Yuzuru Hanyu: 2016-17 Season

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Esopian

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HANYŪ Yuzuru (Kana: はにゅ うゆづる; Kanji: 羽生 結弦) is a Men’s Singles skater who represents Japan. He was born on 7[SUP]th[/SUP] December 1994 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Hanyū is the 2014 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion (2014, 2017), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–2016), a three-time Four Continents silver medallist (2011, 2013, 2017), the 2010 World Junior champion, the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time Japanese national champion (2012–2015). He has also medalled at three other World Championships, taking bronze in 2012, and silver in 2015 and 2016.


Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010967.htm

Ice Network Bio:
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/yuzuru_hanyu

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=344

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Yuzuru/Hanyu/

Tracings Bio:
http://tracings.net/hany-yuzu.html

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


How Yuzuru Hanyu pronounces his name (video by sabinfire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAJiRJvGRlo

Link to the Yuzuru Hanyu Media Only thread, where an amazing array of links to videos, photos, news stories, interviews, and all thngs Yuzuru may be found:
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?50428-Yuzuru-Hanyu-Links-to-Media-Only


For more info, see the Full Original Post in the current season's thread.


Original Post

This thread is a continuation of the following:

Season 2009-10
Season 2011-12
Season 2012-13
Season 2013-14
Season 2014-15
Season 2015-16
[This Thread]
Season 2017-18

The original thread was divided by seasons in order to better preserve it as a whole as it was too large to stand alone.

Cheers!
 
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Esopian

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Finally, don't have to travel that far for Yuzu's competition. Twenty minutes driving from home to the arena:yahoo:Nice to see you again in SC!

Congratulations that you get to see Yuzuru compete! :agree:

It's quite bittersweet for me because the location of Skate Canada this year is in my hometown (Mississauga), but I'm studying abroad this fall so I cannot make it. On the contrary though, I'm studying abroad in France so I already bought tickets to the GPF in December for Marseille. Fingers crossed Yuzuru will be there!! ;)
 

sweetwater

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Btw, my friend's just shared a piece of information from his new book. She said that Yuzu has an accurate 3D whole-body-muscle-diagram in his head and can project it onto himself using his senses as well. This way he can realize while training which muscles are moving and which aren't working. This sounds like a science fiction scenario and I still wonder if she translated correctly. Maybe someone can clarify this?:)

Your friend's translation is correct. He actually said so in an interview in the summer of 2012, and it’s included in his new book Aoi Honoo II. He said he used to enjoy watching 2D muscle diagram in books when he was in elementary school, and after getting his own Macbook Air he started checking 3D version using its app, so he must be quite familiar with his muscles. Even after the 6 min. warm-up before FS of CoC 2014, he seemed like guessing which muscle was damaged saying something about quadriceps of his left leg.

And thank you so much for the link for GPF Gala!:thank:
He was so cute and funny. The way he inserted the choreo of Tatsuki Machida’s ‘Don’t stop me now’ everywhere was hilarious. It’s always nice to see him having fun.:)
 
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Lysambre

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Just excited about the GP assignemnts coming out, dont begrudge us. Yuzu's thread is sometimes easier to talk about stuff than general threads.

Nonetheless, this is a Yuzu fan thread, and Alia Jackson was absolutely right in the fact that the off topics have gone completely out of hand lately.
I was about to ask the exact same thing she did, she just beat me to it.

It's great that you are excited, we are too, but I don't come on the Yuzu fan thread to read about Kolyada, or Javier, or any other skater, especially when it's that many pages.

It's not about us begrudging your excitement, it's about people respecting threads' topics and the people who read them.
 

Rissa

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Nonetheless, this is a Yuzu fan thread, and Alia Jackson was absolutely right in the fact that the off topics have gone completely out of hand lately.
I was about to ask the exact same thing she did, she just beat me to it.

It's great that you are excited, we are too, but I don't come on the Yuzu fan thread to read about Kolyada, or Javier, or any other skater, especially when it's that many pages.

It's not about us begrudging your excitement, it's about people respecting threads' topics and the people who read them.
Lol, it kinda sounds like it is. And it's already moved along on its own a few pages ago, with you being the one stretching the topic, so what's your point? Scrolling for 10 seconds doesn't hurt, you know.
 
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PatricksGaze

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If you do get it tell us about it :biggrin:. I saw some images that come inside the book, they are really nice :luv17:

I was waiting for someone to ask you thereafter but here we go; do you have a source to some pictures from his book?:laugh:
 

hamaguri

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Thanks fireovertheice and Lys! Yuzu fans are truly lovely. We do hard work to share his performances with other fans all over the world! Your works really made my heart warm!:)

@hamaguri, I am sorry that the video is geoblocked for someone. I checked on dailymotion but I didn’t find the video with these subs. But I don’t know very well that platform.
I write down here some of their comments, because for me it is useful to watch again and remember what Yuzuru accomplished in this season, independently of the scores. And I was so sorry that after Worlds also some of his fans seemed have already forgotten all that.
OMG! You are so sweet! No sorry! Thanks for your further work! I can enjoy reading your text itself. You are a good writer! Also for me, it was happy time to think back his performance this off season.

The best come at the end of the program, when they feel rightly more free to speak without disturbing who was watching the performance (from 5:45 mins).
“MA: (his usual phrase for yuzu) Welcome on planet Hanyu! Population one: HIM.
AD: we saw him here in a close-up. T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C! 120! (laughing in joy). It’s impressive, Massimilano. It is really disarming in a competition where we saw such high level technical content, Yuzuru goes out in the rink and gift us another record.”

I really love this sentence! I want to hear it more and more this and next season!
And again at 6:30
“MA: now the dilemma is the following: in front such a program, you judge who are sitting rink side, how can you not give 10 to choreography, interpretation, skating skills – because the variety of the steps and the flow that you can see here it’s a rare thing – performance is 10 by right…And the last 10 …since the last component always follows the other four, just give 10 for everything and stop.
…No because this is 10. It is 10. Game over: 100!
AD: it is crazy, CRAZY. And here how much we can go higher over 300? 330? Can we go to 330?
MA: in my opinion, we are at 330 in total. This is a program that can’t get less than 220, c’mon. Because it must 100 on pcs.
AD: (laughing in joy) Astounding! I don’t think it will get 100, but we won’t be that far
MA: how many North American judges are there? From USA? Let’s check. Because from there we can know if he will get 100. They are those who criticize Hanyu. They, who have Jason Brown (the ton of these sentence in Italian is quite ironic, obviously).
AD: Just one
MA: Eh, that one could give some problems.
AD: But you know the lowest score gets dropped, so…
MA: the lowest score gets dropped, that’s true.
AD: Crazy. Impressive. This athlete is astounding. And he didn’t let other amazing performances affect him

They really admire and support yuzu and his way. We know there are some criticisms, but they show their support on TV. I feel so grateful. to them.

“AD: (….) but still it is tremendous. Unbelievable (…) this athlete is hammering program after program, with the highest difficulty and with an impressive consistency. Actually, I don’t have the right words to explain this.
This expression is funny!
MA: in the last two weeks Yuzuru Hanyu gave himself the luxury and gave us the honour to watch four perfect programs
AD: Crazy! And what kind of programs.
MA: And we already knows that he is going to say: “No, but I can do better, because I didn’t like I did the steps sequence, I can improve on the spins…” He is like that!AD: Indeed

I busted out laughing to read this! Oh, no, they well know his character, PERFECTIONALIST! :rofl:

Thanks again! It feels like the commentary is actors! Their tone of voice, intonation, dramatic effect, truly nice. :yay:

Yes I am and thank you :)

DailyMotion blocked GPF FP as well, so we tried and found another platform where to upload them: so far it seems that on vimeo they can be viewed by all :)

Thanks! Sony geoblock really bothers us. Im just impressed how much you make an effort just to share them. But it deserves! Thank you for all works. Their both two commentary itself is a kind of masterpiece! i feel like watching a movie! (it may be partly because i've watched so many Italian movies. I cant do Italian, but am familier with the rythm, feeling, sounds of Italian.) I remember the word " IMPRESSIONANTE "(NHK SP)! :laugh:

You are going to SC? I hope you’ll have a wonderful time there. The competition itself feels exciting to see the members. :agree:
 
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daisy616

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I read the book today.
The pictures are beautiful(there are many), but the content is...:drama::drama::drama:
It's quite shocking and horrifying to know the details of Yuzu's injuries and disease:scowl:
I was almost about to faint reading some parts. Yuzu is not dramatizing anything but just plainly
explains the fact, then it's even more horrifying.
After reading the book, I thought "Is this worth it?" Apparently he thinks so.
I just hope he won't suffer from pains any more this coming season and all through the Olympic season
(if such a thing is possible...)
The last pages of the book are very touching. I love the way he talks about Requiem:luv17:
 

hamaguri

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I read the book today.
The pictures are beautiful(there are many), but the content is...:drama::drama::drama:
It's quite shocking and horrifying to know the details of Yuzu's injuries and disease:scowl:
I was almost about to faint reading some parts. Yuzu is not dramatizing anything but just plainly
explains the fact, then it's even more horrifying.
After reading the book, I thought "Is this worth it?" Apparently he thinks so.
I just hope he won't suffer from pains any more this coming season and all through the Olympic season
(if such a thing is possible...)
The last pages of the book are very touching. I love the way he talks about Requiem:luv17:

:cry:
Still ive not read this, maybe i cant read...
 

Hanmgse

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I read the book today.
The pictures are beautiful(there are many), but the content is...:drama::drama::drama:
It's quite shocking and horrifying to know the details of Yuzu's injuries and disease:scowl:
I was almost about to faint reading some parts. Yuzu is not dramatizing anything but just plainly
explains the fact, then it's even more horrifying.
After reading the book, I thought "Is this worth it?" Apparently he thinks so.
I just hope he won't suffer from pains any more this coming season and all through the Olympic season
(if such a thing is possible...)
The last pages of the book are very touching. I love the way he talks about Requiem:luv17:
Oh god :drama:
 

daisy616

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:cry:
Still ive not read this, maybe i cant read...

It is like a horror movie::eek:
Sorry, I'm frightening you.
The pictures are great and some of what Yuzu says are very interesting, and
more than anything, this is a charity book, so you have to buy it! :agree:
 

PatricksGaze

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I read the book today.
The pictures are beautiful(there are many), but the content is...:drama::drama::drama:
It's quite shocking and horrifying to know the details of Yuzu's injuries and disease:scowl:
I was almost about to faint reading some parts. Yuzu is not dramatizing anything but just plainly
explains the fact, then it's even more horrifying.
After reading the book, I thought "Is this worth it?" Apparently he thinks so.
I just hope he won't suffer from pains any more this coming season and all through the Olympic season
(if such a thing is possible...)
The last pages of the book are very touching. I love the way he talks about Requiem:luv17:

I hope the book content doesn't include suffering from injuries plus photos only. Well, going to buy it nonetheless though.
 

alia jackson

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Best wishes and prayer for Yuzu continuous recovery and good health for this coming season and many many years to come :ghug:


If unable to view the Blue Flames II photos from FB here are some on tumblr #1, #2, #3, #4


Ioanna shared some photos of Yuzu & team at DOI 2015 in JT thread as follows
Great poster from Dreams On Ice, a collage of pictures from Dreams On Ice 2015.
https://67.media.tumblr.com/ef9047777ac097bd06dc5173929e11c4/tumblr_o9mqtav9ID1qfbp2ao1_540.png
Larger version of one of the photos http://seobiiiiieluv.tumblr.com/post/146755309052


Shared by Echo Cheng @YHIFG fb
"A sweet moment when Yuzu shared his gold medal after Sochi to a little girl training at Cricket Club. This photo shared by a weibo fan who took it with permission from its owner. Thank both of them."
 
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Hanmgse

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Best wishes and prayer for Yuzu continuous recovery and good health for this coming season and many many years to come :ghug:


If unable to view the Blue Flames II photos from FB here are some on tumblr #1, #2, #3, #4


Ioanna shared some photos of Yuzu & team at DOI 2015 in JT thread as follows




Shared by Echo Cheng @YHIFG fb
"A sweet moment when Yuzu shared his gold medal after Sochi to a little girl training at Cricket Club. This photo shared by a weibo fan who took it with permission from its owner. Thank both of them."
what a sweet photo! :love:
 

PatricksGaze

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Best wishes and prayer for Yuzu continuous recovery and good health for this coming season and many many years to come :ghug:

Ioanna shared some photos of Yuzu & team at DOI 2015 in JT thread as follows

It looks like Yuzu's checking Machida in one of the pictures, maybe he had a bruise. I suddenly recalled how involved people stated that Yuzu tended to take a caring and responsible role to support his surroundings at the time of shows :agree: Great thing they get along so well.
So happy for him being this joyful around his juniors. Hopefully next midseason he'll have fun again.
 

alia jackson

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This photo triggers curiosity......is it A, B or C? :laugh:

P&G Yuzu Days drawings #1, #2, #3, #4, #5



Real life Sakamoto desu ga? :noshake:

Background on Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto). The incredibly cool and popular Sakamoto, a genius who is well liked by both girls and boys. Despite the strange situations he may be in, Sakamoto always manages to fix the problem in absolute perfection while still being over the top..... Although he acts strangely sometimes (such as doing weird poses or acting sneakily), it only adds to his coolness. Sakamoto has a range of 'secret skills' which allow him to do various things, such as catch bugs or blow bubbles. :shocked:
 
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alia jackson

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P&G Yuzu Days interview translated by @Yuzusorbet, source: P&G myrepi

YUZU DAYS (30 June 2016) : What figure skating taught me – the stage called the world.

The stage called the world

–It’s a dream, it’s also a wall (challenge)–
When I was little, my home rink was my world. Then from junior to senior. And from Japan to the world. I feel that my stage has gradually grown bigger. When I started to skate in the world, it was really like a dream. Until then, it was a world that existed only on TV, so I was continually surprised and amazed by everything. Same as when I first arrived in Canada, everything was exciting and every day was a day of discovery. Competing in the world, I feel the magnitude of it, and at the same time, I also feel the big wall (challenge) of the reality that there are many great skaters who can do things that I cannot do.

–What I should, it’s just one thing!–
Competing on the world stage, there are many areas that are different from Japan. In order to win, you have to master high level skills, and mental strength is also needed. Because the climate, environment and food are all different, you have to manage and take care of your own physical condition. But whether in Japan or in the world, what I have to do is the same. When I think ‘I want to win!’ in the world of high level skaters, there is nothing else but to keep polishing myself (keep improving). I am able to say this now, but the old me could not say something like this.

About fans throughout the world

–No matter what kind of support, I’m happy–
There is tremendous energy in the support of fans and it always reaches the heart. The feelings of fans who support athletes are the same, no matter what country they are from. But there is a difference in the manner of support. There are fans who like to cosplay to show their support (t/n. I think he means fans who wear Pooh costumes), and there are fans who fill the rink with lots of presents…. the customs and culture of hospitality of the country are shown, and the unique and enthusiastic support raises the excitement level. To support a single athlete, all become united as one, it is something amazing and very happy.

–I want to turn the support into strength–
When the support power is very strong, sometimes I will feel the pressure, in a good sense. Turning that pressure into my own strength is a way of paying back (or living up to) that support. Each time I perform, various sounds arise from the audience area. Depending on the content of the performance, there are expectations, relief, disappointment, etc, but as I skate, the air of the venue moves. I really enjoy that sense of oneness with the whole place and the sense of presence.

To people who are aiming to (compete in) the world

–Do not be afraid of failure or detours–
It is good if it can become good advice to my juniors in the future, but I feel that I am not in that position yet. My mantra is just “Nothing is a waste.” So even if you take a detour or if you fail, it is a 100% opportunity to reflect and think. It may seem like a waste at that time, but some day it will certainly become food for thought on how not to fail again. Sometimes detours (or a roundabout way) become the shortcut in terms of results. So, the things that you want to do, take on the challenge without fear and cherish the experience. That’s what I wish for them.

Yuzuru Hanyu, the university student

I am in the Faculty of Human Sciences 「人間科学部」 and now my major is 「人間情報科学科」(Human Information Science). What kind of study is that? The world is overflowing with information; by what system do people encounter the information, receive it, judge that it is right and continue into action? On what basis do they do that? Data is analysed and many things are capitalised on. I’m learning about the information processing ability of humans, the way they deal with information, of course some things are related to sports and some have nothing to do with sports, such as how changing the position of an office desk affects efficiency and also environmental design with the study of an actual company as an example. To do one report every week is really tough but I work hard to hand them in.

[This 1st series of Yuzu Days has ended. The 2nd series will start in autumn.]
 
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