:: BEHIND THE SCENES
I started lazily working on The Happy Fun Time Ookiku Furikabutte Page in early November 2007, although it didn't officially open until late December. It's my first time creating a new fansite for years - back in the day I was quite the active webmaster, but my interest in the hobby faded a lot over the years. Still, I've become so obsessed with Ookiku Furikabutte that NOT making a site about it would be just plain WRONG! Since I've always been more into single character fansites (better known 'shrines' around these here internet parts), I originally wanted to make one of those, but I have SO many favorite Oofuri characters that I couldn't possibly decide on a single one to dedicate my life to! So I decided on a general/opinionated/media kind of page.
I like keeping it simple. Overly "creative" and complex site names irk me a little because they seem to have this air of self-importance around them. I originally wanted to name this website something like "The Ookiku Furikabutte Page," but added the Happy Fun Time for the fun of it and because, well, it's not THE Ookiku Furikabutte page. It's only a page. I believe it was inspired by an old series of toys, Action Fun Time Police.
Speaking of toys... that's exactly how I got into Ookiku Furikabutte! I was randomly browsing Yahoo! Japan auctions in early August 2007 looking for a specific toy line when I just so happened to come across an advertisement for the first Ookiku Furikabutte figure straps on an auction page. Thinking they looked cute, I did a search for the cartoon they were from, and the rest is history!
Allow me to introduce myself! Or rather, instead of making a long boring biography, I'll let you know some more of my Oofuri opinions. Let's make a list.
Favorite team: Definitely Sakitama! I'm also quite fond of Mihoshi, Musashino and Kasukabe.
Favorite characters: Ichihara, Daichi, Oyama, Sawamura, Kano, Hatake, Haruna and Aoi & Ryo.
Favorite pairings: NONE!!! Romance is gross! I'm ALL for buddy pairings, though. In that sense I like Ichihara/Sawamura, Kano/Hatake, and Haruna/Aoi/Ryo.