(be4 i start this post, i want to say real quick, to all those wonderful people that come 2 this blog often:
Domo arigatou gozaimasu! Merci boucoup! 多謝 (dòjeh)! 謝謝 (sheh sheh)! Gracias! Danke shoen!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!! =) YOU ROCK!! =D
but i have a favor 2 ask of u all:
*** COULD U PLS REMEMBER, EACH TIME U COME HERE, ALSO GO TO THE DEAR TOMA... BLOG? (or LINK to it from your blog/other sites)
even if u don't have anything 2 write 2 toma...cuz each day, i often get less than 10 hits to that blog. it'd be cool if we could raise the # of visits there so that it'd get moved up in search engines and more toma fans could find it....post more messages to toma....more traffic....more chances of toma finding the blog. ^__^ also, it's fun 2 read messages for toma from his fans...lots of them write the cutest/funniest messages!! hehe.***
i'd be really grateful if u all could help me!! ~_~
i checked the cluster map...i actually counted the big dots and i see that:
[and i'll just assume u all will keep coming here. =)]
86 ppl come here a lot! (10-99 visits)
17 ppl come regularly (100-999 visits)
2 ppl come daily or more (1,000+ visits!!!)
(THANKS 4 COMING SO MUCH, EVEN A LOT MORE THAN ME!!
I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!! I SEND LOTS OF LOVE ♥♥♥ TO YOU TWO!! ~_~)
so that means if even just 1/3 of u all go to the Dear Toma... blog each day, then i'll get around 40 hits a day there...pretty good!! =) though i usually get around 60-70 hits a day at this Toma Love! blog.
anyway, it'd be awesome if u could help me out! thanks in advance!!)
OK, ON WITH THE POST!
[pic credit: baidu]
[news credit: http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=533533&st=0&gopid=5134799&#entry5134799]
Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Ikuta voted Best Supporting Actor,
Wednesday April 30, 2008 Japan
[posted by meoinkie2]
On Wednesday, Nikkan Sports revealed the winner of the Best Supporting Actor prize in its 11th Drama Grand Prix. Following up on the previous day's announcement of Maki Horikita as Best Actress, the drama series "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e" found its second winner in Toma Ikuta, who had his breakthrough role as Shuichi Nakatsu.
Ikuta has been gaining in popularity since that drama. Last season, he co-starred with Riko Narumi in the high-profile adaptation of the hit manga "Honey and Clover."
.................... HURRAY 4 TOMA!!!
YEAH!!!!! HE'S THE REASON I WATCHED HANA KIMI & THE MAIN REASON
WHY I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!! gogogo TOMA!!!!
btw, this award is voted on by magazine readers (mostly female, in their twenties), more info about it here:
[EDIT: SORRY, ANY1 THAT SAW THE 3 PICS OF THE GIRL SAYING DON'T STEAL PICS FROM AF! IT WAS JUST 3 EMOTICONS THAT I COPY AND PASTED HERE, THAT WENT WITH MY MESSAGE THAT I POSTED THERE CONGRATULATING TOMA! geez. ok, i've deleted them!]
speaking of hana kimi, the special (they're done filming, but dunno when it'll air)... i posted news about it be4, but it was a little confusing. i read from the AF toma thread more details about the special, also fans have been posting up some pics from the filming of the special! =)
[posted by shintaseth03, all credits to teacup79@lj]:
Hanakimi SP fuji announcement
This is FujiTV's popular series "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e~Ikemen Paradise" SP report. (The broadcasting time has not been set.) As a youthful drama set in a boy's school, Horikita Maki experienced her first time role as a boy and all the male actors were deemed "handsome men," including Oguri Shun and Ikuta Toma, amongst other hot actors.
The story is set half a year after Ashiya Mizuki (Horikita) left Osaka Gakuen due to her identity exposure. The school is hosting a Valentine's Day event. In the interim, Sano (Oguri) and Nakatsu (Ikuta) recollect the last week of vacation that they spent with Mizuki. The story expands on this blank week. It will also explore Mizuki and Sano's love.
Having once again cut her hair, Horikita, who is challenging the role of Mizuki, said, "Although I felt nervous about whether or not I can find Mizuki's spirit again, this feeling evaporated after my hair cut. I will work hard at portraying the lively Mizuki again."
Oguri said, "I will once again act as a high school student, and I will utilize skills that had not been exposed in the series. I will work hard!"
Ikuta confidently exclaimed, "I was certain that I would meet this cast again. After the series ended, I was very happy to find all the actors lively. Because I experienced a lot of excitement in this drama, I can't wait to see everyone again and reaffirm the experience we have all gained from acting together. This show will be a holiday! When it airs, please join in on the Ikemen Holiday. I'm waiting for you, Baby!"
^_^ i love how toma was so excited about being Nakatsu/being in the hana kimi world/ikemen paradise again!! hehe. his love 4 this character reminds me of johnny depp's love for his captain jack character from the Pirates movies.
oh, i got the pic above from the AF toma gallery. u should check it out, AF toma fans started uploading a lot of tomalicious pics there recently, so there's around 10 pages of toma cuteness 4 u 2 see here: http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=thumbs&aid=3311