No way he's retiring. He has big ambitions and besides, he always says that he'd like to go on until 2018. There are some people that think that he might retire of he wins gold in Sochi, but these are just rumors from fans, so don't think too much of them.
Thank you for all the translations that have been posted here in the past few days
There's no information released of Taka will retire after Sochi, but I have to say I did see something mentioned a little that Taka may retire after Sochi, same with Dai and Akiko, but it's just some rumors, I don't think it will come true anyway.
Though I'm a little shocked to hear about Kanako wanting to retire. And I also keep reading that Yuzu also might retiring after Sochi. I hope it won't be the case.Hey guys, don'r worry too much about it.Kalina
No way he's retiring. He has big ambitions and besides, he always says that he'd like to go on until 2018.
The information of Yuzu may retire after Sochi is mainly from a special interview edition named '10 YEARS FROM NOW' in Japanese male skaters Fanbook CuttingEdge 2013, Yuzu also said in the interview he will succeed of landing 4A lol, so basically I think he just made fun of it, not some serious interview coz Yuzu said many times in different interviews he focus on Olympic 2018. Remember once Yuzu said he wants to accomplish his career like Plushenko? Not just win once but keep winning all the time, so hardly he will retire after Sochi.
Let's make the most of this coming season!
But imo, he definitely has the desire to medal at Sochi.
A great deal of information related with Yuzu's future career was released in the past, specially since 2012. I'll just post several pieces here.
In IFS April 2013, Yuzu said Sochi is surly not his destination. He would like to keep challenge after Sochi and probably will retire after 2018.
Also there was a special interview released in a Japanese magazine 'Figure Skating 2012-2013 Season Guide' published in Oct 2012, Yuzu and Orser look forward to Sochi but also keep their eyes on Pyeongchang Olympics.
An article 'The reason of Yuzuru being a genius' by Akiko Tamura published in Feb 2013, it's stated Yuzu's training plan already included Pyeongchang Olympics 2018 even he's still so young as he will be 19 when Sochi arrives. Meanwhile Orser also highlighted that eyes on Pyeongchang Olympics doesn't mean like they don't care about the result in Sochi, literally is to relax Yuzu a little bit and develop his abundant mind by making him realized that there will be another Olympics on its way after his trip in Sochi.
Then probably You may think Yuzu's idea of planning for Pyeongchang 2018 was influenced by Orser, actually it's not.
Mai Asada interviewed Yuzu as time back into 2011, Yuzu said he hopes he could be qualified to go to Sochi but the next Olympics after Sochi (Pyeongchang 2018) is where he aims for a good result.
I checked the link again, and glad to see YOMIURI didn't delete it, https://yorimo.yomiuri.co.jp/servlet...ame=YrmWrapper
Ps. No probelm, Yunamao! Just try not to think too much about it! I'm sure you will feel depressed if you keep thinking of Yuzu may retire soon, particularly under current circumstances of so many Japanese skaters announced they will retire after Sochi.
Personally the only one thing could stop Yuzu to continues his career after Sochi is some serious injuries or health problem. Each skater has its own fate and no one could tell what will happen in the future then. So I guess we may better stay positive and wish Yuzu's career live long and prosper.
Kozu was injured at the end of 2012 but he made his perfect comeback at Gardena Spring Trophy 2013. Good for him! Mura also struggled a lot previously but he was kinda reborn in 2012. After all, at least we still have Yuzu, Kozu, Mura, Tatsuki after Dai and Nobu retires. So I think Japanese gentlemen still keep forward then.Yunamao
Oh! I missed him so much this season! I wish he'll keep his SP it's a beauty ♥ But I also like Mura. I didn't know him until this year. And Odady and Tatsuki and Dai. Well there's only 3 places... Team Japan why are you all so good?
But it's true that only 3 spots are not enough , specially I wish Nobu could have a chance to compete in FS Worlds 2014 even I know it's so hard as we've got Dai, Yuzu, Kozu, Mura. Without any hesitation Japan Nationals 2013 will be bloody hell again.
Off-season is a total bore. So, I'm posting these videos to fill up the void. Probably, a lot of us have seen these, but I think they haven't been posted here before, so... Million thanks to the original uploader.
Hello, I Love You Gala Practice SA 2012 (amazing youthful vim and vigour. May that spark never fizzle out, Yuzuru. Lol @2:25, falling on his butt while hydroblading)
SA Gala Practice Yuzuru & Jeremy fooling around