Tuesday, June 28, 2011

my Ningen Shikkaku (fallen angel) comments + screencaps...

(heartbreakingly beautiful toma...*_*
credit: http://www.ns-movie.jp/)


i finally got to watch ningen shikkaku this month!
it was not as amazing as i thought it would be, but i still liked it.
i guess it's my favorite of all his movies so far. after all, it's toma's FIRST movie, not to mention his 1st serious/dark/very big deal movie, he's the main character (such an infamous, strange character, too!), his acting is brilliant, and he looks super gorgeous through out the whole movie no matter how much they try 2 make him look old/weird/ill. ^_^ and he won some awards for this movie, too. i'm so proud of him!!


the oba yozo in this movie is totally different from the novel!! i knew he and the story would be kinda different, but i didn't expect them to tone down things so much. you totally don't see how yozo feels like he is a monster and hates people and this world so much that he wants to die. i guess since most people have read the book, the director wanted to everyone to see him from a different perspective. if you want to see a more accurate portrayal of yozo, just check out the anime or manga version. O__O it really creeped me out!! so i'm glad toma's yozo is so different from the one in the book. xD but later on in the movie, you do see more of the crazy/desperate side of yozo, and toma did such an amazing job in those scenes!!

also, i read somewhere that at the end of the novel, a woman says that yozo was a good boy, he was like an angel. even though yozo was so messed up and horrible on the inside, he successfully hid that from most people. so maybe the director wants us to only see yozo as how most people saw him, a good guy. he wanted to hide all that was ugly about yozo.

this movie is beautiful, but it is kind of boring.
obviously, toma is so handsome in this movie! the music, the locations, are beautiful too. but it's a little boring because yozo mostly just seems like a bored/depressed/lonely guy (and an addict) who doesn't know what to do with his life. and all his relationships with women (except maybe the 1st one) seem so fast and meaningless. i guess it's supposed to be, but it felt like they were just going through a check list of his lovers. and there are so many scenes and dialogue that are so vague or random. i don't know if this is because of the director or the novel was already like that, but since they already changed the story, why not try to make things make more sense? actually, i thought some of the best scenes were those that showed us the strange things that only yozo sees. it would have been nice if there were more of these glimpses into his strange mind.

my favorite scene in this movie is when yozo and his girlfriend go to the beach. even though they're preparing to die together, everything is beautiful...and yozo actually looked happy, even if just for a little while. and she tied the red string on their feet and they walked into the water together...it's sad, but romantic somehow!





(credit: http://www.dramastyle.com/movie/No-Longer-Human/.
u can see more screencaps i got here:

http://pics.livejournal.com/kate_firefly/gallery/00013p7c)

so....here's a bunch of my comments about the movie.
(no spoilers until the end!) and the screencaps i got from the korean subbed version. hehe. cuz i didn't want to DL the huge movie, i just watched it online while reading thru the english subs. xD


- the goldfish.
what does it symbolize? is yozo like a goldfish, trapped in a world he doesn't want to be in, where his life is boring and sad? maybe that's why he has a pet goldfish for most of the movie.

- toma still looks so cute when he's all moody/depressed. xD

- i think it's cute how people call him yo-chan. xD


- i wish they had explained why yozo is so depressed and suicidal (ever since he was a kid!). we never get any explanation, and then one day, he's already saying to horiki, want to die together? huh??

- toma gets to smoke for his role again. i hate smokers, but...goodness, he always looks especially hot when he smokes!!

- of all the women in this movie, my favorite is the lady that owns the bar. lol. she always seems so cool and calm, no matter what happens. ~__~ (i love the sketch of her hanging on the wall!! hehe.)

- the trailer is so misleading. i totally thought there would be a lot of love scenes. lol. i'm glad there weren't!

- his wife and some of the other women in this movie are so annoying. lol. like, they're trying too hard to be cute or something??

- the scene where he seduces that lady in her shop!!! omgggggg. even though it's just because he needs more drugs, and she's old and not pretty, but still!!! wahhhhh. so hot.

- i really love the main theme music. it sounds so pretty and sad. i don't like the ave maria that much and i'm glad it wasn't used in the movie, cuz it just seems too religious-y and too trying-2-make-him-angelic.

- the first lady yozo liked, that lady is the best actress in the whole movie. ^^ no wonder she won an acting award in a film festival in germany (she is the first japanese actress to win, i think?)!! though nothing very special about her character but at least she seemed most natural and likable, of all the actresses.

- i think it's cool that yozo is an artist (since i used to draw a lot i love all people that are artistic. xD)! but he's stuck drawing manga to make a living, which he hates. poor yozo. =/ still, i enjoyed the scenes where he is painting/drawing. =)

- i hate that old man that works for yozo's dad!! he can be so mean and doesn't really care about yozo.

- horiki is a such a jerk! pretty much from the start. 1st time they talked, he already ruined yozo's painting. =[ i'm glad yozo was able to take his job drawing for the newspaper or something. lol.


***** SPOILER-y comments below! *******

-i love how yozo only takes the goldfish with him when he stops seeing that lady. LOL. and he just plops the bowl down in the bar. kawaiiiii. ^^

- "boyo, boyo"??? i guess it's kind of nice that yozo met the poet who was dying and they became friends, kind of. ironic how he wanted to live so much but he knew he was going to die, and yozo wanted to die so much, but he kept being saved. and it's nice that yozo did do a little something for him after he knew he died.

- horiki's reaction to seeing some creep attacking yozo's wife made me sick. o__O even if he thought that was her lover, he just looked so pervy and disgusting!!!

- that last lady that he lived with...was she his lover?? i'm confused. cuz she was saying that he's like her son, but she did sleep with him. and the naked toma scene. huh???? i hope not. lol.

-naked toma (even if just from the side)??!!! did not expect that!!! but it's done in an artistic, tasteful way. whew!! (well, i was so shocked when i 1st knew there's a naked scene cuz carry-chan talked about it after she watched it in the theatre. and then i saw the pic last year when some1 uploaded the pic, so i'm not shocked now, but i mean....be4 all that, i didn't think toma would be naked in his 1st movie!!)

- i didn't think yozo's vision of his death would be so short and fast. somehow i thought that scene would have a bigger impact on me or be more important to the movie...but it's not. i guess i thought so about a lot of other scenes, but then it ended up not being that significant. at least it didn't seem so to me...? hmm....

- i like the train scene in the end!! through the dark tunnel, then suddenly a bright icy window and sitting in front of himself (as a kid) and all the people he's known in his life are all on the train!! wow...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

GENJI MONOGATARI TRAILER IS UP!!!♥ bokura ga ita~ things...toma's brother...WHAT KIND OF TOMA FANGIRL ARE YOU??♥♥










hi hi, everyone!

it's me, kate!
genki? ^^
hope u like my summer loveee themed bannerssss!!

SORRY I DON'T UPDATE THIS BLOG OFTEN! =T
BUT THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO STILL COME HERE A LOT!! =D
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OLD POSTS IF U COME HERE AND I HAVEN'T POSTED ANYTHING NEW. ^___~ OR U CAN USE THE SEARCH BUTTON 2 FIND MY POSTS ABOUT HANA KIMI, TOMAPI, TOMA ICONS, ETC.!!!!! OR U CAN READ MY TOMA FICS. HEHE. I LINKED IT IN THE LINKS SECTION ON THE RIGHT. ~_______~

(OH, I WANT TO ASK EVERYONE...
IS ANYONE GOOD AT MAKING ANIMATED GIFS TO USE AS ICONS?
LIKE FLASHING TEXT AND STUFF OR FROM A VIDEO CLIP?

(i would love an gif icon like the ones elitejean has here:
http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml?user=elitejean)

i'm asking cuz i want to give the monthly winners (more info at the link below) at toma's room personalized toma gif icons, but i can't make really good ones.
http://toma-room.livejournal.com/36776.html)



(I LOVE this!! xD he's so cute when he fixes his hair. this is from the unubore deka writer's award ceremony. love his outfit. love his hair! dunno who 2 credit, but mizza gave me the link. ^^)

recent polls toma got on. top 10!! yeyyyyyy!!
thanks to mizza for telling me about these news!! ~____~

http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/2234569.html
Most versatile young actors.
(TOMA'S #8!! ^_^v)


http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/2273081.html#cutid1
Johnny's with wonderful voice acting abilities
(toma got 9th place! v^_^)


(mizza's gif of toma's deadly stare from the trailer. xD)
SO,
THE GENJI TRAILER
WAS RELEASED!!!


(i watched it right after i finished the ningen movie. lol.
it felt kinda weird. i'll write about what i think of ningen and post screencaps later.....)

Wahhhhhhhh!!! *___*
sugoiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!
I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVIE!!!!
it really looks awesome!! xD

the special effects R cool,
and the love scenes look HOT!!! xD
and what's all this magic stuff going on???
i didn't know there was a wizard or something in the story??!! xD

it's toma's first BIG BIG BUDGET MOVIE,
and i think it could be a box office hit!!! v(^_^)v
cuz everyone knows the story is sexy and dramatic
and everything...even if they weren't toma fans,
i think lots of ppl would wanna go see it, right?

BUT...
toma looks kinda funny with long hair. lol.
and the actresses R not very pretty...
honestly, i still don't like how he looks as prince genji. =[
this look is just not very good for him (or any1 i guess xD).
plus, they put a lot of makeup on him to make him look pale.
they did it to a lot of the other people too. it makes them look weird...

AND...
someone said the trailer makes it like a horror movie. lol. yeah it does!!xD like a ghost movie kinda. well, there is a jealous ghost, after all. xD (a toma fan drew this silly cute ghost. i saw it at her crunchyroll. lol!!)


------links to watch/DL the teaser and toma fans' comments about it!!
http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/2293073.html
http://ikuta-toma.livejournal.com/686556.html

everyone can watch the teaser here:
http://genji-nazo.jp/
(click on the far right link)

-------animated gifs from the trailer!!!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UCNM652Y9j0/TenCBSCqwlI/AAAAAAAAB6Y/MbU8yTpOQPs/s1600/678fadc7tw1dhuup6p26vg.gif
[gif of the hot kiss in the trailer!!!!! OMGGGGGGG!!! sekushi!!!]

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LxmmUXz0OaE/Tekj6M6eNXI/AAAAAAAAB5w/_urLQ2q2Tqk/s1600/genjitomato.gif [mizza's gif of toma's deadly stare from the trailer. xD]



....................BOKURA GA ITA
(OR BRI, as toma calls it. lol. i like bokuita though. xD)


at the official website of bokura ga ita,
http://bokura-movie.com/index.html
there's 2 small banners on the bottom that link 2 other stuff. the one on the right links 2 this CUTE CUTE PINK bokura page with where the above screencap comes from. on the right side, there's some kinda short movie?? not sure. it took too long 2 load for me. xD

i tried to find pretty pics of the actress who will be nanami in the movie but it's so hard. she mostly looks VERY plain and kinda old...and i accidentally found out something about her that i wish i didn't know. geez!! o__o i wish they had picked someone else to be toma's girlf for this movie!!!! =T nanami is such a cutie, and yano too. toma is a cutie, but she is not really... =T

more pics and info about her:
http://yoshitakayuriko.tumblr.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuriko_Yoshitaka




..............TOMA'S PICS ♥♥♥
(remember u can get the full size from certain LJ's that i'm too lazy to list now. lol. check the last time i listed them if u dunno where.) (CREDITS 4 all the pics in this post, including non-toma pics: mizza-chan, king_kun, yt, Tanixy, coffeeprince.com, fuckyeahtoma.tumblr.com, dedicatetotoma.tumblr.com, and the websites listed on the pictures, christineCY, sumigo, mintstar, weibo]

the toma pics this week are kakkoiiiiiiii!!!!
i love it when toma wears ties. he wore a polka dot black tie at the awards show. hehe...so cute!! toma's hair and clothes r awesome in all these pics. very kakkoii!! except i wish it didn't look too orange sometimes. xD 4 some reason, toma looks sooooo good in suits n vests. that 1930s or something look really makes him soooo much extra handsome!! lol. and wow, sleeveless toma!! it's been too long. xD

oh, i included some screencaps of the kyuukei SP drama...i watched the 1st half a while back without subs. lol. it's kinda boring ne. but toma is cute as usual. also included the pic with the tiny toma's riding bikes cuz the last version i posted was cut off at the bottom. =P









..............★★THE 'WHAT KIND OF TOMA FANGIRL ARE YOU???" QUIZ!!! ★★

(I POSTED THIS AT TOMA'S ROOM LAST MONTH...HERE'S THE START OF THE QUIZ...AND A BUNCH OF REAL TOMA FANS' PICS I GOT FROM THE CRUNCHYROLL TOMA IKUTA GROUPs' MEMBERS PICS!!! THERE R SO MANY CUTE TOMA FANGIRLS OUT THERE NE!! ^____^)

i spent way too much time on this. lol.
i hope everyone enjoys taking this quiz and will comment a lot.
the rankings and questions are just for fun, don't take it too seriously. haha.
douzoooooo!! ~_~

PLEASE WRITE DOWN YOUR ANSWERS ON A PIECE OF PAPER OR SOMETHING.
YOU MIGHT HAVE TO COUNT UP THE NUMBER OF A'S, B'S OR C'S LATER.
(JUST PICK THE ANSWER THAT IS CLOSEST TO WHAT YOU WOULD DO!)

1. if there was a TOMA-ology class, you would:
A) be the teacher! i know everything there is to know about toma!! ^^
B) maybe be the teacher's assistant...
C) be a student.

1.5. toma's genji movie is gonna be released at the end of this year. you're planning to:
A) fly to japan to watch it!! / buy it when it's released on DVD!
B) wait until someone uploads it next year and then watch it!!
C) check out the reviews before i decide on watching it or not. too lazy to download the huge file. xD

2. someone posts some nasty comments about toma here. what do you do?
A) get into a long argument with her/him!! >_<
B) post a comment to defend toma and hope the mods delete their comments soon
C) just ignore them

3. there's a contest here for THE TOP 5 TOMA FANS OF THE YEAR...
A) you're one of the people nominated! cuz you're kinda famous in the fandom. xD
B) you vote for the toma fangirls you like most. so hard to choose!
C) you don't really know who to vote for cuz you're kinda new to the fandom.

4. what kind of official toma goodies do you have??
A) DVDs of his movies/dramas, magazines, photobooks, books, etc.! =P
B) mostly just magazines...
C) none...i just download those stuff.

(SEE THE REST OF THE QUESTIONS HERE:
http://toma-room.livejournal.com/36027.html)






...........TOMA'S MESSAGES:
(this is just my summary, mostly, except some parts that i quote what he said. u should read the whole messages, posted mostly at members-locked posts (mostly translated by jessica ~_~ arigato ne!) at http://toma-room.livejournal.com/ or ikuta-toma.livejournal.com or tfgirls.livejournal.com)

march 30:
he will take part in the Marching J event!
everyone should come if they have time.
people who can't come, wanting to help is great too!

"Let's cheer up Japan!"

april 11:
it's sakura season.
it makes him think of working on Azumi when he was maybe 20 yrs old. leaving the train station to meiji, the road. sakura everywhere. it was so beautiful. but sadly, the theater was not full. but later, more people came, some even stood and watched the play! each time he sees cherry blossoms, he'll think of the empty seats that becamed filled slowly day by day. he'll gambatte today!


april 27:
the genji monogatari's poster is done. awesome! (laughs)
you can see it everywhere soon. (toma took a pic of cherry blossoms) he really loves cherry blossoms. sakura are hanamizuki's friends, ne?

may 19:
toma wants to hear from everyone (that subscribes to his blog on the phone). it's like "backstairs gossip". everyone chats together on 1 page. you can ask something or share random things with him. he'll try to read it all. "Hona, Yoroshuu" (= ja, yorushiku)

may 29:
bokura ga ita. is still filming.
the filming location and members are good.
about the new project, "ikuta toma's backyard"
got messages from all, about all kinds of different interesting things. arigatou!
a lot of them say they want him to sing. (laughs)
1 asks him to suggest a TKG, which he didn't understand. then a young guy on set told him it means rice with raw eggs. (laughs)
he had no idea that was a word and was freaked out. other people told him about cool bands or things about their life.
he rarely gets mails from everyone this way, and he thinks its very precious. also interesting. thank you.

"please support me after all.
so i'm going to BRI now."

"ah, bo(B)kura(R) ga ita(I)

nee.

huh~ "


june 2:
he's really happy to get so many messages.
he didn't think so many people would write and he reads them whenever he's got time. still reading them. please send more~

[AWWW....TOMA,
WISH I COULD SEND U MESSAGES!!! ^__~]


...................ABOUT TOMA'S LITTLE BROTHER, RYUUSEI. =)

http://ikuta-toma.livejournal.com/684768.html
[fans react to seeing the first clear pic of ryuusei EVER!!! +excerpt from an old interview where toma talks about how his brother annoys him sometimes. xD]

(this is the whole pic of him and his co-workers. thanks to rae_el!
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae134/raeyooo/tumblr_ll63cquMpB1qhbz1po1_1280.jpg)


(the 2 brothers when they were kids!! kawaiiii neee!!! ^^)


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

http://ikuta-toma.livejournal.com/685529.html
TRANSLATION REQUESTI: IKUTA RYUUSEI's 1st TASK as A TV ANNOUNCER

http://ikuta-toma.livejournal.com/685882.html
20110601 HIRUOBI + 20110611 NSTA + IKUTA RYUUSEI FUJI TV NEW ANNOUNCER P.C [DL vid clips of the unubore deka writer's award and about toma's brother]

http://ikuta-toma.livejournal.com/684966.html
More April 2011 [THE ONE PIECE COSPLAY INTERVIEW. THEY INTERVIEW YAMAPI TOO!!]

...............TOMA'S ROOM STUFF:

http://toma-room.livejournal.com/37553.html
[DL gekidan engimono if u haven't watched this old drama from around 2006 yet. bad boy toma!! AND HE SINGS A LITTLE KARAOKE!! xD]


..................RANDOM TOMA STUFF:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/ikuta+toma
GO HERE SOMETIMES 2 SEE RANDOM/RECENT TOMA PICS AND FANS TALKING ABOUT TOMA. HEHE.