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."
(Source: news.walkerplus.com; cinema.ne.jp)
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).
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 eiga.com, I was upset and well, angry. It can't be that bad, man!
Today the site revealed some new pictures and a short teaser. Although characters haven't appeared in this clip yet, I find it so cute that I decided to sub it right off ^^ You can watch it online HERE.
Some pictures that I crop from the website (Toma's even more feminine than me
How weird I used to think he looked uncharming in his teens (sorry, am I too blunt? T___T)
But now I love this little Touko-chan and this chubby Toma in glasses ^^
Fair enough, I should dedicate these days to bringing back memories of Chibi Toma, through these two things:
1) Jun-kun x Touko-chan lovey dovey teenage story :)))
Still confused as of what I'm trying to say? Simple! Just watch this (and don't forget to tell me how you feel ;)
2) Toma advertising a type of toy-accessory for kids on a kid magazine (probably??)
Lemme tell you, I can watch this pic a hundred times without getting bored. And actually, a finger ring watch is what I ever wanted as a kid too! And what? Doraemon watch? Shut up and take my money $__$
Read on and find out ;)
ღ Date: 25/7/2016
Watch the video Here
I will upload videos with better quality if I get hold of such.
I have so much to say about this surprising revelation of Toma but I guess I should leave the comment part to you ;)
As I said in an earlier post, I deleted my Akihabara@DEEP photos by accident and since then I haven't been in good mood and neither can I say my mind is totally normal. I literally can't think straight anymore. I messed up and ONCE AGAIN, I DELETED ALL MY FOLDER CONTAINING RARE TOMA'S VIDEOS (which are no doubt my material for my subbing projects).
Frustrated, I am thinking of taking a big break at least in subbing videos. I still got a number of raw videos left and I was working on them, so I would release them between certain intervals. I hope you'll understand and excuse me for my terrible mistake.
Having said that, I am still finding ways to retrieve those (permanently deleted) files T__T
So give me some time to recover the files (if possible) or find and download those videos again.
FYI, those videos are mainly Ouroboros and Yokokuhan promo vids, related shows and some precious footage of Toma in Italy T__T
I accidentally hit delete on the wrong folder and when I realized it, half of my screencaps of Akihabara@DEEP has gone. I know I shouldn't go fussy about it but I am in deep deep frustration.
Akihabara@DEEP is the first drama that I sersiouly took time to manually select my favorite scenes and categorize them neatly. It is my favorite drama too! I have been sitting in silence with a blank mind for a while now. What's left is this pain in my chest.
I guess I just gotta rebuild my screencap collection again. Stupid me, stupid me!!!!!!!!!
Or is there any miraculous software that helps revive deleted files? T_____________T
I am desperately looking for the full letter that Toma wrote to Nino and read out loud in Music Jump (30/11/1997).
This is the video I already got (see the screenshot below for reference please), but it includes just about 45 seconds of Toma's letter at the end. It obviously misses the other half Y___Y
If someone's got the full length video of this Music Jump show, please share with me so that I could make subtitles for you. Onegai shimasu! I would be more than glad if you could share this notice with others, too. Thank you in advance!
Hiii, as I said sometime ago, I want to dedicate some entries to Kazapon when I have the chance. And here it comes. His latest movie, "Neko Nanka Yondemo Konai" hast just been out in cinema (30th Jan). It tells the story of a boxer (Kazama Shunsuke) adapting to the new life since his elder brother brought home two unruly kittens named Chin and Kuro. I guess this movie is truly a gift to cat persons out there :3 Mite, mite...
And thanks to this movie release, he's got the chance to appear on various TV shows.
Yes, you saw it too, right? He talked something about Toma. I am trying to figure out that part and hope to sub it later ^^
Tbh, I just knew about 4TOPS like 6 months ago and didn't pay much attention to Kazapon until 2 months ago T.T He may not be put in the "ikemen" category but he is surely kawaii and must be a nice guy <3
Anyone who knows much about Kazapon please share your stories with me. I am eager to learn more about him :D
Hi guys, I am having a little problem encoding an Engsub. Maybe my encoding software is incompatible with the file type or something, I am not sure.
It's just a short video of 30 seconds, so it doesn't require strong computer processors.
I would really appreciate it if someone could give a helping hand.
This CM features the appearance of anime characters from Haruhi Suzumiya. I have never watched this anime but its characters look cute :3
From now on, I won't upload my sub on Youtube anymore and it can be viewed only by downloading.
Something happened and it kinda makes me think twice about sharing engsub here or elsewhere.
Haizz, I am in a mood swing, so don't care anyway.
Download the CM here
Yup, 2016 is knocking on the door.
I wish you all a year full of happiness and Toma love :3
Toma's new year message is already up on J-web. Go watch it quickly and embrace yourself 'cause...(insert your own words after watching it) :)) (I just updated the link with my Engsub. Enjoy!)
Meanwhile, I've got this little new year gift for you guys: Toma Chibi's CM back in 1997. Again, no need to be wordy, just watch!
But it may be a little hard to understand for those who don't know Japanese (and their habit of using wordplays :))
So as my recommendation, watch this CM for the first time to admire Toma's beauty, then watch again with the language notes on the upper screen, OK? ;)
Enjoy it here
Following my previous post about Toma and Kazapon attending Arashi's JAPONISM concert, I came across Kazapon's latest blog entry on J-web. And my shipping mode is immediately ON :)))
To start with, he wrote some poem lines, which is BAKAWAII :)))
Then suddenly he changed the topic:
If we're celebrating the birth of Aiba-san, we should be using green, right?
After all, the city getting so lively is because we're celebrating a birth, right?
And the lights on the trees are there to add decoration to Aiba-chan's green, right?
They're Aiba trees, right? [...]
After that non-sense ramble, he seems to get back to the ground (OR NOT):
Yesterday I went to see Aiba-chan on his last day of being 32.
"ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 Japonism"
Oh man, it was amazing. Just wonderful.
And everyone horsed around too much (LOL)
Since they were in the middle of performing, they shouldnn't have been horsing around a lot, but there was just no helping it.
Man, it was a lot of fun.
If a DVD comes out, I'll grab a copy [...]
He ended his blog entry without forgetting to mention Aiba yet ONCE AGAIN:
Happy Birthday, Aiba-chan.
Oh my, this fanboy, he can't stop talking about his Aiba-chan :))) This perfectly fits the fan report I posted yesterday (about Aiba doing fan service to Kazapon). And this reminds me of these two dorks appearing on Sho's Abunai Yakai, so much chemistry!!! I just can't.... :))))
And now, I start wondering if I should dedicate my LJ to both Toma and Kazapon :P