I'm really sorry for not updating for awhile>< I will try to update more like I used too:)
I used to hang out with Yokoyama kun a lot. I was happy when he treated me out to an all you can eat BBQ place on my 14th birthday. Its not like I remember about it a lot its just Yokoyama kun still talks about "treating me out!" till this day(laugh). My memories with Subaru kun is related to food too. When I was only 15, I had to stay at a hotel in Tokyo for work, and he probably couldn't stand watching me eat convenient store bentos all the time, so Subaru kun invited me to his house and made me Mentaiko spaghetti. It was good, and it was a while since I had homemade food so it made me feel really comfortable. Maru I went to the same high school for a year but, since the first day of school he took really good care of me. Maru was a honor student and he was the star of the school. At our school arts festival I remember performing "Owarinaki tabi". Yasu I remember at our dressing room for "Kyo to Kyo" I was playing around and spraying water at him and he got really mad, and it was really scary... Thats the time when I learned Yasu is usually nice but, when he gets mad he's really scary. Ohkura, he watched "1 liters of tear" in my room while I was gone, and when I got back his eyes were all puffy and there was a pile of tissues. I told him "its wasteful so use a towel!"(laugh). Murakami kun, I went to his house and while eating nikujyaga we were watching tv and it was Yokoyama kun on "The Quiz Show" and it was a weird feeling.
There's a lot of songs that are memorable but, maybe its "fuka-fuka Love the Earth" the song we made in 2008 for a Eco program and it was the first time we wrote a song together. Which reminds me, in that show Ohkura was working hard going around locations and when he came back to the studio, I didn't have that emotional tear and it was very like me that it was funny(laugh).
When I look back 10 years later, I want my 2010 summer to be memorable that I could remember right away what I did summer of 2010. Its probably going to be the summer of "Chonmage Purin"(playing July 31st). I'll be happy if the movie will be memorable to the people that watched it. O talking about memory, my memory for my phone isn't increasing either. This summer I want to meet all kinds of people and, I want to in all meanings make more memory!
My oldest memory is probably living in a house with stairs. Also when I was a child with the allowance I got on New Years I bought a soccer game. It was a used one but it was 3000yen and I thought "so expensive: but, I really wanted it so I bought it. But the next day I went to the same store and they were selling it for 780yen. That was a big shock! It's a sad memory(laugh).
Memories with the members? Subaru and I used to runaway from home(laugh). Yoko slept over my house once before. We used to sleepover at each others houses a lot. We slept over at the closest house when we finished work late. My mom said Ryo was "small". Which reminds me my mom said Maru's feet smelled and put soap in his shoes(laugh). Long time ago when I slept over at Yasu's house, his sister was there and said "good morning" with a sleepy face. With Tatsu I don't have that kind of memory but, during our 47 tour, I remember he was the fastest to fall asleep(laugh).
The most memorable song from our songs is the song for Eito ranger. The first time we performed it at the Shochikuza the sound stopped. I was really surprised. The first part played a little and then stopped so we played it off by saying "yo~!"(laugh).
It's already summer huh. The first thing that comes to mind about summer is middle school sports club. My first year of middle school I was teased by the older kids(laugh). The graduated students that are in high school came to our team. To the first year, third year people are like gods right? Those gods are greeting the graduates. And then, the gods say to the graduates "please train these guys~". Then we would have to run 10 laps of a 800m ground and then in a circle of 60 people we had to perform the "frog song" while being a position like sitting in a chair... It was really hard! If I look back now, those graduates weren't all that at their high school. That's why they came to our middle school to show off. I would never want to go back to that time(laugh). I say that but I still play soccer in this hot summer(laugh). Its fun because I feel like I could go back to my student days.
A secret to memorizing? I don't have any. If I concentrate then I could remember but, if I'm not concentrated then I can't. I'm usually not concentrated so, most of the time I don't remember a lot of things. But, I'm the type that holds a grudge. A long time ago Subaru was about to cry because he wasn't feeling really good on the plane to go to Guam and I remember that because I was holding a grudge against him. He was getting taken care by a female staff but, that person was very cute and I was jealous(laugh). I asked Subaru and he didn't remember so I was surprised. My memories with Hina would have to be the dokkiri clip we did for the PUZZLE tour DVD. I didn't think he would fall for it and everything we did was so much fun. It really was a great memory(laugh). Nishikido on his 14th birthday I acted like a senpai and said "I'll take you to a Yakiniku place" and went to a all you can eat bbq place. Yasu I remember, Hina threw Yasu's bag from the car and it was fun seeing Yasu chasing that car. Ohkura, sleep talk. I thought he ate and slept right away but all of a sudden he'll say "I'm hungry~". With Maru about a year ago, we were walking the city of Ebisu and I remember talking about each others dreams. Probably we were into the atmosphere of walking the city of Tokyo.
Summer equals BBQ. This isn't a memory I'm planing it right now. This summer I'm doing it again. If its memory with work it would be Shochikuza. It probably feels like just yesterday because my body probably remembers the tiring times. Because, everyday we had 3 shows the who-le summer. I really think we worked really hard.
The most memorable Kanjani 8 song is "Zukkoke Otokomichi". Every time we do it at the concert I think "this is a must song!". It cheers everyone up, and the power of the song is amazing so we could become one with the audience, that makes a memorable moment every time. The new song "Wonderful World!!" is another song that will be fun to do it at the live. Every time you listen to it, it gets better, and there's so many good parts to the song, and its rich with variations so, I'm excited to see the changes to the song by singing it many times at the lives.
If you say summer memories it would have to be Shochikuza. I used to take the train from my house to Shochikuza but, I still sometimes take the same train and it brings back memories. I remember my reckless feelings I had, and I really remember thinking "why isn't their anyone to come see us~". Because we had those struggles back then we are who we are now, and I think looking back now it was a good experience. When Kanjani 8 was made with Ohkura included, the first original song we got is "Do you agree?" and we still sing it at lives but, personally its a really memorable song. I was very happy that the first Kanjani 8 song was very cool.
There are countless memories with the members. When Maru came to my house to sleepover, he got caught by a random old guy at the shopping mall. I tried really hard to calm the guy down, and I found out that he went to the same school as me and he was like "your my kouhai. If something happens let me know"(laugh). Its an episode that only happens back home. I remember getting teased by Ryo and Murakami kun. During our "Kyo to Kyo" play Ryo was really being annoying by spraying water so I got really mad. Murakami kun threw my stuff out of the car. Whenever Murakami kun does those kind of pranks he looks so happy(laugh). Ohkura and Shibuyan during our Osaka times we used to play a lot. Ohkura and I went to the same high school so after school we would go to karaoke together. With Shibuyan we went shopping for clothes. O yea, even now I could still laugh but, Shibuyan's "strawberry incident". During a shoot there was a scene wear we eat a strawberry shortcake and, everyone was excited to eat their strawberry but Shibuyan ate everyone's strawberry, and the way he was quietly eating the strawberries was so funny and cute I cried because it was so funny. Yokocho equals BBQ! He always wants to start the fire because he thinks its cool for a guy to be able to start the fire(laugh).
This summer, I want to steer the boat on my own and go to the beach. You might think "the beach again?" but, summer is special. The sun is high up and the shine is very strong and the clearness of the water shows more and its really pretty. For work I want to deliver a lot of new songs not only "Wonderful World!!".
My oldest memory that I could remember is when I was about 4, I went to this girl's house a lot that went to the same preschool as me. I think her house owned a sushi restaurant.
Episodes with the members? During our junior days Yoko was told by a senpai "be more vertical!". This phrase is something to remember(laugh). Yasu I used to go shopping a lot in Osaka. Which reminds me Yasu, Maru and Ohkura and I used to go to a studio for band practice. On the way back from our practice Maru was always hyper. While we were heading to the station he was singing SMAP songs. By himself! People that were passing him by were looking. Hina our hometown is the same so during our jr years we went to work together. We met up at the station home(laugh). There and back we were together. We were having fun in the train by looking at people. Its been so long. O yea, Hina and I went to Ryo's house to play games. With Ohkura I went to a onsen with just the two of us. We went to Akaho but, it was like the Kyoto daimonji and on the mountain it said "red". The two of us were like "it so red~" and came back without going in the onsen(laugh).
The most memorable Kanjani 8 song has to be "Naniwa iroha bushi". Its our debut song, and its our first song out. Of course its memorable. I think I could never forget. Of course I was happy because we could debut, but there was also a sense of security like finally my feet our planted to the ground. It also gave me the power to want to work harder and harder.
A sad memory? Till the debut there was a lot of hard times, there was a lot of pain. But, people tend to forget happy memories but, never forget the hard times. Because I have those memories now, there's some part of me that's saved right now. Because I'm very thankful of the situation I'm in right now.
Memories of summer equals BBQ. We all ate the meat like bears and it was so much fun. I kind of helped and was having fun. I want to do it this year again. I want to do other things you do in the summer. Every year there's tours and other work stuff. I want to BBQ, do fireworks, go to the beach too. I also want to take a nap(laugh). If I were to make one come true I'll go to the beach. I'll go to the beach and sleep!
My oldest memory is probably when I was in preschool. I remember taking a bus to a far preschool. Also I remember when its summer my dad took me camping. I went to a lot of places mountains, lake, the beach. At night my dad will tell scary stories but, it was the same story every time. But I remember still getting scared every time(laugh). He really let me experience a lot of outdoor stuff. This summer I'm doing a dorama "GM~ odore doctor" so I'll probably be busy. But, being able to say "I'm busy" is a happy thing.
Memories with the members... I went to go eat a lot with Murakami kun. He likes fancy restaurants so it was mostly Italian. Also I ate a lot with Yokoyama kun after work. Subaru kun, I went to onsen with him. We went to Akaho but, I only remember that it said "red" on the mountain(laugh). Yasu I was with him since audition. Yasu talks about me stepping on his foot but, I don't remember~. Yasu and I were together in high school so, I went to sleepover at his house and we played a lot. Maru was always hyper, funny, and had bad fashion sense(laugh). It was around middle school. He used to wear these purple camouflage print pants that you tighten around the cuffs all the time. I still remember that. Ryo chan was really small. He had a high voice and he was like a random character. He was always playing around with the adults but, because he was cute it just end with a "hey~"(laugh).
A memorable Kanjani 8 song is "Naniwa iroha bushi". If I was asked what is memorable I would have to say all of them so I chose the debut song. When I'm troubled its "Naniwa iroha bushi"(laugh).
Memories of being sad or laughing is when I watch movies or read manga. The most sad was the movie "Green Mile". It was about criminals who were condemned to death. I remember crying a lot. Memories of getting mad is probably fighting with my brother. The brother right after me always wanted to fight. We're close but because we're close in age, we had a lot of fights too. But, any siblings are like that right?
Memories with each members~. Start with, Murakami kun and I were playing till morning and with that spirit we went to go eat yakiniku in the morning. We also had beer, it was a lot of calories at once. Of course I'll get fat. It was fun but, I'll keep it down(laugh). My memories with Tacchon is also food. I took him to my favorite Japanese restaurant in Kyoto and he really loved the place and I was happy. I can't forget with Yokoyama kun we had yakiniku and wine and talked about love. I want him to take me to yakiniku again<3
When we were filming "Shichinin no samurai Jie no haran", the okomesando*rice sandwich* that Ryo chan would buy at the convenient store looked so, so good! and till this day I buy okomesando*rice sandwich* and its totally because of Ryo chan. With Sho chan we tried going up the escalators at the Tokyo station but it was going down and we both looked at each other and laughed so hard. Even till this day when I go to Tokyo station those little things coming back to me and its so weird. Shibuyan it was fun when during a concert MC we were playing around together. I want to do that kind of thing this year too at least once.
To be honest, this year I don't need any breaks for awhile! I want to do a lot of group work! Even if we're physical apart from everyone, I want to do something that will stay so that we could feel the same way. Right now one of them is the new song "Wonderful World!!". I'm trying really hard with singing in a high tone so please listen carefully. I think summer fits with this song so, I would be happy if it makes your summer memories shine. Songs that become your summer memories are great songs. For me when I listen to Ketsumeishi san's "Natsun no Omoide" I think it's soo good. Go to the beach with your friends, have a love affair, I never experienced that kind of stuff so I'm attracted to that. For me, I only have a sad memory, my parents took me to the beach and they buried me in the sand, and they just left me there and my face was black...(laugh)
Lately, I don't know if the women are strong or the guys are weak! I want to be a guy who people can rely on so I'm working hard but, right now I'm not doing anything specific to be that guy(laugh). Of course I'm doing my best in work but, right now as a guy I'm looking for something I can be into. This is really my recent state(laugh).
Eito I love u~!!:D