04-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Originally Posted by Nattou
Ah Plushy... that makes so much sense. I actually love how much respect he pay tribute to his favourite skaters. Hanyu's the perfect sponge! Soaking everything up
Do you remember his final pose at the end of Romeo and Juliet when he finish with the finger point to the sky... that is definitely a Plushy end pose.
04-05-2012, 07:57 PM
How can I forget that super epic final pose?
Originally Posted by os168
Can't wait to see him "Level up" and has big achievements like Plushenko did
04-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Like subtlety in ice dancing
I've seen a few other male skaters do better Biellmann spins than Yuzuru. Michael Christian Martinez is a recent example. In this video, he goes from a fan spiral into a split falling leaf into a combination spin that ends with a Biellmann, all beautifully extended. He also does the only credible Charlotte spiral I've seen from a male skater if you stick around to the end.
Yuzuru is exceptional at a lot of things. The Biellmann isn't one of them. He doesn't need it to distinguish himself, nor does it really do that for him any more. He should definitely ditch it. His layback ina isn't all that any more, either.
Last edited by Serious Business; 04-05-2012 at 09:33 PM.
04-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Yuzuru has been already aware that flexibility is lost year by year.
Originally Posted by Serious Business
Probably a boy of the video is so in the future, too.
Besides, Yuzuru minds synchronizing with music and falls into underrotated.
It is rational not to do it if he loses an evaluation. It was discussed by fans in Japan from last season, too. We worry whether he does hurt a waist like Plushenko. Probably the people around him give such an advice, too. No way he himself is not aware of it of course.
Opposite of rationality has aesthetics, including respect to Plushenko.
Yuzuru is a skater and is an artist.
He may continue it until he hurts his body if it is his aesthetics to perform Biellmann.
Even if it is aesthetics even if rational, I accept his judgment.
So. I like his firebird, too. His nickname was really きのこ[=mushroom].
Originally Posted by FTnoona
Last edited by kilyca; 04-06-2012 at 12:02 AM.
04-06-2012, 01:24 AM
I find it adorable how Takahashi said even tho Yuzuru looks cute and boyish, yet his personality is very manly and "carnivorous" xD I read somewhere that if Oda and Yuzuru were to do pairs, Yuzuru would only want to play the guy in the pair.
Originally Posted by kilyca
04-06-2012, 02:31 AM
Here's a news video of Yuzuru in Sendai a year after the natural disaster.
I believe this is the translation that I found from masqueradewaltz yahoo blog can be used for this video. The video on the blog was private, but from the chinese subs in the video, the content is the same and the times are still correct with the video linked.
3.11. East Japan great earthquake.
The earthquake of magnitude 9 caused Sendai big damage.
At that time, Yuzuru Hanyu was in the rink. He was safely though the building was
However, his home was in complete destruction and he had to take shelter to the refuge,
the elementary school, with his family.
It's been already a year since the earthquake.
He visited the elementary school of the refuge again.
It was here. That was such a small area where I stayed.
I spent time at here with my family of four.
I took a picture here like that.
At that time, he took a picture.
450 people were taking shelter here.
At night, there were only two lights of the private power generation.
He was not able to go to sleep easily.
I felt the shaking of the earth while sleeping, in my dream.
That made me recalled the scene of the rink and my sense at the earthquake.
I recalled such scenes from various angles.
I always had such dreams.
It was so painful for me.
They spent the days in the severe cold and were frightened by the aftershocks.
Foods and goods were in the short supply so people were as hard as possible to be alive.
The distributions of boiled rice by the school personnel were only twice in a day.
We shared one rice ball by two people.
The teachers distributed those to us with apologizing.
We all worried about whether it was possible to live as same as before the earthquake.
I couldn't say "I want to skate" at all.
I alone must not be doing what I love.
He lost the home rink for the practice.
However, when cherry blossoms bloomed, he was given a helping hand.
The ice shows are held from spring to summer in the whole of the country.
The requests to perform in the show rushed to him.
He performed to 60 shows for half a year in being away from Sendai.
And he had practiced in spare of his works.
While his drawing people's attention as a representative of victim, he saw the photograph
of the refuge when he was alone every day.
He left the hometown, and was holding such a feeling.
I was full of apologizing to people in the stricken area.
I alone get away from Sendai for skating, although everyone works hard in that area.
Is it really good in it?
He felt that one has a debt to pay.
The expectations of medias for him were getting larger and larger as the season had
"He is a hope for Sendai, who fights against world by overcoming the earthquake",
it was a too great expectation for 16-year-old boy.
Why do I have to carry such a heavy load on my shoulder.
I was almost defeated at pressure.
Solitary fight on the ice.
"I will fight not for the stricken area but for myself", he persuaded himself.
Anyway, I should do my best because I am away from stricken area
He won the two international competitions at this season.
His activity had given big power to the people in Tohoku in those days.
It was a pleasant surprise for him.
I was very glad to see their messages such as "I got a power by watching your skating"
or "Your performance gives me courage".
He makes his quad succeed in all-Japan championship and won the 3rd place.
He was able to qualify in the Worlds at the age of only 17.
He was not solitary any longer on the ice.
I am all right. I am not alone any longer.
I can skate by connecting with a lot of people.
"Hope for Sendai" that he felt as heavy load before, became his power.
That feeling has brought me of today.
Even when person was in very painful state, the person is not alone.
He noticed it due to the earthquake.
I was supported by supporter in the refuge and a lot of people.
They provided us water and foods.
They were also struck and might have worried about their family left in their home.
However, they devoted themselves to support us first. I was really thankful in them.
It has already passed one year.
Now, "The hope for Sendai" goes on forward to the world without forgetting the feeling
for his homeland Tohoku.
04-06-2012, 02:43 AM
Yuzu is like a baby of carnivorous animal of the cat family.
Originally Posted by Becki
But the character manliest among the Japanese who participated in the world championship is Narumi.
The words that Narumi uses well. ⇒ "Fighting spirit and Guts!"
Last edited by kilyca; 04-06-2012 at 03:12 AM.
04-06-2012, 05:45 AM
Originally Posted by FTnoona
Thanks for this... lucky for me, I can read Chinese. Wow this bring a totally new level of appreciation I have for this kid, and what is really behind his tears at the end of his Romeo and Juliet. He didn't tear up for himself, but gratefulness for the people who supported him, especially those from Sendai he share the disaster shelters with 450 people at the school. They eat 1 rice ball handed down from teachers at the school twice a day, and sometimes 2 people shares 1 small rice ball. Those who has ever experienced major loss, uncertain future, and hunger should know these are experiences one is unlikely to ever forget so no wonder this is a kid who grew up fast.
Hanyu said he feels warmth, appreciation and strength from those who shared shelters with him, feels guilty instead of suffering with them at the shelter entirely, he ran away to train in figure skating. He is said to be very grateful that they worry about him and his conditions so much when there are far more important things. He did over 60 shows in the year to get ice time and to raise money for Sendai.
With so much pent up emotion in this 17 year old, conflicted sorrow, grief, questioning on himself, his ethics, philosophy, purpose, but also optimism, hope, self-assurance and reliance, Hanyu were able to rise from the gloom to fight his way to the worlds podium carrying the hope and the spirit of his people. It is good then we couldn't ask for a better ending. He really fought and delivered his promise to them and was fearless in his pursuit. I love that! I have always commented the way he attack his program and incredible high difficulty elements remind me of a young warrior who knows no fear and maybe a little naive. Little does I know actually this kid knows plenty about fear and loss, that somehow he was able to turn into a strength and battled his way 100% everytime out there. Even with an injury now we know about on top of his training and asthma problems. It explains why his coach who were usually so cool and level headed at the Kiss & Cry has totally choked up at the end of the FS. They really stuck it out together this past year through so much tough spots, it really is the best ending they can ask for and be proud of.
Last edited by os168; 04-06-2012 at 05:49 AM.
04-06-2012, 06:41 AM
leave no stone unturned
04-06-2012, 03:50 PM
The ending of Hanyu FS scares me....and then one minute later, he's all smiley!
Originally Posted by seniorita
I like his current haircut. I heard his mushroom haircut was inspired by Plushenko's hairstyle :P
This video might be of interest to some of you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLPK9...eature=related
I've never watched him skate that slowly before, but he has such charisma on the ice!! Little Yuzuru is barely 14 in this video, has such good looks :P He looks older when he gels his hair, and looks like a little boy with the mushroom cut!
Last edited by Becki; 04-06-2012 at 03:54 PM.
04-07-2012, 01:00 AM
Thank to FTnoona for sharing and if and thank to the blogger at masqueradewaltz yahoo blog very much for translate this into English.
Originally Posted by FTnoona
The new content is really touching and it's really explain why his FS at world is so emotional.
OS, I couldn't say this better, it is exaclty how I feel.
Originally Posted by os168
Last edited by treeloving; 04-07-2012 at 01:02 AM.
04-07-2012, 02:30 AM
LOL two ppl are clearly not listening to the choreographer during the gala practices.
I just had to youtube it b/c i wanted to know wth yuzu and kana were doing.
The marumori dance
Last edited by FTnoona; 04-07-2012 at 07:32 PM.
04-07-2012, 03:30 AM
Icerink Sendai Opening Ceremony and 12-year-old Hanyu interview 2007,03,22
I hope this video is not geoblocked: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzc3NDg4NDI4.html
04-07-2012, 06:29 PM
The content of the video is as follows.
Originally Posted by gardenernaga
Izumi-ku, Icerink-Sendai, live broadcast (Subtitles of the top right corner)
Reporter) I am in Ice-rink-Sendai in Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi now. There was Konami-Sports-club in this place before. About two years pass and are the reopening since it was closed down in December, 2004.
It is famous here as the place that Torino Olympics gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa practiced before.
The ceremony before the reopening was held already. Prefectural governor and mayor, and people concerned of skating attended at ceremony.
The Governor Murai gave a speech in this way, "In skating kingdom Miyagi, fire(hope) was turned on again. I hope that skaters like Shizuka Arakawa are brought up." And the ice show was held and became the gorgeous atmosphere here.
While here was closed, skaters of Sendai seemed to do trouble to look for practice place.
Then I hear the story from Yuzuru Hanyu of the Miyagi figure skating club which practiced before closedown at this skating rink. Thanking you in advance.
Reporter) Did you have a hard time since this rink was closed?
YUZU) My favorite rink disappeared and, I was troubled about how continued skating. I practiced with rink of Katsuyama and Kouseinenkin, but I unaccustomed and, was also high transportation costs and, but here reopens, I am glad very much.
Reporter) By the reopening here, does your practice time seem to become long?
YUZU) Yes. I think that I get longer.
Reporter) In this way, it is very happy for people concerned with skating. This rink can enjoy 4 kinds sports through one year.
(Figure skating / short track race / curling / ice hockey)
I leave it out afterward because it is the notices such as business hours.
Yuzu's voice was so cute.(⌒▽⌒)
Last edited by kilyca; 04-08-2012 at 08:44 PM.
04-08-2012, 02:57 AM