Toma Ikuta was born in Hokkaido, Japan, on October 7th 1984.
His debut in television began in 1996, when he participated in child variety shows. However, his big break in Japanese entertainment was in 2007, when he portrayed Schuichi Nakatsu in the Fuji TV comedic drama known as Hana Kimi. This role won him three awards in the Best Supporting Actor category.
His rise to fame brought many opportunities, such as starring in the Shakespearean play The Gentlemen of Verona, as well as roles in other live action dramas (Mao, Hachimitsu to Kuroba, Maijo Saiban, etc) and a Hana Kimi two hour special.
I have come to love him thanks to his role in Hana Kimi, as the loveable Nakatsu, a boy who begins to questions his sexuality when he falls in love with one of his male classmates, who in reality is a girl cross dressing. (Long story, check it out).
In 2011, Ikuta was featured in an-an magazine, with the title “The Complete Sex Manual” however by simply putting on the cover, I’m 100% certain it was a big seller. If you don’t believe me, check it out.
In 2011 he starred in Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo as Genji, however it has not been released with subtitles yet. His most recent work was the movie version of Bokura ga Ita as Motoharu Yano.
(Top: Ikuta posing while filming Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo;
Bottom: Ikuta posing with co-star Yuriko Yoshitaka for the film Bokura ga Ita)
Can’t wait to see your movies Ikuta!
-Your Oppa’s Noona