14 January 2020
*Northstar.nu, Ishida Uryuu, Kamiya Kaoru, *Hakanai.net, Ephemeral, Satoh Takeru

I finally finished the design for my overdue latest FL, Satoh Takeru, who is probably the only Japanese actor I have been obsessed with. My fascination for him predictably came about when the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film came out in 2012. I stalked every Japanese blog and site, bought official merch (photobooks, calendars, DVDs), downloaded Japanese apps (like LINE) for exclusive content, binged on his shows, hounded videos with fansubs, and even started learning Nihongo (I’m nowhere near fluent, sadly, but I can read basic kana and know basic grammar). I literally spent thousands of pesos on this man lol. I’m more of a casual fan now, but with the last installment of the RK movies coming out later this year—to my biggest surprise, since I thought the trilogy of films ended in 2014—it’s fitting to put up a small appreciation page for him.

I cross-linked this with my Kaoru FL, of course, and added a few other RK-related affiliates. As to my other sites, I added Yumichika to Ishida as an affiliate, and changed Mal’s member/affiliate information for Ephemeral, Hakanai, and Northstar (and Katenkka’s, too).