Thursday, September 29, 2011


Ikuta Toma is back! all right!♪

toma wrote this 1 time in his jweb blog cuz he loves the backstreet boys. xD (u remember that song, right? lol.) so, now that genji promotion has started, we finally we get to see toma after i dunno, like the whole summer of barely any toma news or updates from his blog!!!!! whew...

oh, there's 6 days left till toma's birthday!!!
besides making some toma bday graphics and preparing what i'm gonna post here, at LJ, and at tumblr, i'm not sure what else to do??? lol. i think just let people share anything toma/toma's birthday-related at Toma's Room on his birthday. sorry, i don't have anything special planned, but i think it will still be fun to get together at toma's room and get excited about his birthday, right??

(remember the time difference if you're not in asia...
we're doing it on Oct. 7 in japan time!)

(if this gif does not load properly, u can see it here:

Higashiyama Noriyuki praises Ikuta Toma at “Genji Monogatari” event

by ustar on September 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm

On September 25th, Higashiyama Noriyuki, Ikuta Toma, Nakatani Miki, and Tabe Mikako attended an event for their movie, “Genji Monogatari -Sennen no Nazo-“, at Roppongi Hills Arena.

In 1991, Higashiyama played the role of ‘Hikaru Genji’ in the drama, “Genji Monogatari“. He praised Ikuta, who plays ‘Hikaru Genji’ in the movie, by saying, “I am a little bitter, but I am happy. I think this became the work that will represent Toma.” Then he commented on Ikuta’s purple attire with, “He is becoming a man who matches in ‘purple’. I am happy about that too.”

The movie is a history entertainment film that is based on Murasaki Shikibu’s “Genji Monogatari”. Set in the Heian Dynasty, it portrays the love stories of ‘Hikaru Genji’ and author Murasaki Shikibu at the same time.

While Higashiyama revealed, “At first, I honestly thought, ‘Oh, Toma is Hikaru Genji’,” but he was attracted to Ikuta’s ‘Hikaru Genji’ after watching the film. He smiled as he said, “Not only is this Toma’s representative work, it has become mine.” Meanwhile, Ikuta said, “I’m honored,” in response to his senpai’s compliments.

Nakatani, who plays the role of ‘Murasaki Shikibu’ commented, “When I saw Ikuta-san’s Hikaru Genji, it was as if he had a noble and beautiful aura since he was born. I will never forget that scene.” Meanwhile, Tabe, whose character falls in love with Hikaru Genji, expressed, “I’m very touched to meet Nakatani-san and Higashiyama-san, who I didn’t get to shoot with.”

In the movie, Higashiyama plays ‘Fujiwara no Michinaga’. “When I saw the script at the office, I thought, ‘Hikaru Genji at this age?’, but it turned out to be Toma,” he shared, then enthusiastically stated, “Michinaga has an image that is played by a older senpai, so it’s my turn to play that role. I will do my best to assist Toma.”

The cast appeared at the event, while walking down a purple carpet. Ikuta commented, “This was my first time walking down a carpet, so it became a good experience,” and shook hands with 1,000 women who gathered at the event.

“Genji Monogatari -Sennen no Nazo-” will hit theatres on December 10th.

(credit: thanks to memo_toma for sharing,

toma's costars always praise him ne. ~_~ and i totally agree about how toma really does look so right for this role. the look of a person of high birth, along with the attitude. hehe. well, i already got that vibe from him from some of his previous roles ne~ this movie is so important for toma's career!! i am looking forward to it so much!! i'm sure he won't disappoint.

about this event...i love how everything is purple!! and it was cool how they got to get out of limousines and walk down the carpet!!! *_* toma is looking so gorgeous and cool!! and I LOVE HIS HAIR!! i guess it's become his thing to pin up his hair in that cool way for formal occasions. fancy + sexy. xD

and toma was smiling and shaking hands with his fans!!! so few chances for him to interact with his fans ne…these girls are SUPER lucky!! so jealous of them!!! and it's funny how Higashiyama is jealous of toma. hahahaha....but it must be tough for toma to act with the sempai that played that same role!! wow. and then they worked together again for the double-play the start of this year, too! (that's why when i 1st say a blurry pic of them at the event, i thought it was some kinda old promo event for their plays!!! LOL. baka...=P)

--YOU CAN SEE A LOT MORE PICS/GIFS/VIDEOS FROM THIS EVENT if you browse through here: or of course you can just check out my tumblr, TOMAROOM.TUMBLR.COM!! =D)

DL videos of the genji event + some new clips from the trailer!!

--btw, someone was THERE in the crowd and took pics of the area and their view of the stage. *___* u can see the pics here: thanks to riki. ^^

(the hot almost kiss scene!! wahh...*_*)
(toma smiling)
(toma shaking hands with fans)

(EDIT: oh, thanks to mela for the explanation! ~_~ i totally forgot to say why everything is purple. cuz a while back, mizza told my murasaki = purple, so i thought maybe other ppl know. but here's what mela said: Now I know why everything was purple, it was from a flower (wisteria) that is associated with the author's(murasaki) name; found it on murasaki shikibu's wiki article; nice flowers(just want to share))

................... toma's pics ♥
(credit: as watermarked, princessjeremeelovesyou, tomassuko@tumblr, toma143@tumblr, see the HQ pics at but those posts may be members-locked.)

the myojo preview pics...i like the photoshoots where toma is actually walking around or doing stuff, like reading or something, instead of just posing. well, he looks more natural that way, right? ~__~ oh, i really like the pic of toma aiming his camera!! ~_~ we know he likes to take pictures, but never really seen him actually taking pictures.

................... random toma/toma-related things
[in case you haven't seen toma dancing around while dressed as a girl. xD]
[i love this toma pic in the blue hoodie from last year!]
[look at toma's arms in this pic where he's holding like a box of gold!! wahh...]
[takemoto crying in honey & clover. =( ]

Ryuusei (toma's younger brother) will soon be the co-navigator of a CG anime show for children, about trains (and he is still one of fuji tv's announcer). thanks to carry-chan for this news!

Johnny Kitagawa to reveal his face and have a show in Las Vegas!
of course, you know he's the old man that is the boss of everyone at Johnny's. he recently got 2 guinness world records, 1 for most No.1 singles produced and one for most concerts produced!! i'm surprised he wants to do some kinda show in LV!! sugoi ne...^^ at least there's a chance i might be able to go, if it's in LV.

--- remember how i said i folded and sent in a lot of cranes to help japan? well, in the end, over 2 million cranes from 38 countries were sent to the Students Rebuild organization which raised $500,000 for japan's rebuilding in places affected by the earthquake or tsunami! the artist vik muniz has used thousands of the cranes to create a beautiful art poster, which you can buy here:!! All proceeds will be donated to Architecture for Humanity to help fund reconstruction in Japan.

for more info:

some pictures and explanations of how the art was made:

Monday, September 19, 2011

HAPPY (early) 4TH BIRTHDAY TO TOMA LOVE!!!♥_♥ toma bday card, new CM, marching J video, u can get JWEB on smartphones, toma's rankings in polls....

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY TO TOMA LOVE!!!♥♥ sept. 24 is TL-chan's birthday. heehee. _

happy birthday, TL-chan!!!!!! ~__~
(it's still early, but i couldn't wait. xD)
i'm soooooo proud of TL-chan and even though
these days, i spend more time at the toma's room LJ,
i will always love TL-chan the most!! she's like my baby. heehee.

i'm so happy that so many people still come to my blog
and that it often shows up in search engines when you search for toma!!
i used to wish that toma would come here if my blog got popular enough, but now i'm just happy enough knowing that so many toma fans love my blog and come here often. especially new toma fans! just recently, i said to a new fan, she should check out my blog, and gureisu said she already found it when she googled toma and that i have really cool stuff there. awwwww. ~___~ arigatoooo!!

thanks to my clustr map, i know that there are toma fans everywhere in the world!! even places like iceland and latvia. i think that's amazing~~ ^_^ from 2007 until now, i've had over 132,000 visits!!! and this is my 488th post. and i have 146 followers now! wahhh....*_*

i will keep trying to keep everyone updated with what toma's doing...i love toma very much and i'll keep supporting him and fangirling!! please enjoy all the toma things hereeee!! *^-^*and please leave me comments sometimes!! xD

to toma~ and all toma fans~ that come here,
thank you~ from the bottom of my heart!!
and please keep supporting this blog and toma. v(^_^)v

i sent toma's birthday card on sept. 13. ~__~ this is the 4th year i sent him a birthday card. it was exciting to know it was on it's way to japan!! (i know it's silly, but i'll miss card-chan. =T i always get attached 2 things too easily. *sighh*) i sent it quite early, but that's cuz it might take 1-2 wks to get there + after that they have to sort it before giving it to him. i hope the card will safely reach him. inside it is a lot of love...sweet messages from myself and other toma fans! <3 thanks to the 13 people that wrote messages for him!! =)

i took a lot of pics of card-chan and closeups of everyone's messages. ~_~ take a look! they're all **HERE**.

(btw, if u need toma's fanmail address, i posted it here:

.......... toma's new VITZ CM!!

(gif credit:

memo-toma uploaded toma's new Vitz CM here...^_^

or you can watch it here...
it's sooooooo nice to see a new toma video after SOOOO LONG!!!!! and he's so~ cute, the part in the car at the end....~_~

.................. toma's short movie for MARCHING J

go here for more info:
Ikuta Toma on Marching J Special Movie

most of the money you spend (US$4.11) to watch the video (it's around 3 minutes long) will go to the earthquake relief effort. of course, besides toma, there are a bunch of other videos by other johnnys artists. it's a nice idea so you can help out even if you're not in japan, but i wish there were english subs on the videos!

........... Johnny's web App for Smartphones. *_* buy it to get toma's entries!

you can now access toma's blog or other johnnys' artists' jweb blogs on your smartphone no matter where you live in the world!!! *_* you can pay with your credit card, and it will cost around US$4.11 each month to access all the jwebs and special videos.

strawberry_gemm posted the info here, including a link to translated directions.

but i don't have a smart phone and it's quite expensive
since i'm only interested in toma's, and i can't read japanese, but i hope that some of you will be able to get it!!! ^_____^

................... toma's picturesssss~
(credit 4 all pics in this post:, as watermarked, mizza, yyez, strawberrygemm, comedywong, shiroshima96, rae, oribejunpei, kashikuta. for the HQ versions please go to!^^)

i always like toma's hat + vest outfits!! especially the ones from this photoshoot. also loveeee it when there's a ton of toma pics, even though it's small ones, like for the winkup one this month. xD and some genji pics after a long while!! toma said genji promoting already started but we still haven't seen any new genji stuff.

(i love the 3rd pic!! sooo handsomeeee tomaaaaa. ^^)

(this is so cool...Toma’s Photoshoot for Popolo [Oct ‘11],
behind the scenes!!!! sugoi neeeee......*__*)

(it must be from last yr, but I DONT REMEMBER THIS PIC???
kinda, but i dunno. i like his knit thingy...^^)

(i love seeing random cute moments from when toma was a little boy!! ^^)

............... some cool toma things from my tumblr!!

i just uploaded today, my favorite part from the time maki interviewed toma on her radio show here. toma talks to maki about the kind of girl he likes and how he would confess to her~~ toma’s voice + his cute laugh is !! (for the whole interview, go to the bottom of this post!! xD)

rae-chan made me this toma tie gif!!! gahhhhhh!!!
too handsome!!! thanks again, rae. ~____~
TOMA RAINBOW!!! i made thissss!!! ^__^

i made collages of my favorite toma pics throughout the years. i've wanted to do this since a loLinkngggg time ago. so glad i finally did it. hehe. the above is my fav one, the 2nd part, but please check out all 3 toma's ties♥ pics here:

(btw, here are other toma picspams i made with various toma themes, like toma wearing plaid, toma's different hairstyles, pouty toma, etc. xDDDDD (hairstyles) (pouty) [cool poses] [friendship necklace] [beaded necklace] )

........... toma's message
(this is just my summary of it. to read the full message, go to, it will be members-locked though. credit, jessica, mizza, troom)

(credit: rae. sooooo cool!! wish this was real...giant billboards of toma will make any place prettier!! xDDD)

(from sept. 1, vol.449)

"ikuta toma's garden" has ended. (eh??? dunno what this means o_o)
thank you! if there are more opportunities later, please support him.


Genji monogatari promotions has begun. he asks us to please also promote this movie!

certainly, only japan can make a movie like this.
thank you.

he spent the whole day watching Maximum the hormone's LIVE DVD and thinks it's very cool.

(Note: I like rice more than the three meals, a quote from Maximum the hormone)

................. toma's rankings in various polls

Which young male celebrities are easiest to approach?
toma got 7th place. hehe. ~__~

Which Japanese actor do you want to play a Dracula-like role?
toma got 6th place. i've always thought VAMPIRE TOMA WOULD BE SO COOL!!!! xD

Which group comes to mind when you think of 'Johnny'?
toma got 17th place (294 votes). ~_~ he's not even in a group, but they still think of him. hehehehe. sugehhh~

Which actor do you want to become a butler?
toma got 8th place. hehe. (#1 is mukai again.)

Most impressive physical features in Anan magazine

toma got 10th place (1353 votes). mukai got 4th place. o_O yamapi got 3rd place. WTH???? i'm tired of seeing mukai at the top of the polls....for this, TOMA SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 5 AT LEAST!!! =0

............ cool toma LJ things:

JAM-CHAN PIC ON HIS BLOG. awww!! so cuteeee!! ~_~)

------- from toma's room LJ:
CONGRATS TO OUR AUGUST '11 WINNERS!! i have icons 4 u!! xD
[Poll/Discussion] wouldn't it be cool if toma was a singer too??

...................... random toma-related things

(my sister bought me the unofficial hanamizuki dvd @japan town in SF!! ^^)

i was able to find the ONLY we were there (bokura ga ita) manga book at book-off!!! soooooo lucky!!!!!! ^____^
Can J-Pop replicate success of K-Pop?
(i dunno if japan really needs to try to appeal to people in other countries, but i guess it can't hurt? they should definitely try to get more popular in asia at least!! and i totally agree that johnnys is too strict and backwards regarding how to promote their artists!! let them have twitter, facebook, etc.!! let them post up pics of themselves...have preview clips of their MVs, dramas on youtube WITH eng. subtitles to get more people worldwide to know about them!!!!!! *_*)

--i wanna share these old CUTE CUTE TOMA GIFS at tumblr
but i think the size is too big so it doesn't work. =/ at least i can post them here. (credits: moi and zoe.)

(if the gifs don't load properly here R the direct links:

------------ HANA KIMI things

[hana kimi SP mv. not much ppl make MVs about the SP, so this is nice. ^^]
[a cute scene from end of new hana kimi? spin hug + kiss his cheek!! ^^]

---------------- TOMA @TUMBLR things
[thanks to tomapifriendship for reminding me that toma IS A PART OF A JOHNNYS GROUP!! the unofficial group, NO BORDER that toma named. ^____^ i think toma's color is...white??]

--gifs of toma (when he was a little kid!) looking down subaru's pants to see if he correctly guessed his underwear color....AND HE WASN'T WEARING ANY UNDERWEAR!!!!! lollllllll. (credit:
[toma is a LIFE RUINER!! hahahaha...=P LOVE HIS AWKWARD SMILE. xD]
[a lot of tomapi hugging/closeness gifs!! ~_~]
[a lot of gifs from the time toma tried 2 balance a pencil on his pouting lips. SUPER CUTEEEEEEEEE!!!! xDDDDDDD]
[toma's signature on different things...the ones he wrote his name in eng.!]
[a bunch of jam-chan's cute pics!! ^.^]

--------- toma talks about the kinda girl he likes +
how he would confess to her on maki's Girls Lock radio show from 2007!!! _

i recently listened to this again and i fell in love with toma's voice (and laugh) again!!!!!!♥♥♥♥ kyaaaaaa. i think newer toma fans don't know about this, so you should definitely go listen!! TOMA ALSO SINGS A TINY BIT OF THE IKENAI TAIYOU HANA KIMI THEMESONG. =P

the radio interview was from july 19, 2007, and the translation for parts 1 and 2 (part 2 is just the partial translation i guess)

you can LISTEN TO /DOWNLOAD the whole 2 parts of the interview, (and just the short 'iloveu', 'ikenai taiyou" clips) here!!! (to listen, click on the title of the clip u wanna listen to and it will start playing, in the little scrolling menu right at the top of the page) YEYYYYYYYYY!!!
(thanks to lenicherry at the tomalicious forum!! ^_^
amazingly, the links still work!!! :P i tried downloading 1 clip, and it works fine. ^_^)

please visit jamie's new blog!! she is a mangaka (from the usa) living in tokyo and she'll post a lot of pictures about her daily life in tokyo, manga/anime, quirky japanese things, etc. *___* (i've also linked to her on the right, lower side of this blog!!)