Hero Vision 2007 Autumn (Twins Interview)

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    Hero Vision 2007 Autumn (Twins Interview)

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    As the fans know, the well-known Takagi Manpei, who plays GekiBlue (Fukami Retsu) in “Jyuken Sentai Geki Ranger”, and an ever-increasingly famous Takagi Shinpei, who plays in a popular musical, are identical twins. Of course, their faces also look alike ♪ But their personalities are completely different! So now we’re going to do an in-depth analysis of their shared and unshared traits.

    So not only your looks are similar, but your actions are also often unconsciously synchronized, too!?
    When they look at a picture from their childhood, they're similar to the point of arguing “this is me”, “no, it’s not, that’s you” because they can’t even tell the difference. But now, their faces are clearly different. “I think it started changing around junior high school,” said Manpei. By the way, Shinpei said, “Even though we live separately now, when I start feeling bad, I find out that Manpei also randomly had the same symptoms the day before. Or when it comes to clothes, we’ll buy the exact same pair of jeans,” so it seems that there really is a strong, unconscious link! (*surprised*)


    The same or different!?
    Comparing twins

    ☆Eye☆sight
    Manpei - 1.5
    Shinpei - 1.5

    ☆Mouth☆width
    Manpei - 6 cm (2.36 in)
    Shinpei - 5.7 cm (2.24 in)

    ☆Foot☆size
    Manpei - 27 cm (10.63 in)
    Shinpei - 26.5 cm (10.43 in)

    ☆Hand☆size
    Manpei – length: 18.3 cm (7.2 in); width: 9.4 cm (3.7 in)
    Shinpei – length: 18.8 cm (7.4 in); width: 10.7 cm (4.2 in)

    + Shinpei has a scar above his left eye, and it seems that’s their main distinguishing point. For their eye shape, Manpei’s eyes curve up at the corners while Shinpei’s are a little more rounded.

    + Manpei’s face shape is sharper while Shinpei’s has a softer look. Also, Manpei’s lips are thinner and firmer and Shinpei’s are plump and cute <3

    + Their fingers are the same shape, but Shinpei’s are more meaty. Maybe because he holds a tennis racket in the musical!? Manpei’s slim hands suit his “fantastic technique” <3

    + Manpei’s feet are just a little bigger. However, their shape is exact, from their big toes to their small and cute baby ones, each toe is just a little shorter than the last. Their nail shapes are also the same. Coincidentally, they’re both wearing anklets ♪


    ~Twin Timeline~
    Sports, first love, work – they experienced the same things at the same time

    1985 October 22 - They were born in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
    1994 - They moved into a public elementary school in 3rd grade.
    1995 - They had their first love in elementary school.
    1998 - They entered junior high school and both started basketball.
    2000 - In their 3rd year of junior high school (9th grade), they started works as models.
    2004 - After their high school graduation, they both aimed at moving to Tokyo to become actors.

    + Pic 1: Shinpei was born premature at 1900g.(4lbs 19oz). “Right after I was born, I got pneumonia.” (Shinpei) It seems his parents were really worried (T T)

    + Pic 2: Around 2-3 years old, they went to their big sister’s Sports Day. “We would cheer her on by calling out ‘Bi~ig siste~er!’” (Manpei)

    + Pic 3/4: This is from their pre-school days. The one giving the peace sign is Manpei. When he was told to look at the camera, he posed because he loved pictures <3

    + Pic 5: This is also from their pre-school days. Manpei is on the left, and Shinpei is on the right. “Both of our parents worked, so we often went to our Grandma’s house.” (Manpei)

    + Pic 6: This was taken with their friend from their International School. “Around this time, we almost never spoke Japanese *laugh*” (Shinpei)


    What got you into show business?
    Manpei: We modeled in Nagoya. A friend of our parents saw us and said “Are you interested in letting them model?” That was in our 3rd year of junior high school.

    What made you want to be actors?
    Shinpei: We were maybe 17? And we had the thought, “We want to go to Tokyo…”

    So you graduated high school and joined a company… Shinpei to do a popular musical and Manpei to do the well-liked Sentai show!
    Shinpei: I decided to do the musical around May or June last year.
    Manpei: I also applied, but I failed 2 times *crushed*
    Shinpei: I auditioned the next year and we had a said, “We absolutely have to stand on the stage together!”
    Manpei: But at the end, I failed… and then my manager told me, “You passed to the last audition of Sentai, so you should fight off your disappointment!” *cries*
    Shinpei: I was also extremely disappointed, so I thought “I’ll do it, too!” and we both researched for the role every day.
    Manpei: Then I became a superhero and I stand in front of kids and make-believe… I did what I could do.

    It looks like you battled each other to win your roles!
    Manpei: We’re each other’s best rival.
    Shinpei: I watch Gekiranger every week, and it’s obvious that Manpei’s acting is improving, so I’m also motivated ♪
    Manpei: But because we’re twins, I don’t want us to be seen as the same. I want to act in roles that only I can do!
    Shinpei: I want us to become actors that each have their own particular style!


    STUDY
    The scholar is not who you’d think!?

    Which one of you was better at studying?
    Shinpei: I was better at studying. Like my musical character ♪ I seem like the idiot, but I taught Manpei (it’s my strong point!) This guy says things like “fantastic technique” but he’s much more stupid than me *laugh*
    Manpei: *bowing his head in what seems like shame* It’s not that I’m bad at it, but compared to Shinpei, I’m just inferior. But it was annoying, so when I thought in high school, “I’ll do it right and study hard”… I won! *proud* When the class rankings came out, and I beat out Shinpei, I was super happy! So to everyone that thought “Manpei’s (ranking) is lower than Shinpei’s,” I had this feeling like “Hey, look at that!” ♪

    Was that only a one time thing?
    Manpei: Yep, and then I thought “Ah, that’s good enough ♪,” and was overtaken again *laugh*
    Shinpei: But through all 3 years of high school, we were in the same class, and Manpei was the Class President the whole time, while I was the Vice President.
    Manpei: When I became a 1st year student (10th grade), I went to class and the homeroom teacher looked at my face and said, “Hey, will you be the Class President?” I was surprised, but it was a good experience.

    LOVE
    They both claim that the other was more popular *laugh*

    Who was more popular?
    Manpei & Shinpei: Him *they point at each other at the same time*

    And did you both like the same girl?
    Shinpei: All the time! In elementary school, Manpei liked the girl I also thought was cute, but when I listened to the rumors going around, I gave up. And later, I got a love letter from an older girl student that said “Thank you,” but when I looked, it was addressed, “To Manpei”… *crushed*
    Manpei: But he was more popular!

    When was your first love?
    Shinpei: In 4th grade.
    Manpei: Me, too. There was a really popular girl, and my friend also liked her, and when I heard about his feelings, I wouldn’t let him know that I liked her, too. I said, “I’m rooting for you!” and chose our friendship (over love)…. But my first year in junior high school, that same girl confessed to me! I’d liked her that whole time, so I was really surprised, but since my friend liked her, I turned her down… *crushed*
    Shinpei: Wow, he’s an idiot... I never told my first love (about my feelings). It’s probably a dirty thing to say, but she had really pretty legs *laugh* She was really kind, too. But it ended in unrequited love *crushed*

    SPORTS
    Their differing strong points are easily recognizable.

    You’re probably good at the same sports, right?
    Manpei: Yeah, we both do surfing, basketball and soccer, and we started at the same time.

    Which of you is more physically fit?
    Manpei: In junior high school, we joined the basketball team, but I was the one chosen first as a regular player, in my 1st year (7th grade).

    And Shinpei?
    Shinpei: I was also chosen in my 1st year. But this guy’s so good he can do the jump shot! However, there was a time during this match when I had the ball and he wanted me to pass him the ball; so when he started going “hey, hey!” I thought, “If I’m going to pass him the ball so he can do a jump shot, I’M going to be the one to decide to pass it!” *laugh*
    Manpei: But Shinpei is faster than I am. He can do 50m (54.7 yards) in about 5.9 seconds, right? I can do it in close to 6 seconds, too, though.
    Shinpei: Yeah, I was really fast! In our junior high school long distance competition, I was rising in the top 10 standings, but by the time we were in our 3rd year (9th grade), it was a dead heat.
    Manpei: But I lost *crushed*
    Shinpei: Since the girl Manpei liked was cheering him and saying “Do your best, Manpei! <3” he was like, “Damnit! You wrecked it, you bastard!” *laugh*

    RELATION
    Reliable Manpei spoils Shinpei ♪

    So you’re really close, huh?
    Manpei: Yeah, we are. After I started Sentai until about December of last year, we lived together. But this guy wouldn’t do the chores and stuff properly! *laugh*
    Shinpei: Manpei’s bossy and he sounds like our parents.
    Manpei: I would have to fold both mine and Shinpei’s laundry. One time he was watching TV, and even when I said “hey, help me with this,” he ignored me. So when I said, “Look, come here and do this!” he suddenly gets up and kicks over the laundry I’d folded! I was like “Wha~at!? *angry*”!
    Shinpei: I do things at my own pace, and I’ll do it when I feel like doing it, so even though I said “I’ll do it later, just leave mine to the side,” he interrupted me and started fussing so I knocked over the whole pile of folded clothing! *laugh*

    Well, how do you like living separately?
    Manpei: You see, now that we live apart, my house is squeaky clean!
    Shinpei: Because Manpei left and I stayed in our 2-person house, Manpei’s room is still there. Since it’s not only my house, and so that it’s ready for Manpei to come back at any time, I keep it really clean. I even Fabreeze Manpei’s room ♪
    Manpei: So I thought, “Oh, he can do it.” I was just spoiling him *amazed*


    Takagi Manpei

    In 2005, he entered show biz as a model. In 2007, he was cast as GekiBlue / Fukami Retsu in Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger and he made an explosive debut as an actor.

    Birthdate: 85.10.22
    Blood type: A
    Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture
    Height: 178cm (5”8 ½)
    Weight: 57kg (126 lbs)
    Body measurements: Chest – 90cm (35.4 in), Waist – 68cm (26.8 in), Hips – 83cm (32.7 in)
    Foot size: 27cm (10.6 in)
    Clothing size: small
    Hobbies: classical Chinese opera, basketball, action
    Special talents: snowboarding, handstands, basketball

    ~Questionaire~
    Please tell us about your best summer memory to this point.
    When I went to Hawaii and went surfing! It was the greatest feeling.
    You suddenly get a 1 week summer vacation. So, what do you do, where at, and with who?
    I’d visit my family! That, or travel overseas. I want to go to Hawaii and go surfing ☆
    If you had to lose weight for a role, what kind of diet would you try?
    First of all, muscle training!! I’d sweat!! That, and Billie’s Boot Camp ☆ *laugh*
    What’s the most relaxing place in your house? Why do you like it?
    Hmm~ the bath, I think, is the best place for me to calm down. I can hit the “reset” button there.
    What challenge do you privately think about wanting to try?
    I want to try martial arts. I want to become a strong guy so I can challenge many different types of roles. So really, I want to challenge myself in various roles.

    ~Psychology Test~
    A: You leave a forest and come to the ocean. As you walk along the beach, you find a shell peaking out of the sand. What kind of shell is it? 1- A thorny shell 2- A closed clam shell 3- A small, cute shell 4- A narrow, pointed shell. (3)
    B: You pick up the shell. Then what do you do? 1- You hold it to your ear 2- You make a necklace 3- You throw it back into the ocean. (3)
    C: At that time, what’s the ocean like? (It’s dyed with sunset, quiet, and I’m the only one there. It feels as if I can talk with the sea.)


    Takagi Shinpei

    In 2005, he entered show biz as a model. In 2006, he became popular playing the part of Momoshiro Takeshi in The Prince of Tennis Musical.

    Birthdate: 85.10.22
    Blood type: A
    Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture
    Height: 177cm (5”8 )
    Weight: 59kg (130 lbs)
    Body measurements: Chest – 90cm (35.4 in), Waist – 68cm (26.8 in), Hips – 83cm (32.7 in)
    Foot size: 27cm (10.6 in)
    Clothing size: small
    Hobbies: basketball, surfing, snowboarding, dancing!
    Special talents: snowboarding, basketball

    ~Questionaire~
    Please tell us about your best summer memory to this point.
    When I went to Hawaii and went surfing! It was the best.
    You suddenly get a 1 week summer vacation. So, what do you do, where at, and with who?
    I’d go on a trip overseas with all of my friends.
    If you had to lose weight for a role, what kind of diet would you try?
    I wouldn’t! I’m trying really hard right now to build up my body. But if I did, I would go on the natto diet.
    What’s the most relaxing place in your house? Why do you like it?
    The living room. I love the sofa, and on my days off, I spend 80% of my time there!
    What challenge do you privately think about wanting to try?
    5-man indoor soccer. Because I was on the soccer team in elementary school!!

    ~Psychology Test~
    A: You leave a forest and come to the ocean. As you walk along the beach, you find a shell peaking out of the sand. What kind of shell is it? 1- A thorny shell 2- A closed clam shell 3- A small, cute shell 4- A narrow, pointed shell. (4)
    B: You pick up the shell. Then what do you do? 1- You hold it to your ear 2- You make a necklace 3- You throw it back into the ocean. (3)
    C: At that time, what’s the ocean like? (An ocean dyed with sunset.)

    Message
    Manpei -> Shinpei
    Just because we’re twins, doesn’t mean I want us to seem the same. Let’s work together to become actors that can do different things!

    Shinpei -> Manpei
    When you got the part of GekiBlue, I was as happy as if it had happened to me! You’re my rival but you’re also my very best friend!

    Shinpei has tried living apart from Manpei, but says, “It’s horribly lonely…… when I go home, there are a lot of Manpei’s things there, but he’s not. I understand now just how much Manpei does for me.” Manpei says, “In elementary school, Shinpei was more level-headed than me, but since we moved to Tokyo, when we visit our family, our parents tell me, ‘Please watch out for Shinpei, because we’re worried about him.’ He’s like Jan (from Gekiranger), just like Jan! *laugh*” In other words, Manpei continues to act like the older brother and Shinpei continues to act like the younger brother. The relationship has balanced out so that level-headed Manpei spoils mischievous Shinpei <3


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