Saturday, October 30, 2010

hey~ hey~ hey~! xD toma's WWII drama, genji, hanamiz , UnuDeka updates, etc....

it's coming soon!!!
that special day at the end of october!
noooo. not that day....
TODAY. OCTOBER 30. 12-3pm EST. so less than 7 hours left.

though i can't be there, but i'm there in spirit. and whoever can't be there, i've heard u can watch it "live on Comedy Central (no commercials) and C-Span. Also being streamed live on CC's [comedy central's] website." i'll try 2 watch it LIVE. yey!!

okie....sorry 4 being off-topic....
below are some pics i'll include in my post, the toma stuff i'll be talking about. =D
oh, and sorry for not posting in so long! =T i've been waiting for toma news n pics to build up....

i ran out of time.....

i'm going to sleep. *tired*
good night, everyone~!

the font at the end is super small and i can't fix it. gomen ne!! -____-
it's important though, so please read it! AT LEAST THE BED BUGS PART....)

hi there!
i watched it LIVE!! ^_^
(nice try though, team fear. haha.)

the rally was so AWE-SOME...
funny, relaxed, silly, and meaningful.

loved it loved it loved it!

150,000 people came. also, peter pan, R2D2, sheryl crow, tony bennett, kareem abdul-jabbar, etc. showed up!! #rally4sanity was the top twitter trending topic, too.

"these are hard times, not end times."
-jon stewart

JON STEWART AND STEPHEN COLBERT ARE MY HEROS.♥ i love these guys so much!! and of course, all the happy, reasonable people that showed up/performed...thank you, everyone!!

(this awesome gif was made by mizza. hehe. it really goes with the holiday coming soon, doesn't it? xD)

WOW....i didn't think yamashita would get so many votes for my poll!! and "you" might jump to 2nd place fast! much competition. but i'm still hoping for TOGAKKY!! heehee....

oh, rae_el asked me to help promote her new toma blog:
please check it out! it's a nice blog about toma ne! =)

oh.....guess what!
u can now sign up for the official johnnys international email list!!
really!! at the link above. it's in english!! WOW!! it's like they're finally trying to reach out to intl fans and they know how important we are? yeyy!!! thanks to misa for telling me! and they also talked about setting up something so that overseas fans can buy tickets to johnnys events!
THIS IS REALLY COOL. i got so excited when i got the confirmation email from them!! heehee....though i'm not sure what kinda stuff they'll email us about, but i'm so psyched about this!! OFFICIAL EMAILS FROM JOHNNYS!!! xD
the official website! I LIKE THE POSTER AND THE BLUE-ISH GREY COLORS. ~__~

i bet u probably forgot about this? haha. toma's special WWII drama. be4 the news appeared at japan_now, misa-chan told me the date it's airing (which she saw at toma's official website). arigatou!! xD it's nov. 26 and 27.

here's some news about it. nanka, i think it's cool that toma was too busy to attend the press conference. hahaha....=P oh, btw, besides good-looking, he did say toma was a good actor too!
Toma Ikuta gobsmacked by actor Masakazu Tamura’s charm, but so was Tamura

Actor Masakazu Tamura (67) spoke highly of Toma Ikuta (25) at a press conference in Tokyo today for their upcoming drama, reports

Both actors are starring in “球形の荒野 (Kyukei no Koya)”, a story set in 1960s Japan. Tamura plays a diplomat who was supposed to have died in Switzerland during the war, while Ikuta plays a detective.

During the press conference, Tamura has been reported to have said he was impressed with Ikuta.

“He’s very good looking and I’m looking forward to seeing what he does next,” he said.

Ikuta, who could not make it to the event because of other filming commitments, had sent a message about how he found working with Tamura.

“When I first met him, he was so charming my heart started thumping really loudly.”

Other cast members at today’s event included Yosuke Eguchi (42), Ikuta’s character’s detective partner, and Manami Higa (24), Tamura’s character’s daughter.

“球形の荒野 (Kyukei no Koya)” will go on air in Japan on November 26 and 27.


..............hanamizuki news:

Hanamizuki will be shown in Thailand on December 23, 2010.
thanks to for the info!
[short video clip some1 took while at the actual lighthouse in hokkaido, used in the hanamiz movie!! it's so pretty!!]
(1st fan report of some1 who watched the movie outside of japan, at the intl film festival in vietnam!! OMGGGGG.....I WAS HOPING THERE WOULD BE A FANCAM!! yey! some pics + vid clip!! kyaaaaaa!! that kiss....~__~)

oh, this is not related to hanamiz, but about gakky.
Yui Aragaki gives fans a chance to stargaze with her

WOW. a 2-day overnight fan club event.
they get to look at daytime stars (???) and have other fun activities. it sounds SO COOL!!! and i've never heard of some1 doing something so unique with her fans. sugoi ne!! ~___~

............summary of toma's room entries:

(OH, TOMA'S GENJI PICS ARE SOOOOO HANDSOME AND COOL. i think i imagined he'd look exactly like this....^////^ wonder all the women want him. hehe. and his costumes look so nice!! and heavy... i just don't like his super high hat though. haha.)

after a long while of posting nothing, toma decides to post 2 super long messages, oct. 20 and 21. haha.

he's sorry for not updating and people have been asking him to update it! he's been reading a lot of manga all of a sudden. Uchu Kyodai made him cry and wanna go to outer space. he loves listening to AJIKAN songs over and over. the movie filming is going smoothly. it takes him 1.5 hrs to get his make up done and change into his costume. he's doing research on hitler to prepare for his stage play. very few actors have acted as hitler, so this is a very special role. he'll "take it very seriously and carefully. please look forward to's time for me to go to bed.
good night."

toma's friend from secondary school is acting as his friend in the movie, as the General! matsuya and him thought it would be nice if they could one day work together (though his friend was a Kabuki actor). now it's come true! they only were in the same stage play Stand by Me when they were little, but did not have scenes together. so this is the first real time. toma is reallyyyy happy about it and says "i am very thankful and i will treasure the chance." and yappari, he'll try his best and make this a good movie.


(credit: jessica, mizza. u can go to the toma LJ or mizza's blog to read the whole messages.)

............TOMA'S PICS.♥

(pics credits: mizza, shatteredtenshi@LJ, haimimi, xq, Troom,, tomatoloves, tanaka-kj)
[remember, u can go to mizza's blog
or the toma LJ to get all these pics in full size. ^_^]

toma's got so many photoshoots with hats and glasses lately! hehe. especially hats though....sugoi!! mature, stylish toma. ~__~

oh, i included the pics from POTATO again, cuz i LOVE them sooooooooo MUCH. but i just realized while making icons out of them...that pic of toma looking to the left (his right). OMG!!! what's that twisted, scary-looking thing near the shelf!!! I THINK THAT IS TOMA'S VEINY HAND. O___O i guess they didn't notice how changing the colors of the pic made toma's hand look so scary. KOWAI. gahhhhhhh......!!

oh, i'm including 1 older pic, cuz i didn't post a big enough pic. toma + nagase!! ^__^ and toma wearing a HAT again! hehe. oh, and i always love toma + rain/umbrella pics!! though they're mostly kinda moody, grey-ish pics....

I LOVE THE LIBRARY PICS. reminds me of my 2nd fic....aww....even though toma looks so annoyed/bored in the pics. haha!! and his outfit is so similar to the one he wore in a photoshoot at a toy store in 2008!! did u notice that too?? and of course, TOMA + GLASSES = LOVE!! (but those glasses look too fake. hmm...)

...................... COOL TOMA LJ STUFF:

[toma wearing glasses.....from earlier this yr, but i'm not sure if i posted it up. credit:]
(thanks to mizza! it's old songs toma sang and songs he likes.)
In search of Toma's elusive backflip
(the recent video clip where yamashita mentions toma. toma sang for 3 hrs straight, not letting any1 else sing, and all johnnys songs?? LOL. thanks to mizza!)
(HQ, upclose pics of toma from Grease, in case u haven't seen it. toma is tooooo HOT! thanks to mizza!)

.................. random toma stuff

(screencaps from toma's two gentlemen of verona play. i just watched this video while looking for old video clips of toma....awww!!♥♥ so heroic and loving....)

---most of it has been removed by youtube, but i still found toma's FF CM online at these places!! shhhh.....xD [I'LL POST IT AS A COMMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.]
26 歳の誕生日おめでとう
(another BDAY mv, screencaps from the ningen movie!)
Ikuta Toma playful
(cute and funny moments from lots of toma's dramas!! hehe.)

--oh, mizza-chan's awesome happy bday mv for toma has been removed from youtube. =( but u can still watch it at the toma facebook page! yey!!!

........................some highlights and comments from EPISODES #6-8 of UnuDeka. =D


episode 6 was about sadame!!

^_^ my fav quotes from that episode:

--it finally happened to me too! my destined girl, u know?

--ah let me just tell u now. i'm super stupid, see?
though if i keep my mouth shut i'm good-looking, so...

it was a nice episode, but as expected, the love story didn't really go anywhere. but it was sweet that they did hold hands and kinda shared an apartment. ~___~ though i don't think she matches with him that much, but she does look attractive, in a subtle way, i guess. and kind and sweet. hmm...and there were some super hot/cute/touching toma moments!! i loved the part where he yelled "it doesn't matter!" like the way nakatsu would, with that accent too!! heehee!! xD

ep.s 7 and 8 were ok....
seems like the cases keep making less and less sense, and the ladies that unubore falls for keep getting less and less pretty too. LOL. but it was cool to see unubore as the bartendar in ep.7 and the ending was so funny (and i love how the colorful ferris wheel is featured)!! episode was fun to see unubore and his dad interact more and argue and fight over the same woman (who was 1 of the women toma was with for ningen!! ehhhh!!). hehe. it's reallyyy hard to believe that unubore would fall in love with her so quick though (and why???)!! oh well. xD looking forward to watching the last 3 episodes....

u can see the screencaps below (and some others) full size here:

episode 7....

episode 8...

...............OFF-TOPIC. some reasons to KEEP (some) FEAR ALIVE.
(lol...if u dunno what i'm talking about, go here.

seriously though.......T____T
Foreigners victims, perpetrators of sekuhara

*sigh* THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY. THIS IS WHY SOMETIMES I WISH I WAS A GUY. of course, guys are also sexually harassed, but it's certainly a much much bigger and dangerous problem for women all over the world. like i said before, i love japan, but i really can't stand certain things about it...u can read my comment there, so i won't repeat myself here.

while we're on the subject,
something else that is really scary are BED BUGS. their numbers are increasing worldwide. i don't want to say it's a pandemic, but....good grief. i guess it might be going that way. please be especially careful when u're at a hotel or dorm. that's where they're often found. they're sneaky little pests (about the size of a grain of rice?) and they are SUPER hard to get rid of. O___O

oh, i read somewhere that lavender oil can prevent them from getting near u. hmm.
(a long article about bed bugs in NYC, how horrible they are if u get them. very long, but worth reading!)
(short article about bed bugs and how to check for them/get rid of them.)
(super short...TIPS ON PREVENTION.)

sorry, it's a downer,
but i felt like everyone should know.



kate☂ said...
[the full FF14 CM]
[toma's FF cm, 15 sec version]

u can watch toma's FF14 cm's at these links! =D

生田MIZZA said...

wow.... i just love this entry ne.. esp the unudeka comments n screencaps!! :D:D sadame is soooo cute & adorable.^////^ n the ep6 is 1 of the best ep ever. heheee.. i just cant wait 4 ep 10 n ep 11 ^__^

Anonymous said...

hi kate! :D
ohisashiburi *waves* :) arigatou for your last two posts! once again, i really enjoyed reading all of your comments! :D

uwahh..toma wearing glasses *melts* >///< they really suit him, ne? i wonder if many people recognise him on the streets even though he may be trying to cover himself with glasses and hats...because if they don't then this photoshoot might make it a little harder for him to hide lol :p

his potato shoot was very interesting too..i think because of the colour scheme i got a slight 'gothic' kinda feel to's moments like these which make me wish i was studying japanese again than i could try to translate!

LOL, ep 6 was so sweet! i loved the quote you put in your post:
'ah let me just tell u now. i'm super stupid, see?
though if i keep my mouth shut i'm good-looking, so...'
the preview for ep 10 looks awesome...does the director try to hit on sadame??! :O when i heard sadame say 'i like you' i was like, 'eeeeeh? noooo! don't give a cliffhanger like that!!' ><

ah gomen! i haven't had much time to read your latest fic lately >< i''ve been tied up with uni..i've been spending most of my time studying for end-of-year exams which are coming up in a couple of weeks, so i probably wouldn't be able to write much until exams are over...i'm going to treat your fic as an incentive to get through exams like last time :D

Maybe_CanBe said...

Hy Kate-chan! ^__^

I´m glad that you updated your Blog!;)

Uaww i also want Hanamizuki being released in my town , but that seems impossible...T__T
Can´t wait when the DVD comes out.

Toma with glasses is really kakkoii, ne?
Love this pics ^^

At most i enjoy reading your UnuDeka comments xD
I really like Toma as Sadame cute and silly *laugh
I finished the Drama last week :(
So it´s hard to wait for the next Toma-Drama >_<
But i´m looking forward to toma's special WWII drama *__*

I wish you a nice day,..
oh,..and Happy Halloween of course ^o^

kate♥toma said...

thanks, misa. ~___~
hehe. i loved picking out the unubore pics and writing the comments. me too! though i haven't even watched ep9. but i hope ep10 and 11 will be released soon!!

lou-chan! ~__~
*waves* you're welcome. heehee...

haha....i dunno. but i think mostly, fans are too shy to talk to him, so it's okie even if they recognize him. toma's always hiding beneath hats, i guess. does have a gothic feel to it!!
it's 1 of my fav photoshoots of him this YEAR, i guess!! but sometimes the interview doesn't have much to do with the pics. haha.

haha. i love that quote so much. really?? omg....i'm not sure. but misa showed me some screencaps from ep.10 a while ago, and it looks like a VERY moe episode....fufufu.

really? aww...good luck with your studies!! it's ok.
awww....that's sweet!! I'M SO HAPPY U LIKE MY FICS THAT MUCH....that u can think of it as a way to motivate u and look forward to it after u're done with exams. ureshii.....that really makes me super happy!! *-*

hi may! ~__~

hehe. hai, finally. =P

me too...
but even when the dvd's out,
i might not buy it if it's not region all. >__<
*sigh* they should really make it region all and not only for japan and certain parts of the world.

really? hehe. xD
yep...sadame is a really silly and cute guy!
oh, u already finished it! wow....well, at least u can look forward to his WWII drama. i'm totally fine with having no new toma dramas for a long time. haha.....i guess so that i can remember him as sadame 4 a longer time. and i want toma take a break too....whew. he should really go on a short vacation somewhere outside of japan!!

oh, thanks!
hope u had a nice halloween. i don't really celebrate halloween, though. haha....and i have some bad memories associated with this time of year, so. yeah....but i'm SO HAPPY about the rally for sanity. YEY. =D

PRIN☮CHIIZ said...

@Maybe_CanBe !!! Can I follow you ?! Whatsss yerr blog ! You are so luckky to have a shirt just like Toma !!! I HAVE GREAT CHARACTER SHIRT ! So nice.