[Gakuto= “educated one”(?); Kobayashi= “little forest” ]
Age: 15 (turning 16 in a few months)
Date of birth: July 10
Height: 5’7 / 168 cm
House: his family’s new home at the bottom of a hill
-He had just moved to town
-Carries around his bento more than his bookbag
-Almost never smiles
-Likes eating PERIOD
-Has a lil’ fetish for food
-Quite tall for his age
-Pretty much a loner
+ Cooking and Baking
+Tea and Coffee of any kind
+Savory Breads (melon pan is a the top of his list; behind is anpan)
+yaoi and yuri
+Reading anything that’s on his hands
+Long-sleeved clothing and sweaters
+anything with bears on it (except bear meat)
-running when he doesn’t feel like it (even if he is fast)
- doing anything he that “wastes energy” (anything he doesn’t like)
- being disturbed
-cold and wet weather
-getting involved in sports (his least favorite subject)
Glutton: He’s already has ten food blogs under his usernames (with an English one called “learning-curlyfries-head”.). His parents were very good at interacting with those at their jobs and getting gifts from these associates, which let Gakuto and his siblings taste some yummy treats every once in a while. When he is around food he enjoys, he lets go of his inhibitions and start shedding his stoic façade.
Bookworm: He wouldn’t have gotten interested in food if it weren’t for his at his middle school library where he spent his breaks copying recipes that caught his interest BY HAND. Other than food he likes nothing more but to pick up a nice light novel at his night stand before anyone would tell him to turn off the lights and go to sleep. This makes it easier for him to comprehend almost anything that can be read.
Reserved: He doesn’t like wasting his energy on anything he isn’t interested in. With this, he would always try to do them fast so that he’ll have time for those that truly take his heart. This usually makes people think he’s forever serious and that he likes being on his own all the time (not really).
Babysitter: He is amazed himself that kids come easy for him. Even though he perpetually wears hard expression on his face, kids like to play with him. He does his best to satisfy these kids because they look up to him. Somehow, his nieces and nephews play a factor in his great handling with other kids.
Gakuto is the youngest child to a family that originated from the Tochigi prefecture. His mother was born in Hiroshima and his father grew up in Osaka. Their specialties at making their hometown cuisine (okonomiyaki and takoyaki) gave way for Gakuto develop his huge appetite, and with his siblings always getting more food than him, he swore to get a chance of eating more food whenever he can. His liking for food wasn’t made serious until he was able to read beyond the textbooks he had finished reading and found a kiddie cookbook in his library back in middle school. He would use his breaks to collect the recipes and share them with his mother to teach him how to cook them well. There was no one else that shared his love of food and he could say that he is more comfortable sharing his love for food online than in real life.
Not many would approach him because of his reclusive demeanor and that he was a bit chubby before his parents consulted a dietician for him. His siblings have long graduated school and have just started having families of their own, which has left Gakuto being the only child left in the family home. The parents are nearing retirement and have moved to the town to prepare themselves for such. Gakuto was actually happy with the move since it meant leaving his lonely times in his hometown and starting anew in a brand new setting…that’s if he can make such thing happen first.
Additional Trivia during RP character’s creation:
*I named my RP character after my Japanese host family’s newest member of the clan, Gakuto Their hometown is also Utsunomiya, Tochigi, and the surname “Kobayashi” is the fifth most popular one in the prefecture.
©Melonpan used in Headshot was found via Google and the Headshot BG was from Pixiv.
Gakuto Kobayashi © marimariakutsu