I'll admit I wasn't paying close attention to men's skating at the time, but I don't think that's totally accurate. Sure, Javi had more quads, but he was only just becoming a name internationally at the same time Yuzu was and had only been training with Brian for one year. Javi did get bronze at GPF in 2011-12 season, but Yuzu won a bronze at Worlds that season. So I'd say their level was about equal, with possibly Yuzu having the more promising reputation (at least that's the impression I get from what I've read/seen).
Those Stay Gold posters just make me think of The Outsiders. I wonder if that book was popular in Japan.