Thursday, August 30, 2012

TOMA'S GOT A NEW DRAMA!!!!! he went to yamashita's EroP concert!! ^_~ his magazine interview translations...

whew, finished editing the 5th year anniv. post. 
i think i'll be able to post up the august recap post tomorrow! 
it's my 5th toma anniv. today!! yeyyyyyyyy!! *__*
ja ne! ~_~ 

i made it! 
last day of the month post!! xD

hi everyone! 
is it hot where you live? i know it's still very hot and humid in tokyo, at least. summer's almost over, but i think we'll continue to have hot days until at least the end of september, here in southern california. it was really hot for most of august, but it started cooling down a little yesterday! yes!! sometimes i wish i could be nocturnal during summer, then i wouldn't have to deal with the daytime heat and could fully enjoy the nighttime cool air (and look at the moon all night!!).
nevermind, let's talk about toma now!

TOMA'S GOT A NEW DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!! *_____*
IT'S A LEADING ROLE, TOO!!!!!!!! ^__^
i'm really excited and happy about this!!!!!! :D :D :D

(see my reaction in gifs here. xD i feel a little bad that i was not super super hyper when i found out, but maybe cuz earlier i heard about a toma drama rumor and i just keep thinking he'll get one this year. 

so, what we know about the plot so far, is that toma's character lost his job and his girlfriend. he hears about a revitalization project going on in a small town that needs volunteers, so decides to go there and start his life over. he meets a woman (doctor) on the train, on his way there, and she is annoyed by him being too positive. probably later, she likes toma, but toma will like a different person. there are 4 other characters in this drama.

well, the story doesn't sound very exciting and i don't know any of the other actresses/actors, but WHO CARES, IT'S A NEW TOMA DRAMA AND HE'S THE LEAD CHARACTER!!!!!!! ahhahahahahaha.... i hope the toma fandom gets a lot more lively and fun during the time his drama airs! i really miss the super active fandom that we had around 2007 and 2008. =T i’m a little surprised/disappointed there hasn’t been much of a reaction in the fandom to the news of toma’s new drama, so far. =[ except for us hyper fans at the toma-room LJ and some people on it because many fans don't know about it yet?? 

........................ toma's messages 
(i'll just talk about some of the interesting things toma said in his jweb here, but remember if you want to read his full message, go to! ~_~)

(in my last post, the translation was not right, toma was not feeling lonely! xD) he's done filming for Nou Otoko. he's sorry he hasn't posted anything in a long time. he is looking forward to this movie, which will be really weird/confusing (?). (vol. 499, july 30)

He had a nice summer vacation after he finished working on his movie. he did a lot of summer activities and also non-summer things. maou is re-airing. just like in 2008, maou and the olympics aired during the summer. it's really hot these days... he wants to make a lot of good memories and not waste any time. (vol. 500, august 22)

He talked about the new drama, too. he hasn't been in a drama for years, so he is excited about being on a drama set and he'll work hard on it.

Right now, he is obsessed with the manga Touch after he randomly bought/found a volume. he's never felt this way about any other manga. he likes girls like minami asakura (a character in the manga).

He is happy to work on the new drama and everyone, wait for it, ok...(vol. 501, aug. 29)

............................ toma news, links, etc. from August 

(credit: tomafanindia, someone else on weibo, sumigomin on weibo, )

1~ TOMA'S NEW AUTUMN DRAMA: Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jisei, Renewal~. 
that's a long title! xD it means "The late-blooming sunflower ~ renewal of my life". this autumn drama will air tuesdays at 9pm in october. here's a bunch of news and information about it!! 

On August 29th, Fuji TV has announced that actor Ikuta Toma will star in their upcoming fall drama ‘Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~‘ (lit. ‘Late Blooming Sunflower ~My Life, Renewal~’). It will be his first starring role in a drama series in three and a half years.

The drama is set at the beautiful Shimanto River in the Kochi prefecture and revolves around a group of seven men and women and the unfolding of their lives.

Ikuta plays a man named ‘Joutarou’, who’s a typical example of the so-called ‘lost generation’ in Japan. The term ‘lost generation’ refers to people who face a scarcity of employment right after graduating from school and therefore are left without any real perspective. He was lucky to find a regular employment, but it didn’t last long and he was laid off due to downsizing. Around the same time he was also dumped by his girlfriend. Fed up with his life, he somehow ends up in a ‘revitalization group’ of the Shimanto River area in Kochi.

Fuji TV already produced similar dramas about different individuals living together at the countryside such as ‘Kita no Kuni kara‘ (1981~2002) set in Furano, Hokkaido and ‘Hakusen Nagashi‘ (1996) set in Matsumoto, Nagano, which were very popular at the time. It seems, they are now aiming to transfer the same concept into the current generation.

Ikuta commented, “There have already been many great dramas about unique groups of people living together in regional towns. I want this drama to prove that our generation can create something just as wonderful as those masterpieces and meet everyone’s expectations of a drama about a youthful crowd.”

Actress Maki Yoko will play the heroine in the drama. You can also look forward to the appearances by Kiritani Kenta, Kashii Yu, Emoto Tasuku, Kimura Fumino, and Kuninaka Ryoko, as well.

‘Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~’ will air every Tuesday at 9:00 pm, starting sometime in October.

Source: Sanspo

(credit: careline18)

--the drama's official website:

--more info about the drama:

--see how toma fans reacted to the news! ^_^: (check the comments below the news article!)

2~ toma's action movie, Nou Otoko, will be released on February 9, 2013!!!!
that's my birthday!!!!!! omgggggggg!!! no special toma-related events ever happen on my bday!!! so happy about this!!!! v(^____^)v
(check my tumblr post to see my reaction in gifs. xD

3~ toma went to see yamashita's EroP Yokohama concert on august 5!!!♥ 
tackey was there too! toma didn't come on stage, he just stood up in the VIP area, dressed casually, when yamashita announced that he was there. hehe. i'm not sure if he was supposed to go on stage with tackey, but couldn't, cuz he came late? but it was nice that the audience called out "toma!" and toma seemed a little embarrassed. xD
more details here:

(credit: dragon-fat)
4~ toma went to the Rock in Japan festival (august 3) 
(thanks to myjhersey17 @tumblr for the info!)
and he took a cute pic with kyary pamyu pamyu there! just cuz they took a pic together, some ppl were saying they wanna ship them. lol. she's cute, but only 19 though!! (if u wanna reblog the pic go here: 

5~ some subbed toma video clips:
--TFGirls subbed the VS Arashi episode where toma was the +1 guest! *_*
get it here:
--Guess Toma's mom! Quiz Jr. no Mama! (this is from the time toma was still a kid. hehehe.)
get it here:

6~ some translated toma interviews: 
FINE BOYS (Sept. 2012) scans + partial FINE BOYS interview translation (toma's gardening hobby! xD)

2 [pretty good xD] translations of toma's 2012 interviews (and 1 f/2009)!! 

Scanlation- POPOLO Feb 2011  

Scanlation- Duet Dec 2009  

"Secret Love Affair" (POPOLO, june 2009)

(by the way, if you want are interested in translating toma's interviews, please comment here: thank you in advance!! ~__~)

................. my favorite toma pictures ♥
(copy the link to see the full-size pics!)

(credit: tomafanindia)

............................ my favorite toma gifs from tumblr ♥
(i don't want too many gifs loading, so i'll only show a few here...)
[his cute smiling face, in his grey sweater at warrate(?)!! ~__~]


[ryosuke: laugh/chuckle]
[nakatsu in the bath with the other guys...xD]

[nakatsu: bunch of idiots!]



my 5th YEAR anniversary of becoming a toma fan! (:

august 30/31 is my 5th year anniversary of becoming a toma fan!! ~___~ it's my TOMAnniversary...i'm really happy and i'll celebrate it today and tomorrow!! 

5! i still remember being a newbie back then, not knowing anything about toma, asking other fans all kinds of questions, and trying to fit in. (if you look at my old posts on this blog, you'll see how it was like for me, being a new toma fan. i posted so much back then! haha.) 5 years later, i'm the one answering fan's questions and helping new fans. and in addition to this Toma Love blog (which somehow got so popular!), i'm the moderator at the Toma's Room LJ community too! and i'm also fangirling at my tumblr too! i never thought i would be so involved in this fandom, but i'm really happy to fangirl for toma along with so many friendly and awesome toma fans! all the time and effort is worth it! 

oh, i want to thank all the toma fans that have been nice to me or helped me or commented on my posts or wrote messages to me! thank you!!

toma is such a talented gorgeous and cool, but so adorable and funny, too. he is a truly amazing person...i love toma and i'll keep supporting him and his fandom! thank you, toma. i wouldn't be who i am now if i wasn't your fan. you have already achieved so much in 5 years, but i know you will keep getting more popular and respected. and i know you will continue to make me smile and make me proud to be your fan. ~.~
later on, i will post some pics here of how i celebrated my 5th TOMAnniversary.i'll just celebrate by eating some special food...xD are some pictures i want to share with everyone! after 5 years, i have quite a collection of toma stuff. it's mostly magazines and photobooks. but the things below are the ones that i treasure the most.

1) my very expensive official hana kimi dvd sets, Part I and II. it sounds crazy, but one of the main reasons i bought it was to get this tie! lol. i love ties, and i thought if i had this tie, i could wear it and feel like i'm one of nakatsu's classmates! yey!! xD (well, it took a long time for me to convert these japanese region dvd's to region-all so that i could watch it though! T__T i really need to re-watch it sometimes to get my money's worth, but it's got no english subtitles! hahaha.)

2) cezie gave me this big toma photobook she made for my birthday in 2010!! *___* she was a toma fan that i talked to a lot back then, and one day, she said she wanted to give me something for my birthday. and she sent me this photobook (she lives in canada, and i'm in the usa). wahhhhh!! i was so shocked and happy. i was only expecting something like a card or something small. there were so many recent toma pics inside and also old childhood pics of him!! ^__^ it was just really super sweet of her to spend time and money on this gift for me, and i will always treasure it! also, i remember her saying that the girl that worked at the printing place was a toma fan too!! lol. but it's too bad that we gradually talked less and less because she got busy (she's a nurse) and i don't know when was the last time we's sad when people leave the fandom without saying goodbye! =( 

but she wasn't the only nice toma fan to send me 2010, anjerin-chan (from malaysia, who i have also lost contact with. =T) went on a trip to japan and she sent me some hanamizuki flyers (that i requested) and a nice little lavender flowers bookmark from a flower farm (tomita, i think?) in hokkaido!! ~__~ i kept 1 and sent the extras to mizza, mashi (we still keep in touch! ~.~), and some other fans. ^_^ then in 2011, mashi sent me some birthday presents! aww...i feel really lucky that some toma fans that know me through my toma blog liked me enough to send me stuff! thank you, again, anjerin and mashi!! *hugsss* (I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE TO SEND ME GIFTS! LOL. I'LL BE HAPPY ENOUGH IF YOU POST MESSAGES FOR ME ON MY CBOX OR COMMENT ON MY POSTs. ~_~)

3) my 2 favorite toma posters. there has only been 1 big toma poster included in a magazine (in recent years), and it's from the 1st time he was on the cover of Potato in 2009. i hope he can be on the cover of 1 of the main idol magazines sometime again, and it'll have a nice big poster of him inside! ~_~ the 2nd one is a pullout from wink up in the march 2009 issue. it was the 1st time i ever bought a japanese magazine! it's still my favorite toma mini poster because his hair, outfit, and his smile...everything is perfect! 

4) careline went on a trip to japan in 2010 and was able to see toma at a stage greeting for ningen shikkaku! she got some flyers for her friends and had 1 extra and asked if anyone wanted it. of course i quickly asked for it and she sent it to me (from germany)! *__* it's important to me because it's the flyer of toma's 1st movie. also, it's the kind that folds out, so there are 4 pages, actually! it's also the best quality toma movie flyer that i have. i have the hanamizuki one too, but it got bent during shipping. careline sent it to me in the same basic envelope that anjerin used for the hanamizuki flyers, but amazingly, it was not bent at all. whew!! ~___~ 

5) my cinema square magazine with toma on the cover... it's significance is that seeing the preview pics on mizza's LJ post is what got me and her talking more and eventually we became friends. and later on, while chatting, we came up with the idea for creating the Toma's Room LJ community!! of course, it's also because this is 1 of my favorite toma photoshoots. he's so cute and sexy in the pics!! ~.~ also, i remember it was particularly tough to special order this magazine from the sanseido japanese bookstore at mitsuwa. xD cuz the lady that worked there somehow couldn't find this issue online so that they could order it for me, but then i spotted it on the screen, off to the side! :D 

6) of course i had to include the toma an an issue!!!! ^_~ i think it might be the biggest toma magazine i have (except for the MORE fashion magazine). i was really surprised at the size, cuz i thought it was going to be the size of a wink up. it's so great to see such big sexy pics of toma!! xD in this picture, you can see that i put it on top of a blue bag. that is the bag that i hide it in, and i keep it on my bookshelf. hahaha. i used to look at it often back then, but i haven't looked at it much after that year. (see, i'm not a pervert! xD) but it's great to know that whenever i feel like seeing toma shirtless, i can just pull out this magazine. hahahahaha... 

so...i don't usually post clear pictures of myself, but i thought this time i'd make an exception, kind of. here are toma-related pictures of me (+ some explanation of each pic) 1 from each year, from 2007 to 2012! ^_^ 

(yes, i have a very round face + look young for my age! -__- i hope you aren't disappointed or think of me differently after seeing my pics. well, people who have come here a lot in the past already kinda know what i look like, from the pics of myself where you can see my face...the ones i used for my profile icon, though those were tiny pics. xD)

(see the full size pic here)

2007: i took this picture during the autumn. after it rained that day, the weather was so perfect! breezy and a little cold...the sky was so blue, with so many white clouds. i remember jogging for a while, listening to Ikemen Boogie. (also, it was 1 of the rare times that my bangs and haircut was perfect and exactly the way i wanted it! lol.)

2008: after i bought the hana kimi official DVD, of course i had to take pics of myself wearing the tie and crest. my 1st ever attempt at cosplaying! haha.

2009: me posing with 1 of my drawings. ~_~ (dunno why my lips look weirdly red, i never wear lipstick!) i spent sooooooo much time on 4 toma drawings that i sent to Wink Up and Potato, hoping they would print it in the birthday fan art section. but none of them were chosen. sighhhhh. oh well, it was nice to draw again after a long time. i used to draw/sketch a lot for fun...

2010: me looking tired cuz i woke up before dawn to work on my 3rd toma fic. lol. i first wrote a super long (interactive! xD) toma fanfic in december 2008. then i wrote the 2nd one, continuing the story, in december 2009. but the 3rd one was during march 2010. i love writing and it felt like i was really in the story with toma!♥ i still like writing toma fics, even if not much people read them. i want to write another one soon! i already have some good ideas! xD

2011: this picture is significant mainly because i'm wearing a nice pink spring dress that i really like, that i bought online from yesstyle. lol. no...cuz i'm holding an unofficial (badly subbed. xD) DVD of hanamizuki. it's my 2nd favorite toma movie, so far. i really loved the romantic moments and the lighthouse scenes. i really like lighthouses and i have a lot of lighthouse stuff! i have only been to 2 lighthouses but i wanna go see more in the future! and this movie made me a gakky fan! hehe. i still ship them and that's why in my last fic, they were a couple! ~_~

2012: i only took this pic recently, for this post! xD i'm holding a bokura ga ita booklet that jamie ( got for me. she lives in tokyo, but she is from the usa. (: she wants to be a manga artist. she was accepting commissions in december 2011, so i asked her to draw a picture (chibi version) of mizza and i. :D but because she was dealing with some personal problems, it took her a very long time to complete it, and by early 2012, i asked if she could send me a BGI flyer along with the drawing, if she sees them, and she said yes! in the end, she wasn't able to find a flyer, but she was able to get me this small booklet from a bookstore in japan. ~_~ it was really cool to get mail from someone in japan for the 1st time ever! *__*