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PostSubject: Kamenashi Kazuya   Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:04 pm

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* Name: Kamenashi Kazuya (亀梨和也)
* Nicknames: Kame, Kame-chan, Kazuya, Kazu-chan, Kamekkusu
* Birthdate: 23rd February, 1986
* Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
* Blood Type: B
* Height: 171 cm
* Weight: 56 kg
* B/W/H: 83/61/84 cm
* Eyesight: 2.0
* Entered Johnny's: November 8, 1998
* Favorite Colors: Black, White, and Blue
* Favorite season: Fall
* Family: Parents, three brothers (Two older and one younger)
* Pet(s): A dog named Ran
* Favorite food: Squid
* Disliked food: Pepper, Tomatoes, Raisins, and Pickled Plums
* Groups: KAT-TUN, Shuuji to Akira (Temporary unit in 2005)

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Kamenashi Kazuya, or Kame as he is often called, is part of Johnny's Entertainment group KAT-TUN. Although he is the youngest member of KAT-TUN, he is considered the group's unofficial "leader". He is good at public speaking, and often speaks as MC for KAT-TUN on television programs and concerts. Together with Akanishi Jin, they are the two most popular members and are the main vocalists of the group. They are often referred to as Akame (or Akakame by Japanese fans). 2005 they also starred in the Japanese Drama Gokusen 2 together.

Kamenashi is passionate about baseball. He started playing when he was in the first grade and had represented Japan in the junior world leagues. Although he was later forced to give up the sport due to lack of spare time, Kamenashi had stated in interviews that Johnny Kitagawa, president of Johnny's Entertainment, was supportive of his passion.

In late 2005, Kamenashi, along with Yamashita Tomohisa of NEWS, starred in Nobuta wo Produce. The two released their single Seishun Amigo under the name Shuuji to Akira, their character names in Nobuta wo Produce. The single is the No.1 best selling single on the Oricon Yearly Single Rankings for 2005. A few months later, KAT-TUN debuted with Real Face which broke a million nine weeks later, making Real Face Kamenashi's second million seller single.

In early May of 2006, the rumor magazine Friday Magazine claimed that he was having an affair with the twenty years older Koizumi Kyoko. Johnny's Entertainment denied the claims and Kamenashi officially apologized for the misunderstanding, though Koizumi's team neither denied nor confirmed the claims. Being arguably one of the busiest and most in-demand artist of KAT-TUN, if not in the Japanese entertainment industry, it is not unexpected that Kamenashi is exposed to various rumours and scandals. He has been known to suffer abusive attentions not only from the tabloids, but also from some of KAT-TUN's more aggressive fans and non-fans alike.

Kamenashi claimed to be bad at songwriting but he has written both Special Happiness (Duet with Taguchi Junnosuke) and his popular solo Kizuna (Ending song for Gokusen 2) under the pen name K.
Filmography
Dramas

* [2008] 1 Pound no Fukuin
* [2007] Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (Ep 9)
* [2006] Kuitan
* [2006] Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
* [2006] Yuuki
* [2006] Suppli
* [2005] Nobuta wo Produce
* [2005] Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Kyuuketsuki Densetsu Satsujin Jiken
* [2005] Gokusen 2
* [1999] 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi sensei 5

Plays & Musicals

* SHOCK
* Magical Musical Dream Boy
* Hey! Say! DREAM BOY
* SUMMARY of Johnny's World 2004 - with NEWS & Ya-Ya-yah
* DREAM BOYS 2006 - with Kanjani8
* Dream Boys 2007 - with fellow memeber Tanaka Koki

Awards

* 44th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Gokusen 2)
* 47th Television Academy Awards: Best Actor (Nobuta wo Produce)
* 23rd Best Jeanist Award: Best Male Jeanist (Official Site)
* 1st Annual 2006 NTV Commercial Award
* 1st Astar TV Drama Awards - Best New Asian Star of 2007 for Japan
* 24th Best Jeanist Award: Best Male Jeanist

CMs

* [2005] Nintendo Gamecube's Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix - with Akanishi Jin
* [2005] Oronamin C - with Akanishi Jin & Ueto Aya
* [2005] NTT DoCoMo FOMA 902i
* [2005] The Television
* [2006] NTT DoCoMo Mobile Suica
* [2006] Rohto Zi
* [2006] NTT DoCoMo
* [2007] KFC
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