Fuji TV aired Dreams on Ice last night, right before the TBS kicked the Euro-2012 Final. I almost forgot about that with setting the alarm-clock for 3:00am for Euro Final. But hey, my memory worked out in time, thanks god. They broadcasted the Saturday afternoon show, not the evening one that I visited. I haven't seen any detailed report in English of that particular show. Only in Russian that Ryuju Hino's father, who is Russian (Hino is half-Russian and half-Japanese), blogged on sports.ru. Fuji showed only: Narumi/Marvin; girls: Karo, Miki, Akiko, Kanako, Risa (Miki, Karo and Kanako skated another EX than in the evening, Karo- the same as at WTT, Kanako- the same that I saw at PIW) and boys: Dai, Kozuka, Chan, Hanyu, Uno. That's all, which disappointed me a lot. I realized why the aired Team Japan, WC and a charming representative of junior skater. But how they could kick out Machida, who got the second biggest ovation of the night, is a total mystery for me. Too much flood usually on general TV channels (unlike on sky tv JSport), like with that silly joke where Marvin tried to lift a TV girl. They could spend air time on showing sport actually than TV girls . Dai had a slight mistake on 3A but nothing could possible spoil such a terrific performance. How can he even do that. Chan did his 2As and in a finale spinned with girls again, not jumped 3A with J-boys. Kanako hit her 3-3 and was much cleaner than I saw her later on the same day. Hanyu was a disaster. I was in fact very lucky that I saw him in the evening. The program is meh but at least he was clean. In the afternoon show he fell 3 times, twice on jumps, the first time- very heavily, the third fall was on steps. I doubt that fans would ever upload such a performance, I wouldn't, only anti-fans would probably do. He was so terribly embarrased with his performance that he did dogeza after that as a manner of feeling shame and begging paying customers for forgivness, and he did it in such a lovely way that the audience laughed and forgave him of course. I wonder if another skater would did dogeza every time after multiple falls, he would have already had troubles with his forehead bone. Later Yuzu smiled in the interview but in fact he looked like he wanted to cry. Cheer up, boy!
Dai (no commentators' rants)
Hanyu'z dogeza in a news clip (at around 1:00 minute):
As I said they didn't broadcast Machida. But here on an April home video at a training rink you can see the program itself. It's barely cooked and it's like about 10% of what he showed in DOI, in both TES and especially in PCS:
Last edited by let`s talk; 07-08-2012 at 10:06 AM.
Well, actually people downloaded Hanyu's videos, even two:
The same user (second) has Miki as well:
Last edited by let`s talk; 08-20-2012 at 06:37 AM.