Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ocTOMAber!!! xD BRI Part 2, toma's bday, toma sang his drama's opening song, etc. etc.!! ~.~

it's NOVEMBER 16!! @__@ i'm sorry i'm posting the monthly post so late! if only it didn't take me so long to watch BRI Part 2. cuz i had to watch it before i went back to toma's tag on tumblr, which was full of spoilers. O_O but i didn't like the movie, so i kind of regret not reblogging toma stuff for a month just because of it. -__- i tried to keep things simple/leave out some things, so gathering stuff + writing this post wouldn't take forever...enjoy! ~.~ (as always, remember you can go to the Toma's Room LJ or the ikuta toma tag at tumblr for the latest toma updates! also, i usually remember to post important toma news in my cbox here!! xD)

(i love my current colorful icons @LJ!!!!! :D)
here's some toma-related + random pics i shared at my LJ!
my toma magazine came in the mail! the clothes i ordered came too!! ~.~
toma magazine, food, + random pics... :D
*^-^* my TOMA BDAY celebration♥ + Genji review + KOI NANKA HAJIMARANAI manga♡ + random pics!! ~.~

OH, THE LATEST BIG NEWS IS THAT TOMA WILL BE ON ALL NIGHT NIPPON ON NOVEMBER 23, at 10PM!! ゎぁぃ♪ ヾ(*⌒∇⌒)八(⌒∇⌒*)ツ ゎぁぃ♪ he will be the guest DJ (just like in 2007!) and his drama's cast will be the guests. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN EMAIL HIM AT you should email ASAP and write in japanese, if possible. many thanks to himawariyusuke for telling us about this! for more info about this, go here:

........................ 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! ~_~)

toma thanked everyone who wished him a happy bday.♥ read toma's bday message here, thanks to himawariyusuke!

toma didn't talk about anything very interesting this month, except for his birthday. he said they had a birthday party for him on the set and he was happy that the cast of his drama could be there with him. =) and he talked a lot about Osawari, of course, reminding everyone to watch it and enjoy. on the night the 1st episode aired, he said something like naughty people who are outside so late, go home (to watch his drama)! haha! also, he mentioned how he was so surprised that he got the chance to sing the opening song! ~.~

........................... toma news, links, etc. from October ♥

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TOMA AND THE CAST OF OSAWARI SANG THE OPENING SONG!!!!!! `*:;,。・ヽ♪(●^o^●)ヮイヮイ丿丿♪`*:;,。・ヽ it's a cover of Anata Ni, by Mongol800. the rumor was true! this would be the first time toma's recorded a song in the studio since Cat in the Red Boots, 6 years ago!! everyone was really happy and excited about it!!!!!! a lot of fangirl screaming and crying!!!

--go here to see how us fans at Toma's Room reacted to this awesome news!! (also you can DL the video clip of the opening here!)

THE BAD NEWS is that the song is not included on the drama's soundtrack. x_x but at least you can still get the mp3! thanks to kavya for giving me these links and thanks to thariamon and keiko_artemis for sharing these clips with us! ~__~ 
[HQ MP4/MP3] "Osozaki no Himawari" Opening Theme
Anata ni [romanji+english subtitle]

(the official poster for osawari. credit: tomafanindia)

(toma @press conference for osawari. credit: bespeckledcupcake)

...............Episode 1 of Osawari has been subbed!!
get it here:

i have watched episode 1 and i think it's ok. toma's character is like most of the roles he's had before, your basic nice, cheerful guy. i like the cranky doctor lady (sorry, don't remember anyone's names yet). lol. i love strong female characters. and i like how she's a bit sarcastic and antisocial and not trying to fit in and be all happy and perky like most of the other characters. i can really relate to characters like that because i'm quite sarcastic and cynical. i just don't show it much online. hahaha...

unlike with toma's previous dramas, i probably will not be posting comments and screencaps from the episodes after i watch them. ^^; it's too time-consuming, and i don't think i'll have much to say about this drama, i guess. maybe sometimes i'll comment about it on my cbox on the right, though. 

(credit: bespeckledcupcake)
(as toma's character's little brother!! xD)

--gifs of the scene, thanks to kavya! 

--translation of the news report about their scene and ryuusei's and toma's comments about filming it, thanks to himawariyusuke! 

--news about them filming the scene and their comments about each other:

toma on various tv shows promoting Osozaki no Himawari. if you want to watch them, there are some that you can download at the toma's room LJ. just go there and browse and you'll find them. remember, these posts are members-locked. OH, THIS IS REALLY CUTE, THOUGH...RYUUSEI HAD TO INTERVIEW TOMA AND HE CALLED TOMA "IKUTA-SAN". SINCE HE DID SO, TOMA ALSO CALLED HIM THAT, BUT THE STAFF WERE LIKE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO FORMAL. SO, TOMA IMMEDIATELY GRABBED HIS BROTHER BY THE SHOULDER AND THEY LAUGHED. awwwww!! ~__~ i dunno where u can watch this video, only seen screencaps.

(if you're curious about the toma shooting an arrow and the "toma peed on me!" parts, go to the links below to DL the video clip/for more info about it!!

the ratings have been pretty low so far. toma's dramas rarely get high ratings. =(

--here are a bunch of nice pics taken on the set of Osawari!

official N.O. poster! (credit: tomafanindia)
the nou otouko official website was updated with the official poster and teaser!

(they recently released the full trailer, but i'll talk about that in the next post, since it happened in nov. and not oct. you can watch it at the official website now, just click on the 1st button on the right!! the bloody parts and that psycho girl are creepy, but omg, sexy shirtless toma!!!! *_* i was hoping there would be a shirtless scene so toma could show off his more muscular body after 6 months of training!! i'm so glad there's at least 1 shirtless scene! hehe...)

--watch the cool 30 second teaser:

--check out the updated website:

(toma's bday cake from the fans gathering in singapore!! credit: mashi)

..................TOMA'S 28TH BIRTHDAY!!
TOMA CELEBRATED HIS BDAY AT MIDNIGHT WITH RYUUSEI!! ~__~ and for toma fans, most of the celebrating/fangirling was at twitter and tumblr. and some fans had gatherings to celebrate, with cake and japanese food, too! TFGirls and toma's philippines fans (#ocTOMAfest) had gatherings. =)

if you missed out on the super awesome and fun yearly twitter party at midnight (JST) of toma's bday, go here and scroll down. i retweeted so much!! :D

here are all of the toma birthday posts i reblogged!!

--my favorite post is this one. toma has had so many great roles, right? he's played all kinds of characters! artist...prince...psycho!!

--again, i talked about how i celebrated toma's bday at my LJ. ~.~ go there to see the pics!

(i made this BRI movie/manga collage! =D if you want to reblog it, go here: also, there were some really nice BRI 2 (or BRI 1) posts at tumblr... go here to see them!

.................Bokura Ga Ita (Part 2) was released and subbed!!
get it in HQ here:
get it in MQ here: 
get the subs here:

also, you can watch it online here. thanks to moko for the link!
(also, if you still haven't watched it, TFGirls hardsubbed Bokura Ga Ita (part 1). you can get it here: they have indonesian subs, too!)

THIS TIME, I WILL NOT POST MY REVIEW OF THIS MOVIE HERE, SINCE I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT TO SAY AND IT'S MORE CONVENIENT TO JUST LINK TO IT INSTEAD OF TAKING UP 1 POST HERE. i have to warn you though, i did not like this movie, unlike most people. it's like hanamizuki all over again. is it just because i'm too picky? hmm...
my review of Bokura Ga Ita (Part 2)

........2 new Bath Roman commercials!! 
i might buy try buying one Bath Roman bath salts box the next time i go to mitsuwa. xD get the silly CM's here. hahaha...

go to the forum to chat about toma:
go to the the LJ to DL some recent toma video clips with subs:

.........himawariyusuke's excerpts of toma's appearances on various tv shows. ~_~
go here to read them. it's nice to have little bits of extra information about toma, right? it reminds me of xdustbunnysx's LJ... remember to comment and thank himawariyusuke for the translation after you read something there! =)

..........Bokura no Jidai (Part 1) has been subbed!
the show where toma, shun, and okada had a long talk. ikemen paradise mini reunion! =P 
get it here:

....................random toma stuff:
--toma was a guest on Tamaki Hiroshi’s new Iron Chef show on November 2!!! i think the new version of this show is kind of a big deal, so i'm glad toma got to be a guest judge there!! :D (thanks to kavya for the info!)

--toma and the other 3 members from 4Tops are all in drama's for the fall season! ~_~ (thanks to fierceastheireyebrows for pointing it out!)

--video clip of toma making his family's special kind of gyoza!! tuna, cheese, onions, and mayonnaise??!! =P

--gifs from the press con of West Side Story, with the arashi guys and toma!! wahhh!!! they were so young!!

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


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........................... my favorite toma gifs from tumblr♥

i really loved this scene in the movie, though it was way too short. i want to go to such a vast field of grass like this, too! :D (source:

i like toma's sweater vest, and his expression is cute! wonder who he was talking to on the phone? (source:

.................................[moved this stuff 2 the bottom of my used to be on top...^^;]
hey everyone!! i have not finished the monthly post yet, so please be patient. 
i haven't forgotten about it, i just need some more time... =T
meanwhile, happy halloween!! eat some candy, dress up, listen to Monster Mash!! xD 
i'm wearing glasses and a very simple liz lemon-ish "costume". lol. i'll share a pic later at my LJ... hehe. 
(halloween gif i used:

(nov. 1):
new autumn banner!!!!!!
i wish i had found this earlier!!  i think it might be the best autumn picture i've ever used for my banner! i love the bright, bold colors of the leaves!! it's just too perfect. ~__~ (i used a blue heart this time instead of a text heart. took a long time 2 get it right though! but i like this kinda heart better. ~.~ also, i still remember from art class that orange goes with blue. hehehe. it does, doesn't it? )

and i found these 4 other really pretty autumn pics from kyoto!! i love how they have lighter autumn colors, some almost peach-colored. absolutely beautiful!! *___*


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bokura Ga Ita (Part 1) review

(2nd part of BRI is out already!! *_* just since today, i guess? i saw some screencaps from it at tumblr. i had a feeling it might be online around mid-october and i was right. of course, i am going to wait for subs though. i think i might like the 2nd part of the movie more, because it talks about their long distance relationship, the other girl that liked yano (i like how she's not as girly as nanami!), and they're grown up and mature now.) 

(i got a ton of screencaps, but i'm only posting the ones i like the most here, just in case there are still a lot of people who haven't watched this movie yet.)

i thought it was a pretty good movie. 
maybe it's because i'm not a fan of the manga and i don't like bittersweet love stories, so i didn't think it was amazing, like most people have been saying on tumblr and LJ. i do think it's great that this movie gave toma a chance to experience a sweet high school love story which he missed out on because of working for johnny's. it also might be the last time we get to see toma wear a school uniform for a role. this movie must be really special to toma, but to me, it is just a typical manga-style love story.

don't get me wrong, i did enjoy watching it. i liked how they were in hokkaido and we could see some nice rural scenary. i thought toma, yuriko, and the rest of the casts' acting was great. they really seemed like high school students. even Take (Sousuke Takaoka), who looked older than everyone. they managed to include most of the important parts from the manga without making the movie feel too rushed. and watching it makes me remember the feeling of having a crush on a boy in class and gives me a nice, nostalgic feeling. ~__~ and of course, the best part about this movie is being able to see toma as a cute, cool, popular high school student. and sometimes, he is a really sweet and caring boyfriend, too! (also, i liked toma's stylish clothes. the colorful t-shirts or the hoodie that he wore with his school uniform, the white knit sweater over a white collared shirt, etc. very cool!) 

i think my favorite scene in this movie was the rooftop/fireworks scene. her confession to him and his confession to her were both very sweet. and then their first kiss with the fireworks in the background!!! awwwwwww. ^_^

toma and yuriko make a cute couple and seemed very comfortable with each other. they both seemed very absorbed in their roles. toma portrayed yano very well. both the cute/cool side of him and the insecure/broken side. i have conflicting feelings for yano...i want to hate him for being arrogant, insensitive, and needy. but i also feel sorry for him because of his tragic relationship with nana. i usually root for toma's character, but in this case, i think i was rooting for Take. Take is the typical "other guy" in the love triangle that, despite being cute, kind, and supportive, has no real chance of being picked. toma used to be that guy (nakatsu and takemoto)! maybe that's why i feel sorry for him and want nanami to give him a chance. it's also because yano and nanami are one of those too perfect, lovey dovey couples that makes you envious and annoyed at the same time. lol. to quote one of the guys in their class: "they irritate me somehow." xD
i think they could have done a better job, showing that toma and take are good friends, though. i guess because take had such few scenes with toma, i didn't feel that they were that close at all. 

since i'm talking about the different characters, i should talk about yamamoto, too. in the manga, she looks very plain and has short hair. besides that though, yuika motokariya's yamamoto and the manga's yamamoto is the same quiet, creepy, emotionless girl. she is like a ghost from yano's past, haunting him, reminding him of nana and all the things he did wrong, that he can never undo. i think yano feels sorry for her and is drawn to her because she's the only connection he has left to nana. or maybe he feels like he doesn't deserve to be happy, he doesn't deserve to be with nanami, so (sometime in the manga) he stays with yamamoto and avoids nanami. or maybe it's because yano has some kind of serious illness that he's keeping a secret from nanami?! (remember in the trailer for the 2nd movie, he was grasping at his chest and collapsed?? he did it once in this movie too!) by the way, i still hate yano for what he did with yamamoto after nana's funeral. i understand he was vulnerable and really sad and angry, but that was a really really stupid thing to do!! after that, she will always feel like she has a chance to be with him and he'll always feel like he owes her something.

speaking of things i hate, here are some things about this movie that i did not like. the main thing that bothered me was that i felt like i already know what will happen in 90% of the movie, even before i watched it. the trailers and preview clips and pics gave away too many of the important scenes! from the start, i knew their relationship is doomed, and i had trouble enjoying the happy moments because i knew the sad moments were coming. i guess it's always like this, even with toma's previous movies, but somehow, this time it was worse. (maybe it was because i kept seeing the same pictures and gifs of certain scenes over and over on tumblr, since this movie/manga is so popular, for a long time before i actually watched the movie?) also, i read some of the manga, in order to be able to compare the manga and the movie. all this made the movie very predictable to me. 
i thought the dialogue could have been better, too. but i guess it's to be expected of a manga-based movie to have a lot of cliche couple scenes and lines. and i knew they would not include yano's dog, lalami, in this movie cuz they don't have time for it. i'm hoping the 2nd movie lalami will be there even just 4 one scene, though!! =( lalami is such a cutie!!!! argghh!! T___T he was my favorite character in the manga, pretty much. 

a lot of people commented that they love the color tones of this movie, but i really hated it. there's something about yellow (and evening sunlight) or really bright lighting that really bothers me. unfortunately, this movie used a lot of yellow toned lighting (like honey and clover!) and most of the time, a certain dull lighting that made everyone too pale. (just look at toma's hair in this movie and compare it to how very orange it looked in real life!) it drained so much of the color and life out of everything. i guess it's supposed to make things seem dreamy and nostalgic. but to me, it tainted everything and it annoyed me to no end. 

what was really annoying though, was yuriko being too girly and childish. i know nanami is like that in the manga, but it's different when a real person is acting that way. and it's not that cute. i have to give her props for being able to capture nanami's manga teenage girl awkwardness, though. sometimes it was too much, but i have to admit that she's a great actress to be able to pull that off. i also don't like yuriko's voice, but i think she looks cute with the hair bun and i love her braided hair + bun hairstyle too. 

when i was reading the synopsis for this movie back in 2011, i thought that it sounded a lot like hanamizuki, but actually it's a completely different kind of love story. hanamizuki had a much simpler (maybe too simple!) story and there was nowhere near as much drama and angst as in bokura ga ita. hanamizuki had a lot more beautiful scenary from hokkaido, though, which i hope we'll see more of in the part 2 movie of bokura ga ita. 

toma and yuriko make a cute couple in BRI, but i still like toma and gakky more. there's just something about yuriko that i don't like. she's quite pretty, a good actress, has a good sense of humor, is kind of a tomboy and teases toma a lot. but somehow, i just don't like her. (maybe it's because of the rumors that they were dating in real life?) i guess that's one of the main reasons why i didn't like this movie that much. if gakky or some other actress i liked was playing the role of nanami, i would definitely like this movie a lot more! imagine if it was maki!! *_* omg, that would be a dream come true for tomaki fans! hehehe...

ok, i think i covered everything?? i really didn't mean to write a long essay, but in the end, that's how it turned out. lol. i hope you enjoyed reading it, cuz i had fun analyzing the movie and  writing it. i hope no one gets upset because i didn't love the movie and criticized the movie a lot... there are just a few more things i want to say, but it's spoiler-y, so i've put it in the SPOILERS section below.

___________________ SPOILERS!! x__x

--the almost love scene was super awkward. lol. in the manga, i think it was not as awkward, and they still didn't do it, but got much further than toma and yuriko did in the movie. in this scene, i was really distracted by nanami's checkered shirt matching the checkered curtains of yano's bedroom. hahaha. also, i think toma looked quite thin and pale in this scene! and it seemed a little rushed that suddenly they were about to make love. 

--the scene that she waits for yano and he doesn't come... in the manga, she waited in the snow and it was more dramatic because she could have gotten seriously ill if she kept waiting and it was freezing cold.

--in the manga, besides saying he slept with yamamoto because he wanted to get revenge on nana, he also said he did it because he felt sorry for her. he is such an idiot!!! luckily she didn't get pregnant or else he would have had to marry her!!

--i liked the scene where yano was yelling at nanami after she said he betrayed her. even though he still shouldn't have gone to the hospital and kept her waiting, but i completely agreed with what he said!! she really overreacts a lot. geez...

--i liked the part that nanami said she doesn't mind crying if it's because of yano. it's kind of sweet. and because the other guy in the manga is always saying that he won't make her cry and he'll always make her happy, unlike the lead character. but in a real relationship, you can't be happy all the time. you'll get into arguments, you'll get mad at each other. so it's stupid to say something like "i'll never make you cry". that's kind of impossible, idiot! lol. but of course, in manga and a lot of love stories in general, it's what they always say. DESPITE THAT, WHEN TOMA SAID IT AS NAKATSU IN HANA KIMI, I WAS SO TOUCHED!!! awwww. i love nakatsu. =,) 

--i liked the part where toma was singing along with the rest of the class!! toma singing!! yey!! ~_~ i also liked the part where he was standing at the school entrance, looking at the rain, and asking her how do you forget someone. it was a sad scene, but toma looked so cool!! xD

-- i liked the scene where take said this is his last warning, he's going after nanami. yano got so angry, but i was rooting for take. yes! time to take a stand! even if he's your friend, but if he is a bad boyfriend, you should just confess to her! i also liked the scene where yano fell and hurt his leg and take didn't stop to help him. LOL. because if i was him, i'd think yano was faking it, too, and in a situation like that, you can't be too nice, and take has already been holding back for too long already. 

-- i liked how nanami drew cute little drawings on the music sheet for yano. and he kept it and you see that he still has it at the end of the movie. awwww...  toma, i can draw cute drawings like that for you on your scripts if u like! hehehe... =P

Friday, October 5, 2012

~.~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOMA!!!♥ (things u can do 2 celebrate his 28th bday + the bday card i sent him)

omg, 13 hrs, 38 minutes left until toma's birthday!!!!  
(less now, as i'm actually posting this up. lol.)

i knew it was coming and have been preparing 4 it, but i didn't remember to start on this post earlier. T__T and now i'm nervous cuz i hope i can get this post done soon and post it up before tomorrow, since i'll be busy fangirling at tumblr or LJ for his bday! xD and i'm gonna try to watch the toma's subbed Another Day show and maybe some of the un-subbed Genji movie, too!! yey...and eat some yummy food too. hehe. already got some pre-toma bday smoothies. hehe... =P

I WILL BE AT TWITTER (@tsukiigirl)+ TUMBLR + THE TOMA'S ROOM LJ COMMUNITY AROUND MIDNIGHT (Oct.7, JST time), the start of toma's bday to fangirl with everyone!!! ^__^ actually i might be online since around 11:30pm JST.

(yeah, i couldn't think of anything else + i suck at photoshopping, so this is what i came up with. lol. pic credit: mayacy, memo_toma)

the main thing we're doing in the fandom is still the twitter thing. (though no one really talked about it at LJ or tumblr, so i dunno if a lot of ppl remember to do it. O_O) 

REMEMBER TO TWEET A LOT ABOUT TOMA @TWITTER on his bday, OCT. 7 (JST time) especially at 00:00 JST (last year people also tweeted at 10:07 JST), using hashtags #toma_birthday and #love_toma. ever since 2008, i think we've been trying to get toma in the trending topics. lol. last year he made it into the top 30 in japan, i think. (thanks to kavya for the info! she got it from here:

also, toma's philippines fans have some activities you can take part in. come join the #ocTOMAfest!!! :Ddetails here:

also, there is a fans gathering in malaysia. i've listed info for it and ^_^ IDEAS OF OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CELEBRATE TOMA'S BIRTHDAY HERE:

(i wish i could give toma some gourmet cupcakes + pretty flowers like this!! ~__~
i thought of sunflowers cuz of his drama, but it's not as pretty as these purple ones...

Happy Birthday, Toma!!!! ~.~
Tanjoubi omedetou!!! I love you!! *hugs*
In the coming year, i hope you will be able to do more things that you want to do, whether in your work or in your personal life! have an exciting, unique bday celebration!!


which is related to the movie/drama/etc. he worked on that year. i thought of finding some bruce lee stuff, or a "bad boy" cap, cuz of his 1st bad guy, fighting role in Nou Otoko. but then i found THIS!!! OMGGGG. a super cool black umbrella that looks like a samurai's katana! there's even a shoulder strap so you can carry it on your back! even though Ichiro's weapon of choice was a kalis in the movie...but toma WAS a samurai in a butai a long time ago. xD well, it's martial arts-related, at least, and useful (especially during the rainy seasons).

i want one too!! ^_~  (actually, since it could be mistaken for being a real sword, it might be risky to use it in public. maybe the smaller version is less likely to be mistaken for being a weapon!) 

do you think toma would like this? hehe... xD

Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella
(and the product description is hilarious! xD i love thinkgeek! xD)

(this is the card with stamps on it. =)
i chose these stamps. hehe. they're really colorful and pretty ne!)

i sent toma's bday card on sept. 12, 
so it should have already arrived at the Johnny's building. i took pictures of everyone's messages for toma that i included in the card. there were 19 messages in all, which fit on 4 pages (front and back) of note paper. =)

you can see all the pictures of the messages and the card here:

actually, fatimah posted a message, but after i already sent the card, so i promised i'd post it here. here you go, fatimah! sorry i couldn't include your message in the card! =T

Name : Fatimah
country : Malaysia
Message: Woa you're 28 already :P have a blast on your day! keep on your work, everyone's love it~