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Yuzuru Hanyu ICE STORY 2nd 'RE_PRAY' TOUR - Yokohama


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"I'm slipping with my soul every time" Yuzuru Hanyu completes the solo ice show "RE_PRAY"! 


A solo ice show of a rare skater who continue to evolve has welcomed the final day.


Yuzuru Hanyu, who won the figure skating men's single in Sochi in 2014 and the Pyeongchang Olympics in 18, is the planning, script, appearance, and production executive director of the solo ice show "Yuzuru Hanyu ICE STORY 2 The Yokohama performance of nd "RE_PRAY" TOUR" was held on February 19 at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Since I became a professional in July 22, the first solo tour performance started in Saitama in November last year, Saga in January, and the last day in Yokohama, which opened on the 17th of this month. The venue was super-crowded and swelled from the first day, and on this day, the atmosphere was so strange that fans who couldn't wait to start the performance before entering. Some people also rushed from China and Taiwan, and the life-size panel installed outside the venue was full of fans taking commemorative photos, and the popularity was as healthy as when they were active.


The beginning of the fascinating work, which focuses on the world view of the game and the view of life that Hanyu himself thinks is scattered everywhere, starts with "Dream that will end someday". "MEGALOVANIA", "Messary to Destruction" and "Recreem of Heaven and Earth", which received tremendous support on this tour, as well as the famous programs of the active era "Let Me Entertain You", "SEIMEI", "Introduction and I slipped through all 12 songs by myself, including "Rondo Capricioso".


Especially at the time of "Messenger to Destruction", it creates a sense of tension just like a competition. Show off the sharp jumps such as a single 4-turn sarco, toe loop, and triple accelerator. When I finished acting with sophisticated and high skating technology, I showed such a high degree of perfection that I later expressed my true intention, "I finally made it with no mistakes ..."


In addition, a stungy song such as "Ashura-chan" sung by popular female singer Ado is expressed in detailed steps. Make full use of video, projection mapping, and lighting. I grabbed the heart of the audience with intense choreography using the whole body, and the performance of about 2 hours ended in no time. The revolutionary ice show, which attracted a large audience of 7,000 people, ended in a great success.


At the end, Hanyu did not take a break from the Saga performance in January, and revealed that he was "training for about 6 hours a day", and there was also a scene that made the venue noisy. The reason is that he said, "I'm going to slide my soul every time, no matter when it ends," and emphasize that I've been working on every performance with my whole body and soul. " Today's day can be your memory, like a grain of sand. I would be happy if even a little of your emotions would remain," he said.


Before sliding the last three songs, Hanyu expressed his gratitude for the solo tour that started last year, and even showed the ultimate fan service that answers in English for fans who came to Japan from overseas, streaming, and viewers in live viewing.


In the interview response after the performance, I couldn't help but say, "The ice story is once again and again," but "I had a sense of accomplishment that I was able to complete it today. In a sense, I was able to achieve what I had practiced with the momentum of winning the Olympics in my own way," he expressed uniquely. When I got a solid response, I showed my willingness to challenge, saying, "I still want to continue to evolve," and looked ahead.


Hanyu, who pushes his body and spirit to the limit as a professional skater and studies to provide the best performance. His pursuit of the possibilities of skating to the limit will continue.


Interview and writing ● Yasuyuki Yukawa (THE DIGEST editorial department)

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Well written review article about RE_PRAY Yokohama Day 2


Yuzu with his galaxy brain gave us, not just a world, but an entire gaming universe in a grain of sand sized memory, a lovely convenient package to tuck away in our hearts and keep safe for eternity


Poem 'Auguries of Innocence', William Blake 


To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.

There rolls the deep where grew the tree.

O earth, what changes hast thou seen!

There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of the central sea.



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