Saturday, October 27, 2007

~____~ CONGRATULATIONS, TOMA & Hanazakari no Kimitachi e!!!!!!!

thanks so much, kwuintessence (Elite Jean) 4 telling me toma won!! i'm still behind on his latest news, been trying 2 catch up on watching his video clips at youtube, and there's just TONS of them!!! and been trying 2 catch up on posts at the livejournal, forum, etc. whew, just too much TOMA stuff 2 catch up on!!! but i did order the series photobook, waiting 4 it 2 come!!!!! =P

can u feel the TOMA LOVE increasing and spreading by the DAY??? *__*
more and more ppl R discovering and starting 2 love toma!!!

what a GREAT HONOR!! he was the best actor in hana kimi, and of course, so happy hana kimi won for best drama, too!!! so awesome!!!

BRAVO, TOMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U ROCK!!!!!!!!!
i'm gonna be *HAPPY* ~_~ all week or longer now!!!!!!!


54th Television Drama Academy Awards
A joyous celebration it is for the devoted toma-chan fans!

54th Television Drama Academy Awards (2007-10-24)

* Best Drama: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
* Best Actor: Tachi Hiroshi / Papa to Musume no Nanokakan
* Best Actress: Horikita Maki / Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
* Best Supporting Actor: Ikuta Toma / Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
* Best Supporting Actress: Fukuda Saki / LIFE
* Best Script: Papa to Musume no Nanokakan
* Best Director: Tanimura Masaki / LIFE
* Best Theme Song: Kokoro / First Kiss
* Special Award: Higa Manami / Dondo Bare

source from:

Friday, October 26, 2007

NAKATSU'S FATE (a sad song that reminds me of nakatsu/mizuki's love story!)

i got a little obsessive, looking 4 songs that describe/is similar to
nakatsu's and mizuki's love story.
and right away, i found this song which PERFECTLY
describes nakatsu's feelings.
and it's such a SAD song!! but it
is similar 2 what nakatsu must be feeling.
and i like how it says how he's such a great guy,
but she only likes the other guy,
and how it seems like it could be possible
she could like him later on!!!
cuz the other guy (just like sano!) doesn't love her
as much as him!!!

i love that phrase, "How much does he really love you?"

if it was up to me (and lots of other ppl!!!)
nakatsu would end up with mizuki after all.
now THAT
would be a happy ending!!!

here R the lyrics and u can listen 2 the song here.

i love edmond leung's songs, and he's got such a nice voice. =)

(i also found a bunch of other breakup/unrequited love songs that
reminds me of nakatsu's love story. but i'll later post it at my other blog 2 not
take up a bunch of room here and link 2 it here.
but really,
so many nice songs and they're so sad, mostly, but such
good songs, too!!! listening 2 them, i can almost feel what
nakatsu feels when he's heartbroken!!! =/)

My Fate -- Edmond Leung
[translated by The Creative Circle's webmaster: ]

If you see him, will you leave with him tomorrow?
All the things that are good in my life are not enough, right?
If there were no him, would you stay with me?
You have to find your heart's other half
*You and me together, is actually not a bad thing
But, there is always a but
I wait for you, for you to wait for me
Who will wait for the ending?
Can I
# Wait with you for the lover you have not encountered?
For this is my fate
I'm afraid that one day while waiting for you
My lifelong dream will be shattered
How much does he really love you?
And you sigh a deep sigh

If you haven't met him, will you be with me tomorrow?
Do you think you can grow to love me?
Do you think I qualify? Do you think you can be mine?
Who would be better if you decide to accept me?

Repeat *

Can I
Wait with you for the lover you haven't met yet?
For this is love's fate
I'm afraid that while waiting for me
My own heart will break
How much does he really love you?
And I have no more breath

Repeat #

whatever the ending, 2 ME, nakatsu and mizuki will always be the BEST COUPLE (come on, they even won the best couple award!!!)

thoughts on ending of hana kimi


well, the ending was ok....a little corny, but i expected it to be not so good, from what i heard other fans say...haha.
but i loved the part where all the guys were saying nice things about her and all the flashbacks. especially sekime
crying, almost got me crying too!!!
i thought the part that sano admitted he liked her was SO....anticlimactic.
compared 2 when nakatsu said he loved her. i mean, i know sano's supposed 2 be a really cool guy, but he is so expressionless all the time!!!

i still think it's SO UNFAIR how it's so arbitrary that she likes sano (and all his fans) cuz he's cute and cool and saved her.......i mean, nakatsu has done so so much for her!!!! he's saved her from being expelled and got suspended cuz of her....he's always standing up 4 her and comforting her!! and he's also SO cute and funny and just a SUPER NICE guy!!!! i've heard that sano and mizuki make the better couple in the manga, but in this version of hana kimi, i was SOOOOO rooting for nakatsu & mizuki 2 be a couple!!!!
and of course i'm so biased cuz i love toma, but i mean, EVEN IF
i can't imagine any1 else that could have such a PHENOMENAL performance as
Nakatsu, i think even if some other actor was nakatsu, i would STILL root for nakatsu
over sano, cuz sano's just not a likeable guy 2 me!!!

i guess it just depends on what kinda guy u like, but really, i don't remember so much special scenes between mizuki and sano, but there R TONS with nakatsu and mizuki!!! just seems so
unfair that he's always there 4 her, but she doesn't like him, instead liking the guy
that's almost never there 4 her, or ANY1 else, until near the end!!! just felt like they didn't do a good enough job 2 convince me 2 like sano and sano & mizuki as a couple!

ok, i'm done ranting....

BUT, i'm really happy with the last nakatsu/mizuki scene!!!
toma did such a spectacular job like always, he was crying!!!
i loved what he said...
so sweet. and i knew he would say something
super sweet like that. awww!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hanazakari no Kimi Tachi e -Ikemen Paradise Making Book

hey all,

4 those fans that don't live in japan (like me), u can still buy the photo book of the hana kimi series if u want!! i wasn't going to at first, but after seeing some very nice scans of some toma pics from the book (here:, i'm not sure....but it's still kinda expensive..... hmmm.....

i'll wait till there's some other stuff i wanna buy and think about it again...

anyway, here's the link 2 order the photo book at yesasia!


“ At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ”
- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
theologian, philosopher, physician

i have recently been getting inspiring quote of the day emails from, and today's quote made me think of what toma has done for me. =)

dear Toma,
for giving me the spark i needed to
rekindle my flame that was almost going out....

help give me the strength & energy
2 go on. i'm really so happy to be your fan,
and i hope i'll be able 2 meet u someday,
so i can tell you this.

(and 2 hopefully have a picture taken with you!! haha)


[above: avatar a fan made i found online, and a capture of the scene i saw on a fan-made MV about nakatsu]

this is really weird. though i've finished the series,
i don't ever remember seeing this scene!! did i accidentally miss part of an episode?!
i don't think so though...there weren't any parts where i didn't understand what was going on....
strange. i've gotta ask about this!!

even when watching the 2-hr finale, i kept waiting 4 this scene, but i didn't see it!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

THANKS A MILLION, kai200x & OrangePeach!!!!

just finished hana kimi, finally today!!
i will talk about what i think of the ending later,
but be4 that,
OrangePeach 4 uploading the series
kai200x for translating!!!
if it wasn't 4 u 2, i would not be able 2 watch
in which toma is the BEST BEST
(and WILL ALWAYS be 1 of my fav tv characters EVER!!!!!)

thank you so much for your time and effort spent
so that a lot of ppl could
enjoy watching this series!!!

this tv series is my favorite this YEAR and probably my most favorite
japanese tv series EVER!!!!!

YOU 2 ROCK!!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

838 views!! 8th most viewed MV!!

my toma fan map's got 838 views and 1 more member!! ~_~
pls join if u haven't already!!

and my toma b-day MV is now my 8th most viewed video at my youtube page,
with 13,325 views, and it was only added 2 weeks ago!!
pls watch it if u haven't already,
or watch it again! haha.

(getting really close 2 finishing hana kimi... i'm feeling sad but anxious!! =/ )

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


yesss! *__*
today my toma MV has become the 10th most viewed video at my youtube channel!!

Arigato Toma-kun!

Dear Toma-kun:

Arigato Toma-kun

from the bottom of my heart...
when i see YOU
when i see u smile
when i see u pout
when i see u laugh
when i see u perform
when i see u dance
when i see u as Nakatsu(!!!)
when i see your funny faces/gestures
when i listen to you sing
when i hear your voice
when i think of YOU
it makes so happy!!!!! :-)

i found out about u only recently
but i will always always
support u from now on
i promise promise
and i'm so lucky i found you
when i was really down....
and then YOU
really brightened my days
and u still do
just by being YOU
even if i have never met you
and you don't know who i am
but i am really really REALLY
truly truly TRULY
so HAPPY and PROUD to be your fan!!!!!!
and you NEED to know
u R so important and so special
to us:
all your fans and your friends and your family
you really make a
difference in our lives!

once again:
Arigato Toma-kun!
i wish YOU all all the BEST

Love & xo,
kate `*

Monday, October 15, 2007


[above: nakatsu's reactions to mizuki. but it is probably how most girls and especially his fans react when seeing him!! ~_~ me included!! haha. i think my face had a similar awed look (middle pic above) after watching a nakatsu fan-made MV that started my crush on him!!! and the bottom image, just how i see toma everytime i think of him now. hahaha!!!]
[i also made the image above. seriously, toma is simply irresistable, and i think a pic of him should be next to the definition of IRRESISTABLE in the dictionary!!! =P ]

ah, how should i put this? =) i think i'll have 2 quote some parts of avril's "Girlfriend" song to accurately describe how i feel about toma-chan: "Hey hey, you you I could be your girlfriend ... Hey hey, you you I want to be your girlfriend ... You're so fine I want you mine You're so delicious I think about you all the time You're so addictive" and also, from the "Sinful Sun" by Orange Range: "Your sexy pheromone melts me"!! hahaha. ok, i was just exagerrating, but really, i have a HUMONGOUS crush on him. ~_~

SO, here's a bunch of reasons why i LOVE toma-chan!!! =D

-WOW, toma is really so charismatic and a really good performer/entertainer!!!
he's so natural in front of the camera and always so hyper/cheery!!! ^__^

-though i first started liking him cuz of his good looks (he is SOOO cute when he smiles, pouts, or makes funny faces!!), and how cute/funny he is as the nakatsu character, after watching his various performances and learning more about him, i like him almost equally or more for his PERSONALITY and his TALENTS, how he's such an awesome singer, actor, he's so friendly, a good friend, a good son, surely a great boyfriend, too!!
and he's persistent, down-to-earth, funny, cool, adoreable, super-charming......i could go on and on!

there R some ppl that have good looks, but R not really talented or have a bad personality....or is arrogant....
but not toma, TOMA'S GOT IT ALL!!! he's just....PERFECT!!! *__*
i have a feeling he is a lot like nakatsu in real life...such a cool, SWEET, & nice guy!!!

-and what's cool about toma, he has so much charisma!! it's like TOMA = CHARISMA!! he is sooooo charming. this made me make another graphic of him 4 charisma. haha. check out the longer description of charisma here, it's exactly what toma's like, he's so magnetic!!!! he's just amazingly charming and confident and cool when he's singing, too.
-toma is soooo adoreable/cute/likeable, and it just all comes to him so easily!! i mean, he can be totally cute without even trying, u know?!?! hahaha. and there R some ppl who try to act cute, and it's annoying...but when toma is acting cute on purpose, like in hana kimi, MAN, IS HE CUTE!!! he's....TOO CUTE! lol!!

-and he's SO GENUINE!! i mean...when u see his smile, when he's really happy, it's that wide, BIG smile...he always seems so...REAL, not like he's pretending 2 be something he's not. especially when he's singing...he's just so relaxed and into singing/dancing, he really is having fun on stage.....he's like a born entertainer, he's so great when he's performing, whether singing or acting on stage!! HE IS SUPER TALENTED!!! i love love love his voice.

he sounds awesome whenever....just regular talking on a radio interview, as nakatsu (the funny exagerrations in his voice sometimes, or the screaming!!) or when he's singing!!! especially when he's singing romantic slow songs, though.
it just completely makes me MELT!!!!!

-watching toma as nakatsu in hana kimi!!!!
WOW. he is just...... AWESOMELY CUTE and FUNNY!!! so boyish and silly, but also so sweet and COOL. he's got the funniest dialogue, scenes, funniest faces and gestures. BUT also the most intense fiery scenes, and also some sad ones....he's just such a FANTASTIC ACTOR!!! he really made nakatsu an UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER!!!! i really hope he'll win some kinda award for this role! he just entirely stands out from every1 else, and i'm so happy cuz of this role, a lot more ppl are becoming his fans!!!!

though sometimes he exagerrates TOO MUCH or acts a little
effeminate, but somehow, it all works for him!! haha. NAKATSU is always so CUTE AND COOL no matter what he's doing!!!!! u know how some ppl try to act cute a lot and it's so unnatural and fake, and SOOOOO NOT CUTE (i mean u, C. S.!!!), and it annoys the hell out of u.... but when toma does it 4 nakatsu, u just GOTTA LOVE HIM!!!! hahahaha. it's really rare to see some1 so extremely charming and magnetic, yet also has a great personality, is really TALENTED, and yet still down-to-earth and is an all around GOOD person!!!! as nakatsu, he's so cute...he's cuter than even maki as mizuki, though she is awfully awfully cute too, her character and of course, she's so good-looking too!! =P

all the above reasons,
that's why

really amazing: already 11th most viewed video!!

wow, really surprised that the toma MV i made is already the 11th most viewed video at my youtube channel!!! that's amazing, cuz all the others are from at least 1 year ago, while it's only been a WEEK since i first uploaded the toma MV!!!
AWESOME!!! the view count keeps increasing so fast!!!

thanks 4 watching/rating/favoriting the MV every1!!! =D

Saturday, October 13, 2007

how i found out about Toma-kun! (timeline...)


[pics: toma's pic that i saw at his wikipedia page; screencap of my comment at that cool nakatsu fan-made MV that i love. i have a habit of sometimes screencapping what i write about my fav stars. haha. and i wanted 2 save it 4 future reference 2 know when i became toma's fan!!!]

ok, this will be a long post,
i tend 2 get obsessive with details, and
i wanna remember exactly how i discovered toma!! =)

let's see.

it all started on august 30, 2007.
i have Jadeworld on DirecTV, and i recently got their monthly tv guide that tells me all the different shows/tv series that will air for the month. (i'm actually not chinese, nor am i japanese, but i do watch a lot of tv series from hong kong.) so in this issue, it said they were airing (again, cuz they already aired it before, i believe??) Hana Kimi, the taiwan version. i heard about all the hype of this series last year and thought wu chun is cute, but i never really paid much attention to it.....

but this time i got curious about all the hype (and i knew they were gonna film a season 2) and i know some ppl who really love it....i wanted 2 find some video clips of the series online.
so i went to youtube to look for fan-made MVs to see the best scenes from the series.
i thought it looked pretty good, but i didn't think chun and ella made a good pair. she looked more like his older sister! and she seemed to exagerrate a lot, and not in a cute way. haha...

while i was looking for these MVs, i saw on the side, a bunch of MVs related to the current one, and 1 of them was the infamous toma & shun kiss in hana kimi!! that was the first time in my life i've ever seen toma. the scene was only 40 seconds long!! but i thought it was so nice and brave of toma to block the kiss for maki! i also thought toma looked cute and a little like another actor (i've written about this in an older post) i like. =) i didn't know there was a japanese version, so then i tried searching for fan-made MVs for the japanese version, cuz the kiss scene got me curious about this series!!

so i found this MV:
toma was in it for only around 20 seconds!!! he was breathing heavily near the end of the race, then he was looking sad when he saw them leaving, and last was him standing at the fence.
but even though he wasn't doing anything special in these scenes, i immediately only noticed
him most in the MV and wanted 2 find out more about him!! haha.

that's how amazingly attractive/magnetic toma is!!!

i searched 4 his info page at wikipedia and found some interesting info about him and
a CUTE pic of him that some1 uploaded from a magazine. (that is now, unfortunately, taken down cuz of copyright reasons). i quickly found a kinda nice fan-made MV about him, with both pics and short video clips of him
singing. it was called Ikuta Toma Memories. though he looked cute in the pics, but most of the pics,
he was not smiling, but he looked cool in the video clips where he was singing. =)
i just thought he seemed like a pretty cool and cute guy right then, but that was it.

late that night, i searched for some more hana kimi video clips at youtube. found the ending sequence and some other clips that made me more curious about this series.


the next day, Aug. 31, in the afternoon, i searched for more hana kimi video clips
(i think i was still curious about toma at that time, and also searched using his name in addition to the series title.)

at that time, most of the clips i found were funny short scenes of nakatsu or fan-made MVs about him! =)
i watched some fan-made MVs and funny short clips for nakatsu (like his "i'm not a homo!" scene. lol!).
1 of the first MVs i found was this really really good MV with a lot of the best nakatsu & mizuki

this was the MV that started my crush on toma, cuz
he is just so unbelievably cute, but also funny in those scenes in the MV!!
just surprised that he's so skinny (the scene he was borrowing shampoo),
turned me into a fan of toma!!!

all those clips of funny short scenes of nakatsu and his funny facial expressions
and gestures!!! WOW!!!! liking him more and more!!

i just HAD 2 find a place 2 watch hana kimi online after that, 2 watch toma!!
(though i thought maki was cute too, and sano looks ok...just that he always looked mean in the scenes
i'd seen of him then. haha.)

i quickly searched for more video clips of just toma,
and found some video clips of him singing with others and
a few of him singing alone.

WOW!!!! he has such a great voice, i loved listening to him sing "melting snow" and "white christmas"!!!
he is such a great singer and dancer!! he is just so cool when he sings, so confident, and
just a great performer, really connects with the audience!!! =P


and he's still so young!!
2 years younger than me.

i kept looking 4 more video clips of toma, and a place to watch the whole series
with eng. subtitles. i found a lot of both!

near the middle of september, i finally had time to start watching hana kimi,
and i was hooked from the first episode!! toma is just so cute and funny and cool
as nakatsu!!!!!!!!!!!!! watched a couple episodes...

on sept. 8, i made a fan map for him at =)
toma's got fans all over the world, now every1 can literally see that!!!

.......other things got in the way, though, and
i wasn't able 2 continue to watch hana kimi

until the END of september (which is why i'm still not done
watching it right now!!) but before that, i already registered
at a forum for toma's fans and did a lot of research about him
online. wow, he's been through a lot in his 11 years of working
in showbiz!!! i feel sorry for him, but also proud of his
strength and determination!!!

i also read translations of messages toma wrote at the forum.
WOW. he seems like such a nice, down-to-earth, and funny guy!!!

i watched a lot of his old (singing, performing on stage, fan-made MVs, etc.) video clips
all in one day at the end of september. TOMA MARATHON!! haha.
and i got blown away AGAIN, by his charm and all this ENERGY he always has a lot of
when he's singing!!! he's always smiling, waving, so hyper and happy and
playful!!! =D he's always the most passionate person on-stage. he really enjoys
performing!!! =)

watching the "Hero" and "Toma and Yamapi Grow" MVs that fans made for him
it was like watching short versions of his life, it was really amazing!!
for a new fan like me 2 see him since he was little until now!!!
both MVs were so touching, made me love toma more!!! especially the "Hero" MV,
so so many cute video clips of toma, whether at certain shows, singing, or acting.
he's just ADOREABLE all the time!!! =)

Friday, October 12, 2007


sorry, no updates yet....
still busy trying 2 finish hana kimi & busy w/ other things....

but seeing my MV's view count keep increasing and some1 finally commented makes me
HAPPY!!! =)

and i just remembered 2 check the cluster map here. wow!! 82 visitors yesterday!! so many ppl from around the world came 2 my blog.

some of u actually came here more than once/R coming here still???
AWESOME!!! that's what i was hoping 4,
but really...didn't expect any1 2 come here more than once! haha.

every1, for coming, 4 SUPPORTING TOMA, and supporting
this blog about toma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
much love to all!!
i TRULY appreciate it!!!

i will, later today post a LONG post about why i love toma.
and i made some toma graphics 2 go with it too!! ;)

see u back here later!

Monday, October 8, 2007

more links!

didn't know there was another fanlisting for toma fans!
well, i already joined the other one...though i can't access it now.

u can watch A LOT of toma singing video clips here!!! check out the playlists. :)
[cute!!! always love 2 see toma interacting w/the kids. =P]

why i like toma (coming soon!)


really happy!

i'm really happy so many ppl watched the MV i made 2 celebrate toma's b-day!!
over 1000 views already! must be many toma fans online!!!!! don't think i've ever had that many views in such a short time 4 ANYTHING i've uploaded! WAAAAAAH!!!!! *___* really cool.

as promised, i posted all the info i know about toma. haha. now i realize how maybe this blog is not so important....suddenly found these other toma sites i didn't know about before!! well, from here, u can reach those sites, and i figure blogspot sites show up more on search engines....hopefully i can help direct traffic 2 those sites in some way....

like i said, i started this blog 2 help fans find toma stuff more easily.
i hope i'll be able 2 accomplish that.
if any fans that come here add comments, i'd appreciate it!
so i know i'm able 2 help spread the toma love!!! :)

but i'm still a new fan,
i feel very behind and clueless about toma still....
partly cuz i'm not japanese too, that really makes things tougher 4 me. haha....
i'm not even done watching hana kimi yet!
but i hope 2 finish soon.

anyway, thanks 4 visiting. hope i'm not just talking 2 myself!! =P

TOMA 101------a new fan's guide 2 everything toma: LINKS LINKS LINKS!!!

[11.11.2008 EDIT]:


[9/25/2009 edit]:
my HAPPY 2ND BDAY TL! post, with links to my favorite posts from 2008-2009!!

[9/20/2009 edit]:

also, here's a good post where i linked to a bunch of cool toma stuff from 2007 that i found at the toma LJ community:

----> AND: a really cool new fansite----> TOMALICIOUS:
(register to access more sections, especially the Translations section to see translations of his latest blog posts.)

------> GO HERE to read toma's (translated to eng.) recent/older blog entries:
and go here to find out how to read toma's
(translated to eng.) newest/recent/old blog posts:

------> PICTURES:
[avatars/icons!!! **watch out for SPOILERS**]
[a lot of big wallpapers, mostly fanart]
[just search for toma ikuta, u'll find TONS of nice toma pics!]
(this place has a lot of my fav toma pics, mostly recent or from 2007...also some older pics.
[lots of cool recent magazine pics of toma!!]
[a lot of recent/2008 toma pics!! SOME REALLY CUTE toma/riko H&C MAGAZINE PICS in the H&C album!! *** also, tons of paparazzi & butai (stage play) pics!*** SUGEH!! check it out!!!!!!]

--------> sorry, i realize a lot of the youtube videos i linked to has been deleted.
so i'll update this post now so that those of u that haven't watched these videos can go find it at other sites:
[Un4gettable: FOUR TOPS ~ videos ~ mp3s ~ scans ~ more. digiFaith's youtube channel is where i got to watch most of the old video clips of toma singing with the other guys of 3 Tops or 4 Tops!! though her youtube account has been suspended, u can still download a lot of toma's singing video clips here!]

----> you can still find a ton of toma video clips at youtube! just search for "toma ikuta" or "生田 斗真"! also, kinakina4 (and kinakina2)'s youtube page always has a lot of the latest toma video clips! the newest videos there R news about Grease. BUT PLEASE DON'T LINK TO HER VIDEOS, it might make youtube delete the videos or suspend her account. just go to youtube and search for kinakina4 and u can find her page.

----> there's also a lot of cool toma video clips at and! also, some at and!

and a lot at these chinese youtube-like sites:

------> some toma dramas:
[watch HONEY & CLOVER here]
[watch AKIHABARA@DEEP here. from 2006. weird, but wacky/different & funny!]
[hana kimi & maou here!]

if want dload his eng.-subbed dramas in high quality, join this awesome community! =)

========> in addition to the LINKS section on the right here,
here R lots of good toma sites u should check out

------------------------------great toma/toma-related websites:
[some cool icons, wallpapers there in the MEDIA section, too!]
[but can't access it now, dunno why!]
[official website of Johnny's Entertainment]


[ *** i found out a lot about toma at these threads, thanks 2 all toma fans 4 posting so much!! =P ***]

-------------------------------- PICTURES

[my toma gallery albums!!]

lots of nice (mostly old) wallpapers of TOMA!
[toma icons]


[listen 2 the soundtrack of Hana Kimi!!, also some nice Toma pics & video clips!]
[a lot of great video clips of toma singing,
and 1 of toma & others from hana kimi cast: bowling ]

u can find a lot of toma video clips online (more now, after hana kimi has ended and
his is more popular!!) at youtube, of course. there's too many 4 me 2 list
them all here. but here R some i REALLY REALLY
recommend u see!!!

--------- MUST MUST SEE TOMA VIDEO CLIPS!!!!! @__@ -----------
[FanMade MV - Nakatsu]
[this AWESOME mv started my crush on toma!!!! <3>
[Hero] [young toma---till 2007 toma!!]
[toma&yamap grow] [together, from when they were kids to when they've grown up!!]
3Tops - Kimi to Boku no Roku Kagetsu
4Tops - Go Now! [awesome dancing, and i love his cute faces and gestures!!!]
[Ikuta Toma - White Christmas & Dance]
[love 2 see him singing solo!!! the dance is awesome!!]
[slow songs, toma in red, really stands out!]
[3Tops - Sotsugyou Medley]
[more slow songs, still in red] [TOMA RAPS!!!]

-------toma singing/dancing:
7/7/2002 ikuta toma :) and kattun- uwa uwa
[super cute song, super cute toma!!]
[Yamashita Tomohisa & Ikuta Toma - Yokubou no Rain]
[sing melting snow]
Ikuta Toma's Mini Dance Compilation (FV) - Scream

-------fun clips of toma:

---------toma as Nakatsu in hana kimi:
[FanMade MV - Nakatsu]
[this AWESOME mv started my crush on toma!!!! <3>]
Nakatsu is NOT gay:P:P

more toma info, WRITTEN BY FANS!


Sunday, June 17, 2007
Toma Ikuta - The underrated talent (And 2 Toma Ikuta wallpapers!)

I've been browsing around for some good Toma Ikuta sites and it really depressed me to realize that there are only a few of them. Toma Ikuta is one of those unique talents who have not gotten such a good break. He has yet to achieve the superstar status that Matsumoto Jun and Kimtaku have achieved.

Knowing this, I am dedicating this post to Toma Ikuta - the underrated talent. I feel that he deserves more publicity than he is getting. He is a versatile actor, with roles ranging from the nerdy Otaku at Akihabara (at) Deep to a man out for a vengeance in Hana Yori Dango.

He has a charming exterior, with an intensity to him that allows him to play passionate roles, and a soft, humorous side to him that helps him play lighter shows. There is something unique with the way he laughs, and it's quite catching. This 22-year old deserves that big break at fame.

I've made two wallpapers for him, hope you like them. I made the theme a little on the white side, since Toma Ikuta's favorite color is white.

And a buddy icon to highlight his laugh:

Leave a comment if you're a fellow Toma Ikuta fan.

Posted by Underzenith at 7:32 PM

Labels: Akihabara Deep, hana yori dango, hana yori dango wallpaper, Ikuta Toma, jdorama, jdrama, jdrama wallpaper, Kimtaku, matsumoto jun, Oribe Junpei, Toma Ikuta, Toma Ikuta wallpaper


yamapink said...

hello, i'm a toma fan and i found your post accidentally ^^

i like what you wrote abt toma~ yes i do think he's been underrated but with all the good thing has happened this year.. I'm sure his popularity will increase one more time.. just like he used to be ^^
or at least he will get more acting-related jobs, becuz i'm a big fan of toma's dorama all the way since Love & Peace ^^

so i dun worry abt him much, thanks for dedicating the post to him ^^
July 2, 2007 10:19 PM
Underzenith said...

woohoo! glad to find a fellow toma ikuta fan :) you're right, his career should go up up all the way
July 3, 2007 3:58 AM
lami said...

Toma Ikuta have absolute acting talent, especially in musicals, plus he's such cuteness ! I'm sure he'll get his big break soon, especially when he's going to act as Nakatsu Shuichi in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e. :) Hurray for Toma !
July 3, 2007 6:00 AM
Underzenith said...

he plays in musicals?? any chance you know a site where i can view them? :)
July 7, 2007 3:52 AM
tamegorou said...

it's nice to meet another Toma fan like you.

let's continue supporting him all the way! :)
July 31, 2007 10:01 AM
melissa said...

I'm gonna support Tomasu all the way!
August 2, 2007 12:23 AM
Ayuthril said...

Apparently a lot of people are discovering Ikuta Toma from Hana Kimi or Akihabara@Deep, which is a good thing =D

I heard his name from Johnny Entertainment, but I didn't know who he was since I just renewed my interest in Johnny Entertainment about a year and a half ago. I looked at some of his videos, and he sings VERY VERY well compared to a lot of Johnny Jrs or some who debuted already. Sadly, his group disbanded, and you don't really see him =\.

He plays Nakatsu very well (and I hope they don't make him as psychotic as the Taiwanese version--Jiro Wang wasn't bad...I was thinking "I don't remember him being this crazy in the manga" --eh I haven't read Hana Kimi in two years--so who knows), I'm hoping to see him in more dramas =D
August 3, 2007 10:18 AM
Underzenith said...

Yeah it's so great that Toma Ikuta was given such a good role in a very popular jdrama like hana kimi. I am also pleased to find out that most people voted for Ikuta Toma's character as their favorite Hana Kimi hottie in my poll. :) His career should go all the way up!
August 6, 2007 10:05 PM
Rini said...

Hi there!

First of all.I'd like to thank you. You have said everything that i've had in my mind. I agree with you on all fronts regarding Toma. That guy has so much potential. I find it really frustrating that he does not get the offers he is intitled to.

he has a great voice and he can act! You can see how much he has grown as an actor if you watch Hana-Kimi.

I hope and pray, that afterthis dorama, he'll get the offers he actually deserves!

I feel bad that he is being left behind, eventhough he started with all the other guys who are supper stars right now. He seems so friendly and sweet. No trace of arrogance or what so ever.

This guy derserves so much more!

So, once again, thanks you for you starting this post. As you can see, your inspiring a bunch of us too step up and tell how we actually feel about him!

August 9, 2007 6:34 AM
Lani_Shin said...

hi...just came across your blog cos i was looking for stuffs about ikuta toma.
i've recently discovered him but found him with great acting talent. its sad that he wasnt given his time to shine--he is so talented! he sings well, dances well! saw a video of him performing for west side story and he has some real intensity.
hope this year is toma's year!
August 14, 2007 8:37 PM
az said...

True, he is such a great talent. i love him. i wish he'd have great success like his colleagues. :D
August 21, 2007 4:41 AM
nan-chan said...

hi, i'm a fan of toma... thank you for posting this..
it is so true that there are very few good sites who cater to the talent of ikuta toma..
the wallpaper is beautiful..
September 2, 2007 8:46 AM



by Tarina from Jakarta

Ikuta Toma
Ikuta Toma was born in Sapporo, 07 October 1984. His father almost named him Ikuta Tamegorou, luckily his mother rejected it and named him Ikuta Toma. Since he was little, he was very energetic and cheerful. He has one little brother but never mentions him to protect his privacy. His family is a happy family and quite close to each other. Toma even mentions his mother sometimes in Ikuta Toma no Ikita Kotoba (his corner at Wink Up magazine).

Toma with Yamashita
In 11 February 1996, he entered Johnny Jimusho as his mother sent him the application. Johnny Jimusho is a famous male idol agency in Japan. He entered as Tokyo Jr. From a long time ago, Tokyo Jr. always got more opportunities than Kansai Jr. which made a cold war between them. But Toma can get along well with Kansai Jr., such as Nishikido Ryo, even though he was Tokyo Jr. Not everyone can do that. And he gets along with his seniors such as Domoto Koichi, Takizawa Hideaki and Imai Tsubasa, his other Tokyo Jr. friends like Matsumoto Jun, Aiba Masaki, Yamashita Tomohisa, Tanaka Koki, Kohara Yuki and even his juniors like Akanishi Jin.

Right after he entered Johnny Jimusho, he entered a group called MAIN which stands for its members' names, Matsumoto Jun, Aiba Masaki, Ikuta Toma and Ninomiya Kazunari. Then 6 months later Yamashita Tomohisa, known as Yamapi, entered Johnny Jimusho. Yamapi gets along very well with Toma. They became close in a short time, even closer than their previous friends. Soon after that, new groups formed and Toma was placed in a group called BIG with Yamashita Tomohisa, Kazama Shunsuke, Hasegawa Jun, Shunta Miyagi, Yuta Fukuda, Tanaka Kouki, Goseki Koichi, Masaya Hattori and Ito Tatsuya. However, Toma soon became the ace of the group and become a very popular Tokyo Jr. Then at the end of 2002, his seniors and best friends, Tackey and Tsubasa debuted and Tackey created a group as the new leader of Johnny Jr. called Four Tops with Toma, Yamashita, Kazama and Jun as the members. Everyone was optimistic that this group would be successful and debut too. Toma didn't even enter college to concentrate on his career so he could debut with his best friends.

Four Tops (fansite)
Johnny Jr. could be called "tools." If you want to succeed you have to be obediant to the management. Johnny Jrs. and their debut seniors don't even get royalty from their CD's selling or something like that. They simply get their monthly salary. Toma is no exception, but he still has his own style and will, maybe that's why on September 2003, Four Tops tore apart. Yamashita has a CD debut with a new group called NEWS, which stands for North East West South with a lot of Toma's Juniors while Toma himself, Kazapon and HaseJun remain as ordinary Johnny Jr. without any group. But even so, Toma said nothing to Yamapi, no hatred at all. He even supported Yamapi at the Volleyball event that become NEWS debut and kept his sadness to himself. As time goes by, Toma's popularity decreased a lot because the management didn't give him a lot of jobs. His jobs after he quit from Shounen Club were hosted by Four Tops before only as side cast of some Stageplays. He didn't even play dramas anymore like he used to, maybe he was but only as a side character who only appeared once or twice. Even some new fans don't know anything about him. Many harmful rumours came around, like he only pretended to be close to Yamashita to gain popularity which is not true at all. And don't think that Johnny Jimusho is in a safe place for your children, even though there's a lot of small Juniors, because there's a lot of rumours that some sexual molestation happens there. Even some former idols who have quit from JE published their experiences like Kita Koji who published 12 volumes of his diary about the abuse at the agency. Quiting Johnny Jimusho as well is hard to do because the agency's power is big. The agency can make the ex-member of their agency nonexistent in the entertainment business anymore. Kohara Yuhi who quit Johnny Jimusho at year 2000, went to college and works as a salaryman.

Recent Toma
Nowadays Toma is only an ordinary Johnny Jr. with a lack of jobs who did not enter college and even lost his popularity with his smaller Juniors. His friends, like the ex-members of MAIN, have debuted as Arashi and become popular singers. But, he still has his own faith and confidence to continue work in the entertaiment business as a Johnny Jr. He doesn't know the word surrender and faces the cruel reality by himself. He doesn't blame anyone, which many people do, for his current life and he continues on with his life.

Written by Tarina from Jakarta
This story has been submitted by a guest user and does not necessarily represent the views of The My Hero Project or its staff.

toma INFO!!!!

Toma Ikuta (生田 斗真, Ikuta Toma?, born October 7, 1984 in Hokkaidō) is a Japanese talent artist, part of Johnny's Jr. from Johnny's Entertainment Inc.

His family consists of a father, a mother named Hiromi, a younger brother named Ryuusei, and a dog named JAM-chan. His father wanted to name him Ikuta Tamegorou, but his mother changed it to Toma because it was easier to say. He used to be called Toma, Touma, or Toma-chan by his family and friends. Younger juniors in the agency used to call him Toma-san and that morphed to Tomasu. This name was used to be his “trademark” as he hosted a show named Meitantei Tomasu in the Shounen Club program.


* Height: 175cm
* Weight: 58kg
* Birthdate: October 7, 1984
* Birthplace: Noboribetsu, Hokkaidō
* Talent agency: Johnny's Entertainment
* Education: Horikoshi Koukou, Art course (graduated)
* Siblings: A younger brother named Ryuusei
* Horoscope sign: Libra
* Blood type: A
* Hobbies: Listening to music at deafening volume
* Preferred Sport: Soccer (Midfield)
* Favorite Food: Hamburgers, Curry Rice, Hayashi Rice
* Favorite Colors: Black and White
* Favorite Music Artists: X-Japan, GLAY, Mr.Children, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, etc.
* Favorite Actress/Actor: Matsu Takako
* Best Subject: English and Society
* Worst Subject: Mathematics
* Best Friends: Tomohisa Yamashita, Jin Akanishi, Yuu Shirota,Oguri Shun
* Special Skill: Dancing, singing and acting

[edit] Entertainment career

* He used to be in a variety show for kids, then was offered to enter Johnny’s Jimusho (Johnny's Entertainment) at the age of twelve, and started to participate under Johnny's Jr.

* Soon he was grouped with some members of the current J-pop unit, Arashi. Together, they formed a group called M.A.I.N. (which stands for each member’s family name: Matsumoto, Aiba, Ikuta, and Ninomiya).

* After M.A.I.N., Toma was grouped again with a Jr. unit named B.I.G. (Bad Image Generation) along with ten other popular Juniors of that time. This is the time when he met Tomohisa Yamashita (NEWS), or YamaPi, with whom he is still very good friends. Soon, B.I.G. was reduced to just Toma and YamaPi.

* In 2002, upon Tackey & Tsubasa’s graduation from Johnny's Jr., the group 4Tops was formed in order to replace them as leaders. The group consisted of 4 members: Ikuta, YamaPi, Jun Hasegawa and Shunsuke Kazama. Their job was to host Shounen Club and to lead the Johnny's Jr.

* April 2003, NEWS was formed with YamaPi as the leader. This group debuted along with 9 members from Johnny’s Jr. so 4Tops became 3Tops, and not so long after that, they disbanded, and each member started working solo.

* As of June 2006, he became part of an unofficial group within Johnny's Entertainment called "No Border", which also includes YamaPi, Jun Matsumoto, Shingo Murakami (Kanjani8), Atsuhiro Satou (former Hikaru Genji), Koichi Domoto (Kinki Kids), Tatsuya Yamaguchi (TOKIO), and Hideaki Takizawa (Tackey & Tsubasa). It was formed when the 8 members from different JE groups met up for dinner and decided to name themselves "NO BORDER". They are known to interact freely, bypassing the senpai-kouhai relationships normally formed by Johnny's members. There is a 7-part round-robin on their J-webs about the formation of the group. Each member has a specific colour - White, Black, Red, Pink, Purple, Gold, Blue, and Grey. However, who holds which colour is still unknown.

* Ikuta has already participated in numerous performances of Musical Stage Plays. One of his biggest breakthrough was his first leading role in the Shinkansen*NEXUS stageplay "Cat in the Red Boots", as TOMA-sama. Furthermore, it's been decided that in October 2007, he will cast in a new stage play titled, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" which will be held in Osaka and Tokyo.

* Ikuta had his own temporary J-web named Tomagoto (Toma’s words) where he could write his thoughts and experiences, but because it was temporary, it eventually came to an end. However, after a number of fan requests, they continued the series again and it was named “Tomagoto Returns” but read as “Tomagoto Hyper”. Being temporary, it ended last February 28, 2007. He also has a J-web collaboration with Musical Academy called KinToMA (Kindan no Tomagoto) and last June 7, 2007 they decided to continue Tomagoto, under the name "Tomagoto NEO".

* Ikuta also has his own corner on Wink Up Magazine titled “Ikuta Toma no Ikita Kotoba”. On this corner he used to talk about “heart touching” things, and he often writes about his mom. He still lives with his parents.

[edit] TV dramas

* Hanazakari No Kimitachi E ~Ikemen Paradise~ (July 2007 - September 2007)
* Hana Yori Dango II (Returns) (Episode 1) (January 2007)
* Akihabara@DEEP (June - August 2006)
* Asuka E, Soshite Mada Minu Ko E (October 2005)
* Dekabeya, Police Story
* Gekidan Engimono (Otoko no Yume) (2006)
* Hito Ni Yasashiku (Be Nice to People)(Episode 5) (2002)
* Neverland (2001)
* Kinou Wa Tomo Kyou no Teki
* Bouken Kazoku
* Engimono – America (2002)
* Aguri (1997)
* Kowai No Nichiyoubi
* Shijou Saiyaku no Date (Worst Date) – Episode Chocolate Valentine
* Love & Peace
* Nekketsu Renaidou
* Kinyou Jidai Geki
* Gekidan Engimono – Nemureru Mori No Shitai
* Psycho-meter EIJI2 (Episode 5)(1999)
* J-Ke No Hanran
* Tuesday Suspense Drama
* Gozen 3Ji no Rooster

[edit] Musicals

* The Two Gentlemen of Verona - October 2007
* Cat in the Red Boots (Shinkansen*NEXUS volume 2) (2006)
* AZUMI RETURNS (Azumi 2) (2006)
* AZUMI on STAGE (2005)
* West Side Story 2005 (Arashi version)
* West Side Story 2004 (Shonentai version)
* Mama Loves Mambo III
* Edogah-san Yukuefumei
* Vacation (Shonentai Playzone 2003)
* SHOCK is Real Shock
* Another (Kansai Jr.2002 version)
* Susanoo
* SHOCK is Millenium SHOCK
* Stand By Me

[edit] Trivia

1. Ikuta was the one who came up with the name NO BORDER.
2. He is a huge fan of Backstreet Boys. He even begged Music Station’s staff to let him in the studio to watch Backstreet Boys rehearse.
3. He loves to collect sunglasses and sneakers. Currently, he has about fifteen pairs of sneakers, and a cabinet full of his sunglasses collection. He also collects soccer uniforms and various toy figures like Gundam, Spider-Man, and Star Wars.
4. His ideal dream date is to drive at night to a hill top with his girlfriend and watch a city view from there. He and Yamashita Tomohisa attempted this together on one occasion, only to find they were the only non-couple there. They proceeded to shine flashlights at the other cars with couples in them, and both concluded that it wasn't too much fun to do with a friend.
5. He used to call his mother “Okaa-chan” when he was little, but after being teased by M.A.I.N’s members, he called her “Okaa-san”.
6. Touma is also a fan of X Japan, especially of popular guitarist Hideto Matsumoto. He once talked on the phone with Subaru Shibutani (Kanjani8) for an hour, just discussing X-Japan. He and his younger brother Ryuusei are fans of GLAY and they attend every single concert during his spare time.
7. He is a big fan of rock music. He often listens to Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
8. Touma is right handed.
9. He looks up to Ken Miyake (V6). Toma even made an imitation of Miyake's voice in one of his appearances in Kanjani8's radio show, Reccomen.
10. He and Shun Oguri had to kiss 12 times for the drama, Hanazakari No Kimitachi E. Oguri said that Toma's lips were very soft and it was actually the first time he encountered such lips.
11. He and Oguri were the ones who came up with the nickname Horikittie for Maki Horikita who they acted together on Hanazakari no Kimitachi E.
12. He guested twice in Maki Horikita's occasional radio variety show in July. He told her that mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness overcame him during the two sessions because it's his first time having an in-depth and happy one-on-one conversation with a girl. However, he added that he was rather happy that he experienced it first with Maki, who was mutually glad to have him as a guest.
13. He and Eiji Wentz used to be in a kids band together, but when they got an offer to enter Johnny's, only Toma accepted.



Name: Toma Ikuta

Birthday: 1984.10.07

Birthplace: Hokkaido

Constellation: Libra

Blood Type: A

Hieght: 171cm

Weight: 53kg

Shoe size: 27cm

Date enter Johnny's : 1996.02 14

**Data from Meikan Vol.12




* Name: ???? (Ikuta Toma)
* Birthdate: October 7, 1984
* Birthplace: Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
* Blood type: A
* Height: 175cm
* Weight: 58kg
* Family: Mother, Father, Younger brother (Ryuusei)
* Talent agency: Johnny's Entertainment
* Education: Horikoshi Koukou, Art (graduated)
* Horoscope sign: Libra
* Hobbies: Listening to music at deafening volume
* Best Friends: Tomohisa Yamashita (NEWS), Jin Akanishi (KAT-TUN)
* Preferred Sport: Soccer (Midfield)
* Favorite Food: Hamburgers, Curry Rice, Hayashi Rice
* Favorite Colors: Black and White
* Favorite Music Artists: X-Japan, GLAY, Mr.Children, Metallica, Guns N Roses, etc.
* Favorite Actress/Actor: Matsu Takako
* Best Subject: English and Society
* Worst Subject: Mathematics
* Special Skill: Dancing, singing and acting



Here are a list of all the dramas he has ever played in. Certain dramas are linked to a summary, giving you more information about the drama and Ikuta-kun's character.

-Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007)
-Hana Yori Dango II (Returns) Episode One (2007)
-Akihabara@DEEP (2006)
-Asuka E, Soshite Mada Minu Ko E (2005)
-Dekabeya, Police Story
Gekidan Engimono [Otoko no Yume] (2006)
-Hito Ni Yasashiku (Be Nice to People) Episode 5 (2002)
-Neverland (2001)
-Kinou Wa Tomo Kyou no Teki
-Bouken Kazoku
-Engimono – America (2002)

-Aguri (1997)
-Kowai No Nichiyoubi
-Shijou Saiyaku no Date (Worst Date) Episode Chocolate Valentine
-Love & Peace
-Nekketsu Renaidou
-NHK Kinyou Jidai Geki
-Gekidan Engimono – Nemureru Mori No Shitai
-Psycho-meter EIJI2 Episode 5 (1999)
-J-Ke No Hanran
-Tuesday Suspense Drama
-Gozen 3Ji no Rooster


Musicals/Stage Plays

Here are a list of all the musicals he has performed in.

-The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2007)
-Cat in the Red Boots (2006)
-AZUMI RETURNS (Azumi 2) (2006)
-AZUMI (2005)
-West Side Story Arashi version (2005)
-West Side Story Shonentai version (2004)
-Mama Loves Mambo III

-Edogah-san Yukuefumei
-Vacation (Shonentai Playzone 2003)
-SHOCK is Real Shock
-Another (Kansai Jr. version) (2002)
-SHOCK is Millenium SHOCK
-Stand By Me