Wednesday, May 11, 2011
(do u like the new happy face in the title of this post?
got it from a happy comment by some1 about toma's movie. xD)
how is everyone?
sorry it took me a while 2 get all this new toma movie stuff posted up. whew...luckily there's a break in the toma news right now, so i have time 2 gather all this news n pics... xD
OH, THERE'S A JOHNNYS POLL ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE JOHNNYS ARTIST!! so far, toma's in 9th place!! go to the link below to see the results so far and get the link to GO VOTE FOR TOMA!!! ^_^ http://mystical-powers.livejournal.com/66097.html
i'm glad toma's still keeping busy despite how they said there's less work for singers and actors now cuz of the tohoku earthquake. yokattaaaaa. ~___~
though lots of people say the manga is boring/depressing and that yano (toma's character) is a jerk, i'm hoping the movie version will be a lot better!! and it sounds like a kinda challenging role, playing a character who is kinda mysterious/complex/flawed but still so popular and caring and sweet too. neeee!!
AND I JUST REALLY REALLY LOVE
TO SEE TOMA IN ROMANTIC MOVIEs!!!!!
toma's hair is pretty and cool again!!! ^^
and he looks so much like yano!!! lol.
the plot kinda sounds like hanamizuki at first, but after i read about how people say the characters are deep and the story moves slow and it's kinda depressing and sad, it makes me think of honey and clover!! and then i read a review 4 the anime here and they DID say it's similar to the style of hachikuro!! i really didn't like the bittersweet-ness and slow pace of H&C, but hopefully the movie will not be as depressing or frustrating as the manga!!
ABOUT TOMA'S CO-STAR, Yuriko Yoshitaka...
i dunno anything about her but i looked her up and seems like she's a talented actress and getting very popular!! YEY. toma keeps being paired up with popular actresses. ~____~ she looks kinda plain and older than him (but she's younger! lol.), but she does seem very nice ne...she joked about how she might have trouble kissing him cuz of his high nose. xDDDDDD
here's the announcement in the news:
Johnny’s talent Toma Ikuta and actress Yuriko Yoshitaka will play the leads in an upcoming movie adaptation of a popular romance manga series, it was revealed on May 1, reports Oricon and Chunichi Sports.
“僕等がいた (Bokura ga ita, We Were There)” is an ongoing manga series by Yuki Obata and follows a couple over 10 years of their life from the time they meet at high school, move onto university, and then go into the working world. The story moves around Hokkaido and Tokyo and follows the characters as they fall in love and experience the hardship that comes with it.
“This might be the last time I wear a school uniform (laughs). I hope I can enjoy that young, sweet high school life to the full,” Ikuta said.
Ikuta’s character Motoharu Yano is the popular boy at school; he’s smart, good-looking, and athletic. But the part to watch out for is how he is affected by his girlfriend’s death after she dies in a car accident.
“I feel thankful be able to given the chance to play such a cool, yet very human character like Yano, but I want to do my best to bring some life into him,” he said.
Ikuta’s co-star Yoshitaka said it was her first time playing a character adapted from a romance manga, and she was aware that the series has a lot of devoted fans.
“I want to do my best to make sure I don’t betray the manga’s fans or put them to shame,” she said.
Filming is scheduled to begin this month and is reported to be aiming for a two-part release in 2012.
and this is so cool...!
"Filming starts this month and ends in July, with locations in Hokkaido and Tokyo. Asmik Ace will release both of the movies in the spring of 2012, and in an unprecedented move, the second one is planned for release just a month after the first one."
and the manga is ending soon....
"The Sankei Sports newspaper reported on Monday that manga creator Yuuki Obata will end her We Were There (Bokura ga Ita) shōjo romance series at about the same time that the manga's live-action film adaptation opens in Japan next spring. The producers of the two live-action films are meeting with Obata to ensure that the manga and the films have the same ending.
The 14 volumes of the manga has sold over 10 million copies in Japan since 2002."
(some more NEWS about the movie and how fans reacted!! hehe. ^^)
[2011/05/02 VARIOUS REPORTS OF BOKURA GA ITA (3 vids in 1)]
Bokura ga Ita news clips (eng. subbed)
EXTRAS NEEDED FOR BOKURA GA ITA
wish i could be an extra 4 this movie!! xD
i hope some toma fans can be extras and give us some fan reports about toma.
thanks to mizza, 1 of the most devoted toma fangirls, and my beloved friend,
for these additional links!! ^___^ *hugsss*
-this is the filming location @ kushiro
-full interview of bokuita:
A LIL SYNOPSIS / REVIEW OF BOKURA GA ITA (the anime)
omggg......yano really seems like a big jerk!!!
there are some major spoilers....O__O
but thanks to mizza, cuz i was really curious about the plot....xD
you can read the manga here. i checked it out a little...i like the drawing style!! really cute! but it does seem kinda boring and slow. lol. (here's 1 page from it:
but yano and nanami look sooooo cute. and yano looks so cool too! i love nanami's hairstyle...like in a bun like that. kawaiiii neeeeee. *^-^*
[Credit : king_kun, jr-w0rld.livejournal.com/37898.html, Yuzakilibra@lj, curry4toma, xq, fuckyeahtoma.tumblr.com, dedicatetotoma.tumblr.com, weibo.com/kario0410]
(remember, u can get the full size pics at the ikuta_toma LJ or toma gallery...)
this month's toma photo shoots were pretty nice ne!! his hair is still kinda plain, though. i love the BRIGHT and COLORFUL potato pics...toma with a tie!! and his jacket has some very nice and classy-looking pins n stuff. the kinda cozy home-y bright/white myojo pics are so nice too. kakkoiiii. ^^ i miss seeing toma in vests. it really suits him ne! and i like the DARK cool winkup pic too. and the ENAMOURED word really describes how we feel about toma so well!! xD
in love with, taken with, charmed by, fascinated by, entranced by, fond of, enchanted by, captivated by, enthralled by, smitten with, besotted with, bewitched by, crazy about (informal), infatuated with, enraptured by, wild about (informal), swept off your feet by ♥♥♥♥)
some of these pics...i'm not sure if they're from last yr or not (cuz i got them from tumblr). the bunch of funny faces one might be. THE BLACK AND WHITE ONES ARE DEFINITELY FROM LAST YEAR!! @_@ i dunno...i guess some1 just finally scanned them? cuz that pic of him with the word FACE, i've seen some1 post it up at the toma facebook page since may 2010!! AND WHEN I SAW THE CLOSE UP VERSION OF THE PIC RECENTLY, I REMEMBERED!!! O__O it's such a cool photo shoot...i hope we can see all the pics soon!
oh, i love that pic of him sitting on stage alone studying his lines for the butai from a few months ago. sooooooo cool. it's tough being an actor ne....
oh, thanks so much, mizza, for sending me the HQ pics of the genji flyer!!!!!♥♥
also, i saw this old hachikuro pic, toma as takemoto-kun at the dedicatetotoma tumblr, i think. ~_____~ kawaiiiiii ne!!! i'm glad he can play a high school student at least once more. i love seeing boyish toma. hehe.
and...awww!! toma in LOVE & PEACE. he was sooooo little and cute!! u can see more promo pics for the drama at dedicatetotoma.tumblr.com!
............. (summary of) TOMA'S MESSAGES:
(from may 2 and may 9. credit: troom, jessica, sussie. you can read the full messages at toma-room.livejournal.com, but the posts are member-locked.)
toma listened to ozaki's songs while on the train. he loves hide, ozaki, and hiroto's music the most. he wonders what music everyone likes...
yoko turned 30! but he is still the same. "Hope that no matter what age you are, you’ll always be the same YOKO. Yoko Happy B’day.." and he wants to work with him sometime. ~__~
...............COOL TOMA LJ stuff:
aiek08 started a new toma community!!!! ~__~
remember 2 join ne.
TRANSLATION REQUEST: RUMOR BOUT TOMAPI WENT TO THE NIGHT CLUB + DRINK & DRUNK? o___O [there was a rumor about toma, yamapi, and some other ppl partying in okinawa soon after they took part in the Marching J event. it's probably made up!!]
[short video clip of toma talking about his recent projects i think?]
[toma fans react to the news of toma's new movie Bokura Ga Ita!! ^_^]
[CST][ENG] Kyukei no Koya SP EP01
[kyuukei has been subbed!! ^_^ WOW.....IF ONLY THE FILE WASN'T SO BIG, THEN I'D DL IT. BUT I ALREADY WATCHED THE 1ST PART WITH NO SUBS, AND IT'S JUST A SHORT SP, SO I GUESS I DON'T REALLY NEED 2 KNOW WHAT THEY'RE SAYING. LOL....]
...................toma's room things:
[PREVIEW OF GENJI MONOGATARI FLYER. first look at the poster!]
[news about toma's new movie bokura ga ita + fans' reaction 2 it. ^_^]
..................RANDOM TOMA STUFF:
--summary of the RESULTS OF THE AN AN POLLS:
1. in the an an photoshoot,
which part of toma's body is the most sexy?? his...
2) cool, messy hair xD
4) tie between abs and back
i didn't expect ppl to vote so much for his sexy face!! xD i did this poll at toma's room and his abs got the most votes. as expected. xD but i do LOVE his sekushi arms and shoulders so much too. hehe.
2. did you buy toma's an an magazine?
i didn't think so many people wanted to buy it but couldn't!!! luckily i live near a J bookstore and it didn't sell out super fast. but i guess it sold out super fast on9 or a lot of you couldn't buy it cuz it would be embarrassing if your parents or other ppl find out about it right? hehe.
[cute toma's characters fan art. xD]
--i saw this at tumblr. ~____~ and i feel the same way.
it's fine if he doesn't know who i am. i'm proud to be his fan:
I was wondering, if you really know how to operate a notebook, do you actually could read all of post from your fans all over the world? Do you realize my existance?
He can, I believe.. U tube freaks lol
Even if he doesnt feel my existence, being one of his fans if something I can proud of =))
Monday, May 9, 2011
i watched hanamizuki!! =)
it was just ok. =(
i didn't think it would be a super awesome movie, but i was still so~ disappointed after watching it. =T i knew it would be bittersweet (just look at the poster! lol.) but there was too much bitter and not enough sweet! it ended up making me kinda depressed. ^^;
there's a lot of beautiful scenary (i love hokkaido and lighthouses!) and moments in the movie, but the plot was so predictable and full of cliches. (it doesn't help that the trailer gives away pretty much the whole story!!) toma and gakky were cute and they made a cute couple but their characters were pretty boring and i felt they both could have done more to fight for their love!!
i guess my favorite part in the whole movie is when kohei said goodbye to sae from the boat. they were shouting, crying, and they kept waving and waving!! aww....that was so sweet. ^^
ano...i thought hanamizuki would be my favorite toma movie from 2010, but i guess that might be ningen shikkaku. i gotta watch it soon!! i'm sorry if i upset anyone....this is just how i feel. i know lots of people love the movie, but....i didn't like it that much. =T don't get me wrong, everyone's acting was awesome, especially the crying scenes....it was so touching. it's just that for me, the story was not so good ne.....
so....here's a bunch of my comments about the movie. and screencaps i got.
(no spoilers until the end!)
-i love sae's house and the hanamiz tree. ^^
-toma is soooooo COOL when he's doing tough fisherman tasks on the boat. and i love when he rolls up his sleeves. hehe...kakkoii!!!!
-i feel sorry for deer-chan that was hit by the train accidentally. =,(
-sae's mom is cool! xD
mukai's character is SOOOOOO typical "free thinker" guy.
-kohei is cute when he's kinda mad/jealous. xD he totally seems more childish (pouty toma!! *_*) and he definitely loves sae more that she loves him.
-the timeline...1996 to 2006. they had 2 make it that way so 9/11 could fit in the storyline. cuz the song hanamizuki was written because of 9/11, right? (i don't see the connection, but it was.) so it was kinda nostalgic, like the time before everyone had cell phones and internet. but it also made it hard for them to keep in touch and maintain a long distance relationship. =[
-i wish they showed more scenes of how toma and gakky happily kept in touch. though their long distance relationship lasted around 4 years, it seemed super fast cuz they didn't show them interacting that much!! T__T they should have had a montage of them over the years, talking on the phone or visiting or writing/receiving letters.
-i know gakky worked hard to learn english for her lines, but REALLY. i wish they didn't have so many scenes of her speaking english!! @__@ it really sounded strange!!
-i love the charming little seaport town gakky visits in nova scotia! so quaint. ^^
***** SPOILER-y comments below! *******
the lighthouse kiss was sweet, but their expressions seemed too serious right be4 he kissed her. lol. BUT IT WAS REALLY SWEET HOW HE PUT HER HAND IN HIS POCKET. i just don't like how gakky still seemed SO super shy and oblivious right then. lol. i guess it's supposed to be cute/innocent but it made things SO AWKWARD!!! the other 2 passionate kisses in the movie were hot, but kinda awkward. especially with the other girl. lol. but good for toma, he really tried his best!! xD BUT sae should have really wipe away kohei's blood be4 kissing him passionately. O_O (I WOULD HAVE, ANYWAY!! HAHA. "wait, let me get this first!" xD)
-i wonder if they only cuddled or did more stuff that night!! fufufu...i was kinda surprised that they implied that they made love that night!! especially after they had that fight. and sae didn't seem like she missed him that much. SHE DIDN'T EVEN SEEM THAT HAPPY THAT HE SHOWED UP!
-WHY couldn't they try 2 maintain a long distance relationship even though gakky had to leave the country? they could still write and call each other. was it like they couldn't handle being apart anymore? they still should have tried 2 keep it going as long as they can, right????? =T
-what made me really mad was that they wouldn't even be together in the end if the ppl they were with didn't leave them (and if kohei didn't leave the boat in the bar)!!! T____T if they really loved each other, they would find a way to get together on their own!!
-kohei is an idiot for drunkenly hooking up with that girl and then marrying her!! T___T and sae is also stupid for agreeing to marry that guy even though she didn't even like him that much!!! T____T
-i know the part that they hugged that night under the hanamiz tree was supposed to be sweet, but it just made me mad that they wanna be together but they can't, cuz of the stupid decisions they made, and now they're not even gonna try 2 undo it and are fine with living the rest of their lives with people they barely like. @___________@ ARGGH!! SO FRUSTRATING AND STUPID!!!!!!!!!! T____________T
-i thought the hanamizuki petals flying by in canada when she found the boat was SOOO corny though. lollllll. UNNECESSARY. and too MAGICAL-ish.
-but it was really cool, how they were finally reunited because of that boat he made for her. awww.... ~_____~