AOI is scheduled for TV broadcast on BS Fuji, June 9 at 7 p.m. JST.
For those not living in Japan and interested in watching it real-time, there's a Chinese site providing good quality stream of the BS channel: http://www.fengyunzhibo.com/tv/38078...5-67168618.htm
Thank You for the info and the Chinese link, zydeco88!! Happy to be able to see something new. This off-season is such a drag.
Just something that piqued my interest:
If you visit THE ICE cast page and view the page source (just press Ctrl + U), you'll find Yuzu's section right under Kozuka's complete with the list of his achievements so far, which begs the question wrt his inclusion in the ice show. It's still hidden and all, so you can't find Yuzu's name anywhere in the cast list, nor has any official announcement regarding his participation been announced. And this seems to be the picture they're gonna use for Yuzu:
ETA: They've removed the hidden section that was previously in the source code, so the link to the hidden picture is not working anymore. I don't know what this exactly suggests, though.
It's funny or may I say tricky lol. Well just let time tell.
Yes, it doesn't mean anything, really. However, the same thing happened with Dai when his name appeared hidden in AOI page source despite the fact that his inclusion in the cast hadn't been officially announced, only to be removed later; albeit temporarily, because it turned out he's indeed included in the cast.
Besides, if you look at THE ICE source, you can still find the html comment tag <!--...--> lingering between Kozuka's section and Mura's with no sense of purpose whatsoever . They could've easily removed it together with Yuzu's hidden section if they deemed it unnecessary.
But I've read that there are cases in which removals are permanent and skaters end up not participating, though I have no concrete evidence regarding this.
So, Yuzu might or might not join the show, that's the only thing it suggests. We shall just wait and see.
AOI rehearsal time. Yuzu skates with Mr.Fujii's song True Love, one 3s and one axel, based on Asahi's repo, included in the program and program ended with last spin. Yuzu was practicing 4s after the program practicing session, fell once but he's OK.
There will be a news report broadcasting on late night of 2nd June NTV Going Sports, one of AOI promotions, Yuzu will show up together with Dai.
Mr. Goto, reporter of Asahi Media Co, was at AOI official practice, which probably means a news report of AOI may be on tmr's Asahi News, whatever TV or newspaper.
GP meeting will be held on 1st June, Tokyo, full GP entries will be released very soon after the meeting ends.
Sounds like Yuzu really wants that 4S to become consistent. I hope he doesn't overdo it.
I am excited to see the GP entries. Of course some are obvious but especially the second choices for the top skaters are interesting.
According to my source, Yuzu took quite long time to warm up and really controlled his jumping practice at official practice of AOI today, surly not overdo it. Our boy learned his lesson through FS Worlds 2013. Good boy.
About that fall, you cannot expect practicing jumps without any fall, right? So it's OK.