I saw it a couple of days ago. It's a fun interview, and Nobu comes across as a thoughtful, funny, and very likeable guy.
I really liked his answer as to whether or not his low PCS at some events this past season had been unjustified:
That's honest, and I like that he was willing to make the effort to get a consistent quad, even if it was costly in the short term. Throughout the interview it was obvious that Nobu wasn't giving stock answers.I don’t think it was. Because my goal of the season was to land a quad, I prepared the program so it would feature the quad, which worked! But I thought it was inevitable I would get lower PCS and I have to accept that it was justified. So I have to work on improving the PCS for next season!
And he wants to become a school teacher after he retires! Now that is very nice.
He just landed one quad and saying to do 4-3-3
Sounds very strange?
Besides, he looked very good person.
Somehow I don't think a funny FP is a ticket to the Olympic podium so I wish he'd change his mind about that - but the audience will love it.
Is it just me or are all Japanese skaters, including Nobu, polite, humble, disciplined, and honest? I find them so admirable.
And now a special message for Nobu: Come over to my house any time. (I'm a middle-aged woman and I'm ready to be bewitched.)
Well as far as I can remeber he only went for one quad, so his sucess rate is 1 for 1. pretty impressive. and that quad was REALLY impressive
When ever I look Oda I just see this bubbly child. I found it so cute when he was team japan captain and Miki called him grandpa. But after reading this article, he is very mature. I wish him the best and I'm really glad he likes his coaching arrangement. I really like the article thanks.