Despite beeing busy with my school (yup again T_T *sob* ) I could not and didn't want miss opportunity to write this post. I would like to write about Toma's upcoming movie and his visit to Berlin, because I think no one in fandom makes any action to write/talk about it (which is kinda sad :/ ). I will try keep it short and brief. (but WARNING little bit fangirling included XD)
jaaa hajimemashou! ♥
About the new movie
As you might know Toma's newest movie will hit cinemas on 25th february this year. The name of the movie is Karera ga Honki de Amu Toki wa (When they knit seriously/ Close knit in english).
He plays Rinko, a transgender woman. "She" works as a nurse in elderly house. Rinko's boyfriend Makio(Kiritani Kenta) has sister who left her daughter Tomo. Makio decides to take care of Tomo together with Rinko. (that is all I know so far hehe)
*you can watch trailer and read more info here http://asianwiki.com/Close-Knit or here http://kareamu.com/
My thoughts/opinion about the movie...
I dont want to exaggerate, BUT I have strong feeling this movie will be soooo awesome and perfect!!!
I remember when I first read the news I was like eeeeeh? yadaaaa :P Toma? transgender? that is horrible :P Actually I was afraid that it will be again some perv comedy :P, gosh I am sooo happy I was mistaken XD).
Now when I think about the movie I am sooo proud of Tomacchi!!! But to be honest, I dont think many people understand the weight of this movie...
Firstly it is the first japanese movie about this topic and Toma is first japanese actor and Johnny's ever who portrayed a transgender (ok you can see men dressed up as women for fun in some jdramas, but this time it is serious! Correct me if I am mistaken...). What is more the director is a woman which is not so common too.
Secondly, it is big challenge and chance too to show everybody his talent as an actor, who can portray even this "complicated" kind of roles. I am reaaally rooting for him and I am so proud of him that he worked so hard and is not afraid to portray this difficult role!!! I saw trailer and I am not disgusted or anything. Actually it made me even more excited to finally watch it. It looks to be very emotional, sweet, bittersweet story. Really cant waiit!! ♥
Look.. this is Toma as Rinko ♥♥♥ he is soooo damn beautiful isn't he? T_T
Toma in Berlin:
And why I am talking about this movie? Because it is becoming more and more popular and it got an award at 67th Berlin International Film festival!!!! Yup TOMA WENT TO BERLIIIIIN!!! ( yeeeaaah ONLY 677 km from meeee T_T ) Of course I am soooo proud, hyper and exicited and soo happy for him but, damn what makes me sad is that it was his 3th time beeing in Europe and I still could not meet him :P
But I wont rant about my little depression about not being able to go to Berlin, but I want share this photos with youuu. (they are NOT mine! cr. to owner on watermark)
ARE YOU READY FOR PICSPAM?
( za picspam ♥ )
( Rinko ♥ )
So minnaaaaa... Did you enjoy this article? and pic spam? What do you think about this kind of movie? Or did you see Toma in Berlin? Let me know your thoughts :D
Comments are always appreciated and I love to read them (and reply to them) ♥
before I say "sayonara" I have little BONUS for you ... TOMA SPOKE ENGLISH!!!
Yup he spoke english! And know what? He is so damn perfect!!! (I dont mind if he memorised it, he did great.) And his pronuncation (despite him being japanese) was nearly perfect!!! I am sooo happy he gained courage to speak in english!! ♥He got applause and hearts of foreigners were his hehe :3
It was refreshing for me to be again active just a bit in Toma fandom after long time. I hope you enjoyed this article and see you soon guys! Let's wait for some Toma news and releases of DVDs of his new films! ♥ Byeee ♥
He is very inteligent, charismatic, good talker and does his work on 210% (and even more). Everytime! Rules are very importnat for him. Words such as „failure“ or „defeat“ are not in his vocabulary. People used to say he was bad-tempered in his teens, but now he has totaly changed.
He is man of many interests, his standards are high and many people feel a bit insecure dealing with him, because of his knowledge and character perfection.
But with his sincere and magnetizing eyes, well manered behavior can also make others feel calm.
The magnifcent eyes match his manly angular face.
Despite his good-looks, he became adored mainly for his hard work. Young people (and his fans) see him as a role model . Even he does work with serious topics in TV as an new caster, his career has started in showbiznis and he is still part of it till this days. Even he has image of hardworking matured top Idol, he can still show us his funny and kawaii side.
Actually this post is to celebrate his 35th birthday!!! Well I wont rant more
LETS GET THE PARTY STARTEEEEED!!!!!!!!!!
„Rebel teen“ – When I came to fandom I thought Sho was bossy and cold. Yup! And then first infos when I googled him were like: hits his fans with an umbrella, shouts at fans, hotblooded and cold to fans... Well I was such baka for certain time I believed the rumors and did not like Sho at all (really :P). Some time has passed, I found more and more infos, saw videos and slowly changed my mind. I realised his „cold“ behavior might be connected with his not so happy childhood, the need to prove his parents and actually EVERYBODY that he CAN be sucessful either in school and in pursuing his dreams as well. Now I know all that bullshit were not true! I adore how he was brave to stand againts his family! It must have been very tough for him to think he „shamed“ and „betrayed“ them...
In the present he has changed to be more calm and he thinks a lot about what he is saying. (
Even I miss that rebel in him, I still respect the current Sho and I will respect Sho in the future too!
wild, young, free... sekushii ne? XD
Yoshimoto- My very first Sho´s drama! Sure...I am still traumatized (and I think I will be for rest of my life) but I regret nothing I watched it as first. I became to love him more and I was impressed how great he can act!! (yeah I am crazy but it drawn me to him more after Kazoku Game... I though "wow this Sakurai guy is something!!! Creepy weirdo but love him in this role! "XD)
This drama is crazy, very deep, shows problems of society/family and most of the time you will feel confused. Sho NAILED it and he portrayed Yoshimoto frightfully realistic (you might have feeling Sho became Yoshimoto XD ) I won´t exaggerate- this was Sho´s BEST ROLE EVER AND FOREVER!! Just watch it!!
can you handle his stare?
Because most of the rappers just shame other rappers in their „songs“ and use rude words and sing about drugs, alcohol and another shitty stupid things... This is NOT art nor music for me!!
(ok now all rap lovers gonna kill me :P )
BUT Sakurap is totally different. You can see wise and matured man behind his rap lyrics.He plays with words and shares his intelectual point of wiev about life with his listeners. He also writes his own texts, which makes him 1st in JE! His rap songs can be seductive, romantic, funny and also painfull sometimes.I love his rap is smart, yet not cowardly boring. His rap never fails convey meaningfull message to his fans. And his deep manly voice connected with powerful lyrics is heavenly sound for heart!
Sho in his solo concert...(his dad went there too...It is very memorable for Sho!)
and because SUPERNOVA NEXT TO ZA DOA will never get old XD
He wanted create his „own“ name. So he worked hard and become 1st JE newscaster and also he has the responsibility beeing youngest OG caster on NTV'! It is hard and tiring work but he does it perfectly and eagerly! He interwieeved and met a lot of interesting people (and not just famous people) and visited amazing places. His intrewievs and reportages are refreshing and he always creates friendly atmosphere. Plus it is very motivating to see such young
so ladies, will you watch news? Me definitely yes XD (aah miss this fresh look)
Sho as caster in Rio OG 2016
(mainly caused by Aiba XD).Well you could see some „Fail Sho“ moments mainly in older Arashi shows or during concert (*sob* I soo miss them T_T) demoo „fail Sho“ still makes appearance time to time even now. Just watch VSA XD
we all know how sucessfull he is in VSA ne? XD and that nagedeta tho
when he finally won in Arashi manequin XD it is gold!! (somebody bring this show baaack T_T onegaai! )
Just google Sho in AnAn...
God bless the creator of this CM XD yeah we all need to see Sho like this! everytime XD
dat heavenly looking lipusuuuu :3
see? I told ya!
sorry kitty, this Sakurai is more cuticle XD
The 4 was amazed by his skills but when he finished playing he was upset. Why? Just because of 1 mistake...I thought he played it perfectly.... I dont know why but everytime Sho touches the piano he is like another person.
I also remember his task in 24 hours TV. It was strong and very touching moment. He CRIED! He seriously DID!!! Because of small mistakes he did while playing for children...Till now this whole moment have big influence how I see Sho. I wish he would play on the piano more often. I would love to see him play something during concert.
Sho playing "Hatenai sora" during training camp
and this amazing scene from my beloved "Nazotoki" drama! Sho+suit+piano= PERFECTIO!!!
Food addict- What does Sho love more than Arashi
eat,he became adorable little boy and the way he eats is ehm interesting? But very cute and funny XD One of the reason why I watch (
ya see dat chipmunk cheeks? XD
Sho and food= everlasting rabu desu!!! XD
Perfect rolemodel- High educated, well manered, hardworking and talented man! That is our nagedata rapping top idol Sho Skurai. Who wont like to be like him? That is what I admire about Arashi and generaly speaking about jpop. It shows you such great examples of celebrities (not like western ones :P ) I truly admire Sho-chan for how seriously he took his education despite he was busy with Arashi. He was raised to please everybody and to always show perfect result. He was able to become 1st JE idol with university education and showed everybody he can do anything when he is deternined to do it! This determination he also brought to his work as well...The passion he works with, the seriousness and perfection is in everything he does. Only he can finish concert and immediately rush to moderate news .Or right after finishing concert travel to Rio to do report for Olympic games. This hard work and importance of education inspired thousands of fans around the world. But sometimes it is painfull to see a slighty tired Sho in ZERO news (I dont blame him, he is human, but he should really rest more and mind his body) I wish he does not overwork himself so much. But anyhow I am so proud beeing his fan.
ah dear, such fine man you have become :3
aaah,yattaaa!!! Finally I was able to finish it. I am not satisfied tho... It was the hardest to write about Sho. For that of you who stillis reading it Hontoni arigatou gozaimasuuu!! ☻♥
cr. for GIFs to authors! I do NOT own them.
(jajajaaa yup I bet you knew right away that it is Masaki Aiba-kun I am speaking about :3
and with this post I want celebrate his birhtday. I put all my effort to express my own opinion about our Miracle boy. If you are interested to read it douzoo :3 )
Sunshine smile- yes the innocent, heartwarming and honest smile which melts everybody's heart. The smile which makes miracles, the smile which brings good mood and optimism wherever his owner goes to. The smile which you must adore and smile back even you dont want to. The smile which resemlbes child's smile... That smile owns Aiba-kun. For me Aiba is "sunshine of Arashi". No one can create as cheerful mood as him.
- arashi cd,
- arashi fukkatsu love,
- endless fight,
- experience with ordering from japan,
- experience with ordering from mandarake,
- experience with orering from cd japan,
- fukkatsu love,
- ordering from japan,
- toma ikuta,
- toma ikuta photobook,
- 嵐 cd,
Well to be honest I dont buy a lot (
*I am from Europe (Slovakia), so this post might be useful mostly for European fangirls
So here are the sites I used for ordering and I trust :)
So my very first order was from this site http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/ . I think you might hear about it. This site is very very good and lot of people trust it. It have mainly (or only) new/ never used goods.
Firstly you have to create account in it and then it is really easy to shop and also place order :) (you have there also explanation how to order and also about shipping etc. ) You can choose from various shipping methods which is most suitable for you. The shipping has different price and time of delivery. They will contact you about order via your mail, so dont worry :) (and you can also contact them)
My experience with CD JAPAN
My order from this site Toma Ikuta Photobook- Endless fight.
I choosed SAL shipping, which is the cheapest ( yeah poor fangirl here XD ) but the slowest and it does NOT have tracking!!! About the price... book was 1300yen (10 euro) and shipping was 700yen (5 euro) .
Here is package of the book. It really was safely packed :)
And here is the photobook :3
This book was gift for my 17th birthday. It was my 1st Toma stuff and 1st thing from Japan so I was hyper like Nakatsu when it came (you did not want see me during opening package XD)
I have to admit I did not really know which pics will be inside and I think that made me buy it lol XD
I must say I regret nothing XD. Book has pics mainly from Toma's stage plays (which is super duper mega for me), then some pics from dramas promotion (Maou, Majo saiban, VOICE) and some YAMAPI pics and cutes series of chibi Toma and Toma as a student :)
hereee are some (i know very bad quality ) precious Tomacchi photos :3
my cutieeee and it has many chibi pics :3
And my next and latest order was from this site http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/
This internet shop is mainly used by "otakus" and anime figures collector, but also we fangirls can find some idol goods there haha. Well this shop has mainly secondhand products so the products are much more cheaper than in Cd japan. You have description of "damage" about each product (in many cases it is just "only opened" or some little scratch at cover, nothing serious" The more damaged is product the lowest is price )
You have to create again an account. Shopping and ordering is similar than as in Cd japan or as in any other internet shops. Again you can choose from shipping methods and you will got mail about your order. ( I heard there was some cases where people have to wait long until they write them back, but they always write at the end. It is just language barrier.)
My experience with MANDARAKE
I dont know Mandarake very well, because I just used it once and I bough CD (not mags, or penlights or t-shirts...) To be honest I was quite worried if the "secondhand product" will work. But after I asked my nice arashian friends who use Mandarake, they reassurd me it will and it is trustworthy shop.They said everything what they ordered was fine.
I have to admit that I find the shop more "confusing" than Cd japan. Like you have same products but from various sellers (Mandarake is one big shop which consists of some small ones shops hehe ) and it has different prices and also informations can be a little bit different. So you have to find product you want, to check if it has good quality+ find the best price :P so you have to be more skilled in online shopping I would say.
This time I had dilemma which one cd I will buy ( I wanted LOVE or FUKKATSU LOVE cd ) but finally I realised Arashi PV with Ikuta in it... this wont repeat
Everything went smooth and my CD was delivered safe and undamaged :)
Both CD and DVD works perfectly, mini photobook is without damage. Again I am satisfied and I learned I should never been worried about japanese services :3 they are the best haha
DVD with ( that amazing Tomarashian heaven ) PV and making of PV
CD (consists FUKKATSU LOVE, Affection, Affection karaokere ver.)
aaand the mini photobook ( just look at that kawaii Sho-chaaan :3 )
Kyaa I am still so excited and happyyy!! This is my very first CD and ARSHI CD!!! And I am so damn pleased I choosed FUKKATSU LOVE!
This whole Toma-was-allowed-to-be-with-Arashi in PV thing make soo excited, overjoyed, and be on 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000
This is for me as an Tomarashian legendary moment I will cherish it :3
See you next time :)
Well how was my description of our ojiichan? (lol I can hear him saying ossan ja nai, Oh-chan da! xD )
So this post is the result of me thinking what to do to celebrate Oh-chan's birthday!
Here is my own thoughts about him...
1st drama I saw Satoshi Ohno act in and I have to say, for me his best one!!!
(nope I not gonna fangirl over Maou again xD) I fell in love with song Truth and slowly became arashian (it is 2 years already huh?) So thanks to Oh-chan I am part of Arashi rainbow fandom :3 That's why he is my 4ever ichi (gomen ne Sho-chan xD)
( I will always have Naruse weakness T_T )
When I started watching arashi bangumis, vids etc. I noticed he was always doing some funny/weird things (mainly in older vids haha). Even now he has still his own ways to amuse us...
not to mention his dirty mind xD
cutie- As I was more and more into fandom, and have more pics, watched more vids, I realised how cute he is which was shock for me after Maou...and till now I ask "how this cutie could acted as Naruse and how he made me scared...how?"
sleepy dork- This Ohno's sleepiness is just so funny and cute.
My non-arashian friend calls him Koala xD Nowadays I enjoy he is so fresh and more energetic than in the past. What I find amusing is that when Ohno act lively, everybody is like "eeh what happened?"
fishingu riida- what is more adorable than Ohno? maybe smiling Ohno? nope smiling Ohno with fish! I love whenever somebody mention sea, fish, fishing his eyes sparkle like kid's... I love the passion about his hobbies :3
dancing king- Till now whenever I see Ohno dancing I am amazed.It is like totally another person comes to him...like "that other person" in him control his flawles moves. In my opinion Ohno's moves are uncopyable for another dancer. I could see him dancing thousand of times but never get bored of it!!
unique singer- ok I think I dont need to write nothing more...Arashians know what I am talking about ne? If you are not deaf you can hear how amazing Ohno's voice is...
shining idol- I remember beeing able to watch Arashi's concert was another step in my "fangirl life". It was really something big and I could not believe I am watching their concerts. (Thanks to my good friend I was able to find them and join to awesome lj communities :) ) And just then I realised how Arashi are awesome artist. I enjoyed get know also their "top-idols-on-stage" side. I was again shocked by Ohno, who not talk much in TV, but he would enjoy every concert to it fullest. And what I find most adorkable is how he wave and show funny gestures toward fans...my fave is his "fishing" gesture XD I would die of happiness if he does it to me in concert ( ok I know I probably would never attend their cons T_T )
So this (and of course much much more) is Ohno-san for me...and my thoughts about him. It sure is a long post ne? XD for the people who are still reading it arigatou and I hope you enjoyed it. :3
I think some of you migh have seen this pics but they are so precious to me :3 Aaah what to say more ???…
he is such cutie since he was born!!! Totally the cutiest citicle cutieeeeee eveeer !!!! *kyaaaaa*
From cute, unsure, shy boy he sure has grown up to be georgeous, talented and charismatic man.
I love the feeling when watching Toma’s video and he still is that mischievous, funny and cute boy inside.
When I compare some of his older vids with new he still does the same gestures and talk same way :3 and it is soo sweet…
The feeling he matured but still is somehow same person inside makes me very happy.
cr. if use :3 enjooy :3
this killing poker face stare*dies*
THIIIIIIS ohdamnshitmegasuperduper smexy abs!!!!! *death of nosebleed*
oh aaaand thiiiis strong sexy back *already in coma*
hai almost naked smexy damn hot Ikuta with his iron body is one of the reaosons why I mecha mecha rab No otoko (Brain man)!!! This scene could be possibly compete Anan mag XD. Toma’s hard work has really brought amazing success :3
(whoever did this amazing collage God bless you :3 cr. to rightful owner)
Enjoy this collage of his most important stage plays. :3