2023 Spring/Summer Ice Shows in Japan (GIFT, Beyond, Notte Stellata, SOI, PIW, BOI, FaOI,The Ice)

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Quite a few ice shows in Japan have been announced lately, so I tried to compile a list.
Note 1: if you find spelling errors (especially about the names), feel free to correct them.
Note 2: the organizers continue to add more information, including invited skaters. Please check the latest information at each official website.


Gift (Yuzuru Hanyu Ice Story 2023)
https://gift-official.jp/
2/26 - Tokyo
Yuzuru Hanyu

Beyond
https://beyond-maotour.jp/ 
Ongoing until 6/11- Various Places
Mao Asada, Yamato Tamura, Haruka Imai, Ryo Shibata and others (please see the website for the complete list of skaters)

Yuzuru Hanyu: Notte Stellata
https://nottestellata.com/
3/10-3/12 - Miyagi
Yuzuru Hanyu, Kohei Uchimura (Olympic gold medal gymnast), Jason Brown, Shae-Lynn Bourne-Turok, Satoko Miyahara, Akiko Suzuki, Keiji Tanaka, Takahito Mura, Rika Hongo, Violetta Afanasieva

Stars on Ice (SOI) Japan
https://figureskate-soi.com/2023/
3/30-4/1 - Osaka
4/3-4/5 - Oushu, Iwate
4/6-4/9 – Yokohama, Kanagawa
Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno, Kazuki Tomono, Jason Brown, Sota Yamamoto, Ilia Malinin, Koshiro Shimada, Kaori Sakamoto, Satoko Miyahara, Mai Mihara, Rinka Watanabe, Mao Shimada, Hana Yoshida, Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier, Riku Miura & Ryuichi Kihara, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier

Bloom on Ice (BOI)
https://kyotouji-ice.jp/bloom-on-ice-2023/
4/22-4/23 - Kyoto
Special guests: Kana Muramoto & Daisuke Takahashi
Skaters who belong to Kinoshita Academy, including Mao Shimada, Hana Yoshida, Koshiro Shimada, Riku Miura & Ryuichi Kihara

Prince Ice World (PIW)
https://www.princeiceworld.com/
4/29-4/30, 5/3-5/5 – Yokohama, Kanagawa
Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Prince Ice World Team (all days), Nobunari Oda, Keiji Tanaka, Kana Muramoto & Daisuke Takahashi, Sota Yamamoto, Kosho Oshima (4/29-4/30), Shoma Uno, Wakaba Higuchi, Marin Honda, Yuma Kagiyama, Kazuki Tomono (5/3-5/5)
6/10-6/11 - Saga
Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Prince Ice World Team, Miki Ando, Nobunari Oda, Keiji Tanaka, Uno Shoma, Marin Honda, Miyu Honda

Ice Explosion (IE)
5/12-5/14 Fukuoka
Kana Muramoto & Daisuke Takahashi, Other skaters are to be announced.

Fantasy On Ice (FaOI)
https://www.fantasy-on-ice.com/
5/26-5/28 Chiba (Makuhari)
6/2-6/4 Miyagi
6/16-6/18 Niigata
6/23-6/25 Kobe, Hyogo
Skaters – to be announced.

The Ice
https://fs-theice.com/
7/22-7/23 Aichi
7/25-7/27 Nikko, Tochigi
7/29-7/30 Osaka
8/2-8/4 Morioka, Iwate
Skaters – to be announced.

Then there will be World Team Trophy (4/13-4/16) in Tokyo, and Friends on Ice (FOI) in Yokohama may be held later August like past years.

ETA: I forgot to include Daisuke's show, Ice Explosion (IE) (sorry!). Too late to put it in the thread title.
 
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Fantasy On Ice (FaOI) announced the first group of participating skaters (they will perform for all shows unless otherwise noted):

Yuzuru Hanyu
Nobunari Oda
Takahito Mura (Niigata, Kobe)
Keiji Tanaka
Stephane Lambiel
Javier Fernadez
Johnny Weir
Shizuka Arakawa (Makuhari, Miyagi)
Satoko Miyahara (Niigata, Kobe)

 
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I didn't realize Yura was skating in shows OR doing it alone these days. Good for her.
Yura Min performed in the Ice Explosion show in early January - clip from her Insta: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnTV8puqYI0/

Yura choreographed her first group number to BLACKPINK -another clip: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnNUtRuKfAH/

Original thread in GSD:
 

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Beyond
https://beyond-maotour.jp/ 
Ongoing until 6/11- Various Places
Mao Asada, Yamato Tamura, Haruka Imai, Ryo Shibata and others (please see the website for the complete list of skaters)
GSD thread here (includes videos):
 

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Yuzuru Hanyu: Notte Stellata
https://nottestellata.com/
3/10-3/12 - Miyagi
Yuzuru Hanyu, Kohei Uchimura (Olympic gold medal gymnast), Jason Brown, Shae-Lynn Bourne-Turok, Satoko Miyahara, Akiko Suzuki, Keiji Tanaka, Takahito Mura, Rika Hongo, Violetta Afanasieva
Jason's 2 photos from rehearsal: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpkJ5MQhIe7/
Many of the skaters' Instagram accounts have clips in their stories.
David Wilson shared a clip from the first show: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cpm-9rXJWJ1/

Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu premiered an ice show Friday marking the 12th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that devastated northeastern Japan.
Entitled "notte stellata," meaning starry night in Italian, the show runs through Sunday at Sekisui Heim Super Arena in Hanyu's home prefecture of Miyagi, which was hit hard by the disaster.
 

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Clip shared 2 hours ago by Jason ("Witnessing two legends at work… absolutely speechless 😱🙌 #YuzuruHanyu ⛸️#KoheiUchimura 🤸 #nottestellata"): https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpqnlukBPSO/

Stars on Ice (SOI) Japan
https://figureskate-soi.com/2023/
3/30-4/1 - Osaka
4/3-4/5 - Oushu, Iwate
4/6-4/9 – Yokohama, Kanagawa
Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno, Kazuki Tomono, Jason Brown, Sota Yamamoto, Ilia Malinin, Koshiro Shimada, Kaori Sakamoto, Satoko Miyahara, Mai Mihara, Rinka Watanabe, Mao Shimada, Hana Yoshida, Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier, Riku Miura & Ryuichi Kihara, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier
Tickets are on sale in Japan now - Malinin is looking forward to skating in the shows there (clip): https://twitter.com/TBS_figure/status/1634723042520891392
 

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SOI Japan rehearsal began in Osaka. They have 3 group numbers.
One of the group numbers is a James Bond theme. Same video is also on SOI's IG: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqZRKD1DejW/

Shoma Uno performed his "Great Spirit" program in the Osaka SOI premiere: https://twitter.com/Dornrschen8/status/1641436312107622400

Satoko Miyahara skated "Jenny of Oldstones" (from GoT) by Florence + the Machine (she recently had new programs choreographed by David Wilson and Shae-Lynn Bourne) - 2 great photos on sponichitokyophoto's account: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cqacgsnpbby/

More SOI Osaka photos can be viewed on this same account, including this one of Satoko & Jason (from a western group number?): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cqac7UeJjCx/

ETA (cross-posting from the Japanese news thread):

Dreams on Ice (JSF's annual national team exhibition) will have 4 performances from Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, 2023 and the first skaters were announced today, March 30, on the website: https://www.onice.jp/

Men: Kazuki Tomono, Shun Sato, Sota Yamamoto, Kao Miura, Nozomu Yoshioka, Takeru Amine Kataise, Haruya Sasaki, Sena Takahashi (Novice A champion, born January 29, 2010)

Women: Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara, Mao Shimada, Ami Nakai, Mone Chiba, Hana Yoshida, Rinka Watanabe, Reina Uezono (Novice A champion, born July 19, 2002)

Ice Dance: Misato Komatsubara/Takeru Komatsubara

Synchro: Jingu Ice Messengers

Usually there are Guest Skaters invited from abroad - TBA?
 
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Stars on Ice (Osaka)
1st day is done!

Piper's IG
Piper's wearing the wrong slippers.
 

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There is yet ANOTHER show that is planned! :eek:

One Piece On Ice
https://www.onepiece-on-ice.com/
August, Yokohama
September, Nagoya
Cast: TBA

One Piece is a very popular manga in Japan and fans are wondering who will act the leading role, which will be announced on 4/2, by making a guess about this picture (whose hand is this?) 😂
It is Shoma Uno who will play the leading role, Luffy!

 

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SOI Japan rehearsal began in Osaka. They have 3 group numbers.
https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1641250030907535362 (Jason's narration)
More Jason vlogs:
In Osaka, part 2: https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1642325908672372736
In Osaka, part 3: https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1641631223675060225
Travel day (charter flight?): https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1642611242224304130
In Oushu/Ōshū in Iwate Prefecture: https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1643305583238340608
Travel day to Yokohama on the bullet train: https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1643792937933852675

Madison Chock shared some memorable moments from the Stars on Ice tour stop in Iwate Prefecture: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cqp52FYrdAg/
Ditto for Piper Gilles: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqpcQKjgm30/ (there's more posted on her Insta)
Satoko's pics: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqqA7o5prBS/
Sota Yamamoto's pics (check out the 3rd one of Kao, Kazuki, Ilia, Sota and Koshiro dressed for the sauna): https://www.instagram.com/p/CqqKCsevdN5/
 
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sponichitokyophoto has posted action pics from the first of 4 SOI shows in Yokohama: https://www.instagram.com/sponichitokyophoto/
Other photos are published here: https://mainichi.jp/graphs/20230406/mpj/00m/050/165000f/20230406mpj00m050205000p

Skate Info Glace's article by Solène Mathieu on the SOI Osaka March 30th show (English translation by Maria-Laura Mitsuoka):
Photos by Alice Alvarez: https://www.skate-info-glace.com/saison-2022-2023/stars-on-ice-photos/
 
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Final 2 3 JSOI vlogs (of 8 total) narrated by Jason:
Yokohama shows: https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1644528917926096897
Thanking the behind-the-scenes crew: https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1644868403851665410
Final show! https://twitter.com/starsonice/status/1645578410322964482

Madison's highlights video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqzzoIdLgas/
Piper's highlights video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqzoPDsghOH/
Satoko's fun photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq0OOLSJNRv/ & https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq0Nbn5JlN0/
Celebrating Kaori's (April 9) and Satoko's (March 26) birthdays on tour: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq0MhPCpvxg/
Alexa's photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqxDaS-udLh/
Loena shared 3 photos from an on ice cast shoot in Yokohama: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqxEVt5u-Xg/
Guest Mao Shimada's photos with individuals in the cast: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq2m1M8p1av/ & https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq2lr7Kp8aH/
 
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Lots of new skaters have been added to various shows.

Prince Ice World (PIW)
https://www.princeiceworld.com/
4/29-4/30, 5/3-5/5 – Yokohama, Kanagawa
Ami Nakai (4/29/4/30), Rion Sumiyoshi (5/3-5/5) have been added.
6/10-6/11 - Saga 
Javier Fernandez has been added.

Ice Explosion (IE)
5/12-5/14 Fukuoka
Kanako Miurakami, Rika Hongo, Shizuka Arakawa have been added.

Fantasy On Ice (FaOI)
https://www.fantasy-on-ice.com/
Kazuki Tomono, Sota Yamamoto, Denis Vasiljevs,
Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara,
Papadakis & Cizeron, Gilles & Poirier, Fear & Gibson,
Acevedo & Campa have been added.

One Piece On Ice
https://www.onepiece-on-ice.com/
Mura Tahahito
Rika Hongo
have been added.
 
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And of course DOI will be held, too.

Dreams on Ice
6/30-7/2 Shinyokohama

Men: Koshiro Shimada, Kazuki Tomono, Shun Sato, Sota Yamamoto, Kao Miura, Nozomu Yoshioka, Takeru Amine Kataise, Haruya Sasaki, Sena Takahashi

Women: Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara, Mao Shimada, Ami Nakai, Mone Chiba, Hana Yoshida, Rinka Watanabe, Rena Uezono

Ice dance: Komatsubara & Komatsubara

Synchronized Skating: Jingu Ice Messengers

Guest Skaters: Junhwan Cha, Ilia Malinin, Haein Lee :giggle:
 
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The Ice just announced the first group of participating skaters - an amazing list!

Shoma Uno
Kevin Aymoz
Jason Brown
Junhwan Cha
Nathan Chen
Keegan Messing
Mai Mihara
Riku Miura &Ryuichi Kihara
Kaori Sakamoto
Kazuki Tomono

https://fs-theice.com/
7/22-7/23 Aichi
7/25-7/27 Nikko, Tochigi
7/29-7/30 Osaka
8/2-8/4 Morioka, Iwate
The Ice
https://fs-theice.com/
7/22-7/23 Aichi

Ilia Malinin
Papadakis & Cizeron
Chock & Bates
have been added.
 

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Prince Ice World (PIW)
https://www.princeiceworld.com/
4/29-4/30, 5/3-5/5 – Yokohama, Kanagawa
Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Prince Ice World Team (all days), Nobunari Oda, Keiji Tanaka, Kana Muramoto & Daisuke Takahashi, Sota Yamamoto, Kosho Oshima (4/29-4/30), Shoma Uno, Wakaba Higuchi, Marin Honda, Yuma Kagiyama, Kazuki Tomono (5/3-5/5)
6/10-6/11 - Saga
Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Prince Ice World Team, Miki Ando, Nobunari Oda, Keiji Tanaka, Uno Shoma, Marin Honda, Miyu Honda
A nice poster by the sponsor company, Oriental Bio:

One Piece On Ice
https://www.onepiece-on-ice.com/
Nobunari Oda
Rinka Watanabe
Marin Honda
Kazuki Tomono
PIW skaters

have been added as casts.
 

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Ice Explosion 2023 (IE)
5/12-5/14 Fukuoka
Directed by Daisuke Takahashi

An article (in Japanese) titled as "Who is the mysterious foreign skater that Japanese fans are buzzing about?"


The article mainly looks back the details of 1st IE show that was held past January but discloses some tidbits about the 2nd show that takes place this May.

Many casts remain the same as 1st show except those who are performing for SOI.
New additions to the 2nd show are Shun Sato, Rinka Watanabe, and David Shapiro.

Kana: Dai-chan watched him (David) skate in Youtube and like "Wow, who is this kid!?" He told me that David is the exact type of what he thinks a captivating skater and he absolutely wanted to invite him for our show.

Daisuke: I just happened to see his skate in Youtube and as I was watching, I found it amazingly artistic skate and I thought, "who is this?" and looked him up and saw more of his performance. And I felt really wanting to invite him for our show and actually wanted to invite him for our January show, but I thought he might compete for US Nationals and, therefore, we did not ask. He was really surprised by our invitation, but told me "I am extremely happy that you, Daisuke, found me and invite me for your show from such a faraway country." I have not seen him skate in live yet and I am very looking forward to it.
 
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Rinkai Sports Center will have a local ice show for its 50th anniversary festival to thank the users and supporters who donated for the renovations of the facility.

5/21/23
Osaka

Daisuke Takahashi
Kana Muramoto
Kanako Murakami
Keiji Tanaka
Tatsuki Machida (will not skate)
Skaters who are currently practicing at this rink
 

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Prince Ice World (PIW)
https://www.princeiceworld.com/
4/29-4/30, 5/3-5/5 – Yokohama, Kanagawa
Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Prince Ice World Team (all days), Nobunari Oda, Keiji Tanaka, Kana Muramoto & Daisuke Takahashi, Sota Yamamoto, Kosho Oshima (4/29-4/30), Shoma Uno, Wakaba Higuchi, Marin Honda, Yuma Kagiyama, Kazuki Tomono (5/3-5/5)
6/10-6/11 - Saga
Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Prince Ice World Team, Miki Ando, Nobunari Oda, Keiji Tanaka, Uno Shoma, Marin Honda, Miyu Honda
PIW's Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/princeiceworld/
(eta) PIW's Twitter account: https://twitter.com/princeiceworld

Clip from A NEW PROGRESS ~BROADWAY CLASSICS~ (ensemble number) at past weekend's opening: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Crnj3ylpk_E/

Sota Yamamoto's photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrqjFW0Pp-x/
Nobunari Oda's photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrqGUFBJ6GF/
4 action shots of Kosho Oshima (including a backflip) by sponichitokyophoto: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrmwC56pFJ3/
ETA - 10 other photo sets are posted on their IG account, including:
Shizuka Arakawa: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crm_kJAJ3Sm/
Muramoto/Takahashi: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crm9_FmpTSq/
Sota Yamamoto: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrmwW6ppOOB/
Keiji Tanaka: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crmwfq1JFQw/
Takeshi Honda: https://www.instagram.com/p/Crm7IudpncA/

Shoma Uno had a new show program choreographed at Great Park Ice recently (brief clip posted today) for this coming weekend's PIW shows: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Crs2RpwJY7L/ & https://twitter.com/princeiceworld/status/1653011467082559489

Daisuke Takahashi's 2nd show, May 12-14 in Fukuoka, has been added to the original Ice Explosion thread title :):
 
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Prince Ice World (PIW)
https://www.princeiceworld.com/
4/29-4/30, 5/3-5/5 – Yokohama, Kanagawa

You can see some performance here:

At1:06 mark, you can watch Sota Yamamot's new exhibition program, Teeth. which is edgy and quite different from his past programs. :giggle:

ETA
Shoma Uno, Yuma Kagiyama, Kao Miura, Wakaba Higuchi (and perhaps more?) are skating new programs.

Yuma's program is Werther choreographed by Lori Nicole and Carolina Kostner.
Photo:

Kao's new progras is Natural choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto
It is supposed to be an exhibition program, but it's structured in a way it can be used as SP, too.
Benoit Richaud will choreograph his new SP and Natural will be a back-up.

Shoma's new program is Come Together
 
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