Riku Miura & Ryuichi Kihara

GoneWithTheWind

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Riku Miura (Japanese: 三浦 璃来 Miura Riku) and Ryuichi Kihara (Japanese: 木原 龍 Kihara Ryūichi) are Pairs skaters representing Japan. Riku was born on 17 December 2001 in Takarazuka, Japan, and Ryuichi was born on 22 August 1992 in Tokai, Japan. They teamed up in August 2019 and are coached by Bruno Marcotte, Meagan Duhamel, and Brian Shales, in Oakville, Canada. They are the 2019-20 Japanese National Champions in Pair Skating.

Previously, Riku competed with Shoya Ichihashi. They were three-time Japanese Junior National Champions (2016-2018) and winners of the 2017 Mentor Torun Cup (junior category). They also placed in top 10 in the 2018 Four Continents and 2018 Junior World Championships.

Previously, Ryuichi competed with Miu Suzaki with whom he was a two-time Asian Open Trophy medalist and the 2018 Japanese champions. They also competed at the Four Continents Championships and on the Grand Prix series. He is also a two-time Olympian.

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00108196.htm

Wikipedia Entries:
Riku: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riku_Miura
Ryuichi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryuichi_Kihara

Rinkresuls entries
Riku: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=12290
Ryuichi: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=2020

Social Media:
Riku's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riku9111/
Ryuichi's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kihara_ryuichi/
Ryuichi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryuichi_kihara

Fan Fests with Previous Partners:
Riku/Shoya: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?79477-Riku-Miura-amp-Shoya-Ichihashi
Ryuichi/Miu: https://goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?76716-Miu-Suzaki-amp-Ryuichi-Kihara

Updated 8 August 2020


Personal Best Scores


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score179.94ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019
Personal Best Short Program62.41ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019
Personal Best Free Skating117.53ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019

Programs and Videos:

2019/2020
SP: "Wayward Sisters" (from "Nocturnal Animals" soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski; choreo by Allie Hann McCurdy, Valerie Saurette
FS: "Fix You" by Coldplay; choreo by Allie Hann McCurdy, Valerie Saurette
EX: "A Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga

2020 Four Continents:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtgevftFBw
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFq0pACBgGM
2020 Four Continents
All events may be viewed here, even in the US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA

2019 Japanese Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHM73g8PjM8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR-39V_TB6c

2019 ISU GP NHK Trophy (geoblocked in US)
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOjs5cw_fVY
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To8K3WImNqo
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYgM5BL15rY

Competitive History

CompetitionSPLPFinal
2019–20 season
2020 Four Continents9 (57.45)8 (110.05)8 (167.50)
2019 Japanese Nationals1 (53.95)1 (116.26)1 (170.11)
2019 Japanese Eastern Sectionals1 (56.05)1 (95.71)1 (151.76)
2019 NHK Trophy6 (62.41)6 (117.53)5 (179.94)

Exhibitions

2019 MOI- "Million Reasons" and Encore FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wRa3Q5uMH8

Articles, News and other Misc. Items:

An interview from before NHK: https://www.walkerplus.com/trend/matome/article/213163/
An English translation is provided by kokomo on Twitter [URL]https://twitter.com/kokomadekokomo/status/1198717501137289216

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Programs and Videos with their previous partners:

Riku/Shoya:

2018/2019
SP: "Cry Me a River;" choreo by Julie Macotte (SP), Valerie Saurette (FS)
FS: "Warsaw Concerto" by Richard Addinsel; choreo by Julie Macotte (SP), Valerie Saurette (FS)

2019 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4tHwXXz1dk
FS: WD
2018 JGP Richmond, Canada
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntqmtIff6cQ
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYrBDh9DK1g
2018 JGP Linz, Austria
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqe2t5YmN5g
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNT2vTq54sI

2017/2018
SP: "Miss Saigon" by Claude-Michel Schoenberg
FS: "Warsaw Concerto" by Richard Addinsel

2018 Junior World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3QNKTDNb8E
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJURBX3mBUU
2018 Four Continents Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d82qeyZxXs8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htzFLIu1wwo
2018 Japanese Junior Nationals
SP: no video found
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjrs6ODhgBY
2017 JGP Baltic Cup Gdańsk, Poland
SP: no video found
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YPeUctKyQU
2017 JGP Riga Cup, Latvia
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl4eO_nZi6c
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7qYWOQr0Qw

2016/2017
SP: "Miss Saigon" by Claude-Michel Schoenberg
FS: Charlie Chaplin medley
Ex: "Sun & Moon" / "Why God Why"

2017 Junior World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-PkL4Dnzw8
FS: no video found
2017 Mentor Toruń Cup
Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZdqVNGkQ58

Ryuichi/Miu:

2018/2019
SP: "Malagueña"
FS:"Turn To Stone" by Ingrid Michaelson; choreo. by Yuka Sato & Jeremy Abbott

2019 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EsuG4lb81M
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxsk2KffMss

2017/2018
SP: "Yuri on Ice" by Taro Umebayashi
FS: "Romeo and Juliet" by Nino Rota
Ex: "Yuri on Ice" by Taro Umebayashi

2018 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_undediYtxM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HLdi0ryfsI


2016/2017
SP: "Out of the Garage" by Daniel Pemberton / "Mission: Impossible"
FS: "Star Wars" by John Williams ("Duel of the Fates" and "Across the Stars")

2017 Four Continents
FS: https://youtu.be/bCXD_3sOwl8

2017 Japanese Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ5eQ-r8oEo


2015/2016
SP: no info found
FS: Star Wars" by John Williams ("Duel of the Fates" and "Across the Stars")

2016 Japanese Nationals
SP: no video found
FS: no video found


Original Post by GoneWithTheWind

I really enjoyed watching Riku and Ryuichi compete at the 2019 NHK trophy, and what an achievement to see them achieve a 5th place in their first international competition together. It was lovely to see them so happy in the Kiss and Cry and clearly enjoying skating together during the competition and the exhibition gala. I wanted to open a Fan Fest for them as they have great potential, and I'm sure many others would like a place to show their support for Riku and Ryuichi!
 
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dorispulaski

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They had a great debut. They qualified to both Worlds and Four Continents here at NHK!
 

Interspectator

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For just a few months training together, I was astounded at how well they performed and how 'right' they worked together.
There's potential here. :luv17:
 
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skylark

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Riku and Ryuichi were such a joy to watch at NHK!:love::luv17::love: They were really one of the highlights of this event for me. I mean, in this sport, where GP participants usually have tension and expectations for themselves, to see a pair exude the pure happiness of a good performance and such joy in skating was just a great bonus. I have re-watched them! and I watched their video from Nationals too ... Riku has a new hairdo, new make-up. :) Is it okay to share the link of their skate from Japanese nationals, or not?
 

skylark

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thank you, Doris. I wasn't sure, since the link is from the GS competition thread. I appreciate the clarification from one of our esteemed administrators.

Here's it is, although I realize now that there's a link to the program already in the OP. Well, at least I'm calling attention to it. It's a lovely skate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugkdPM1j5gk
 
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