Hello! Dee desu.
I'm from the Philippines and I'm into a lot of Japanese stuff. I read manga and watch anime/dramas/movies. I first saw Matsumoto-san in Gokusen. I thought he was cool but I wasn't interested enough to Google him.
Then a few years later I saw the first season of Hanadan and I was like "who is this kuru-kuru perm dork with ugly flashy clothes who is both annoying and adorable and I just want to hug and punch him at the same time look at me I'm feeling all the feels". Add to that the pretty kick-ass girl beside him and I was hooked! I wasn't a shipper then but after the movie I was sooooo into the series that I searched all over the world wide web about the two actors who infiltrated my thoughts even when I wasn't watching their drama.
And oh, how the world wide web delivered! Not only did it give me the basic 411 about the two (which incidentally led me to the wonderful world of Arashi), it showed me the precious, PRECIOUUUS behind-the-scene footages of Hanadan *insert epic background music*. I thought they were cute and funny and giggly and frustratingly flirty and oh so chummy that I instantly packed my bags and got on board in this ship.
I'm a silent passenger though even if my introduction tells you otherwise.