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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    Thank you for sharing your experience! I’m going to take a guess and say the fabric you saw may be chiffon. As for how thin Yuzu is, he probably really IS THAT THIN. In fact all the skaters I've seen up close are even more thin than on TV or live on ice. I remember seeing Kaetlyn and Gabby in a hotel lobby after Worlds in Helsinki and both were evening skinnier up close.
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    I believe that HMV does a points reward system, I noticed that 2 pts = 200 yen so I think by buying a shirt you get 2 pts and it automatically applied to our orders if we signed up for an account and made each shirt 2300 yen out of pocket plus shipping.
  3. [2018] Continues~with Wings~

    The whole group also did fragments of Hope and Legacy in the opening .
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    Yes, good seats went fast, although center/front rows are very hard to get in any competition (plus the judges get the best seats!) - but watching Yuzu live is something else, especially if you get to watch him in practice sessions. I'd say practices are my favorite part of going to live competition. I won't hold my breath on 2022, but I'd say chances are high he'll be at Worlds in Japan next year.
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    FYI, presale for all-event tickets to the GPF in Vancouver sold really well. I recommend getting your ticket soon if you're serious about this, I'm not sure when single session tickets will be available and what will be left.
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    I just looked up the FastPass system at Tokyo Disneyland and Pooh’s Honey Hunt is one of the most popular rides and I am shocked. I guess Pooh is really much more popular in Japan. At the Disneyland in Anaheim this is one of the rides that usually little to no line (wait time even during a busy season was maybe 20 min the last I went) to the point that it’s not even a Fast Pass ride. I attribute it to the fact that it’s one of the storybook rides that actually isn’t IN the Fantasyland area of the park which is where most kids and families congregate.
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    Is this what Brian meant when he said it’s a good feeling when other coaches watch his skaters instead of their own? They are quite literally watching Yuzu out of the corner of their eye.
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    I think I’ve seen this as well. I believe this was a post 2012 Worlds interview with all of Japan’s medalists. Daisuke was next to Yuzu (I think Akiko was also next to them) while Narumi and Mervin sat behind them. Daisuke was the one that said he was the most masculine.
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    Thanks for sharing your take on Yuzu, I found it very interesting to read! What you said about Asura and demon reminds me a bit of a conversation some friends and I were having about Yuzu and how some skating fans (maybe they are Western, maybe not) see him as feminine. We all find Yuzu to be masculine on ice. I also said if were to characterize him I’d say he’s a competitive athlete first, and Japanese second. What I mean is that Yuzu is of course, very polite and pays a lot of attention to detail in terms of his surroundings. Yet he’s extremely competitive, and that is something typically associated with traditional views of masculinity. At times I think his competitiveness leaks through when he’s not on ice and he says something that shows clearly that he believes he’s the best with a comment that would probably not be taken as humble. Back to someone else who posted about Yuzu coming off as shy in Western media, I think this is mainly attributed to the language barrier and his general politeness. He probably seems quiet to those journalists because he can’t speak as freely in English as he can in Japanese. I think Robin Cousins actually describes Yuzu very well in his Olympic interviews, which I’m quoting here. From Japan Times: “Javi was like me. I wanted to skate for the crowd,” Cousins stated. “I wanted to know exactly how many people were watching me. “There are other skaters, and I don’t know him that well, but I would say that Hanyu is that person who doesn’t need to know who’s in the audience,” Cousins continued. “He needs to know what he wants and he makes them come to him. It’s a different dynamic, but it absolutely is mesmerizing.” From Olympic Channel: ”It’s a calm, I’m going to say. Because some people, they have this exuberance and they have this wonderful performance, and you want... There’s nothing extrovert. It’s actually quite introverted, and it’s very - It’s quite soft and languid. He’s almost ethereal. He does have that aloof... I wouldn’t say tranquil, because you can see it in his eyes. And I think this is what makes him unique. You don’t see the effort. That’s a really good thing. You never see the effort with Hanyu that you see with the other boys.”
  10. General Yuzuru chat

    Yes, it was me who was wondering about Shae’s interview about H&L. I think I have a copy of the CBC interview with her after Worlds which you mentioned earlier. I’ll have to dig it up and check it out again when I have the time.
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    @KatjaThera and @eagle I’m not that familiar with Prince but I thought the program suited Yuzu just fine and I think others would agree, and I think the judges appreciated it too. It’s just that he never skated it squeaky clean so he didn’t get to score too high with it. If he had I expected it would’ve easily been a new WR at the time. Now Hope and Legacy is an entirely different story. It’s without a doubt Yuzu’s most experimental program to date, one with a somewhat vague theme that you wouldn’t guess just by knowing the music. @eagle where did Shae Lynn mention it was about rising up from the tsunami? From what I read it Shae Lynn said it was about Yuzuru’s skating life and Yuzu has said it was about nature, but I hadn’t heard the tsunami expressly mentioned before.
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    I was able to place an order with a foreign credit card. Maybe double check the information you entered, I used a Visa but I know not all cards are accepted. I also couldn't get the site to change the payment method from credit card to Paypal or anything else.
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    I want him to win them all and finally have that undefeated season I've been waiting for since Sochi. A girl can dream, but I'd sacrifice 4CC for another GPF and World gold.
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    Aww I'm supposed to be in SF but later in the afternoon (dentist appointment is eating up my morning). Have fun though.
  15. General Yuzuru chat

    I was at this small medal ceremony and the original question asked was what is your favorite program. His answer was his current programs, but that he loved his old programs like Sing, Sing, Sing and Change (which the translator missed). Forgot to add, this competition result was the pits but Yuzu looked really radiant at this medal ceremony! The first thing I thought when I saw him was that his skin looked amazing here. I think he may have had an interview right before this and maybe they put a little bit of powder on him because his face looked so smooth. He's got great natural skin, but this was a step above what I'm used to seeing.