First of all, Happy birthday Shoriiii! <3 I decided to translate this since it's his birthday today hahaha~ It's been a long time since I did a magazine translation. Sorry about that T^T
I hope you guys enjoy!~ :D
Note: Japanese and English are not my native languages so there might be some mistakes. Sorry! ><
picture credit: yoshiko_mama
[If it’s with Kento-kun, it’s possible to accomplish the real things you’re aiming for.]
>The two of you are comrades who went through happy and sad times together<
Shori: At any rate, Kento-kun and I had a senpai and kouhai feeling at first but I think our distance has narrowed little by little…
Kento: Oh that’s right, the way you call my name also changed.
Shori: Kenty? That’s because it’s your nickname…
Kento: It’s like “Because it’s already there” kind of feeling (laughs). As expected, we were lucky that we went through fun and tough times together since the two of us did Johnny’s World together. We also saw different sides of each other. I saw Shori having nightmares when he was sick and he also saw the side of me who was suffering. The density of the time we spent together may be the deepest among all the other members of Sexy Zone.
Shori: I think what also helped in building up our relationship was that Kento-kun is not the type of senpai who puts on a wall to his kouhai. Like how we always have a conversation in English etc (laughs).
Kento: yeah yeah, when we’re in a mood to feel like foreigners (laughs).
Shori: Well, that was just a joke (laughs). I’m happy that we have a kind of relationship wherein we can casually exchange jokes with each other.
Kento: I feel the same way. Shori is the type who can enter in my tender love(laughs).
Shori: yes yes (laughs).
Kento: And then Shori’s tsukkomi (someone who goes along with a joke) is also very nice. When I appear in variety shows where there’s an interesting tsukkomi performer/comedian, I immediately want to play as the boke (someone who plays or acts as the silly one). To me, Shori has the same vibe as that kind of tsukkomi.
Shori: *with pride* oh really?~ (laughs)
Kento: And then, in our 5 years, what could have been a recent impressive happening?
Shori: As expected, it should be our wedding?
Kento: Huh? Did we get married?
Shori: Huh? We didn’t? ..That was also a joke. Maybe what was impressive was we were able to do SUMMARY in Tokyo Dome. Kento-kun and I did the “Secret Agent Man “right? There was a scene that I couldn’t forget where I had to say a line while Kento-kun did a choreography.
Kento: Ah~ that was nostalgic. Yay yay! Oh and how many times have I grabbed your collar… (translator’s note: I’m not too sure about this but maybe he was talking about the part in Bad Boys where he had to grab Shori’s collar?)
Shori: Even in the dressing room too right?!
Kento: I told you, stop that kind of joke (laughs). I am not that of a tyrant. Only in the middle of the play/drama (laughs). There was a time when we were so tired that we didn’t even talk in the dressing room (laughs).
Shori: that’s right. But we surpassed that and there’s now a feeling of overcoming the barriers in the performances between Kento-kun and I. That’s why from now on let’s aim to deliver real performances. If it’s with the extraordinarily cool Kento-kun who can dance well while having good poses, we can achieve that.
Kento: Many people love our combination. So for those fans who support us, let’s respond to that love with our performance!
Shori: You’re right!
Yay! Thanks for reading! :D