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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post

    This statement by Shizuka to Yuzuru: "I have always thought that you have a furry coat around your heart. More than just hair, it’s like a really thick fluffy coating" I think signifies something quite different from the hairy heart of JK Rowling's story "The Warlock's Hairy Heart."

    looking at the next sentences, i think she just meant that she thinks yuzu's heart has a really thick coating that nerves cant get to it.. well.. as far as i interpreted it



    Quote Originally Posted by makaihime View Post
    Lol, I'm beginning to think that it's easier for him to do axels with difficult entries. Although rare, whenever he does have trouble with his 3A's its always the ones with the regular entry.
    i think so too

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    Quote Originally Posted by channah View Post
    Helllo Yuzusan
    Here is part 1 of the interview Hanyu has with Arakawa Shizuka in July of 2013.
    It is a long interview (26 mins) but here is the first 7mins 30secs. More to follow later……
    Thank you for your hard work. Learning more about Yuzuru every day thanks to you and the others that have so kindly taken the time to help us English speakers understand. Looking forward to the next parts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by channah View Post
    Helllo Yuzusan
    Here is part 1 of the interview Hanyu has with Arakawa Shizuka in July of 2013.
    It is a long interview (26 mins) but here is the first 7mins 30secs. More to follow later……

    Narrator: It is half a year until the Sochi Olympics, and just at the start of the Olympic season, Arakawa Shizuka’s Figure Skating TV show “Friends Plus” is back on the air. Today’s Guest….She has known him since he was this small (pic of Yuzuru as a very young boy) the guest that is coming in today is from her hometown and is one of her junior skaters.
    AS: I always had the image of him as a kindergartener, and somehow without really noticing he is now taller than me. Now as a skater and as a person he has really risen and is continuing to grow….It’s kind of a strange feeling….To have known him as a person and as an athlete from about the age of 5 and to have watched his progress, it is actually something a bit unusual. Because we are in the same group I have been able to observe him for so long. It really is a valuable thing for me.
    N: From Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture, Hanyu Yuzuru is 18 years old. He is the youngest of the all of the Japanese men’s figure skaters to have made it on to the World’s podium. He converted the traumatic experience of the natural disaster (the 2011 earthquake) into strength and this ever improving youngster even moved his base to Canada to so that he could keep aiming high. As one of the top skaters in Japan he is going to lead the new generation……… “YUZURU HANYU!!!!!”
    Just before he begins his challenge in his first Olympic year he has a face to face meeting with the previous Olympic Gold Medalist.
    Y: I have a lot of things to ask you.
    AS: Really? You have lots of questions?
    N: He wants to know about how Arakawa Shizuka got ready for her road to the Olympics.
    AS: In my mind I knew I really wanted to win.
    N: During this off-season we can enjoy this valuable chat between the two of them. There is only half a year until the Sochi Olympics and this is the only place you will see Yuzuru Hanyu like this. This program is presented to you by Awakawa Shizuka’s figure skating program “Friends Plus 2013
    2mins 40secs
    Y: Hello. Excuse me. I feel like I’m entering “Shi-chan’s” room.
    AS: Of course you do!
    N: The age difference between them is 13 years but these two were brought up in the same local area they have lots of shared memories and they have seen each other grow and change over the years.
    AS: (Laughing off camera) You saw that didn’t you? I think of all of the guests I have talked to you are the quickest to have sat down.
    Y: Really?
    AS: Usually the guests stand around and talk a bit more than this.
    Y: Well, I’m a bit nervous.
    AS: That must be a lie! Are you really nervous?
    Y: Yeah.
    AS: You don’t get nervous.
    Y: Yes, I do.
    AS: I have always thought that you have a furry coat around your heart. More than just hair, it’s like a really thick fluffy coating.
    Y: But, I’m actually a nervous type of person.
    AS: You do get nervous but you are able to have a good relationship with your nerves.
    Y: I guess so. I have had lots of experiences where I have been able to overcome my nervousness.
    AS: Yes, it is impossible not to feel nervous so having the ability to get over your feelings of nerves is a really great thing.
    Y: Thanks for saying so.
    AS: Well, I have known you since you were just this tall…
    Y: Yes.
    AS: Its strange.
    Y: Yes, a bit weird.
    AS: I didn’t know you were as strong as you are.
    Y: Even from years ago I hated to lose. This is my own way of thinking about it but I always had the image that if I got nervous I was losing against myself and I never wanted to lose to that version of me. So, even when I did feel nervous I would always try to get over those nerves so that I could give a good performance. It was a mental wall that I always tried to climb over.
    AS: You like to have people watching you, don’t you?
    Y: Yes. Even when I was very small I only really loved the competitions like the local public competitions.
    AS: I feel nostalgic about the competitions you are talking about….
    AS: The competitions that decide the number of Olympic athletes are something that I didn’t try to focus on but I found once the competition actually started that was somehow always in the back of my mind. You have had your first experience of that now.
    Y: Yes.
    AS: How was it for you? Were you nervous?
    Y: Yes. I was really nervous.
    AS: How was your experience at this year’s World Championships?
    Y: At this year’s Worlds I personally took on too much of a burden. I felt that as I had won the Japanese Nationals I felt a lot of pressure from myself to be on the top of the podium at Worlds, too. I felt a lot of responsibility.
    AS: As careers grow and develop the end result rather than the taking part becomes ever more important when that starts to happen, if you have developed strength from participating in big events then you are able to shine and have confidence. Which of the two (participating or the final results) is easier for you to handle?
    Y: I don’t think I have had enough experience in big events to have learned enough, when I was in the Novice category I did have some experience of that though and because of that experience I am able to pick up on the things I still need to work on. I try to focus on the areas that need to be brushed up. Before a competition begins I often think that I need to beat this athlete or that athlete but when the competition actually starts I usually think I just need to win over myself and that tends to draw all of my focus and I just do my best for that.
    AS: As an outside observer only, it always looks like you are always competing with yourself but I have never really had the chance to ask you about how you really feel.
    Y: I have participated in quite a few competitions when I was injured, and this caused the people around me some trouble. This was quite a regular pattern. Even from when I was a junior, before the World Championships I would get a sore back, or sprain my ankle or things like that but I wouldn’t really tell the people around me how I was feeling. But sometime even when I didn’t say anything I wouldn’t be able to stand it any longer, especially if the injury was going on for a long time. But basically, somebody would notice that something was wrong with me…
    AS: Was it your coach who noticed?
    Y: It was usually my parent(s) that noticed first, people in my family.
    AS: Well I guess the people you are living with would notice.
    Y: Then the coach would notice and ask me why I didn’t say anything and I would be scolded and because of my poor behaviour I would always thing I need to do better.
    AS: Are the injuries caused by over training?
    Y: Over training is probably the main reason. Before a competition, I would watch the video footage of the previous competition for image training but if I had lost in the previous competition I would feel that I have to do better and try harder in the next competition. Even if I won the competition, I would always feel that there was something that needed to be worked on and it would spur me on to try my best on a daily basis. So pretty much I would over train before every competition.
    7mins 40secs
    Great Job ! Love the link between them. Hope to have the next

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    Dropping by to share some fanart I found made by one of those talented artists over at pixiv.net of Yuzuru and Daisuke

    https://24.media.tumblr.com/40ce94a1...ao2_r1_500.jpg

    And a rather rare one with both of them dressed in their Romeo & Juliet costumes. Or should I say Romeo & Romeo

    https://24.media.tumblr.com/92217017...bp2ao1_500.jpg

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    Am I the only one thinking that Yuzuru and Shizuka look like brother and sister? They both look alike IMO. Of all the TJ past and present members it seem like he has the most "sempai- kohai" relationship with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Am I the only one thinking that Yuzuru and Shizuka look like brother and sister? They both look alike IMO. Of all the TJ past and present members it seem like he has the most "sempai- kohai" relationship with her.
    They must have really nice relationship, I remember her on the medal ceremony on WC 2012. While Daisuke was about to leave the rink, Yuzu approached one person on tribune to share some words with her, it was Arakawa. Then he stopped Daisuke grabbing his hand and asked him to take a photo together specially for Arakawa. I simply found it significant.

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    I saw nice video from FOI 2011:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x13...E3%83%AC_sport

    From 7:15 Yuzuru is trying quad salchow. First attempt. Fall. No problem.. I am gonna try again And second attempt landed nicely Then Daisuke trying quad flip, and Takahiko also quad

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexSaytor View Post
    They must have really nice relationship, I remember her on the medal ceremony on WC 2012. While Daisuke was about to leave the rink, Yuzu approached one person on tribune to share some words with her, it was Arakawa. Then he stopped Daisuke grabbing his hand and asked him to take a photo together specially for Arakawa. I simply found it significant.
    Actually Yuzuru only approached Shizuka after the picture was taken. It was Shizuka herself who called them over and asked for that picture, Yuzuru heard her and stopped Daisuke.

    http://youtu.be/zBN82uP8OSo?t=15m52s

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    I want Yuzuru to skate to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtFBRJFN3p8

    Uniting my love for NGE and old music in one

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    Better video of Yuzuru and Shizuka after R&J 1.0 in Nice, and he got his Totoro back... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Ad1TCb7w0

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    I want Yuzuru to skate to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtFBRJFN3p8

    Uniting my love for NGE and old music in one
    Meanwhile lets go away from music and turn into... costume. I am interested about new costumes for Yuzuru's programs. I think Yuzu should have something like that for LP (depends of course on the style of program): http://www.octavarius.com/wp-content...f70e_large.jpg Black suits him very well. But I think Meoima would love to see another Johny Weir's design, isn't ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    Meanwhile lets go away from music and turn into... costume. I am interested about new costumes for Yuzuru's programs. I think Yuzu should have something like that for LP (depends of course on the style of program): http://www.octavarius.com/wp-content...f70e_large.jpg Black suits him very well. But I think Meoima would love to see another Johny Weir's design, isn't ?
    Vera Wang FTW when she is not having weird relationship with skaters half her age

    I like how Yuzuru look in black. His long legs and arms look even longer http://hnyuzu51.tumblr.com/post/8425...but-he-is-very

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    Meanwhile lets go away from music and turn into... costume. I am interested about new costumes for Yuzuru's programs. I think Yuzu should have something like that for LP (depends of course on the style of program): http://www.octavarius.com/wp-content...f70e_large.jpg Black suits him very well. But I think Meoima would love to see another Johny Weir's design, isn't ?
    I hope he won't give me another heart attack so I can watch his LP performance with my glasses on.
    I hope next season he will choose outfit that looks more Lambiel, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Vera Wang FTW when she is not having weird relationship with skaters half her age
    I like how Yuzuru look in black. His long legs and arms look even longer http://hnyuzu51.tumblr.com/post/8425...but-he-is-very
    True, Yuzuru in black is a good view, indeed. But white also suits him well, whatever color is fine, as long it's not Weir.
    Anyways, I find the reporter quote in your link very very amusing:

    Reporter「I’m a man, but he is very beautiful.」

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    I hope he won't give me another heart attack so I can watch his performance with my glasses on.
    I hope next season he will choose outfit that looks more Lambiel, though.
    Be careful what you wish for

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Still one of the most handsome guys on ice.
    And still better than this: http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/ilia/ilia-photo.jpg
    And much much better than this: http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ina/banana.jpg
    Why all my favourite men have such tedious phase with costumes??? Is it a curse for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    I want Yuzuru to skate to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtFBRJFN3p8

    Uniting my love for NGE and old music in one
    I also very much enjoyed this version of the song they used in NGE


    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    well, thanks a lot, now I'm gonna have weird safari nightmares again for a week

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