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Sorry, it took me nearly a week to post this (Actually I tried to wait, wait a little longer for more details on the events, but I guess, hmm, that's pretty much everything). I dunno why but the event drew less attention than I expected, and the box office ranking isn't very impressive up to now :( According to, Himitsu is currently sitting at No.6 and the rating pissed me off. You should probably see why later.

That's all the bad news. And tadaa, here comes the joyful part:
First is the summary of the kawaii opening event for Himitsu THE TOP SECRET, as collected and translated from some online articles.

Toma's first words to the audiences were: "Why on earth are you coming to see this movie instead of watching Olympic opening ceremony?!"
He added, "Personally, I root for Neko Hiroshi-san, who represents Cambodian marathon team. My top secret is that I root for Neko Hiroshi-san!! Nya~ ”
(Note: Neko Hiroshi is a Japanese comedian. He’s got Cambodian nationality in order to take part in Olympic Games’ marathon).

Question: "Whose brain do you want to look into?"
Toma's answer: " Artists. I want to know how they create their works. I like Yokoo Tadanori's paintings, and want to know the process by which his paintings were born."

Tori wanted to look into a mangaka’s brain and if allowed, he would like to see Inoue Takehiko’s (Author of Slam Dunk, Vagabond…).

Kuriyama Chiaki, who appeared in a sexy long black dress, said that she was curious about handsome men's brain (i.e, their thoughts).

                        She is damn sexy!!

Omori Nao told the audience that he wanted to be Ikuta Toma so that girls go “kya!” at him.

Lisa Oda asked if it was OK to not see human’s brain. Then she confessed she had always wanted to look inside a dog’s head, to see if what she said made any sense to them.

About the movie, director Otomo said: "Ikuta-kun and other actors had performed with all their might”.
He proudly said: "You can enjoy this movie in many ways."


For live footages of the event, please visit this Youtube channel. Please note that no online reupload is allowed. No linking is hard but refrain from sharing the links in public posts. At least that's what I do.
If you are still confused after watching those clips, then basically, the highlights are:

  • Himitsu team root for Neko Hiroshi athlete and they all went "nya~" (=^.^=)

  • Tori is air-headed and forgot his wallet when eating out with Toma and Masaki and had to borrow money from the two xD

  • Okada Masaki tasted the special ingredient inside the barrel and it turned out to be honeydew. Yeah you can tell, they use a pun employing "Himitsu" (secret) and "Hachimitsu" (honey).

Some of my favorite angles (Look at his cute hair!! Look at those perms :)))

The second thing that may make you smile to your heart's content is that an avid fan of Asian movies has returned from Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada last month and published a review on Himitsu here. Then it's reasonable to set high expectations for this movie. But after seeing the low rating on, I was upset and well, angry. It can't be that bad, man!

Date: 11/08/2016 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, sad to see Toma's movie isn't doing as well as expected :( I'm not sure if I should see it... it looks like one of those movies I wouldn't understand half of without subtitles x_x; Plus, if his character is like the one in Brain Main, he'll give me nightmares again >.>;; But... 2 days from now is "1100 yen movie day" so maybe then...... hmm.

But sorry...... Look at Toma's sperms in the picture?? What exactly are you referring to?! XD

Date: 12/08/2016 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahhhh, so sorrry!!!! I always mistake between those two words. I edited it.
So embarrassed that I think I shouldn't post anything anymore T___T

Date: 12/08/2016 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't worry; it's just a typo ^^ I do the same thing all the time in Japanese!

Pretty much the same mistake, really - "せいし(seishi)" is sperm in Japanese, and government is "せいじ(seiji)". One little pair of dots makes me keep calling the Japanese government sperms!

The worst, though, is okosu/okasu. If you say to someone "明日の10時におかしてくださいね" They'll be pretty shocked....... 'cause even if you meant to ask them to wake you up at 10 tomorrow, you actually asked them to violate you at that time :P

Date: 12/08/2016 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, you make me feel better. But tbh, I used "that word" with the belief that I used the correct one (a little doubt, but I was so confident that I just went ahead LOL). My English sucks. I should go back to revise it before moving on to learn Japanese :))
Anyway, using a foreign language correctly is never easy even if you have learned it for your entire life :))

Thank you for pointing it out, otherwise people would think I was offending Toma. OTG

P.S. Thanks for your compliment on Toma's acting too ^^

Date: 12/08/2016 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And if you couldn't take Brain Man then this one is intimidating too LOL. At least from what I see in the manga, it is stuffed with creepy images :P But if you'd like to give it a try, please do, because I will get to read one more review, maybe? :3

Date: 12/08/2016 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's all Toma's fault for being a good actor! If he sucked at his characters, maybe I wouldn't be so scary!

Date: 12/08/2016 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
♥♥ toma's side profile is the beeest ♥♥

i too would want to know what other artists' inside thoughts are.. like how they came up with that concept and everything XD i would also looove to know mangakas thoughts too! that would be super cool! but lots of spoilers as well hahaha

Date: 12/08/2016 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
True! As for me, I want to look inside Toma's head to see what he really thinks when he answers interview questions, because you know, the uttered answers may be different from what one really thinks :P

Date: 13/08/2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How lovely! And I think that she would look into the brain of the artists, I wonder how they are immersed in the role))) Thank you very much!

Date: 24/08/2016 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tq admin san for ths..gosh he looked good and he always good in cheering the mood..looking fwd to watch ths movie soon

Date: 31/08/2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
THANK YOU FOR THIS POST, tomakute!!! btw, i love your default toma icon right now. could you possibly share a big version of that pic? lol.

that's sad that the movie isn't doing so well at the box office. sigh. but i gotta say, this is not the type of movie i like. lol. seems too violent for me. but i do want to try watching it later on, just to see the toma being cool parts. lol. oh, i forgot to watch Grasshopper. but i've read reviews that said the movie was no good and so was toma's character, so...

toma looking cute as always here (though his long blonde hair & dark makeup look in the vampire play!! lol...)!! ~_~

toma saying people should watch the olympics opening ceremony instead. hahaha!! well, this year it was pretty boring, though.

TODAY IS MY 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF JOINING THE TOMA FANDOM, so i just wanted to catch up on what he's been doing. lol. thank you for sharing toma news and stuff with us!!!!!!

Date: 01/09/2016 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am not picky about Toma's works. I will watch them all no matter what :P But Himitsu this time is no easy go for many people. Maybe due to its heavy contents, it didn't attract large public attention. Anyway, I love the manga so I must watch it by all means hehe :D

Congrats on your 9th year!!! It must be something. One more year and you will have a decade of fangirling over Toma LOL :D It seems like a huge anniversary!

As a gift to you on this anniversary, here is the mag scan from which I get my default avatar ^^ Hope you like it

Edited Date: 01/09/2016 09:57 am (UTC)

Date: 06/10/2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
sorry for my late reply!! thanks for the scans!! ^^
you're right, next year will be my 10th anniversary!! wow, i didn't think of that. lol..


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