[**** SOME PICS OF TOMA POSTED, GO TO THE LINK 2 SEE!***]
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
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
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
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
he plays in musicals?? any chance you know a site where i can view them? :)
July 7, 2007 3:52 AM
it's nice to meet another Toma fan like you.
let's continue supporting him all the way! :)
July 31, 2007 10:01 AM
I'm gonna support Tomasu all the way!
August 2, 2007 12:23 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
[**** SOME PICS OF TOMA POSTED, GO TO THE LINK 2 SEE!***]
by Tarina from Jakarta
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.
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.