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    I love Kanako (Team Japan, really) and I do wish for her to continue until Pyeongchang, but yes, she only made clear that she's staying for this season. As for staying the whole quad, I have a feeling she wouldn't. :(

    Also, I watched one of her interviews a few months ago and she did say that she "didn't need a new coach" -- explains why she's staying in Japan while Yuzu got sent to Canada for training. I think it may also be her personality, as she's very bubbly and friendly and still very much a child at heart (she even uses "Kana" to refer to herself instead of "I" in Japanese) and I think she may be afraid to venture out of her comfort zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juuryokunashi View Post
    I love Kanako (Team Japan, really) and I do wish for her to continue until Pyeongchang, but yes, she only made clear that she's staying for this season. As for staying the whole quad, I have a feeling she wouldn't. :(
    I know what you feel. I would love for her to continue on. However, I also do love her for thinking of what else is in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_stars View Post
    I know what you feel. I would love for her to continue on. However, I also do love her for thinking of what else is in the future.
    I have a feeling that, after she graduates from Chukyo, she'll be hired as a sportscaster by one of the Japanese TV stations -- a bit like how Asada Mai ended up (or how Dai would end up once he decides to retire). She's pretty, and she's more outgoing (compared to Mao, and Mao really does tend to be very short and clipped with her replies) and registers greatly on TV.

    But really I still want to see her skate until Pyeongchang.

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    ^I'm crossing my fingers Kanako will fix the technical issues as to her jumps and do well in her GP assignments and Japan Nationals this year... and skate in the galas paired with Yuzuru (who's also in the same events). In the same way Yuzuru has said Kanako cheers him up earnestly, I hope some of his competitive fire and resoluteness will rub off on her. I think with good results, she can be convinced to continue until Pyeongchang like Tatsuki. Now is also the time for her to step out of Mao's shadow as Mao will not be competing this season.

    Lovely video of Kanako-Yuzuru moments for over a decade (2003-2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRkEY3drRvU. Many thanks to the uploader OliviaCrystal.
    Highlight for me was the beginning showing the aftermath of Yuzuru winning the gold medal in the Olympics, where, as described by Tumblr blogger Yuzukana: "The way Kana looked at Yuzu when leaving is somehow mix of happiness and sadness. Luckily, Yuzu walked through those reporters to call her back and hug her. Sweet couple!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    ^I'm crossing my fingers Kanako will fix the technical issues as to her jumps and do well in her GP assignments and Japan Nationals this year... and skate in the galas paired with Yuzuru (who's also in the same events). In the same way Yuzuru has said Kanako cheers him up earnestly, I hope some of his competitive fire and resoluteness will rub off on her. I think with good results, she can be convinced to continue until Pyeongchang like Tatsuki. Now is also the time for her to step out of Mao's shadow as Mao will not be competing this season.

    Lovely video of Kanako-Yuzuru moments for over a decade (2003-2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRkEY3drRvU. Many thanks to the uploader OliviaCrystal.
    Highlight for me was the beginning showing the aftermath of Yuzuru winning the gold medal in the Olympics, where, as described by Tumblr blogger Yuzukana: "The way Kana looked at Yuzu when leaving is somehow mix of happiness and sadness. Luckily, Yuzu walked through those reporters to call her back and hug her. Sweet couple!"
    At this point, I think it may be too late for her to fix her flutzing, especially now with the new rules and she's always had an interesting way of doing her toe pick jumps and telegraph the loop just a bit (not to mention underrotations). But she is one of the few skaters where I can enjoy her skating despite the not-so-good jumps so I hope she sticks around for a bit. But by the way things are heading, she won't be able to keep up with the other girls not only internationally but probably within the Japanese team as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    ^I'm crossing my fingers Kanako will fix the technical issues as to her jumps and do well in her GP assignments and Japan Nationals this year... and skate in the galas paired with Yuzuru (who's also in the same events). In the same way Yuzuru has said Kanako cheers him up earnestly, I hope some of his competitive fire and resoluteness will rub off on her. I think with good results, she can be convinced to continue until Pyeongchang like Tatsuki. Now is also the time for her to step out of Mao's shadow as Mao will not be competing this season.

    Lovely video of Kanako-Yuzuru moments for over a decade (2003-2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRkEY3drRvU. Many thanks to the uploader OliviaCrystal.
    Highlight for me was the beginning showing the aftermath of Yuzuru winning the gold medal in the Olympics, where, as described by Tumblr blogger Yuzukana: "The way Kana looked at Yuzu when leaving is somehow mix of happiness and sadness. Luckily, Yuzu walked through those reporters to call her back and hug her. Sweet couple!"
    Something melts inside my heart watching that clip. It's sad to see that they both started off the same way (winning World Juniors) but now Yuzu is in a different league. Not every skater is meant to be a champion, but she's one of the few skaters who can really draw the crowd in even with when her jumps are not on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Lovely video of Kanako-Yuzuru moments for over a decade (2003-2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRkEY3drRvU. Many thanks to the uploader OliviaCrystal.
    Highlight for me was the beginning showing the aftermath of Yuzuru winning the gold medal in the Olympics, where, as described by Tumblr blogger Yuzukana: "The way Kana looked at Yuzu when leaving is somehow mix of happiness and sadness. Luckily, Yuzu walked through those reporters to call her back and hug her. Sweet couple!"
    This, the reason why I ship them so hard, my hearth will break if they were no longer together... they are the perfect definition of "childhood friends" and as you grow up, and in Yuzuru´s case reach a level of sucess, is very hard to tell who you real friends are. Kana and Yuzuru, (Ryuju Hino and Keiji Tanaka too), has been close friends dor a long time it will be sad if something will pull them apart.

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