Sunday, June 17, 2007

Toma Ikuta - The underrated talent (And 2 Toma Ikuta wallpapers!)


I've been browsing around for some good Toma Ikuta sites and it really depressed me to realize that there are only a few of them. Toma Ikuta is one of those unique talents who have not gotten such a good break. He has yet to achieve the superstar status that Matsumoto Jun and Kimtaku have achieved.

Knowing this, I am dedicating this post to Toma Ikuta - the underrated talent. I feel that he deserves more publicity than he is getting. He is a versatile actor, with roles ranging from the nerdy Otaku at Akihabara (at) Deep to a man out for a vengeance in Hana Yori Dango.

He has a charming exterior, with an intensity to him that allows him to play passionate roles, and a soft, humorous side to him that helps him play lighter shows. There is something unique with the way he laughs, and it's quite catching. This 22-year old deserves that big break at fame.

I've made two wallpapers for him, hope you like them. I made the theme a little on the white side, since Toma Ikuta's favorite color is white.

Ikuta Toma Wallpaper
Ikuta Toma Wallpaper

And a buddy icon to highlight his laugh:



Click here to see all my Ikuta Toma goodies and posts!

And please: Leave a comment if you're a fellow Toma Ikuta fan.

67 comments:

yamapink said...

hello, i'm a toma fan and i found your post accidentally ^^

i like what you wrote abt toma~ yes i do think he's been underrated but with all the good thing has happened this year.. I'm sure his popularity will increase one more time.. just like he used to be ^^
or at least he will get more acting-related jobs, becuz i'm a big fan of toma's dorama all the way since Love & Peace ^^

so i dun worry abt him much, thanks for dedicating the post to him ^^

Underzenith said...

woohoo! glad to find a fellow toma ikuta fan :) you're right, his career should go up up all the way

lami said...

Toma Ikuta have absolute acting talent, especially in musicals, plus he's such cuteness ! I'm sure he'll get his big break soon, especially when he's going to act as Nakatsu Shuichi in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e. :) Hurray for Toma !

Underzenith said...

he plays in musicals?? any chance you know a site where i can view them? :)

tamegorou said...

it's nice to meet another Toma fan like you.

let's continue supporting him all the way! :)

melissa said...

I'm gonna support Tomasu all the way!

Ayuthril said...

Apparently a lot of people are discovering Ikuta Toma from Hana Kimi or Akihabara@Deep, which is a good thing =D

I heard his name from Johnny Entertainment, but I didn't know who he was since I just renewed my interest in Johnny Entertainment about a year and a half ago. I looked at some of his videos, and he sings VERY VERY well compared to a lot of Johnny Jrs or some who debuted already. Sadly, his group disbanded, and you don't really see him =\.

He plays Nakatsu very well (and I hope they don't make him as psychotic as the Taiwanese version--Jiro Wang wasn't bad...I was thinking "I don't remember him being this crazy in the manga" --eh I haven't read Hana Kimi in two years--so who knows), I'm hoping to see him in more dramas =D

Underzenith said...

Yeah it's so great that Toma Ikuta was given such a good role in a very popular jdrama like hana kimi. I am also pleased to find out that most people voted for Ikuta Toma's character as their favorite Hana Kimi hottie in my poll. :) His career should go all the way up!

Rini said...

Hi there!

First of all.I'd like to thank you. You have said everything that i've had in my mind. I agree with you on all fronts regarding Toma. That guy has so much potential. I find it really frustrating that he does not get the offers he is intitled to.

he has a great voice and he can act! You can see how much he has grown as an actor if you watch Hana-Kimi.

I hope and pray, that afterthis dorama, he'll get the offers he actually deserves!

I feel bad that he is being left behind, eventhough he started with all the other guys who are supper stars right now. He seems so friendly and sweet. No trace of arrogance or what so ever.

This guy derserves so much more!

So, once again, thanks you for you starting this post. As you can see, your inspiring a bunch of us too step up and tell how we actually feel about him!

^_^

Lani_Shin said...

hi...just came across your blog cos i was looking for stuffs about ikuta toma.
i've recently discovered him but found him with great acting talent. its sad that he wasnt given his time to shine--he is so talented! he sings well, dances well! saw a video of him performing for west side story and he has some real intensity.
hope this year is toma's year!

az said...

True, he is such a great talent. i love him. i wish he'd have great success like his colleagues. :D

nan-chan said...

hi, i'm a fan of toma... thank you for posting this..
it is so true that there are very few good sites who cater to the talent of ikuta toma..
the wallpaper is beautiful..

savvy kate said...

i just discovered him, thanks to the hana kimi series! i can't believe he's so talented (singer, actor, dancer) and CUTE, yet he is not a superstar already!! but i think he was quite popular when he was younger, right?? after this tv series, i'm sure he can make a comeback. he deserves 2 be more successful!!! thanks so much 4 your post. i was also looking for info about him and found your blog. thanks also, 2 every1 else's comments, cuz it really shows there R lots of toma fans out there, and i learned a little more about him f/your comments!!
SUPPORT TOMA!!!!!!

Underzenith said...

Thanks for all the love you're showing toma!! :) Have more toma goodies in my Ikuta Toma link here:

http://profoundstupidity.blogspot.com/search/label/Ikuta%20Toma

Phoenix_xine05 said...

i think the series Hana Kimi is going to be another start for toma-san's career. i think this is the right time for him to become as big as Jun Matsumoto or other famous J-stars or even bigger than them. we fans believe in Toma-san's ability to become the next "it" guy. we love him.

IN AGREEMENT said...

I agree. I have been watching more Asian Dorama lately and would have to say that I found myself quite impressed with how Ikuta Toma played his role in Hana Kimi. I would even go so far as to say that he completely eclipsed the male lead. I have no idea why the director gave Ikuta Toma more air time because it definitely made more sympathetic to his character, as opposed to in the Taiwanese version where the audience is immediately led steered to empathize for the lead.

Anyway, I was disappointed to find so little material online on Ikuta Toma. He's one of the actors that I would love to see more of. I do hope he gets more exposure, popularity and lead roles.

Cyrah said...

Ikuta Toma is such a great great actor, and yah, he's so versatile, and I love the way he smiles ^^ I pray that his popularity will really increase continuously ^^ Toma is Love ^^ spread Toma love ^^

Aurora de Lioncourt said...

I totally agree with yamapink!!!!!!
Anyone know anything about The Two Gentlemen of Verona?? When it's going to be put on, and such...

Underzenith said...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be shown at Globe Tokyo on October 5-14, and at Osaka's Theater BRAVA! on October 27-28. How I wish I could go to Japan that time and see Ikuta Toma work his magic!

Underzenith said...

And consequently, the play will be shown during his birthday! October 7, 1984! Mark your calendars :)

car said...

yay for toma! i think Hana Kimi will start his well-deserved fame. I like his character more than Sano or Ashiya...

glorysakura said...

i love you toma ikuta!
yup! i totally agree that he is an underrated actor/singer/dancer.. well, i hope that his awesome performance in HANA KIMI will give him the credits he DESERVES!
i wish to see more of him in films, drama, etc..
he is soooooooooooo CUTE!
i think its something in his lips when he smiles, or something in his eyes when he looks, or his perfectly-shaped nose, or maybe all of it!
aishiteru toma!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, i find it disappointing too that he's not as popular as i thought he'd be. After reading the word "disbanded" so many times in his wiki profile (i think that was the website) I was like.. this guy needs to go SOLO and he deserves to make it BIGG. Well what would i know.. i dont know much about japanese actors but i do know that Toma can really make it BIGG in the industry if he's just given the chance to do so. I SOOOOo loved him in HANA KIMI that's why he gave me the inspiration to watch it more (originally wanted to watch bcuz of OGURI SHUN but i still love him too! hehe)

imieschweetzel said...

hi there! its good to find fans of toma-chan supporting him here..n i agree with u that he is 'underrated talent'. whats up with JE not wanting to debut him yet? (-_-)"

its good that he's been successful in stageplays n all..good luck toma-chan!! we, your fans, LOVE u lots n lots!

n good luck to u too.. :)

Underzenith said...

Today is Ikuta Toma's birthday! Don't forget to greet him! :) Also, do you guys know anywhere I can watch his stageplays? Unfortunately, I don't live in Japan :(

Thanks again for all your support for Ikuta Toma :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with what another commenter said - Toma completely eclipsed Shun for me. TBH, I found myself switching almost completely off during his scenes. Partly it was because of his character, partly because I'd read the manga and his part seemed no so interesting. Also, partly because Toma is such a good actor - he plays it so confidently and with so much good humour, it was lovely to see.

kunoichi-hime said...

hello... just became a Ikuta Toma fan just recently after I watched Hana Kimi.. crucify me, hehehe..

kidding.. actually, i really had no idea who he was until Hana Kimi.. I only watched the show since it was recommended a lot to me and also Oguri Shun and Shirota Yuu are there.. I'm also a fan of theirs and, yeah, I was really looking forward to be watching those bishies in the show..

unfortunately, what caught my attention was Ikuta Toma's role of Nakatsu Shuichi.. sure, Oguri and Shirota were good to be there, but Ikuta really shone in the dorama.. not only was he ubber bishie, his role of Nakatsu really made the show worthwhile to watch.. Nakatsu's character was even better than Sano's leading role.. what's better is that Ikuta's great acting has justified his role being Nakatsu.. er, I think..XD

anyway, that's all..^_^

hotgoblet said...
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hotgoblet said...

I was excited when I watched the series (hanakimi). Honestly, Shun didn't appeal too cool and cute for me (sorry. even after seeing his movie, detective conan...)

For Toma, my sister and I became his big fans. (I just can't help thinking why Nakatsu got dumped...he's sooo great!).
It's a good thing that even Non-japanese peeps really wanted to promote Toma's career (e.g. in the web). Thanks, really. Anyway, please watch out for his next series...Honey and Clover. And really, it's a good thing he's playing the main role...(Yukata!)

farah-the-chocoholic said...

Thanks..thanks alot.

Toma Ikuta is so damn good... As an actor, he is really outshine the other actors in Hanazakari. I really like his acting.

Please support him, i support you too!!!

Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

I can't find anything about or with Toma Ikuta. I'm glad I found this site! I saw him on Hana Kimi and totally fell in love! Haha. He's SO cute and talented. I'm surprised there isn't more news about him. He's also doing a new drama called Honey and Clover in 2008!

milklovr said...

I just discovered him through Hana Kimi. Yes, I agree with you guys that he shone brightly there, and he really justified the role of Nakatsu Shuichi. I was "Aaaa.." "Waaaa.." "uuu..." when I saw him in his tux in Hanakimi. Gorgeous!!!!
But he reminds me of Tamaki, somehow...
Anyway.. I fell in love with Toma, and to be specified, I fell in love with Toma's "Nakatsu Shuichi".

Shalini said...

Well I watchd Hana kimi with my friend lately.@ 1st,I had a huge crush on Sano(Ogura) which still continuez.But I found Nakatsu very,very cuuute..The dance scene was particularly fantatic..By the 11th Episode,I started wishing tht Mizuki got together with Nakatsu..Newayz,he is a very cute person&a talented actor.I wish him all the best =)

Shalini said...

Well I watchd Hana kimi with my friend lately.@ 1st,I had a huge crush on Sano(Ogura) which still continuez.But I found Nakatsu very,very cuuute..The dance scene was particularly fantatic..By the 11th Episode,I started wishing tht Mizuki got together with Nakatsu..Newayz,he is a very cute person&a talented actor.I wish him all the best =)

loverchan said...

i'm a Toma fan, i love Toma he is such a good actor and he has beautiful smile. Since he was young he seen so close and friendly to other jr, anyway i'm always support you. GO TOMA GO!!!!!!

darkscytherv said...

I'm soo happy to know that Ikuta Toma-sama's fanbase is getting bigger.

He really is a great actor from Box, to Junpei-kun and Nakatsu-kun. And now he'll be playing Takemoto-kun in HachiKuro... I have yet to see Cat in Red Boots but will make sure that I do.

Toma-sama! Ganbatte!!!

Thank you sooo much!

mienmien said...

yeah i agree that toma is under rated as an artist...he's been with j.e. for so long, i saw clips of him with yamapi as kids...i thought that he's with the band news...anyway, i hope that he get to have more exposure...he's a natural comedian and and host...

Precy said...

Hi! I've been browsing some facts about Ikuta toma and I've found your blog post accidentally..

I'm really happy to know that there are many Toma fans! heehe.. Coz I'm also one of them.. I came to like him after watching HAna kimi.. And since then I've been trying to gather much facts about.. My gosh I'm becoming a real fan.. But anyway I totally agree with what you are saying.. But i think he's already very famous you know, especially right know. .. Coz even I who is a Filipino is a certified toma Fan... More Power to Him! hehehhe

Anonymous said...

i thought i was the only toma fan here! hahaha! well i should feel guilty because i only became his fan when i watched hana kimi but i'am looking for more sites about him! and i do feel that he is not given that much publicity! but maybe yes cuz i live in the philippines and i know him! hahaha!

lea said...

Yeh, I feel that way too. I was looking for sites but there was only a few. He's sooo good.

I just recognized him in Hana Kimi though. But when I found out that he had a cameo role in HYD2, I watched it again! Hahahaha!

GO IKUTA TOMA! Atsuiii.

nowhere2befound said...

ive been searching through sites, then i found this blog..this blog is probably dead since no one is posting on it anymore but i just want to say that this guy is gonna make it big... sure he is..that charm is superb!! :)

Anonymous said...

Ikuta Toma Rockzzz!!! tnx 4 posting the blog, I hope many would see them!!! :))

Anonymous said...

thanks for the information, I just wanted to speak up as another Ikuta-sama fangirl who is so frustrated at his career! I'm wanting him to be a superstar idol so badly! I can't wait for him to lead in Hachimitsu to Kuroba in January. Ganbatte, Toma-san!

Anonymous said...

you're forever in our hearts, ikuta toma!you are such a great artist!keep it up.
hi to all ikuta toma's fans!☺

Anonymous said...

I agree with everybody, I think he deserves more recognition than this.... he's an exellent actor.. maybe he made some enemies in the entertainment industry ? that would explain why he is getting less publicty

I support Toma all the way! Gambari!

karupin_05 said...

Hello!

i just actually watched hana kimi and i really like the way he acted. i didn't actually know that there is a person like him in japan (for i am from Philippines)His cuteness and coolness amazed me, and without a second thought i just became one of his many fun..
and to all toma ikuta fun..
no doubt to idolized him..
you all chosen the right man...

kenaquin said...

Hi everyone!
I like Ikuta Toma the moment I laid my eyes on him at Hana Kimi, and I admire his outstanding talent, he can genuinely portray a distinctive character. So I guess, this should somehow uplift his spirit. And thanks to all his concerned fans for making his community active than ever.

Anonymous said...

that's absolutely right!!! he really is a very great actor indeed. His acting is great and so natural especially in hana kimi. In fact i had a crush on him because of his talents.

i'm a certified toma ikuta's fanatic!!!

his the best!!!tnx for letting me post my comments here.

YEAH!!LET US KEEP ON SUPPORTING TOMA IKUTA!!!!!;)

hannah said...

i'm also a fan of toma ikuta!:)

..i first saw his acting skills and talent in Hanakimi, and since then, i'm always looking forward to watch his other shows..:)

..i find him very handsome..his so cute!

..glad that i found a fellow fan..

shinkei said...

waaa, doumo arigatou minna for supporting toma, let's love toma san for the rest of our lives and continue to hope that he becomes a superstar more popular than any of the other JE.

Underzenith said...

wow! the support is overwhelming! I'm so happy for Ikuta Toma! Don't forget to catch him in Honey and Clover

KITTY2babe said...

I originally watched Hana Kimi for Shun Oguri ( "Uchiyama" from Gokusen still haunts me ^^) when this dude caught my eye and won me over. He's so funny without trying too much and you can really relate to his feelings of confusion. I kinda wish he got the girl, but hey as long as he's smiling, that works for me! He looks really familiar because he's in Hana Yori 2. He's so hot as a model!

LorenaValencia said...

OMG! I thought I was the one and only fan of toma here! Im so glad I accidentally found this blog while looking for some stuffs about my ikuta toma! haha I really fell in love with him in watching HANA KIMI (I want 2 have a bf like him T.T)! thank god I watched it coz I saw him..he is really kawaii and he has so many talents like dancing and singing and also acting in some stage plays. It really bothered me why ikuta toma was underrated as an actor there!! why the heck? he is so talented and handsome!! curse them! joking =p

YAY! lets support him till the end! LETS support him whole heartedly like me!! I HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE A WAY FOR HIM TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN THOUSANDS OF AVID FANS OUT THERE (pls..onegai! lets find a way!) , I mean maybe across the world!!! bcoz I found some sites on the internet about him from different places and different languages!!

WE LOVE YOU IKUTA TOMA!!! i love you! hehe :X hope you will know that we really support you! gambatte toma_kun! ^^

zoz said...

Ikuta Toma -fan here.^^
It's really great to read all your comments, and THANKS for the post! I think with support from fans like us, there is no doubt Ikuta-san will go all the way to the stars. I really do hope we will be able to see his great personality in many years to come!

If I were a guy, I'd have trouble saying this...because, it's Ikuta-san and it's SO CATCHING!

"Ore wa HOMO janaiiiiii!"
<3<3love<3<3

Anonymous said...

Kawaii Ikuta Toma!
I just want to know if who is Toma-kun's love interest?
Wahh I really wanted to know..

chiisai said...

thanks for this....it's nice...

mojolove said...

He surely is an underrated talent.. I just watched Hana Kimi and now totally hooked on this guy. Planning on watching Akihabara@Deep soon. His versatility to me beats Matsujun.

Love your wallpapers!

ruthie said...

i totally agree, i'm glad that he's playing the lead in honey and clover...

do you know where i can find sound clips of some songs he sang.. if there's any? please...

email me at otako2006@yahoo.com.. thanks!!

Anonymous said...

i agree w/ u all.. he surely deserve something better 4 being such a great actor nd singer.. well, actually he did! he won 2 awards! best supporting actor in hana kimi nd honey and clover! i read it in wikipedia.. i am so glad dat all his hard work is being rewarded.. he surely is getting his break now.. ^^ nd his popularity is increasing esp. hir in d philippines nd well, as wat i cn see almost all comments in crunchyroll is about him!! people are gOne crazy over him in hana kimi!!^^

i wish i could see him in persOn.. hehe..=)
anyways, thnks for d post.. i rily appreciate it so much.. i'll suppoet IKUTA TOMA all d way!!^^

mark ayhan said...

hehehe! here in the philippines he is a big star because of his jdorama hana kimi! love him so much

Anonymous said...

hi!!!!
i'm one of toma ikuta's big fan=)
your really really right so happy to know about your comments..well said!!! i got sad to know that he was underrate talent and to know he's a very good actor,lot's of talent and very good looking guy!...he role's above when it comes to drama and comedy...
so bad derz only few of he's drama they shuld gve him morethan that becoz he's worthy i found he's acting so so..great!!...he makes me laugh and cry..
hope to see more toma....
we'll continue supporting him all the way!!go go go!!!...toma!!

abby said...

eow! i'm a toma ikuta fan!

I like her very much, if only i have the time to meet him, i wish it will be tihs day, hour, minute and second, but i think it's very impossible because i live in the philippines while he lives in japan!!,, hay,,

Anonymous said...

Huhhh...He's so cute!!!He definitely deserve a big break...hope someday he can play in a drama in which he gets the girl and live happily ever after...hehehe..do you think he fits the role of a prince???well, I really love him a lot, but i just can't imagine...Hmm..Goodluck, my Nakatsu!!!!!

Anonymous said...

....i really like you....wish you do ur best coz ur my inspiration....u gave me strength to my study............i really like you toma......im going to study hard so that i can go there to see you.......wish you all the best...plz email me at kyna89cute4ever@yahoo.com
so that you made me smile

Wyrd said...

My sister and I just looove toma ikuta, it's wierd because ogiri shun is the lead in hana kimi yet we liked toma more. for the musical site thing... try searching his name in Photobucket.com, there's this one video with him singing. Also try searching Cat in The Red Boots, there's a site with a link to the video of his performance there.

Toma-kun rocks!!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!! toma is soo cute..luv ya!!

Anonymous said...

luv u toma!,,he is so cute..super!!>.