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    Nobunari Oda

    After a performance like this, this man needs a fan thread!

    In cased you missed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkfzOPCFS88

    This was absolutely amazing and I'm glad he's going all in! He has such great knees and really awesome jumps. It's a shame he's better known for his math problems than his skating at times.

    Japanese Nationals will be a blood bath, but I think Nobunari can hold his own if he keeps skating like this! I hope he can get a World medal before he retires!

    ETA: This video is six minutes of heavenly triple axel goodness featuring praises from Paul Wylie, Dick Button and our favorite Eurosport commentators: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAVr9Scs0cE I hope Jason Brown got some tips while practicing with him!

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    I think he did fantastic and it was great to see how happy he looked during his skating and afterwards. It just is bad, bad time to be a male japanese figure skater right now. Especially for the older ones. This is the last chance. When I think of Kozuka and when I think of Daisuke I really get nervous, especially after seeing what happened tonight at the Nebelhorn. Only the best survive. And the loosers are world class top skaters. Oh, the horror. At least, even if he doesn't get to go, Oda was at Olympics before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaiKatze View Post
    I think he did fantastic and it was great to see how happy he looked during his skating and afterwards. It just is bad, bad time to be a male japanese figure skater right now. Especially for the older ones. This is the last chance. When I think of Kozuka and when I think of Daisuke I really get nervous, especially after seeing what happened tonight at the Nebelhorn. Only the best survive. And the loosers are world class top skaters. Oh, the horror. At least, even if he doesn't get to go, Oda was at Olympics before.
    That is true, but Oda's Olympic experience probably wasn't the best with that weird shoelace incident. I think he'd like to return and redeem himself.

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    Congratulations to Papa Oda! 2 great skates from him at this competition. Absolutely delightful!!!

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    I was so moved by his performance last night. Congratulations, Oda
    It is stiil beginning of the season, but I don't think I can watch Japanese Nationals in peace of mind.
    I wish it won't come forever

    Quote Originally Posted by MaiKatze View Post
    And the loosers are world class top skaters. Oh, the horror.
    So true and this makes me want to cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    After a performance like this, this man needs a fan thread!
    Indeed! Nobu was such a joy to watch last night. I am so happy for him after having unfulfilled 2 seasons with unfortunate injury. Wish him a healthy/injury-free and great season throughout!

    And my feeling exactly, yude. I am scared to death already just thinking about upcoming J Nats. ><
    But don't cry, will you? We are such one lucky fan in the world to have so many talented skaters from our country, so let's rather appreciate it for the time being, shall we?

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    And he was also a joy to watch in the SP at Nebelhorn to Cotton Club
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EquAlPY3xLo

    Two really wonderful performances!

    I hope someone posts his gala performance sometime.


    Just for fun, here's Nobu near the beginning of his career, skating to Super Mario at Skate Canada in 2007

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHLMYUpQ1vw

    vrnoog1, vrnoog2, and vrnoog3 have quite a few Nobu videos.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 09-29-2013 at 01:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    And my feeling exactly, yude. I am scared to death already just thinking about upcoming J Nats. ><
    But don't cry, will you? We are such one lucky fan in the world to have so many talented skaters from our country, so let's rather appreciate it for the time being, shall we?
    Thank you for your consoling, deedee1. Yes, I will try...

    By the way, this is my favorite video of Oda. I can't help but laugh everytime I see it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueHUXkQaTlQ

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    Oda's exhibition to Last Samurai soundtrack from Nebelhorn 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEOUd1n5uDc

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenernaga View Post
    Such one happy and adorable family together they are, aren't they! But to me, it looks the big Mama and three boys, rather than Papa Nobu, Mama and two boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Such one happy and adorable family together they are, aren't they! But to me, it looks the big Mama and three boys, rather than Papa Nobu, Mama and two boys!
    Nobu definitely looks young!

    Jason Brown posted this photo of Team USA w/ Nobu:

    https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/sta...849985/photo/1

    Cheering on @MadiHubbell & @ZachTDonohue with the help of Nobunari Oda! He joined in on the fun! They #skatedtogold! pic.twitter.com/3WI3wtcOWE
    You'd never know that Nobu was seven years older than Jason. (Not saying that Jason looks old though....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenernaga View Post
    Aw, so adorable. That whole video reminded me also of the last Olympics. So sad. I want to cheer for him to get another opportunity. But that would mean to cheer against other favourites of mine. This is torture......

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    Many many congrats to Nobu on the podium finish at GPF in Fukuoka!
    His family was in the arena on the night of Free skate, he said. So happy for him and his family , and to see all smiley Nobu on the podium, which always makes me smile!

    SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tvxXpo87tE
    FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb17EVK1SEc
    Victory ceremony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15xPw...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Many many congrats to Nobu on the podium finish at GPF in Fukuoka!
    His family was in the arena on the night of Free skate, he said. So happy for him and his family , and to see all smiley Nobu on the podium, which always makes me smile!

    SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tvxXpo87tE
    FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb17EVK1SEc
    Victory ceremony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15xPw...ature=youtu.be
    Yay, I'm so happy for him! I hope he can do amazing at Japanese Nationals and get on that Olympic team!

    thanks for all the links deedee1!

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