: That shows how much we did it.
Ka: It's really difficult to sing it during lives!
Ko: Even if they put the effector to help us.
Ka: That's one of the difficulties, and then there are things like what are the place size and the length of the wiring that make the difference a lot!
N: The tune is very sensitive, so a little slip becomes a clear slip. For this reason if we do it during lives, we become off-key.
Ka: No, I particularly don't...?
N: Ah, you don't...?
Ko: Kazuya doesn't! (laughs)
Ka: Kazuya isn't affected! (laughs) But Yucchi sometimes does! (laughs)
N: I do sometimes, yeah. (laughs)
All: Ahahahah! (laughing)

Then, Remember?
Ko: At first we discussed about making it the A-Side, right?
Ka: We wavered between this and CHANGE UR WORLD.
Ko: At the end, at the stage when the mix was ended, we decided for CHANGE because is gaudy and it matches the TV program too.
J: The chorus is refreshing!
N: It seems that (a vast) age range would like it.
U: Yes, it has a new feeling.

NEVER X OVER is the member presentation's song.
N: Koki really worked hard!
Ko: I worked hard! I didn't sleep for almost 2 days while working on this song! (laughs)
Ka: But don’t you receive royalties for it? (quick grin)
N: Fairly, you are the type that works hard if money is involved! (laughs)
J: For money?! (laughs)
Ka: I sing Taguchi's part, even though everyone is praised.
Ko: I make fun of him the most part (laughs).
Ka: I have asked Koki Did Taguchi give the OK to this?, he said that they thought about it together, and (Taguchi) was Yes yes, it's like that to even the scheming part, so I thought it was fine (for me too).
J: Well, if at the end there's the Iriguchi deguchi Taguchi part, I'm fine.
Ka: Ah, so it's ok like is it?
J: If there wasn't that (line), it would be junk (wide smile).
Ko: I would have absolutely put that line. (laughs)
All: ahahahah (laughing)
Ko: Erm, just one thing, the part where I look like the type who split the bill...
Ko: You know, Nakamaru told us to end with the go Dutch character.
N: But you put an indirect allusion anyway! (laughs)
J: it's not like doing it directly (laughs)
Ko: I say that recently you treat us to meals! (laughs)
N: Because since that time I pay attention to it! If you search on the web it pops out go Dutch!
Ka: Really!?
N: It's disappointing (laughs) as a person! But it's a misunderstanding!
Ka: Nakamaru, I want to go eat sushi!
N: Fufu, it's terribly expensive! (laughs)

There's a part for the fans too, the - part. (There's an asterisk that explains: the – of KAT-TUN represents the fans)
N: yes! What is written into the parenthesis must be learned by fans.
Ko: it's different from the presentation songs that we've done up until now because it's in the booklet. So we thought that we would like (them) to learn and sing it all together.
N: Ah, I look forward to the live!
Ko: Next one is Taguchi's... no, let's consider Ueda's Neetman!

Did you choose that among the many songs you announced during the solo tour?
U: Since it was a song I originally composed for MOUSE PEACE, I thought that I wanted to release that one with a proper form.
Ko: Even the arrangement!
U: Yeah, the chorus and the guitar, everything, is the same guitarist that does them.

Is it important that they let you record and publish it with the same team you composed the song with?
U: Yeah, I think that this is very important. I would be glad if you will remember this, and have fun again when we'll play it in the future.

All the members went to watch Ueda-san's solo concert, right?
N: (with an extremely high voice) Ah, it was so amusing!
U: Ahahahah (laughs)
Ko: It sounds like a lie! (laughs)
N: I thought the set and the performance, he's ok doing something like this?
J: Things like fire and water, right?
Ka: I thought he seems having fun, he's doing what he likes to do.
Ko: Yeah, he seemed to have fun!
J: He made changes from the first one. I really thought that.

With which kind of sensation did you watch it?
N: I was looking for faults. Because at the end I wanted him to become better!
Ka: I normally enjoyed it!
Ko: I felt like I was a father who went to watch his son's activity! (laughs)
U: Koki came the first day, I was nervous the most.
Ko: I ate half of the melon he received as a present! (laughs)
J: Eh! (laughs)
U: My parents sent ti to me as a present, but I was really nervous and I couldn't swallow it at all! (laughs)
Ko: (imitating himself eating) The melon is delicious, Ueda(laughs)
All: ahahahah (laughs)

The first activity of Taguchi presents NTT. What's the future of that combination?!

Then, about Taguchi-kun's GIRLS, you've obtained the support of Koki-kun and Nakamaru-kun, right?
J: Because I somehow wanted to do it with beatbox and rap parts. This time I had them participating in this since the stage when I was choosing the song.
Ka: This NTT, which kind of Japan is?
N: It's East, right?
J: ALL JAPAN! (T/N: in English)
Ka: Ehy! (laughs)
J: There aren't such things like East and West! (laughs) This NTT is made lining up our 3 letters, the same way of KAT-TUN. Normally it would have been TTN, but (exaggerating the movement with both hands) we decided to reverse the order.
Ka: NTT idea is Johnny-san's one, then! (laughs)
J: I already said this yesterday, Johnny-san, I took that idea! (laughs),

What about how you handled with the recording direction?
J: After all my recording was finished, Koki entered the room, he sat casually on the table (outside the booth) and started saying Then, let's try, shall we?!. I joined that enthusiasm and we continued like that until the end.
Ko: You have been carried away all the time.
J: But I think I gave really accurate indications. For example Nakamaru-kun's beatbox part.
Ka: In which way? Try to properly press those buttons!
J: (while miming to push the button of a control panel, changes the tone) Erm, That's ok, but that one isn't kakka, but kukkakko! - something like that.
All: Yeeey! (laughs)
J: I'd like that the fans to sing it, for example the chorus.
Ka: It’s supposed to be Taguchi’s solo, right?
J: The handling may be like that, but from my point of view, that's already the feeling of presented by me.
U: Did Koki think his part?
Ko: Yes.
J: Koki is cool! I was very impressed by him.
Ko: This time the way I used the flow [of words] had a bit of reggae key.
U: It was a song that renewed how much Koki is great.
J: This time he's working considerably.
Ko: I worked hard!
All: Yes, yes!
J: For this reason I think that it would be good to be tied as NTT next time too.
Ka: You'll end to debut as NTT!
U: Which unit will you choose? Will you be TaNaka. or NTT? Because at KAT-TUN lives, if you perform in a 2 people unit then in a 3 people unit, we would be free, it's not fair!
N: If you asked us to choose between the 2, at the end it will be TaNaka.! (laughs)
All: ahahahah! (roar of laughter)
N: You know, there's what we have done up until now. Being said throw it away means this, right?
U: You're right (laughs)

Then, at the end, send to all the fans a message!
J: If you want to enjoy CHANGE UR WORLD, watch the PV in the first limited edition.
Ko: It doesn't matter which one you listen to, they're all amusing, so it's not in a bad sense but I'd be glad if you buy all the editions!
U+N: Uahahah (laughs)
Ka: I'd like that you enjoy the wide extent of the songs, since they really have various colours.
Ko: This time it's a value pack, a happy set!
U: yeah, all the songs are very different, so whichever you buy you can enjoy yourself. So it doesn't have a bad meaning at all, but I'd like that you buy all of them! (laughs)
Ko: If we say it too many times, it will surely take a bad meaning! (laughs)



1) Speaking about GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME, what are the words you want to hear from a girl?
You're tall. I'm stoop and I don't weight a lot, so I don't seem very big. But when people meet me often say this to me, so at the end if I'm said that, I'll be happy!
2) If we consider NEETMAN, which kind of OO-man are you?
A man who wakes up early. Recently I wake up early, basically around 8am, one time even at 6am. At the point that I think I could go eat breakfast. Of course I go to sleep early too, around 12pm I'm already sleeping. I want to continue from now on waking up at 8am.


1) Speaking about GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME, what are the words you want to hear from a girl?
You're sexy. If a girl says me this... Since I'm often said you're sexy, I'm happy. I'm watching you are words that make me happy too, both from men and women.
2) If we consider NEETMAN, which kind of OO-man are you?
A show-off man. Not only now and then, I basically act trying to be cool!


1) Speaking about GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME, what are the words you want to hear from a girl?
You're a great person. You are someone of high caliber as a person, it would be nice. Because I want to be a great man (laughs). Men have a high sense of pride, I think that who can throw away that is a great person.
2) If we consider NEETMAN, which kind of OO-man are you?
A man without self-control. What I desire, I want it in that day. When I want to eat, I eat, when I want to sleep, I sleep! I have no endurance!


1) Speaking about GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME, what are the words you want to hear from a girl?
You're elegant. Usually I have only a rough image, so if she realizes such a thing when I've decided (to be elegant), and she say it, I'd be really happy. I'm thinking that for autumn/winter fashion I'll use shirts, a bit of adult feeling.
2) If we consider NEETMAN, which kind of OO-man are you?
A motivated man. Both on work and free time, facing everything one after another, I give the impression that I put my all energy in doing it.


1) Speaking about GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME, what are the words you want to hear from a girl?
I'm always your ally. It would be good to be said such a thing. Actually, I would be happy to hear it, it’s a sentence I don’t hear often, and has an absolute sense. (T/N: that is, he feels the sentence as I’ll always and absolutely be by your side)
2) If we consider NEETMAN, which kind of OO-man are you?
Neetman. Those lyrics are absolutely written about me. Beside work, I'm inefficient. People say my house seems clean, but it's because I give this impression. But in reality it's disappointingly messy (laughs).

translations credit to iside89