Thursday, February 25, 2010

BARFOUT: Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介) x Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子)

Taken from Image taken from Baidu and the internet (lol).

On page 30 of issue December 2007 (on sales on November 17) of BARFOUT, there's an interview of Kamiki Ryunosuke and Fukuda Mayuko for the movie "Little DJ ~Chiisana Koi no Monogatari~".

Currently 14 years old Kamiki Ryunosuke and 13 years old Fukuda Mayuko. With these ages, they already had a long career. Often appeared in much discussed works, their reputations had already began to accumulated. Unexpectedly the movie, "Little DJ ~Chiisana Koi no Monogatari~", where these two first co-act together is going to be open to the public. The setting is in 1977, a hospital near the beach in Hakodate. After being hospitalized, Tarou (Kamiki) began to work as a DJ on the broadcasting system to act as a moral support to the patients. And then, he falls in love with Tamaki (Fukuda)... A pure and bittersweet first love is portrayed in this work, also the importance of conveying your emotions, and to give someone your honest feelings. Similar to their roles, we will listens to these two talk about this work and love during the period they change from children to adult.

What's your impression of the movie after it's finish with the production?
Kamiki: When I just got the script for the first time, I thought a lot about 'to live'. After seeing the finished production, once again I think it is more emphasized. I think I'm very grateful to a lot of people.
Fukuda: The characters and everyone that are in love with someone, it remain imprinted in my mind. I think, from family, to friends, to Tarou and Tamaki, the feelings of love between people are packed in this movie.

First time co-acting together, what are your impressions of each others?
Kamiki: From watching 'Jyoou no Kyoushitsu' (NTV 2005), her role's image is a strong but adult-like girl. But in reality, she's a very cheerful girl, very adult-like compared to me, a wonderful actress. She's able to throw back anything that's given to her while we are acting, she really has a sense of security. (Maybe he means that she was able to fulfill whatever the director asked her to do..?)
Fukuda: I also watched several of his works, so I knew about him before we got to co-act together. (From the viewpoint of while acting for this work) Tarou-kun is someone who make the role of Tamaki became alive. Tamaki is an extremely honest person, where whatever she thinks will appears on her face, in that way I'm very similar. At first, I wasn't able to create this character. But because Tarou-kun exists, I was able to become familiar with Tamaki and her feelings.

Is there a scene that you can't forget?
Kamiki: The scene where Tamaki enters Tarou's bed in the night and they listened to the radio together. Everything was a first time for me, so I was extremely nervous. I wondered if I'm really alright, my heart was beating so fast.
Fukuda: Eh, is that so! It was so difficult entering the bed with the cast on my leg that I didn't really remember (laugh). As for me, the scene where the two of us view the Orion. If we're able to see a star bellow the Orion, then our wish would come true, I like the Tarou-kun that wasn't able to say his wish (laugh). Hey, do you have someone you currently like?
Kamiki: Eh eh!? (fidgets) ......... I'm normal (which probably means he doesn't right now). From the beginning, when I was around 1 and a half years old, I did. At the supermarket, it seems like I liked an older sister that worked there. I don't really remember, but my mother told me about it. After that, it's in elementary school. Ah, I haven't have a deep love, but... When I was in first grade, there's a girl that I liked. In fourth grade, there's a different girl that I liked. In fifth grade...
Fukuda: Eh, aren't you changing too fast? I haven't experience love yet, so I don't really understand it... But my ideal type is Porno Graffiti's Okano Akihito-san (V).
Kamiki: With different people, like the opposite sex, the character and the way of thinking are different, so I think it's nice when your thoughts clashed or merged together. It's like, you can compensate each others when you have different or the same ideals.

One of the important theme in this work is 'the importance of conveying your feelings', it's something that's not only restricted to love right?
Kamiki: There are things you are able to say to your family, but rapidly became something that you can't share to your friends. Rather, be your confidence in your speech, and use your own words to talk to your your partner, they will not be hurt by it. That's why you should separate your thinking. After watching this movie, I want to spent more time on important things. Even 'at this moment', the chance to communicate will not come back. That's why, the way of thinking to make up one's mind and say it would come. I want to live with no regret.

Lastly, please tell us about some thing that you like (that have to do with love).
Fukuda: The manga "Kira Kira 100%" by Mizusawa Megumi-san. It's a story about a plain high school female student confessing her love to the guy she like, and for him, she changed herself to become beautiful. Somehow, it's very nice.
Kamiki: The movie "Crying Out Love, In The Center Of The World". Even though it's painful, I think the boyfriend protecting his girlfriend is very manly (bright laugh).

Random Notes:
- A lot of parts I wasn't too sure about, particularly the part where Kamiki talk about the theme of the movie. I apologized! (_ _lll)
- I love how Mayuko is such a fan girl. lol
- I'm amused at Kamiki's extensive love life. lol. I had the same reaction as Mayuko regarding his quick change.
- Kira Kira 100% is published in Ribon, which is my favorite manga magazine. Mizusawa Megumi is closed friend to Wataru Yoshizumi, whom is my favorite shoujo mangaka. :D
- "Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World" (aka Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu) includes casts Osawa Takao (JIN), Nagasawa Masami, Shibasaki Kou, etc... It was later made into a drama (which became famous) staring Yamada Takayuki and Ayase Haruka. Interestingly, Shibasaki Kou ended up singing the theme song for the drama version.

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  1. what an interesting article!!! and funny too
    thanks for sharing!!!
    PS: some weeks ago you helped me with some questions about these 2 artists, one of the questions was if they have siblings and recently I found out that kamiki has an older sister! since you kindly helped me that time I wanted to return the favor with this little fact

  2. Oh, thank you so much for the information. If you didn't tell me, I wouldn't know. :)

  3. thank you for this! i think kamiki ryunosuke is a passionate actor! all the best!