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    I don't think the Japanese Skating fed really understands that Tatsuki is THE NUMBER 2 skater in Japan now. In their broadcasting of the gala for the Japan Nationals and the WC, they CUT HIS EXHIBITION. I was so mad!

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    Many many congrats to Tatsuki for winning the very first Worlds' medals: two small medals that are gold and silver, and the big Silver medal. In front of the home crowds! And in my heart, You ARE the Winner that night!

    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaYfPjBgj5c
    Free: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYXrnrh5l-o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    I don't think the Japanese Skating fed really understands that Tatsuki is THE NUMBER 2 skater in Japan now. In their broadcasting of the gala for the Japan Nationals and the WC, they CUT HIS EXHIBITION. I was so mad!
    It's not live?

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    Thanks for the video links deedee, Machida was fabulous at Worlds!

    Looking forward to seeing him skate this upcoming season!

    Congrats to him for winning the Silver Medal at his first Worlds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    It's not live?
    No, they don't show it live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    No, they don't show it live.
    Wow, surprising a) it's not live, and b) they cut Machida.

    Anyway, what a great season for Machida! He made a big splash at the beginning of the season at Skate America - proved himself consistent and worthy of The Big Time, and he was on fire at this World's. His silver medal was well deserved, and could so easily have been gold. Very impressive.

    I loved the interactions between him and Hanyu in interviews at World's. It is good for Machida to have a target to aim for (Hanyu), and good for Hanyu to have a worthy rival at home, to keep him on his toes. This kind of good-natured rivalry drives both to ever greater heights and can only be good for them, and Japan.

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    Hi, a former lurker/new poster here

    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    Anyway, what a great season for Machida! He made a big splash at the beginning of the season at Skate America - proved himself consistent and worthy of The Big Time, and he was on fire at this World's. His silver medal was well deserved, and could so easily have been gold. Very impressive.
    ITA. Just revisited a 2012 article called "world team aspiration for Machida" (cannot post a link, sorry) and reading it just made me so happy that he finally made the team and proved that he is not only a beautiful skater, but a strong competitor too.

    Does anybody know whether he is going to stick with Anthony Liu the coming season? I hope so, the results have indeed been impressive.

    Also, fingers crossed for more Lambiel choreo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post

    Does anybody know whether he is going to stick with Anthony Liu the coming season? I hope so, the results have indeed been impressive.
    Oops, I forgot that Lake Arrowhead closed last year and Machida moved back to Nagoya to train under Onishi.

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    I am excited to hear feedback about Tatsuki's performances in the ongoing ice shows in Japan and how he has been received. I hope he is gaining the popularity that his talent and level of commitment deserve.

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    his worlds short program was so powerful!! if he could continue that kind of performance, he and yuzu will be battling for top man in japan

    tatsuki and yuzu interactions are adorable; for those who haven't seen this yet :"")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    I am excited to hear feedback about Tatsuki's performances in the ongoing ice shows in Japan and how he has been received. I hope he is gaining the popularity that his talent and level of commitment deserve.
    Yes indeed, people seem to really enjoy his performances in the ice shows. He has a high rate of success, not only in his jumps but in his artistry as well. All great signs that he will only get better. I hope he continues for more than just 2 more seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    Yes indeed, people seem to really enjoy his performances in the ice shows. He has a high rate of success, not only in his jumps but in his artistry as well. All great signs that he will only get better. I hope he continues for more than just 2 more seasons.
    Thank you. I remember reading an article where Tatsuki was quoted saying that he wants to have good results in competitions so he can get invited to ice shows/exhibitions. I am glad it is happening for him right now and that he is getting his due even if Yuzuru is there. Still it may not be a bad thing for Tatsuki to be under the radar considering the insane level of scrutiny that Yuzuru is under right now.

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    http://telly.com/1IPSAA0
    Short Osaka show Clips and an interview with Hanyu and Machida together.
    They talk about each other a bit.
    Interviewer: What do you think about Hanyu winning 3 Gold Medals?
    Machida: He has a lot strength that I don't have. I'm inspired by him.
    I: What kind of strength?
    M: For example, if Hanyu was a mouse and a Lion attacked him, he would not cower but fight the lion and win! He has that strength.
    H: I still have places where it is just jumps I want to be fully artistic like Machida.
    I: You said you would crush Hanyu...
    H: They focused on just that one portion
    M: They did, they didn't take it in context, it was half a joke half earnest. I want us to compete next season.

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    ^ lol Yuzu the fierce super-mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    Yes indeed, people seem to really enjoy his performances in the ice shows. He has a high rate of success, not only in his jumps but in his artistry as well.
    The great choreographer Phillip Mills (who sat with Machida at Worlds kiss&cry) has praised his "purity of movement", which is what I most love about Machida's skating. Sure, he can jump, but he doesn't need those kind of big flashy tricks to hold my attention. He is one of the few currently competing skaters who could do a sloooooow number with nothing but gliiiiiiiiding and spinning around the ice and I'd be happy to watch it. Glad to hear the audiences - as well as Yuzu - appreciate his artistic qualities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    http://telly.com/1IPSAA0
    Short Osaka show Clips and an interview with Hanyu and Machida together.
    They talk about each other a bit.
    Interviewer: What do you think about Hanyu winning 3 Gold Medals?
    Machida: He has a lot strength that I don't have. I'm inspired by him.
    I: What kind of strength?
    M: For example, if Hanyu was a mouse and a Lion attacked him, he would not cower but fight the lion and win! He has that strength.
    H: I still have places where it is just jumps I want to be fully artistic like Machida.
    I: You said you would crush Hanyu...
    H: They focused on just that one portion
    M: They did, they didn't take it in context, it was half a joke half earnest. I want us to compete next season.
    Thank you newbiespectator for that lovely video and translation of Tatsuki and Yuzuru's interview.

    It still amazes me that for all the utter confidence he projects on the ice, Tatsuki seems so soft-spoken and shy, almost diffident, off it. I noticed during the interview that he kept his eyes mostly downcast, while Yuzuru seemed more at ease before the media. I am happy Tatsuki reiterated his determination to be competitive with Yuzuru this coming season, and there is no reason why he can't be as he has one of the most consistent 4T and 3A. As Worlds silver medalist with multiple GP titles, Tatsuki is also gaining the reputation to boost his PCS score, so I don't think Saitama is his highwater mark. He can still go higher.

    LoL at Tatsuki comparing Yuzuru to a mouse, albeit a fierce one. For me the analogy is more apt for Tatsuki because he is (ahem) tiny, smaller even than some of the ladies of TJ, yet he has a heart of a lion -- he must have to finally make it to the national team in an Olympic year no less!

    Mentally as we saw at the Worlds, he also can keep it together. Winning silver, almost gold, at one's Worlds debut is simply a fantastic achievement.

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    The great choreographer Phillip Mills (who sat with Machida at Worlds kiss&cry) has praised his "purity of movement", which is what I most love about Machida's skating. Sure, he can jump, but he doesn't need those kind of big flashy tricks to hold my attention. He is one of the few currently competing skaters who could do a sloooooow number with nothing but gliiiiiiiiding and spinning around the ice and I'd be happy to watch it. Glad to hear the audiences - as well as Yuzu - appreciate his artistic qualities!
    I agree. Stephane Lambiel also notes that Tatsuki can easily pick up the nuances of the choreography; he'll tell Tatsuki what to do and Tatsuki immediately understands and does it. No wonder he has expressed an interest in doing choreography himself. A man of many talents indeed.

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