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Takuya Kimura’s personal connection with SPACE BATTLESHIP Yamato

10:39 JST November 12, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

SMAP’s Takuya Kimura (37), the lead actor in the upcoming movie “SPACE BATTLESHIP Yamato” said he has been a fan of the series for as long as he could remember, reports MEN’S NON-NO magazine, December edition.


The movie is a live-action version of the 1970’s anime series “宇宙戦艦ヤマト (Uchu Senkan Yamato, Space Battleship Yamato)”.


Kimura had said he had felt a personal connection with the Yamato movie because he remembers the first movie he went to see as a child was the Yamato anime film.


The star also said he had other childhood memories of the anime.

“When I was a toddler, I used to go to a drawing class in my neighbourhood.  One day, the teacher told us to draw what was on our mind’s at that moment and I drew a picture of the spaceship Yamato charging on, leaving a trail of smoke behind it.  I think about that day a lot these days,” he said.


Kimura’s movie “SPACE BATTLESHIP Yamato” will be released in Japanese cinemas on December 1.


EXTRA: MEN’S NON-NO magazine also asked Kimura a series of short answer questions and here are some of them:

Q: How do keep yourself looking so cool/amazing?

Kimura: I think smiling a lot has something to do with it.

Q: What have you eaten the most this year?

Kimura: Kimchi Natto (fermented soybeans)

Q: What’s something you do every day?

Kimura: 300 sit ups

Q: What part of your body do you like the most?

Kimura: Ummm…around my left shoulder where the bone sticks out a bit.


Source: http://www.s-woman.net/news/magazinenews/detail_000002590.html



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  1. Maddy
    10:47 JST November 12, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Thanks for the translation! I would love to see a translation of the question where he answers “SMAP”, if you don’t mind. ^^

    • 22:42 JST November 12, 2010 at 10:42 PM


      No worries (^-^)

      Sorrie, they only had part of the Q&A online and I haven’t bought the magazine yet (>w<)
      Now I want to know what he said, 'SMAP' to too.

      Thank you for coming by 🙂

      Momo xoxo

      • Maddy
        12:45 JST November 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM

        Hi again ^^

        This is the question right here (Question 89, I think):

        Q. 「自分の中で、ヒトに自慢できることはなんですか?」
        A. 「SMAP」

        If you can translate, I’d appreciate it. m(_ _)m

        Thank you!

      • 14:59 JST November 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM


        Ohhh, thank you 😀
        It says:
        Q: Name something you have that you can show off to people
        A: SMAP

        Momo xoxo

      • DA
        17:46 JST November 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM

        Sorry to jump in, but I just want to say thank you for translating the article as well as those Non-no questions! I’ve seen it mentioned in many places and was wondering what it said. 😀

      • 00:11 JST November 14, 2010 at 12:11 AM


        You’re welcome 🙂

      • Maddy
        04:01 JST November 14, 2010 at 4:01 AM

        Thank you so much! You’re the best! 🙂

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