Ice shows in Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo & Japan Stars on Ice April 2014 + PIW Tokyo show videos

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. rosewood

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    They announced the total amount of the donation on their official site.
    http://www.charity-kobe.jp/

    Donation ¥10,604,562
    Auction ¥5,877,698
    Total ¥16,482,260 = $161,707

    Good job, skaters!! And thanks to all who came to the show and donated for the victims..:respec:

    The cast: http://www.charity-kobe.jp/images/top.jpg
    Daisuke Takanashi(as MC), Mao Asada, Taketo Tamura, Takeshi Honda, Nobunari Oda, Satoko Miyahara, Taichi Honda, Marin Honda, Mariko Kihara, Taichiro Yamakuma, Kazuki Tomono, Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara, Saya Ueno, Ayana Yasuhara and others.

    Links to the video/photo of the charity show. Mao skated Jupiter again. It's kinda relief to see healthy Mao skating Jupiter since when she was skating this ex program she was very thin because of many struggles such as her mom's death, reworking on her basics, and of course the disaster.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSv66DHrMGg
    http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/wp-co.../23ffcc741b8dfc0b4dfb1bb1ec3c96ae-182x300.jpg

    Daisuke proposed the plan of the charity show and this is the forth year to be held. Daisuke hadn't recovered enough from his injury so he worked as MC. Wish quick and full recover for Daisuke! Nobu skated The Last Samurai.

    Japanese skaters have been doing great support since the disaster. One of the reasons might be many of their fellow skaters are from the affected areas, especially Sendai where Takeshi Honda, Shizuka and Hanyu etc are from. And another might be the skaters who were representatives of Japan to be sent to the canceled Tokyo Worlds had conflicts inside of themselves. Many of them said later that they were wondering whether it was good or not to skate in the Worlds( even in re-scheduled Russian Worlds) since many people were still struggling in Japan. Mao was very shocked by the disaster and kept out of the rink for a week. It affected her peeking but she said later that she wished to skate well there to encourage Japanese people who were affected by the disaster. Shame she didn't place high enough to show her Jupiter in the exhibition show. But I was very much moved by the opening/ending of the exhibition show in Russian Worlds, which was choreographed to support Japan in pain. Back to the topic Japanese skaters are still very active for supporting the people who were affected by the disaster. They do skate in the charity shows across the country, hold skating classes for the victim kids, and go and skate in the shows in the affected areas.


    ETA:
    Link to an interview with Daisuke.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK_dteQUtW4#t=17

    Daisuke was interviewed after the charity show. He was asked about his retirement but he didn't answer clearly. He explained like; If he continues competing, he won't quit in a coupe of years, it means he'll aim at the next Olys. It is a big decision. If he retires after this season, it's also a big decision. So he said he needs enough time to consider about his future.
     
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  2. kittyjake5

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    Thanks rosewood for all the info, much appreciated! I love Mao's Jupiter program and Dai is looking handsome as usual!
    I am happy that the charity event was so successful.
     
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    Dennis Ten and Alex Shibutani are killing it on social media. I want them to do every tour together.
     
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    They're fun guys but Maia is also killing it with glamour shots of the ladies. ShibSibs and Denis Ten are Social media superstars who always care about the fans!
     
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    Awwwww This photo is so touching. A 2005 flower boy is a 2014 Olympic medalist!

    SSOI finished and skaters are moving to Tokyo. Ten participated in Osaka Exhibition and Superstars on Ice(in Sapporo), but he doesn't skate in SOI(in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka).
     
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    oops still editing
     
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    Summary of the last night of Superstars on Ice in Sapporo based on the tweets listed on this site. http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2139702863761785701?&page

    Opening -men's group number was cool
    Nobunari ODA "Last Samurai" -landed 3A, looked a bit tired
    Akiko SUZUKI "Hymne a l'amour" -the biggest standing ovation in the first act
    Javier FERNANDEZ "Satan Takes a Holiday" -popped both jumps of the opening cascade, looked a bit tired
    Shibutanis "The Prayer" -both of their skin was very smooth, Maia was so cute
    Dennis TEN "Singin' in the Rain" -nailed a big 3A, his performance rocked the house!
    PANG/TONG "Romeo and Juliet" -fabulous, the throw jump was too big and Tong crushed into the board ((Tong))
    Yuka SATO -new program maybe?, looked like hovering on the ice, beautiful skating as always
    BUTTLE & ROCHETTE(collaboration) "Unsquare Dance" -their SBS jump was wonderfully synchronized
    Takahiko KOZUKA "Bang Bang" -beautiful edge works, he rocked
    Kanako MURAKAMI "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" -nailed 3-2-2, big Kanako smile made the crowd smile
    VIRTUE/MOIR -jazzy program with silk hats, fans waved many Canadian flags

    Men's group number https://twitter.com/AlexShibutani/status/453880117475807232/photo/1
    Tatsuki MACHIDA "East of Eden" -beautiful 3A, more emoting and polished than ever, minor changes in choreography
    Joannie ROCHETTE "Dans mon Esmeralda" -nailed stunning loop, beautiful skating and beautiful posture
    Jeffrey BUTTLE -his moves of shoulders were stunning especially in this program
    Patric CHAN "Steppin' Out With My Baby" -fell on the first jump but nailed the rest, smiled and waved to his fans
    Carolina KOSTNER "Sheherazade" -she nailed all the jumps in three programs in three shows, can die for her steps, goddess!
    Adelina SOTONIKOVA "Black Swan" -seems she's improving her expressiveness show by show, freak out by the madness and despair inside of this program
    Mao ASADA "Smile" -clean program rocked the house, Mao smiled and the house smiled
    Yuzuru HANYU "Hana Ni Nare" -skated singing to the music, his fans screamed a lot
    Finale -music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc&feature=youtu.be
    -costume: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkwKcVLCYAALN70.jpg
    https://twitter.com/MaiaShibutani/status/453889019928014848/photo/1
    -Chan lifted Carolina on his shoulders, improving show by show :D
    After the finale, Hanyu and Oda did a quad battle. Oda went for a 4T(fall). Hanyu landed 4Lo!!:kickass:


    Show Brochure https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkxHK8zCQAALB44.jpg
    Chan https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm85ZjCQAAlXe5.jpg
    Adelina https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm9UrKCUAAnsGK.jpg
    Carolina https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm9KuWCAAAkdaE.jpg
    Mao
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm7PpzCIAAQgYi.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm7oBlCEAAyeMu.jpg
    Akiko https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm7zjRCUAAyh03.jpg
    Kanako https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm8AADCMAA93uB.jpg
    Hanyu https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm8LuqCQAAmZGm.jpg
    Kozuka https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm8V_5CQAIDmqM.jpg
    Machida https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm8h2RCMAAYCyT.jpg
    Oda https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm8p8vCEAE9SRM.jpg

    Welcome flowers from the fans :eek:
    Chan https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm9_BWCcAEexKJ.jpg:large
    Ten https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkm9_CaCAAAUyK8.jpg:large
    Mao https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkmtnyRCUAAYoe_.jpg
    Akiko https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkxEpVfCIAANlHp.jpg:large
    Machida https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkmtdc4CYAA-noL.jpg
    Hanyu(left) and Oda(right) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkmsuXlCAAIdYkP.jpg
    Oda(left) and Kozuka(right) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkmsjNFCcAAsplz.jpg

    Farewell dinner in Sapporo. From Alex's twitter.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk07jhWCAAAy8Id.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk0RyrZCIAEe-iW.jpg:large
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk0RyscCUAAgQOk.jpg:large
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk0RyoICIAAZFPE.jpg:large

    Then skaters moved to Tokyo. From Alex's tweets.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk1PQk_CMAAJYog.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk6xiKZCEAAq5qJ.jpg
    Then they found Mao in Tokyo.
    Shibutani's Vlog updated!
    It is the first day of Stars on Ice Japan in Tokyo today!!
     
  8. kittyjake5

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    ^Thank you!:)
     
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    Osaka Exhibition was aired today. Hope we'll see more videos on youtube. Thanx, youtube user!

    Mai MIHARA(Jr skater): ?
    Shoma UNO: "Tanguera"
    MIYAHARA: "Solace" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lprvdoaTXJ0
    MURA: "Love Never Die"
    MURAKAMI: "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-9sbrF28EE
    ODA: "Last Samurai"
    TAKAHASHI/KIHARA: "Fireflies"
    SHIBUTANIS "I Lived"
    SUZUKI: "Hymne a l'amour"/"Love dance" (encore "O")

    TEN: "Singin' in the Rain"/Kazakhstan number(sorry I don't know the name of the music) (encore "Dance Macable")
    KOSTNER: "Ave Maria" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3FrcTqCAsM
    FERNANDEZ: "Aerobic Class" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4md9hWtT3s
    MACHIDA: "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcmtyHNj7mQ
    V/M: encore J-pop "Koi suru Fortune Cookie" with Japanese skaters) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVLVL5-GBls
    CHAN: "Steppin' Out With My Baby" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bXRCNMdwVQ
    SOTONIKOVA: "Black Swan" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0TBjUeTi38
    HANYU: "Hana Ni Nare" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOIHRyr0NmI

    Stars on Ice Japan Tour will be aired on April 16th.


    ETA:
    The original video of "Koi suru Fortune Cookie" by AKB48(J-pop group)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFf4AgBNR1E
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Thank you for the videos!

    After the finale in the first night of Stars on Ice in Tokyo, a Guiness ceremony happened for Mao and Hanyu. Their world record scores for short programs(Mao received in Worlds and Hanyu received in Olympics) are listed in Guiness World Records.

    In the ceremony they had a short interview. Mao was asked about her retirement. Shame she's repeatedly asked about her retirement every time she appears in public. She answered that she needs enough time to consider, and she hopes people will be supportive and wait till she announces her decision. She's skated in shows 3-4 days a week since Worlds. She skates in shows 15 days(at 6 cities) in April. Wish Japanese media leaves her alone in May. Hanyu said he wants to break the record again by himself. And if his rivals break his record, he'll work hard to catch up with them and wants to improve through the rivalry.

    photos from SOI in Tokyo

    Guiness ceremony
    http://az490469.vo.msecnd.net/~/media/essay/2014/04/11asada/mainG20140411TTT0700593G300.jpg
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    http://www.asahicom.jp/articles/images/AS20140411004819_comm.jpg
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    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/20140412k0000m050102000c/image/018.jpg
    Mao
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p2.jpg
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    Hanyu
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p5.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p6.jpg
    Group number of Japanese skaters
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140411-00000092-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
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    Akiko
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140411-00000066-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140411-00000067-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    Kozuka
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p11.jpg
    Kanako
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p15.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p16.jpg
    Machida
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p17.jpg
    Yuka Sato
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p13.jpg
    Shizuka Arakawa
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p14.jpg
     
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    Congratulations to Shiz! Happy News!!!!!
     
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    TV Tokyo aired the recorded coverage of JSOI in Tokyo (evening show on 12th). It was about two hours long coverage. They showed some fluffs too. Shame they didn't show many international skaters. One of the reasons why they didn't show new programs of Canadian skaters might be they are planned to be shown on the coverage of Canadian SOI in their home country. I guess Japanese cable TV station will air longer coverage sooner or later and we'll see more videos of international skaters.

    Programs in each show are listed here
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/tokyo.html#turn

    ACT I
    Cast “What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?”
    Nobunari Oda “Last Samurai" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJLxnKFKJ0Q
    Cathy & Chris Reed “The Addams Family" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYk-DqXNcCU
    Akiko Suzuki “Hymne à l'amour” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGQOsesRY0c
    Group “Wonder”
    Javier Fernandez “Aerobic Number”
    Maia & Alex Shibutani “Michael Jackson medley”
    Kanako Murakami “King of Anything” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syJNu4GeNko
    Tatsuki Machida “East of Eden” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vogCfwJTxs
    Yuka Sato “Clair de Lune”
    Takahiko Kozuka “The Sounds of Silence”
    Shizuka Arakawa “Nella Fantasia” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrIBDdbXFf4
    Group “The Walker”

    ACT II
    Japanese Group “Kazoku Ni Naroyo” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v17-DPSSRxk
    Narumi Takahashi & Ryuichi Kihara “Fireflies” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIrAYmIw5f0
    Joannie Rochette “Shot Me Down”
    Jeffrey Buttle “Counting Stars”
    Carolina Kostner “Ave Maria”
    Qing Pang & Jian Tong “I Dreamed a Dream”
    Patrick Chan “Best of Me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ5MiaDx03A
    Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir “Into the Mystic”
    Adelina Sotnikova “Come Together” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApR_q26iKlw
    Yuzuru Hanyu “Hana Ni Nare” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3iYgpfmVf4
    Mao Asada “Smile/What a Wonderful World” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILpINEx-H70&list=UUhnBU6m4NfUueVYf4Xj0gEA
    Group “Don’t Stop Believin'”

    Fluffs
    SOI playbacks of Mao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey7VIo3V17A
    SOI playbacks of Yuzuru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQeZcDXpks
    Talk: Mao & Akiko & Kanako https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5kX1JW7J4M
    Talk: Nobunari & Yuzuru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wflc6gJgo2w


    As for something new or different, I loved the Japanese group number. :swoon::swoon: It is choreographed for JSOI only. Meaning of the title of the music "Kazoku ni naroyo" means ”Let's become a family." So touching thinking how tough time they've been through together in this Olympic season and also in this quad including the great disaster. Choreography of Machida's East of Eden had major changes from the competitive program and I love this ex version as well. Watching the coverage I was very much relieved since Shizuka didn't fall since she might not notice her pregnancy when it was recorded. I know I belong to the minority here ;) but I loved Adelina's dancability to this difficult rhythm. Even Japanese applause machine gave up catching up to the rhythm. lol

    As for talk videos, Mao & Akiko & Kanako talked about their thoughts on retirement, Nobu & Yuzuru talked mainly about jumps and competitions. If time allows, I'd love to translate and post somewhere on FSU.

    ref)
    the original video of Japanese group number "Kazoku ni naroyo"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ErNjHJuPYc
    its English cover version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Z7eu6rT-Y
     
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    Thank you for the information. I was waiting for the new programs from the Canadians. I guess I have to wait a little bit more. Since I no longer live in Chicago, I do not have the opportunities to see CSOI this year. (Toronto was a short flight from Chicago.) ;)
     
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    Thank you, rosewood! :)
    Just a question... the programs you gave us links to youtube were the only one showed or we stand a chance that more performances will get to youtube sooner or later? Thanks :)
     
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    ^As long as I heard the evening show in Tokyo on April 12th is the only show which were recorded. Usually the coverage of the shows is to be aired on terrestrial broadcasting first. Then longer coverage comes on cable broadcasting. I haven't found any information about coverage on cable but I'm somewhat expecting that the programs of the skaters who were chacked on terrestrial would be shown.
     
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    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    ^It's a good news. The sauce says it'll be "perfect version". So I assume all of the programs(done in the evening show on April 12th) will be shown.
     
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    I didn't think Machida could equal his East of Eden competitive program, but this exhibition version is as exquisite.

    Thank you so much for the links, rosewood, and midori for the news that there should be more links after the full cable broadcast in May!
     
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    Prince Ice World shows in Shinyokohama started today. PIW Tour is the annual one. One can enjoy group numbers by Team Shinyokohama with Takeshi Honda, Yukina Ohta etc. It is also a specific show where the crowd can take photos, hand presents/letters/cards to skaters, and even chat a few words if you're lucky.(Usually people are not allowed taking photos in Japanese shows/competitions.)
    http://www.princehotels.co.jp/iceshow/


    date/city
    April 26,27,29,May 3.4/Shinyokohama(Kanagawa prefecture) http://www.princehotels.co.jp/iceshow/schedule/

    cast:

    guest skaters:
    Mao Asada April 26,27
    Akiko Suzuki
    Tatsuki MachidaPrince Ice World Team
    Takeshi Honda
    Yukina Ohta
    Fiona Zaldua/Dmitri Sukhanov
    Miki Ando April 29, May 3,4
    Takahito Kozuka April 26,27,29
    Kanako Murakami
    Takahito Mura May3,4
    Risa Shoji May 29

    ***********

    dates/city
    May 10,11/Hachinohe (Aomori prefecture)

    cast:
    Prince Ice World Team
    Takeshi Honda
    Yukina Ohta
    Fiona Zaldua/Dmitri Sukhanov

    guest skaters:
    Yuzuru Hanyu
    Akiko Suzuki
    Tatsuki Machida
    Kanako Murakami
    and others(to be announced later)

    ******

    dates/city: July 18-21/Tokyo

    cast:
    Prince Ice World Team
    Takeshi Honda
    Yukina Ohta
    Fiona Zaldua/Dmitri Sukhanov

    guest skaters:
    Akiko Suzuki
    Tatsuki Machida
    Miki Ando
    and others(to be announced later)
     
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    I found nice photos of the skaters in Prince Ice World in Shinyokohama. Fans were allowed to take photos after finishing finale. Many thanks to twitter users.

    Mao
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    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850049082.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHx9lRCIAAk4ms.jpg
    Kozuka
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    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIB38ICEAAdc_i.jpg:large?.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIA73mCEAEhhWP.jpg:large?.jpg
    Akiko
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH5_WNCYAANWIy.jpg
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850050725.jpg
    http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/79da7f48ccfa11e3b95d0002c9d7d580_8.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH6UHiCEAErKm6.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHuhbHCAAAFQMy.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH7hpFCIAEtlZJ.jpg
    Machida
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIOD84CEAMxbIu.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH4QXiCUAAZAi5.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHx5YzCUAMXEDP.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHvohaCcAAhU20.jpg:large
    Kanako
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850050590.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH_UztCUAE2nrj.jpg
    Honda
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH4LhfCcAAIJmk.jpg


    Akiko posted photos of very beautiful flowers.
    ETA:
    Yukina Ohta
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIWhSKCIAEMb4g.jpg
     
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  27. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    source http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2014/04/26/kiji/K20140426008046630.html
    (my rough translation)

    "Philosopher on ice" Machida's new exhibition number fascinated the crowd. April 26th Prince Ice World was held in Shinyokohama Skate Center. Mao Asada(23), Tatsuki Machida(26) and other skaters participated in the ice show. Machida revealed his self-choreographed new exhibition number 'Je te vuex'.

    He was inspired by a photo taken by a French photographer. "I've been under a big pressure and felt almost reversing&#12288;since three days ago," Machida was anxious about how his new program would be appreciated by the aucience. He created his own world and the crowd gave him big hands. "I feel better now since I was told it was good." he felt relieved. "I wanted to create a program one feels like seeing at a cafe," Asada listened to his enthusiastic explanation.

    photo:
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/photonews_nsInc_f-sp-tp0-20140426-1291346.html
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2014/04/26/gazo/G20140426008046880.html

    the photo which gave Machda an inspiration.
    http://www.tokinowasuremono.com/artist-d14-doisneau/doisneau_01_kiss.html
     
  28. Jeschke

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    it's so funny to see how yukina ohta got herself in all those shows despite not really having a
    long and succesfull senior career (i know 4cc win:))
    but it's great to see her always, she's one of all those lost and fallen talents.
    great to watch her skating
     
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Stars on Ice Japan Vlog 2 - Free Hugs, Heads Up, Fortune Cookie AKB48 (5 mins.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4gRuNLiEY

    ETA that rosewood posted the video earlier that showed the off-ice dancing during Virtue/Moir's encore (included in the ShibSibs' vlog above):
     
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  30. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    Since her skating, especially her artistry, was loved by many fans, she's been skating in many shows after her retirement. She's constantly skated in Prince Ice World, so she has core fans. I saw her skating live a few times and I could die for her layback spins and ina bauer. Also she's been commentating on TV. I guess she's still popular among Japanese figure skating fans. Her Japanese language has Kyoto accent and it sounds very soft and easy to ears.