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    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    Survey of Top Personalities of First Half of 2014

    Among people like Haruko Obokata (STAP stem cell controversy), Ryutaro Nonomura (the Onsen guy who went viral) and Keisuke Honda (soccer player), Hanyu came in 10th!! I think the show hosts thought that he would/should have been higher.

    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    Oda talking about how addicted to kendama Hanyu is, and how he's gradually getting addicted to it himself lol. Oda talks about how when you do kendama right before a performance your concentration goes up, like for instance "I have to do it before I go out! I can do it!" and he'll try to succeed at kendama 10 times before going out to skate.

    **Please correct me if I make translation mistakes!
    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    It seems that Yuzu went to Mao's THE ICE show. Or he just appeared in a program about Mao's show. Not sure yet.
    http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/66198b...20hs0d9gnv.jpg
    http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/66198b...20hs0dbtaz.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    newsYuzu's first album "Time of Awakening" broke the sales record in sport category!

    Oricon today released the latest sales ranking. "Time of Awakening" totally sold out 43,472 copies in first week, including DVD with 20,947 and blu-ray with 22,525.

    The result also broke the sales record in sport category that '09 World Baseball Classic TM with 23 thousands copies since 2009.

    Oricon ranking: see 羽生結弦
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Fumiya has released Hana wa saku single at iTunes and Amazon on 9, July. No disc version at all.

    iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/hu...11?i=893260722

    Amazon:http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B...=waizujoy0f-22
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    Just found some pics of Yuzu's Notre-Dame de Paris costume being displayed at 2014 Odaiba New World
    1) The entire display
    2) Costume close up
    3) Another close up
    4) From the side
    5) His ANA jacket
    6) His skating boots
    7) The direct message to Yuzu corner
    8) Panels 1, 2, 3
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    I've got the pics from this blog.
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    This looks interesting, can someone translate please. Looks like an interview with the men of Team Japan

    Look like these are all the pictures from the book, some new, some old , but very nice
    Quote Originally Posted by ayarose View Post
    It's from Cutting Edge 2013 and one of my favorite ones because Yuzu was being a pest to Machi. Here's the translations (1) & (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Javier's latest interview in Spanish: Entrevista a Javier Fernández: "El patinaje aún me cuesta dinero"
    One of Q/A as following by Google:
    Q: How it is working closely with the current # 1 in the world, the Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu?
    A: He gets along well. I know Yuzuru a while. And I would not have believed he is still a normal boy of 18 and train with him is the best; I train with the best skater of the moment and although I can keep learning is gaining not only my coach, but his. I see how you train, if he makes a program I will try three, there is a little competition while training, but we have good relationship and is a plus for me to be training in the same group as him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    A very manly and impressive ina bauer by Yuzuru: http://instagram.com/p/qyM0rxFEmB/
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    News on Time of Awakening DVD Videos

    ゆづ「覚醒の時」スポーツ会初のDVD1位/
    Generic news video talking about DVD sales surpassing sales for sports DVDs, including those from Mao and Daisuke. Most importantly is baby cowboy Hanyu doing a 1L.

    あさチャン! ゆづDVD1位
    This one has more clips from the DVD. Very cute baby Hanyu clips, and a clip of him talking with a school friend (and being very competitive even in school haha).

    YH: Chinese Literature is easy.
    Friend: Kaeriten*?
    YH: Yeah, like kaeriten.
    Friend: That's amazing, can you really do it?
    YH: It's my strong point. Chinese Literature is easy. Even if there wasn't any Chinese Literature, I would be a "Good at Japanese Literature Guy". Hahaha.

    *marking beside the characters in Chinese text to indicate order of reading for Japanese people. I don't really know how to explain it LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    He is saying "Moshi dokkai ga nakattara", meaning "Except for reading comprehension (category)", I would be a Good at Japanese Literature Guy.

    The test categories in Japanese are Chinese Literature, Classical Japanese and Modern Japanese including Kanji characters, reading comprehension, etc.

    Yuzuru may not be good at reading comprehension of modern Japanese?
    Maybe comparing to other categories, I think. At least, better than me
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    I haven´t seem this http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/or...f477bacaf9.jpg
    It is a photoshop or for real?
    I don't actually know, but the middle one seems oddly specific with 101.45 and in the bottom right corner it says @Axel1271, so my best guess would be fan art

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Interview with Monkey Majik, they talk about ToI
    Translation: Yuzuru Hanyu (figure skater) 15 years old “Going for the quads”:
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    Since it is off-season, Japanese media is getting bored and they come up with this:
    http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/4421c8...20hs0hswjl.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    speaking of boredom and unserious stuff:
    I posted this before, but here's another translation for this interview
    this might be one of the funniest medal ceremonies ever
    because I think it's kinda beautiful, because I think it's kinda cute
    because it makes me laugh, because, ya know...
    if you can look at that without laughing, you're a robot, just FYI
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    At Artistry on Ice in Beijing on Friday night, Johnny performed a first ever males-pair with Zhang Hao.

    The number is based on a famous Chinese movie - "霸王别姬(Farewell My Concubine)". Johnny is so great try to do such a special acting!

    Here is a fancam video, enjoy!
    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzQ2MTgwMzc2.html

    The original music: When Love has gone.
    The original story of Farewell My Concubine.
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Medalist on Ice 2011 playlist!

    The jump battle of Finale was pretty funny. Yuzu failed as usual in shows.
    http://youtu.be/p8H4E2kfZpM?t=4m59s
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Anyway, here is a clip collections of opening which Yuzu attended at DOI 2012~14, MOI2013 & FaOI 2013~14. Enjoy!
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21...E3%82%81_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    oda doing yuzu's ending pose again https://vine.co/v/M06uLYLBDPW
    Quote Originally Posted by Esopian View Post
    While scrolling on tumblr, I found a cheering video for Yuzuru! It's really cute and heartfelt!
    (this video was posted on Feb 2014, so it was before Sochi)
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    I'm not sure if Yuzuru is still in Japan, but if he is, he may be expecting to enjoy Sendai Tanabata Festival from August 6 for 3 days.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXmriCYw3NQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5d8MTbC7xo
    Quote Originally Posted by ayarose View Post
    Uhm, just a little present. It's not complete yet but please do enjoy.
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Never have seem this picture before
    Quote Originally Posted by pooh91 View Post
    I saw a similar picture before...in the back you can see it's from PIW 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    What Yuzu replied to the question seems to be quite funny. Did he mention something like wedding? Could someone translate please?
    http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/4421c8...20hs0i1acl.jpg
    It goes like this:
    Q: Is the pressure/nervousness during performance different?
    Y: It's like at a wedding reception!
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    If I remember the context correctly, it was a post-Olympics press conference thing with a huge crowd of reporters/photographers and he said "I feel way more nervous right now than I was during my FS".

    Q: Do you have a different type of nervousness from the one during your performances?
    A: It feels like (my) wedding reception lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    photoYuzu visited cheerleading junior school (BRAVES.Jr) at Beppu in June.

    Yuzu quite fit the pink towel.
    Yuzu's autograph
    The children of BRAVES.Jr Imitated his poses with autograph card.
    Another lovely one
    All photos. The title of album was "The prince"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    What Yuzu replied to the question seems to be quite funny. Did he mention something like wedding? Could someone translate please?
    http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/4421c8...20hs0i1acl.jpg
    The picture was original from this video. (see 13:13) It happened in his private celebration party the day he came back from Sochi.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1d...E3%82%81_sport

    When the door opened, he came into the venue, people welcome him along two side. And he made speech to all. The scene was just like the bride and groom arrived at the venue in a wedding. His imagination is really good!
    Quote Originally Posted by ayarose View Post
    For an athlete who wishes that other sports be played in ice, Yuzu throws a decent pitch
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Everyone can't help falling in love with Yuzu! Listen to the commentators praising him in Chinese when he was only 16, in his first senior season, in Taipei, Feb 2011 Four Continents. (Short program: White Legend)
    Translation:
    (0:10) Woman: The next skater is also from Japan. He must be feeling a lot of pressure, skating right after Daisuke Takahashi.
    Man: But I saw him during practice; his skills and performance abilities are very deep.
    W: Yes, and he is also very young. Only 16 this year.
    M: It's really unbelievable.
    (0:40) W: Unlimited potential. And his figure is very slender. Tall and slim.
    (first jump) M: Wow, very high.
    (2nd jump) M: Triple lutz, triple toe, looked so easy and relaxed.....
    M: Wow this Bielman spin, very few guys can do it.
    W: Yes, his flexibility...
    (3:00) M: He can really feel the music. I feel it's quite rare.
    (3:50)
    W: This capability for a 16 year-old....
    M: ... it's quite amazing.
    W: Before this, he was only in junior competitions. Last year, he won the junior World Championship. So this is his first senior competition.
    (4:10)
    M: He has a very bright future.
    W: Yes. Moreover, his features are rather pretty.
    M: He still has a baby-face... (laugh)
    W: Yes!
    (5:40) W: A very adorable young boy....
    (5:50) W: His future will have many chances to be in these big competitions and I believe he will give better and better performances.
    [Chinese-English translation by angel-yc]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjmaV7-PjSE
    A great fan has translated the comments of Yuzuru SP at 4CC 2011 (his senior debut performance) from Taiwanese to English. The commentators love him very much. We can read her translation here:
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/angel...48878458595542
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    It seems like Yuzu is back at the Cricket Club.
    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    Just saw a Japanese program about Yuzu that made me laugh so hard. Probably been posted before, just in case it hasn't.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1e3e6d_ミッツ-語り亭-前半_sport

    You don't have to understand Japanese. Just watch and you will see.
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    He has successfully evaded the press when he visited Akihabara as well as leaving Japan. Good job!! Now he just have to evade the press again when he goes to Akihabara to pick up his custom headphones as well as to go on vacation with his family in August.
    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    Yuzu can be an ambassador of kendama. Looks lots of skaters pick up this game. Kanako showing off the same trick here.

    http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/4421c8...206t04bh5z.gif
    http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/4421c8...206t04b1kx.gif

    Yuzu in Canada??
    http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/69c79c...20f80f7die.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    I remember this skater, he really likes Hanyu from last year even (read the cute description haha). (1) (2) Compared to last year, the kid actually looks he's filled out a bit!
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Another stalking meeting sucess story http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post...cr-lisahirolin (it seem like she is skater, so maybe no stalking involve)
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    articleBrain Orser's latest interview.

    http://skateguard1.blogspot.tw/2014/...ian-orser.html

    See how he answers the question of "Who are your three favorite skaters of all time and why?"

    Q: Who are your three favorite skaters of all time and why?

    A: My favorite skaters of all time are Robin Cousins, Stephane Lambiel, Janet Lynn and Kurt Browning. BUT... today my favorite skaters are Yuzuru Hanyu, Javier Fernandez and Nam Nguyen.

    Q: What's one thing most people don't know about you?

    A: As someone who has been in the media from a young age, I don't think there is any thing that people don't know. (Same to Yuzu)
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    The end of Romeo 1.0 program, 3 encores, 3 different costumes: http://youtu.be/OEOIM5eWgpY
    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    Awwww, hilarious~~~ the first time I see Yuzu stand that straight!! Good posture, boy!
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    New pictures in Sarah Alainn Instagram http://i.instagram.com/sarahalainn
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    photohigh quality Ballade 1 shots at Dream on Ice in late June.

    Absolute Skating today releases a series of high quality photos at DOI in late June, especially the skaters' new program. The photos are arranged by order in accordance with performance. So we can see a general impression.

    Here is the Yuzu's Ballade 1
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Yuzu's DVD was ranked 10th place in second sale week (7/21- 7/27), blu-ray version dropped out of the top ten.
    http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/dg/w/2014-08-04/more/2/

    Mao and Dai have release their DVD in 2014, earlier than Yuzu. The sale numbers of three skaters in first week are as following:

    * Dai D1SK (2014 January release): 7582 copies
    * Mao Smile (2014 April release): 6844 copies
    * Yuzu Time of Awakening (2014 July release): 21,000 copies (plus blu-ray 23,000 copies)

    ps. Mao & Dai haven't released blu-ray version.

    Somehow I think these top skaters have greatly promoted figure skating to more people in Japan and worldwide. It's not just sale numbers but a momentum to this sport.
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Hi, I have just seen this picture in Yuzuru group on fb. Is the thing he was carrying an inhaler? https://m.facebook.com/groups/363481...52559383823490
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooh91 View Post
    in this video you can see it more clearly at around 1:20 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QJ4UoixGJc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Yuzuru will be in a charity program of TV on 30th.

    It says he will perform R&J No. 1 live

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...00331-oric-ent

    This program will last for 24 hours, so I'm not sure at what time.
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    Posting some of my favourite fanart from pixiv/twitter!

    http://i.imgur.com/BYDkQrY.jpg - SuzyQ, you were the one who also liked Gachinski, right?
    http://i.imgur.com/b0hgOq0.jpg - With Fernandez
    https://twitter.com/takumitoxin/stat...89249732489216 - Very popular drawing of Hanyu drawn in the style of one of my favourite manga, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    https://twitter.com/chanharuharuhar/...518976/photo/1 - Orser's 3 Favourite Skaters
    http://i.imgur.com/hewo0ol.png
    http://i.imgur.com/XujkAQk.png - In his Story outfit
    http://i.imgur.com/M1RgCE7.jpg - R+J no.1
    http://i.imgur.com/JOG3EVq.jpg - With real life yuzu
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    photoA sweet and bitter Yuzu

    Pretty sweet Yuzu is on the latest cover of NHK Stera magazine. There is an article about the backstage of his "Hana wa saku" number production.
    http://www.nhk-sc.or.jp/stera/

    Bitter finding by some fans that he was using a kind of breathe aids during his practice of FaOI Toyama.

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cBF...utu.be&t=1m17s
    Breathe aids: http://www.amazon.com/Powerbreathe-I...FGPWQKH29Z2Z06
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Here is the promotion clip of this special program "24hr TV - Small miracle, big miracle".

    The part of Yuzu introduction (start 02:21)
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22...E5%88%86_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Hi, I have just seen this picture in Yuzuru group on fb. Is the thing he was carrying an inhaler? https://m.facebook.com/groups/363481...52559383823490
    this popped up on my tumblr, if your still interested
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    By the way, I read a fan's post to find out this valuable video. In 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy, Stephane Lambiel presented gold medal to Yuzu. At that time, Yuzu was only a 17yo Romeo, today he is a OG medalist and they have performed together in many ice show this summer. What a wonderful witness!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iFOwZP9Ev8
    Even longer video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43b3UlAYQ4M
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    http://brianorser.wix.com/portcarlingskating here is info about "a casual afternoon performance by Brian's skaters from all over the World". It's on Aug 30th from 4pm. My guess is that Yuzu will be performing in Canada (so time will be just fine for him), but it will be early morning in Japan.
    http://news.goo.ne.jp/article/hochi/...HT1T50355.html
    アイスショーは被災地の会場から生中継, which means he's going to be skating live from the area of the eartquake and tsunami. (Ice Rink Sendai?).

    By the way, Yuzuru never skated in that show. IIRC he was always in Japan when it took place in the past (Javier did, though).
    My guess is that he's going back to Japan mid to late August to take his family holiday and stay there until he skates in this charity program, at least. And around that time his free program music will be announced, with maybe some videos of him practicing it as he did last year.
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    I think this video hasn't been posted here yet. Can someone please translate the part when Oda talks about Yuzuru, Kanako and Akiko. Thank you.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22...E7%89%A9_sport
    He is talking about the relationship with other skaters.

    From 03:40

    Announcer: Among the skaters, who do you get along well?

    Nobunari: Well, among male skaters, Hanyu-kun, and, among ladies, Murakami Kanako-chan, I think. Maybe, my mental age is low to my actual age (laughs). Oh, this may sound disrespectful to them. In any case, I think I can get along pretty well with younger ones. Of course, I have pretty good relationship with older skaters as well, including Suzuki Akiko-chan.

    A: Then, you are communicating with them frequently?

    N: Yes, frequently. Using LINE, for example.

    A: You are making many appearances on variety TV programs recently. What are they saying about that?

    N: Well, I usually consult with them about my appearance on variety shows. I ask for their advice about in which direction or orientation I should take. Such as, "I will act in a variety show and do this and that. What do you think about that?" And so on.

    A: They are not in the variety show field, aren't they?

    N: No. But, I ask them "I'm going to do this, but I cannot decide yet." Then they reply, "Well, it may be too much, I'm afraid." This kind of consultation.

    A: Oh, you are thinking pretty seriously.

    N: Yes, I do. If I have done something and messed up, there would be no way to undo it.

    A: (Laughs)

    N: So, I look and think well before I leap. I do that in order to make the people enjoy the program pleasantly.

    A: Oh, it's wonderful.

    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    interview of kurt browning --> http://www.absoluteskating.com/index...14kurtbrowning

    when asked who inspires him today
    Jumping wise, there's just so many people. I'm a big Yuzu[ru Hanyu] fan. Yuzu, Patrick, and Javi. I think those three boys are just, wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by foruiz View Post
    Try this one, this NHK World Hana Wa Saku with English translations is set to "public": http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22...ll-bloom_sport Thanks to yusu01207
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    MAD】羽生結弦~until

    Sugar Autumn's latest fanwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABkMsLqUtE4

    Most of clips are from the number of "Ienaiyo" at Fantasy on Ice Makuhari.
    music by Sting's Until

    ps. As usual , Sugar Autumn is pretty good in music choice in her fanwork.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lambari View Post
    Another fanmade video, it's from the same person that made that Silhoutte video.

    羽生結弦×Yuzuru Hanyu Get in Motion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF_-...ature=youtu.be
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Yuzuru got a haircut, from Javier Raya´s instagram http://instagram.com/p/rScFMzTet8/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambari View Post
    So, I've found this link, it seems that it's about commercials with him etc, something about a 80 million yen contract (? i'm not sure ... ) I don't know what this is all about though, since Google translate can't form a real sentence to save me. I'm just leaving it here. http://zasshi.news.yahoo.co.jp/cm/ma...0002-jisin-ent
    Just a short loose translation...
    Normally the salary for a cm is around 50,000,000 yen, so why is it as high as 80,000,000 yen for Yuzuru Hanyu?
    Other athletes such as Yuto Nagatomo (soccer) gets 50,000,000 yen, Kagawa Shinji (soccer) gets 60,000,000 yen and in th figureskating world, Taisuke Takahashi around 20,000,000 yen and Mao Asada also 50,000,000 yen.
    So how comes that Yuzuru Hanyu's pay is that high. At the moment he has offers from about 20 companies. But as a top skaters the commercials he can do are limited to around 5. At the moment there are only two spots left, so the competitions is quit rough. Most likely he will chose some drink maker and a clothing company.

    I hope I didn't make any mistakes with the numbers.... And it's just a rough translation!
    Quote Originally Posted by won0066 View Post
    I dont think this has been posted here yet. If it has, sorry. Its an article from Japan news: Waseda online university...and its in English!!

    http://dlvr.it/6W6lHd

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    A friend of mine (Angel YC) has translated Taiwanese Commentary of Yuzuru SP at 4CC in 2011, his first big competition of senior debut. It seems all the commentators couldn't help but love him. This is the English subbed version:
    http://youtu.be/wOrkGA0yly4

    This was taken when he was just 16 years old. The commentators called him “an adorable young boy” twice. They also predicted that he would have a very bright future. And they were absolutely right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    I read the same topic in a magazine "Shukan Josei", just browsing at a bookstore though
    The article says that his commercial fee is now 80 million yen, top of the athletes in Japan (about 20 mil. yen for Daisuke, 50 mil. yen for Mao, it says).

    It was 50 million yen right after Sochi, but it has risen far more. Still, he has offers from more than 20 companies.

    It is an intention of JSA to control the number of his commercials to 5 companies or so. Now he appears in the commercials of ANA, NTT Docomo, and Capcom, maybe two more companies at the most.

    He will start a figure skating competition for the skaters of elementary schools named after him from this fall in Sendai, and also he has a plan to launch support system for local junior skaters.

    He is still 19 years old, but a great 19, using his earned money for such a meaningful purpose, the article says.

    This is not the article itself, but talking about it.

    http://okiraku-news.net/2014/08/05/hanyu-gyara/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Sorry, correction.

    The magazine is "Josei Jishin", same kind of lady magazine as "Shukan Josei"

    http://jisin.jp/news/2644/7521/
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    newsThe sales of "Time of Awakening" album is ranked 8th place in Week 3.

    Congratulation to Yuzu! His album is still ranked on top 10 in Week 3. The amount of DVD & blu-ray are over 50,000 copies!
    http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/dg/w/2014-08-11/more/2/

    ps.
    Week 1: 1st place
    Week 2: 10th place
    Week 3: 8th place
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    I don´t if this picture is new: Yuzuru & Javier(look photoshoped) http://biwin0409.tumblr.com/post/939...-javier-yuzuru
    And this in from Japan Championship 2012, but love the look of proud papa bear or Borser in here http://yuzuwalkways.tumblr.com/post/...down-one-of-my
    Quote Originally Posted by firal View Post
    According to this: /http://item.rakuten.co.jp/asia-music/10011135/, you can now preorder Hanyu-kun's 2015 official calender, which includes the wall-hanging type and the table type. The page is in Japanese.
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Found on tumblr: Yuzu as Sendai turism ambassador carbord dummies http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post...-for-sendai-cr

    Very original ways to display clothes http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post...ins-for-female
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    New picture of Yuzuru, from July 31st, with Lewis Gibson http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post...uzuru-hanyu-so
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimeonji View Post
    His LP music is Phantom of the Opera
    4T, 4S in first half; two 3As; 4T in second half
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...008709020.html
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    More photos in his practice to media yesterday.

    Like this one:
    http://rdsig.yahoo.co.jp/media/news/...RTE3YAkD0amuZ7

    http://rdsig.yahoo.co.jp/media/news/...RT2jEAg4oamuZ7

    http://rdsig.yahoo.co.jp/media/news/...RTBB8AG8AamuZ7

    According to the news, Yuzu love this musical since his high school. And he ever suggested to use this music in his LP last year, but DW finally chose the R&J. Yes, he will plays the Phanton role. The music will be with lyrics.
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    speculated layout of jumps:

    4S
    4T
    3F

    4T+2T
    3A+3T
    3A
    3Lz+1Lo+3S
    3Lo
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooh91 View Post
    same video on dailymotion or youtube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjaille View Post
    I translated Yuzu's own words from this video: 
    I don't want to go with me who is the same as last year, that was clearly decided
    *So I just want to go with things that I can properly/reliably do / I want to solidly do things I can do

    From since I was very small I wanted to do it [skate to Phantom of the Opera], but the biggest cue that happened was
    in junior high school (7-9grade) I had opportunity to watch Phantom of the Opera
    At that time, I though I want to skate to this song for sure.

    To say, because I won the Olympics, I can win everything next year as well, it's not like that so,
    last year's me and next year's me will be totally different and so...
    really, this year's me wants to go on to win being this year's me.
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Another news clip: http://telly.com/1MX3337
    Yuzu practices Pilates!
    Higher quality here :D
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    ANYWAY, more news coverage here (1) and (2). In (2) you can see the beginning of the program with vocals!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Darjaille View Post
    Nスタ writes and shows 4T+3T, meanwhile Every News writes 4T+2T.... we'll see what it actually is.
    Quote Originally Posted by ayarose View Post
    I've posted this at Dai's thread, this kind uploader tweeted the links for FaOI Toyama in HD. Part 1 and Part 2
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    What´s is he eating? Protein?
    lookie here
    Quote Originally Posted by Kohane View Post
    http://instagram.com/p/rcMcr1oKfj/?modal=true

    Nam just posted a photo with Yuzuru C:
    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    Yuzuru's jump layout comparison from other forum from previous season to this:
    http://i.imgur.com/gQhNB9i.png
    5 points higher, and he was 5 points clear last season of anyone,
    His overall base value will be 95 points !
    Quote Originally Posted by darazam View Post
    few more news clips

    Neosupo: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...808-news_sport
    (sorry, can't recognize what show is it from) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...8-h-news_sport
    zero: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23329j_140809-0_sport

    you can see 3A+1Lo+3S from the different angle at 1:27 in the last one
    Quote Originally Posted by Yuzusan View Post
    Thx for sharing video.

    Below a funny video at the end .

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...E5%BC%A6_sport

    Its me or we can hear the music of the LP ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Look, Orser also has a pair of gloves that Yuzuru often uses: http://horiyan.tumblr.com/image/94152600361

    He is wearing it reversely, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Nikkan Sports Article:

    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/n...9-1348080.html

    Translation of the second and third parapraphs.

    Included 4S and 4T in the first half as the last season, he will include two 3A jumps and a combination of 4T in the latter half where the score is 1.1 times. He himself decided this layout that requires stamina close to capacity. He explained the reason as "I felt a good response in toe loop jumps." Brian Orser, his coach, says "A big challenge, but it is very Yuzuru who keeps aggressiveness even after becoming OGM", giving him a supportive push.

    He is going to seal off 4L for this season, although he might become the first one to succeed in an international competition. On that day, he tried 4L for the first time in 3 weeks and confirmed the feeling, but he says "4L jump is something like a reward for me. I'm not particularly sticking to it."
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    The kind uploader in Dailymotion edited the several news clips of Yuzu's Phantom into a new video accompanied by music. Thus we may preview his program more smooth. Thank @yusu01207 and enjoy everyone!

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...E3%82%81_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    From seobiiiiieluv.tumblr

    According to Adelina Sonitkova, Yuzuru is a crybaby (not that we haven't known that). So funny:
    http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post...-japanese-show

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    Quote Originally Posted by won0066 View Post
    They do not sell them at Disney stores. The only place i was able to find a pooh kleenex box was at Disneyworld Japan. Here is the one i got. Twitter account is mine.

    https://twitter.com/won0066/status/469669994175819776
    Quote Originally Posted by won0066 View Post
    Sorry, i meant Tokyo Disney. . I tried online..but no success...so a friend in Japan got it for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    he also owns a twitter account. mr. pooh has the most adorable tweets ever
    Quote Originally Posted by mikaboo View Post
    Amazon.co.jp sells them. I don't see the butt sticker though. Does yours have it?
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    videoYuzu's GOE of jumps in 2013-14, by high to low order.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLnl...ature=youtu.be
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    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    articleYuzu in Absolute Skating's latest report.

    Atsuko Kuryu's latest article (9, Aug) in Absolute Skating (online media) took a glance of Team Japan figure skaters and other junior ones. Her report was based on the show of Dream on Ice. It may help us to acknowledge other skaters' status so far.

    http://www.absoluteskating.com/index...014dreamsonice
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    Yuzu cookie
    fan art compilations
    Pilates gif (feat. funny faces)
    more funny faces
    Anyone ever notice that as much as he obviously likes to ruffle little kids' hair, he doesn't seem to be a big fan of, um, being ruffled.(that sentence sounded a lot better in my head) Not a big fan of being grabbed by the neck either (holding hands doesn't seem to be a problem, though)
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    On a completely different note, if any of you guys are interested in figure skating fanart, there's a drawing event going on in japanese twitter 'verse called #スケーター練習着スケッチ月間 or "Skater Practice Clothing Sketch Month". Mostly drawings of Hanyu. but my favourite so far is actually one of Joubert and Brezina

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23スケーター練習着スケッチ月間&src=hash&mode=photos

    EDIT: Kimi always does really cute Hanyu fanart, I love this one of Hana wa Saku.
    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    Saw a fanart of Yuzu Phantom on other forum:
    http://i.imgur.com/sRFc0XK.png
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Yuzu in red could be a surprise? (Red is his favorite color!) http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/mw1024/91994c8...20hs0npabp.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    Phantom once wore a red coat as well. That is how that fan was inspired and created the fanart
    http://yuzu-ice.tumblr.com/post/9433...sina-weibo-see
    TOI part 1
    TOI part 2
    (thank you for posting, giulia95)

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    SP
    http://youtu.be/vVhUKGbI5bo

    LP Practice
    http://youtu.be/gH_RKHN2fhc
    Before LP
    http://youtu.be/mwmGdn_Bcr8
    LP
    http://youtu.be/VXSvXLCEvns
    Victory Ceremony
    http://youtu.be/0mH3la1_Syk
    Press Conference
    http://youtu.be/pjD2e1S6xkc


    Edit : Sorry, some of them have been posted before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanmgse View Post
    Actually in some pictures posted at Yuzuru's forum the costume is blue but the lights make it look purple
    I also think that the lights during the shows have influenced the colors. ... without the colored lights, it looks like white + a very light black, maybe some sort of dirty dove blue or... I dunno. In any case not as purple as it looks in most of the other pictures. (some of the bling looks like blue and purple, though)
    (I couldn't really get good screenshots from that clip)

    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    from 0:32 can be seen some lovely step sequence ( didn't saw it in videos posted here previously):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGNCOU31WiQ
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    someone posted weir's 2001 sp on twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zESa...e_gdata_player <---- now we know where he got his sp costume design

    from ana twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/ANA_trave...18893359796224
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    MAD】羽生結弦×Yuzuru Hanyu Photo collage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMrsR3kIplw&sns=em

    Pleasant start of the day. Really admire those talented creators! Thank @Axel yuzu

    I also like his/her earlier MAD work: Yuzuru Hanyu ~ Silhoette
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dORuazwgtV0
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    this is my new favorite gif: *snap!* [source]
    Quote Originally Posted by 201 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alia jackson View Post
    I think different cultures think the extent of it differently. It was an excited fan, at least it was harmless and she did bow back after the photo was taken http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NaKgjjt6Lk
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrento View Post
    Yuzu in SP costume pic. Scan from FOI 2014 Niigata program book.
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Here is another fan edited video based on news clips accompanied by music. We can watch more step sequences in this one. Enjoy!

    ps. Adjust resolution setup for better video quality.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auLp9JQYZBg
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    Just saw these pictures that I haven't seen before floating around on my TL.

    The infamous "mushroom signature", look how it combines his name, a mushroom, skates, AND his nationality. Genius. Rough translation:

    From this season on, although it will be my second season as a junior, I want to go and try my best in my heart with the words "Don't give up".
    Theme of '09-'10 season
    "Evolution"

    Another picture from a magazine with one of his Change outfits. Bonus Machida included.
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Someone uploaded an old video, featuring Shoma of 4 years ago just before Vancouver. You can see Yuzuru from around 12:00 (Junior Nationals 2009). They are both very cute

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzM2Nzg5OTUy.html
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    nhk trophy website http://www.nhk-trophy2014.jp
    Quote Originally Posted by satine94 View Post
    Nice, friendly ones like this cheek poke and this chokehold
    Quote Originally Posted by ayarose View Post
    All Japan Junior Championship:

    2008
    2009
    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    gif of Yuzuru's 3A-1lo-3S I found on italian forum:
    http://i.imgur.com/t3VDmjW.gif
    Amazing flow on all parts of jump, and quite distance covered too
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    There is a 3a-1Lo-3s in this video that was posted on the last page. It's at the 0:58 mark. I think it looks great. Very confidently done with zero hesitation and please consider I started a thread a while back saying how much I hated 1Lo in a combo. Just saying.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auLp9JQYZBg

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...n-a-jump-combo
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    videoYuzu in Friend on Ice 2011 Opening!

    Last night, Japan TV rebroadcast the ice show of FOI 2011 to warm-up the upcoming show in late August. Back to 2011, they prepared a very warmhearted program to encourage people who experienced damaged earthquake just five months earlier in north-east of Japan.

    Yuzu was one of four skaters from damaged area to perform with children. A very fresh wearing in white shirt! The little girl wore a hat for him also was so lovely. Enjoy!

    photo: https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...b0&oe=54718479

    Start 10:09 to watch above clip:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...E3%82%B0_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    pooh-san!!! (with mention of yuzu at the end of the news) http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/x...E5%B1%95_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Oh, by the way, for those who miss Jazzy Yuzuru ;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgSj5...ature=youtu.be
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Vote Yuzu’s numbers in BS Japan’s ex program in September

    BS Japan TV takes place an event for Japan Open. People can vote their favorite ice show numbers among 50 selected ones. The host will broadcast the numbers on top ranking. (It doesn’t mention how many numbers they will broadcast at last.)

    Yuzu has two numbers among the list –
    (#23) 2011 Romeo & Juliet and
    (#46) 2008 Amazonic 死の舞踏

    Event page: http://www.bs-j.co.jp/figure2014/

    Well, let’s vote for Yuzu! Here is a brief instruction to vote:
    * Click the red button of "投票する" (which means vote)
    * Tick the No. 23 and 46
    * Click the white button (投票する)
    * Click the button of “送信する” (which means submit)
    * Done!
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    I could find the explanation about Yuzuru's sequence in Sochi only in Japanese.

    http://mansiontokyo.blog9.fc2.com/blog-entry-2354.html

    [...]

    The conclusion is, for a sequence, two jumps of the highest marks x 0.8 is the point the skater can usually get. (He could have received 3Lz+3S x 0.8 in this case.) And also, the sequence needs a certain jumping rhythm to proceed to the next jump. But, Yuzuru's sequence was without a proper rhythm in connecting to 3S, and in that case, the jump after that is omitted. So, he could get 3Lz+1Lo x 0.8.

    Protocol of Sochi LP:
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/ow..._FS_Scores.pdf

    Protocol of GPF:
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp..._FS_Scores.pdf
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    http://sp.plus-blog.sportsnavi.com/y...nbow/article/5

    *(300 points? wow!! thats quite high of an expectation which i hope wont pressure yuzu too much)
    Quote Originally Posted by satine94 View Post
    Here are the sp & fs protocols, for review to anyone who's interested
    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    Another fanart of Yuzu's LP costume. It is very JW-style.
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/53a3ef04...2vvo1_1280.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Looks like a new article about Yuzuru http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S11300320.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    From the other forum, I just copy and paste here:
    post by yude » 15 Aug 2014 02:45

    http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S11300320.html

    This is the new article of Asahi news paper published on August 15, I don't subscribe for Asahi but I could read on this page (you have to log in but the membership is for free ) I am not sure if it is ok to translate whole article or not, so I'll make a small summary.

    ・He said, "The winning at the Olympics is the glory of the past."
    ・Having 3 quads in FP was Yuzuru's idea. "It was me said I wanted to".
    ・He isn't noticed by people very often when he walks on the streets in Canada. "Sometimes I am noticed by Chinese or Asian people in the places like super-market. By Canadian? No (laughs)." He said that it was good environment to concentrate on training.
    ・He hasn't been to Niagara falls (yet!). "I just go to the rink and come back home. I don't go downtown. But I hope I'll be able to see Masahiro Tanaka (a pitcher in Major league) in a game once."
    ・"I think I may be a passionate athlete in Manga or Anime. I don't like shopping in particular and I'm not interested in fashion. I am in Canada to do figure skating, so I like my life now more than using energy for other things."

    I felt that Yuzuru had not been changed at all in a very good way, he said that he would be aiming for "different Yuzuru Hanyu", "New Yuzuru Hanyu" for next four years regardless of the results. "If I quit (skating), I might have been arrogant by now saying "I am the Olympic Champion!"", he said
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    In Japan, there is a category of Manga or Anime, or maybe novels, called "Spokon", mixed word of Sports+Konjo (meaning guts), featuring heroes or heroines who devote themselves in sports.

    For example, "Captain Tsubasa, AKA Flash Kicker", "The Prince of Tennis", "Aim for the Ace!", "Star of the Giants" (a bit old one), and also there are figure skater stories including "Blizzard Axel".

    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%...83%9D%E6%A0%B9

    Interestingly, there is an Italian Wiki about this. Maybe you can google this into English.

    http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokon

    Lots of Japanese (including me) are thinking Yuzuru's life is nothing but a "Spokon"
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Actually, Yuzu sets his season's goal quite ambitious.

    He left a wish message of Japanese star festival (Tanabata) in Ice Rink Sendai. He wrote two wishes this season:
    * SP and FS, no miss at all.
    * Japan Nationals, GPF and Worlds, the second consecutive year champions!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvALfchCYAAMD3n.jpg:large
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Someone has just translated the latest interview with Yuzuru on tumblr. I will paste
    Credit: 311mi@tumblr

    http://311mi.tumblr.com/post/9488800...e-something-of
    =>
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Thank you Meoima for the information .

    Very sorry for my nitpicking. I just felt uneasy for some difference in nuance. You can ignore if you don't mind.
    I want to revise some parts as the bold parts:

    “I want to be able to never stop going forward —to be able to keep on changing to improve my current abilities. The win at the Olympics are something of the past. That was a result that I had gotten in the previous season.”


    "He will be skating to “The Phantom of the Opera” for his free skate. After having heard it in music class back in junior high, he’s always longed to be able to skate along to this song. “I'm not a type of skater who performs powerfully, but I hope that I will be able to express my own style of the Phantom to everyone.”

    "When asked whether or not he’s recognized on the streets, he smiled and replied: “Very rarely.” He then adds that “Occasionally when I go to the supermarket, people of Chinese decent, or Asians in general, will recognize me. Canadians? Not yet… Ah, but recently, when I was getting on a bus, a Canadian old man asked me, "You are a figure skater, aren't you?" Anyway, this is a great place for me to concentrate in training.”

    "This type of lifestyle allows him to live on in ease and away from all of the pressure. “I think I’m like the enthusiastic and devoted type of athletes in sports mangas… I don’t really like shopping, and I’m not too interested in fashion. I came to Canada in order to skate, and would rather focus on what I have right now than waste time and energy worrying about something else.”

    "Nothing begins if not watched by the audience"

    “When training, if nobody is watching me, I don’t feel as motivated. I think all figure skaters are like this… In the end, Figure Skating is such a sport that nothing begins if not watched by the audience, and I like being watched and attracting the attention.”

    "I want to be able to focus all of my concentration into being foot perfect, and that’s all that’s been going on my mind lately. If I had retired by now, I might have boasted that I was the Olympic champion!

    All the more, in these four years, I plan to become a completely different figure skater from my skating career till the last season. I don’t want to keep going at my current level. In the end, it’s not about the score, but that I want to be able to continue improving and creating something new.”

    It is difficult to translate "見られてなんぼ”
    "nothing begins if not watched", or "entirely dependent on whether watched", or "to be watched is the precondition", or ....

    I expect your imagination from here.
    =>
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    I think 見られてなんぼ could mean 見られなければいけない, which means "have to be watched", but I could be wrong. To me that means he enjoys to be the center of the attention. He wants people to watch him.
    =>
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Or,

    As なんぼ is "how much" in Osaka dialect, I think it literally means "it becomes relevant, or having value only after being watched." ? So, "Figure skating is a sport which becomes having value only after being watched", if detailed, but too detailed

    There are many (verb) してなんぼ as slangs. I want an equivalent slang in English

    Anyway, we just understand Yuzuru likes to be watched and attract attention. No one denies he has an essential element as a figure skater
    =>
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    Yes, I think you've hit the target! "Having value only after being watched" is exactly it!
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    New Video about POTO!
    We are fortunate to have god-like uploaders

    I don't think I heard "Point of No Return" before, so far that's 4 songs, confirmed, right? Angel of Music -> Overture -> Point of No Return -> Music of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    羽生結弦「オペラ座の怪人」 / 音源検証 "Music Inspection"

    Using latest footage I linked before, someone has edited a probable music cut for the first part of the program/timed it to the music so we can view without the news commentators voice-over. (From 4:09 onwards the coloured parts are the parts that are definitely correct, the black/white parts are filler because no footage yet).
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Another interview translation from 311mi tumblr, I will just post the link here, this time it's an old interview, in 2012. Yuzuru talked about how his mother and family supported him to continue skating after the Earthquake:
    http://311mi.tumblr.com/post/9492958...ack-on-the-ice
    All credit to 311mi tumblr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Pamina~ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    In case if anyone appreciates some classic 70's shoujo manga, someone drew Hanyu in his Chopin outfit in the style of Rose of Versailles: https://twitter.com/629Miky/status/5...470848/photo/1
    Quote Originally Posted by won0066 View Post
    The new Yuzuru 2015 calendar is coming out in September, and is available for pre-order at CD Japan. There will be a desktop version and a regular version...here is a link if you want to pre-order.

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/2015CL-482
    Quote Originally Posted by lbc2138 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    newsYuzu will skate R&J 1 at eight o'clock on August 30.

    On August 30, Yuzu will skate his R&J 2011 number in Ice Rink Sendai for a 24hr charity TV event. His performance is released today to schedule at eight o’clock that night. Enjoy the time in case you can watch it locally.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvYh0-lCYAA652R.jpg:large

    edit 8/21/2014:

    The performance place should be Technol Ice Park Hachinohe!
    http://www.mmt-tv.co.jp/24tv_2014/hanyu/index.html
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Nonchan has uploaded the program "Birthday" with English sub.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2...om=embediframe
    Quote Originally Posted by mikaboo View Post
    Yuzuru has been nominated for the ice bucket challenge by Ryuju Hino!
    https://twitter.com/nagarjuna212/sta...049153/photo/1
    I wonder if he'll do it?
    Quote Originally Posted by darazam View Post
    There is new interview with Yuzuru in today Chunichi Shimbun - http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bvn3oInCE....jpg:orig?.jpg

    It would be great if someone could translate or summarize it, it looks quite interesting. Title is "Challenging myself is my policy".
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    finlandia trophy broadcast announcement https://mobile.twitter.com/rurumiho/...795008/photo/1
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Yuzuru has just repeated that he wants to go pro after the next Olympic in a recent interview.
    Kinda sad though, but we all know FS career is not long. I bet he will try his best in the next 4 years in every competition, maybe that's why he planed all the quads in LP: http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post.../cr-yuzu-ka127

    Credit to seobiiiiieluv tumblr.
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    Yuzuru does the ice bucket challenge! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...652396&fref=nf
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    He has nominated Sasshi and Kim from Pandalion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    newsJapan Karaoke Industrialist Association donates ¥10 per quest of “夢に描くキセキ” in shop.

    Today, All-Japan Karaoke Industrialist Association releases a new campaign for "The Day of karaoke culture” this year.

    http://www.karaoke.or.jp/bunka/index.php

    As Yuzu ever mentioned in Sochi press conference that he hoped his gold medal of OG could be a new start to help the recovery of 311, the Association decided to choose the Yuzu’s supporting song “夢に描くキセキ” as the theme song to fund raising for recovery and also cheer for Yuzu in 2018 Olympics.

    They will release the original sound of song and its Karaoke version in shops from September to let people practice to sing. The campaign will start from October 17 (the day of karaoke culture) until the end of November. During the campaign period, they will donate ¥10 for each request in shops.

    Let’s sing, Yuzu fans!

    * Free MP3 download: 夢に描くキセキ

    ps. The outstanding choice of Yuzu's photo in this campaign!
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Live TV version of "夢に描くキセキ" by パンダライオン(Pandalion)

    (1) August 16
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...E3%83%B3_music

    (2)August 24
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoswOb1YWEQ
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    Lol, his signature as a kid was his name inside a mushroom with JPN under it and skating blades under that. What a cutie http://horiyan.tumblr.com/image/95542274301
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Anyone knows what the JKHI in the medallion stand for http://horiyan.tumblr.com/post/95542073801
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    videoYuzu's R&J 1 promotion clip on August 30.

    Source: fancam @http://telly.com/1N40YK9

    Today, NTV broadcast a promotion video of Yuzu's performance on August 30. Highlights as following:

    * He visited the high school of Ishinomagi, the second city of Miyagi and was severely damaged in 311 earthquake. As usual, his posture of “ㄟ” got girls’ screaming.

    * The theme of event this year is “small miracle, large miracle”. Yuzu answered the R&J 1 he performed in Nice Worlds 2012 was a miracle to himself. He got the bronze medal even he was not in a good physical condition then. That’s why he chose the program on August 30.
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Comparision of Yuzuru's change in 3 different periods: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24299704
    He has become much faster and decisive with his movements in time.
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    Here's a very short message from Yuzu about Mezamashi Live. He shows up after Kimutaku and Keiko's message.
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000046-dal-spo

    http://www.sanspo.com/smp/sports/pho...540001-p3.html

    * will open his season at finlandia trophy 2014, he said he wanted to do his best so that people will think that "yuzuru was not a fluke(chance) after all" and wants to be a skater worthy to be an olympic champion.
    Quote Originally Posted by darazam View Post
    Video from Kozuki sports award ceremony - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24...25spnews_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yhmafan View Post
    very beautiful fan arts : YUZU Tenugui Series (Japanese hand towel made of cotton).
    Quote Originally Posted by darazam View Post
    More videos from awards ceremony:
    Oha!4, Sports Plus, every - http://dai.ly/x24k60e
    Telemasa - http://dai.ly/x24kqy2
    Yuzu's speech from some NHK news show - http://dai.ly/x24kj4v
    Quote Originally Posted by darazam View Post
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    Gif of Yuzu getting bored at the ceremony:

    "Yuzu and Kana secretly exchange an eye contact: yep, it is bored. "
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    txt/audioYuzu made a wonderful appreciation speech in Kozuki Sports Awards

    video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvwx...utu.be&t=7m39s
    text/audio: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s63jv8

    Above is the full text in Japanese and audio download of Yuzu’s speech on August 25. It's a very wonderful speech he made so far. The content was truly reflected his long-term image I admired: humility, gratitude, determination and hard work.

    He made this appreciation speech on behave all athletes with deep and powerful tone. I draftly translated the last part as following:

    "Sport is very cruel. Not the hardest worker will be able to get the best results. However, if you don't work hard, you could never get succeeded. In order to get best results, we (athletes) continue having the feelings of gratitude and devote ourselves every day in future."
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    commercialYuzu's new chocolate commercial coming on September 2

    Today, Yuzu attend his new commercial pre-launch event in RED suite! The product is Lotte Ghana chocolate. Wow, hot selling expected!

    photo:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwBIWHACIAI_pHM.jpg
       http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140827-00...000-2-view.jpg
       https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwA9X8lCUAA6oNZ.jpg:large
       https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwA9Qa2CMAEweXM.jpg

    news: http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gen...07276354.shtml
    product: Lotte Ghana chocolate

    edit: August 27 afternoon

    CM video (not fully): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKTg...ature=youtu.be
    Quote Originally Posted by yiyumengxing View Post
    http://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1409647
    News about the new CM with some pictures. The suits look better when it only takes the upper body.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikaboo View Post
    I think it's from this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vmFmDkmoEY
    CM starts airing from September 2nd.
    Quote Originally Posted by WoChair View Post
    CM at 0.50
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    The filming of the CM, clearer look to the costume: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24...7-spnews_sport
    Quote Originally Posted by mikaboo View Post
    Another video from Kansai local news.
    The CM director is loud and quite funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexSaytor View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/figure-skating...2437--oly.html
    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's figure skating king Yuzuru Hanyu on Wednesday warned rivals that his Olympic and world gold medal double earlier this year was no fluke, promising more fireworks in the new season.
    The 19-year-old, who also won the Grand Prix Final before repeating his Sochi heroics on home ice at the world championships in March, told local media: "As Olympic champion I want people to realise that my gold medals were no coincidence -- I won them because of my ability."
    "There is pressure of course but that comes with the expectation," said Hanyu, set to unveil a free programme featuring three quad jump attempts in the new season. "I'm glad people have those expectations of me. It shows what they think I am capable of. My goals are always the same. I want to win everything."
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    I must praise that Yuzu's good eloquence fully came in handy in such live event!

    CM + Live interview by JIJIPRESS

    * CM BGM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94uxNQqmknk
    Quote Originally Posted by satine94 View Post
    Here ya go, hope it's okay as I only have a simple plugin for chrome to do it. No fancy editing~
    Quote Originally Posted by Geo1 View Post
    The Japan Times Sports had this to say:

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2...for-new-season
    Japan Times Sports – August 27, 2014
    HANYU GEARS UP FOR NEW SEASON
    Yuzuru Hanyu said Wednesday he is eager to prove his gold-medal winning treble at figure skating’s biggest competitions last season was no fluke and wants to win everything in sight in the upcoming campaign.
    Hanyu won the Grand Prix Final, the Sochi Winter Olympic gold medal and capped off a stunning season by edging compatriot Tatsuki Machida for the world championship gold in Saitama in March.
    “I want to show people that (my success) last season was because of my ability and not just a coincidence,” Hanyu told reporters in Tokyo. “I want to win everything.”
    Hanyu, who brought joy to Japan when he delivered the country’s only gold medal of the Sochi Games on his Olympic debut, is scheduled to compete this season at the Cup of China and the NHK Trophy in this year’s Grand Prix Series.
    The 19-year-old will attempt to make three quadruple jumps in his free program this term.
    “There will be pressure but that comes with expectations. I am happy people have expectations of me and that is because they think I can do it,” he said.
    Quote Originally Posted by WoChair View Post
    more BTS
    Quote Originally Posted by annca View Post
    yuzu new CM fan art https://mobile.twitter.com/shimasuic...194816/photo/1
    cr:shimasuica_j9
    (love the black version )
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Behind the scene of the CM. A good kid indeed, he is helping the staffs clean the ice here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24pee8_0828-あさチャン_sport?start=2#from=embediframe
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    newsYuzu’s stamps of 2013-14 season memorial frame will be sold on September 16.

    Here is the pack design: http://www.post.japanpost.jp/notific...0828_01_03.pdf
    product page: http://www.shop.jp-network.japanpost...sp?cc=ba_hanyu

    One pack is 3,980 yen, including four components:
    * 10 frame stamps, each worth of 52 yen
    * 25 frame cards
    * One Yuzu’s handprint with signature
    * One premium holder

    Wow, the content is quite great-valued. And I will buy several ones for his kid-fans! Good job, Yuzu and Japan Post Office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    One of the girls from yesterday Chocolate Lotto Ghana fest made a blog about the event. She seems to mention Yuzuru but Google translation sucks and it mades no sense. Can someone please read and translate http://ameblo.jp/tao-tsuchiya/entry-...7640.html#cbox
    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    - a very quick translation...but only the general gist -cause I'm not good at it.

    Hanyu Senshu is the same age as me but since he is a OGmedalist I was really nervous about meeting him.
    But when we met and began talking he spoke really normally, like someone my age. I was surprised that he was such a friendly guy.
    But when the CM presentation began and he emerged from the big present, I was even more surprised.
    He was a different person entirely.
    It's difficult to explain, like there was another Hanyu popping out in front of himself. There was a magnetism about him that was amazing.
    To think that with this force he was able to perform figureskating which is both an art and a sport infront of the eyes of the world, made me almost cry.
    When Hanyu answered questions, I got a sense of 'The World'.
    Until now the WORLD STAGE had a nice but vague existence in my mind.
    But from Hanyu I got a strong feeling that he was one with The World. This was the first time for me to feel such a thing so it left a great impression.
    -Somethings she was trying to explain I didn't quite get in this last paragraph.
    I want to prepare to go into the world in a similar way.
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    I love Japan, so much coverage for Yuzuru and his chocolate Ghana http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24...port?start=123
    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    I am afraid it's not. http://instagram.com/p/sRHoZ_Lnty/
    But I think it's just an Ad for lotte xylitol, a chewing gum brand. For sure he will not wear it to competition.
    Quote Originally Posted by giulia95 View Post
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24...E3%82%A3_sport

    many thanks to the uploader!!

    It seems Yuzu visited the school where he and his family spent some days after the earthquake..teachers treated his OGM like a newborn child




    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrento View Post
    The interview Yuzuru gave in Toronto has been translated by Tumblr user @311mi. Read it here.
    @311mi thank you so much!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikaboo View Post
    since many people were dubious about some of the translations of the article, I went through them and found a couple of parts that were mistranslated or were perhaps lost in translation and have noted them down below. Anyone (SuzyQ?) is welcome to fix anything I might have misinterpreted though. I'm just nitpicking in some parts but overall, kudos to the translator(s)!
    The words I marked in red, I would replace with the blue and the original J words are in parenthesis at the end so you can look it up in your own languages as well.
    --------------

    Everybody's attitude towards me has changed as well, and I can't help but feel embarrassed at times.
    >>> bewildered/feel lost(戸惑い)

    To me, however, the ten or so years that I've been skating for, the four years leading up to Sochi, and today and the future, it's all the same for me.
    >>> they're all completely different. (全く別のものだと思っている)

    There are things outside of figure skating that I really detest, but they don't affect me too much
    >>> There are a lot of things that I don't really like (dislike a little)outside of figure skating but they are minor things that come with the surroundings. (スケート以外はちょっと嫌だなと思うこともたくさんあるんですが、それは周りにちょっとついてくるだけ。 )

    Q: Seeing as your personality is one where you tend to go with the flow, was there a time where you've been really frustrated and felt down?
    >>> You look like someone who's always progressed satisfactorily with good results. Have you ever experienced a slump?(順調に結果を残してきたように見える。スランプを経験したことは。)

    I think that going through frustrations and hardships is a must, and I believe that competitors at the World Championships and the Olympics are about the same as well. It’s because you’ve increased in skill that you encounter this stump.
    >>> I think that it's normal to go through a slump. I believe that everyone who went to the Olympics and the World Championships experienced this, but I raised the level of my condition so high that I encountered a slump.(スランプはあって当然だと思う。五輪とか世界選手権ではみんながそうだと思うけれど、スランプになるくら いまで調子を上げたんです。)

    A: Mhm, my current plan is to continue on until PyeongChang — to train hard for four years and then retire. This is why I say I want to be able to do my best in the four years to come to leave my mark down in figure skating history with good results.
    >>> This is why I want to do my best to achieve good results in the next 4 years.(だからこの四年間で結果を出せるように全力を出すだけかなと思ってます。)

    A: It's because it's a very sensitive topic that I can't freely talk about it. However, there are a lot of details that I feel must be let known by the public. Now I think that the only thing within my abilities that I can do to help is to not talk about the hardships and pain anymore.
    >>> It's a sensitive topic so it is hard to talk about it. However, there are probably a lot of things that I need to talk about. I think I'm in a position where I'm able to do something so if it's going to help the disaster areas, then it's not such a burden.(注意がいるので、話しにくいといえば話にくい。ただ僕が話さないといけないことが多分たくさんあると思う 。今の自分にはできることがあると思えているので、被災地のためになるのであれば、そんなに苦ではないです 。)

    Q: Once during the off season, you've went to one of the areas badly hit by the tsunami. Even after these three years, do you think that people should still continue to support them?
    >>> During the off season, you went to one of the areas that was badly hit by the tsunami. What is the meaning of continuing to give your support, 3 years after the disaster?(震災から三年たったいま支援を続ける意味は?)

    As long as he perfects his physique and stamina, we will definitely see an amazing sight every time he takes center stage.
    >>> As long as there are no problems with his health, I have no doubt that he willl give us an eye-opening performance one after another.(体調さえ問題なければ、今季も目を見張るような演技を次々に見せてくれるに違いない。)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    At last, I finished my nitpicking.
    I appreciate the original translater, as it takes me so much time to translate from the scratch. Such lengthy text just intimidates me, and I usually give up in the first place.
    Also, please note this is just my try.

    Original: 中日新聞
    Chinese Translations: @Shigana_新旅程
    (revised by SuzyQ)

    The opening of new figure skating season is approaching. For the newly crowned Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who has also claimed various major titles as well, this will be the first season where he will become the target of all the other competitors. The question is, what does this rapidly developing nineteen-year-old who has sprinted all the way towards the title of World Champion look forward to and want to challenge now? He was interviewed at the rink in which he trains at in Toronto.

    Q: After half a year passed since the Olympics, how do you feel now about the weight or pressure of being the gold medalist?
    A: I’m feeling a bit, but not as much as expected. I’ve always thought that the pressure would be much heavier, but I’ve come to realize that it was only one competition that I won, which just happened to be the Olympic Games. But, when I’m not in good condition, or performed unsatisfactorily, I think my gold medal helps me strive further. I can keep reminding myself as, “You have an Olympic gold medal in your hands, why are you doing such lackluster performance?” I think that the gold medal has actually served as one of the motivators for me to strive.

    The atmosphere surrounding me has changed, where I feel bewildered at times. Not long before, I was simply one figure skater, but after winning the gold medal, it’s as if I’ve been suddenly dragged into the world of adults. Although there is a gap between my feeling and the surrounding situation, whenever I skate, I am just a figure skater, and still nineteen years old. I only want to put all my might into figure skating, the sport I like. This thinking has not changed.

    Q: As the Olympic champion, what are your goals for the new season?
    A: I have a kind of ambiguous but ambitious goals, such as improving myself, or winning in the new season again. But, I don’t have any in particular that I want to do. I think the goal changes depending on the situation, so all I can do for now is to continue my fitness training as well as improving my skating skills.

    As people appreciate my capturing triple crown (of figure skating) in the last season, I am gradually realizing its value. To me however, the ten years or so since I started skating and the four years leading up to Sochi, and my skating career from here will be totally different. Being an Olympic champion doesn’t mean that I will always win in the next season, so I need to pull up my sleeves afresh and strive for the win of each and every competition in the coming season.

    Q: What do you think is the most intriguing thing about figure skating?
    A: In order to succeed, you’ll need complete control over your mind and body at the same time. It’s not just during practice, but also during the four minutes and thirty seconds or two minutes and fifty seconds, you need to compose yourself and bring out your best in performing the program. That is the most difficult part of this sport. We can put it this way. It’s a sport with a difficulty of one-time performance such as sprint or shot-putting of track and field, and in addition to that, you need stamina, and also mental strength. It’s because of its complexity and difficulty that makes it so much interesting. You can have a big audience as well. Furthermore, the whole thing just depends on you. That’s another thing attracts me.

    Q: Your quads are now placed in the second half of both your short program and your free skate, with there being a total of three quads in your free skate all together. The difficulty level of your planned elements is a lot higher than the previous season’s.
    A: I’m thinking that I don’t want to stay at the level of the last year. Also, as the consistency of my quadruple toe-loop is quite high now, I have a slight feeling that I might be gradually stepping over my (physical?) limits. But, at the same time, I don’t want to set any limit myself, or I’m not intending to step over the limit. I’m just doing what I would like to do. It’s quite challenging, but I’ll try my best to catch up to the level of difficulty that my program offers.

    Q: Does it mean you have more what you want to try as your level has been improved?
    A: It feels like I now love figure skating more than ever before. It may be because I have got good results so far, but either way, I’m really enjoying skating now. Although there are lots of things that I don’t really like outside of skating, they are just minor things coming along with the surroundings. After all, as I’m a skater, I should think about improving myself. I just want to be more competitive. That’s all.

    Q: Wouldn’t that bring about further challenge or hardship?
    A: Yes, it would. What I have to think about in the days ahead is that I’ll be turning twenty this year. I’ll definitely have to endure hardship that I’ve never experienced before in my teenage years. I’m still trying to digest the fact that my body will change, my mental state will change. And how I should face it and develop from here is quite intriguing for me as well.

    Q: What kind of twenties do you image yourself?
    A: I think I’ll still be the same ambitious skater in my twenties as I am now. Even if I need to train my mental strength more, I think I am the type of skater who keeps challenging physical goals, because it is my policy to accomplish such goals.

    Q: It seems you have achieved good results steadily so far. Have you ever experienced any slump?
    A: I have experienced the biggest slump during my novice years. Our rink was closed due to financial problem, so I had to switch to another rink to train. My training time was reduced by half, and I could not jump at all.

    I think it is normal that we experience slumps. I geared up my condition so high that I fell in a slump afterwards in the World Championships and the Olympics, where I believe all the competitors are about the same. I think it was Dai Tamesue (Japanese hurdler, bronze medalist of 2001 World Championships) who said that your condition peaks are like an elastic rubber. The lower it is pulled down, the higher it jumps up next, but if you apply too much force, there’s a chance that the elastic band will be snapped. Right now, I’m just like a broken elastic band. If I was able to restore to the normal condition after the Worlds in March, it wouldn’t have been broken, but since I kept participating in various ice shows and kept pulling it, I’m in very low condition at present with my elastic band broken. I think however, it is good to recognize that, and I’m now calculating hard to figure out to what level I should boost my current condition.

    Q: You are thinking that Toronto is the best place for you at present to train as it allows you to fully concentrate in skating?
    A: Hmm, I’ve already decided myself to continue on until PyeongChang — to train hard for another four years, then retire and become a pro. So, I simply want to do my best to achieve good results in the next four years to come.

    Q: When you talk about the earthquake you experienced, you tend to choose your words very carefully. Are you feeling that you don’t want to talk about it voluntarily?
    A: Because it’s a very sensitive topic, it may be true that I’m feeling reluctant to talk about. However, there are probably a lot of details that I should talk about. Now I believe that I am in a position that I can do something, it is not such a burden for me if it is useful for the disaster areas.

    Q: Once during the off season, you’ve been to one of the areas badly hit by the tsunami. What is the meaning for you to continue the support after 3 years passed since the disaster?
    A: Right now, there’s not much that I can do directly. In the end, I’m just an amateur athlete, and although the Olympics have passed, this coming season will be most important for me now. However, when I went to the disaster area hit by tsunami, the port and so on was doing quite well recovering, but when you take a closer look, there are still many places that have not changed. For example, only the foundation of buildings remains, and things such as washing machines being abandoned. It is important, when thinking about the future, to explain to everyone that there still exists this kind of situation in many places. That’s my thought.

    Post Interview Remarks:
    The newly crowned Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu still continues to live a simple life consisting of him travelling between his home and the rink in which he trains at. The day that we interviewed him, he was studying at home in the morning, and training on the ice in the afternoon. After that was his pilates class, where he trained until he was exhausted and sweating hard.
    Although he has significantly increased the difficulty of his programs by planning a quad in the second half of both of his programs, we believe that he will draw courage and strength from his mindset of “I love skating”, and “I want to do my very best”. To be able to turn the burdening pressure of the Olympic gold medal into a medium of motivation, this kind of thinking process is unique to Yuzuru Hanyu only. As long as he has no problem with his physical condition, I’m quite sure we will be able to see his breathtaking performance one after another this coming season as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    I think this is new http://0p0p0q0.tumblr.com/post/96103503322

    Credit to the owner and poster in tumblr
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    Practice for the 24hr show
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    24Hr TV Interview
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    And here's a short clip of him getting nervous/embarrassed during the ghana event.
    Quote Originally Posted by satine94 View Post
    OMG I copied the wrong link, so sorry guys! Here's the right one
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    Performance uploaded to youtube

    Edit to add: Yuzu's full segment on dailymotion
    =>
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    The elderly man said he's lost everything in the tsunami including his wife, his house, his dog, etc... As to why he was out of breathe, the fans said that his 6 mins warm up became a 15 min warm up due to delay on the NTV part. That's why he was tired.
    Quote Originally Posted by echotpe View Post
    Yuzu's life and his skating career is strongly linked with 311 disaster. It is impossible to relieve from those ties as someone expected.

    In my view, he knows it's good timing and is trying to take advantages of what attentions and resources resulted from his OG success in order to be benefiting to the damaged areas.

    In the video last night, when the male senior smiled talking about his family lost, Yuzu felt painful and was in tears. He really knew how much struggle those people suffered in past three years. The pains is still in life and won't be forgotten.

    However he said, "even life is so hard, if you can always hold a grateful feeling and thank anything, anyone around you, the good thing will be happened. I believe that."

    On the other hand, he truly got responses that people can get movement and strength from his skating, that encouraging himself to work hard to bring more good results back home. It is a good recycle with positive thinking as he always did - talk some but do more.

    As a fan, we can continue rooting for him silently and maybe go to Karaoke stop to sing his cheering song for little donation.
    Quote Originally Posted by firal View Post
    It's lovely to see him, but the part where he visited the earthquake-affected area was really hard for me to watch. The narrator called him a sensitive person: he kept feeling guilty about "abandoning" those still in the area and getting special treatment because he is a skater, and he was very hesitant to visit before because he felt he was going to "step on their wounds". I think he was very emotional and fighting back his tears after talking to the seniors.

    I didn't see this mention yet, but apparently they choreographed this R&J program right at this rink where he performed today. They also said that because they were trying to conserve energy, they only used the light source from outside through the ceiling.
    Quote Originally Posted by sajoya View Post
    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24238060

    Idk, I thought it was an interesting video coming from CBC
    Quote Originally Posted by smasma View Post
    Pandalion's performance from Sendai in 24Hr TV with Yuzu appearing in the VTR.
    Quote Originally Posted by Esopian View Post
    I'm not sure if this was posted before, but I discovered a particularly interesting article translation: [link]
    It really got me laughing for some reason.

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