As some of you must be aware, I am really into J-movies and doramas recently! Here, I have compiled some of my favourite interactions between these three bros. I took all my information on Tumblr from multiple Arashi, Sun Oguri, and Toma Ikuta blogs >< I know most people in j-fandom really hate when people steal their posts, so I hope I am not crossing any lines. If you enjoyed this article, please comment so that I can write more 🙂
Toma Ikuta and Matsumoto Jun
Love these two athletic boys so much! Despite not having any dramas together (except for a guest appearance of Toma in Hana Yori Dango), they have maintained a close relationship for seventeen years!
At first, Toma Ikuta and Matsumoto Jun were in a youth band under Johnny called MAIN. The group included two other members of Arashi: Aiba Masaki and Ninomiya Kazunari. For that reason, a lot of people consider Toma Ikuta as the sixth member of Arashi :”D.
A special show where we see how sportive these two Johnnies are 😛 It comes from ana-sora’s tumblr post:
The episode can be seen here without English Subtitles. In addition, Arashi Bangumi was nice enough to do a full recap of the segment:
In 2009, the brother of Toma Ikuta, Ryusei Ikuta, guest starred in an episode of VS Arashi. There was this really cute moment between Arashi and MatsuJun, where the rest of Arashi were sulking because Ryusei attended MJ’s birthday party without them even been aware such a party existed. Here is the gif link from soubusen. << Highly suggest to click!
That famous night in May 2014 where Inoue Mao, Matsumoto Jun, and Toma Ikuta met at 2AM. I don’t think it was right for the paparazzi to stalk them at such an ungodly hour, but at the same time, I was fangirling like crazy when I saw these pictures :”D… Yep, I am a lost case…
Toma Ikuta and Shun Oguri
Toma Ikuta guest starred in Hana Yori Dango 2 as the model Junpei, a drama with my favourite cast in the whole world: Inoue Mao, Matsumoto Jun, and Shun Oguri. Recently, at an interview, Toma Ikuta made this cute comment on his first impression on Shun Oguri (click on this post from Ogurin-Tomasu)!!
The next project these two handsome men did was Hana Kimi. They had many bromance moments in this hilarious drama and during the promotion period so I highly recommend anyone to watch it. Below is a gif for an interview by Shun Oguri(gif comes from buhxxbyefelicia):
On another show, Toma Ikuta, Shun Oguri and Masaki Okada discussed random life questions together. On the topic of been parents, they were asked if they want a boy or a girl. Shun Oguri strongly opposes having a girl because he would hate if she dates a boy. Toma Ikuta asks:”what if the guy is a young Shun Oguri?” xDD (source from arashi-arisu)
The latest collaboration between the two boys is Ouroboros (an excellent manga turned live action drama. The dorama was fast paced and lack the consistency of the manga, but it was a high quality project with excellent acting skills and emotions). It was awesome to see how close the Toma and Oguri stayed after so many years. Here is one of my favorite scenes (from mjatoma here):
When Shun Oguri married Yamada Yuu in Hawaii, Matsumoto Jun and Toma Ikuta are among the handful of celebrities who attended:
Toma Ikuta spending some time with Shun Oguri’s little girl >< OMG, this is true love
Finally, here are some pictures of they in their daily lives! Masaki Okada, Toma Ikuta, Shun Oguri, and Yamada Yuu meeting casually in New York ❤
And the same gang of people attending a Justin Timberlake concert :))
Matsumoto Jun and Shun Oguri
Matsumoto Jun and Shun Oguri first met in 2003, on the set of Gokusen. They didn’t have the best relationship. However, two years later, they became a lot closer friends and MJ was the one who suggested Shun Oguri play Rui Hanazawa in HanaDan!
During the Hana Yori Dango era, the two boys collaborated three times: HanaDan 1, HanaDan 2, and HanaDan Movie Special. I used to have an intense crush on both boys, shipping MatsuJun with Inoue Mao and Shun Oguri with… me? 😛
For Matsumoto Jun’s next drama, Smile, Shun Oguri appeared again.. this time as an antagonist ❤
Sadly, after that era, Shun Oguri and Matsumoto Jun never did any other projects together :”D However, if you want to see them interact, you can watch Shun Oguri’s appearance in 3 episodes of VS Arashi, two of which are available on youtube/dailymotion. So let me post some pictures of them together instead.
Otherwise, the 2015 drama Ouroboros starring Shun Oguri and Toma Ikuta collaborated with Arashi for their theme song. It is called Sakura and available on dailymotion 🙂 In addition, the latest single of Arashi in 2016, Fukkatsu Love, guest starred Toma Ikuta in the PV. Let’s hope there will be more interaction in the future too <33