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    Kazuki Tomono

    TOMONO Kazuki (Kana: ともの かずき; Kanji: 友野一希) is a Men’s Singles skater who represents Japan. He was born on 15th May 1998 in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
    Coached by Taijin Hiraike, Yukako Sugita and Misha Ge, Kazuki is the Japan Junior Nationals 2016, Junior Men's champion.
    He is currently a 3rd year student, enrolled in the Sports Health Science Department at Doshisha University.

    PROFILE

    ISU: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013803.htm

    JSF: http://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/nation...athlete_id=328

    Rinkresults: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=3384

    Stats On Ice: https://www.statsonice.com/skater/kazukitomono/

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Tomono

    Wikipedia (Japanese): https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8F...B8%80%E5%B8%8C

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/naniwatomono

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/k0515ki/
    Updated 25 February 2020



    ISU PERSONAL BEST SCORES
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00013803.htm


    Personal Best Total Score 251.05 ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
    Personal Best Score Short Program 88.22 ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 162.83 ISU Four Continents Championships 2020

    PROGRAMS & VIDEOS

    2019-2020
    SP: The Hardest Button to Button (Wayne McGregor's Chroma version); Choreography by Phillip Mills
    FS: Moulin Rouge; Choreography by Misha Ge
    EX: Freaks by Timmy Trumpet and Savage; Choreography by Misao Sato

    2020 Four Continents
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9h7GA0TtKQ
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ButjWkZ2iNs

    2019 Japanese Championships
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJuZqmmQyWk
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhtV8IVNqM

    2019 Rostelecom Cup
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AST4ZoKMiAU
    EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuV9tEfZ30M

    2019 Skate America
    EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuCiNNgizhk

    2019 Lombardia Trophy
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7q0u2VfZrg
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnGusIF5ubQ

    2018-2019
    SP: Tema d'amore (Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso) by Ennio Morricone; Performed by Ikuko Kawai; Choreography by Misha Ge
    FS: Reel Around the Sun; Caoineadh cu Chulainn; Riverdance by Bill Whelan; Choreography by Misao Sato
    EX: Daft Punk Medley by Pentatonix; Choreography by Misao Sato

    2019 Winter Universiade
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVQOg0v9PM
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJao1pZHIbo

    2018 Japanese Championships
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P1ZtgffGf4
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-IWfQ2eTOE

    2018 Skate Canada
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT42vgtxqsU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk2unYWts-k

    2018 Lombardia Trophy
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C16Tawl8mBs
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OseWSjcMq0E

    2017- 2018
    SP: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) by Pablo de Sarasate; Performed by Taro Hakase; Choreography by Misao Sato
    FS: West Side Story Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Choreography by Misao Sato

    2018 Coupe de Printemps
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL-tTeuE-C0
    EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FEVBF80kWc

    2018 World Championships
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuyEvPv93eE

    2017 Japanese Championships
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP1CAtQOsSk
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PCY2trpes

    2017 NHK Trophy
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jC4orl8WJE
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsFSa0vgpNs
    Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5uRUGLjJqQ

    2016-2017
    SP: Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven / The Fifth by David Garrett; Choreography by Misao Sato
    FS: An American In Paris by George Gershwin; Choreography by Misato Sato
    EX: Enter The Dragon Theme by Lalo Schifrin
    EX: We Are the Champions by Queen
    EX: 犬のおまわりさんの運命 (Inu no Omawarisan no Unmei=The Police Dog’s Fate) by Ludwig van Beethoven, Megumi Onaka; Arrangement by Tetsuro Sugiura; Performed by SUGITETSU

    2016 Senior Nationals
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx7Lhy8Im4A
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=370XvF_kRFw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6roKNS9m5k4

    2016 Junior Nationals
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ms4SPf_HY8

    2016 JGP Yokohama
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhYkTavgCY
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Hy7-bwWtY

    2016 JGP Ljubljana
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLrWH5D1hMU
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1LegFsl_qM


    2015-2016
    SP: Japanese Doll by Mizuho Osawa / Ito-dama by Kaoru Wada; Choreography by Tadayuki Takahashi, Misao Sato
    FS: Devdas by Ismail Darbar, Nusrat Badr, Monty Sharma / Muthu by A.R. Rahman; Choreography by Misao Sato
    EX: Enter The Dragon Theme by Lalo Schifrin

    2016 Junior World Championships
    EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApI9gMaoS0

    2015 Japanese Nationals
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5D4Kjmmbxw
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMIG2NKdecQ

    2015 JGP Riga
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-yaB4C-Hg8
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YQuCvQCyss

    2013-2015
    FS: Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela

    2008-2012
    炎のベートーベン (Honoo no Beethoven"="Beethoven's Flame") Choreography by Taijin Hiraike

    2007
    Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian; Choreography by Taijin Hiraike
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5iVGogxhGM


    COMPETITIVE HISTORY


    Competition Level SP FS Overall
    2019-20
    2020 Four Continents Senior 7 (88.22) 7 (162.83) 7 (251.05)
    Japan Championships 2019 Senior 11 (73.06) 4 (171.63) 6 (244.69)
    Cup of Russia 2019 Senior 7 (80.98) 7 (156.56) 8 (237.54)
    Western Section Championships 2019 Senior 6 (65.14) 1 (149.41) 1 (214.55)
    Skate America 2019 Senior 8 (75.01) 4 (154.71) 5 (229.72)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2019 Senior 4 (64.32) 1 (140.71) 3 (229.72)
    Lombardia Trophy 2019 Senior 11 (61.69) 6 (141.39) 7 (203.08)
    2018 -19
    Winter Universiade 2019 Senior 7 (81.16) 6 (151.75) 6 (232.91)
    Four Continents Championships 2019 Senior 12 (74.16) 12 (132.25) 12 (206.41)
    Japan Championships 2018 Senior 7 (73.09) 3 (154.37) 4 (227.46)
    Cup of Russia 2018 Senior 4 (82.26) 3 (156.47) 3 (238.73)
    Western Section Championships 2018 Senior 2 (83.27) 2 (149.73) 2 (233.00)
    Skate Canada 2018 Senior 8 (81.63) 10 (139.20) 9 (220.83)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2018 Senior 3 (70.94) 1 (135.86) 1 (206.80)
    Lombardia Trophy 2018 Senior 5 (75.47) 5 (141.27) 5 (216.74)
    2017 -18
    World Championship 2018 Senior 11 (82.61) 3 (173.50) 5 (256.11)
    Coupe du Printemps 2018 Senior 3 (74.11) 1 (153.73) 2 (227.84)
    Japan Championships 2017 Senior 5 (78.16) 5 (153.05) 4 (231.21)
    NHK Trophy 2017 Senior 6 (79.88) 7 (152.05) 7 (231.(3)
    Western Section Championships 2017 Senior 2 (72.10) 2 (156.33) 2 (228.43)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2017 Senior 2 (63.10) 1 (146.96) 1 (210.06)
    U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2017 Senior 8 (69.88) 5 (155.42) 5 (225.30)
    2016 -17
    World Junior Championship 2017 Junior 14 (68.12) 7 (143.26) 9 (211.28)
    Japan Championships 2016 Senior 6 (67.63) 5 (148.92) 5 (216.55)
    Japan Junior Championships 2016 Junior 1 (71.77) 1 (136.08) 1 (207.85)
    Western Section Championships 2016 Junior 1 (65.44) 3 (117.73) 2 (201.40)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2016 Junior 1 (72.44) 1 (128.96) 1 (201.40)
    JGP Ljubljana Cup 2016 Junior 5 (68.96) 3 (133.61) 3 (202.57)
    JGP Yokohama 2016 Junior 6 (66.47) 3 (145.57) 4 (212.04)
    2015 -16
    World Junior Championship 2016 Junior 20 (58.33) 12 (121.28) 15 (179.61)
    Japan Championships 2015 Senior 12 (62.51) 17 (111.21) 16 (173.72)
    Japan Junior Championships 2015 Junior 3 (63.53) 3 (119.66) 2 (183.19)
    Western Section Championships 2015 Junior 4 (59.00) 3 (123.42) 3 (182.42)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2015 Junior 1 (62.94) 1 (120.89) 1 (183.83)
    JGP Riga Cup 2015 Junior 11 (51.78) 13 (96.15) 13 (147.93)
    2014-15
    Coupe du Printemps 2015 Junior 2 (48.46) 1 (108.69) 2 (157.15)
    Japan Championships 2014 Senior 20 (51.38) 18 (99.97) 18 (151.35)
    Japan Junior Championships 2014 Junior 4 (58.38) 4 (118.85) 4 (177.23)
    Western Section Championships 2014 Junior 5 (55.34) 3 (166.83) 3 (166.83)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2014 Junior 3 (52.09) Cancelled
    Typhoon
    2013 -14
    Challenge Cup 2014 Junior 5 (51.72) 2 (107.28) 2 (159.00)
    Japan Championships 2013 Senior 20 (47.98) 17 (107.32) 20 (155.30)
    Japan Junior Championships 2013 Junior 7 (53.88) 5 (111.87) 6 (165.75)
    Western Section Championships 2013 Junior 9 (47.78) 5 (109.79) 5 (157.57)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2013 Junior 3 (48.44) 1 (100.29) 1 (148.73)
    2012 -13
    Japan Junior Championships 2012 Junior 20 (40.91) 7 (103.99) 10 (144.90)
    Western Section Championships 2012 Junior 7 (50.50) 4 (108.91) 4 (159.41)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2012 Junior 3 (45.41) 2 (147.98) 2 (147.98)
    2011 -12
    Japan Junior Championships 2011 Junior 11 (43.47) 9 (97.63) 9 (141.10)
    Western Section Championships 2011 Junior 8 (45.65) 6 (102.79) 7 (148.44)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2011 Junior 4 (40.26) 1 (95.37) 2 (135.63)
    Asian Figure Skating Trophy 2011 Junior 5 (36.49) 6 (115.52) 6 (115.52)
    2010 -11
    Japan Junior Championships 2010 Junior 12 (45.44) 15 (82.11) 15 (127.55)
    National Novice 2010 Adv.Nov. 3 (76.48)
    Kinki Regional Championships 2010 Adv.Nov. 3 (71.50)

    GALA, ICE SHOW and MISCELLANEOUS COMPETITION VIDEO

    Prince Ice World 2019 in Yokohama Freaks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7YZNsbCMyI

    Dreams on Ice 2018 Cinema Paradiso
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uwy6MQmXvQ

    Dreams On Ice 2017 West Side Story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCxm9zKZCjw (FujiTV)

    ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 Gala Enter The Dragon Theme
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFarpZcrQpo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRoN_3zcgE

    Stars On Ice-Japan 2017 We Are the Champions
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt2S2l9A88s

    Medalists On Ice 2016 犬のおまわりさんの運命 (Inu no Omawarisan no Unmei=The Police Dog’s Fate) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18rlnLWY9aQ

    ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 Gala Enter The Dragon Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApI9gMaoS0&t=17s

    Japan Inter Junior High School Meet 2014 Diablo Rojo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgC1q4Wey2g

    OTHER VIDEOS AND VIDEO INTERVIEWS

    Fuji TV SPORTS "2019-2020 New Season Challenge"
    https://youtu.be/9O1mMlPeXNM

    Sports Bull Vol.9 THE STARS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZExWfcfY18

    Interview by John Wilson Blades
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIkBQ-4cz9Y

    Shizuka Arakawa Friends+a
    Part 1 https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rpn92
    Part 2 https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rprrs

    Figure Skate TV! 2017.02.11 - Report on Japan Inter High School Meet 2017 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5bfckp (Kazuki's segment at 3:36)

    Both Sides 2016
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x56f3e4 (Full version) (Kazuki and Koshiro Shimada feature at 10:31)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDPRw4nXQT0 (Kazuki and Koshiro cut)

    Medalists On Ice 2016 - Interview with Singles skaters representing Japan at WJC and WC 2017 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x56e96p (Junior segment at 16:24)
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    Thanks for starting the thread. I was pretty impressed by his improved consistency last season, particularly his performance at the first jgp. Hope he can sneak on the olympic team this season.

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    I wanted to create a Fan Fest thread for Kazuki in anticipation of his Senior debut season. Upon seeing him perform in his first JGP (Riga 2015) I was impressed by his interesting music choices and performance style, the way he aggressively attacked his elements and fought through his troubled jumps. IMO, his greatest strength as a skater is his tenacity, and I believe his skating will continue to improve because of this.


    I apologize for the crude OP. I'm just not skilled enough to insert those nifty tables to keep all the info organized and concise. Any feedback, assistance with extra information and links that I'm missing will be greatly appreciated.

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    It appears Kazuki's first competition of this season will be the Gensan Summer Cup. This local tournament will be held on August 10-13, at the Shiga Prefectural Ice Arena. The Senior Men's SP is scheduled for Friday Aug. 11, from 2:55pm-3:35pm JST, the FS for Saturday Aug. 12, from 2:35pm-3:30pm JST. As is often the case with local competitions in Japan, the Senior Men's group is quite small with only seven entries in this event.
    Time schedule (Japanese)
    Entries (Japanese)

    Kazuki won the Junior Men's division of the Gensan Summer Cup 2016.

    Looking forward to live reports from the arena regarding his SP music, costumes and program layouts.
    Good Luck to him on his first competition of the 2017-2018 season.

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    Congratulations to Kazuki for his 1st place finish in the Senior Mens division at Gensan Summer Cup!

    The competition debut of his new SP (Zigeunerweisen) was a bit rough with an invalid jump (popped 4S to 2S) and a Level 1 camel spin (that darn SP camel spin is back to haunt me! ).
    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2...2-nksports-spo
    However, according to this fan report https://twitter.com/Matsu10_4/status/895899402119684096 he did execute a beautiful 3A and a bonus half 3F-3T(2ft) scoring 61.99 for his SP.

    Though both of Kazuki's FS 4S attempts (one obviously a missed combo) were messy, he still managed 140.48, for a total score of 202.27.
    Judging by this report https://twitter.com/Matsu10_4/status/896254425693421569 his planned FS jump layout is looking to be 4S-2T?, 4S, 3A-3T, 3A-2T-2Lo, 3Lo, 3S, 3Lz, 3F.
    He only managed a 3A-2T (for his second 3A combo) during his FS but jumped a nice 3A-2T-2Lo during the 6 minute warm-up. https://twitter.com/Matsu10_4/status/896241188549738496

    Some fun photos of Kazuki (with his big box of beef ) and medalists Koshin Yamada (2nd) and Taichi Honda (3rd) with Gensan mascot, "Genchan".
    https://twitter.com/online_on_ice/st...75856510681089

    Another article: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/...kkansports_ogp

    I'm still hoping for some sparkles on that FS costume~

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    The 2017.09.09 episode of Figure Skate TV! included a short (approximately 7 1/2 minutes) segment showing Kazuki working with Misao Sato on choreography for his new SP. Parts of his SP and FS performed at Gensan Summer Cup was also shown. Kazuki's feature starts at 22:32 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x605jas

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    I love Zigeunerweisen, that was also a music I liked for han yan when he skated to it back in juniors. Looking forward to his senior debut, praying for his consistency!

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    Congratulations to Kazuki on his new PBs (SP 69.88, FS 155.42, Total 225.30) earned at US International FS Classic! He placed 8 in the SP, 5th in the FS and an impressive 5th overall.

    Link to the Men's SP and FS results page (judges scores included) at icenetwork site: http://www.usfigureskating.org/leade...9/results.html

    First, I just have to say that I love both of his programs this season! EDIT: (though his WSS music cuts are...a lot~)

    Though the jumps didn't go perfectly as planned, Kazuki still managed to rotate and stand up on his SP 4S. He also remained focused and fought through the FS, improvising three jump combinations to keep his BV as high as possible.
    But as usual, it was his delivery of the choreography that moved me the most. I was so happy to see his musicality and performance ability being praised by others as well.
    That SP FCSp tho...

    Overall, I feel this was a successful competition for him and a strong start to his season. Hoping he continues to build on the momentum set by this event.

    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIQtjipmMIk&t=301s (Thank you to the uploader for both videos!)
    Still questioning the decision to replace the planned/usual 3F-3T with a 3Lz-3T . Since last season, 3Lz in combination was only executed in case of emergencies due to issues with his Lutz edge.
    Glad for the updated costume. I find this one to be much more flattering on him than the one he wore at Summer Cup.

    FS: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x60xh2s
    Loving the transition (3 turns?) into 3Lo and Russian Split jump? into 3F (here an emergency 3F-2T). The latter was executed smoother at Summer Cup.


    Pretty~ https://twitter.com/online_on_ice/st...94553822158848


    Edit: I've been working on this post for over 7hrs! Kept losing everything and having to start over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsuyoboogie View Post
    Congratulations to Kazuki on his new PBs (SP 69.88, FS 155.42, Total 225.30) earned at US International FS Classic! He placed 8 in the SP, 5th in the FS and an impressive 5th overall.

    Link to the Men's SP and FS results page (judges scores included) at icenetwork site: http://www.usfigureskating.org/leade...9/results.html

    First, I just have to say that I love both of his programs this season!

    Though the jumps didn't go perfectly as planned, Kazuki still managed to rotate and stand up on his SP 4S. He also remained focused and fought through the FS, improvising three jump combinations to keep his BV as high as possible.
    But as usual, it was his delivery of the choreography that moved me the most. I was so happy to see his musicality and performance ability being praised by others as well.
    That SP FCSp tho...

    Overall, I feel this was a successful competition for him and a strong start to his season. Hoping he continues to build on the momentum set by this event.

    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIQtjipmMIk&t=301s (Thank you to the uploader for both videos!)
    Still questioning the decision to replace the planned/usual 3F-3T with a 3Lz-3T . Since last season, 3Lz in combination was only executed in case of emergencies due to issues with his Lutz edge.
    Glad for the updated costume. I find this one to be much more flattering on him than the one he wore at Summer Cup.

    FS: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x60xh2s
    Loving the transition (3 turns?) into 3Lo and Russian Split jump? into 3F (here an emergency 3F-2T). The latter was executed smoother at Summer Cup.


    Pretty~ https://twitter.com/online_on_ice/st...94553822158848


    Edit: I've been working on this post for over 7hrs! Kept losing everything and having to start over.
    Thanks for the post! I thought Kazuki did really well.

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    Kazuki was very enjoyable. And the Salt Lake City altitude makes it a tough place for a season opener! He held up well though. I haven't seen him in a while. Goodness, he is all legs! Love his musicality. I want to watch his programs again as soon as I have time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arriba627 View Post
    Kazuki was very enjoyable. And the Salt Lake City altitude makes it a tough place for a season opener! He held up well though. I haven't seen him in a whle. Goodness, he is all legs! Love his musicality. I want to watch his programs again as soon as I have time!
    With him looking so winded at the end of the SP, I was concerned about his stamina going into his fast paced FS. Relieved he was able to execute most of his elements decently while keeping his energy up throughout the program .

    His "legginess" is just an illusion created by his costuming+skates. Kazuki and Shoma are virtually the same height with (what looks to me) similar leg to body ratio. Kazuki is just more slender in build, similar to Tatsuki Machida.

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    Very surprised he and Sho are the same height. Looks like he is higher waisted, but maybe it does have to do with the costume. Congratulations to him for a very good senior debut.

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    Just now caught up with his US classic skates...I too am loving the music choices and programs. Very nice start to the season- his score is higher than Mura, Murakami, and Tanaka's after the challengers. He's posing a serious challenge for the 3rd spot.

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    A belated report on Kazuki's results from Kinki Regionals.

    Unfortunately, he started this competition with another rough SP, doubling his 4S and stepping out on both the 3A and 3T of his 3F-3T. Reports from the arena mentioned that he didn't seem like himself during a troubled 6 minute warm-up. He scored 63.10 and was in 2nd after the SP.
    http://www.jsfresults.com/National/2...5/data0103.pdf
    https://twitter.com/online_on_ice/st...52908447334400 Kazuki and Taichi Honda reacting to their SP scores.

    Luckily, his FS went a bit better.
    After jumping multiple 4S and 4S-2T during warm-up, Kazuki then managed to open his program with his first successful 4S-2T landed in competition.
    Regrettably, he popped the following 4S attempt but IMO the quad combo was a step in the right direction. He placed 1st in the FS with a TSS of 146.96 and 1st overall with 210.06.
    http://www.jsfresults.com/National/2...5/data0105.pdf
    http://www.jsfresults.com/non_respon...ock5/index.htm
    https://twitter.com/online_on_ice/st...78742237802496 Kazuki with Shu Nakamura (2nd) and Taichi Honda (3rd)

    Before West Japan Sectionals happening next month, Kazuki will be participating in the West Japan Student Championships happening this weekend.
    Good Luck to him!

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    So much excitement with the sudden, last minute announcement of Kazuki filling in for Daisuke Murakami at NHK Trophy (Get better quickly, Dice!).
    This situation reminds me of Junior Worlds 2016 when Kazuki was asked to replace injured Sota , only two days before leaving for Hungary. (Kazuki talks about this during his appearance on Kenji no Heya)
    Hopefully, he's not too tired from West Japan Sectional last weekend where he scored SP 72.10, FS 156.33, Total 228.43 and placed 2nd to Ryuju Hino.

    West Japan Sectional Results
    Men's SP Judges Scores
    Men's FS Judges Scores

    As I've already mentioned, Kazuki was recently a guest on Kenji Miyamoto's program Kenjiの部屋 (Kenji no Heya=Kenji's Room). He was featured in three episodes, originally aired on October 17th, 24th and 31st.
    Unfortunately, I am unable to find links to video however, for anyone who is interested and able to read Japanese (or care to struggle with Google Translate=me) majority of the questions and answers from each episode have been transcribed to the JSPORTS site.

    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3

    I wanted to share a part from episode 1 that stuck with me. When Kazuki was asked which overseas skaters he admires (loose translation), he quickly answered Patrick Chan. He then mentioned that he also liked American skaters. If I remember correctly, Kenji and I believe a staff member started throwing out names like Nathan and Adam Rippon to which Kazuki politely agreed. But when Jason Brown's name came up Kazuki got super excited saying how he really liked Jason and Joshua Farris. To think that he almost had a chance to compete with Patrick, Joshua and Jason at NHK.

    It seems that Akio Sasaki has been added to Kazuki's ISU bio as a coach (though his name appears to be misspelled).
    https://twitter.com/mork_sk1/status/928190347938709504
    I started reading articles about and watching videos of Sasaki's performances after learning he used to be coached and choreographed by Misao Sato.
    Fans are curious to see if Coach Sasaki will join Kazuki and Coach Hiraike in the Kiss & Cry.

    Fingers and toes crossed for Kazuki to deliver two strong and impressive performances at NHK Trophy.
    But most of all I hope he has an enjoyable competition and is left with positive memories of his Grand Prix debut.

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    Wow, such a performance today and no ovations here? /JK / Well, after seeing Kazuki's SP, I am a new fan! I've never seen him before, but his program was the highlight of today's Men's event for me, along with Sergei's. So much vivacity and musicality and energy; I loved it, the step and choreo sequences in particular (and the ending!). Big congrats on making the top 6. Hopefully this is just the beginning for him on the biggest stage! I hope he keeps this SP next season as well, it's really good and sways the crowd.
    And congrats to Kazuki on his western sectionals silver! And to Ryuju on gold, my other big favorite. I may be the only one, but Tomono actually reminds me of Hino a bit with his impish smile.

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    So happy for Kazuki that he had a skate he could be proud of. Looking forward to seeing his FS! He is definitely making his presence known!!!

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    Congrats on a beautiful LP! It wasn't perfect, but I was very impressed by how he expressed his music, and the step sequence in particular. Plus, he fought for it. All in all, I think he made quite a statement for himself and made many notice him for the first time. Go, Kazuki, good luck in your future competitions! I hope to see him in them more often from now on. :]

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    Congrats on a great senior GP debut! His improvement in consistency the past year has been impressive. Love his programs this year and he performs them well. And best of all, PBs!

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    A belated congratulations to Kazuki on a solid GP debut at NHK Trophy and his new PBs!
    I was so excited to see him finally achieve a 70+ (almost 80!) SP score in an ISU recognized competition.
    I know he's disappointed about the 4S attempts at the beginning of his FS but should really be proud of the way he managed to recover and perform the rest of his program.
    Loved the new costumes!

    SP
    BS1
    Russian Eurosport 2
    British Eurosport 2
    Olympic Channel
    Qazsport
    SP review and interview

    FS
    NHKG
    Russian Eurosport
    RaiSport
    FS review and interview

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    BS1
    CCTV

    Akiko's room

    Thank you to all the uploaders!

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