Sunday, June 29, 2008

♥ toma shares his thoughts and feelings with fans through his blog. ~_~


double_hearts.gif toma-ism #15:
toma-kun...i'm overwhelmed by your amazing beauty!

heart_quotes.gif toma-ism #16:
toma-kun..."Ah~ he's seriously cool~!"
(toma's description of a rock star whose music he loves!)


[i forgot the toma-ism last post, so there's 2 for this one! =P]


[oh, here's another nice recent magazine scan of toma from this same gallery! haha. hungry/hyper toma!]

wow...i am completely behind on keeping up to date with toma's stuff,
and i already was kinda behind before!! (sigh!) computer problems, u see...
but at least after everything that happened my computer is now faster and more efficient.
it will help me speed up the catching up process.
YES!! more power!! urgh urgh urgh !
(Home Improvement's tool man's grunts. haha...HI fans will understand. they air it so much on Nick at Nite here!!)

anyway...i wanted 2 post about toma's blog for the longest time,
eversince i finished reading all his older blog posts at Enthralling months ago,
when the weather was actually still cold...it seems so far away, now that time!! =(
(i HATE HOT WEATHER!!)
but things kept getting in the way.
finally, now i can post.
it's been a long time coming!!



[original pic @http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomacollection17/2147968265/]

so many celebrities these days have a blog where they share their thoughts with fans, and toma is one of these ppl. =) but what makes toma's TOMAGOTO (TOMA'S WORDS) cellphone blog special (besides it being messages he writes on his cellphone and only certain ppl that pay for the service will receive the text messages...wait, do other japanese artists have this kinda blog? i dunno...4.4.2009 edit: TURNS OUT, MOST JAPANESE CELEBRITIES HAVE THIS KINDA BLOG, CUZ EVERY1 LOVES TEXTING/SMS-ing in Japan. haha...and love their cellphones (keitai).) is that he doesn't only write about his work schedule, like most other celebrities. he often shares his feelings about a certain project he's working on, or about his co-stars, or even his lunch that day! haha. that's what makes his blogs so fun to read. sometimes, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how personal his posts can get...though i can't give u a specific example right now...but it would probably be the times he talks about his sad feelings when a drama ends or how happy he is when he's with his friends...

but a lot of times, toma's posts can be totally random and pointless, as he has said himself, sometimes! haha. but that's what's also makes it cool...sometimes he'll just be talking about the weather, but it makes u feel "he's just a regular guy, really...he talks about things that i talk about, too!" haha. sometimes he'll ramble on about something and it'll take him a while 2 get to the point, if there IS one. haha! it reminds me of ellen D's comedy, she often takes forever to get to the point, but on purpose, and in a funny way!

if u read a lot of his blog posts, u'll notice that he often talks about these things/does these things:

-food/friends/weather/rehearsals
-asks and answers his own questions. =P
-"talks" to fans/ppl reading it (such as reminding them 2 keep warm when the weather's cold! and don't catch a cold. awww. ~_~ i know lots of other celebs that also do this, but still!! ♥♥♥!!!)
-refers 2 himself in the 3rd person
-talks about inanimate objects as if they were people. =)
-talks about what other ppl think about his blog. =)
-writes about his FEELINGS/personal stuff
-all things that come 2 his mind/talks about nothing =P

it's really amazing how toma can be cute on so many different levels!~
of course, he looks cute. but so is his personality, his voice, the way he writes!! lol.
let's just say, if kids say the darndest things, then toma says the cutest things! he says the funniest things, too!
haha.

some really cute/funny/random things he's talked about that i can remember:

-forgot his wallet
-doesn't need 2 be rich, just wants 2 make enough $$ 2 buy dvds/cds all the time! ^_^
-ikuta toma's back, Alright! xD
(remember the "backstreet's back, alright!" in a backstreet boys song?)
-his muscles r singing a song?! 0_o (he was tired from filming for the hana kimi special)
-watching the sunset ~_~
-wants 2 clean his room but keeps procrastinating
-thanking a fish-kun for his delicious sushi lunch (or was it dinner?)
~_~

i dunno exactly when he started having this jweb --tomagoto (toma's words), but maybe it was in 2005 or 2006? at least that's how far back the translations get, at Enthralling. it used to be temporary, only lasting for maybe almost a year, then it would end. but starting 2008, it's become PERMANENT!! so we can always know what's going on in his life straight from toma's words! *__*

...toma also used to have his own corner on Wink Up Magazine titled “Ikuta Toma no Ikita Kotoba” (Toma Ikuta's Words to Live By). On this corner he used to talk about “heart-felt” things, and he often writes about his mom. "On this corner he writes a one-page essay about things that interest him, as well as his daily experiences. Included in the page are pictures taken from his own camera." (this info from his current wikipedia page) Don't know when he started writing for this corner again, but now each month there's a new one.
and TFS translates them!! i didn't know about this till recently! haha. i told u i was behind on toma stuff! in these, he writes quite a lot about what's going on in his life and also shares nice pics of himself or scenary that he took himserlf. u can find them here at TFS's LJ: http://community.livejournal.com/tomalicious_frm/

u can read a lot of toma's recent/old tomagoto posts translated at Enthralling (more recent ones at the main page and the older posts @ Archive, then Tomagoto series. i've read them all! heehee.) and the 2007-most recent posts at this section of Tomalicious. (but u have to register there first and i think u have to have at least 50 posts to access this section. well, start posting a lot, but remember, don't spam!)


[4.5.2009 edit:
unfortunately, Enthralling was closed by the owner, but u can still read most of the recent/old tomagoto posts here:
http://www.tomalicious.com/
or
http://v6fan-in-jp.livejournal.com/tag/toma+ikuta
[often updated with the most recent entries!!]
or
http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/tag/jweb

u need to register first at tomalicious, then u can access the Translations section. for livejournal, some posts are locked, so you should register at livejournal (https://www.livejournal.com/create.bml) and then join this ikuta_toma group (http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/) to make sure u can see all the posts. (registration is free at both places!)

***Tomalicious is the better place to go, cuz they've got a lot of his posts, they're nicely organized and in order, and the translations are very correct and easy to read.***
BUT at livejournal (last link above), there's MANY different translators, and they vary in the quality of translation. and there's so many new/recent/old tomagoto posts there, not in order, might be hard 4 u to look thru them all...]


of course, without toma fans that so kindly provide translations of his posts, it would be impossible 4 me and other non-japanese speaking/reading, overseas toma fans, to read toma's messages at all! A HUGE THANK YOU to all the toma fans that translate it into english and post it up for us, or else many fans and i would have no access to, nor be able 2 understand what he's saying! but since i'm not japanese/can't speak japanese, i am still often confused when i don't understand the words toma uses or don't know the ppl/bands/shows he's talking about. haha... have 2 look them up online.

oh, here's a screencap of one of toma's old blog posts that i got from Enthralling. they didn't say i can't re-post it anywhere, so i hope it's ok. just to show u, that toma often ends his posts with a Ciao and double-hearts or a heart. =) and his posts often have various emoticons in it. =)

whew! this was a lot longer than i thought it would be.
thanks 4 reading!
and remember 2 start reading toma's blog if u haven't!!
it's the best way to keep up with all the things going on in his life and know what he's been thinking about lately. ~_~

as toma would say,

Ciao. double_hearts.gif
kate`*

Saturday, June 28, 2008

NEW PLATIAL IKUTA TOMA FAN MAP! but....


[this is my profile pic there, as Kate n, and it's miriam yeung. hehe.
i love miriam!! =P]

http://platial.com/mapv/200545
AT LONG LAST...FINALLY...IT'S UP. but it's still in the testing stage, so it's got some problems...at first a lot of the pics from the original frappr map showed up, but after i edited the map style, suddenly they all disappeared! i've contacted tracy 2 ask 4 help...hopefully she can fix it.
i don't see a way 4 u to join right now...no "add" button is there now! haha....

just want 2 show u how it looks now...
i don't think u have 2 join platial.com to join the map...
it should be the same as the way u joined the frappr map.

P.S. yesss!! i see more ppl coming here these days.
PLEASE ALSO GO TO THE Dear Toma... blog!
thank you, thank you! ~_~
i will really try 2 update ASAP.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL AT TFS!

[i'll let the comic genius conan o'brien express my thoughts here. hehe. 1) TFS is the best. 2) THANK YOU! 3) TFS! SALUTE!! ]

heart_quotes.gif toma-ism #14:
toma-kun...The love is in your eyes.
(lyrics from a jocie guo song)

http://community.livejournal.com/tomalicious_frm/
[they've got the translation for the hana kimi special from last year translated!! hurry, go download now!!! ~_~]

i've gotta say, TFS is the 2nd best LJ about toma!! i really am amazed at the incredible dedication of all the translators, encoders, uploaders, etc. there!!! they really put a lot of time into doing all the work that results in translated toma media 4 us! and they provide all this FREE. i mean, fans providing scans, video clips, translated news, is nothing new. but the continuous new translated material they share with fans....that they MAKE for fans (very well done, and very detailed!!) interviews/blog posts/video clips about toma!!!!!!! all the TFS staff, they're truly very admirable and i'm really proud of them and all the work they do is truly appreciated and makes us overseas toma fans VERY HAPPY!

so, i want to SALUTE them here.
I SALUTE YOU!!!
ALL THE GENEROUS, BRILLIANT, SUPER COOL, HARD-WORKING, AND IN GENERAL, VERY AWESOME PEOPLE AT TOMALICIOUS FANSUBS!!!
Please continue doing what you do, WE SUPPORT YOU!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
and for sure i will keep coming back for more. =)
i love seeing more of toma and learning more about toma in this way!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL AT TFS!!!!!

p.s. i hope u like the new bgm. it's hiromi (yue mei)'s song from last year...remember how i said it'd be cool if she and toma were a couple HERE? watch her in these 2 videos!

Tohoku Travel Blog montage #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aLfl1MyFik

Summer Snow MV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzKFrPGragM



toma wants to get married at 30, wants kids, really likes matsu takako, & MORE RANDOM FACTS

double_hearts.gif toma-ism #13:
toma-kun...is love!

[was testing out a photos program and i made this...hehe. ]

I GUESSED RIGHT!!!

1. toma wants to have kids!
(remember my very detailed, imaginative post about why toma and i can't be together HERE. lol!)

2. he wants to get married when he's 30
(or be4 30? depends on the which translation you think is correct...)

[got this info from the translation of the Recomen radio show that TFS provided here.
http://community.livejournal.com/tomalicious_frm/8343.html#cutid1
the start, when toma says "wait, you 2 are not alone"!!! unbelievably TOMADORABLE!! ~_~ ]


and the same show's translation, but in full, and only in written form
(though not as detailed and might not be as correct as TFS's version) here:
http://ttthhbbbtt.livejournal.com/1811.html?view=360467#t360467
(many thanks to ttthhbbbtt!!)


3. toma uses a mac!
(got the info from his cellphone blog post here: http://aggascha.livejournal.com/8555.html)

4. he really likes matsu takako!
(got this info from an old tv interview TFS translated...uh, u can find it at TFS! i downloaded it a long while back...i think it was one of the first tv interviews translated by TFS, if that helps....
http://community.livejournal.com/tomalicious_frm/ )


5. Feb.14, 1996 was the day Toma-chan officially debuted as a Johnny Jr kana..
[info from http://bborn.livejournal.com/8085.html#cutid1, thanks 2 bborn 4 the Endless Shock 2007 recap!! now i know why koichi's character died and know more about the plot.]

6. toma was a police chief for 1 day!
7. toma knows how to play the guitar, and he spent around 9 years learning/playing!
8. toma likes a girl with a nice smile. =)
9. toma thinks his best feature is his butt. =P
(lol! i've heard from other fans or read somewhere about this)
[info from http://ttthhbbbtt.livejournal.com/1811.html?view=360467#t360467]


..........................................................watch this! (i've been going through the toma LJ archive recently...i'll share with you any particularly special toma stuff that i find!):
http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/21817.html#cutid1
description: This time I'm sharing a clip I downloaded recently from baidu..
It's about chibi Toma, Yamapi, and Hasejun making a radio show I think.. super cute!
(thanks to L4E!)


READ this scanlation: how to make toma love you in 10 days! <3 <3

heart_quotes.gif toma-ism #12:

toma-kun...

You're one in a million
You're once in a lifetime...

I've been looking for that special one
And I've been searching for someone to give my love
And when I thought that all the hope was gone
A smile, there you were and I was gone...

You're the one, the one for me.

(Bosson's One in a Million lyrics)

[random toma pic-- from 1 of those galleries i talked about earlier----toma looks so cute, cozy, and comfortable! ~_~]

[random pic again-- clearer shot of THAT KISS from azumi returns!!! credit: in the pic! =)]

U HAVE TO READ THIS SCANLATION (scanned magazine article with the english translation added to it 4 your convenience! hehe.) !!!! more clues about the kinda girl toma likes. i love the title!! *_* i bet a lot of magazines to interview toma...they'll have no problem selling them, with toma's lovely images on the cover/inside them!! ah....i want 2 buy a magazine with toma's interview in it!!! maybe i can try checking at yesasia sometime...but it's so expensive. =/

http://kll-tcs.livejournal.com/1448.html?view=9128#t9128
Scanlation: Popolo 05'08
(THANKS TO KLL!
and yes, kate_firefly is meeeeeeee!
i found those songs. ^_^ )

................

(my comment there):

ah~ toma...

why can't u have crazy high standards when it comes 2 girls u like?! seems like besides specifically wanting a girlf that can cook/tolerate your being busy a lot (he talked about this in a different interview), u could like any average girl!!! makes us fans crazy, reading things like this... thinking "I COULD BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND, TOMA! IF ONLY I KNEW U, U wOULD LIKE ME!!" =P hahaha. serioiusly though, i can't imagine how toma could possibly find a girl as cute as him...tomaki would be cool though!

I'M FREAKIN' OUT! I AM FREAKING OUT!!!

sigh!
can't believe it...so unbelievably unlucky,
more computer problems.
but i should be able 2 update tomorrow (today),
even if the problem can't be fixed then....


i'll be back soon.

that's all,
kate`*


Monday, June 23, 2008

sorry...experiencing technical difficulties

hi all!

sorry, i really wanted to post new stuff up (especially what i thought of the end of h&c), but it's been mad hot here lately, and so my computer has been having problems. but with the help of my 2 brothers' computer expertise and some cool (literally!!) new hardware, everything should be working again and definitely much better than be4 by tomorrow! whew!! =)

at least i see the frappr fan map is showing up correctly now. no more gray images covering everything. but i still haven't heard back from frappr or platial ppl about getting it updated to the better platial style maps. geez.
i'll probably just have to sign up for a new platial map and start all over. hopefully many many toma fans that joined the frappr map will join this new map, too!

...so, pls be patient and check back here later.
yappari it's summer...u should go out 2 the beach or something...have fun, stay cool!!


P.S.
i am serious when i say no rude messages at the
Dear Toma... cbox!!
i have deleted that very rude comment and banned this person.
i hope i will not have this problem again! (sigh!)
i've got enough problems as it is.

P.P.S.
pls know that if i'm not updating as often as usual,

I'VE ALWAYS GOT A GOOD REASON for doing so!
so pls, no complaining that i'm not updating fast enough!
and it's not like anyone is paying me to update this blog, for pete's sake!
THIS IS FREE!!. i spend time updating this blog cuz i WANT to share my thoughts about toma or share info/news/pics/video,etc. about toma with all toma fans. but i don't NEED to. i'll update it whenever i can or whenever i want to.
it's MY BLOG!!



Tuesday, June 17, 2008

FIREFOX 3'S DOWNLOAD DAY 2008!!! / hana kimi's HK ratings update

hi all!

this is just a quick post, so no toma-ism.


:cool: PLS HELP FIREFOX SET A Guinness World Record *TODAY* for the most software downloads in 24 hrs!!
DOWNLOAD FIREFOX 3 TODAY:
http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/
I
:heart: FIREFOX!!

but though it's been available for around 2.5 hours now, i still haven't been able 2 dload! haha. too much traffic, can't access it most of the time! the times i WAS able to access, it led to a page that lets u dload Firefox 2, not 3!

anyway, KEEP CHECKING BACK if u can't access the site or if it only lets u dload the 2. u want to download the 3!

......Ratings for the episode 7, "suddenly in bed", of the cantonese dubbed hana kimi was 13% for the past sunday, 6.15.08... it was 14 the previous sunday. =/ this is compared to the 14.7% when it originally aired in japan on 8.14.07. i was hoping it'd be 15 or 16!! oh well...maybe cuz it was father's day, ppl were out celebrating with their fathers and that made the ratings decrease. i hope that was the reason...
COME ON, HIGHER RATINGS NEXT WEEK!!!

[pic on the right: another random toma pic from baidu. heehee. ~_~ ]

p.s.

i've noticed that the frappr fans map is really messed up for a long while now! =/
i dunno what's going on, but after waiting so long and it still hasn't been fixed, i emailed frappr and platial today 2 ask for help. i hope they'll respond soon and can get the map fixed! geez...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

toma's Maou pics/video clips

[i saw this pic at the baidu gallery link i posted earlier, and it's funny how his hair and his facial expression is almost exactly like on the Maou poster! haha. i think this pic was taken a couple years ago?]

double_hearts.gif toma-ism #11:
toma-kun...I only love him.
(jocie guo's song title)

(thanks, onigir1!)
http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/205455.html?view=1194639#t1194639
Maou promotional pictures

.................................

(thanks, Careline18!)

more Maou photoshoot clips!

Watch here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fA2WsnQ0UMw&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mmS7hWB_mps

...........................

(thanks, rie-chan!)

http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/202581.html
Maou Article, with pics of the cast
.................


KEEP CHECKING THE TOMA LJ FOR MAOU UPDATES!
IN GENERAL, U CAN FIND TONS OF COOL TOMA MEDIA/NEWS THERE.
I TRY 2 GO THERE OFTEN AND I'LL POST LINKS 2 THE REALLY COOL TOMA STUFF 2 SHARE WITH EVERYONE HERE SOMETIMES...
BUT IF U CAN, GO THERE DAILY, AND YOU'LL DEFINITELY GET THE LATEST TOMA NEWS/PICS/VIDEO CLIPS/etc.etc.!
IT'S GOT TO BE THE BEST TOMA SITE IN ENGLISH!!! ^__^

Saturday, June 14, 2008

toma talks about the AZUMI kiss! / BIG TOBACCO says: THANK YOU FOR SMOKING! x__x


heart_quotes.gif
toma-ism #10:
toma-kun...So heartbreakingly beautiful.

(translated lyrics of a jay chou song)

the days have been getting longer...

the weather is getting warmer...
summer is almost here!

[pic from a toma fan's animated avatar. sorry, i forgot who, but it was probably some1 at the Tomalicious forum.]

actually, i've never liked summer,
cuz i love cool/cold weather and can't stand HOT weather.
but since i discovered toma-kun and the japan hana kimi ~ikemen paradise~ last summer, i like summer more now. =)

anyway...on with this post!


u probably already know about toma's kiss in the stage play Azumi Returns from 2006, but have u heard toma talking about it? some1 at the AF toma thread said toma bragged about it to the other JE boys, saying it's a real kiss...a long kiss. haha...

but i've noticed something.
seems like toma's always BEING kissed...and mostly by other JE guys, too (on the cheek). lol... when he was little.
of all the pics/scenes i've seen him in a kiss, it's always others kissing him. haha!
(except his almost kisses with maki in hana kimi, of course.)
check his screencaps/pics, u'll notice that! maybe it's cuz toma's just so darn loveable/adorable, they can't help themselves!! haha.

COME ON, SOMEONE LET TOMA KISS A GIRL ALREADY!!
(i mean, on-screen.
i'm sure in real life, toma's kissed girls before ne! toma's past girlfriends, that is. or even his current secret girlfriend. =P who knows.)


http://youtube.com/watch?v=jVwb7p9C7Wo
well, i found this video clip of them interviewing the Azumi cast, and toma talks about the kiss! haha.
here's the translation of the part where he talks about the kiss, below.

BUT U SHOULD READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW'S TRANSLATION HERE:

http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=289753&st=480
[near the end of that page, in bold black text, THANKS A TON, ULTRA VIOLET, FOR THE TRANSLATION!!]


haha, somehow i knew they would say that the kiss is no big deal.
if they kiss so much each night, sure it'd lose any special feeling!
but still...of course...i'm quite jealous of her!!!

HOST to Toma: This time there is also a kiss scene.

TOMA (laughing): Yes
TOMA looks to Meisa: What do you think?

MEISA (confused): Huh? What do I think?

TOMA (answering the question): How to say it? Umm, there is everytime (a kiss scene).

HOST: Do you really kiss? Everytime?

TOMA: Yes

HOST: Oh, just wanted to clarify that.

HOST: Does Hasejun have any kiss scenes?

HASEJUN: No I don't.

HOST:Will you be looking forward to future kiss scenes?

HASEJUN: Yes, but I'm most looking forward to scenes without flying.

HOST to Toma: How does the kiss feel?

TOMA: Actually, including rehearsal, we would have kissed ten or more times. I am really sorry.

HOST: You don't have to say that.

HOST to Meisa: What about Meisa?

MEISA: Because my state of mind and all my energy is already under pressure, I don't have time to think about anything else

HOST: You're energy level is ok?

MEISA: Yes, ok

TOMA (chips in cheerfully): That is a very straightforward answer.


.......................................................................................
BIG TOBACCO says:
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING!
x__x


SMOKERS: R U WILLING 2 DIE
SO TOBACCO GIANTS CAN PROFIT?!

[PLEASE DON'T STOP,
PLS FINISH READING THIS POST!
it won't take long, and it could CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
THANK YOU!! =)

.....IF U R A NON-SMOKER,
pls also read this and share the information
with smokers u know, help them QUIT!
feel free 2 copy and paste all this 2 your site/email it 2 ppl u know!

*** APOLOGIES in advance 4 assuming that the reader, you, is a smoker,
but it's just easier 2 write it this way.
i'm not saying that toma's fans R likely to be smokers! ***

-kate`*]


though it's none of my business if u smoke or not,
but i still want 2 try convincing ppl not to smoke,
for your health and the health of ppl you know,
for you to start living and stop dying.
you'll thank me later. i hope.

[STOP KILLING YOURSELVES
& STOP KILLING OTHERS,
THROUGH 2ND HAND SMOKE!!!]


...i know that toma smokes. and that lots of ppl in japan smoke.
i dunno for how long he's been smoking, but i hope he'll quit in the future.
only recently has the japanese government tried 2 get ppl 2 stop smoking because of the medical costs of treating diseases that smoking causes.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE,
YOU CAN QUIT SMOKING! =)

"BIG TOBACCO has jacked me for my money and my health
and now it is time to fight back." -what a young asian celebrity had to say
about his decision to quit smoking

READ THESE VERY HELPFUL ARTICLES THAT TALK ABOUT WHY YOU CAN/SHOULD QUIT,
AND THE BENEFITS IF YOU QUIT NOW.

http://www.uncommon-knowledge.co.uk/articles/uncommon-hypnosis/stop-smoking-hypnosis.html
[PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS 4 SMOKING THAT U DON'T REALIZE!! and why u CAN quit.]
http://www.healthbolt.net/2006/07/19/what-happens-to-your-body-if-you-stop-smoking-right-now
[HOW YOUR HEALTH COULD BECOME BETTER ALMOST INSTANTLY AFTER QUITTING]
---------
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080309115638AA4uIvX
answers to the question: What is the best way to stop smoking?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071206041858AAfTr5a&show=7
answers to the question: Anyone know N Easy way to stop smoking?
------------------
IF U WANT TO QUIT NOW,
PLEASE go buy this book, THE EASY WAY TO STOP SMOKING.

"A blockbuster in 20 languages for 20 years...
The most popular book ever published on the subject."

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Easy-Way-to-Stop-Smoking/Allen-Carr/e/9781402718618
[info about this best-selling book]

READ SOME OF IT HERE.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

cool toma/hana kimi/nakatsu+mizuki fanmade MVs!


double_hearts.gif toma-ism #9:
toma-kun...
THE CUTEST BOY ON EARTH!
and maybe we can include the rest of the solar system too!
(How about just say he's THE CUTEST BOY IN THE UNIVERSE?? haha!
this is a comment by crazetal at the Toma Ikuta - Sexy Back fanmade MV.)

this is off-topic, but...
i didn't know that there is a yahoo group in japan that uses the name "ikutatomalove"!
well, technically my blog's name is Toma Love!, but still, it's in my url.
i didn't intentionally take your name!
luckily this group is not active anymore, anyhow...i hope they don't mind...
http://groups.yahoo.co.jp/group/ikutatomalove/



the other day, i forgot what i was doing, but i found some really great hana kimi MVs. so i kept searching for more good ones... and of course i want 2 share them with you!
i really still love nakatsu, mizuki, everyone in the crazy / wonderful IKEMAN PARADISE so much!! they'll always have a place in my heart. ~_~
one of the best, most unforgettable dramas i've ever seen.


...so while waiting for the hana kimi SP,
why not watch these and get into hana kimi mode again! =P

you're welcome!!
(***QUICKLY, GO WATCH!
u never know when youtube might delete them!)



...................... CUTE TOMA MVS:


http://kr.truveo.com/AMV-Ikuta-Toma-Dice/id/2733259940
[toma singing at 2008 NY concert! and some cool akihabara@deep clips]

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=YLkU1w97FHg&feature=related
Toma Ikuta - Sexy Back
[still 1 of my fav toma MVs!! so glad it's still here! i've featured it on my kate6002 youtube page for months now. hehe. THIS PROVES TOMA IS WHAT MADE NAKATSU SO INSANELY CUTE AND COOL, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!! TOMA'S SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE!!!! ^_^
(Video can be downloaded here: http://yingvideos.blogspot.com/)

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a COMMENT for this MV that I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH =) :

yes, he is the cutest boy on earth! and maybe we can include the rest of the solar system too! hehehe...hmmm, he really loves that red jacket doesn't he? ^_^
he's such a good dancer, a gazillion times better than matsujun(i saw him dance in another video and he looks so pathetic) on the other hand, toma, is a natural on the dance floor!
-crazetal (1 week ago)


................................................ hana kimi / nakatsu + mizuki MVs:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LqC-H8enpSQ&feature=related
HANA KIMI (Japan) GMA 7 Teaser
[dubbed philippines teaser]

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tXKVf5Mes6k&feature=related
HK(Japan) - Dramarama Episode Recap 4/17/08
[dubbed version shown in the philippines, right be4 the "shall we dance" line. =P
but he didn't do the scream-like funny part that toma did at the end in the original, which was so cute!! ah....lucky i watched the original w/eng. subs. toma's voice cannot be replaced!!!]

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=XUrfaXsNsww
Nakatsu and Mizuki - Girlfriend MV
[MY NEW FAV TOMAKI MV! ~_~ i luv the start, when nakatsu ruffles mizuki's hair!! =P
and am i wrong,
or doesn't TOMA DO AN AMAZING JOB OF SHOWING SHOCK/ATTRACTION/SHYNESS IN THE SCENE WHERE HE SEES HER IN THE SHOWER!! in just around 15 seconds!!
he's shocked! he stares! he looks away! he pauses and keeps glancing back several times! he finally puts back the shampoo and retreats quietly!! ~_~
i think if someone else plays nakatsu, doing all these weird things, i would see him as a real pervert. but somehow, since it's toma, it's really cute!! haha.
LOVE this mv! it's got a lot of special tomaki or toma, maki moments i haven't seen in the other Mvs. awesome editing & scene-picking! though it'd be nicer if it was 1 song instead of 2.]

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mfmaCDm8nj4&feature=related
Just So You Know - Nakatsu x Mizuki
[SHORT BUT NICE!!]


http://youtube.com/watch?v=_QCrrwwXnv0
Swing Swing Hana Kimi MV
[awesome song, awesome MV!]


http://youtube.com/watch?v=vWpATsFa_Mg&feature=related
Tomaki (Perfect Bliss)
[nice!! =) SWEET SONG!
aww, i luv when they were at the beach at night and when he & her were trying 2 get donations!! the way toma looks at her at that tree!!! LOVE!! ]


http://youtube.com/watch?v=X6mMP79yLcU&feature=related

NAKATSU SHUICHI
[toma's monologue scenes! LOL. he's most hilarious when he's talking 2 himself!!]


http://youtube.com/watch?v=X30I-YezYBQ
[Hanazakari no kimitachi e MV, tried to use all the funny moments in Hana Kimi ^^!!]


http://youtube.com/watch?v=L1qYSjmJbl0&feature=related
[Hanakimi Madness Special, FUNNY MOMENTS F/THE hana kimi pre-finale special! + the series.
BUT THEY LEFT OUT THE CUTEST PART, TOMA WINKING AT THE CAMERA!!]

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

too many TOMA PICS!! / update on HK's hana kimi ratings

[1 of the screencaps from the crunchyroll link below! LOL!! toma is so cute as a girl! wish some1 could tell me where 2 watch this video clip! xD]

heeeeeey!


1st of all, i realize a lot of the toma fans (in junior high/high school/college) must be preparing for end of the year final exams now, so i wanna say:
GOOD LUCK!
(hope i'm not too late in saying this! haha. but why would u be here, though, if u R studying like mad right now...haha...anyway, i hope u'll get this message!)

remember 2 be like toma, he always tries his best each day! =)
gambatte ne!!!

( btw, i read just recently that this is toma's fav song, and it makes him happy and gives him energy. i hope it can do the same for all of u!! u can listen to the song here. the person made an MV with images that the song talks about like rainbows and green grass and whatnot.... enjoy!! i have a general idea of what the song means after using Babelfish 2 translate....i think it's something like u should be proud of yourself and keep going cuz u make the world more beautiful (?)
"to you who are trying harder than anyone", by HARCO
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3svjUkMUHg0&feature=related )


2nd of all,
a loud, but FRIENDLY "HELLO!!" *waving* to all the new ppl that just found this blog recently! ^_^
i hope u'll like it here and keep coming back often!


heart_quotes.gif
toma-ism #8:

toma-kun...Your beauty is something I am not worthy of.
(translated lyrics of a jay chou song)

GOOD NEWS, the canto-dubbed hana kimi's ratings in hong kong went back up to 14% (it was at 12% the week be4, and the highest it got was 15) this past sunday! YESSSS! =) i was worried the huge storm going on there would affect the ratings, afraid something would go wrong with the TVs and ppl wouldn't be able 2 watch. haha...

remember, u can check out how the ratings have been like
here
.

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[here's a preview of some of the CUTEST toma pics from the links below.
sorry, it's too small & can't do justice for toma's SUPER CUTENESS,
but it's much faster 4 me 2 show u this way!]

MORE LINKS TO ADOREABLE TOMA PICS, thanks 2 kim!!!


http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-86446/Chibi-Toma-photos.html?pg=1

[BABY, teen, recent toma pics!]

http://image.baidu.com/i?tn=baiduimage&ct=201326592&lm=-1&cl=2&fm=ps&word=ikuta+toma
[mostly wallpapers and photoshopped BIG pics of toma!]

i need 2 quote a person at crunchyroll and say that TOMA is:
"soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo kawaii" -timtamstar

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Toma's got the lead role in the musical: Grease!! / >_< some ppl don't like toma!

heart_quotes.gif toma-ism #7:
toma-kun...
HEART-WARMING =) [when he smiles] / heart-breaking [when he cries] =,(


http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=548655&st=0&gopid=5232321&#entry5232321

Toma Ikuta, Miki Fujimoto in "Grease"
Sat, June 7, 2008 (2:22am EDT)

The hit Broadway musical "Grease" is being performed in Tokyo later this year, and it was announced on Friday that rising actor Toma Ikuta is playing the lead part of Danny Zuko. His supporting cast includes Sayaka Kanda as his girlfriend Sandy, former Morning Musume member Miki Fujimoto as the Pink Ladies leader Rizzo, and Musical Academy member Tomoyuki Yara as Kenickie.

The production opens at the Aoyama Theatre on October 20 and will finish up in Osaka during November.

source: tokyograph
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sugoi!!! =D
toma's in lots of high profile projects, all leading roles!
AWESOME. *__*

though Grease is a kinda corny musical...haha.
but toma's DEFINITELY great at these kinda singing/dancing roles in musicals.

P.S.
i REMEMBERED the toma-ism!

but i had 2 go when i first posted, so couldn't add it till now. ;)

also, i checked back at the link and i saw a person who's not a fan of toma post this:
"not a fan of toma ikuta. i just feel he is too needy-to-be-center-of-attention and a bit metrosexual for me. plus i just don't find him good looking or attractive. sorry toma fans. altho toma can sing."

and it made me think...

u know how toma fans all say WHY ISN'T HE MORE POPULAR FROM EARLIER ON (be4 hana kimi) ?!?!!
HE'S SO UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED/CUTE/CHARMING/etc.etc. !!!!!

well, i guess when it comes to toma, maybe u either LOVE him or u HATE him. =/
he can bring out the extremes in a person...maybe cuz of that...
there's so MANY MANY ppl that love toma, but there must also be a lot of ppl that don't like him, ne?

I AM A HUGE TOMA FAN, but i guess i can understand if ppl don't like him...
though they're REALLY MISSING OUT, IF THEY DON'T SEE HOW CUTE HE IS!!!!
but every1's different and likes different things...

BUT SERIOUSLY,
TOMA..... NOT ATTRACTIVE?!?!?!?!!??!
HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?!?!
lol.
he's cute/attractive like, 99% of time!!
almost 24/7!!! HE'S AMAZING AND VERY NEARLY PERFECT!!



canto dubbed hana kimi's ratings in Hong Kong / some HK toma fansites!

double_hearts.gif toma-ism #6:
Toma-kun... Charm and beauty of which no words could describe!
(this was the title of a news article about a male asian artist, but i can't remember who. haha. sorry.)


so...
i've been curious what the ratings for hana kimi would be once it aired in HK, the dubbed version!
but i kept forgetting 2 look it up until recently. and i can only read very few, basic chinese characters, so i couldn't find anything. THANK GOODNESS, i found Sakura's blog, A5 NEWS idy chan 陳玉蓮新聞, and she posted the Catch Me Now tvb series. She translated the whole ratings report for that week that hana kimi's first episode was aired:

"For prime time shows, first week telecast of "The Silver Chamber of Sorrows 銀樓金粉" averaged at 29 points, down 3 points from last week's series with the same time slot, of about 1.8 million viewers. "Catch Me Now 原來愛上賊" with Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 as the strong fighter, gained 1 point at 32 points average of over 2 million viewers and was at the highest of 34 points. Sunday night's Japanese drama "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Ikemen Paradise 花樣少年少女" dropped 8 points to 15 points average. aTV's "Flaming Butterfly" made only 4 points, down 1 from last week."
(http://a5news.blogspot.com/2008/05/06.html)

so for the first episode, it got 3rd place!
that's pretty good! considering its 10:30pm on sundays time slot!
and it's a dubbed, japanese series!

so i asked Sakura if she could help me get the ratings for the other weeks, and she very kindly and quickly replied, listing the ratings so far:

sakura said...
The HK ratings for "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Ikemen Paradise":
2008/05/04 - 15 points
2008/05/11 - 14 points
2008/05/18 - 15 points
2008/05/25 - 14 points
Average: 14.5 points

[15 points means 15%, so 15% of ppl watching tv were watching hana kimi for the first episode.]

she showed me where 2 check the ratings at the chinese wiki page for hana kimi HERE!
scroll down nearly to the end of the page. you'll see a chart of the ratings so far.
u can compare it with how the ratings were for each episode, in japan! (on the left side)

unfortunately, the ratings R going down....but june 1 was the day that the HUGE, star-studded artistes 512 fundraising concert was going on, so maybe that affected the ratings, though that concert ended at 10pm (but it started at around 2:30pm). all in all, it's doing pretty well, i think! i hope that the ratings will increase and more ppl will become toma fans after watching!! hehe. i have some friends in HK, i've reminded them to try watching! heehee.


.............
some pretty nice HK fans' toma sites!!
but all in chinese!
i think they were all launched in 2008...

http://hk.ikutatoma.net/
http://www.ikutatoma.net/
http://www.ikutatomaclub.com/bbs/

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

VAMPIRE TOMA would be cool!

(pics mostly f/musica031's TATTOOED ON MY MIND toma MV or tomalover's gallery:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomacollection17/)

double_hearts.gif toma-ism #5:
toma-kun...You're too perfect...
I'm afraid of your perfection...
(andy hui's translated to eng. "you're too perfect" song lyrics)

i was looking for pics of the twilight sky at flickr, when i found some for the movie Twilight (a pic from it below) about a vampire guy liking a human girl, and they were saying how the book that it's based on really emphasizes how this guy is really beautiful and his vampire friends are too. i don't think the guy playing that role is THAT cute (he's cho chang's ex-bf in the harry potter movie). he actually looks a little creepy cuz he's so skinny!!

anyway, it made me think of how cool it'd be if toma had a role as a vampire in a drama or movie!! haha. though i don't usually like vampire movies, but toma would make a really COOL and HOT one! haha. a lot of times, for his photoshoots, he already looks vampire-like, cuz he's got that certain evil or scary look sometimes, and when he has that kinda dark makeup on...!! and toma's got this certain intensity that would come in handy 4 this kinda role! edison's the cutest/coolest vampire guy in a movie (twins effect) i've seen, but if toma was a vampire, he'd be so much cuter/cooler!!! (and of course, in real life, toma is SO much COMPLETELY cuter/cooler than edison!)


TOMA LOVE defined / WELCOME new toma fan map members!

heart_quotes.gif toma-ism #4:
toma-kun...the charm coming from confidence is the most attractive.
(miriam yeung quote)



TOMA LOVE ♥:

The love for the TRULY TALENTED & INCREDIBLY CHARMING & CUTE artist who is IKUTA TOMA (生田 斗真)!
Toma love has no boundaries!! girl/guy/young/old/japanese/not japanese
Doesn't matter if you're in japan (or somewhere in Asia) or live as far as germany, brazil, or the USA.

EVERYBODY LOVES TOMA!! ~_~

Toma love exists all over the world and it gives toma fans the energy to keep going and keep supporting toma! It also inspires them to always try their best and brightens their lives!

All you need is (toma) LOVE! ^_^v


............

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS TO THE TOMA FAN MAP!! *__*

=) PLEASE GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO:
girlish_07, chienimaesanchez, sano_sama07 (Philippines), Angel_04_superstar, and syusukefuji07 (Philippines)!

pls go here 2 see new members' pics and messages to toma (just point 2 their pic and u should see their message pop up, if they wrote one.)
http://www.frappr.com/ikutatomafans/photos

news about Maou / 2 cute toma pics

(pic f/ ini's imeem page)
(pic f/musica031's TATTOOED ON MY MIND toma MV)

double_hearts.gif toma-ism #3:
toma-kun...
you're my DAY!DREAM! you know that I've been thinking about you...LATE!LY!
And everytime I look at you
I can't explain how I feel insane, I can't get away
You're my daydream, yeah...
(lyrics from avril lavigne's song "daydream")

http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=545966&st=0&gopid=5215770&#entry5215770
Some "Maou" cast details
Thu, May 29, 2008 (10:55am EDT)
Some "Maou" cast details
Thu, May 29, 2008 (10:55am EDT)


A few more cast members have been formally announced for the TBS drama series "Maou." The show, remade from a 2007 Korean series, was revealed earlier this month, starring Satoshi Ohno as a revenge-seeking lawyer and Toma Ikuta as a detective.
Hitori Gekidan will be playing an elite company president who is also Ikuta's older brother. Koji Ishizaka has been cast as their father, while Yuji Miyake plays Ikuta's boss. It has also been mentioned that tarot cards will play a key role in the series. Gekidan commented that he has been studying tarot for some time. source: tokyograph
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kams: minna-san sorry 4th OF JULY. okay? MAOU will be aired in jpan in FRIDAY 4TH OF JULY. :) sorry. sorry.
1 Jun 08, 19:14
kams: hi minna-san! ;) MAOU will be aired in japan on june 4 hahaha! im so excited! toma is so HOT there i like his hair bec it's kindda clean cut but SUPER COOL.:)


thanks, kams, 4 telling us!
july 4th! it's independence day in the usa.
lots of celebrations + fireworks.
but now i've got a real reason 2 celebrate that day!! =)
really hope this drama will get high ratings!!