hi hi, everyone!
how are you...
hai......finally a new post!
sorry i made you wait....
(so no new drama or butai this year....but i'm kinda glad. haha. when toma's in a movie, i get a break.....not much toma stuff to worry about keeping up with/talk about here. LOL.)
OH MY GOD..........
THIS IS REALLY
UNBELIEVABLY GOOD NEWS!!!!! *_____*
he'll be the most handsome and loved prince,
from the most popular japanese novel ever!!
(sorry if some of the things below, u already read. haha....
i am using some of my comments that i've posted at LJ....)
what camaronzin said basically sums it all up:
2010-08-02 09:27 pm UTC
This is like bigger than enything else he's done so far :O
what a great honor!! ~__~
this is really amazing.....a really HUGE STEP UP for toma.
though ningen was a big deal, but this is a HUGE deal, cuz it's a big budget action/romance fantasy movie, about such a super famous novel.
toma was chosen to be the lead actor in this movie since last year, while he was filming for ningen! i did a quick search....this novel has been made into a movie, anime, manga, etc. etc. sugoi.....i'm really happy for toma, getting this HUGE role!!!!!! WHILE NINGEN IS A FAMOUS NOVEL IN JAPAN....TALE OF GENJI IS A FAMOUS NOVEL WORLDWIDE.
I'M SO PROUD OF TOMA!!!!!!♥♥♥♥
i don't really like ancient time movies. and i'm kinda worried how toma will look kinda funny in that kinda ancient hairstyle and clothes...hahaha.
AND i'm a little tired of seeing toma as a womanizer, u know? *sigh* in ningen, then seaside, kinda in Unubore?? and now in this movie. T__T i miss sweet and cute toma. won't someone give me back my adorable and innocent toma??? *sigh*
toma's character is kinda like in ningen shikkaku... also really handsome, with many lovers! gah...yaparri, genji is a womanizer. i don't want to see toma like this (again)....but this movie is a big deal and toma gets to be the lead actor!!! *fingers crossed* that they change the story enough so that he'll be more likable. like they did with ningen shikkaku. =)
actually.....i hope toma's next role could be a NOT~ HANDSOME GUY!! lol. it would be so cool if he takes on a weird/strange guy role, not some handsome likable guy. i'd love it if he did something like johnny depp in edward scissorhands.....just suddenly have a role where he doesn't look so good...prove to everyone he doesn't have to rely on his pretty face all the time. but i guess doing something like that is really hard for someone like toma (johnnys probably wouldn't let him take a risky role like that).
toma posted a message about this at his blog on August 3. he said the person in charge of the movie asked him to be in it at a barbeque restaurant last year. LOL. he was shocked, but he'll try his best to make it a good movie. he's having horse riding lessons right now, which is making his butt hurt. he also reminds everyone to buy the ningen DVD and he's doing a lot of things to promote hanamizuki. =) (credit: Jessica-chan, Susie-chan. u can read his whole message here: http://musixofmalife.blogspot.com/2010/08/toma-no-heya-vol-380-03082010.html
.............. Genji news and info:
Toma Ikuta to star in "The Tale of Genji" movie adaptation
the LJ post about toma's new movie (every1 so happy for him.....read the hyper comments!! xD) :
here's a long summary of the novel....(don't read too much, there are spoilers)
Ikuta Toma Lands Genji Role
Actor and Johnnys Jr. member Ikuta Toma (25) has landed probably the best movie role going. Directed by Tsuruhashi Yasuo (70), the latest big-screen adaptation of "Genji Monogatari" (The Tale of Genji) has a budget of over ¥1-billion. It is based on the classic novel written at the beginning of the 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting for the emperor. It is considered to be one of the finest works in Japanese literature and the world's earliest novel.
The tale revolves around the romantic life of the central character, a son of the emperor who for political reasons has been relegated to the status of a commoner. Given the surname Minamoto, but known to readers as Hikaru Genji, he is portrayed as strikingly handsome, an image that has fixed his place in the popular culture (Hikaru Genji was the name of a hugely popular 1980s Johnny's Jimusho group). The role has been given to some of the most popular and handsome young movie stars of each generation, including Hasegawa Kazuo in 1951 and kabuki actor Ichikawa Raizo in 1961. On TV, the role has gone to music icon Sawada Kenji (1980) and Johnnys star Higashiyama Noriyuki (1991).
That image adds pressure to the portrayal by Ikuta, who joined Johnny's Jimusho in 1996 but only made his big-screen debut this year in "Ningen Shikaku." That was the first of three starring roles this year (the others are "Seaside Motel" and "Hanamizuki") that are expected to mold him into a movie star, under the guidance of the svengali-like Johnny Kitagawa and powerful producer Kadokawa Tsuguhiko. The movie is expected to have a late-2011 release.
[credit: http://www.japan-zone.com/news/2010/08/03/ikuta_touma_lands_genji_role.shtml, & thanks to meoinkie2 for posting it at AF]
................10 days left until hanamiz's opening day!♥♥♥♥
(credits for the toma/gakky or hanamizuki-related pics/screencaps: me =), zoe, nikki, strawberry-gemm, chiakin, gakky.org. credits for the other toma pics: mizza, zoe, poco.cn)
wow... btw, gakky's in a zillion magazines recently. u can see a ton of her magazine pics at gakky.org!! she's really pretty and seems like a super nice and sweet girl. gakky & toma...they are so perfect for each other!! again....i would be really happy if they were together in real life. heehee....
[buy the hanamiz pb at these sites!!]
[hanamizuki staff blog. thanks mizza!♥]
[watch toma & gakky promoting hanamiz @youtube.... Shinsuke Shachou no Produce Daisakusen 8/3/2010 and the hanamizuki SP!! thanks, hana! ~_~ OH, IF U WANT TO DL IT (and other toma gakky promoting video clips), GO TO MIZZA'S BLOG! or the toma LJ. =)]
Aragaki surprises fans with English (in Hanamizuki)
[news about a surprise toma & gakky stage greeting at Osaka on August 6! ~_~]
........THERE WAS A HANAMIZUKI SPECIAL...=)
my hanamiz SP notes:
-i think they are giving away too much of what happens in the movie....but it still seems like a super SWEET, CUTE, and beautiful (literally!! such pretty locations in hokkaido, NYC, canada....) movie!!
-gohei said something that sounded so sweet when he hugged sae....i think something like "i love u so much" or "i miss u so much"?? anyway....it sounded so sweet/sad and genuine!!
-ehhhhh. seems like they both dated another person for a while. umm....i guess that's to be expected....=T and there's a scene....gohei pulls that girl down with him and is about to kiss her!! omg.....
-ahhh. it's so touching to see that gakky also kept crying after that goodbye phone call scene ne...
-gakky's english is ok. =) she sounds cute, though it's just a little hard to tell what she's saying during her speech.
-gakky is really really cute and sweet!! i think she's now my fav toma female co-star. =) she really is a good actress and seems so hard-working too. i really would love some toma dating gakky rumors!! haha. xD
-my fav moment is the scene where toma's consoling her....awww!!! he pulls her close and kisses her hair gently....♥♥♥♥ amai ne....so sweet~~
..........recent and new toma magazine scans....winkup, duet, etc. for this month!! (thanks to mizza for telling me!♥) and some pics of the official ningen DVD things from zoe's blog. sugoi......and she also posted up a CERTAIN screencap from ningen.... OMG.....umm....well, i knew there would be a naked toma bed scene in the movie, but i...didn't expect this!?? poor toma, cuz of the way he's curled up....he looks like a baby lying next to his mother? awww......it's more sad than sexy to me, but of course.....OMGGGGG NAKED TOMA!!!!!!! *blush* (there are more pics of hanamiz posters and stuff in japan and more toma/gakky pics at gakky.org.......)
.............i watched ep.2 of unubore.
("u look so good that ppl want to kill you". hahaha!! the other guys were saying toma has an annoying "noisy" face. LOL.....no way!! he's got such a pretty face ne....)
this episode was pretty good...but not as good as ep.1. Mama is such a cool character!! haha. i love it when she or the bartender yell at the guys when they're acting like idiots. rie has a pretty bed with cute lights on it!! ~__~ i love nagase's freak out in the park and his cool dancing scene!! LOL. the ocean cliff at the end was really nice.....and sadame's new big role....he'll be the conceited detective!! LOL. awesome.
oh, FYI.... the ratings went up a little! yey!!
Unubore Deka (うぬぼれ刑事) Time: 10PM
Episode 1: 12.2
Episode 2: 7.9
Episode 3: 7.3
Episode 4: 8.5
Episode 5: 8.3
.............cool LJ toma stuff:
[translation] 1008 Potato - Toma, Nagase
(i like this part! Nagase: No, no. I want Toma to stay the way you are right now. You're fun to talk with and your acting's good too.)
Shun X Toma Crosstalk! [translation of their recent interview. =)]
[NANDE KORE?? xD toma/sadame's interview?? thanks, mizza!♥]
[toma's first +ACT column entry?? about wrestling??? ehh....]
TOMA ~ SCANS of ANAN vol. 1712
SCANS OF +ACT MINI vol.10
[250 toma icons!! xD old and recent....]
[chibi toma icons. =)]
TOKIO performed on Music Station and at the back of them is the pv
[some really awesome cat in the red boots gifs!!! OMG....kakkoii.....]
[DL the hanamizuki SP!! ~___~]
[DL the toma ENDLESS FIGHT bio book]
[SCANS OF NINGEN SHIKKAKU DVD BROCHURE & POSTCARDS + HANAMIZUKI RANDOM SCANS (TOMA's PART), thanks, mizza!♥]
[a lot of preview pics for the toma bio book. thanks mizza!♥]
...............random toma stuff:
[screencaps from a tv show, thanks to mizza!♥ i dunno why the male host sat on toma's lap??]
yamapi talked about toma. awwwww. ~___~ "he’s grown into an excellent adult. (Laugh) He paved a new way for himself, and also gave me lots of motivation. I respect him very much. When I said “You’re really amazing” to his face, Toma laughed."
-- LOLLLLLL. TOMA WAS DOING A BAD ITALIAN ACCENT IN HIS VOL.377 ENTRY...."a long-a time no see!", etc. thanks to paige (@ the tomalicious forum) for that translation. xD
thank you for linking to me, misa!!♥ if any of u wanna link to me, u can used these small pics that i made years ago. haha. it would be better if u make your own though. xD mine are not so good.