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    Mao Asada

    Hey, wait a minute! There's no Mao fan fest thread! So here's one. Have at it, Mao fans!

    Has anyone seen her new Swan Lake video? It's linked to in the relevant thread in The Edge. It's lovely, and she looks as if she's well on her way to a good season.

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    Thanks for starting the Mao thread. Her Swan is just breathtaking. Her footwork is so airy and light as if she is floating across the ice and
    her jumps are so much better. Love it!!!!

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    Thank you, Olympia!

    Her new SP is " I GOT RHYTHM".
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000207-yom-spo

    Can't wait to see her new SP! Go, Mao-chan!

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    Tremendous news, MG! (Of course I opened it, half asleep, as if I were going to be able to read it...glad you translated. I think I was hoping there were pictures.)

    And here's the program itself!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUF...eature=related
    Last edited by Olympia; 10-17-2012 at 03:24 AM.

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    thaanks soo much for starting this thread, I loved her swan program and especially loved how everything is woven together in that program, makes one forget the elements and just enjoy it. the footwork is exquisite, i love how fast it is, and how it interpretion in the choreography fits the music so well.

    I can't wait to see Mao's sp i have to say the music choice is really unusual, and different from anything Mao has skated to soo far.

    by the way another thing i noticed at JO was that Mao looked much healthier, she looked the same as in 2008 and that was really refreshing to see, after seeing Mao soo thin the last two seasons!

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    Oh boy, why didn't I post here already? I'm such a baaaad fan! Huh, so, maybe someone's interested in a very, very short part of what's probably her new SP and looks a little similar to her Mary Poppins Ex?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiAZ83UPpJE&sns=em
    It seems her layout is going to be 3F-2Lo, 3Lo and 2A. Given that this is her first outing, I'm really happy about it.

    And I'm already in deep, deep love with this SP! If you add the beautiful free skate (which I've already watched like... 6 or 7 times and which looks more and more lovely to me everytime I rewatch it) this might just become a great season for Mao!
    Time to get the luck charms out and start praying for her, it would be so amazing to see her back at her full potential

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    i was also really surprised when i watched the clip, since the steps reminded me of a bit of MP ex, I think Mao looks great in the new clip, I am really excited to see her debut her sp and watch her fs again. hpefully there will be more practice clips that will be posted!

    If someone finds any links that will show ladies sp please post it, i really want to see the whole competition live

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    It's Gershwin, some moves are indeed very similar to Poppins (Lori ran out of ideas...?) The SP is super light and optimistic, here you can see almost in full, I don't know why Mao is in her old dreass of 2 years old ...: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0JZIsOMvI

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    It's Gershwin, some moves are indeed very similar to Poppins (Lori ran out of ideas...?) The SP is super light and optimistic, here you can see almost in full, I don't know why Mao is in her old dreass of 2 years old ...: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0JZIsOMvI
    i think she had to change her original costume, and therefor had to use another one until the new one gets made!

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    GS has done 2 interviews in the past with Mao

    2010 Mao Asada Fights Back
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2010/02/m...a-fights-back/

    2008 Asada Assumes Azimuth
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2008/06/a...sumes-azimuth/

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccQU...ature=youtu.be

    Cute interview with Hanyu and Mao (this was posted in Hanyu's thread before)

    http://midorisan23.tumblr.com/post/3...-road-to#notes (Translation of interview)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccQU...ature=youtu.be

    Cute interview with Hanyu and Mao (this was posted in Hanyu's thread before)

    http://midorisan23.tumblr.com/post/3...-road-to#notes (Translation of interview)
    this is such a cute interview, the two where so adorable, it's really funny how they tried to have a normal conversation, while clearly feeling a bit awkward due to the camera!

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    Just want to update this by saying congrats to Mao on third grand prix final title!

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    I echo that. Especially considering that this was the competition she was called away from last year because of her mother's passing, this victory has resonance. I hope it gives her a sense of peace, and that it strengthens her for the future--and not just for on-ice events.

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    I'm so happy for Mao! She was just lovely out there, and I was so afraid she wouldn't be able to deliver after hearing she was injured and thought about withdrawing. Hopefully she's proud of herself and knows now that she still has it in her. If that's possible at all, I love her even more than before

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