Keiji Tanaka | Golden Skate

Keiji Tanaka

surimi

Good luck in the new season, Sota!
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Tanaka Keiji (Japanese: 田中 刑事) is a Japanese singles figure skater. He was born in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, on November 22, 1994. He is coached by Utako Nagamitsu and Sayaka Yodo. His long-time past coach was Yuusuke Hayashi (until 2021).

He is a two-time Asian Open gold medalist (2016 and 2017), US Classic 2019 gold medalist and US Classic 2015 silver medalist, 2017 Winter Universiade silver medalist, a 3-time Japan Nationals medalist (2 silvers, 1 bronze), and has bronze medals from 2016 GP NHK Trophy and 2019 GP Canada. He was on Team Japan at the Pyeongchang Olympics.


Any other Keiji fans here? :]


Wiki bio:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiji_Tanaka

ISU bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010968.htm

Federation profile:
https://skatingjapan.or.jp/figure/player/detail.php?id=9l5vgDB4yi4=

Tracings entry:
http://tracings.net/tana-keij.html

RinkResults entry:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=556


Social media:
https://twitter.com/deka_1122


Personal bests:​

Personal Best Total Score258.84ISU World Team Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program89.05ISU World Team Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating169.91ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019

Senior career:
2021-2022
SP:
Evangelion
FS: Whiplash

CompetitionSP scoreSP rankFS scoreFS rankOverall scoreOverall rank
Japan Open 2021--163.933163.933, gala

Upcoming competitions: Skate Canada GP, Cup of Russia GP
2020-2021
he reuses his 2019/20 season programs:
SP: "Hip hip, chin chin" (Maxim Illion Mix) by Club Des Belugas; choreo by Massimo Scali
FS: Sherlock Holmes soundtrack; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto

CompetitionSP scoreSP rankFS scoreFS rankTotal scoreTotal rank
2020 Japanese regionals66.971125.211192.181
2020 West Japan sectionals77.003134.053211.053
2020 GP NHK Trophy76.574138.955215.525
2020 Japanese Nationals83.614155.224238.834
2021 Kokutai79.70 (https://youtu.be/DJ9X1EpMB_o)1120.74 (https://youtu.be/SHUm0KKoBgc)6200.442


2019-2020
SP
: "Hip hip, chin chin" (Maxim Illion Mix) by Club Des Belugas; choreo by Massimo Scali
FS: Sherlock Holmes soundtrack; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto
Exhibition Gala: Pump It

CompetitionSP scoreSP rankFS scoreFS rankTotal scoreTotal rank
US Classic 201988.762161.201249.961
x
GP Skate Canada 201980.115169.913250.013
gala
2019 Cup of China74.64 (https://youtu.be/54Kql9h3Fgs)7158.985233.625
2019 Japanese Nationals80.904171.545252.444
2020 Challenge Cup75.543165.642241.182 , ceremony (https://youtu.be/j1Q_e4Xip8g)


2018-19
SP
: Memories by Gary Moore. Choreo by Massimo Scali
FS: William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini. Choreo by Massimo Scali
Exhibition Gala: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure



2017-18
SP
: Memories by Gary Moore. Choreo by Massimo Scali
FS: Fellini movies medley (Amarcord, Le Notti di Cabiria, La Paaserella di Otto e Mezzo) by Nino Rota. Choreo by Massimo Scali
Exhibition Gala: Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi


2016-17
SP
: Spring in Buenos Aires
LP: Amarcord by Rudy Brown and his Orchestra
Exhibition Gala: Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5ujyR1iQo


2015-16
SP
: Spring in Buenos Aires. Choreo by Massimo Scali
LP: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. Choreo by Massimo Scali
Exhibition Gala: Afro Freak by Arts

CompetitionSP scoreSP rankFS scoreFS rankTotal scoreTotal rank
Asian Open 201561.642121.061182.702
US Classic 201566.54 (https://youtu.be/jJkjSFAuq94)5145.80 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spxj3qHL1Sw)3212.342
(victory ceremony - https://youtu.be/yjS8lJNxrbs)
GP NHK Trophy 201573.74 (https://youtu.be/5bG9AUi8Wo4)9161.16 (https://youtu.be/NAmuv2Xfl4I)4234.905
Japan Nationals 201574.196167.864242.054
Four Continents Championships 201674.827147.887222.706

2014-15
SP
: Instinct Rhapsody. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto, Massimo Scali
LP: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto, Massimo Scali



Junior career:​


2013-14
SP
: Instinct Rhapsody. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto & Nanami Abe
LP: Dr Zhivago soundtrack by Maurice Jarre. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto & Nanami Abe
Exhibition Gala: Afro Freak by Arts - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_AJIldWLeo


2012-13
SP
: Afro Freak
LP: The Untouchables soundtrack by Ennio Morricone


2011-12
SP
: Violentango by Astor Piazzolla
LP: The Untouchables soundtrack by Ennio Morricone


*2010-11*
SP
: Violentango by Astor Piazzolla
LP: The Bolt by Dmitri Shostakhovich(?)
Exhibition Gala: Jingi Immigrant(?)

CompetitionSP scoreSP rankFS scoreFS rankTotal scoreTotal rank
JGP Brasov Cup 201057.983108.504166.483
JGP John Curry Memorial 201058.28397.037155.316
Junior Japan Nationals 201042.081998.385140.469
Japan Nationals 201057.6414126.1410183.7811
World Junior Championships 201164.06 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1x7azRt54Q)6132.92 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjDOMBCBZv8)1196.982


Videos from ice shows:​

Prince Ice World 2021 'Je Te Veux' (recreation of Tatsuki Machida's program) (https://youtu.be/Z3NWcioV1ow , https://youtu.be/CSoRa7_kuA8 )
Nagoya Festival 2021 'JoJo' (https://youtu.be/6vGA6qvYYAU)
Medalist On Ice 2020 'JoJo' (https://youtu.be/p0byTlcYngc)
Ice Explosion 2020 'Hip Hip Chin Chin' (https://youtu.be/K7pGzJ-V9kk)
Ice Explosion 2020 'Pump It' (https://youtu.be/K_2zvkvSPxM)
Prince Ice World 2019 'Pump It' (https://youtu.be/QKsNrWtitxE)
Dreams On Ice 2019 'Pump It' (https://youtu.be/9DB4vca_U-Y)
Medalist On Ice 2019 'Pump It' (https://youtu.be/SLSbMLvt0lM)
The Legends 2018 'William Tell overture' (https://youtu.be/xzAciRlP_0o)
Stars on Ice 2018 'Just Like Fire' (https://youtu.be/BpPX5WP8ozs)
Dreams On Ice 2018 'William Tell overture' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJv6N9BHwCw)
Prince Ice World 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH-_0YSqhBI)
Dreams on Ice 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytXTA_lp1H4)
Medalist on Ice 2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qllDYm4iJRE)
Dreams on Ice 2012 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMIHoa1RVLw)
Dreams on ice 2011 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfLq6xwfzBQ)
Kurashiki rink exhibition 2008 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C01om-kfzU)

Articles and other media, aka odds and ends:

Interview with Keiji for Yahoo Sports, on his future plans, Yuzuru, the Olympics and more:
- in Japanese: https://sports.yahoo.co.jp/column/detail/201705150006-spnavi?p=2
- the English translation can be found on Twitter, done by user Iron Klaus (link uninsertable, PM me if interested in direct link)

Interview with Keiji and Shoma on their friendship, performances at Worlds and more (Quadruple magazine 2017):
http://shoma-uno.tumblr.com/post/161217138107/like-elder-brother-and-younger-brother-shoma
On a related note - cute videoclip from 2012 of Keiji and little Shoma:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ypzf8rJJU
… and a photo of Keiji, Yuzuru and Shoma to go with it ^ ^
http://teambrorser.tumblr.com/post/149790257432

Interview with Keiji and Ryuju on their friendship, their beginnings as skaters and more (Quadruple magazine, 2016):
http://ohlovesosweet.tumblr.com/post/144049830201/tanaka-keiji-x-hino-ryuju-rivals-friends-these

Video of Keiji’s collab with Daisuke Takahashi (2017):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B-Cu6_jI1I

* Video - reflections of Keiji, Yuzuru and Satoko on their NHK 2016 performances? Also featuring Nobunari:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL1XDthP4eM

* Brief fun interview of Keiji, Yuzuru and Ryuju (after NHK Trophy 2016?), featuring a kiddie photo of the trio :]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GogCXwOpNAU

Video of a fire bridgade / first aid tutorial, starring Keiji in a uniform (2015):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBEAtkgbwk


Fan art:

a sketch by Interspectator:
https://akoustam5.deviantart.com/art/Keiji-Tanaka-Sketch-715038508

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With links marked by an asterisk ( * ), I'd be grateful if someone who speaks Japanese could say/confirm what they're about.
 
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livetoskate

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Count me in as a fan too! He never really stood out to me until the recent Japanese nationals. He can do a quad sal with such ease and has great spins and posture too. I read online that his mother is Taiwanese. Don't know much else about him but I'll take a look at all the information you provided! :)
 

SKY1118

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Yessssssssssssssss! Keiji finally got a thread which he deserved to have!
I was about to open one if no one was going to do so, but big thank YOU for opening his!

I love his landing position of jumps and he seems to be capable for all music genre!
Keep posting and posting more :)
 

Crossover

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Am I the only one surprised that Keiji's fan fest was not created long before? I thought we already have his FF.

So thanks to surimi for the creation!
 

Arriba627

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Thank you for this thread. Love the videos with Dad Keiji and Shoma shenanigans. And isn't that Sui and Han with them?! I'll be anxious to see if he is chosen to do one of the team event programs.
 

surimi

Good luck in the new season, Sota!
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Thank you to everyone for the feedback. ^ ^ I added a couple more links, and have added asterisks to those that are in Japanese and I am not entirely sure about their subject matter. If a speaker of Japanese could clarify, that would be welcome help.
I'm glad I managed to piece the thread together before the Olympics. Do we know yet if he's been confirmed for the team event? There's still a possibility of Shoma doing both programs, though I hope not, for both Shoma's and Keiji's sakes.
 

hamaguri

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Thank you surirmi! It's amazing! :luv17:

I havent checked all contents so far (thank you for your hard work!) , but as for the video below, it is when he tried the role of chief fireman at official event for prompting the safeness of society or preventing fiires. Local government does such kind of event sometimes. His name Keiji (刑事)means policeman in Japanese. That was why he was appointed! :drama:

* No idea what this is (first aid tutorial?), starring Keiji in a uniform (2015):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBEAtkgbwk
 

Latremu

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News is that Shoma is skating the SP and Keiji the FS if Japan qualifies. He's going to Korea on the 8th.

Thanks for the trivia on his name, hamaguri!
 

surimi

Good luck in the new season, Sota!
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Since the Men's team FP takes place tomorrow, here's a video of Keiji's arrival in Korea - https://twitter.com/utami_1122/status/961839634773811200
The same user also has some Team Japan practice/competition photos in their latest tweets.
And, reports by Jackie Wong on how Keiji's practices went:
http://www.rockerskating.com/news/2018/2/6/2018-olympics-practice-notes
No falls on quads as far as I can see; I'm hoping that's a good sign. Wishing Keiji good spirits and good mental resilience tomorrow. :pray:
 

deedee1

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This Twitter is about local news paper.
He and daisuke (takahasi) hsve the same home link.
He has kept following great daisuke who made Japanese men's way.
Keiji was 12 years old and daisuke is 9 years older.��
https://twitter.com/aiai12310/status/961196502033973248?s=17

Thanks! :love::)
And Sena Miyake is following the same path as Keiji's. :yes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hDSlN0G-A4
Let's wish both Keiji and Sena will have a long, injury-free and successful competitive career. :)

Good luck to Keiji in his Olympic debuting skate in the team event tomorrow! :hap10::hap10::hap10:
 

Arriba627

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Best of luck to Dad Keiji in his Team Event FS. Looks like he's been having some pretty decent practices according to rockerskating's notes.
 

demarinis5

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Good Luck Keiji! He has been looking very good in practices.
 

demarinis5

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Thanks surimi for starting this FF thread.

I also thought there was one ages ago. Great job!
 
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