♥ toma-ism #85:
i want to fall asleep in your arms~
(sitting close~ together on a park bench)
in the glow of the moonlight~
on a cold winter's night~~
kate des. =)
and~ i'm writing this
as the rain is falling outside.
it has also been raining in tokyo recently...very cold.
yappari~ no eng. subs for VOICE ep.1 yet!
but i'll patiently wait for it~
oh, ep.2's ratings was 17.4! yey!!
......it can't be helped.
it's becoming one of those times where i'm running out of things to post here.
yappe na. (that's bad) especially now when i'm getting more hits than i used to. either some new ppl R coming here, or some of you are coming here more often than usual. either way, I'M HAPPY TO SEE I'M OFTEN GETTING 80+ HITS A DAY. MINNA~ ARIGATOU!! i don't want to disappoint you all by not updating a lot. but it's cuz i don't wanna just post links to toma LJ stuff all the time. of course i also wanna come up w/some original things to say here....but recently...i haven't been able to think up anything very interesting to say about toma-kun. haha. (if u are ever really bored here, u can browse thru the old posts in the archive! =P)
so, gomen in advance if the posts these days R not very interesting ne~
and, please know that i am still trying my best, here~!
here's a lot of random toma things for you. douzo!
have a good weekend and
also HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!!
until next time~
sugeh!!! love the colorful, blurry city lights in the background & toma's determined expression! i think this is f/a recent magazine article.
it's funny...u wouldn't expect such a good-looking, charming and outgoing guy like toma to be self-conscious (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/self-conscious), but the more interviews u watch/read, the more you'll see that he is more of a thoughtful/serious/sensitive/self-conscious guy than the outgoing/hyper/funny/fun guy that he often plays in dramas. at least that's the feeling i get from watching his interviews & reading his blog...and after all, toma has said before that he's actually quite a boring/gloomy guy in real life! but i'm sure he's being modest, if he really was like that, he wouldn't have so many friends! haha...but, who says actors can't also be shy/quiet, right? like johnny depp or tony leung in real life. =)
it makes me think of something chris rock said: "i don't have confidence in real life; something happens to me on stage that kinda disappears as soon as i get off stage." haha...
but i think it's so cool that toma's got another side to him that is quite different from the characters he often plays...yet he is convincing in any kinda role, whether he's a funny/cute or serious/cool or a geeky/outsider guy!! well, there's many different sides to toma, right? =] though i really do think toma has a lot in common with nakatsu...he's also straightforward, cheerful, a really good friend u can depend on, but also quick-tempered.
and when toma sometimes messes up, or does something clumsy, or finds it hard to answer certain questions during his appearances on various tv shows...those are some of my favorite moments! =) cuz he is still so cute when he messes up/can't think of what to say! and it goes to show, toma is also just a regular person like the rest of us, who will get nervous and make mistakes in certain situations. though i swear, most of the time, he just seems PERFECT.♥
and do u notice how toma often fixes his hair (his bangs)? ~_~ but i guess if there were a lot of girls screaming at you all the time when u appear and people saying you're so cute/good-looking all the time, YOU would also be fixing your hair often and be somewhat self-conscious too!!
anyway...my point is, i like him just the way he is!!
he is always so GENUINE and NATURAL, whether onscreen or during interviews. u get the feeling that he is always honest with you...it's really refreshing and 1 of the main reasons i like him so
the screencap above is from 1 of my favorite toma interviews. u can download it from the Tomalicious Fansubs link below, if u haven't seen it! though it's quite a short interview, with only toma (looking a little tired. =T) and the interviewer/camera man and some other ppl in a small empty room... but i really liked seeing toma's calm, simple answers and how mature and (as always) very polite he is. (and seeing him kinda show us a soccer trick he can do is pretty cool!!) though he's not doing anything special or making cute faces, but he is still so charming, right??
[20070918 chichin puipui]
EH? did you know...
- since 1997, toma's acted in 21 dramas & 19 theatrical plays!! he's really got a ton of acting experience ne!! it's nice that the number is almost equal, he's done both kinds of acting. really impressive! this info is from the above chichin puipui interview. in 2007, toma also got the most votes from AN AN readers for the actor who will get a break (be the next break out star)!! sugoi!! =)
- He and his younger brother Ryuusei [no wonder his name in VOICE sounded a little familiar to me! ryosuke kinda sounds like his brother's name! =) wait, his brother's name kinda sounds like "shut up/be quiet" in japanese!! XD] are fans of GLAY and they attend every single concert during his spare time. got this info f/toma's wikipedia page. somehow, i don't remember reading this before...i looked them up:
btw, "voice" in japanese is "koi"!
oh, remember be4, when i was talking about how toma was asking his "lovers" to help him promote this drama? well, after reading the translated version of it at the tomalicious forum, i found out that it can also be understood as him asking everyone reading his message to ask THEIR family, friends, lovers, relatives, etc. to promote VOICE! haha...that would make more sense, but i still would like to think of him asking his many "lovers" (his fans) to help him promote it. =P
toma & the others have been appearing on lots of different talk shows to promote their drama. u can download them all at the toma LJ community! IS IT JUST ME, or doesn't the only girl in the main cast, SATOMI (kanoko), look a lot prettier in real life than in the drama?? in the drama, she looks...eh...and her upper lip is too full! but during the interviews, her lips look fine and she looks a lot prettier! mm...i guess it's cuz of her more different hairstyle & lipstick in the drama...
anyway, here's one show that i liked cuz of what toma did at the end...it might be nothing much, but i thought it was really sweet/thoughtful of him to do that!! you see, at the end of the interview, the 3 of them were bowing/thanking the hosts for having them on the show. they bowed to the left and bowed to the right (the direction of the hosts). but ONLY toma, ONLY he, bowed one more time straight at the camera! and i think it's a bow/thank you for us, the viewer right? ^_^ i know it's not a big deal and toma has always interacted w/the camera/the viewer more than others, but i still thought it was a nice gesture that shows toma always remembers and is grateful to the viewer/his fans. *__* sugoi!
[HQ version: http://community.livejournal.com/ikuta_toma/309470.html]