Here is a scan of the page from NHK Sutera 7/16 issue. This is an article on the Shounen Club Premium where Takki and Yara were guests. At the bottom right half of the scan are Taichi-kun’s comments on Takki and Yara, and below is a translation of it (by Marie – 39!) of it.
Takki appeared on my program after about two and a half years of absence, but his kouhais surely talk about him very often. You may not be able to guess from his gorgeous face, but he is really chivalrous and takes great care of his kouhais.
He is also quite familiar with film making; I heard that he is so much into it that he doesn’t only film but also edit the footage. On the other hand, Yara is a capable person, showing his extraordinary sense of dance since he was in his teens. They have a relationship of mutual trust which was formed by the very fact that both of them have developed their ability in different fields ever since they joined Johnny’s as “douki” (classmates) till they met in “Takizawa Kabuki”.
I think this relationship is wonderful. Takki is 28 years old and Yara is 27. I have a feeling that they belong to a generation which is creating a new era again, a generation where they, while being active as “idols”, also pursue what they like to do thoroughly.
By the way, I was surprised to hear that I promised Takki to go for dinner together 10 years ago and had not gone yet. After the filming of the show, we went to NHK’s dining hall and split the bill… That’s a joke (laughs). I am hoping that the three of us will have dinner together the next time.
We have subbed this episode some time back, so if for some reason you missed it, douzo :) Also, many thanks to nyanco for this mag! XD