Houkiboshi is the third rendition of my fanlisting collective, the first being called Kaminari (meaning lightning) and then it was merged into All Alight (now closed) and finally Shining Star (now my main domain). The domain was registered on March 13, 2017 with Namecheap and is hosted by the same. The name "houkiboshi" means comet and was inspired by the third ending of the Bleach anime sung by Younha. Between the first site being named after lightning, the second name inspired by stars and the third now being named after a comet, you can tell I'm readily inspired by celestial bodies, huh?

A fanlisting is pretty much exactly what it sounds like; a list of people who identify as fans of a particular subject. Most fanlistings are overseen by The Fanlistings Network and The Anime Fanlistings Network. Their official definition of the subject is thus;

A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are) - they are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject. TheFanlistings.org is the original (but not only) web directory for fanlistings, dedicated to uniting fans across the globe.