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:

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