Monday, December 31, 2007

TOMA'S FAVORITE THINGS / hana kimi ranking / more toma youtube videos!

check out this list of toma's favorite things, which shatteringice has so kindly translated 4 us non-japanese reading toma fans here:
http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/110327.html?view=598775#t598775

some of the things on his list R quite funny/unexpected/cute! like onion gratin soup and GIRLS' KNEES!! =P

I'VE SAID IT BE4, AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN:
this LJ site is the best site 2 learn more about toma and find various pics/media/news about him! go there often and you'll be up-to-date with ALL THINGS RELATED TO toma-chan.
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only 10th place!! =/ but anyway, good 4 them, almost 70%!

http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=485856&st=0&gopid=4743454&#entry4743454
[posted by: sChiZoO14]
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-2323


Oricon has published the results of its viewer satisfaction rankings for the television drama series of 2007. #1 was "Hana Yori Dango 2," which also ranked highest in the winter survey. It was followed closely by the top spring drama, "Kaette Kita Jikou Keisatsu," but the top summer drama, "LIFE," managed to only make #11.

The top 20 are:

1. Hana Yori Dango 2 (75.2%)
2. Kaette Kita Jikou Keisatsu (74.9%)
3. Galileo (73.6%)
4. Iryu 2 (73.2%)
5. Karei Naru Ichizoku (71.3%)
6. SP (70.9%)
7. Haken no Hinkaku (70.0%)
8. Papa to Musume no Nanokakan (69.7%)
9. LIAR GAME (69.2%)
10. Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (69.0%)
11. LIFE (68.0%)
12. Proposal Daisakusen (67.7%)
12. Hotaru no Hikari (67.7%)
12. Haikei, Chichiue-sama (67.7%)
12. Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi 3 (67.7%)
16. Tokyo Tower (66.9%)
17. Yamada Taro Monogatari (66.8%)
18. Watashitachi no Kyoukasho (66.7%)
19. Bambino! (66.2%)
20. Hataraki Man (66.1%)

[more 2 come later.....]


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2008! yeah!!!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

i still have 2 wait till tonight, but i know it's already new year in the Asia-Pacific region.
i hope 2008 will bring greater success 4 our beloved toma,
and the whole year, for toma-chan & all toma fans, can be like the fireworks show below,
BRIGHT, HAPPY, EXCITING, AND BEAUTIFUL!

あけましておめでとうございます!
(Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!)

[australia is known 4 it's AWESOME fireworks shows, i think? and this 1 is really great! enjoy!]



NOW i get it....pretty boys / boys like u / fiona!

[screencap f/fiona's "boys like u" MV]

i recently went to this cool site that subs all kinds of asian dramas looking 4 a tv series by my fav hk singer miriam (who is also the tough girl in my current profile icon. haha.) :
http://doremiiscale.blogspot.com/2007/06/love-at-first-fight-project.html
and the banner that was there, but isn't now, had a pic of the guys from that singing taiwanese guy group, fahrenheit. and the text said "we do it all for the bishies". and i didn't know what that meant, but i guessed that bishies had something 2 do with good-looking guys. i looked it up and i found out it was short for Bishōnen (according 2 wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bish%C5%8Dnen) and read up on the term.

.....and NOW i get it!! i mean, the kinda image toma has.
he is certainly a bishie, although it's often his gestures more than his looks that is girl-like.
but i definitely like toma when he looks like a guy more than the times where they purposely make him look feminine! though toma's got the kinda face where he can look kinda like a pretty girl. =) (BUT it's funny---when he had 2 dress up as a girl twice in hana kimi, he totally still looks like a GUY, not girly-looking at all!) i guess part of the appeal of a bishie is that they can be non-threatening/very gentle seeming and u can relate 2 them more if they kinda look like a girl?
i was surprised, cuz i don't see this trend in hk or the usa at all, i'm not used 2 thinking of affeminate guys as being the most popular.....in hk, affeminate guy artists R still joked about as being gay. but now that i think of it, in taiwan, there have been many "pretty boys" that have been popular so many years now. and i kept thinking why do these guys all have long hair and look like girls sometimes. now i get it!!

i also understand what fanservice is now. haha....
i live in the usa and i don't know much about anime and this kinda stuff...but now i know.
it's funny that fans like 2 imagine guys they like...
liking other guys??
but i guess it's kinda the same as guys that have the fantasy of girls kissing girls.
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though some girls might like the idea of their idol liking another guy,
if u seriously think about it, liking a guy that is gay would indeed be really frustrating/painful!!

it makes me think of fiona sit's song from a couple years back called "boys like you".
and that's right, it's about her liking a guy friend that is gay.
u can watch the MV here. i really like this song, and it was an award-winning song, too.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=I63wxA4XHwM
[here R the translated 2 eng. lyrics, really GOOD lyrics, but such a sad song! thanks 2 61er for the translation!
http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/9/8/209169/boys%20like%20u%20-%20fiona%20%28Trans%20LYRICS%29.txt]

ACTUALLY,
fiona sit is 1 of my fav hk singers,
and toma's fun personality and cuteness really
reminds me of how fiona is!!! she's also really hyper and fun, pretty and cute.
she is a little older than him, though. and she MIGHT already have a boyf, but it's just rumors 4 now. .......they would make a CUTE couple!!! she's already been paired up with a japanese model for her movie Love Undercover 3, too, and i think she's been 2 japan quite a lot 2 film commercials, for vacation, etc..... they could be really happy together!! though the chances R slim, i hope in the future they could have a chance 2 cooperate sometime, even if it's just 4 an ad or something. that'd be so cool!
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ANYWAY... my point is:
though bishies R all the rage in japan now, i believe toma would still be popular even if bishies R not, cuz there's just something about toma (besides being incredibly handsome! ^_^) that is SO likeable and unique. it's his fun, hyper personality, it's his smile, it's his voice, it's his..... AWESOMENESS!!! :)
......though at first i kinda was surprised and weirded out by how he acts so...."girl-like" (sorry, i can't think of a better word) sometimes, but i soon got used 2 it and now i really love it when he does it. haha! and anyway, who's to say what is girly and what is boy-y. when u act "cute", most ppl would consider it girly, but why can't guys act "cute" too? there's nothing wrong with that! =P

AND to any haters who say that toma or other bishies like him R gay,

I SAY:


0__0 PLEASE LIGHTEN UP,
this is already the 21st century, stop hating ppl just cuz they're different.
1st of all, there's nothing wrong with being gay, but shame on u for calling ppl gay when u mean it as an insult.
2nd of all, just cuz a guy looks/acts "feminine", doesn't automatically make it proof that he's gay.
3rd of all, u have a right 2 express your opinions (no matter how stupid/bigoted it makes u look), but u don't have the right slander or 2 force your opinions on others! u don't have 2 listen 2 me either, i'm just SAYING WHAT I THINK. but ppl that hate 4 sure R not as happy as ppl that love. and without doubt, the TOMA LOVE that exists all over the world far exceeds any toma hate.

SO THERE!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

i'll update soon...

wah, after i posted about the fan map at LJ, suddenly all these comments. i think i replied 2 every1. =) i was thinking of adding a cbox here in case ppl want 2 post random shout-outs 2 toma or me, but then i wonder if any1 will actually use it....cuz i already have a bunch of stuff on the right side of the blog already....

um...THANK YOU, LJ members that just joined the FAN MAP!! :)
the more ppl that join, the more we can see he's got SO MANY fans, and ALL OVER THE WORLD, too!! [sorry, forgot 2 say, u can only see part of the map at my blog, and 4 some reason the frappr link doesn't work. u can go here 2 see the whole map & zoom in or out, etc.: http://www.myspace.com/7002katie]

i'll probably update the blog soon with some more random thoughts about toma, some recent news hana kimi-related (just rankings-wise), etc. =)

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR NICE COMMENTS AND 4 SUPPORTING THIS BLOG. do come back!

see u later.
good night. sweet dreams. i may be dreaming of toma soon. haha.
-kate `*

Monday, December 24, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS! / toma singing xmas songs.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

this is from 2005, but i never get tired of watching toma singing xmas songs, especially in this specific show, cuz he's so happy and enthusiastic as he's singing! & of course, the really cute head rub with yamapi, him flirting with the camera when it was in back of every1, and him jumping down 2 be next 2 the dancers at the end R some classic SUPER CUTE toma moments that u must not miss!!! 1 of the first times i ever saw him singing was actually the white christmas song, and i was really impressed that his english sounds so good! =P and he looks so good in that outfit....i've also noticed this...most of the time, toma's got a great fashion sense!! of course, since he's a model too, right? haha....


ENJOY! if u haven't watched these video clips, you'll LOVE it!
if u already watched, you'll still LOVE IT!! =)

the last clip, from a diff show, is toma singing "melting snow". i really like the song, and it's also 1 of the first clips i watched of him singing.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aITUt5zoO-8

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mFLUZyPeSlc

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MsDKLU6t9Fs
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYDprRtb3Qo&NR=1
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CintheRB screencaps/ he's too good 2 be true! / crazy fans/ TOMA'S BLOG! / etc.



i'm uploading the screencaps (49!) i got from the musical. u can see them at the last pages of my gallery here: http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd87/ilovetoma/

I HAVE 2 REALLY THANK A VERY KIND PERSON AT THE TOMA Livejournal site that upload the whole CAT IN THE RED BOOTS musical for everyone a while back! i only recently was able to watch it, and i thought it was pretty cool!
of course, i don't speak japanese, so if i understood it, i surely would like it more. haha.

i really liked watching toma... it's got a really strange story and some really weird characters! but nora the cat is really really pretty and cute, wow. she and toma R the most good-looking and most likeable in whole cast, and i love both of their costumes! especially toma's simple white shirt & jacket and gray/blue jeans. haha! wow, didn't expect so much shouting from toma and every1 else. really wish i could understand what they're saying! i fast-forwarded thru most of the non-toma parts...but every1 is really good at acting out their characters, though everything is exagerrated, but i guess it's supposed 2 be that way. i wasn't gonna get any scaps, but then i back-tracked and got some anyway. haha. couldn't resist.

ANYWAY, of course toma looks so awesome, though he is shouting way 2 much. but every1 was shouting a lot...haha. they must really get tired f/all that shouting! and some parts, u can see how toma is sweating so much--the close-ups of his face! poor guy!
i think i've said it be4, but it's really cool how he's SO GOOD-LOOKING, but he also doesn't mind making funny/weird faces, and he can also act so dorky sometimes, but it's still believable!! haha. i recognize some of his gestures/faces that he uses often as nakatsu and some other characters. ;) he especially looks soooooo cute + cool with his hair all messed up and covering his eyes!!!! waaah!!! ok, ok. that's enough. hehe...

overall the play was pretty good! i'd like 2 watch it again with subtitles!!! i loved how most of the costumes looked great, and had some kinda flowy fabric. toma's sword-fighting scenes were very cool!! but less spinning, more fighting! haha. the making-of was fun 2 watch, all the preparation, the hard work that went into this production!!! got 2 see silly toma as well as serious toma, nervous toma, casual & very young-looking toma!

(above screencaps from the Toma Ikuta - Sexy Back by yingadingding. it's been deleted, but been re-uploaded here. haha.: http://youtube.com/watch?v=YLkU1w97FHg)

don't u sometimes look at toma and think he's too cute to be real? lol!!
too good 2 be true!!
but he is! but sometimes when u look at him,
u almost think he's like too perfect 2 be real?!?!
i gotta keep reminding myself sometimes,
HE'S JUST A REGULAR GUY, JUST CALM DOWN!!!!

don't get me wrong though,
i really like toma,
but i'm not 1 of those extreme fans that
get a little too crazy...i'm more like the
fan that just wants 2 support him and i'm happy
if he's successful and i get 2 listen 2 his music/
see him in dramas/ etc. if i ever got a chance
2 meet him, i'd probably freeze up and get really quiet...
instead of like some fans who would scream or go crazy or something. haha.
i sometimes read news about fans that practically attack their idols or
chase after their cars or even propose 2 them! um...so i guess my point is that
fans should just calm down and not get too crazy obsessed...especially when they meet their idol, or else ppl could get hurt and u would definitely scare your idol!

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it's really frustrating 4 me to listen/watch toma and not understand what he's saying.....i'm gonna try 2 learn some basic japanese or maybe more later. if any1 knows any good online sites where i can learn basic japanese 4 free, pls tell me! THANK YOU! i mean, ARIGATOU! =)

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YESS!!! TOMA'S BLOG IS GONNA BE BACK SOON, 4 GOOD! and more good news below:

[credit: kouzo at http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/104603.html]
[jweb] Toma's J-Web turns Regular on 7 Jan

Just announced on ANN by Toma himself.

From 7 Jan '08 onwards, TOMAGOTO will be starting as a regular J-Web diary.
Meaning, it's no longer restricted to just a period of time.

トマゴト復活 YAY


Toma's business report XD
12/24~  "Hana Kimi ~IKEMEN PARADISE~" Re-run
12/25~  "TOMAGOTO -NEO-" Back Number
1/7 21:00~  starts the new "TOMAGOTO"
1/8 21:00~  starts "Honey and Clover" (first episode 70 min, 10 min extended special)
1/9  "Hana Kimi ~IKEMEN PARADISE~" DVD (First Volume) On-Sale

Friday, December 21, 2007

random toma stuff/ toma-related news

http://community.livejournal.com/pretty_boy_love/

u can go here 2 vote for toma for Winter 07-08 Pretty Boy! (whoops, i forgot when the deadline is. hopefully it's not over yet.)
but u have 2 join livejournal first, then join that group. then look for the posts talking about how 2 vote. and look for the posts about WHY u should vote 4 toma, there R lots of cute pics of toma and toma info/bio stuff!! =) and i absolutely agree with how she was saying he can be DORKY, but in a cute way! it's amazing how 1 person can be so many diff. things... i mean, though he's good-looking, but he doesn't mind acting a little silly or making funny faces. he can be SO cool, but also, SO geeky/silly/dorky. he's just amazing & extraordinary! HE'S TOMA!
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saw another fanmade MV for toma, using the themesong of hana kimi and some funny comments from some fans:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ef__JWJCng
Ikuta Toma _ Ikenai Taiyou

addictedmaniac13 (1 day ago)
OMG!!!
toma is such a talented guy!!
he can sing, act and dance PERFECTLY!
he's so damn freaking cute!!
argh!
cant resist him..
*melting
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diddycute (4 days ago)
he's just too cute...!!!!

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[source:
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?s=4f95cc7505afc63f3f747566431386c8&showtopic=480878]

Oricon has released the results of its end-of-the-year survey asking men and women who they thought was the most successful young star of 2007. With two thousand people participating in the survey, the answers were actress Yui Aragaki and comedian Yoshio Kojima.

Aragaki has had a phenomenal year, which included her first starring roles in film and television, the start of a music career, and an increase in commercials. Erika Sawajiri, who ranked 2nd among female celebrities, also saw similar success this year, though it was marred by the "Closed Note" PR incident.

The rest of the women's top five were Kanako Yanagihara, Sumiko Nishioka (the oldest of the list at 33), and Maki Horikita.

Kojima easily topped the men's list, as he was ranked first by all age groups. His silly routine has become amazingly popular, and his catchphrase "Sonna no kankei nee" was named one of the top ten "buzzwords of the year."

Shun Oguri was second in the rankings, followed by Yu Darvish, Ryo Ishikawa, and Toma Ikuta.

(YESSS, THIS WAS DEFINITELY A GREAT YEAR FOR TOMA!!!
wish toma continued success!)

HIGH VIEWCOUNTS! / pls JOIN THE TOMA FAN MAP!!!


hi all!
sorry, no updates in a while.
did u miss me? haha. =P

wow.
i dunno why recently, there have been a lot more visitors here, if my cluster map is correct! yesterday i got 163 visits!! i've only got about 30-40 each day, before! THANK YOU 4 VISITING, EVERYONE!! :) and i noticed there's 3 other big dots on the map besides me, so that means 3 other ppl have come here more than a 100 times! wah! thanks for supporting this blog!!! like i keep saying,
i'll try 2 keep it updated often and keep it interesting. ~_~

to those of u that come here often, it'd be cool if u post comments once in a while!
i love reading comments. ^_^


i just checked, and my toma fans map has gotten 3,621 views!!! that's higher than any other fan map i made, be4 the highest was for my fan map for ellen degeneres, and that's just 800-something right now!! ****if any1 hasn't joined the fan map, pls join now! and make sure u upload a photo (any photo, doesn't have 2 be a pic of toma) so that you'll show up at the top of the scroll bar on the left side of the map! **** i know sometimes the fan map won't show up, but just try again the next day or the next day, it should work after a while!

also, my toma b-day MV is now the 2nd most viewed video (out of 436 videos!) at my youtube page!!! i uploaded it on toma's b-day, around 2 months ago. it's got 29,364 views, 17 ratings, and been favorited 78 times! :) what's cool is that most of my other videos in the top 10 steadily increase in views and stay in their spots, but only my toma MV keeps increasing and moving ahead, until now that it's the 2nd most viewed! so cool!!! =D

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1DBZmOmapBw

VIVA TOMA! -happy 23rd birthday TOMA IKUTA MV
(01:13 long)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

TRANSLATION PLEASE! what toma said 2 maki when she pushed him?

i also got very short audio clip of what he said here:
http://www.esnips.com/doc/46e0af8f-92d4-4755-92ab-89a4d41f3878/what-T-said-2-M

THANK YOU, any1 that could translate 4 me! =)

TRAILER OF HONEY & CLOVER!! / uh oh....


GOOD NEWS: u can now watch the trailer of Honey & Clover at youtube and other places!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wOVOKKv-2KU
u can dload the high quality video at the toma livejournal site. =)

i don't know much about the plot except what i read at wikipedia...so i didn't really know what 2 expect from this series. but now that i see the trailer, i'm a little worried that i won't like this series. cuz i dunno why, i just don't like the leading actress, there's just something about her that i don't like...and the trailer just gives me a very boring/melodramatic feeling. haha...but this is just a super-short trailer and i could be wrong. just that i prefer comedies over mushy romances that have too much drama or R more draggy and slow-paced.....
BUT toma being the lead actor will DEFINITELY make the series worth watching! ~_~

this is random, but i read somewhere at the livejournal site that toma smokes! i dunno if that's still true now, but i hope not, or that he'll quit later. =/

Friday, December 7, 2007

first clear pic i've seen of toma f/the Honey & Clover drama!





WHOA!

yes!! i know what u're thinking. and all fans have been saying the same thing:
HE LOOKS SO YOUNG! =P

the simple haircut and casual clothes really makes him look like a student! more like a high school student than college student!! well, he's supposed 2 be 19, i think.
he looks more like 16-17, but that's aight. =P
cuz the lead actress looks/IS very young (15, i think?). now they'll match.
(thanks to bloaty! u can see more pics here: http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/100433.html?view=494929#t494929)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

new nakatsu icons!! / random toma stuff








sorry, been a while since i updated!


i just made some icons using some of my fav screencaps of nakatsu. =) i love toma when he's happy/silly as nakatsu, but he also has moments where he has that fiery glare!!
wow, very cool!! here is just some, u can find some more new ones
and all the other fan art i've made so far here:
http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd87/ilovetoma/Kate%20toma%20stuff/

u can use them if u want, but it'd be nice if u could credit me and link 2 my blog!! =)

here's some random toma-related stuff:

http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/

THIS IS THE BEST SITE ABOUT TOMA!!!
TRANSLATED INTERVIEWS, MAGAZINE SCANS, AVATARS,
OTHER MEDIA!!!

U CAN FIND TONS OF GREAT TOMA ICONS, PICS HERE, ESPECIALLY!!
but fans post new messages often, and i dunno when the site was started, so
u gotta go there often 2 keep updated! i'm trying 2 go thru the old posts slowly,
wonder when i'll be able 2 read & save all the messages/pics/etc. posted there!!
u should also join livejournal, so u can post messages/comments and thank fans for the awesome graphics/pics!!

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=36jsEAWdLIk

these days, when i see this commercial for
a woman's perfume, i keep thinking about how
girls/women would react the same way if they saw
toma walk by as catherine---melting! lol.
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i got this message in my youtube inbox.
could this be toma's little brother??? haha. j/k.
he must be a popular guy among the ladies if what he says is true!!

jv1987
Nov 29, 2007, 03:55 AM

LOL!!! ikuta tomaaa
u know what, its so funny.. i look exactly like him.. face, body, even personality almost exactly the same loll

hes a cool guy ^^
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more comments about hana kimi tw versus hana kimi japan. i love how 1 person said
"Almost like watching an anime come to life." cuz that's exactly how i felt when watching, it was almost like watching anime, so cool how they made it that way!!


(http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/05/23/japan-filming-hana-kimi/#more-3257)


#28. Anonymous Says:
July 17th, 2007 at 4:51 pm

but nobody can beat hokuto umeda from the manga. His character is just too complex to be portrayed by the human being. For nanba senpai I seriously prefer the taiwanese than the japanese but still shun n maki wins over. nakatsu japanese is cute almost the same like manga just that he is not as crazy or as lively that neese…FOR NOW…

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#34. shecky Says:
October 25th, 2007 at 8:47 pm

havent seen the tw version, but right now im totally head-over-hills with the jap version. gee they know how to be funny! not one dull moment, even from the co-characters, every single bit was watchable. however i do have to admit my disappointment as to how the drama not following the manga completely, because the manga rocks. but overall this drama(jap version) got me completely hooked.
p.s shun is so gorgeous ^_^V

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#36. Sal Says:
November 12th, 2007 at 3:20 pm

I’ve watched both versions, and although the jap version isn’t as faithful to the manga, the casting is MUCH better and the portrayal of the characters is better and more funny. Japan has its own way of doing the humour so its very good. Almost like watching an anime come to life. Taiwanese version is just too quirky for me and all the characters except quan in the taiwanese version were just a bit off. So while both versions were good (in their own ways) i prefer the japanese version! :D

Monday, November 26, 2007

toma & shun!


didn't know they were such good friends while filming and after hana kimi!!!
i'm so jealous of all of toma's guy friends!

read the following today.

(according to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oguri_Shun)

Since starring in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e together, Oguri and Toma Ikuta are very good friends. In interviews, both Oguri and Ikuta have said that they call and mail each other very often. During the filming of the drama, Ikuta would sleep over at Oguri's house and sleep in the same bed as him.

HE'S THE ONE / it's not possible

[WARNING. VERY LONG AND SILLY POST. =P (pls remember i'm not crazy, the last part, i was just joking/daydreaming!)]


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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-- Marcel Proust
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though i'm almost Vulcan now, with my super-logical mind,
there's a tiny part of me that, from the time i watched those
silly, illogical and romantic fairytales in the form of
Disney cartoon movies (especially the little mermaid,
which i really related 2 and thought of myself resembling
ariel a lot cuz of my situation)---still hopes to find
that prince charming one day.

i think the closest i can come 2 finding prince charming is
discovering toma!!! really!
he's got all the qualities i look 4 in prince charming.
he's SO handsome.
he's got a great sense of humor. he's famous.
he's taller than me. he's friendly, got a great personality.
ok, he's actually 2 years younger than me, but
i don't mind! =)
he's SUPER charming, talented, adoreable.
his voice is wonderful, especially when he sings.
even his laugh is cute!! (some ppl are handsome, but laugh/smile funny. ok, toma
does look funny when he smiles widely, but it's aight! kevin has
such a weird/funny laugh, though he is handsome!! haha.)

what else...toma is just so instantly likeable!!
he's 1 of those ppl that i can truly say,
"you CANNOT not like him!!". he is simply irressistable.

of course, toma has some minor flaws, he is not (though he's SO close to being!!) perfect.
he has a way of acting like a girl sometimes, it's his gestures or how he acts...
he can also LOOK like a girl sometimes, i guess cuz he's just got that kinda face...
and he's got really really nice, soft-looking lips! lol, it's a funny thing 2 notice,
but i guess cuz toma often pouts in his pics and in hana kimi, so u notice it.
but i suppose that might come from his being a model. or not...
and toma's teeth R kinda crooked. sometimes, toma can look a little creepy/scary,
if he's got too much makeup on, or as certain characters...
but really, his good qualities supercedes all that.

i know i've had big crushes on other guys be4, like daniel chan, hacken, edison, raymond cho,
but i just am HEAD OVER HEELS, SWEPT OFF MY FEET, CRAZY IN LOVE, ADDICTED 2 toma right now!
hahaha. to the point that 1 of my life goals is 2 meet toma, at least get my pic taken with him,
or get his autograph. i'd LOVE LOVE 2 get a hug! ;]

ah, but i am just 1 more girl, 1 in a million of his fans, many of which R die-hard fans that know a lot more about him, R much more obsessed with him and love him 2 a degree that i cannot fathom or ever reach!

anyway, we could never be together. but since i'm just imagining all this, i will list all the reasons this princess (that's me!) couldn't possibly ever be together with this prince charming, prince toma! haha. (i actually used 2 have a crush on a real prince, Prince, gosh, i forgot his name...right, Prince William of the UK! haha...the same age as me....but that was years and years ago la! he doesn't look so great now. haha.) just cuz it'll be fun 2 think about this. daydreaming starts...NOW.

1. i don't live in japan. i'm not even japanese, and i can't speak japanese...
maybe toma can speak english, and we could possibly communicate that way, but in very basic terms.

2. toma is a celebrity. i am not. we don't match. and it would be hard 2 find ways 2 meet him. even then, it's just 2 get his autograph or give him something quick. there doesn't seem 2 even be anyway 2 leave comments 2 him online like at a blog or anything.
(lol, crazy over him that i was while watching hana kimi, at 1 time, i actually seriously considered trying 2 become a model/actress so i could have more possibilities of meeting toma!! but i came back down to earth and reality in a couple hours la! hahahaha. seriously, though, i just read in shun's wikipedia that that was how he became an actor, just cuz he liked this female celebrity....but i'm so Monk-ish and like having anonymonity, i don't think i could do what he did!! UNLESS i was discovered by a scout or something, that's 1 of my daydreams, and they would train me, help me be famous, then i would definitely try it!!! just that i'm not gonna try 2 take acting classes, go to auditions, etc., really have 2 work at it cuz i don't think i'd be good at it!! i'm more of a behind the scenes person, doing all the planning/organizing...like a director maybe!! also 1 of my dream jobs. besides, i'm asian, and living in the usa. not much acting/modeling opportunities for asians here. though i'm happy 2 see more asians on tv and in the movies lately!! go, asian power! lol.)


3. the cultures we grew up in are vastly different. though i am asian, i grew up in the usa, & i'm still not very clear on the japanese culture and way of life. it could be hard 2 get along...

----> 4 now, let's imagine i somehow overcome these hurdles and toma and i fall in love. it would still NOT work out between us, for all of the following reasons!!

4. well, his parents probably would not like me cuz i'm not japanese (though some ppl have said i looked japanese. but i usually ignore those "you look like you're..." comments anyway, cuz who's to say what nationality u look like?? race is such a flawed way 2 divide ppl). my parents would not like him cuz he's japanese. even IF he's a popular, good-looking celebrity, i don't think it would help them like him more. haha! that's how much they DON'T like japan/japanese ppl. so our parents would be against us being together. ah, it's like romeo and juliet all over again!! the capulets and the montigues. why can't we all just get along??

5. toma's too perfect. but that's the thing, he's TOO perfect! i would certainly be worried all the time that he's gonna leave me 2 go out with some1 else better, or be worried other girls R trying 2 steal him away from me. and so i'd get jealous easily, or call him all the time, etc. either he'd get sick of it and dump me, or i'd get too self-conscious anyway (and tired of his fans being jealous of us and hating me!!) and breakup with him myself.

6. i would most certainly be jealous of all the guy friends he has, and all the time he spends with them. i mean, i'm already jealous of them NOW! lol. jealous of them 4 all the time they get 2 spend with him, and jealous of HIM 4 all the friends he has! lol... but i suppose if i was good enough 2 be toma's girlfriend, i probably would be already popular and also have a lot of girl friends! i can see it now, us having fights all the time about all the time he spends with them. haha!

7. here's the thing... though i like toma's loveable personality, he seems very outgoing and open with his feelings. but i'm the exact opposite. i wouldn't be comfortable with that, unless by then my personality has gone 180. opposites may attract, but it doesn't always sustain a relationship!

8. the media would follow us everywhere...seems like celebrity couples or couples that are half celebrity, half a regular person, never last long. cuz of the media scrutiny. and time not spent together...u have 2 work and sleep, or travel, spend time with family/friends, etc. when you're famous like toma. (or as i imagine i would be then, not famous or just a not well-known model/actress.) how could our already shaky relationship and not-so-strong love endure all these challenges??

------> but right now, let's pretend we somehow overcame all the above obstacles, and decided 2 get married! why we would STILL have problems:

9. where would we live?? sure, it was fine be4, with me temporarily living and working in japan while we were dating. but when it's time 2 settle down and really start a family, where would we live? my parents would undoubtedly want me 2 live in the usa, while his would want him 2 stay in japan. i would probably actually prefer 2 live in HK, which is fairly close 2 japan, but toma probably wouldn't.
i don't think it'd ever be possible to convince my parents or his parents 2 move 2 a different country.
what a big dilemma!! but actually, he'd only be able 2 continue acting/singing in japan, so i guess most probably, i'd have 2 stay there with him, and just try 2 visit my parents more, or possibly ask them 2 move 2 HK, where i'd be easier and faster 2 visit them or them 2 visit us.

10. children. i can't imagine giving birth to a baby. and after that, taking care of it, teaching it, making sure nothing happens 2 it....it would drive me crazy....actually, i don't even like having pets, and i know toma's got a dog. what if he wants 2 have children and i don't? that would be bad....and even when i suggest adopting children, he insists on having biological children.

[***this dialogue is fictional. please pardon the foolishness!]:

and i'd be like: do u know how much money and responsibility it takes 2 have a baby? i can't do it, i can't take it, i don't want a baby! [btw, we R at the beach, at night...i'm picturing it now. we were just taking a walk in the moonlight, and soon started arguing.]

and he'd be: i've always wanted 2 be a father! i think u'd be a good mother! wouldn't it be wonderful to have a couple kids calling you "mommy"?

and i'd be like: A COUPLE?! how many kids do u want? do u know how painful it is 2 give birth?!

and he'd be like: i was hoping to have at least 1 boy and 1 girl, but maybe 3 or 4 would be ok? just like your family, 2 boys and 2 girls, that would be perfect! and i can go in the operating room with u when u give birth, i'll be there for u!

and i'll be like: good grief! i can't even imagine taking care of 1, and now u're thinking 4?! and what happens to my career? i have 2 give it up 2 be a housewife, and u expect me to stay home 2 take care of them all day while you're out with your friends or working all the time?? and don't expect me 2 believe u don't look at the pretty girls u work with all the time and wish u were with them rather than with me! i see! i see the way u look at them! either that or u'd rather spend time with your handsome, cool, guy friends, right?! cuz they're all so PERFEcT, like u, unlike me!

and he'd be like: EH???
what R u talking about?! stop yelling! if i didn't love u, why would i be with u, ask u 2 marry me?? i would try 2 spend more time at home with you and the kids, of course. it would be best if we could take turns taking care of the baby, and we could both still work! we just need 2 find a good nanny....or my parents could take care of them during the day.

and i'd be like: i'm sorry, i'm just not ready 2 have children right now. can't we wait a couple years be4 we have a baby? and i'm sorry 4 being jealous all the time. it's just, i'm so afraid of losing u, toma!

and he'd be like: i guess so...R u sure u R ok with staying in Japan permanently, though? i know your family and friends must miss you...i know you're giving up a lot 2 be with me.

and i'd be like: ...maybe we should not be together... [tearing up]

and he'd be like: NO, don't say that! don't. i love u![rushes over and hugs me tightly]

and i'd be like: it's true, u know it's true! it was a mistake from the start. [crying]
from the moment i first met u at the restaurant, 2 years ago, i should never have gone over 2 talk 2 u.
but i was such a big fan, u were the main reason i came to japan.

and he'd be like: [holding me by the shoulders, looking straight at me] NO. we've gone thru so much to be together, i won't give up now. as long as we love each other, we can withstand all obstacles! nothing can seperate us.

and i'd be like: i love u, but i love u too much! i worry about losing u all the time, it's making me lose my mind! even when we've made it this far, i still worry. that 1 day you'll realize u can be with some1 better than me and leave me. then it would hurt too much...it would kill me! i can't go on like this. it's not you, it's me. the problem lies with me. i'm not confident enough, i'm not...good enough. i'll never be good enough. i'll never deserve you.

and he'd be like: what do i have to do?! to prove to you i won't leave you? why can't you trust me? u can depend on me! believe in me, believe in yourself!

and i'd be like: i can't. it's too much, it's all too much. the paparazzi following us all the time, i'm too jealous, our parents don't accept us being together, your fans hate me, i'm not used to life in japan, i don't even like sushi! it's everything! we're just not meant to be. [gently remove his hands from my shoulders and step back]

and he'd be like: i'm sorry. u have been under so much pressure. but so have i. it's too difficult for us 2 be together... and u have sacrificed so much, i know...

and i'd be like: even though we can't be a couple, we can still be friends. i'll always cherish the happy memories we had together!

and he'd be like: i'll never forget these past 2 years, all the times we spent together...yes, we can still see each other...friends forever, right?

and i'd be like: always!

and he'd be like: where will u go now?

and i'd be like: i think i will stay in hong kong for a while, i can stay at a friend's house. take some time off to relax and recharge, try 2 get over u. haha. reconcile with my parents, spend time with some friends...

and he'd be like: u mean a girl friend, right? just want to make sure...in case i come visit u, i don't want 2 see u with another guy so soon! haha.

and i'd be like: yes, a girl, u thickheaded boy! =P
..........................i'll...see u around...

and he'd be like: see u later. [we both smile thru the pain, and i turn around and start walking away as he looks on....both of us start crying. =( ]

.......
............
WHOA. can't believe how far my imagination went with this imaginary relationship, huh?
hahaha. though we can never be together,
but i will always love and support toma.
and i know he'll find the right person for him.
and when he does, i will
wish them all the best, though a part of me
will be thinking
will be wishing
that it was me.
(though another part of me
will know that it could
NOT be me, for all the reasons
i have listed above!)


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

toma's songs, pics & info about CAT IN THE RED BOOTS!










(also, Mai also has a lot of GOOD quality screencaps of toma as junpei in HYD2!
http://yume-no-kura.net/blog/2007/10/24/screencaps-toma/#more-62 )

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the other day, was checking the rank of my toma blog at Google. i couldn't find my blog when searching for "toma ikuta", but i found 2 of toma's songs from Cat in the Red Boots by accident!!

u can also see some toma pics from that musical there, too!
http://yume-no-kura.net/blog/2006/10/04/cat-in-the-red-boots/#more-97

i think it's the first time i got 2 hear toma singing alone, in high quality! cuz be4, only hear him sing in youtube video clips.
toma's got a WONDERFUL voice!!! ~__~

i used Babelfish 2 translate the 2 song titles,
and the first is "Thoma's Story", the 2nd is something like "Thoma, Who Do You Dream Of?"
(how cool, his character has the same name as him? or maybe they changed it on purpose? huh...)

i've only seen short video clips of toma in this play, and it seems kinda weird, with toma having long hair and at times fighting with a sword...u can see some very short clips of him in this play in this Hero fanmade MV about toma here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EelqIHiEQM0

btw, u can also buy the DVD for this play at yesasia!
http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-j/section-videos/pid-1004624903/
too expensive 4 me, though. seems like japanese dvds/music R always more expensive! =/
[u can also buy Akihabara@DEEP and some other series that toma's been in there!]

so i tried finding some info about it, and turns out in it, toma is a boy whose father left 4 some reason. toma finds his dad's red boots and wears it, and later finds his dad's cat, who puts on the red boots and takes him on an adventure!!!
that's the info i got from here: http://www.hkiac.gov.hk/2007/en/prog/cat.html
(it's a diff cast, but i think the story is the same:
Created by Wind Mill Grass Theatre, The Cat in Red Boots is a heart-warming musical about a boy, a cat, and family life on a local public housing estate. Missing his father who left the family without explaining why, the boy decides to put on his father's red boots and wear them until his mother tells him the reason for his parents' separation. When he finds his father's cat next door, everything turns magical as the cat dons the red boots and takes him on a fantastic journey involving courage, trust, wisdom, friendship, love and forgiveness.)

AND,
here's some pics and a recap taken by some1 that actually saw the play, though didn't understand what was going on. haha.
http://www.goddesscarlie.com/the-cat-in-the-red-boots/

according 2 toma's wiki-page,
"One of his biggest breakthroughs was his first leading role in the Shinkansen*NEXUS stageplay "Cat in the Red Boots", as TOMA-sama."

hopefully i'll get a chance 2 watch this someday, since it was toma's first leading role and i'm really curious about this kinda strange musical stage play!

ah...
i wish i could go see toma in a stage play someday,
but i wouldn't understand anything unless i had a person
translate 4 me what was going on. haha!
anyway, it's cool how toma's been in so many plays,
it is harder than it looks to act/sing in a play!
GOOD 4 HIM!!! =)

4th most viewed video!!!

it's only been about a month since i uploaded the toma b-day MV i made, and already it's moved up to being the 4th most viewed video at my youtube channel!!! most of the other videos in the the top ten R at least 1 yr old!!!! it won't be long until it moves up to 2nd place! =D the view count keeps increasing at such a fast rate!!

thanks 2 every1 that's watched, rated, commented, or favorited the MV!!!
i also hope that most ppl that watched it will come visit this blog!! =)

good n evil toma in Hana Yori Dango Season 2!!!



finally got to watch all of toma's scenes in HYD2, and it took me quite a while 2 find a place 2 watch/download it online!!

[U MUST WATCH TOMA IN HYD2!! here R some useful links if u have not been able 2 watch him as Junpei yet:

http://www.mysoju.com/
http://chinkymovies.blogspot.com/2007/02/j-drama-hana-yori-dango-2.html

***notice that ep. 1 of this series is 2 hours long, so in some places, like mysoju, they count it as ep. 1 and ep.2!! so u have 2 make sure u watch ep. 1 and 2. but at the 2nd link i posted above, they correctly count it as ep. 1.***

also, here's a really great MV that captures a lot of the best moments of Junpei!! =)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpXzaYSKxH4
[Oribe Junpei MV (Hana Yori Dango 2)]

WOW.
toma takes on 3 different roles,
the geeky nice guy, the model, the evil guy!
and he did such a great job with this character,
i thought it'd be hard 2 see toma as an evil guy, but his performance is really convincing, he really looks very scary and intense when he's evil!!
he was nervously twitching, too, scary!!

but actually, he was not THAT evil and he had a good reason 4 tricking
her, though seems like he also really did like her. =(

..but i love how he has certain gestures and facial expressions
that reminds me of nakatsu and the real-life Toma (even when he's evil)! haha...
and of course, he looks cute whether as a geek or not!

[ESPECIALLY HIS LAST SCENE!!]
and i loved how it was kinda like he was superman,
only when he took off his glasses and pulled his hair back, did ppl recognize him. very very cool!

though he is only in episode 1 and he doesn't even have a lot of scenes, each scene with him, what he says & his acting is GREAT and worth watching!! lol, i just fast-forwarded 2 the scenes with toma! toma is really cool and talented, good at so many things! i think he's actually a better actor than singer! though he's an awesome singer, of course, but he's a really really good actor, too!! can't wait 2 see him in his new tv series in jan. 2008!!! =)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

problem with fan map AGAIN! >_<

it's not showing up again.
frappr maps keep having this problem often.

if u wanna join the fan map, but it doesn't show up,
pls come back later or the next day,
usually by then the problem is fixed and the
map will show up!
THANKS!

-kate`*

Saturday, November 17, 2007

pls VOTE 4 Toma for the 'Most Popular Young Actor of 2007' poll!

thanks to Maryvel 4 reminding fans 2 vote 4 him
at the video description of her great MV (below)!!!
and thanks to Mika &
night_child for the instructions of how 2 vote!
he's still in 3rd place. =/
VOTE FOR TOMA NOW!
THANK YOU! =)
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'Most Popular Young Actor of 2007' poll

Toma (生田斗真) is currently 3rd in the ranking (1185 votes) for 'Most Popular Young Actor of 2007'. [as of
Tue Nov 06, 2007]

http://vote2.ziyu.net/html/djk07hai.html

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Make your selection (only one per IP address).
2. Scroll down and click the button on the left.
3. In the next page you have to give some information:
4. 性別 -> If you're a girl, choose the third option.
If you don't want to give that information, press the first one
5. 年齢 -> Specify your age
6. コメント -> A little comment why you choose the actor (you can leave this empty, not that you would want to.)
7. Click the left button below and voila! Finished!

There isn't a closing date for this poll that I can find, so keep voting!

from night_child @ LJ

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

thanks very much to 2 ppl who come here a lot!!!!!!

i was checking the cluster map here recently, and i saw 2 other big dots on the map, so that means at least 2 ppl come to this blog a lot, besides me!

A BIG, BIG


THANK YOU
to you 2!!!!!!


for coming here often and

supporting this blog
and TOMA!!!!!!


i hope the number of toma fans will keep growing,
and more fans will come here! =)

(edit: of course, i wanna thank you all the other ppl that come here sometimes or even just came here once. but of course ppl that come here once and don't come back won't see this. haha.
but THANKS again,
every1, for coming.
DO COME BACK! *_* )


another person i think toma kinda looks like!




i just realized recently that toma also kinda reminds me of patrick tang, a hong kong singer/actor/host. haha.


i guess it's when they smile widely, or pout, they kinda look alike.

though patrick is 10 years older, he always has this hyper/fun personality that reminds me of toma, also. =P

Monday, November 12, 2007

TOMA WILL BE IN A NEW TV SERIES!!


YESSSS, TOMA IN THE LEADING ROLE!!!!
will definitely look forward 2 watching it!!!!

was SUPER HAPPY when i saw this news at AF!!!!!
(btw, i'm Kate5002 there)

http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=465626&st=0&gopid=4596236&#entry4596236

Nov 7 2007 4 05 AM
(http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-2019)


Chika Umino's popular "Honey and Clover" is the latest manga series to be adapted to television. It was turned into a movie in 2006, starring Yu Aoi. This time, 15-year-old actress Riko Narumi will be taking over as the lead character, Hagumi Hanamoto.

"Honey and Clover" follows the lives of five college students and their love triangles. Hagumi is a talented artist in her first year, even though she appears to be much younger. Toma Ikuta has been cast as Yuta Takemoto, the lead male character. The remaining main cast members have not yet been announced.

The drama will air on Fuji TV at 9:00pm every Tuesday, starting on January 8. Filming starts near the end of this month.

old news: hana kimi finale's ratings / edit: TOP 10 REASONS WHY...

[above: forgot where i found it, but finally found a kinda clear poster pic with toma in it! haha.]


i found the news about hana kimi's finale's ratings at AF!

the highest for any of the series shown this season!!! WOW!!!


http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?s=0f64045bb7ca4babc411e7c118485c02&showtopic=444899

"Hana Kimi" finale draws 21.0%,
Wednesday September 19, 2007 Japan

The finale of Fuji TV's "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e" drama series garnered ratings of 21.0% on Tuesday, the highest for any of the series shown this season. The previous high was set by the premiere of "First Kiss," which started at 19.7% but quickly dropped. In contrast, ratings for "Hana Kimi" began at only 15.9% but climbed near the end of the series.

Source:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/ranking/48126/

Translated By:
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/20070919/

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http://groups.imeem.com/bUH8DHDw/forums/u_THR_kH/ZvAyvMHy/have_you_watch_the_taiwanese_version/

i found out from a topic (linked above) at the imeem "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ( Hana Kimi )" Group that the taiwan hana kimi actually follows the storyline of the manga more closely than the japan hana kimi! wow, that's surprising! then i guess i have 2 edit my reason #9 of the
TOP 10 REASONS WHY I LIKE
THE JAPAN HANA KIMI MORE THAN THE TAIWAN HANA KIMI :

9. though it is not as accurate in terms of how it resembles the plot of the manga, i still like the plot better and how the silliness and certain other things make it seem more manga-like than the taiwan hana kimi.

nakatsu's funny/cute drinking scenes. =P

i almost missed out on the scene that nakatsu was drinking milk in episode 3!! remember earlier, i was asking what episode that scene was in. well, turns out where i watched hana kimi, the 2nd part of episode 3 was missing, so that's why i ended up not watching those 15 minutes until i was done with the whole series and the 1 hour special! haha. (oh, the special was fun to watch, every1 musta had a lot of fun filming this series!! aw, i will miss them!!)

but it's actually kinda nice 2 have a few nakatsu scenes left 2 watch even after i'm done with the series!! that was such a CUTE scene, him in deep thought and then asking kayashima what if he IS gay? then crushing the milk carton. lol!
that was when i noticed that lots of times that nakatsu is drinking something, that scene would turn out 2 be really funny/cute!! i've screencapped some funny/cute nakatsu drinking scenes here. hahaha!


about the Ikemen Paradise photo book


i finally got it in the mail recently!!!
i was a little disappointed with it, but
mostly i really like it. =) it's really cool 2 have this as a kinda "souvenir"
from the IKEMAN PARADISE. =P

i took a pic of it above with a pen, so u can know how big/thick it is.
and the 2nd pic, just a some really nice pics, and u can see maki helping
toma button up his costume!!! aww!!! but in the series, he never actually wore the
romeo costume!!! i guess they cut it out!! =/

here's some of my comments about the book:

-i thought there would be a lot more behind-the-scenes/fun pics taken of the cast
throughout the series, but most of those kinda pics are only from episode 8!

-every1 is SO photogenic, they all look PERFECT in the close-up, individual pics! especially maki and TOMA, of course!!

-it's cool 2 have a short profile 4 each person in the cast, now i know how old they are. didn't know that the actor that was kayashima is also only 19, like maki! wow. i loved his character!!
such a sweet guy.

-there's a lot of interviews in there, but i can't read japanese. =/ i expected there 2 be a lot of text that goes along with the pics, just wish i knew what they were sayin'!!!