My final thoughts:
I love how he's continuing the pattern of blue SP costumes. Light blue looks gorgeous on him and the details of the top are lovely.
This has the potential to be my second favorite SP of his -LGC is unbeatable-.
The music is delightful and extra special to me since its composer is Argentinian. The opening arm movements are really pretty and I'm in love with the IB with his arm up and the twizzle 3A. And the absolute highlight of the program: the stsq is to die for! It really showcases his ability to interpret and become one with the music. His bright smile and the screams of the crowd gave me goosebumps.
I don't mind the frontloading- I think he's broken the SP WRs so many times that now he must be challenging himself to set a WR with a fully frontloaded program, which would be iconic.
First of all: that #LOOK. I'm glad that he's fulfilled our prayers for a black and gold top. That stunning costume and slicked back hair exude so much power and I absolutely love it. And the feathery details he looks more beautiful than ever.
About the skating: I see POTO-Seimei-H&L as a sort of trilogy: even though the themes and the music are clearly different, those three choreographies are structurally similar -you can just tell they were done by the same person-. Now that a new quad has begun, I think it's appropriate and refreshing that they've tried a different style with Origin, though I'll miss some of Yuzuru's signature FP elements, such as the Biellmann and especially the extended hydroblade and Ina Bauer right on the climax of the music.
Nevertheless, the choreography is amazing. I'm obsessed with the opening head move, that move where he arches his back, all the twizzles in the stsq, the backwards spiral, that sit-twizzles spin entry, the IB into 3A and the back-attitude-leap-esque jump at 3:42.The ending pose is fabulous too.
It's exciting that Yuzu is attempting what might be his most challenging program ever. Origin reminds me of LGC in that sense: it's heavily packed and fast-paced and the level of energy is just as intense- only that it's longer (as it is a free program)! It'd be a miracle for him to skate it clean. If he manages to do it with a 4A then he'll officially become a god in my eyes.
Overall, I'm glad he didn't peak at ACI. I can't wait until he practices his spins, improves his stamina, grows into the choreos and maybe brings the jump-that-must-not-be-named- by then these programs will be epic.
This is my first time watching the debut of new competitive programs so I'm excited to witness how they'll evolve progressively, which will be a new experience as a fan for me.