01-10-2013, 07:27 AM
Daisuke: Regardless of age, I feel he is one of the strong rivals aiming for the top of the world. I think he is considerably manly contrary to his appearance.
Originally Posted by pitterpatter
Yuzuru: I am very happy to be told something like that by the senior skater I admire. Someday, when I am in the same position as him, I want to be an adult who can comment like him to younger skaters.
I like the way he smiled during and after Daisuke's comment.
Last edited by yude; 01-10-2013 at 08:26 AM.
01-10-2013, 08:19 AM
01-11-2013, 07:41 AM
First half of the program is about Yuzuru.
01-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Fan art (sorry I do not know its origin) based on The Borrower - Arrietty. Love Mao's umbrella. :P
ETA： lovely hydroblade with both arms open in SOI Japan.
Last edited by jjane45; 01-13-2013 at 01:26 PM.
01-14-2013, 12:15 AM
Stars on Ice. Thank you original uploader. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuvHHzJkChA
01-14-2013, 08:09 AM
Thank you for the link!
Originally Posted by Newbiespectator
I liked the last interview part. I agree with Mai, he seems to be getting taller little by little (there is no proof though).
01-17-2013, 12:44 AM
Huge congratulations to Yuzuru for getting major sponsorship from JOC!! (translation much appreciated)
01-17-2013, 03:53 AM
01-17-2013, 06:21 AM
Originally Posted by jjane45
No, Tommmy, it's mostly not about TV commercials but about sponsorship in return of the right to use the athlete's image. So, yes, who knows, he might appear somewhere. A bunch of top athletes belong to this "Gold Partner" program. I am actually a little surprised that only now he made the list. I honestly thought he is already in after Nice and all that Tohoku stuff. Speed skater Kato is mentioned in this particular article. Among others Kohei Uchimura comes to my mind, without checking the net, together with another gymnast Rie Tanaka, as well as Ryosuke in swimming, Saori Yoshida in wrestling, Sakura Japan national team. And of course- Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada.
Originally Posted by Tommmy
01-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Way to go! Not a translation but here's a brief blurb about it in English: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20130118t1.html
Originally Posted by jjane45
01-21-2013, 03:28 PM
the stunning kid who wants to become a flower ..
01-22-2013, 03:29 AM
Originally Posted by giulia95
Thank you for the link. It is so beautiful. I wanted to see it very much because it had a good reputation over the net. He is just getting better and better every time he skates to it. He puts so much emotion to the skating. The song is a message song. It can be a message for everyone, but I think he is sending a message particularly to his fellow Tohoku people as the lyrics go "Don't give up." "Keep living." He is sometimes in tears when he skates to it.
Another topic. Hanyu's charity book "Blue Flame" ranked 11th among Amazon's Best of 2012 Books in sports category.
Last edited by Hanaka; 01-23-2013 at 02:35 AM.
01-23-2013, 05:04 AM
Originally Posted by Hanaka
strong message, strong emotions..
It's just so Yuzuru Hanyu
01-28-2013, 08:33 AM
I posted this in a minor thread, so sorry for double posting. But anyway -- I uploaded subs for the NHK documentary on Yuzuru Hanyu. Two other Youtube users have kindly filled in the gaps and corrected the mistakes.
Any more comments/corrections are welcome! I am currently working on translating a shorter interview, and I hope you wouldn't mind if I post the Youtube links here, as well.
01-28-2013, 04:47 PM