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Nickname: Kame, Kame-chan, Kazuya, Ka-kun, Kazu-chan, Kamekkusu

Birth Date: 23th February 1986

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Blood Type: B

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 53 kg

Eyesight: 2.0

Star sign: Pisces

Entered Johnny’s: November 8, 1998

Favorite Colors: Black, White, Blue

Favorite season: Fall

Family: Father, Mother, 3 brothers (Two Older, One Younger), one niece

Pets: A puppy named ‘Ran-chan’

Favorite Word(s):
‘Challenge’ and ‘Enjoy’

Favorite food: Squid

Food He Hates: Pepper, Tomatoes, Pickled Plums, and Raisins

Groups: KAT-TUN, Shuuji to Akira

Information
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.

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 K² (K2).

Trivia
* He was the first male to be voted Best Jeanist two years in a row after Eternal Jeanist Kimura Takuya and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi.
* He was named after the manga character 'Kazuya' from the manga Touch.
* He was voted by young members of Johnny's Juniors as the most popular member of KAT-TUN in "KAT-TUN wo Abake" - Shounen Club on air April 16, 2006.
* He cries when watching movies.
* Unlike the popular belief, Kamenashi was pretty close with Ikuta Toma, it was rumoured that he bought 100,000 yen worth of necklace as Toma's 17th birthday present.
* Eriko Kitagawa, the writer of Tatta Hitotsu no Koi supposedly wrote that drama for Kamenashi to play the lead.
* He once had a photoshoot with a Kaninchen Dachshund puppy. Band member Tanaka Koki later mentioned that Kamenashi bought the same puppy together with another band member Akanishi Jin.
* He picked up boxing during the filming of 1 Pound no Fukuin

Filmography

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

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 member Tanaka Koki
* DREAM BOYS 2008 - with member Tanaka Koki and Hey! Say! JUMP member Yabu Kota

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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