Thursday, May 19, 2011

Looking Back At 2010: Happy Birthday Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介)

Happy 18th Birthday Kamiki Ryunosuke.

(人’∀’)<“Happy birthday to you♪”

 

I hope you will continues to grow into a great actor and a wonderful adult.

As you all probably know, May 19th is Kamiki’s birthday. This year (2011), he will turns 18. As of April, he has become a 3rd year high school student. And by April of next year (2012), he will be graduating with his class at Horikoshi. Times really flies.

Hmm, I don’t really know what else to say, since everyone pretty much did it for me in the Kamiki’s livejournal community (by the way, I totally recommend for Kamiki’s international fans), so I decided to look at the works he’s been in this past year and my thoughts on very few of them.

Proceed with caution!

 

  

THE GAME ~Boy’s Film Show~ 2010 and Super Handsome Live 2010

First work right after his 17th birthday last year is of course, Amuse Boys Film Show during the summer. Hmm, I haven’t seen any of the 2010 THE GAME show, so I can’t really say anything about it. But Kamiki got a chance to be singer in this. In the winter, along with the Amuse Boys, he participates in Super Handsome Live 2010.

- We also finally got to see Kamiki singing for the first time for Super Hansome Live 2010 at the end of the year. ♪ヽ(*´∀`)ノ His solo song is Bokura no Eien ~Nando Umare Kawattemo, Te wo Tsunagitai Dake no Ai Dakara~ by WEAVER.

 

 

  

Karigurashi no Arrietty

His next work for the summer break is the much discussed voice dubbing for Studio Ghibli’s animated movie, “Karigurashi no Arrietty”. Kamiki played the role of the Sho, visiting his aunt’s house in order to recuperate from his own sickness. The heroine Arrietty is none other than his good friend and classmate, Shida Mirai. Like wise, I didn’t get a chance to watch this either so I can’t say much about it. But we learned a few things about Kamiki from this work.

- Kamiki and his family receive New Year cards from Studio Ghibli. At the beginning of the year, Studio Ghibli sent him New Year cards, hinting of them working together again. At first he didn’t know what it was about, until later on when he finally know about the voice acting project.

- Kamiki’s character Sho, is actually modeled after Kamiki himself. Kind of funny when you think about it, because this is the second time as of far that I know of, Kamiki is modeled after a person he played. The first being Takano Tarou from “Little DJ”. There could be more.

 

 

  

Zac and Ombra: The Amusement Park of Illusion

As everyone were happy with his voice acting works, and are seriously hoping for Kamiki to be in a new drama/special/movie, the news of his voice acting for the “Zac and Ombra: The Amusement Park of Illusion” DS game came out. Once again, Kamiki got another chance to work with Sakuraba Nanami. Kamiki plays the main character, Zac, while Nanami plays as the heroine, Polly. These two have worked before, also as voice acting, for the famous animated, family theme movie, “Summer Wars”. I didn’t really follow this much, but I’m looking forward to playing it.

- I need to note that this is Kamiki’s first time ever to voice act for a game rather than anime.

 

 

  

Kokoro no Ito

While the fans were wondering when the next time we are going to see him in a drama again, Kamiki took us all by surprise with the announcement of the NHK special “Kokoro no Ito” along side Matsuyuki Yasuko. Matsuyuki Yasuko played a deaf mother, while Kamiki play as her adolescence son. The drama is nice, but a bit slow and at times boring.

- But because of the circumstances of their family, Kamiki spent a month learning sign language. His dedications in sign language showed as he demonstrated to us what he has learn in the drama.

- Another good thing about this drama is that because not all words are spoken out directly, we got a chance to see his facial acting at work in full speed.

- Another thing that’s special about this drama is we got another chance to hear Kamiki playing the piano, the first being in “Kaze no Garden”, where we got to see him did a duet with Nakai Kiichi.

 

 

   

Keizoku 2: SPEC

Of course his next work is “Keizoku 2: SPEC” or just “Spec” for short. This time, he got to play as a mysterious boy a power to stop time, Ninomae Jyuichi. He played along side with Toda Erika and Kase Ryo. At the end, we have an interesting twist about his connection with one of the main character. Everyone who has watched it knows what it is, and many deems this as one of his greatest work and greatest character. I really enjoyed the drama “Spec” as a whole, not just because of Ninomae Jyuichi either. I totally recommend it!

- Kamiki mentioned that it’s thanks to this drama that he got to meet and work with Kase Ryo. You can see his respect for Kase Ryo when reading some of the interviews. But really, why wouldn’t he? Kase Ryo is an amazing actor! And also, this drama really put Toda Erika high on my list.

- This drama also got Kamiki with a cat! ♥ What not to love? *cat person*

 

 

  

Kamiki Ryunosuke 2011 Calendar

As 2010 ended and a new year begins, Kamiki release another calendar for us fans. This calendar is rather simple. It has Kamiki wearing outfits suited with the season of the months as he take pictures with white paper cutouts on the foreground and a simple color background. I’d said it before, but it’s a bit boring. Definitely one of the more boring calendar I’d ever seen. Yes, we all discussed this before. XD Let’s move on.

 

 

  

Team Amuse – Let’s Try Again

After the big Earthquake that hits Tohoku area on March 11, 2011, many agencies begin their charity activities to help the victims of the areas that was struck, and of course, Amuse is no exception. Along with many stars and talents from the agency, Kamiki got a chance to participate on this charity song. The money they got from this song will go toward the funds to be donated.

- This is perhaps Kamiki first single. I’ve seen the full music video. There’s very little of Kamiki comparing to the making of, but it’s still very fun, and the song is good.

 

 

  

Kokosei Restaurant

Kamiki’s first drama for 2011 is “Kokosei Restaurant” where he played the vice-president of the cooking club, a support role to TOKIO’s Matsuoka Masahiro. Joined him is his another of his Horikoshi classmate, Kawashima Umika.

- This is actually Kamiki and Umika’s first time working together. Umika played his character’s childhood friend and kouhai at school that has a crush on him.

- Kamiki plays as a grandson to his grandmother’s restaurant, where he usually helps her out after school, thus, making him well verse in the way of cooking, and an essential to their restaurant. One thing to note is for this drama, Kamiki is required to do things with his left hand at first and then gradually toward the right hand. Kamiki is actually right handed, so he has been practicing with his left hand before filming. Another challenge but he did well during the actual shoot.

I watched the first episode and was disappointed at his character. After seeing him being evil in “Spec”, being talented but stubborn in “Kokoro no Ito”, I found his character in “Kokosei Restaurant” to be absolutely boring. From the first episode, Kamiki played a goody-two-shoe character that’s always understanding and more mature than the rest… ( ̄へ ̄) Lame… Am I the only one who’s disappointed at his character so far? Or is it just me demanding too much? Am I just being too critical since I know what Kamiki is capable of and disappointed at his lack of story? Well, I’ll probably still try to follow it, but there are really a lot of other dramas this season that turned out better than I expected.

“Kokosei Restaurant” is currently still running, so it’s perhaps too early for me to give up. But I really hope next time, I can see something more interesting coming from Kamiki. Well, the good thing about the drama is that we finally see Kamiki in a school uniform again~♥~! School uniforms~ Woo!!! (●♡∀♡))ヾ☆*。

 

Now that Kamiki is already 18 and less than a year until he graduates from high school, I can’t wait to see what his next work is going to be like, and also, how will his life be after high school. I haven’t been thinking about it, but now that I mentioned about his life after high school, I wondered if Kamiki will continue with his education or go straight to his acting career. Well, we still have some times left until then. Whichever he decides on, I wish him the best.

And of course, I’ve been trying to free out my *MUST TRANSLATE OR ELSE* folder in order to not feel guilty about not doing so much Kamiki translations, so for the next few days, I will be posting some of his older interviews that I haven’t got around to yet. I’ve been working on them for less than a week, so just a few. Look forward to it!! *__*

 

 

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- Information credits Kamiki’s official profile and my awesome memory. Pictures credit Baidu.

- On other news, May 18th is my brother’s birthday, that’s why this was gathered in a rush. In fact, I didn’t even know what special thing I want to do for Kamiki beside from translating. So I guess compiling most of what he did last year is what I ended up deciding on. This is a bit shorter than Mayuko’s work compilation since it’s only a year, but I definitely think I’ll die if I have to write about all his works. (x____x) In the end, you know he still work a lot more than Mayuko. :<

- Mayuko’s new work was announced on May 18th and her new blog entry was posted on May 17th. x___x;; But since it’s Kamiki’s birthday, I have to have self-control over it. So Mayuko’s stuffs will be post much much later, perhaps next week at the earliest, since I, of all people, would be the most excited about the news. Yes! 0(>_<)0

- Oh yea, May 18th is also one of Kamiki’s good friend and classmate from Horikoshi, Irie Jingi’s birthday. So happy birthday to you too. Sorry that you’re just an after thought. ^^;;

- Don’t you think it’s kind interesting that a lot of people we know have birthdays right next to one another? (●>v<●)

 

Yamada Ryosuke – May 9th

Shida Mirai – May 10th

 

Irie Jingi – May 18th

Kamiki Ryunosuke – May 19th

 

Fukuda Mayuko – August 4th

Ohgo Suzuka – August 5th

 

How interesting! Is there anyone else?

Okay, Mayuko and Suzuka are 1 year apart, but their birthdates still fall right next to each other… So there! >___<;;

 

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2 comments:

  1. Oh my!! I love how their birthdays are next to each other, it's really interesting ;D
    I can't wait to watch Kokosei Restaurant and I really want to watch Zac and Ombra: The Amusement Park of Illusion! I remember when I went to the theaters just to watch Karigurashi no Arrietty...But when the movie started, the voices were Chinese. T^T

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  2. Happy Birthday Kamiki :)

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