i know it's been forever since i updated this blog. sorry. i just had a too many things i had to do and too little time for fangirling.
NOTICE THAT I FINALLY CHANGED THE LAYOUT!!!!!!!! though i love a black background, but i think it's finally time to change to a bright white layout after 6 years. lol.
i've decided i won't do monthly posts anymore. i'll post whenever there's important toma news, so i'll post more frequently and you'll be more up to date with toma stuff as it's happening (though i still post big toma news in my cbox, but not sure if people notice. haha). yey!! xD doesn't mean i'll post a lot, but at least more than once a month (unless there's no new toma news for a long time). but that also means the posts will be more simple and short. maybe sometimes i'll just post links or something. xD
there were very few people who posted about toma's birthday back in october. even people celebrating his bday on twitter was less than previous years. =T
BUT THE BIGGEST NEWS FROM NOVEMBER IS TOMA WENT TO THE ROME FILM FESTIVAL BECAUSE HIS MOVIE, MOGURA NO UTA, WAS NOMINATED!!! i'm really proud of toma, being able to go to the Rome Film Festival. even though they didn't win any awards for mogura no uta, being nominated is already an honor. he got to go to his first international film festival in Italy (don't think he's ever been there?), meet his fans, sign autographs, and take pics with fans!!! *__* also, of course he looked so handsome and had such a classy suit on later (though he looked great in the i-don't-know-what-it's-called. lol. the traditional japanese clothes, that he wore on the red carpet). i'm glad he realized that he has fans outside of japan, too, though i think there have been certain times in the past where he already said that he's shocked that non-japanese people, who don't live in japan, know who he is? lol. it's kind of sad that toma doesn't know we exist. sighhhhhh..... -__-
oh, i'm kind of excited about toma's samurai role in a taiga drama. but the way they describe his character, i'm not sure if it's a big role or not. well, i'll still try to watch toma's part, but i've never watched a taiga drama before and i think it might be boring. haha.
_______________________ TOMA'S VIDEO CLIPS:
--------Toma’s Mogura No Uta and CHRISTMAS video messages on JNet
(thanks to kavya for the links and instructions!)
(Click on Toma’s name in the sidebar)
(scroll over the gifts and see which gift box has his name on it and click on it)
-----toma's new Bath Roman CM:
(this is a cute one! haha.)
------trailer for his movie, Mogura No Uta:
(almost naked toma tied to a speeding car!! LOL.)
___________________________ TOMA'S NEWS:
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--------------- ikuta toma joins okada junichi’s “gunshi kanbee”
It was reported that Ikuta Toma will join the cast of NHK’s Taiga drama “Gunshi Kanbee” that stars V6‘s Okada Junichi. Ikuta plays the role of a Christian daimyou Takayama Ukon, who also happens to be a master of tea ceremony and a samurai, and will later lead Kanbee to path of Christianity. Although Ikuta’s character won’t be present until the later part of the drama, Ikuta hopes that he’ll leave a vivid impression once his character comes-out.
Gunshi Kanbee’s producer said that Ikuta was chosen for the role because he will surely leave an impression of being cool, smart and a man of faith. Ikuta will reportedly start filming his scenes soon.
Also present in the drama’s film preview held at Shibuya in Tokyo is Shibata Kyouhei who will play Kanbee’s (Okada) father. Rounding-up the casts, are: Uchida Yuki, Kiritani Mirei, Takaoka Saki, Minamisawa Nao, Yoshimoto Miyu, Hayami Mokomichi, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Shobutei Koasa, Ryu Raita, Shiomi Sansei, Tanaka Tetsushi, Tanaka Kei, Hamada Gaku, Takahashi Issei, Tsukamoto Takashi, Nagai Masaru, and Matsuzaka Tori.
(source: Arama They Didn't: http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/5159800.html)
---------------- TOMA WAS AT THE ROME FILM FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER!!
(my screencaps. for some reason i don't remember being able to reblog some of this stuff later. lol. even though i saw it here. maybe later they removed the "ikuta toma" tag. =T darn it.)
toma was really excited to be there. it was his first time at an international film festival!!! =) you should really read his blog posts about it here: http://tfgirls-team.livejournal.com/ (if you are not a member, don't worry, they have open membership again! yey!)
also, toma was so excited to go to rome for this film festival that he forgot his wallet at home!! lol. read more Toma in Roma-related news here:
also, a lucky fan that was there wrote a long and detailed fan report about seeing toma there!!!! A MUST READ!!!!!! *____*
THERE WERE A LOT OF PICS, GIFS, VIDEOS ABOUT IT ON TUMBLR.
start from here and keep going forward (page 6, 5, etc.) to see all the Toma at the Rome Film Festival stuff that i reblogged!!
_________________ TOMA'S PICS:
pics from his play, The Seagull: