Friday, March 19, 2010
happy 3rd bday to DT! TOMA'S NEW CM FOR NISSIN UFO YAKISOBA!! and about how i got my ningen shikkaku book!!!♥
kate dayo~ ^.^
it's the 3rd birthday of Dear Toma...!♥ http://ikutatomafanmail.blogspot.com/
though not much people go there anymore (me too. lol.),
but i still remembered the anniversary today. haha.
it's been exactly 1 month since ningen's opening day.♥
it already feels nostalgic~~ ne?
there's 200 days left until toma's 26th birthday.♥
(today, i saw it 3 times!! ehhh!! 10:07am, 7:10pm, and 10:07pm!!)
is the 1st day of spring.♥
"and the spring breeze whispers~"
(will find pics for the spring banners here later...)
oh, real quickly~
ningen has dropped to #17 or lower at the japan box office for the weekend of march 13 & 14!! =[ doesn't show up on the list anymore.
i think you all know by now, but:
TOMA'S GOT A NEW CM!!! YA~Y!!!!!!!!! *o*
for nissin UFO yakisoba (noodles).
(recently, there were rumors of a new LOTTE ACUO cm, too.)
news about the CM:
some pics. sorry, that 1st one is blurry, but when u actually watch it, you'll see how cool toma looks!!♥ *faints* and that screencap of him running♥ is f/zoe's blog. ^^ *faints* again!! sleeveless toma. xD
kyaaaa!!! so cool!! *______*
really kakkoii ne!!!♥♥ it makes me think of how cool it'd be if toma had a sports-themed drama, like yamashita for buzzer beat. ^^ toma's looking so fit and strong...ahhh!!♥ *blush*
just watched it today at h's youtube page. SO AWESOME!!!♥ though i don't understand why he's hitting the kettle. but he looks so COOL doing it, in slow motion...olympic athlete-ish!! i can't wait to see the one where he's running around the track. sporty toma!! it's been a long time ne.
i'll buy these noodles next time i go to marukai or mitsuwa. i remember noticing it cuz it says U.F.O. on it. haha. i've always wanted to try it already, but now i DEFINITELY will!! lol.
so, about my ningen shikkaku book!!♥
oh, wait. did you know you can buy the book in english online?? here's the link. http://www.amazon.com/No-Longer-Human-Osamu-Dazai/dp/0811204812. i checked out a first page and another page....wow. the first line is "mine has been a life of much shame."
it does seem like a good book....if they sold the english version at mitsuwa, i would have bought it too. to read AFTER i watch the movie, whenever that is.
here's what happened. i was at the sanseido bookstore in mitsuwa. i usually only stop at the magazine section and the pens and other stuff. but today i felt like trying to go in the books and manga section in the back. though i already went to kinokuniya and they had no ningen stuff at all. but i thought, "maybe..." but i really didn't expect to see the books at all.
CUZ IF THERE WERE, WOULDN'T THEY BE OUT IN THE FRONT OF THE STORE, NEXT TO THE BOOK ABOUT DAZAI, AND THE REGULAR COVER NINGEN BOOKS???!! it would make sense, right?? and those books have been there since oct. or nov. of last year! but suddenly!!! there it was on one end of the shelf in the back!!! just one book, all alone. GAH!! i quickly grabbed it, but looked around...were there more?? uwaaaa. it's really toma on the cover!!♥ but there's no more. not even more of the same cover. i forgot how small the book was. haha. (the last time i actually went to the books section was in december. i'm pretty sure i would have seen it then, but no. so maybe these books didn't come until january at least??)
i asked the lady that worked there if there were anymore dazai books with him on the cover. ah, but they don't have anymore. only this version. this cover. she was so nice too. she looked, then was gonna ask some1 else. but that person had gone somewhere. but she said she's pretty sure this is the only one they have right now. awww. but *maybe* later they'll have the other ones too?? ~_~ i'd love the one with toma looking up, in that white shirt!! ^^
later, when i looked carefully at the book...eh!! at the end, some english words!! i dunno why...some kinda list...maybe some kinda explanation. for terms he used. i took a pic of that page, it's the last pic!
and i saw that there's a cute bookmark with a doggie on it tucked inside the book. kawaii! i turned it over. TOMA!!♥♥ 100 times more kawaii!! xD ah, i love this bookmark!!!
and i realized, this is the book that toma was holding in those CUTE pics from a while back!!♥ so the ningen book looks like that under his cover. really pretty~ i didn't know...thought that toma was holding some kinda special copy of the ningen book for that photoshoot!
hmm. actually, it's not that exciting a story, right?
but really, i felt so lucky, seems like i got the LAST~ one!! nanka, this book has been waiting for me for so long! xD and i'm glad it could be the ningen book, not dazai's other books. it's the first time ever toma is on a book cover ne!! and i remember him asking everyone to please buy it and display it proudly in your room. AND NOW, I CAN!! haha. and this novel...it seems so short!! but it's such a powerful book really...this book changed toma's life!! i'll take good care of it. ~_~
sorry, i got excited and used too many hearts. (laughs)
have an awesome weekend~!♥