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3:40 pm - 01/24/2012

Shigeaki Kato’s Pink and Gray website

“I just love <people>.  My decision to write a book stemmed from my curiosity of wanting to learn about people, and learn more about myself through people.  I am extremely happy that my work has taken shape in this way.  Another thing, as the newborn NEWS, we will have a new beginning.   Changing my name was my way of starting fresh again, and at the same time I hope it’ll be a plus for NEWS.  I have confronted this project with everything I have and I hope that as many people as possible will read this book.” (translation)

I’m slow again, but it wasn’t until this morning that I noticed that Shige had changed the Japanese spelling of his name.  His name ‘Shigeaki’ has been changed from the kanji ‘成亮’ to the katakana ‘シゲアキ’.

Shige’s message to fans, dated January 20, is as below:



“Having written a book, it has given me the chance to go to interviews that only a writer would experience.

“I get nervous during interviews, like a jolt of electricity runs down my back, just by reading the names of all the writers in the contents of literature magazines.  I’ve enjoyed it a lot, like when one word that pops out of my mouth leads to a surprising story, and I’ve been able to hear stories about other writers.  My brain’s been working as hard as it can, and it’s required a lot of concentration so I make sure I get a good sleep to charge up my batteries when I get home.  But each and every interview is really fun.

“Another thing is that when I get my photo taken, the cameraman doesn’t ask me to smile.  It’s like they want to capture my natural self, it’s a new experience.  I think it’ll show people a side of me that isn’t so ‘boys band Shigeaki Kato’.

“The novel is something different too.  I wrote it with the intention of excluding things inside me that shout ‘boy band’, so I think the book shows a different side of me people usually don’t see.” (translation)

Source: momoedgewood

isolated_killer 24th-Jan-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
lol I forgot Shige was actually called Shigeaki.
ori_quey 25th-Jan-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Shige, I love you (T,T)
hirogime 25th-Jan-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Eekkk really? Fanfic just got real?? Haha, I've always had impression that Shige (in fanfics) would be a writer after NEWS disband or something.
Good luck, Shige!
crumplelush 25th-Jan-2012 01:19 am (UTC)
I can't wait to get the book. Only a few more days to go!
saintmickmars 25th-Jan-2012 01:36 am (UTC)
you can read every comment of Shige in SPANISH here :)!/pages/KoyaShige-Lovers-Chile/167669713320379

javilind 25th-Jan-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Shiggy is so classy :3
He deserves the best in this world <3
nozo_rin 25th-Jan-2012 04:07 am (UTC)
I liked his kanji though D:
newsvsyamapi 25th-Jan-2012 05:52 am (UTC)
Can't wait! Kato-kun gambatte!!!!
wanyii 25th-Jan-2012 07:52 am (UTC)
i need this book in my life NOW
bokunostation 25th-Jan-2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
shige deserves this. he's a cool person in his own way, not because he's a member of NEWS.
nands_kisa 25th-Jan-2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
IA <3
fayoochun 25th-Jan-2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
shige!!! <3
jjkk1993 27th-Jan-2012 08:30 am (UTC)
Hope the guy finally deserves the recognition he deserves :)
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