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Q. How would you welcome someone to your house?

A. “Enjoy your stay~”

“A date at home sounds fun doesn’t it?” Maruyama-san smiles in a friendly manner. He proceeds to come up with a date plan… “We’d start off by inviting friends over and have a cheery hotpot party that has an ‘enjoy your stay~’ feel to it. And if possible, she’d take charge of cooking, and I’d stick my head in the kitchen from time to time and ask, “Can I help with anything?” She’d say, “No, I got it,” and it would make me happy and I’d think, “Wow, she’s good.” On the other hand, if she said, “Help me,” I’d also be happy and think, “She’s got me eating right out of her hand (laughs).” He seems to be head over heals over his imaginary girlfriend. What’s something he would want to do if they were by themselves? “We’d each bring a DVD we like and watch them together. With cheese as an appetizer and drinking wine as we watch. After we’re done, we’d discuss our thoughts on them and get to know each other better that way… Ooh, I love that kind of grown up feeling.

Q. What kind of woman would you like to invite to your house?

A. A person that would be okay with my messy room!?


“I can only invite people whom I’m really close with to my house,” Maruyama-san says sincerely. What kind of woman would he be close enough to invite over to his house? “My image of women is that they’re living beings that sort of rarely show their unadulterated selves by covering it up with make-up and by being fashionable (laughs). That’s why I’d like someone who would show me their true self. But of course, I’d be my true self as well, so she’d have to be someone who could accept me the way I am. For example, I make a mess of my house in a flash, so she’d have to be someone who would still love me after that (laughs). Then again, if she says “OK, I’ll clean for you,” that would be a problem, too, because I’m the type who prefers to clean on my own. Ah, I might be a particular kind of guy. (laughs)”

Q. What kind of things would you fight about with your girlfriend?

A. We probably wouldn’t fight.


“The only things I don’t concede on are about work. That’s why we’d never fight, and I’d probably be the one to concede.”

Q. What type are you when you’re in love?

A. A foolhardy carnivore!?


Apparently Maruyama-san would convey in whatever way possible that he loves someone so much he can’t help it. Perhaps he’s the carnivore type? “Mmm, I might be (laughs). I’m the type that approaches aggressively and often calls or texts her. I have a hard time holding back my feelings, so I can’t do manipulative romances. I’m just the foolhardy type.” But if Maruyama-san is so obvious in his actions, wouldn’t the other members in his group catch on? “Right… I thought no one was on to me, but maybe they all actually knew back then. (laughs)”

Q. What are the perks of dating Maruyama-san?

A. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you smiling!


Maruyama-san, who is always cheerful and plays the mood maker role in Kanjani∞, prefers a relationship in which both can stay smiling. “In order for me to stay smiling, I think there might be a lot I’d ask of her, but I’d like to do whatever I can to keep her smiling too. I’ll do whatever she wants and treasure her! I’ll do anything!! Like, maybe, I don’t know… What kind of stuff do women like?

Q. Which body part are you proud of?

A. My arm that can be used as an arm pillow!


“I have quite a bit of muscle on me, so I think I’d make a good arm pillow! If you don’t like arm pillows… I’d like to squeeze you tightly! (laughs)”

Q. What’s something you treasure every day?

A. Being someone that I like.


Maruyama-san says that a short while back, when his stage play and drama work came to an end, he was a little depressed. “By the time I realized it, I’d been slacking off on cleaning and laundry and I had turned into my lazy self. I thought it was no good. I thought that I couldn’t be proud of myself and show my face in public like this.” That’s when Maruyama-san noted down some goals in his cell phone. “I put a big slogan: ‘Things I need to do in order to be someone I like.’ (laughs) Clean my room, eat a healthy breakfast, exercise… that’s the kind of stuff I wrote. I believe that these basic things are what construct a person’s charming interior, so I’m going to do my best!”

Q. What do you want people to do when you’re feeling down?

A. If they would hear me out.


“I would be honest and say ‘I’m feeling a little down right now,’ when I am, so please hear me out over some tea.”

Q. What would your ideal marriage be like?

A. To be whipped by my wife?
(no, not literally XD;)

“Someday, when I’ve become a man of higher caliber, I’d like to get married,” says Maruyama-san. What’s his ideal portrait of a family? “I’d prefer to be a little whipped by my wife. After I come home late, it’d be like: ‘What were you doing!?’ ‘Sorry.’ ‘You think I’d forgive you just like that?’ ‘Alright, let’s go somewhere this Sunday then?’ (laughs) My aspiration is for it to be like I’m no match for my wife yet we love each other. I’d also want my kids to like me. Like, no matter what I do on variety shows, I want them to think “My dad is cool.”

Q. How would you like your wife to be?

A. For her to stay pretty.


It sounds like Maruyama-san would make a kind husband when he gets married, but what does he want his wife to be like? “I’d like her to stay pretty. That’s why I’d probably encourage her to go to spas and stuff (laughs). If she’s the type who loves her career, I think it’d be nice for both of us to work.” In that case, who would do the housework? “I’d love for her to cook, but if she can’t, I will! There are so many guys out there who don’t understand how much hard work cooking and doing laundry is so they leave all of it to their wives. I’d like to help out as much as possible.”

Comments

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elenniel
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
A. For her to stay pretty.
Oh Maru, I think that answer just undermined my opinion of you. XD (At the same time, I gotta respect the honesty. lol)

There are so many guys out there who don’t understand how much hard work cooking and doing laundry is so they leave all of it to their wives. I’d like to help out as much as possible
This was slight redemption for the "stay pretty" remark. ahahah


Thanks for translating! (I just watched the 8uppers con so I'm totally on a K8 high~)

strawberry_fzz
Nov. 19th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, not my favorite answer in the book but if "staying pretty" = a nice, relaxing day at the spa, I'd gladly "stay pretty"! lol

Ooh, the 8Uppers con is awesome~ Techno medley is like one of my favorite things ever. <3 I'm already looking forward to the Fight dome con DVD and the tour hasn't even started yet. XD
elenniel
Nov. 20th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
I loved the techno medley!! I just keep replaying it. XDD
strawberry_fzz
Nov. 19th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oops, forgot to say you're very welcome! :)
sisterjune
Nov. 19th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
I am always wary about girlfriend questions cause the boys will sometimes say things that make me roll my eyes and shake my head. but this was pretty awesome for the most part! I raised an eyebrow at "stay pretty" but the rest of that paragraph made up for it. I love that Maru wants to be whipped. thats pretty cute. I always said a maru kind of guy would be most my type <3
strawberry_fzz
Nov. 19th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
And to think Maru's actually one of the progressive ones of the group... XD
Yeah, I thought that was cute, too. Maru's a big ol' sweetie <3
epicwaters
Nov. 19th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Maru is definitely a particular guy xD
I know he says, 'to stay pretty' but when he mentions spas and stuff, it just makes me think of 'being relaxed' cuz we all know how stress makes us all ugly D: <~dudes are included in that ;D

I think the thing I liked best about this was the last two lines. I'm glad he notices and takes to heart how much work goes into being a home maker.

thank you for sharing :}
strawberry_fzz
Nov. 21st, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Ooh, new icon *___*

I know right? Who would turn down a nice day at the spa? Not me~ 8D Maru loves his massages so I assume he wants his future wife to be adequately massaged too. X'D

I think the thing I liked best about this was the last two lines. I'm glad he notices and takes to heart how much work goes into being a home maker.

Yeah, we don't hear it said nearly enough! Thanks for that, Maru-chan <3

always a pleasure :3
tika_veilan
Nov. 24th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
I'm super late with my reply but thank you for translating. ♥ That was such a fun read I was a bit disappointed when the interview was over. :Db

And they made Maru sound almost like a perfect guy. XD

> He seems to be head over heals over his imaginary girlfriend.

LMAO.

> That’s why I’d like someone who would show me their true self. But of course, I’d be my true self as well, so she’d have to be someone who could accept me the way I am.

I hope this comes from his heart and is not something he learned to say.

> For example, I make a mess of my house in a flash, so she’d have to be someone who would still love me after that (laughs).

I hate mess so, Maru, I'm sorry but our imaginary relationship was never meant to be. XD

> I’m the type that approaches aggressively and often calls or texts her. I have a hard time holding back my feelings, so I can’t do manipulative romances. I’m just the foolhardy type.

OK, I take back my previous statement. 8Da

> I think I’d make a good arm pillow!

Hahaha. XD

> "Things I need to do in order to be someone I like."

I think I'm gonna this idea from Maru.

> so please hear me out over some tea.

D'aww, I hope he always has someone to has that cup of tea with.

> My aspiration is for it to be like I’m no match for my wife yet we love each other.

Maru, you're weird. XD

> Like, no matter what I do on variety shows, I want them to think “My dad is cool.”

D'aww #2.

> If she’s the type who loves her career, I think it’d be nice for both of us to work.
> I’d like to help out as much as possible.

I wonder if he'd be able to keep his promises after he gets married? *standing ovation* Eito should have more male fans so they can listen to Maru.
strawberry_fzz
Nov. 25th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC)
Aw, you're very welcome! Though, you probably don't even need a translation. XD♥ Makes me happy that you enjoyed reading it~

I wonder if he'd be able to keep his promises after he gets married?
LOL. Yeah, easier said than done right? XD But Maru is a little engine that could, so I have faith that he'd at least do his best. :)
tika_veilan
Nov. 25th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I spend so much time looking words up in a dictionary/online that I gave up on trying to read all of Eito articles. That's why it's so awesome that you translate them for everyone. I might have completely missed this awesome interview if you hadn't translated it. ♥T^T♥

> Maru is a little engine that could

"A little engine that could", I like that! XD
sotayukari
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
after reading this interview, I think Maru is quite an ideal husband XD thanks for you translation!
strawberry_fzz
Jan. 30th, 2012 09:07 am (UTC)
He's a sweetie. :3 You're welcome!
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