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Toma Ikuta (生田 斗真, Ikuta Toma?, born October 7, 1984 in Hokkaidō) is a Japanese television and stage actor under the supervision of Johnny & Associates.

His family consists of a father, a mother named Hiromi, a younger brother named Ryuusei, and a dog named JAM-chan. His father wanted to name him Ikuta Tamegorou, but his mother changed it to Toma because it was easier to say. He used to be called Toma, Touma, or Toma-chan by his family and friends. Younger juniors in the agency used to call him Toma-san and that morphed to Tomasu. This name was used to be his “trademark” as he hosted a show named Meitantei Tomasu in the Shounen Club program.

Profile

* Height: 173cm (5'9)
* Weight: 58kg (132 lbs.)
* Birthdate: October 7, 1984
* Birthplace: Noboribetsu, Hokkaidō
* Talent agency: Johnny's Entertainment
* Education: Horikoshi Gakuen, Art Course (graduated)
* Siblings: A younger brother named Ryuusei
* Horoscope sign: Libra
* Blood type: A
* Hobbies: Listening to music at deafening volume, reading manga such as One Piece and Detroit Metal City, etc.
* Preferred Sport: Soccer (Midfield)
* Favorite Food: Hamburgers, Curry Rice, Hayashi Rice
* Favorite Colors: Black and White
* Favorite Music Artists: Backstreet Boys, X-Japan, GLAY, Mr.Children, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, etc.
* Favorite Actress/Actor: Matsu Takako
* Best Subject: English and Society
* Worst Subject: Mathematics
* Best Friends: Yamashita Tomohisa, Matsumoto Jun, Ninomiya Kazunari, Aiba Masaki
* Good Friends: Akanishi Jin, Oguri Shun, Shirota Yuu, Horikita Maki
* Special Skill: Dancing, singing and acting


Entertainment career


* He used to be in a variety show for kids, then was offered to enter Johnny’s Jimusho (Johnny's Entertainment) at the age of twelve, and started to participate under Johnny's Jr.

* Soon he was grouped with some members of the current J-pop unit, Arashi. Together, they formed a group called M.A.I.N. (which stands for each member’s family name: Matsumoto, Aiba, Ikuta, and Ninomiya).

* After M.A.I.N., Toma was grouped again with a Jr. unit named B.I.G. (Bad Image Generation) along with ten other popular Juniors of that time. This is the time when he met Tomohisa Yamashita (NEWS), or YamaPi, with whom he is still very good friends. Soon, B.I.G. was reduced to just Toma and YamaPi.

* In 2002, upon Tackey & Tsubasa’s graduation from Johnny's Jr., the group 4Tops was formed in order to replace them as leaders. The group consisted of 4 members: Ikuta, YamaPi, Jun Hasegawa and Shunsuke Kazama. Their job was to host Shounen Club and to lead the Johnny's Jr.

* April 2003, NEWS was formed with YamaPi as the leader. This group debuted along with 9 members from Johnny’s Jr. so 4Tops became 3Tops, and not so long after that, they disbanded, and each member started working solo.

* As of June 2006, he became part of an unofficial group within Johnny's Entertainment called "No Border", which also includes Tomohisa Yamashita, Jun Matsumoto, Shingo Murakami (Kanjani8), Atsuhiro Satou (former Hikaru Genji), Koichi Domoto (Kinki Kids), Tatsuya Yamaguchi (TOKIO), and Hideaki Takizawa (Tackey & Tsubasa). It was formed when the 8 members from different JE groups met up for dinner and decided to name themselves "NO BORDER". They are known to interact freely, bypassing the senpai-kouhai relationships normally formed by Johnny's members. There is a 7-part round-robin on their J-webs about the formation of the group. Each member has a specific colour - White, Black, Red, Pink, Purple, Gold, Blue, and Grey. However, who holds which colour is still unknown.

* Ikuta has already participated in numerous performances of Musical Stage Plays. One of his biggest breakthrough was his first leading role in the Shinkansen*NEXUS stageplay "Cat in the Red Boots", as TOMA-sama. Furthermore, it's been decided that in October 2007, he will cast in a new stage play titled, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" which will be held in Osaka and Tokyo.

* Ikuta had his own temporary J-web named Tomagoto (Toma’s words) where he could write his thoughts and experiences, but because it was temporary, it eventually came to an end. However, after a number of fan requests, they continued the series again and it was named “Tomagoto Returns” but read as “Tomagoto Hyper”. Being temporary, it ended last February 28, 2007. He also has a J-web collaboration with Musical Academy called KinToMA (Kindan no Tomagoto) and last June 7, 2007 they decided to continue Tomagoto, under the name "Tomagoto NEO".

* Ikuta also has his own corner on Wink Up Magazine titled “Ikuta Toma no Ikita Kotoba”. On this corner he used to talk about “heart-felt” things, and he often writes about his mom. He still lives with his parents.


TV dramas

* Honey & Clover(Yūta Takemoto) start January 8, 2008
* Hanazakari No Kimitachi E ~Ikemen Paradise~ (July 2007 - September 2007)
* Hana Yori Dango II (Returns) (Episode 1) (January 2007)
* [email protected] (June - August 2006)
* Asuka E, Soshite Mada Minu Ko E (October 2005)
* Dekabeya, Police Story
* Gekidan Engimono (Otoko no Yume) (2006)
* Hito Ni Yasashiku (Be Nice to People) (Episode 5) (2002)
* Neverland (2001)
* Kinou Wa Tomo Kyou no Teki
* Bouken Kazoku
* Engimono – America (2002)
* Aguri (1997)
* Kowai No Nichiyoubi
* Shijou Saiyaku no Date (Worst Date) – Episode Chocolate Valentine
* Love & Peace
* Nekketsu Renaidou
* Kinyou Jidai Geki
* Gekidan Engimono – Nemureru Mori No Shitai
* Psycho-meter EIJI2 (Episode 5) (1999)
* J-Ke No Hanran
* Tuesday Suspense Drama
* Gozen 3Ji no Rooster
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    Tomohisa Yamashita (山下 智久, Yamashita Tomohisa?, born April 9, 1985) is a member of the J-pop group NEWS from Johnny's Entertainment, Inc.

    Profile

    * Name: Tomohisa Yamashita (山下智久, Yamashita Tomohisa?)
    * Nicknames: Yamapi (山P, Yamapi?)
    * Birthplace: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
    * Birthdate: April 9, 1985
    * Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
    * Weight: 65 kg (140 lb/10.2 st)
    * Blood Type: A
    * Family: Mother (Naomi Yamashita), Younger Sister (Rina Yamashita), and pet dog Hime-chan (Princess) and P-chan

    * Education: Currently attending Meiji University, Faculty of Business, majoring in Marketing
    * Best Friends: Nishikido Ryo, Ikuta Toma, Akanishi Jin, Shirota Yuu

    Biography

    He entered Johnny & Associates when he was 11 years old. He is affectionately called YamaPi (short for Yamashita and pink) by his friends, which is a nickname given to him by Hideaki Takizawa. His closest friends call him by the name "Pi", which was first used by his best friend Jin Akanishi.

    Johnny's Junior

    Since joining JE, he has been a member of Jr. groups B.I.G., Four Tops, and most recently NEWS. Yamashita began to appear in television dramas soon after he joined JE. In 1996, at age 11, his performance in Ikebukuro West Gate Park earned him an award for "Best Supporting Actor". That same year, he was voted first place in the Annual Junior Awards for "Best Boyfriend", "Most Beautiful", etc. for the first time.

    When Takizawa made his debut with Tsubasa Imai as Tackey & Tsubasa in 2002, he left as the leader of Johnny's Juniors. Around the same time, Yamashita and fellow Juniors Toma Ikuta, Jun Hasegawa, and Shunsuke Kazama formed Four Tops. Four Tops then began to host the Junior television program, The Shōnen Club.

    Post-Debut

    In September 2003, eight other boys from Johnny's Juniors were chosen to form the group NEWS with Yamashita as the leader. NEWS's formation came as a shock to not only the fans of Four Tops but its own members as well. Yamashita later revealed that at the time, aside from Ryo Nishikido, he had barely talked to any of the other group members since they were all juniors in relation to his status within Johnny's and he had been informed that the group would merely be a temporary one-month unit.

    NEWS made its formal debut on May 12, 2004. Since its debut, NEWS has had all consecutive #1 singles on the Oricon Ranking Chart.

    In October 2005, Yamashita and Kamenashi Kazuya from KAT-TUN formed Shuuji to Akira to promote their drama, Nobuta wo Produce. It was named after their characters in the show, Shuuji and Akira. They also released a single, Seishun Amigo, as Shuuji to Akira, which sold over one million copies in four weeks. Seishun Amigo was the number one best selling single on the Oricon Yearly Single Rankings for 2005. NEWS, however, was temporarily disbanded and all group activities suspended after the suspension of two of its members for underage drinking.

    In spring 2006, Yamashita starred in Kurosagi, a drama based on the manga of the same name. For this purpose, Yamashita recorded his first single as a solo artiste "Daite Se?orita" which was #1 in the Oricon ranking.

    As of June 2006, he became part of an unofficial group within Johnny's Entertainment called "No Border", which includes members: Matsumoto Jun of Arashi, Murakami Shingo of Kanjani8, Satou Atsuhiro of Hikaru Genji, Ikuta Toma of Johnny's Junior's, Domoto Koichi of Kinki Kids, Yamaguchi Tatsuya of TOKIO and Takizawa Hideaki of Tackey & Tsubasa. The group was formed when the 8 members from different JE groups met up for dinner and decided to name themselves No Border. They are known to interact freely, bypassing the sempai-kouhai relationships formed by JE. There is a 7 part round-robin on their jwebs about the formation of the group. Each member has a specific color - White, Black, Red, Pink, Purple, Gold, Blue, Grey. However, who holds which color is still unknown.

    In the latter half of 2006, Yamashita and Thai brother duet Golf & Mike teamed up with Kitayama Hiromitsu (Kis-my-ft2), Inoo Kei (J.J. Express), Totsuka Shota (A.B.C.), and Yaotome Hikaru (Ya-Ya-Yah), to form a temporary unit called Kitty GYM, though there has never been a second T. This unit was made to cheer on the Japan Women's Volleyball team, and they released a single in August called "Fever to Future" under the name "GYM" which stands for Golf, Yamashita, and Mike, respectively.

    Yamashita returned as a member of NEWS on December 31st 2006 on Johnny's Countdown 2006-2007.

    Early 2007, Yamashita along with KAT-TUN's Koki Tanaka and Taisuke Fujigaya of Kis-my-ft2, starred in Byakkotai, a two-part mini-drama.

    Kurosagi, a movie spun-off from the TBS drama, was released on 8 March 2008. Yamashita starred in the film, making this his first starring role in a movie. Yamashita announced on March 15, 2008 that he was 6 credits short from graduating from Meiji University. He will aim to graduate in September 2008. [1]

    On the 7th of April, 2008, whilst on a private visit to Korea with some friends, Yamashita was harassed by a mob of approximately 1,000 Korean fans while trying to depart from the airport. Although he emerged from the mob unscathed, they torn his clothes and reportedly threw gifts at him which hit his head. Yamashita has stated that it is not such a big deal and that he is okay.

    Drama

    * 1998.03 Shinrei Safaa no Shi (Child)
    * 1998.12 Shounentachi (Kakuda Shinya)
    * 1999.02 Nekketsu Renaidou (Bloodtype O Boy, Episode 7)
    * 1999.05 P.P.O.I (Amano Taira)
    * 1999.07 Kowai Nichiyoubi (Episode 5)
    * 1999.09 Kowai Nichiyoubi 2 (Episode 13)
    * 1999.12 Kiken na Kankei (Miyabe Satoshi, Episode 10, Final Episode)
    * 2000.04 Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Mizuno Shun)
    * 2000.12 Shijou Saiaku no Deeto (Okamura Yuuki, Episode 1)
    * 2000.12 All Star Chuushingura Matsuri (Asano Takumi)
    * 2001.01 Kabachitare! (Tamura Yuta)
    * 2001.04 Shounen wa Tori ni Natta (Nagashima Ken)
    * 2002.01 Long Love Letter (Otomo Tadashi)
    * 2002.07 Lunch no Joou (Nabeshima Koushirou)
    * 2003.04 Crazy Virgin Road (Hajime)
    * 2003.07 Stand UP!! (Iwasaki Kengo)
    * 2003.10 Budou no Ki (Shindou Yousuke)
    * 2004.01 Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni... (Fukasawa Takuma)
    * 2005.07 Dragon Zakura (Yajima Yuusuke)
    * 2005.10 Nobuta wo Produce (Kusano Akira)
    * 2006.04 Kurosagi (Kurosaki)
    * 2007.01 Byakkotai (Sakai Mineji and Sakai Shintaro)
    * 2007.04 Proposal Daisakusen (Iwase Ken)
    * 2008.03 Proposal Daisakusen SP (Iwase Ken)
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    goodness .. ang gwapo tlga ng magbestfriend na to.. :love:
  • sis!!! :bop:

    hangwafu ni nakatsu..
    ahihihhi
  • wag mo sbhin n mkkiagaw kna rin skin? :lol:
  • waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

    i super duper love them both!!!!
  • post lang ako ng pics ni yamapi....hehehehe

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    PB (ain2209)
  • thanks cassy .. ang gwapo .. :love: mmya nko magpost ng pictures ni toma bheybeh :D
  • jhaqjhaq PExer
    waaahhhh!! gwabeh.. 2 hotties in one thread...

    oi.. mack me new series si toma diba.. ung jap adaptation ng Mawang ni oppa jihoon!!.....


    parang PH lang..
    jjh and KJH naman ang mga fugee dun

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    sandee.. ayan naka eyeglass si toma..diba likemuung guy na ganyan.....

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    nakatsu...
    sandee...si Toma naka
    wayt and green na suot..:D

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    wayt and green lit!!...

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    tabemasho daw... sabi ni toma!!!... *wink at mack*
  • oh my god jhacq! ang gwapo gwapo ni toma dearie :love:
  • jhaq wrote: »
    waaahhhh!! gwabeh.. 2 hotties in one thread...

    oi.. mack me new series si toma diba.. ung jap adaptation ng Mawang ni oppa jihoon!!.....


    parang PH lang..
    jjh and KJH naman ang mga fugee dun

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    ui, dko alam un?? ano un? :lol:

    hommayy .. makapanlaglag panty ang picture ni toma dearie d2 :love:
  • shennette425shennette425 PEx Rookie ⭐
    post ako dito..

    ndi ko kilala yung isa..

    pero love ko si toma!

    yun lang..

    hehehe


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  • omay!
    mack!
    tnx for making this thread!

    di ko carry ito...
    ang gwapo nila.. omay omay!
  • ^^ mei .. no prob *okay* c yamapi ung isa .. bestfriend/partner ni toma sa Johnny's Junior pa lang .. haha .. wafu dn yan . pnuorin mo Proposal Daisakusen .. haha .. naguumpisa pa lang ako panuorin *okay*
  • jhaq wrote: »

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    tabemasho daw... sabi ni toma!!!... *wink at mack*


    hai hai! itadakimasu toma-kun! :lol: (tama ba? kasi nalilito ako dun sa itedekimasu ata ung isa .. na b4 umalis ng bahay .. ang reply nman dun itterasshai :lol: )
  • NeverenderNeverender PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    YaMaki :lol:

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  • jhaqjhaq PExer
    mack36 wrote: »
    oh my god jhacq! ang gwapo gwapo ni toma dearie

    wahaha.. mukha ngang na fugeeng fugee kake toma.. pati name ko naabgo mu! ..hee hee!!
    mack36 wrote: »
    ui, dko alam un?? ano un?

    hommayy .. makapanlaglag panty ang picture ni toma dearie d2 :love:

    aiyee.... pulutin mu PG lang tayo muna.. muna ha!! wahahahha!!
    mack36 wrote: »
    ^^ mei .. no prob *okay* c yamapi ung isa .. bestfriend/partner ni toma sa Johnny's Junior pa lang .. haha .. wafu dn yan . pnuorin mo Proposal Daisakusen .. haha .. naguumpisa pa lang ako panuorin *okay*
    yay. kala ko napanood mu na Prodai!!. ako naman ung kurosagi at NWP nde ko pa napapanood!!
    mack36 wrote: »
    hai hai! itadakimasu toma-kun! :lol: (tama ba? kasi nalilito ako dun sa itedekimasu ata ung isa .. na b4 umalis ng bahay .. ang reply nman dun itterasshai

    ang kabisado ko e.. unn gang itadakimasu!! wahahahhaha!!!
    adik.. words lang ang alam.. nde ako marunong mg constract maski phrase ata.. wahahaha!!


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    YAMAPI naman tayo!!!
  • waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh jhaq!!!!

    thanks sa pic with glasses!!!!:love: :love:

    at talagang dinala mo parin ang color theme dito ha.hahahahahahahaha*okay* *okay*
  • Neverender wrote: »
    YaMaki

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    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh yamaki shipper din ako!!!! cute sila sa Kurosagi!!!! sa Nobuta naman susme friends lang sila....kainis....pero ok parin....:love:
  • Waaaahhhh!!!

    Sali ako dito..

    Helo Sandee:wave:..Hello jhaq:wave:...sa lahat ng OL at lurkers:wave:..



    I love the two sooobrrraaa..
  • jhaqjhaq PExer
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh jhaq!!!!

    thanks sa pic with glasses!!!!:love: :love:

    at talagang dinala mo parin ang color theme dito ha.hahahahahahahaha
    dou itashimaste!!

    hee hee!! siyempre..sinusundan ako ng green and wayt theme e!! ayaw paiwan sa palasyo!!
    mayerho wrote: »
    Waaaahhhh!!!

    Sali ako dito..

    Helo Sandee..Hello jhaq...sa lahat ng OL at lurkers


    I love the two sooobrrraaa..

    :wave: maye!! konnichiwa!!! :bow:

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    sungkit ko na wallie!!! :lovesigh:

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]
    green na green na BG at wayt shirt :bounce2: [/crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]
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