So Narimiya’s retirement announcement hit me a little harder than I expected. I’d never thought of myself as a big fan, but as I said, I’ve been watching a number of his interviews this year. And of course, the year I start to really be interested is the year he decides to leave. For me, I feel that it’s wise of him to take care of himself first, but there’s also a part of me that is sad about it.
But anyway, I digress. There’s been a lot of information and probably misinformation floating around about Narimiya. He is a generally private person and does fewer appearances, and very few of these appearances are subbed, the English speaking fandom may not know that much about him.
So for people who are interested, I’m going to pull out facts from interviews and appearances that I’ve watched. Please note that these are not exhaustive and also most of these facts are from recent appearances. He really is an interesting person.
So I’ve been in a Narimiya mood of late for no reason whatsoever. I’ve never been a fan though I do like watching him. Anyway I happened to stumble across this EXCELLENT interview on A-Station. I know I’m late to the game, but his brother was interviewed and he revealed things that I never knew about him. No matter if you’re a fan of his I think his life story is so amazing. I laughed and almost cried watching this. Most importantly, my respect for him skyrocketed. So I decided to sub it.
He talks about a couple of things – when he dropped out of school and what he did before becoming and actor. He talked about how he brought his brother up and the philosophy behind his actions. He laughed at the funny interactions he would have with his brother, including how he first met his now sister-in-law. He reflected on acting and the industry.
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