Nobunari Oda

Mrs. P

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Nobu gets a sweet shoutout from Jason Brown during a fan interview at WTT:

7. Which skater inspired influenced you the most?
A: Scott Hamilton. And also Nobunari Oda who I skated in competition with a long time ago. (2013 Nebelhorn trophy Oda 1st, Jason 2nd) He's a wonderful, great guy. Cheering for each other while wearing costumes of America and Japan is a wonderful memory for me. Seeing him at WTT in the commentators box made me really happy.
 

matmuh

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havent seen this video posted, Nobu's new EX To Build a Home from The Ice, its just gorgeous :love: he is brilliant, keep getting better and better, his jumps are as smooth as ever, cant believe he retired almost 4 years ago :luv17: cant wait to see him skate at Japan Open and set new PB and preferably with this program, its 5 min long but can be adjusted :love:
 

Mrs. P

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That pan commericial is the BEST! Speaking of Nobu, Japan Open is this week!!!! Can't wait to see him skate.
 

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Look who I found today! At first I thought it was a 12 year old doing broadcasts, but no -- it was Nobu! he was sitting right by me in a little broadcaster's booth. I only saw him there during the ladies and men's. https://pic.twitter.com/pfezAO42fK
 

Old Cat Lady

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I've seen almost none of Oda's skating but I think he has the cutest personality ever. I love watching Youtube videos of him on talk shows and such. I think it's so endearing the way he and Hanyu unabashedly turn on the waterworks whenever they feel moved by something and I find his happy chimp like expressions so adorable.

What do you think are his top 5 performances?
 

Szeptuszka

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What do you think are his top 5 performances?

Hard to decide, because I like so many...

Top 5 (...actually, 6) competitive programs:

Jr.Worlds 2005 SP "Super Mario": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHLMYUpQ1vw
Worlds 2006 QR "Zatoichi": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rob3ShytrQ4
Worlds 2006 SP "Barber of Seville": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUVnJXF2qI
TEB 2009 LP "Charlie Chaplin": https://youtu.be/0Jt9cH01j90?t=13
NHK 2013 SP "Cotton Club": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spw1dxM-aok
Japan Open 2016 LP "Liebenstraum": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7EMnCUhQf4

Top 5 (... by 5 I mean 11) galas/cheesefest:

Japanese Super Challenge 2007 "Rooster": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ9YC0us8Yg
Dreams on Ice 2007 "Around the World": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMuU-3oYrK4
Japanese Super Challenge 2009 "Fly Me To The Moon (Sinatra ver.)": https://youtu.be/XusX2zPzH3I?t=23
SOI Osaka 2013 "The Last Samurai": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nrzCSHhKo4
PIW 2013 "Once Upon a Time in the West" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ9U7-QyHQo - It's Nobunari's own choreo!
PIW 2014 "Adios Nonino": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFxf2OAI6tE
PIW 2015 "Riverdance": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRMUG-4GwV4
SOI 2016 "Star Wars" (AKA Odarth Vader XD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWtJx3OBmA0 (PIW version with interview about parenthood with Miki & Shizuka at the beginning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnp2Z_7C9s0)
The Ice 2017 "To Build a Home": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UA8BMeYc8U
Christmas On Ice 2017 "Lay me Down": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7GB7q_R5a4
SOI 2018 "L-O-V-E": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfNHhK8L2qw



Honourable mentions (competitive):

Skate America 2006 SP "Fly Me To The Moon": https://youtu.be/RdbaVZIklUs?t=32 - a tiny wobble on the 3F, but otherwise a perfect program.
GPF 2010 SP "Storm": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7nJtpMDCYw - Minus points for terribly unflattering hairdo and pants, but this was a really nice program. It was reprised as a show program later on (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vObjkudtZJc), with more transitions and much better hairstyle :).
Worlds 2011 "Grieg": https://youtu.be/mqVlvL6-mp4?t=40 - Let's just ignore the fact that somehow Nobu managed to Zayak out his most valuable combo (and himself out of a World medal) and enjoy the intricate choreo and butter-soft jumps :') I just love the entire part around the first 3F - transitions in and the landing edge leading directly into circular step sequence.
Kokutai Taikai 2013 SP "New Moon in The Old Moon's Arms": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjWXc4Xlcng - Tears at the end :) First time he landed a clean quad in the SP, just after missing the World's team due to not recovering from a leg injury fast enough. Lovely music.
GPF 2013 LP "Wilhelm Tell": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb17EVK1SEc - A fall on the first quad, but otherwise a very nice program, especially the finale. It was nice to see him not only skate well despite his knee injury, but to find a more Zayak-proof layout and recover well after a mistake. It's a shame he didn't get to skate at the Olympics.
I also liked the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" LP, but his best performances (at Kokutai Taikai 2013 & Bavarian Open 2013) were, sadly, deleted off YT.
 

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That program is just so awesome for him! It's such a feel-good thing! Retired? Boy, I don't know. He still has it!!!!! :gclap:
 
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