http://hanamizukilove.blogspot.com/2010/08/hanamizuki-is-number-1-at-box-office.html. Hanamizuki - May Your Love Bloom For A Hundred Years got $4,670,787!! credit: http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=dept_main&dept=International, thanks to YKT@gakky.org! and i got some screencaps from the hanamiz opening day stage greeting below, too. *___* other pics from the opening day: xq , raw-photo.net)
hanamizuki is #1!!!!!
#1 AT THE BOX OFFICE!!!!!
i was just hoping for it to be in the top 5, but #1 is soooooo AWESOME!!!!
the first time toma's movie (well, it's gakky's, kedo..) is #1! i'm really happy for toma and gakky and the whole hanamiz team!! hounto ni!! URESHII.......~_____~ because this movie is so sweet and romantic and it has a special meaning to me..... i'm really really so happy so many people love this movie.♥ i hope it stays #1 for a few weeks in a row!!!! *___*
and the competition was tough too!
""Hanamizuki" surpass "The Borrower Arriety" and becomes number 1! Fierce summer weekend ranking achievement!
The movie "Hanamizuki," which opened on August 21st brilliantly achieved to surpass all movies being in theaters now such as "The Borrower Arriety", "Kamen Rider," "Pocket Monsters" and American movies "Toy Story 3" and "Inception."
"Hanamizuki" certainly surpassed 30 billion yen in box office takings, but the goal is 40 billion yen.
"The Borrower Arriety" was number 1 for 4 weeks, so for "Hanamizuki" to rank number 1 is a huge success."
and the reasons for the movie's popularity (besides toma and gakky's incredible CUTENESS & the sweet sweet love story & the pretty pretty locations!! =P):
“Hanamizuki” makes No.1 debut on Japanese movie charts
In the first two days of release, Tohma Ikuta’s (25) latest movie “ハナミズキ (Hanamizuki)” was seen by more than 300,000 people across 310 cinemas in Japan, netting close to 400 million yen at the box office, reports Cinema Today.
It has been reported the movie’s success is thanks to the film’s origin and its actors. The movie had been based on Yo Hitoto’s hit song of the same name, which is still a popular song sung at karaoke in Japan. The movie’s two lead actors Ikuta and Yui Aragaki (22) had spent most of July and August promoting the film, meaning that barely a day went by without seeing one or the other on TV or in the newspaper. On top of this, their co-star Osamu Mukai’s (28) rising popularity from his current drama “ゲゲゲの女房 (Gegege no Nyobo)” is also suspected to have influenced ticket sales.
With no major movies set for release this week, “Hanamizuki” has a good chance of staying at its No.1 spot for a second week in a row.
(credit: japan_now & http://momoedgewood.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/hanamizuki-makes-no-1-debut-on-japanese-movie-charts/)
toma wrote a really nice, touching message
about hanamizuki a few days after the opening day:
Looks like many people have watched it.
This movie would be a little bit different if you watch the second time.
If you like it, please don't hesitate and watch it again!
What's Saki (yui's character) thinking? Something like that.
Why would Gohei (toma's character) do that? etc.
I think this is a very real love story.
Life- you can't do anything about it.
It makes people feel pain, sad;
I think we will all agree with Gohei and Saki who struggle so much to live,
we'll also have the strength to live after all.
Even though everyone has different thoughts,
I don't know why, but I just feel this way.
I guess when you are watching this movie, you should not only see what it describes,
but you should actually 'Feel' it.
So i hope everyone could feel it, and like Hanamizuki.
This is a movie that I will always like and treasure.
Please support it.
(thanks to jessica for translating it! credit: rei and mizza. ~__~)
............ and here's some more hanamiz stuff:
GAKKY is so lucky!! awww.....~__~
"On August 25, 2010, Aragaki Yui visited Hitoto Yo at Kimibun before her 2010 tour concert commenced. This was also the first time both of them met.
Before the concert commenced, Hitoto Yo specially sang the song "Hanamizuki" to Aragaki Yui only which left Aragaki Yui with tears of joy & gratitude."
(credit: Hyde and YKT at gakky.org. u can see the pics here:
(Hana translated some parts of a radio program that they were on. ~__~ gahhhhh.....they're so cute & comfortable with each other.♥)
(gifs of super cute/funny toma/gakky moments from the 100 yen store show!!! ~__~)
toma's 26th birthday is on october 7!! i can't think of anything else to do except send him a nice birthday card i bought from mitsuwa. and like every year, if you want to help me celebrate toma's birthday, you can! all i'll write on the card is "happy birthday, toma!" and i'll sign my name. anyone who want me to add their name to the card, comment below with your name, and i'll add it to the card. ~___~ i'm guessing not a lot of people will comment, but if a lot of you do, and i run out of space, i'll just continue writing on a piece of paper and put it inside the card. so...comment away!! =D the more the merrier! oh....i will probably send the card out near the end of september, cuz it takes about a week to get to japan.
(this is what it looks like:
.............unubore episode names and ratings:
TFS has released ep.4! and u can check unubore's ratings here. i guess it's doing ok...
...............cool toma LJ things:
[DOWNLOAD ~ NANANA TAIYOU NANTE IRANE PV with ENG. SUB, thanks mizza!♥]
[Potato August 2010 translation]
"But, if there's a chance, I would like to go camping this summer. It'll be awesome if I could take my time to relax and go BBQ or fishing at the river. I'll probably have an easily understandable "this is fun!" expression on during that time. (laugh)"
[DOWNLOAD ~ HANERU NO TOBIRA ( TOMA's & GAKKY's PART) + 4 OTHER RANDOM VIDS OF TOMAKKY, thanks mizza!♥]
[HQ SCANS OF STORY 09'10]