We know Ricardo Arechiga as the erstwhile director of the movie Lawliet. But in another life, he has a YouTube presence too - hosting a Channel discussing cartoons and other points of popular culture - under the moniker Riconius.
Created for - and inspired by - Month of Light Yagami on Death Note News, here is Riconius vlogging his thoughts in analysis of whether Kira should be considered a hero or villain.
Watching Riconius at Work - How Editor Matti Glimpsed it Happening
From the least to the highest effort - in terms of talent, research or sheer hard work - there's nothing to choose between them all. We have no favouritism. They are equally amazing; on a par in eliciting thankfulness from all writers, translators and organisers here.
However, I have to admit that it was truly exciting to receive content from this latest participant in Month of Light Yagami. Thrilling to behold the process unravelling.
For no better reason than was there, peeping in over his cyber shoulder from the sidelines of Skype, as he researched, recorded, edited and mixed.
Yesterday, Lawliet director Ricardo Arechiga heard about our event for the first time. He was happy for us and wandered away to look at the archived collection of articles so far. Heads up given, job done, I returned to work preparing for publication the next raft of content coming your way, thinking nothing more about it. But then Rico was back. He was inspired. Really inspired. He was going to join in.
Through occasional comments passed back and forth via Skype, I witnessed that spark turn into ideas; whittled down into a plan. Then stayed on throughout a (coincidentally) joint all-nighter, wherein his Light Yagami: Hero or Villain vlog gradually came together. A truly fascinating thing to watch appear piecemeal in cryptic messages - 'just laying down the audio', 'doing the visuals', 'rendering' - when its not a process with which I'm familiar.
The buzz was infectious. When the link came in, I settled back with snacks and deep anticipation to play it. Like my computer chair and desk were transformed now into front row seats at a theatrical première. It was indeed fabulous to view completed; one long night after first hearing a musing notion that it might come.
I do hope I haven't over-hyped it. But I doubt that. If you haven't already seen it, above is Riconius's opinion driven vlog - analysing Kira's culpability, morality and how we might perceive his actions overall. Enjoy it. I did immensely.