[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu x Saturday Watch-In – 20220910

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Prologue Hachinohe Day 3 – 20221205

Photo by Yutaka Nagakubo

All articles originally published 4 November 2022

Part 1 | Part 2

Note that the order of Q2 and Q3 in Part 2 have been shuffled around so as to be easier to screenshot.

Translation & Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14, AFT

Part 1: Prologue’s Last Day: “I’m very blessed as a skater”


(while the camera is being set up) I’m so tired I could die, honestly. I woke up at 6am today (laughs) 


ă€€ă€Œăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăšăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠăźæœ€ćˆăźă‚ąă‚€ă‚čă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăšă„ă†ăźă‚‚ă‚ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ăŸă‚ăšă«ă‹ăăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠç‰čに䞀ç•Șæ°—ă‚’ă€ă‘ăȘいべいけăȘă„ă“ăšăŻă‚±ă‚Źă‚’ă™ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšă ăšæ€ăŁăŠă„ăŸăźă§ă€‚äœ•ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ć€§ăăȘケわăȘăă€æœ€ćŸŒăŸă§ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠćźŒè”°ă—ăă‚ŒăŸă“ăšăŻæœŹćœ“ă«ć€§ăăȘç”Œéš“ă«ăȘったかăȘăšæ€ă†ăźăšă€‚ă‚ăšă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠäœ“èȘżă‚’ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšăšă€ćŽ©ă—ăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă—ă€éŽćșŠăźç·ŠćŒ”ă ăŁăŸă‚Šă€ăƒ—ăƒŹăƒƒă‚·ăƒŁăƒŒă ăŁăŸă‚Šă€ă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘă“ăšă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă‘ă©ă€‚ăă‚Œă§ă‚‚ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šć€šăăźă‚čタッフぼæ–čă«æ”ŻăˆăŠă„ăŸă ăăȘăŒă‚‰ă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠæŽ»ć‹•ă—ăŠă„ăă‚“ă ăȘずæ”čă‚ăŠćźŸæ„Ÿă—ăŸăźă§ă€‚ăŸăŸă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚čăƒăƒłă‚”ăƒŒăźæ–č々も搫めおäșŒäșșäž‰è„šă§è‡Ș戆ぼ抛だけじゃăȘăé Œă‚ŠăȘăŒă‚‰ă‚‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠé ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ă“ă†ăšæ€ăŁăŠă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: We saw your tears after finishing “Prologue”.

Y: Anyhow, it was partly because it was my first ice show as a pro (skater). Um, I think that as a pro, I especially have to be most careful about not getting injured. Therefore, more than anything, it’s truly been a significant experience to have been able to finish this until the end without any big injuries. Also, there was of course a gradual decline in my physical conditions like this and many (other) things such as tremendous anxiety, pressure, etc. Even so, while receiving a lot of support from the many staff, I’ve once again realized that I can probably work as a pro (skater) going forward like this. So again, I’ll do my best going forward as a pro, not just with my own strength but while relying on and cooperating with (many parties) including my sponsors.

ă€€â€•â€•ä»Šæ—„ă‚‚æș€ć“Ąă§ă€ăăźć…‰æ™Żă‚’èŠ‹ăŠă©ă‚“ăȘæ„Ÿæƒ…ă ăŁăŸă‹ă€‚

ă€€ă€Œæ­Łç›Žă€äŸ‹ăˆă°2021ćčŽăźć…šæ—„æœŹéžæ‰‹æš©ă§ă‚‚æ€ăŁăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă“ă‚Œă ă‘ăźæ­“ćŁ°ă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ć€šăăźèŠ–ç·šă‚’æ”ŽăłăȘăŒă‚‰æ»‘ă‚‹ă“ăšăŁăŠă€ă‚ăšă©ă‚Œăă‚‰ă„ă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă ă‚ă†ăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ­Łç›Žæ€ă„ăȘăŒă‚‰ă‚ăźé ƒăŻæ»‘ăŁăŠă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸă ćźŸéš›ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠä»Šăƒ—ăƒ­ă«ăȘăŁăŠă€ăă‚Œă§ă‚‚ć€šăăźæ–čă€…ă«èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ăă€ăŸăŸèŠ–ç·šăŒć±Šă‹ăȘă„ć Žæ‰€ă§ă‚‚ăƒ©ă‚€ăƒ–ăƒ“ăƒ„ăƒŒă‚€ăƒłă‚°ă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ăƒ†ăƒŹăƒ“ă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ăă†ă„ăŁăŸăšă“ă‚ă§ă‚‚ăŸăă•ă‚“ăźæ–čă€…ă«èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă„ăŠă€æœŹćœ“ă«ăȘă‚“ăŠèš€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‹ă­ă€‚ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă€ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒă‚żăƒŒć†„ćˆ©ă«ć°œăă‚‹ăšă„ă†ă‹ă€‚æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăŠè‰Żă‹ăŁăŸăȘăšæ€ăˆă‚‹çžŹé–“ăŒăŸăă•ă‚“ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă€äœ•ăŠèš€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‹ă­ă€‚çš†ă•ă‚“ăŒă‚‚ă—ćż…èŠăšă—ăŠăă‚Œă‚‹ăȘă‚‰ă€ćż…èŠăšă•ă‚ŒăŸă‚ˆă†ăȘă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă‚’ćžžă«ć…šćŠ›ă‚’ć°œăă—ăŠă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă—ă€‚ăŸăŸćżƒăŒćˆ„ă«é›ąă‚ŒăŸăšă—ăŠă‚‚ă€ă”ăšç›źă«ć…„ăŁăŸăšăă«ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚ŠçŸœç”Ÿç”ćŒŠăźă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăŁăŠè‰Żă„ăȘっお、ほんたづょっず1ç§’ă§ă‚‚ă„ă„ă‚“ă§ă€‚æ€ăŁăŠă‚‚ă‚‰ăˆă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘæŒ”æŠ€ă‚’ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠç¶šă‘ăŠă„ăăŸă„ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: You also had a full house today, how did you feel upon seeing that?

Y: To be honest, I had thought about this, for example at Japanese Nationals 2021. Back then I skated while seriously thinking how many chances I would have afterwards to skate while being showered with so many cheers and so many people watching me. But in reality, to have so many people watching me even after I turned pro like this, and so many people watching even where my line of sight can’t reach, for example, people watching via the live viewing or TV. How should I say? Skating
I’m very honored and blessed as a skater. There were many moments where I could say that I’m truly glad I’ve pursued skating. From now on as well, uhm how should I put it? If everyone ever needs it, I would like to do my very best to deliver the skating that is needed. Or if your heart changes, I will continue doing my best going forward to put out performances that you can think “Yuzuru Hanyu’s skating is good after all” even if for just a second when you happen to see (my skating). 


 「戝めどă‚čă‚±ăƒŒă‚żăƒŒăšă—ăŠæ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă§ăźć…ŹæŒ”ăšă„ă†ă“ăšă§ă€æ­Łç›Žă€ć‡„ă„ç·ŠćŒ”ă—ăŠă„ăŸă™ă€‚ă“ă“ăŸă§æ„ă‚‹ă«ćœ“ăŸăŁăŠă€ăŸăšăŸăă•ă‚“ăźă‚čタッフぼæ–čă€…ăŒæ§‹æˆă‚’ç·ŽăŁăŠă€‚ăŸăŸè‡Ș戆でもいろんăȘæ§‹æˆă‚’è€ƒăˆăŠă€‚ăă—ăŠăăźäž­ă«ç‰©èȘžă‚’぀けお、è‡Șćˆ†ă§æ›žă„ăŠă€ăƒŠăƒŹăƒŒă‚·ăƒ§ăƒłă‚’ă€ă‘ăŠă€ăżăŸă„ăȘäœœæ„­ă‚’ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăă€ă‚‚ă‚ŠăȘă‚“ă§ă€‚ă‚ăźă€æ™źé€šăźă‚ąă‚€ă‚čă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăšăŻăŸăŸé•ăŁăŠç‰©èȘžăŒäž»äœ“ăšă—ăŠă‚ăŁăŠă€ăăźäž­ă«ćƒ•ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăŸăĄăŒă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘæ„ć‘łă‚’æŒăŁăŠăă“ă«ć­˜ćœšă—ăŠă„ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ç””æœŹăźă‚ˆă†ăȘ、うん。物èȘžă‚’é‘‘èłžă—ă«æ„どいるようăȘ、そんăȘæ„ŸèŠšă§èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă«ăȘăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€‚ăœăČæœŸćŸ…ă—ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚Œă°ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: You said that Prologue is finished and the Main Story would continue, and now you are going to give another ice show in February.

Y: To be honest, I’m very nervous about doing the first performance at Tokyo Dome as a skater. As to come this far, many staff worked out the composition. I also worked out various layouts. Then I plan to add stories to it, write them by myself, add narrations to them, and many other things to work on. Unlike other ice shows, there would be a main story acting as the backbone, and my programs would be in there with various meanings – something like a picture book. I think it’ll be the kind of skating that you can watch with the feelings that you’re coming to appreciate the story. I definitely hope you’ll look forward to it. 



Q: You started to look very fired up today around “Romeo and Juliet”.

Y: I had been fired up throughout the show (laughs).


ă€€ă€Œă„ă‚„ă‚‚ă†ă€æœ€ćˆă‹ă‚‰æœ€ćŸŒăŸă§ć…šćŠ›ă§ă—ăŸă€‚ă‚ăźă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šè‡Șćˆ†ăźäž­ă§ă‚‚æœ€ćŸŒă ă€ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăŒă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă—ă€‚ăŸă æœ€ćŸŒă ă‹ă‚‰ă“ăă€äœ™èšˆă€æœ€ćŸŒăŸă§äœ“ćŠ›ă‚’æź‹ă—ăȘăŒă‚‰ć…šćŠ›ă‚’æź‹ă—ăă‚‹ă“ăšă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠă„ă‹ăȘいべいけăȘă„ăźă§ă€‚ăăźăƒăƒ©ăƒłă‚čăŻćƒ•ă«ă—ă‹ćˆ†ă‹ă‚‰ăȘă„ăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ć‡„ă„ć€§ć€‰ăȘă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă§ăŻă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸă ć€§ăăȘćŽ©ă‚Œă‚‚ăȘăă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šæœ€ćŸŒăŸă§ă‚žăƒŁăƒłăƒ—ă‚’ă—ăŁă‹ă‚Šæ±șă‚ăă‚ŒăŠă€æŒ”æŠ€ă§ăăŸă“ăšăŻă€ă“ă‚ŒăŻç«¶æŠ€çš„ăȘèŠłç‚čかもしれăȘă„ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚ŠăĄă‚ƒă‚“ăšă‚žăƒŁăƒłăƒ—æ±șă‚ăŠć…šéƒšăƒŽăƒŒăƒŸă‚čしどやれたぼはè‡Șćˆ†ă«ăšăŁăŠă‚‚è‡Ș俥にăȘă‚ŠăŸă™ă—ă€è‰Żă„æŒ”æŠ€ă‚’ć±Šă‘ă‚‰ă‚ŒăŸăšă„ă†é”æˆæ„Ÿă«ă‚‚ăȘăŁăŠăŸă™ă€

Q: Did you feel any sense of freedom since it was the last day (of the show)?

Y: Oh well, I was fired up from start to finish. Of course I had a feeling that this was the last day. However, as it actually was the last day, I thought I had to carry on till the end by saving my physical strength and giving my it my all at the same time*. I think I’m the only one who understands that balance. So it was truly a tough show. The fact that I was able to skate without any big mistake, make clean jumps till the end and deliver my performances is, maybe this is from a competitive point of view, but being able to nail the jumps and skating cleanly makes me feel confident, and it gives me a sense of achievement that I was able to give good performances.

*t/n: we think he meant to say æœ€ćŸŒăŸă§äœ“ćŠ›ă‚’æź‹ă—ăȘがら慹抛をć‡șă™ïŒˆă—ćˆ‡ă‚‹ïŒ‰

 ――1æ™‚é–“ćŠă€ăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă‚’æŒ”ă˜ăŸæ„ŸèŠšă«ăȘるぼか。

ă€€ă€Œăă†ă§ă™ă­ïŒˆçŹ‘ă„ïŒ‰ă€‚ćžžă«äŒ‘ă‚€æš‡ă‚‚ăȘăă€ăšăŁăšæ»‘ă‚Šç¶šă‘ăȘきゃいけăȘă„ă§ă™ă—ă€‚ă‚ăšăŻăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă«ă‚ˆăŁăŠă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘæ°—æŒăĄăźæ•Žăˆæ–čă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ć±Šă‘ăŸă„ăƒĄăƒƒă‚»ăƒŒă‚žă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€‚ă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘă“ăšăŒă‚ă‚‹ăźă§ă€ăă†ă„ă†ćˆ‡ă‚Šæ›żăˆă‚‚ă„ă‚ă„ă‚ć€§ć€‰ă ăŁăŸăŻć€§ć€‰ă ăŁăŸăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: Did you feel like you performed the programs for an hour and a half?

Y: That’ll be true (laughs). Without taking a rest, I need to continuously skate throughout the show. Beside that, I think it really was hard to switch between various things since there were a variety of things according to the programs, for example, how to condition my feelings or what kind of message I want to convey. 


ă€€ă€Œă‚ăƒŒă€‚ăă†ă§ă™ă­ă€‚æ­Łç›Žă€æŻŽæ—„ăƒ•ăƒȘăƒŒă‚„ă‚‹ă‚ˆă‚Šă€ă‚‚ăŁăšć€§ć€‰ăȘæ°—æŒăĄă§ă‚„ăŁăŠăŠă€‚ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“4ć›žè»ąăźæ•°ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšă‚’è€ƒăˆăŸă‚‰ă€æ™źé€šăźăƒ•ăƒȘăƒŒă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ć…šç„¶ć°‘ăȘă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©â€ŠăĄă‚‡ăŁăšćŸ…ăŁăŠă€é ­ăŒă‚čっおăȘăŁăĄă‚ƒăŁăŸä»ŠïŒˆè‹ŠçŹ‘ă„ïŒ‰ă€‚ăˆăŁăšă€‚ăƒˆăƒȘăƒ—ăƒ«ă‚ąă‚Żă‚»ăƒ«ăźć›žæ•°ăšă‹ă€ăƒ“ăƒŒăƒ«ăƒžăƒłă‚’ćŸ©æŽ»ă•ă›ăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ç”æ§‹äœ“ă‚’é…·äœżă—ăŠă‚„ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ăźă§ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†æ„ć‘łă§ăŻć˜çŽ”ă«äœ“ćŠ›ăŒă€ă„ăŸăŁăŠă„ă†æ„Ÿă˜ăŻă—ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸă ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă€ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšă§ă‚‚æ°—ă‚’æŠœă„ăŠă—ăŸăˆă°ă€ă„ăă‚‰ă§ă‚‚ăƒœăƒ­ăƒœăƒ­ă«ăȘăŁăŠă—ăŸă†æŒ”ç›źăŸăĄă ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ăĄă‚ƒă‚“ăšæ°—ă‚’ćŒ”ăŁăŸăŸăŸă€ăă—ăŠ1æ™‚é–“ćŠă€ă‚‚ăŁăšèš€ă†ăšă€ç·Žçż’ă‹ă‚‰æœŹç•ȘăŸă§ăźé–“ă‚‚ć«ă‚ăŠă€ăšăŁăšç·ŠćŒ”ă—ăŸăŸăŸæœ€ćŸŒăŸă§ă‚„ă‚Šăă‚ŒăŸçČŸç„žçš„ăȘæˆé•·ă‚‚ă‚ăŁăŸăźă‹ă‚‚ă—ă‚ŒăȘいăȘっど、è‡Șćˆ†ă§ăŻè©•äŸĄă—ăŠă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: Did you skate “SEIMEI” without any mistakes? You made no mistakes throughout the 5 shows; do you think the reason is that your skills have improved compared to when you were an amateur skater or that you have mastered how to do them when it counts?

Y: Oh well. Honestly, I’m working while feeling that this is harder than skating a free program every day. If you think about the number of quadruple jumps that I do, of course it is much less than ordinary free programs
 Just a moment please, I’ve lost my concentration now (wryly smiling). Well, for example, if I talk about the number of triple Axels or the comeback of my Biellmann (spins), I’m doing them by overusing my body. So in that sense, I think I can simply say that I got more physical strength. However, I might have ruined those programs infinitely if I’d lost focus even a little bit, so I think I can recognize that I might have grown mentally after staying continuously nervous for an hour and a half, or should I say all the time from the practice to the actual performances and carrying on until the very end. 

Part 2

――東äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă‚‚䞀äșșでやり戇るぼか。27æ­łăŻă©ă‚“ăȘ1ćčŽă ăŁăŸă‹ă€‚28æ­łăŻă©ă‚“ăȘ1ćčŽă«ă—ăŠă„ăăŸă„ă‹ă€‚

ă€€ă€ŒăˆăŁăšă€ăŸăšæ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă‚‚䞀äșșă§ă‚„ă‚‹ă€ă‚‚ă‚Šă§ă™ă€‚ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“æŒ”ć‡șべかは、もうちょっべ懝った、こういう懝ったもぼではăȘくど、もっべもっべいろんăȘăƒ†ă‚ŻăƒŽăƒ­ă‚žăƒŒă‚’äœżăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ăă“ăźé–“è‡Șäœ“ă‚‚ăƒ“ăƒ‡ă‚ȘべかではăȘăăŠă€ă‚‚ăŁăšäœ•ă‹æŒ”ć‡șăšă—ăŠæ„œă—ă‚ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘ、物èȘžă‚’æ„œă—ă‚ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘă‚‚ăźă‚‚ă€ăŸăŸæ–°ă—ă„æ„ŸèŠšă§æ„œă—ă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăšă„ă†ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă€ç‰©èȘžă«ă—ăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăšă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăŁăŠă„ăŸă™ă€‚ä»ŠćŸŒă‚‚ă€ă“ă†ă„ă†ăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ăźă‚ˆă†ăȘćœąăźă‚ąă‚€ă‚čă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€‚ă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘă‚ąă‚€ă‚čă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă«ă‚‚ć‚ćŠ ă•ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ăäșˆćźšă§ă™ă—ă€‚äœ•ă ă‚ă€ă“ă†ă„ă†æ—ąć­˜ăźă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă‹ă‚‰ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšé€Č挖したようăȘă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăŸăĄă‚‚ă©ă‚“ă©ă‚“ăŸă™ăŸă™é€ČćŒ–ă•ă›ăŠă„ăăŸă„ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă—ă€‚ă‚‚ăŁăšă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ăă‚ŒăšăŻæœŹćœ“ă«ăŸăŸć…šăé•ăŁăŸă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăźèŠ‹æ–č、みたいăȘă‚‚ăźă‚’æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă§ăŻă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă„ă‹ăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠăŠă‚ŠăŸă™ă€‚ă§ă€27æ­łăŻăŸă ç”‚ă‚ăŁăŠă„ăȘă„ăźă§ïŒˆçŹ‘ă„ïŒ‰ă€‚äœ•ăšă‚‚èš€ăˆăȘă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ćƒ•ă«ăšăŁăŠ27æ­łăŻæœŹćœ“ă«ć€§ăăȘçŻ€ç›źă‚’èżŽăˆă‚‹ćčŽă«ăȘă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăˆăƒŒă€27æ­łăźé€”äž­ă§ăƒ—ăƒ­ă«è»ąć‘ă™ă‚‹ăšă„ă†æ±șæ„ă‚’ă—ăŠă€ä»Šă“ă“ă§ăƒ—ăƒ­ćˆăźăƒ„ă‚ąăƒŒă‚’ă€‚ăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăš2ă‚«æ‰€ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ć‡„ăć†…ćźčăźæżƒă„ă‚‚ăźă‚’ćźŒè”°ă—ćˆ‡ă‚ŒăŠă€ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšăƒ—ăƒ­ă«â€Šćƒ•ăźç†æƒłăšă™ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘăƒ—ăƒ­ă«ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšăȘっどきたかăȘăŁăŠă€è¶łă‚’äž€æ­©èžăżć‡șせたかăȘăŁăŠă„ă†æ°—æŒăĄă§ăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăš27æ­łă‚’ç”‚ăˆă‚‹ă“ăšăŒă§ăă‚‹ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚28æ­łăŻæœŹćœ“ă«ăƒ—ăƒ­ă ă‘ăźè‡Șćˆ†ă«ăȘă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€ăăźć€§ăăȘçŻ€ç›źă‚’è¶…ăˆăŸè‡Șćˆ†ăŒăŸăŸă€ă‚ąăƒžăƒăƒ„ă‚ąæ™‚ä»Łăźè‡Șćˆ†ăšă‹ă‚’èŠ‹ăŸæ™‚ă«ă€ä»Šăźæ–čăŒă†ăŸă„ăȘăšèƒžă‚’ćŒ”ăŁăŠèš€ăˆă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă©ă‚“ă©ă‚“æˆé•·ă—ăŠă„ăăŸă„ă§ă™ă—ă€‚ă‚ăšăŻè‡Șćˆ†ăźæŒ”æŠ€ăŒèŠ‹ăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŸæ™‚ă«ă‚ąăƒžăƒăƒ„ă‚ąæ™‚ä»ŁăźæŒ”æŠ€ă‚’æŽąă™ăźă˜ă‚ƒăȘăăŠă€ä»Šăźè‡Ș戆でă‚čッずćˆșさるようăȘæŒ”æŠ€ă‚’ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ç›źæŒ‡ă—ăŠé ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: Are you also going to do the show in Tokyo Dome alone? How was your year as a 27-year-old?  What kind of year do you want your 28th to be?

Well, first of all, I am planning to do the Tokyo Dome show by myself as well. About the staging aspects, I want to make it a skating (show) or a story that everybody can enjoy with new sensations by using some more elaborate things – but not like the one this time – with a wider variety of technologies so that you can enjoy as a performance or a story without using videos in between (programs). From now on, I plan to do ice shows like this Prologue and take part in some other ice shows as well. Like this time, I also want to gradually evolve shows to have a bit more progressive style than existing shows, and do them more often. But for the Tokyo Dome show, I want to do a show in a completely different style that would propose a different view of skating.

And about my year as a 27-year-old, I cannot say anything since I’m still 27 now (laugh). So I don’t know how to say, but for me, the year of the age 27 has become a great milestone for me. I decided to turn pro halfway into the age of 27, and now I’ve just completed my first tour as a pro, with only 2 stops but packed with content. So I think I can finish my year as a 27-year-old feeling that I’m becoming a bit like my ideal of a pro (skater), or I’ve made my first step. My 28th year will be the time that I fully spend as a pro, so I want to continue making progress so that when I look back on my amateur days, I can proudly say “I’m better now” after surpassing that huge milestone. Also, I want to continuously aim to deliver performances that people can accept and admit as mine when they want to watch my performances without looking for ones from my amateur days.

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ă€€ă€ŒăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€‚ăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ć…ˆă«æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ăźăŠè©±ăŻă‚čă‚żăƒŒăƒˆă—ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸă ă€ïŒˆäŒšć Žă‚’ïŒ‰ćźŸéš›ă«ć–ă‚Œă‚‹ć–ă‚ŒăȘă„ăšă„ă†è©±ăŒă‹ăȘり難èˆȘă—ăŠă€‚ç”ć±€æœ€ç”‚çš„ă«ă©ă†ăȘるか戆からăȘă„çŠ¶æłăźäž­ă§ăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă‚’ăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăšă‚„ă‚ă†ăšă„ă†è©±ă«ăȘăŁăŠă€çź±ăŒć–ă‚ŒăŠă€ăżăŸă„ăȘæ„Ÿă˜ă§ăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ăźæ§‹æˆă‚’ć…ˆă«é€ČめăȘăŒă‚‰ă€ăŸăŸGIFTă‚‚è€ƒăˆăȘがらみたいăȘă“ăšă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸă‚æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă‚’éžă‚“ă ç†ç”±ăšă„ă†ăźăŻâ€Šă†ăƒŒă‚“ă€‚æ­Łç›ŽăȘè©±ă‚’èš€ă†ăšă€æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă§ă‚„らăȘă„ă‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă„ă†ăŠè©±ă‚’ă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸă‹ă‚‰ăšă„ă†ăźăŒäž€ç•Șă§ă™ă‹ă­ă€‚æ­Łç›Žă€ćƒ•ăŻăă“ăŸă§ăźćźŸćŠ›ăŒă‚ă‚‹ăšæ€ăŁăŠă„ăȘă„ă—ă€ăă“ăŸă§ă†ăŹăŒă‚ŒăŠăȘă„ă§ă™ă—ă€ăă“ăŸă§è‡Ș信があるわけではăȘă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ăŸă ă€æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă§ă‚„らăȘă„ă‹ăšă„ă†ăŠè©±ă‚’ă„ăŸă ă„ăŠă€ăă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă„ă‚ă„ă‚ăȘæ–čăźăŠćŠ›ă‚’ć€Ÿă‚ŠăŸă‚Šă€ăŸăŸè‡Șćˆ†ă§æ§‹æˆă‚’è€ƒăˆăŸă‚Šă€ă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘæ–čăšæ§‹æˆă‚’è€ƒăˆăŠă„ăäž­ă§æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă§ă—ă‹ă§ăăȘいă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăŁăŠäœ•ă ă‚ă†ăšă„ă†ă‚‚ăźă‚’ă„ă‚ă„ă‚è€ƒăˆăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăă‚Œă‚’æ±äșŹăƒ‰ăƒŒăƒ ă§èŠ‹ă›ăŸă„ăȘăšă„ă†æ°—æŒăĄă§ä»ŠăŻGIFTă«ć‘ă‘ăŠă„ă‚ă„ă‚é€Čă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ă§ă€äœ•ă ăŁă‘ă€‚GIFTă«èŸŒă‚ăŸæ€ă„ăŻă€ä»ŠăŸă§ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠă‚ąăƒžăƒăƒ„ă‚ąæ™‚ä»Łă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăă«ă‚ăŸăŁăŠă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘæ”Żăˆæ–čă‚’çš†ă•ă‚“ă«ă—ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠă„ăŠă€‚ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šăă†ă„ă†æ–čă€…ăžăźæ©èż”ă—ă˜ă‚ƒăȘいですけど。è‡Șćˆ†ăźç‰©èȘžăŻæœ€ćˆă€æ©èż”ă—ă‹ă‚‰ć§‹ăŸă‚‹ă‹ăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠèŽˆă‚Šç‰©ăšă—ăŠăźGIFTăšă„ă†ă‚żă‚€ăƒˆăƒ«ă‚’ă€ă‘ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ç‰©èȘžè‡Șäœ“ăŒçš†ă•ă‚“ăžăźèŽˆă‚Šç‰©ă«ăȘăŁăŠă»ă—ă„ă§ă™ă—ă€‚ăŸăŸăăźç‰©èȘžă«ć«ăŸă‚ŒăŠă„ă‚‹è‡Șćˆ†ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăŸăĄăŒă€ăŸăŸçš†ă•ă‚“ăžăźă‚źăƒ•ăƒˆă«ăȘればăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Q: What is the reason you chose Tokyo Dome, a big venue representing Japan, and when did you start planning for it? What kind of thoughts did you put into the title, GIFT?

Y: The Tokyo Dome project had started before the Prologue project began. However, we had difficulty in securing the venue. So we decided to start doing Prologue for the time being while not knowing how things would turn out at the end. Then we were able to secure the venue. In that way, we were planning Prologue first while also thinking about GIFT. The reason why we chose Tokyo Dome was, well
 honestly speaking, the number one reason would be that I got an offer to do (the show) in Tokyo Dome. Frankly, I don’t believe I’m capable to that extent, and I’m not that boastful, nor do I have so much confidence in myself. However, after being offered to do (the show) in Tokyo Dome and while getting support from various people, planning by myself and with many people, I thought a lot about what would be the figure skating that could only be possible in Tokyo Dome. Now the preparations for GIFT are moving forward with the feeling that I want to show them in Tokyo Dome. And what else? The thoughts that I put into (the title of) GIFT is that, when I recalled my amateur days, I came to think that many people have supported me. So it is not quite like giving back to them, but I thought that my story would start from giving back, and that’s why I named it “GIFT”, as a present. I hope the story itself will become a present to you all, and the programs that I included in that story will become gifts for you as well.


ă€€ă€ŒăŸăŸăŸăŸäŒšć ŽăŒç©șいどいăȘăăŠćƒç§‹æ„œăŒć…«æˆžă«ăȘăŁăŠă—ăŸăŁăŸăšă„ă†ăźăŻă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šè‡Șćˆ†ăšă—ăŠăŻæ±ćŒ—ă§äœ•ăšă‹ă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă„ăšă„ă†æ°—æŒăĄăŻă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă—ă€‚ă§ă€æ±ćŒ—ăźćœ°ă§ă‚„ă‚‹ăźă§ă‚ă‚Œă°ă€è‡Șćˆ†ăźă“ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ăźă€è‡Ș戆ぼ捊生みたいăȘă‚‚ăźă‚’æă„ăŠă„ă‚‹äž­ă«3・11ăŒă‚ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă€‚ăăŁăšă€ă“ăźă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă‚’èŠ‹ă«ăăŠăă ă•ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹æ–č々た䞭に3・11ăŁăŠă„ă†ć‚·ăŒæź‹ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€‚ć°‘ă—ă§ă‚‚äœ•ă‹è‡Șćˆ†ăźæŒ”æŠ€ă‚’èŠ‹ăŠæ¶ˆćŒ–ă—ăŸă‚Šă€é€†ă«ăă‚Œă‚’æ€ă„ć‡șă—ăŠæ‚Œă‚“ă ă‚Šă€‚ăă‚ŒăŒè‰Żă„ă“ăšăȘぼかæ‚ȘいこべăȘぼかはちょっべ戆からăȘă„ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ć°‘ă—ă§ă‚‚äœ•ă‹ă—ă‚‰ăźæ°—æŒăĄăŒçŻă‚‹ăăŁă‹ă‘ăšă—ăŠăźæŒ”æŠ€ă‚’ă—ăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă—ăŸă€

Q: As you mentioned in the explanation of the “Etude” performance, why did you hold the final show in Hachinohe?

Y: Actually, there were no other available venues so Hachinohe happened to become the final stop. However, of course I wanted to do my show somehow in Tohoku. Then I thought, if I’d do this here in Tohoku, as there is 3.11 in this show of mine, Prologue, where I’m envisioning half of my life – even though some might still be hurting from the scar of 3.11, I wanted everyone who came to watch the show to digest those feelings, or rather remembering and mourning about them by watching my performance. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing, but  I wanted to deliver performances that spark some kind of emotions, however small.

 ――æšȘæ”œć…ŹæŒ”ă§ăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠăźç›źæš™ăŻăŸă ăŸă ăƒ•ăƒŻăƒ•ăƒŻă—ăŠă„ă‚‹ăšèš€ăŁăŠă„ăŸăŒă€ăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă‚’é€šă—ăŠăƒ’ăƒłăƒˆăŻèŠ‹ă€ă‹ăŁăŸă‹ă€‚

 「ăȘă‚“ă‹ă€ă“ăźăŸăŸç¶šă‘ăŠă„ăŁăŠă„ă„ă‚“ă ăȘべいうè‡Ș俥にはăȘă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€‚æ­Łç›Žă€ă“ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă‚’æ§‹æˆă—ăŠă„ă‚‹æź”éšŽă§ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šăƒ•ă‚Łă‚źăƒ„ă‚ąă‚čă‚±ăƒŒă‚żăƒŒăšă—ăŠèĄŁèŁ…ă‚’ć€‰ăˆăȘă„ă§ăšăŁăšæ»‘ă‚Šç¶šă‘ă‚‹ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăŒç‰©ç†çš„ă«ă€äœ“ćŠ›çš„ă«äžćŻèƒœă ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăŻæ—ąă«ćˆ†ă‹ăŁăŠă„ăŸăźă§ă€‚ăă“ă‚’ă©ă†ă„ă†ă”ă†ă«çš†ă•ă‚“ă«æ„Ÿă˜ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‹ă€‚ă©ă†ă„ă†ă”ă†ă«çš†ă•ă‚“ăŒăă“ă‚‚ć«ă‚ăŠæœ€ćŸŒăŸă§æ„œă—ă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‹ă€èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‹ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăŒć‡„ăäžćź‰ă§ă—ăŸă€‚ăȘぼで、è‡Ș戆侀äșșă§ă‚„ă‚‹ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒè‡Șäœ“ăŒă€çš†ă•ă‚“ă«ć—ă‘ć…„ă‚ŒăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‹ăšă„ă†äžćź‰ăźäž­ă§ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăźă‚čă‚żăƒŒăƒˆă ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ăă†ă„ă†æ„ć‘łă§ăŻă‹ăȘă‚Šăƒ•ăƒŻăƒ•ăƒŻă—ăŠă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ă“ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă‚’ćźŸéš›ă«ç”‚ăˆăŠăżăŠă€ă“ăźă‚čă‚żă‚€ăƒ«ă§ă‚‚çš†ă•ă‚“ă«ć–œă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚“ă ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăŒăĄă‚‡ăŁăšè‡Ș俥にもăȘăŁăŸăźă§ă€‚ăŸăŸă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ć…ˆè‡Șćˆ†ăźćŠç”Ÿă‚’æă„ăŠă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă‚’ă‚„ă‚‹ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăŻăă‚“ăȘに頻çčă«ăŻăȘă„ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă‘ă©ă€ăŸăŸă„ă‚ă„ă‚ăȘă“ăšă‚’è€ƒăˆăŠă€ăŸăŸă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘæ§‹æƒłă‚’ç·ŽăŁăŠè‡Șćˆ†ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăŒçš†ă•ă‚“ă«ć±Šăă‚ˆă†ă«ă€ăŸăŸæ„œă—ă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘè‡Șćˆ†ăźç†æƒłăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠăźćœąă‚’ă€ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă‚’ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ç¶šă‘ăŠă„ă‘ăŸă‚‰ă„ă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă—ăŸă€

Q: You said that you were still unsure about your goals as a pro at the Yokohama shows, have you found a hint (about that goal) through Prologue?

Y: It gave me the confidence that it’s okay to continue like this. To be honest, while planning the Prologue this time, as a skater, I already knew the logistics and physical constraints, for example, having to continue skating without changing costumes. I was very worried about how everyone would feel about that, and how to make everyone enjoy and watch until the end even with such (constraints). Therefore, my start as a pro was filled with anxiety about whether people would accept my one-man show, so in that sense, I felt quite hazy. After the Prologue this time came to an end, it gave me some confidence that I can make everyone happy even with this style (of show). I don’t think I will do shows that tell my life story that much in the future, but I’ll do a lot of thinking, planning and I hope to continue doing shows as my ideal version of a pro (skater) so that my programs will reach everyone and be enjoyable for you.

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ă€€ă€ŒăˆăŁăšă€‚ă†ăƒŒă‚“ă€‚ćƒ•ăŒ3æœˆă«èą«çœă‚’ă—ăŠă€ă‚ąă‚€ă‚čăƒȘăƒłă‚Żä»™ć°ăŒäœżăˆăȘくăȘăŁăŠă—ăŸăŁăŸćŸŒă«æ±ç„žć„ˆć·ăźăƒȘăƒłă‚Żă§ăŸăšè‡Șćˆ†ăźæ©ćž«ă§ă‚ă‚‹éƒœçŻ‰ć…ˆç”ŸăŁăŠă„ă†æ–čă«ăŠäž–è©±ă«ăȘăŁăŸćŸŒă«ć…«æˆžăźæ–čă§ă‚‚é›»æ°—ăšă‹ăŻäœżăˆăȘă„ă‘ă©æ»‘ăŁăŠă„ă„ă‚ˆăšèš€ăŁăŠă„ăŸă ă„ăŠă€äœ•ăšă‹ăă†ă„ă†äž­ă§æ»‘ă‚‰ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă—ăŸă€‚ćźŸéš›ă«çŻ€é›»ăźçŠ¶æ…‹ă§ă—ăŸă—ă€é›»æ°—ă‚‚ă€ă‘ăȘă„ă§ă€‚æ—„äž­ă ăŁăŸăźă§æ›æ°—ç”šă«ăŸă¶ă‚“ć€©äș•ă‚’ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšé–‹ă‘ă‚‹ă“ăšăŒă§ăă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ăăźæ˜Žă‹ă‚Šă ă‘ă§ăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă‚’ă€ăăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€äœ“ćŠ›ăƒˆăƒŹăƒŒăƒ‹ăƒłă‚°ă‚’ă•ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ă„ăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†æ„ć‘łă§ă‚‚ć…«æˆžă«ăŻăŠäž–è©±ă«ăȘă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăă†ă„ă†ćœ°ă§ă€ăŸăŸă€ăăŁăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă‚’ă€ă“ăźćœ°ă§ă§ăăŸăźăŻć‡„ăè‡Șćˆ†ă«ăšăŁăŠă‚‚æ„Ÿæ…šæ·±ă„ă‚‚ăźăŒă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă—ă€‚ćźŸéš›ă«éœ‡çœăŒă‚ăŁăŠă€ă™ăă«ă€ăăŁăŸăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăŸăĄă ăŁăŸăźă§ă€‚éœ‡çœăšćŒă„ćčŽă«ăȘるぼかăȘă€‚ă ă‹ă‚‰ă“ăă€æœˆæ—„ăŒă©ă‚Œă ă‘ç”ŒăŁăŸăźă‹ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăšă€ăŸăŸæ”čめどè‡Ș戆è‡Șèș«ă‚‚ă“ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă«è§Šă‚Œă‚‹ă“ăšă«ă‚ˆăŁăŠă€çš†ă•ă‚“ă«è§Šă‚ŒăŠă‚‚ă‚‰ă†ă“ăšă«ă‚ˆăŁăŠă€ć°‘ă—ă§ă‚‚éœ‡çœă‚’æ€ă„ć‡șă—ăŸă‚Šâ€Šă€‚æ€ă„ć‡șă—ăŠè‹Šă—ă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă ăăźăŻăĄă‚‡ăŁăšç”łă—èšłăȘいăȘăšæ€ă„ă€ă€ă‚‚ă€ă§ă‚‚ă€ăă‚ŒăŒă‚ă‚‹ă‹ă‚‰ă“ăä»ŠăŒă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă ăŁăŠăŸăŸæ€ăŁăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†æŒ”æŠ€ăŒă§ăăŸă‚‰ăȘæ€ăŁăŠæ»‘ă‚‰ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă—ăŸă€‚ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă—ăŸă€

Q: Hachinohe is a place that has a deep connection with you. How did you feel about your show at Hachinohe and about Hachinohe City?

Y: Uhm
 When I was met with the disaster in March (2011), after Ice Rink Sendai became unusable, I first came to the Higashi-kanagawa rink and was taken care of by my former coach, Tsuzuki-sensei. Afterwards, I was told that although I couldn’t use electricity, I could skate in Hachinohe, so somehow I skated in such circumstances. As they were in power-saving mode back then, the lights wouldn’t be turned on. Since it was during the day, the ceiling could be opened a bit for ventilation. I created my programs and did my physical training with only that light source. In that sense, I was indebted to Hachinohe. Being able to skate the programs that I created there in this place gave me really strong feelings. As they were programs that I created right after the earthquake disaster, they are probably of the same age as the earthquake. It’s exactly for that reason that I want to recall the memory of the earthquake disaster, however little, by thinking about how many years it’s been since then, feeling these programs myself once again and having everyone experience them. While I do feel sorry for evoking (those memories) and making you suffer, I skated hoping that I’ve been able to deliver performance(s) that would make you also think that it’s because (such events) have happened that we have the present. Thank you very much!

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[Final greetings] Thank you very much, for gathering like this for someone like me. Thank you very much. I’ll do my best. I’m really happy to have everyone gathering here like this. I look forward to your continuous support. Thank you very much. Happy holidays! (laughs)

[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Prologue Yokohama Day 1 – 20221104

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 4 November 2022

Part 1 | Part 2 

Translation: @tsukihoshi14
Proofreading: @axelsandwich

Part 1


“Ah, I’m nervous.”

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 「えっべ、7æœˆăźăƒ—ăƒ­è»ąć‘ăźäŒšèŠ‹ă‚’ă•ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ă„ăŠă‹ă‚‰ă€äŒšć Žă‚’ć«ă‚ć…šăŠăźäŒç”»ăŒă‚čă‚żăƒŒăƒˆă—ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăšă„ă†ă“ăšă§ă€ă‹ăȘă‚Šæ™‚é–“ăŒăȘい䞭で、性拹たă‚čタッフぼæ–čă€…ă«é ŒăżăȘがら、è‡Șćˆ†ăźèŠæœ›ă«ćżœăˆăŠă„ăŸă ăăȘăŒă‚‰ă€ă€ăăŁăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸăšăŻăă‚Œă ă‘ă§æ„ŸèŹăźæ°—æŒăĄă§ă„ăŁă±ă„ă§ă™ă€‚ă“ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ăšă„ă†ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă«é–ąă—ăŠăŻă€è‡Șćˆ†ăźäž­ă§ăŻă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ć§‹ăŸă‚‹ç‰©èȘžă«ć‘ă‘ăŠăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă§ă‚ă‚Šă€ć‡„ă„æŠœè±Ąçš„ăȘè©±ă«ăȘăŁăŠă—ăŸă†ă‹ă‚‚ă—ă‚ŒăŸă›ă‚“ăŒă€è‡Șćˆ†ăŒă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ăŸăŸæ–°ăŸă«æ±șæ„ă‚’èƒžă«ă—ăŠă€ç›źæš™ă«ć‘ă‹ăŁăŠă€ć€ąă«ć‘ă‹ăŁăŠäž€æ­©ăšă€é€Čんでいくんだべいうこべを、è‡Șćˆ†ăŒç”Œéš“ă—ăŠăăŸă“ăšă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ăŸăŸă€çš†ă•ă‚“ă«ćŠ›ă‚’ă‚‚ă‚‰ăŁăŠăăŸäș‹æŸ„ă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€‚ăă†ă„ăŁăŸă‚‚ăźă‚’ăŸăŸæ”čă‚ăŠçš†ă•ă‚“ăšć…±æœ‰ă—ăȘăŒă‚‰æŹĄăźă‚čăƒ†ăƒƒăƒ—ă«ă€ăȘăŒă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ăšă„ă†æ€ă„ă‚’èŸŒă‚ăŠă“ăźă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă‚’äŒç”»ă€æ§‹æˆă—ăŸă—ăŸă€

This is your first ice show since turning pro. What is your state of mind going into this event?

Uhm, I started to plan everything, including the venue, after holding the press conference announcing that I would turn pro in July. While there was not much time, I was able to create this while relying on many staff and having (them) fulfilling my requests. First of all, I’m full of gratitude just for that alone. About this show “Prologue”, to me it is the prologue to the story from here onward. This might get really abstract, but from now on, I’ll hold a new resolution in my heart and take one step at a time towards my goal, my dream: what I’ve experienced, and the strength that I received from everyone. I planned and constructed this show thinking that I’d like to share those things with everyone once again and want to connect them to my next steps.


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(Can you say something) about your arrangement of the first 6-minute warmup?

To be honest, when I thought about the placement and the order of the performances, where to put what, to me there was the press conference, then I went back to the past a little bit, there was the Pyeongchang Olympics. After that, I thought once more about how my life has progressed until now, and with the exhibition at Beijing at the very end, I wanted to make that akin to reaching the present. I first skated SEIMEI, which is also a representative program of mine at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Having the 6-minute warmup and skating with all of the lights on, which is unthinkable for ice shows, are all my ideas. To be honest, I wondered what kind of reaction I would receive. Also, I couldn’t help being anxious, wondering how focused I could be doing the 6-minute warmup at a venue that’s not a competition. Actually, I haven’t heard everyone’s feedbacks yet. But my impression after finishing the first day of Prologue is that everyone was really satisfied, judging by their expressions and reactions, so in that sense, I think that might have succeeded.


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Is “A Fleeting Dream” the program that you choreographed yourself?

Yes. It’s the program that I skated after “Romeo & Juliet”. It’s a bit hard to express (the concept) in a few words. What I wanted to put in it when I first choreographed it is that, when I just let the music play as I skated, the cool down movements that everyone likes just clicked into place. It fits this program, or should I say, this song. At that time, everyone did say that they would love to see the cool down routine. As there were fans who said that seeing the cool down alone would be enough for them to be satisfied, my first thought was “well then let’s put it into the program”. After that, I got deep into the song, including its title ‘A Fleeting Dream’… Also, I really really love Final Fantasy X (which was the source of this piece) and it was from my generation. I thought about various things while creating it, including my own dreams. My original ‘dream’ of becoming the 2-time Olympic champion. After that, I once again set my dream on the quad Axel and chased after it. In a sense, I couldn’t accomplish it as an amateur, competitive skater. In a sense, I wasn’t able to become the first person to ratify the quad Axel under the ISU system. In that sense, it might have been a dream that unfortunately ended, so it’s a fleeting dream (lit. a dream that would end some day). Somehow I couldn’t do it although everyone expected me to. I wish that I can, yet I’m so tired that I don’t want to do it anymore. Somehow, the more people cheered me on, the more I was neglecting my own feelings and breaking down. I didn’t want to hear it anymore, but I still want to live up to everyone’s expectations; I intended to express that dilemma I have in my heart (in this program).

ă„ă€ă‹ç”‚ă‚ă‚‹ć€ąăšă€ă‚‚ă†1ă€æœ€ćŸŒăźă€Žæ˜„ă‚ˆă€æ„ă„ă€ă«é–ąă—ăŠăŻă€æŒ”ć‡șをMIKIKOć…ˆç”Ÿă«ăŠéĄ˜ă„ă—ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ćˆă‚ăŠă“ă“ăŸă§æœŹæ Œçš„ăȘăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚žă‚§ă‚Żă‚·ăƒ§ăƒłăƒžăƒƒăƒ”ăƒłă‚°ă‚’ć«ă‚ăŠæŒ”ć‡șăšă—ăŠă‚„ăŁăŠă„ăŸă ă„ăŸăźă§ă€ăŸăŸçš†ă•ă‚“ăźäž­ă§ăƒ•ă‚Łă‚źăƒ„ă‚ąă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă‚’èŠ‹ă‚‹ç›źăŒăŸăŸć€‰ă‚ăŁăŸăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă—ă€‚ăŸăŸă€ćźŸéš›ă€äŒšć Žă§èŠ‹ă‚‹æœŹćœ“ă«èż‘ć Žăźè‡Șćˆ†ăšćŒă˜ç›źç·šă‹ă‚‰èŠ‹ă‚‹ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăšă€äžŠă‹ă‚‰èŠ‹ăˆă‚‹ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăšă€ăŸăŸă€ă‚«ăƒĄăƒ©ă‚’é€šă˜ăŠèŠ‹ă‚‹ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăšă€ć…šăé•ăŁăŸèŠ‹ăˆæ–čăŒă™ă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€ăœăČぜăČăă†ă„ă†ăšă“ă‚ă‚‚æ„œă—ă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă ăăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă†ăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă§ă™ă€

I asked for MIKIKO*-sensei’s help with “A fleeting dream” and the last program “Haru yo, Koi”. It’s the first time that I included this much projection mapping into my performance, so I think everyone’s perspective of a figure skating program has also changed. Moreover, I actually think that the skate that you see if you are in the venue and really close to the rink, from a point of view similar to mine, versus if you look down from above or through the camera are totally different. Therefore, it’s a program that I hope everyone will definitely enjoy in those aspects as well.

*T/N: MIKIKO is a Japanese choreographer and director who has worked closely with J-pop groups such as Perfume and BABYMETAL. She helped create Japan’s hand-over segment at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Closing Ceremony.

Part 2


 「SEIMEIă«é–ąă—ăŠăŻă€ćźŒć…šă«ćčłæ˜Œă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚Żă‚’æ€ă„ć‡șしăȘăŒă‚‰ă‚„ă‚‰ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă—ăŸă€‚æ§‹æˆăšă—ăŠăŻă€ćźŸéš›4戆7秒ぐらいたもたにăȘăŁăŠă„ăŠă€‚ă‚žăƒŁăƒłăƒ—ăźæœŹæ•°ăŻăĄă‚‡ăŁăšć°‘ăȘくăȘăŁăŠăŸă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă‚ăˆăŠă€ăƒ—ăƒ­ă«ăȘăŁăŸă‹ă‚‰ă“ăă§ăă‚‹ă€æœŹæ„ă ăŁăŸă‚‰ă‚­ăƒƒă‚Żă‚ąă‚Šăƒˆă‹ă‚‚ă—ă‚ŒăȘă„ă‘ă©ă€ăƒ—ăƒ­ă ă‹ă‚‰ă“ăă§ăă‚‹ăƒˆăƒȘăƒ—ăƒ«ă‚ąă‚Żă‚»ăƒ«3ç™șみたいăȘă‚‚ăźă‚‚ă‚„ăŁăŠăżăŸă—ăŸă€‚ă‚‚ăźć‡„ăç·ŠćŒ”ă—ăŸă—ăŸă—ă€‚ăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‹ă­ă€è©Šćˆă ăŁăŸă‚‰ç›źăźć‰ă«ă‚žăƒŁăƒƒă‚žăźæ–čăŒă„ă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ć€§ć‹ąăźăŠćźąă•ăŸæ–čăŒç›źăźć‰ăźç›źç·šă«ă„ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŻă€æ­Łç›Žă€ć‡„ăè‡Șćˆ†ăźäž­ă§ă‚‚è©Šă•ă‚ŒăŠă„ă‚‹ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăŸă—ăŸă—ă€è‡Ș戆è‡Șèș«ă‚‚è©Šă•ăȘくどはいけăȘいăȘăšæ„Ÿă˜ăȘăŒă‚‰æ»‘ăŁăŠă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚è‰Żă„ç·ŠćŒ”æ„Ÿă§ă—ăŸă€

Were your feelings during the performance different from when you’re at competitions?

For SEIMEI, I skate it while 100% recalling the Pyeongchang Olympics. About the (program) structure, it actually became approximately 4 minutes and 7 seconds. There were also slightly fewer jumps. Although it would have been dismissed if it were the original program, I purposely tried doing 3 triple Axels, since I can do it now as a professional. I was extremely nervous. How should I put it
 In competitions, there would be the judges in front of me. But having a big audience right in front of my eyes, to be honest, feels like I’m being put to the test, and I skated feeling like I have to give it a try. It was good anxiety.


ă€€ă€ŒăŸăšă€äœ“ćŠ›ćŒ·ćŒ–ăŻæœŹćœ“ă«ć€§ć€‰ă§ă—ăŸă€‚é ­ă‹ă‚‰ć…šăŠé€šă™ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšă‚’5ć›žă»ă©ă‚„ăŁăŠăăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šæ™źé€šăŻćƒ•1ă€ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă«ć…šćŠ›ă‚’ć°œăă—ćˆ‡ăŁăŠă—ăŸă†ăźă§ă€ăăźćŸŒă«ăŸăŸæ»‘ă‚‹ăŁăŠă“ăšăŒè€ƒăˆă‚‰ă‚ŒăȘă‹ăŁăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€äœ•ăšă‹ă“ă“ăŸă§äœ“ćŠ›ă‚’ç¶šă‘ă‚‹ă“ăšăŒă§ăăŸăšè‡Șćˆ†ă§ăŻæ€ăŁăŠă„ăŸă™ă€‚ă‚ăšăŻè‡Șćˆ†ăŒèĄšçŸă—ăŸă„äž–ç•Œă ăšă‹ă€è‡Șćˆ†ăźæŒ”æŠ€ăšæŒ”æŠ€ăźé–“ăźVTRăšă‹ă€‚ăă†ă„ăŁăŸă‚‚ăźă«ă‚čăƒˆăƒŒăƒȘăƒŒæ€§ă€ç‰©èȘžă‚’ă€ă‚ˆă‚Šçš†ă•ă‚“ă«äŒăˆă‚„ă™ăă™ă‚‹äœœæ„­ăšă‹ă€è‡Șćˆ†ăŒæ„ć›łăšă™ă‚‹ă‚‚ăźăŒăĄă‚ƒă‚“ăšäŒă‚ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ăšè€ƒăˆăȘăŒă‚‰ç·šé›†ă—ăŸă‚Šă€ćźŸéš›ă«ă€ăăŁăŠăă ă•ă‚‹æ–čă«é ŒăŁăŸă‚Šă€ăă†ă„ăŁăŸäœœæ„­ăŒć‡„ăć€§ć€‰ă§ă—ăŸă€‚ä»Šæ—„ăźæœăŸă§ă‹ă‹ăŁăŠć‡șæ„äžŠăŒăŁăŸă‚‚ăźăȘăźă§ă€‚ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă€ăŸă ăŸă ă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă„ă“ăšă‚‚ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă™ă—ă€‚ă‚‚ăŁăšă“ă†ă§ăăŸă‹ăȘăšæ€ă†ăšă“ă‚ă‚‚ă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚è‡Ș戆侀äșșではできăȘかったですし、ăȘă«ă‚ˆă‚Šè‡Șćˆ†ăźæ„ćż—ă‚’ă“ă“ăŸă§ć°Šé‡ă—ăŠă„ăŸă ăăȘăŒă‚‰ă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠć€§ć‹ąăźçš†ă•ă‚“ăŒćżƒă‚’1ă€ă«ă—ăŠć‹•ă„ăŠăă ă•ă‚‹ă“ăšăŻă€æ™źé€šăźă‚ąăƒŒăƒ†ă‚Łă‚čトべしどでもăȘă„ă“ăšă ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€‚ă“ă‚ŒăŸă§ăźă„ă‚ă‚†ă‚‹ă‚ąăƒžăƒăƒ„ă‚ąæ™‚ä»Łă«èȘ ćżƒèȘ æ„ă€é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠăăŠè‰Żă‹ăŁăŸăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăŸăŸæ”čă‚ăŠă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă“ă†ă„ă†çš†ă•ăŸæ–čăšé ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăšă„ă†æ°—æŒăĄă«ăȘă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€

What kind of physical strengthening and preparation did you have heading to this event?

Firstly, physical strengthening was truly exhausting. I did the show from beginning to end over 5 times. After all, I normally put everything I have into a program, so it’s unthinkable to skate again afterwards. But I think I have been able to carry myself through till now somehow. Also, there’s a world that I want to express, my performances and the VTR in between them. I wanted to give those things a story line, to create something that can deliver my thoughts to everyone more easily, one that would properly convey my intention, so it was a lot of hard work editing and actually asking those who helped me create it while keeping that in mind. It was something that took until this morning to finish, so of course there are still things I want to do, and things I wish I did differently. I could not do everything by myself, and above all, I think that it’s not common for an artist to have their intention respected this much and to have such a big audience cheer for them as one like this, so I’m glad that I’ve done my best, with all my heart, on all those occasions during my so-called amateur skater era. I’ve felt that I want to continue doing my best with everyone going forward as well.


ă€€ă€Œæ­Łç›Žă€ăƒ—ăƒ­è»ąć‘ăźèš˜è€…äŒšèŠ‹ă§ă‚‚èš€ăŁăŸă‹ă‚‚ă—ă‚ŒăȘă„ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ăƒ—ăƒ­ă ă‹ă‚‰ă“ăăźç›źæš™ăżăŸă„ăȘă‚‚ăźăŁăŠć…·äœ“çš„ă«èŠ‹ăˆăŠăȘă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‚ˆă­ă€‚ă“ă†ă„ă†ă“ăšăŁăŠă€ă‚ă‚‹æ„ć‘łă€ćƒ•ăźäșș生ćČ侊戝めどぼこべăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‚ˆă€‚ä»ŠăŸă§ăŻćƒ•ă€4æ­łăźă“ă‚ă‹ă‚‰ćžžă«ă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚Żă§é‡‘ăƒĄăƒ€ăƒ«ă‚’ć–ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ç›źæš™ăŒă‚ăŁăŸäžŠă§ç”ŸæŽ»ă—ăŠăăŸăźă§ă€‚ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšă ă‹ă‚‰ä»Šă€ćź™ă¶ă‚‰ă‚Šă‚“ăȘæ„Ÿă˜ă§ăŻă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăŸă ă€ăŸăšăŻă€ă“ăźăƒ—ăƒ­ăƒ­ăƒŒă‚°ă‚’æŻŽæ—„æŻŽæ—„ă€æˆćŠŸă•ă›ă‚‹ăŸă‚ă«ćŠȘćŠ›ă—ăŠă„ăŁăŸă“ăšăšă‹ă€ăŸăŸă€ä»Šæ—„ăŻä»Šæ—„ă§1぀1ă€ăźă‚žăƒŁăƒłăƒ—ă ăŁăŸă‚ŠæŒ”æŠ€ă ăŁăŸă‚Šă«é›†äž­ă—ăŠă„ăŁăŸă“ăšăšă‹ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†ă“ăšăŒăŸă¶ă‚“ç©ăżé‡ăȘăŁăŠă„ăŁăŠă€ăŸăŸæ–°ăŸăȘçŸœç”Ÿç”ćŒŠăšă„ă†ă‚čăƒ†ăƒŒă‚žă«ă€ăȘăŒăŁăŠă„ăŁăŸă‚Šă€‚ăŸăŸă€ăă‚ŒăŒç©ăżé‡ăȘăŁăŠă„ăă“ăšă§ă€æ–°ăŸăȘè‡Ș戆ぼćŸșç›€ăŒă§ăăŠă„ăŁăŸă‚Šă™ă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€‚ä»Šă§ăă‚‹ă“ăšă‚’ç›źă„ăŁă±ă„ă‚„ăŁăŠă€ăŸăŸăƒ•ă‚Łă‚źăƒ„ă‚ąă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăšă„ă†ă‚‚ăźăźé™ç•Œă‚’è¶…ăˆăŠă„ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă—ăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†æ°—æŒăĄă§ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăă‚ŒăŒă€ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ăźćƒ•ăźç‰©èȘžă«ăȘったらいいăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Hanyu-san, what do you think your future story will become?

To be honest, I might have said this in the press conference where I announced my turning pro, I don’t have anything specific as a goal just because I’ve turned pro. This is, in a sense, something happening for the first time in my life. Until now, I’ve always lived my life since I was 4 years old with the goal of winning the Olympic gold medal. That’s why I’m in a bit of a limbo right now. But firstly, I’m putting my efforts every single day so that Prologue can be a success, and I focus on each of my jumps and my performances as each day goes by. Such things will probably accumulate, and they’ll again lead to a new stage called Yuzuru Hanyu. And by amassing all these experiences, I think I’ll be able to build a new foundation for myself. So I’ll do my best at what I can do right now, and I want to overcome the limits of figure skating once again. I hope that’ll be my story from now on.


ă€€ă€ŒïŒˆă‚ČăƒŒăƒ ă‚’ïŒ‰ć…šăćˆ†ă‹ă‚‰ăȘいäșșă«äŒăˆă‚‹ăźăŻé›Łă—ă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ăȘă‚“ă‹é­‚ăšăšă‚‚ă«èˆžăŁăŠă„ăŸă‚Šă€æ­ŒăŁăŠă„ăŸă‚Šă€æ„Ÿæƒ…ă‚’èĄšçŸă—ăŠăŸă‚Šă€‚ăŸăŸăȘă‚“ă‹æœŹćœ“ă«ćč»æƒłçš„ăȘéąšæ™Żăźäž­ă§ă€æ°Žăźäž­ă«ă„ăŸă‚ŠăŁăŠă„ă†ă‚·ăƒŒăƒłăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†ă‚‚ăźă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚MIKIKOć…ˆç”ŸăšæŒ”ć‡șă‚’è€ƒăˆă‚‹äž­ă§ă€ăă†ă„ă†ăšă“ă‚ă‚’ć‚è€ƒă«ă—ăȘăŒă‚‰ă€ăăŁăŠăăŸă—ăŸă€‚ćƒ•è‡Șèș«ă‚‚、ăȘă‚“ă‹ă‚ă‚‹æ„ć‘łă§ăŻçš†ă•ă‚“ăźćżœæŽăźæ€ă„ăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŻă€æœŹćœ“ă«é­‚ă‚’èŸŒă‚ăŠćżœæŽă—ăŠăă ă•ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹æ–čもたくさんいるんだăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŠă„ăŠă€‚ć‰ă«ăƒŽăƒƒăƒ†ăƒ»ă‚čăƒ†ăƒ©ăƒŒă‚żăźæ™‚ă«ă€çš†ă•ă‚“ăźæ€ă„ăżăŸă„ăȘもぼが慉っどいど。æș€ć€©ăźæ˜Ÿç©șăżăŸă„ă ăŁăŸăšèš€ăŁăŸă“ăšăŒă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ä»Šć›žăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăŻă€çš†ă•ă‚“ăźćżœæŽăźć…‰ăŒć‡„ăă™ă”ăăŸă¶ă—ăăŠă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€çš†ă•ă‚“ăźæ€ă„ăšăšă‚‚ă«äž€ç·’ă«æ»‘ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ă€‚ă‘ă©ă€è‡Șćˆ†ăŻă‚‚ă†èŠ‹ăŸăăȘă„ăšă‹ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ăŸăŸäž€ç·’ă«æ»‘ă‚‹ă€‚æœ€ç”‚çš„ă«ă€çš†ă•ă‚“ăźæ€ă„ă‚’é›†ă‚ăŠè‡Șćˆ†ăŻăŸăŸæ»‘ă‚Šç¶šă‘ă‚‹ă‚“ă ăżăŸă„ăȘă‚‚ăźă‚’èĄšçŸă—ăŸă€ă‚‚ă‚Šă§ă™ă€

How did “A fleeting dream” express the worldview of Final Fantasy X?

It’s hard to express this to someone who doesn’t understand gaming at all. It’s kind of like dancing, singing and expressing emotions with spirits. Also, there’s a scene in the water in the fantasy landscape. I thought about the performance with MIKIKO-sensei based on that and used that place as a reference while creating this piece. In a sense, I myself also think that there are many people who truly support me with their souls. Back then (when I was performing) Notte Stellata, everyone’s thoughts were shining. I once said it was like a sky full of stars. In the program this time, the light of everyone’s support is blinding. I’m skating together with everyone’s thoughts, yet I don’t want to look at them anymore, but I want to skate with them again. At the end, everyone’s thoughts gather and I once again continue to skate; that’s what I intended to express.

ă€€ă€Œă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŸăŸă‚ˆă‚ă—ăăŠéĄ˜ă„ă—ăŸă™â€ŠăŸăŸæ˜Žæ—„ă‚‚é ‘ćŒ”ă‚ŠăŸă™ïŒˆçŹ‘ă„ïŒ‰ă€‚ăĄăȘăżă«ă€çš†ă•ă‚“çš„ă«ă€ă“ă†ă„ă†ăźă§è‰Żă‹ăŁăŸă§ă™ă‹ïŒŸïŒˆć–æă‚šăƒȘă‚ąă‚‚çŹ‘ă„ă«ćŒ…ăŸă‚Œă‚‹ïŒ‰ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă—ăŸïŒă€

Thank you very much. I ask for your continuing support. I’ll do my best tomorrow as well (laughs). By the way, is this good for everyone? (everyone in the interview area laughs) Thank you very much!

[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu TV Asahi Special – ‘The Never-Ending Challenges’ çŸœç”Ÿç”ćŒŠ æ„Ÿć‹•ă‚’ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă† – 20220723

Part 1

Part 2

Warning: There is footage from the Cup of China 2014 accident in Part 2

Part 3

JPN Transcript: @aoyuzu205, @moonright_yuzu, @_1142cla_ra5685, @XtYwp15RJJjAhKv, @ballade_one, @euBYRocgL6hgbeV, @Vv3fcWGcqtINYOK, @nhl0hfMfPBM9FwX
Translation: @tsukihoshi14, AFT, @axelsandwich,
Proofreading: @marika_yuzu, @yuzueco
Sub (Part 1): @elaine_dunwoody
Sub (Part 2): @anjaheyheyhey
Sub (Part 3): @istanleyff7

This 1.5hr special is subbed and uploaded in 3 parts.

A note on suffixes: Generally, an athlete who retires from competition stops being referred to with the suffix ‘senshu’ (遞手) in Japan and instead is called ‘san’ (さん). In the spirit of preserving this meaningful nuance and in recognition of his intention to continue being an athlete, we have kept this suffix as-is in translations of all media coverage of Yuzuru’s professional athlete announcement.

Guide to subtitle colors and hosts
Momo Ando (female announcer)/TV Asahi Narration: Black text on white background
Matsuoka Shuzo: Dark blue with white background
Yuzuru Hanyu: Light-blue with black background
Shizuka Arakawa: Lilac with black background
Nobunari Oda: Black with light-grey background
Shigeo Takahashi: Brown on black background
Other clips/people: White text with black background

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[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu on TBS News 23 – 20220719

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[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu Press Conference æ±șæ„èĄšæ˜Ž – 20220719

JPN Transcript: @moonright_yuzu, @Vv3fcWGcqtINYOK, @XtYwp15RJJjAhKv, @ballade_one, @euBYRocgL6hgbeV, @aoyuzu205, @_1142cla_ra5685
Translation: @shinjistarxx, @tsukihoshi14, AFT, @yuzueco, @axelsandwich, @yukirinx
Proofreading: @yukirinx, AFT & @axelsandwich
Sub: @Dignatio

A note on suffixes: Generally, an athlete who retires from competition stops being referred to with the suffix ‘senshu’ (遞手) in Japan and instead is called ‘san’ (さん). In the spirit of preserving this meaningful nuance and in recognition of his intention to continue being an athlete, we have kept this suffix as-is in translations of all media coverage of Yuzuru’s professional athlete announcement.

Other translations: There was a live Japanese to English interpreter on the NHK broadcast, whose translation can be found here. However, knowing the limitations and time pressure of live interpretation, the Axel with Wings team decided to do our own translation with the benefit of more time and a full transcript of Yuzuru’s words. As always, though we do our best to check our version with multiple translators, we encourage viewers to consult multiple translation sources and interpretations as a point of discussion and to not treat any one translation as a source of truth.

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu SharePractice – 20220810

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 10 August 2022

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Translation: AFT
Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14, @axelsandwich

Part 1


On August 10th, Yuzuru Hanyu (27), who turned professional having won two Olympics back to back at Sochi in 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018 for Men’s figure skating, and turned to pro held an open practice called “SharePractice” at Ice Rink Sendai in Sendai City.

ç·Žçż’ăźæ§˜ć­ăŻă€ć…ŹćŒYouTubeăƒăƒŁăƒłăƒăƒ«ă€ŒHANYU YUZURUă€ă§ăƒ©ă‚€ăƒ–é…äżĄă€‚ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆäșș生ぼ第2ç« ăŒć§‹ăŸăŁăŸă€‚

There was a live stream to share the practice session on his official YouTube channel, “HANYU YUZURU”. The second chapter of his skating life has started.


Q&As after the practice are as follows. 


Q: What is your intention of sharing the practice session this time?


Well, first of all, as I start to do the activities as a professional (athlete) from now on, I think there are scarce chances to show my practice sessions, or my challenge for the quad Axel.

でも、それでもè‡Șćˆ†ăźç·Žçż’ă‚„ăŁă±èŠ‹ăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŠăă ă•ă‚‹æ–čă‚‚ă„ă‚‰ăŁă—ă‚ƒă„ăŸă™ă—ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†äž­ă§ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ăȘんかè‡Ș戆ぼ、そぼケă‚čăƒȘăƒŒăƒˆă‚‰ă—ă•ăŁăŠă„ă†ă‹ă€æ čæœŹçš„ă«ă‚ă‚‹ă€ăˆăƒŒă€ă•ă‚‰ă«èżœæ±‚ă—ç¶šă‘ă‚‹ć§żăżăŸă„ăȘă‚‚ăźă‚’ă€ă‚ăźă€èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹æ©ŸäŒšă«ăȘればいいăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠç·Žçż’ă‚’ć…Źé–‹ă™ă‚‹ăšă„ă†ă‚€ăƒ™ăƒłăƒˆă‚’ă€ăăŁăŠăżăŸă—ăŸă€‚

However, there are people who want to watch my practices. In that situation, I thought it would be nice if I could create an opportunity for them to watch my athleticism, or should I say, my attitude of continuously pursuing things, which I fundamentally have in myself. That’s why I created this event of sharing my practice session.

æœŹćœ“ă«æ€„ăă‚‡ă ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ă‚„ă‚Œă‚‹æŒ”ç›źă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€æŽ›ă‘ă‚‰ă‚Œă‚‹æ›Čだったりべか、かăȘă‚Šé™ă‚‰ă‚ŒăŸäž­ă§ăŻă‚ăŁăŸăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźă€ă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚ŻăšćŒă˜æ§‹æˆăźă€ă‚ăźă€ćčłæ˜Œă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚ŻăšćŒă˜æ§‹æˆăźSEIMEIă‚’ăƒŽăƒŒăƒŸă‚čă™ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšăŒä»Šć›žăźç›źæš™ă§ă‚ăŁăŠă€‚ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ă‚ăźæ™‚ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ă†ăŸă„ă‚“ă ăŁăŠă„ă†èšŒæ˜Žă—ăŸă„ăżăŸă„ăȘ、è‡Șćˆ†ăźäž­ă§ăă†ă„ă†ćŒ·ă„æ„ćż—ăŒă‚ăŁăŠă€‚ăˆăƒŒă€ä»Šæ—„æœ€ćŸŒăŸă§ă€ăˆăƒŒă€æ»‘ă‚Šćˆ‡ă‚‰ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă—ăŸă€

Since it has been decided hastily, the programs that I can perform and the music that I can play were quite limited, I think. However, skating clean to SEIMEI with the same layout I did at the Olympics, I mean PyeongChang Olympics, was my goal this time.

And also I find myself having a strong resolution of wanting to prove that I am better than I was at that time. So today, I skated that program until the end.

ă€€â€•â€•ç·Žçż’ă§ă€ŒSEIMEIă€ă‚’éžă‚“ă ç†ç”±ăŻă€‚

Q: Why did you choose “SEIMEI” for this practice session?

ă€€ă€Œă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă€ćčłæ˜Œă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚Żă§ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ăźSEIMEIăźă‚€ăƒĄăƒŒă‚žăŒă‹ăȘă‚ŠćŒ·ă„ăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‚ˆă­ă€‚ăŸă ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ă‚ăźæ™‚ă€ăƒŽăƒŒăƒŸă‚čしきれたわけではăȘかったですし、もちろんăƒȘă‚«ăƒăƒȘăƒŒăšă‹ă†ăŸăă„ăŁăŸăȘăŁăŠæ€ă†ç‚čăŻă‚ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă‘ă‚Œă§ă‚‚ă€ă§ă‚‚ă‚ăźæ™‚ă«æœŹæ„ă—ăŸă‹ăŁăŸæŒ”æŠ€ăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŻă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šè¶łéŠ–ăźçŠ¶æ…‹ć«ă‚ăŠă€ăȘかăȘかできăȘかったですし。

ă‚ăźæ™‚ăŸă ă€ăă“ăŸă§çąșçŽ‡ăŒè‰Żă‹ăŁăŸă‚ă‘ă§ăŻăȘかったぼで、ăȘんか今曞、è‡Șćˆ†ăšă—ăŠăŻă‚ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰æˆé•·ă—ăŠă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ăšă“ă‚ă‚’èŠ‹ă›ăŸă‹ăŁăŸăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŒäž€ç•ȘćŒ·ă‹ăŁăŸăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Actually, people probably have a strong impression of the SEIMEI program that I skated at the PyeongChang Olympics. However, I could not skate it clean at that time, and although there were of course other parts that probably made up for it, I must admit that, given the conditions of my ankle and other things, I could hardly give a performance that I had wanted to do back then.

At that time, the probability of my being able to skate that program clean was not that high, so this time, what I wanted the most is to show that I have become better than myself at that time – that would be the strongest point.


Q: You continuously did (SEIMEI) 3 times, and that made us think it is very unique to Hanyu-san.


Well, actually in my usual practices, I could do it 3 times consecutively. Of course, for example, I would omit some more transitions in between, but I do practice it 3 times in a row, so it was a little closer to what you can see at my usual practice. Well, in fact, I can skate it clean 3 times (laugh). I think there was a part where I was spinning wheels since I was too excited. 


Q: There were more than 100,000 people watching.

ă€Œă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ă„ă‚„ăƒŒă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ăźăƒŒâ€ŠćźŸéš›ăźè©±ă‚’ă™ă‚‹ăšă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă€é…äżĄăšă‹ă‚‚ć‡„ăă€è‡Ș戆はè‡Șćˆ†ăźæ„œæ›Čă‚’äœżăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ă‚ă‘ă§ăŻăȘă„ăźă§ă€ăŸă‚ăŠé‡‘ăŒă‹ă‹ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšă‚‚ă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ä»Šć›žăŻç„Ąæ–™ă§ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸă‚‰ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«ă‚‚æ€ăŁăŠă€ç„Ąæ–™ă§ć…Źé–‹ă—ăŸă—ăŸă€‚

Thank you. Well, frankly speaking, regarding the live streaming, I do not use my own music pieces, one thing is that it costs a lot. However, this time, I also wanted to allow everyone to watch for free, so I shared it for free.


In fact, when I think about applying (for the rights to use) the music pieces that I want to use and various other things as well, I think it might cost a much more huge amount of money, so I’ve been thinking a little about what I should do from now on, or how I can do the activities on my channel itself.

ă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźă€çš†ă•ă‚“ă«â€œçŸœç”Ÿç”ćŒŠăŁăŠæ čæœŹçš„ă«ă“ă†ă„ă†ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă‚‹ă‚“ă â€ăšă‹ă€ăƒ•ă‚Łă‚źăƒ„ă‚ąă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆăŁăŠă€ă‚ăźă€ć‡„ă„èŻă‚„ă‹ăȘă‚€ăƒĄăƒŒă‚žă‚ă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă„ă‚„ă€ăăźäž­ă«ă“ă‚“ăȘă«æł„è‡­ă„æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚‚ă†ă€ă‚ăźćż…æ­»ă§ă‚‚ăŒă„ăŠă€ă‚ăźă€ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă‚‹ć§żăŒă‚ă‚‹ă‚“ă ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ăźă‚’ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšèŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăŁăŠă€‚ă‚ăźă€ć°‘ă—ă§ă‚‚ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă«èˆˆć‘łăȘいæ–čă§ă‚‚èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă—ăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠă€ă‚ăźă€ć…Źé–‹ă•ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă—ăŸă€

But I wanted people to know how Yuzuru Hanyu would basically practice, or, people might have a very brilliant image of figure skating. I want them to see that behind such an image, there is me who looks unrefined and is desperately struggling while practicing. I thought I’d like people who have no interest in figure skating to watch it even a little, and this is the reason I shared my practice session.

ă€€â€•â€•ă€Œăƒ›ăƒŒăƒ—ïŒ†ăƒŹă‚Źă‚·ăƒŒă€ăźć†’é ­ă§4ć›žè»ąăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—â€•3ć›žè»ąăƒˆăƒŒăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—ă‚’è·łă‚“ă§ă„ăŸă€‚ç·Žçż’ă§ăŻèŠ‹ăŸă“ăšă‚ă‚‹ăŒă€æœŹç•ȘではやっどいăȘă‹ăŁăŸă€‚ä»Šæ—„è·łă‚“ă ç†ç”±ăŻă€‚

Q: You jumped a 4Lo-3T at the beginning of Hope & Legacy. We saw it at the practice, but you haven’t done it in actual competitions. Why did you jump it today?

 「いや、ăȘă‚“ă‹ă€æœŹćœ“ăŻăȘă‚“ă‹ă€ăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—ă€ăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—ăƒˆăƒŒă«ă™ă‚‹ă‹ă€ăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—ă‚ąă‚Żă‚»ăƒ«ă«ă™ă‚‹ă‹ăšă‹ă€ă„ă‚ă„ă‚æ‚©ă‚“ă ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ăȘんか今曞はSEIMEIă‚’ăƒŽăƒŒăƒŸă‚čă™ă‚‹ă“ăšăŒç›źæš™ă ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—ăƒˆăƒŒăă‚‰ă„ă«ă—ăšă“ă†ă‹ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚

Well, actually, I wondered which one I should jump, such as a 4Lo, 4Lo-3T, or 4Lo-3A and so on. But this time, my goal was to skate SEIMEI cleanly, so I thought I’d choose somewhere around a 4Lo-3T.


In fact, I’ve been steadily practicing combination jumps with the (quad) Loop, and when I think about whether they have high enough success rate to be put into actual performances, or if I need to do such difficult things in the activities that I’d like to do in future, (I think) I might not need to do them since they are not even beneficial in terms of scores, but I just wanted to show that I have a potential to this level.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

Part 2

ă€€â€•â€•ä»™ć°ă§ăźăƒ›ăƒŒăƒ ăƒȘăƒłă‚Żăžăźæ€ă„ăŻă€‚

What are your thoughts on your home rink in Sendai?

ă€€ă€Œă„ă‚„ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ă“ă“ăźćŸŒă‚ă§æ€ă„ăŁćˆ‡ă‚Š4ć›žè»ąăƒˆăƒŒăƒ«ăƒŒăƒ—ăźç·Žçż’ă—ăŠăŠă€ă‚ăŁăĄă‚ƒè»ąăłăŸăăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€‚ă„ă‚„ăȘă‚“ă‹ă€â€œă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠă‚‹ă‹ă‚‰ć›žè»ąè¶łă‚ŠăȘăȘăăŠă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠă“ă‘ăĄă‚ƒă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‚ˆâ€ăšă‹èš€ăŁăŠă‚‹ăźæ‡ă‹ă—ă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă“ă“ă§ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă„ă‘ă‚‹ă“ăšăŻç‰čćˆ„ă§ă™ă—ă€‚ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“æ˜”ăżăŸă„ă«ă„ă‚ă‚“ăȘéžæ‰‹ăŸăĄăšäž€ç·’ă«ç·Žçż’ă—ăŸă‚Šăšă‹ăŁăŠă„ă†æ©ŸäŒšăŻăȘくăȘăŁăŠă—ăŸă„ăŸă—ăŸă‘ă‚Œă©ă‚‚ă€‚ăŸă ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă€ćœ°ć…ƒă‚’é›ąă‚Œăšă«ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠćœ°ć…ƒă§ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠè‡Șćˆ†ă‚’é«˜ă‚ăŠă„ă‘ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšăźç‰č戄ăȘæ„Ÿæƒ…ăŻă‚ă‚ŠăŸă™ă€‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ăŸă‚ćƒ•è‡Șèș«ă‚‚ă“ă“ă§æˆé•·ă—ăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ă€ă€ă‚‚ă€ăŸăŸă€ă‚ăźă€è‡Ș戆è‡Șèș«ă‚‚ăăźćœ°ć…ƒă«èČąçŒźă§ăă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă€è‡Șćˆ†ăŒć€§ć„œăăȘæ•…éƒ·ă‚’ć°‘ă—ă§ă‚‚æ”ŻæŽă—ăŠă„ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘæŽ»ć‹•ă‚‚ć«ă‚ăŠă€ă‚ăźă€é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăšăŻæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

Well, actually, I used to practice quadruple toe loop (in this rink) right behind me, over there, and fell a lot of times. And I’m nostalgic remembering that I used to explain “it falls short of rotation since I do like this, then I fall this way.” In fact, being able to practice here is something special. Of course, I no longer have the chance to practice together with various skaters now. Yet, I still have a special feeling for the fact that I do not have to leave this town and I’m able to continuously brush up my skills by practicing at my home rink. While I want to keep growing here, I’d also like to contribute to this city, and work hard to do many things to support my beloved hometown, even if only a little. 

ă€€â€•â€•ćæ•°ćčŽć‰ă«ă“ă“ă§ă€ć­ă©ă‚‚ăźæ™‚ă«ă‚€ăƒłă‚żăƒ“ăƒ„ăƒŒă§ă€Œé‡‘ăƒĄăƒ€ăƒ«ă‚’çČă‚‹ă€ăšèš€ăŁăŠă„ăŸă€‚ăă‚ŒăŒ2ćșŠă‚‚かăȘăŁăŠă€ă“ăźć Žă§æŒŻă‚Šèż”ăŁăŠăżăŠă€‚

More than ten years ago, here (at this rink), when you were a small child, you said “I will get a gold medal”. And you did it twice. Looking back, what do you think about it now?

ă€€ă€Œăă†ă§ă™ă­â€ŠăŸă‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ćƒ•è‡Șèș«ă‚„っずă‚čă‚żăƒŒăƒˆă«ç«‹ăŠăŸă‹ăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ăšă“ă‚ă§ă™ă€‚ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠçš†ă•ă‚“ăźć‰ă§ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠćˆă‚ăŠă€ăˆăƒŒă€ă‚ăźă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă‚’æŠ«éœČă™ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšăŒă§ăăŠă€‚ă§ă€ăŸăŸăăźäž­ă§ă‚‚ăȘă‚“ă‹ă€æœ€ćˆăźă‚čă‚żăƒŒăƒˆăźăšă“ă‚ă§SEIMEIă‚’ăƒŽăƒŒăƒŸă‚čă™ă‚‹ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšă«ă‚‚ă€ăŸăŸăȘă‚“ă‹æ„ć‘łăŒă‚ăŁăŸăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«ă‚‚æ€ăŁăŠă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă‚ăźă€ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă€ă‚œăƒă‚ȘăƒȘンピックも、ćčłæ˜Œă‚ȘăƒȘンピックも、挗äșŹă‚ȘăƒȘンピックも。かけがえぼăȘいè‡Șćˆ†ăźèš˜æ†¶ă§ă™ă—ă€ç”Œéš“ă«ăȘăŁăŠă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ăă‚Œă‚‰ăŒă‚ăŁăŸă‹ă‚‰ă“ăă€ă‚„ăŁăšä»Šă‚čă‚żăƒŒăƒˆăƒ©ă‚€ăƒłă«ç«‹ăŁăŠă€â€œă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă•ă‚‰ă«ă†ăŸăăȘăŁăŠă„ă‘ă‚‹ă‚“ă â€ăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăˆăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€‚ă‚ăźă€ăŸă ăŸă ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ćżœæŽă‚’ăŠéĄ˜ă„ă—ăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠăŸă™ă€

I just came to think that finally I’m standing at the starting line. Now, in front of everyone, for the first time as a professional (athlete), I’m able to show my skating. Then among other things, I think that there’s some meaning as well in the fact that I could skate SEIMEI clean at this very beginning. Of course, Sochi Olympics, PyeongChang Olympics, and Beijing Olympics, all of them are my irreplaceable memories, and have become my experiences as well. Exactly because they were there, now I’m finally at the starting line, and can think that “I’ll be able to become better and better from now on”. So please let me ask for your continuing support.


While some people might say you don’t need to continue challenging the 4A, but you dare to do it. Why?

ă€€ă€Œăă†ă§ă™ă­ă€‚ă„ă‚„ăƒŒă€ă‚‚ă†ă€è‡Șćˆ†ă€ć€œäž­ă«ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă€ă ă„ăŸă„ă€‚æ€ăŁăŸă‚ˆă†ă«äœ“ć‹•ă‹ăȘăăŠă€ć‡„ă„æ‚”ă—ă‹ăŁăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ăŸăŸă€ă©ă‚“ă©ă‚“ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă„ăŁăŠă€ă‚ăźă€ç”¶ćŻŸă«4Aé™ă‚Šă‚‹ć§żă‚’èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă€‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăšă€æ­»ă«ă‚‚ăźăă‚‹ă„ă§é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăŠéĄ˜ă„ă—ăŸă™ă€

Well, I usually practice at midnight. So my body did not move as I intended*, and that made me really regretful, but I will practice it more and more, and I absolutely want to show my landing of the 4A. I will continuously work hard for it, as if I bet my life on it. Please support me.

*T/N: According to Nikkan Sports’ article (https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202208100000580.html), this part would mean that “I could not land a 4A today during the day time since I usually practise it at midnight and my body did not move as I intended.”


Is there any activity that you are planning to do in Miyagi prefecture?

ă€€ă€ŒăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăšç·Žçż’æ‹ ç‚čăšă—ăŠăŻăŸă‚ă€ă“ă“ăŒăƒĄă‚€ăƒłăȘぼかăȘăšăŻæ€ăŁăŠăŸă™ă€‚ăŸă ă€ă‚ăźćźŸéš›ă«ç·Žçż’ăźæ™‚ă«ă‚ăźă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šæ„ă‚‰ă‚ŒăŠă—ăŸăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă™ă‚‹ăšă€ă‚ăźă€æ–œèš­ăźæ–čă€…ă«ă”èż·æƒ‘ă‚’ă‹ă‘ăŠă—ăŸă†ăźă§ă€ăă‚Œă ă‘ăŻăĄă‚‡ăŁăšă”ć”ćŠ›ă‚’ăŠéĄ˜ă„ă—ăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă“ă“ă§ç·Žçż’ă—ăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă—ă€ă‚ăšăŻă‚ăźă€ä»™ć°ăšă‹ćźźćŸŽăźäž­ă§ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăŒă§ăă‚Œă°ă€ă‚ăźă€ă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă„ăȘăšăŻæ€ăŁăŠăŸă™ă€‚ăŻă„ă€

At this point, I think this place would be my primary training base. Nevertheless, if people would come here when I’m actually practicing, that might cause trouble for the facility staff, so I beg everyone for your understanding and cooperation especially on that matter. I want to continue practicing here from now on, and above all, if possible, I think I want to do ice shows in Sendai or in Miyagi prefecture. 


Please give a message to the people of Miyagi.

ă€€ă€Œă„ă‚„ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ăźă€ă„ă€ă‚‚ćżœæŽă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă™ă€ăšă„ă†ă“ăšăšă€ă‚ăšă‚ăźćŒ—äșŹă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚Żă«é–ąă—ăŠă‚‚çąșかに4AăŻæˆćŠŸă™ă‚‹ă“ăšăŻă§ăăȘă‹ăŁăŸă§ă™ă—ă€ăˆăƒŒă€ăƒĄăƒ€ăƒ«ă‚‚çČるこべができăȘă‹ăŁăŸă§ă™ă‘ă©ă‚‚ă€ăă‚Œă§ă‚‚ăȘă‚“ă‹ă‚ăźă€ćżœæŽă‚’ç¶šă‘ăŠăă ă•ă‚‹ć§żă‚’èŠ‹ăŠă€ćƒ•è‡Șèș«ă‚‚ăŁăšă€ă‚‚ăŁăšæˆćŠŸă•ă›ăŸă‹ăŁăŸăȘăšă‹ă€ç”æžœć–ă‚ŠăŸă‹ăŁăŸăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŻă€æ­Łç›Žçš†ă•ă‚“ăźćŁ°ă‚’èžă„ăŠæ€ăŁăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă§ă‚‚ă€ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ăŸăŸă€4ć›žè»ąćŠă‚‚ć«ă‚ăŠă‚ăźă€ç”æžœăšă†ă„ă‚‚ăźă«ă‚‚èČȘæŹČă«ă“ă ă‚ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă—ă€‚çš†ă•ă‚“ăźć‰ă§æŒ”æŠ€ă™ă‚‹æ©ŸäŒšă‚‚ă©ă‚“ă©ă‚“ă€ăăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ă†ăźă§ă€ă‚ăźă€æ„œă—ăżă«ă—ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚Œă°ă†ă‚Œă—ă„ă§ă™ă€‚ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă™ă€

Thank you very much for always supporting me. In addition, regarding the Beijing Olympics, actually I could not land the 4A and could not get a medal either, but yet I saw that everyone kept cheering for me, and while hearing everyone’s voice, honestly, I myself wanted to succeed more and more or wanted to get a result. From now on, I want to have an insatiable appetite for “results” again, including the 4A. I also want to create more opportunities to show my performance in front of everyone, so I’d appreciate it if you are looking forward to it. Thank you.

ă€€â€•â€•æ…Łă‚ŒèŠȘしんだăƒȘăƒłă‚Żă‚’éžă‚“ă ç†ç”±ăšă€ă“ăźăƒȘăƒłă‚Żă§ăźæ€ă„ć‡șは。

Why did you choose this rink which is familiar to you, and what are some memories from this  rink? 

ă€€ă€ŒăŻă„ă€‚ă‚ăźă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă“ă“ăŻăƒȘăƒ‹ăƒ„ăƒŒă‚ąăƒ«ă™ă‚‹ć‰ă«ă‚ăźă€é•ă†äŒšç€Ÿă ăŁăšăŻæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă‚ăźè‡Ș戆è‡Șèș«ăŒă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă‚’ć§‹ă‚ăŸć Žæ‰€ă§ă™ă€‚ăă—ăŠă€ä»Šă‚‚ăƒĄă‚€ăƒłă§ă“ă“ă§ç·Žçż’ă•ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ă„ăŠă„ă‚‹æŽ»ć‹•æ‹ ç‚čă§ă™ă€‚ăă†ă„ă†æ„ć‘łă‚‚èŸŒă‚ăŠă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ă“ă“ă§ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă„ă‚‹ć§żă‚’ă‚ăźăƒŒă€èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸă‚‰ă„ă„ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăŁăŸăźăšă€ă‚ăšăŻă‚ăźăƒŒă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šćƒ•ä»™ć°ć‡„ă„ć„œăăȘăźă§ă€‚ă‚ăźæ­Łç›Žă€ă‚«ăƒŠăƒ€ă«ç·Žçż’æ‹ ç‚čă‚’ç§»ă—ăŸæ™‚ă‚‚ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šä»™ć°é›ąă‚ŒăŸăăȘいăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăȘăŒă‚‰æłŁăăȘăŒă‚‰èĄŒăŁăŸăŸă»ă©ä»™ć°ăŻć„œăăȘăźă§ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šä»Šă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠä»™ć°ă§æ»‘ă‚ŒăŠă†ă‚Œă—ă„ă§ă™ă—ă€‚ăŸăŸă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ä»ŠćŸŒăźæŽ»ć‹•ă‚‚ć«ă‚ăŠă‚ăźă€ä»™ć°ă§ă„ă‚ă„ă‚ă§ăăŸă‚‰ăȘぁăȘă‚“ăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăŁăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€ăˆăƒŒă€ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ä»™ć°ăźçš†ă•ă‚“ăšăšă‚‚ă«æ­©ă‚“ă§ă„ă‘ăŸă‚‰ă„ă„ăȘăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€

OK. Well, this place is
 I think probably a different company owned it, and before it was renewed, I started figure skating here. And still now, this is the base of my activities and I mostly practice here. With that in mind, I thought I want to show everyone my practice here. And above all, I love Sendai very much. Honestly, when I moved my practice base to Canada, I went there crying and feeling that I didn’t want to leave Sendai – I love Sendai to that level. So now that I can skate in Sendai, I’m happy. Additionally, I’m thinking of doing various things in Sendai, including my future activities. So I’d like to continue on, together with the people of Sendai.


To the children in Miyagi prefecture.

ă€€ă€Œă„ă‚„ă€æ­Łç›Žă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šä»™ć°ă€ăƒȘンクがあぼ通ćčŽă§ă§ăă‚‹ăƒȘăƒłă‚ŻăŒäž€ă€ă—ă‹ăȘăăŠă€‚ăƒ•ă‚Łă‚źăƒ„ă‚ąă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă‚‚ăă—ăŠă‚ąă‚€ă‚čăƒ›ăƒƒă‚±ăƒŒă‚‚ă€ă‚čăƒ”ăƒŒăƒ‰ă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă‚‚ă€ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăƒˆăƒˆăƒ©ăƒƒă‚Żă‚‚ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ç·Žçż’ç’°ćąƒăšă—ăŠăŻćŽłă—ă„ă‚‚ăźăŒă‚ă‚‹ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăˆăƒŒă€æœŹćœ“ă«ć€§ć€‰ăȘäž­ă€ćƒ•ă‚‚ă“ă“ă§ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠăŸă‚“ă§ă‚ˆăćˆ†ă‹ă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€æœŹćœ“ć€§ć€‰ăȘäž­ă€ç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă‚‹ăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăă‚Œă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźă€ćžžă«ă†ăŸăăȘă‚‹ă‚“ă ăŁăŠă„ă†ć‘äžŠćżƒă‚’æŒăŁăŠă€ăă—ăŠă€ćƒ•ă‚‚ă“ăźăƒȘăƒłă‚Żă§ă€ă„ăŸă ă«ă†ăŸăăȘれどるんで。だから、あぼ、皆さんもきっべ搌じăƒȘăƒłă‚Żă§æ»‘ăŁăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€ç”¶ćŻŸă†ăŸăăȘă‚Œă‚‹ăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€‚ă‚ăźă€ćžŒæœ›ă‚’æŒăŁăŠă€ç†æƒłăźè‡Șćˆ†ă‚’æăăȘăŒă‚‰é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă»ă—ă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă™ă€

Honestly, after all, in Sendai, there is only one rink available all through the year. For figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating as well as short track, the practice environment can be said to be severe. I believe you’ve been practicing under such hard conditions – I know well about it since I’ve been practicing here too – in such a harsh environment. Nevertheless, please keep your ambition of getting better and better. I’m also continuously becoming better and better here. You also are skating on the same rink (as me) so I’m sure you can be better. Please have hope, and work hard while envisioning the ideal image of yourselves. Thank you very much.

Part 3

ă€€â€•â€•ä»ŠćŸŒăźæ–č針はæ±șăŸăŁăŠă‚‹ăźă‹ă€‚4AăŻăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăźäž­ă§èŠ‹ă›ăŠăă‚Œă‚‹ïŒŸ

Have you decided your future plans? Are you going to show the 4A in a program?

ă€€ă€ŒăŻă„ă€ăˆăŁăšă€ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăŸăšăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăȘă‚“ă ăŁă‘ă€‚ä»ŠćŸŒăźäșˆćźšă‹ă€‚ä»ŠćŸŒăźäșˆćźšăȘんですけど、ある皋ćșŠćčŽć†…たæ–čăŒă‚ă©ăŒç«‹ăŁăŠăăŸă—ăŸă€‚ćźŸéš›ă«ăˆăƒŒă€ćčŽć†…ă§ă“ă‚Œă‚’ă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă„ăȘ、あれをやりたいăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŻăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšăšă€æ±șăŸăŁăŠăŻăăŠă„ăŠă€‚ăŸă ă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ăă‚ŒăźăŸă‚ăźç·Žçż’ă‚‚ă—ăŠă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăŸă ă€ăˆăŁăšă€ăŸă‚ć‘ŠçŸ„ă™ă‚‹æ™‚ăŻăŸăŸæ”čă‚ăŠć‘ŠçŸ„ă•ă›ăŠă„ăŸă ă“ă†ă‹ăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăŁăŠă„ă‚‹ăźă§ă€ăŸă ć†…ç·’ă§ă™ă€‚ăˆăžăžăžăŁă€‚ăŻă„ă€‚ăŸă ă€ćčŽć†…ăźæŽ»ć‹•ăŻăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăšä»Šæ±șăŸă‚Šăă†ăȘæ„Ÿă˜ăŻă‚ă‚‹ăźă§ă€ă‹ăȘă‚ŠăˆăŁăšă€äŒšèŠ‹ă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠă‹ă‚‰é€Čăżć§‹ă‚ăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€‚ă§ă€æ­Łç›Žă“ăźć…Źé–‹ç·Žçż’ăźă‚€ăƒ™ăƒłăƒˆăźSharePracticeă‚‚äŒšèŠ‹ăŒç”‚ă‚ăŁăŠă‹ă‚‰ă‚„ăŁăšă€ć‹•ăć§‹ă‚ăŸăšă“ă‚ăȘăźă§ă€æ­Łç›Žă‚ăźă€ă‚ăĄă‚ƒăăĄă‚ƒăƒă‚żăƒă‚żă—ăŠăŠă€æœŹćœ“ă«ć€§ć€‰ăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ăŸă‚ăȘă‚“ăšă‹ă€ćŻă‚‹æ™‚é–“ă‚’ć‰Šă‚ŠăȘăŒă‚‰ă§ă‚‚ă„ă‚ă„ă‚é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€ăŸăŸæ„œă—ăżă«ă—ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‰ăŸă†ă‚Œă—ă„ă§ă™ă€‚

OK, well, what was to say first? Yes, my future plans. Regarding my future plans, I have more concrete visions for the things that I plan to do within this year to some degree. Actually, there are a few things that I have decided to do, this or that, within this year. And I’m practicing for them now. However, I’m thinking of announcing it at a different time, so it’s still a secret. Hehehe. Yes. About the activities to do within this year, I have a feeling that they will soon  be decided, and they have been put into motion after the press conference so honestly I’m very busy and find it hard to do. Well, as I’d like to work hard on various things even if I have to cut down on my sleep, please look forward to it. 

べ、4AăŻă§ăă‚Œă°ă‚„ăŁă±ăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ăźäž­ă§è·łă¶æ©ŸäŒšăŒă‚ăŁăŸă‚‰ăȘăăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«ăŻæ€ăŁăŠăŸă™ă€‚ăŸă ă€ă§ă‚‚ă€ăă†ă„ă†çąș率にもăȘっおăȘă„ă§ă™ă—ă€ă‚ăźă€æ­Łç›Žä»Šæ—„ă‚‚ă‚„ăŁăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚ŠăŸă é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠăŸă ć…šæ—„æœŹăźé ƒăź4ć›žè»ąćŠăă‚‰ă„ă«ă—ă‹ăȘっおăȘă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‚ˆă­ă€‚ăŸă ă€ă‚ăźè¶łéŠ–ăźæ–čăšă€ăŸă‚ć·Šè¶łăźèČ æ‹…ă‚‚ă‹ăȘりかかるゾャンプăȘăźă§ă€ăŸă‚ăă†ă„ă†æ„ć‘łă§ăŻăˆăƒŒă€ć…šæ—„æœŹăźé ƒă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ć·Šè¶łă‚‚è‰Żă„ă§ă™ă—ă€ăˆăƒŒă€ćłè¶łéŠ–ă‚‚ă ă„ă¶ă‚ˆăăȘăŁăŠăăŠă‹ă‚‰ă€ă“ă†ă‚„ăŁăŠæŒ‘æˆŠă§ăă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ăȘăŁăŠăăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€ă‚ăźă€ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ăŸăŸă•ă‚‰ă«ćčłæ˜Œă‚ȘăƒȘăƒłăƒ”ăƒƒă‚Żă§ăźç”Œéš“ă ăšă‹ă€ăă‚ŒăŸă§ćŸčăŁăŠăăŸç”Œéš“ă ăšă‹ă€ć­Šă‚“ă§ăăŸă“ăšăšă‹ă€ăă†ă„ă†ă‚‚ăźă‚’ç”Ÿă‹ă—ăŠă€ăˆăƒŒă€ă‚‚ăŁăšă†ăŸăăȘれたらăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăŻă„ă€

And then about the 4A, I think it would be great if I’d have a chance to jump it in a program if possible. However, its success rate has not reached that level yet, and honestly speaking, I did it today but the level of the 4 and a half rotation now has reached only the same level as what I did at the Japanese National Championships [in 2021]. But considering my ankle condition, since it is a jump that would put a huge load on my left ankle, in that sense my left ankle has been in a better condition compared to the Japanese Nationals, and also my right ankle has recovered to some degree, so that I can challenge it like this. From now on, I will leverage my experiences from the (Beijing)* Olympics or the experiences as well as the knowledge that I had accumulated by then, so that I will be able to become much better. Thank you.

*T/N: Multiple outlets (Sports Hochi, Nikkan) have reported that Yuzuru says Pyeongchang here but based on the context of what he’s talking about (the 4A) and the fact he corrected himself on a similar mistake a few times in post-presscon media, we believe he meant to say Beijing.


Today, It is half a year after the free skate at the Beijing Olympics. Starting as a professional athlete, what is the difference you feel between them?

ă€€ă€ŒăŻă„ă€‚ăˆăŁăšă€ăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠæŽ»ć‹•ă—ăŠă„ăæ™‚ă«ă€ă‚ăźă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă€ç«¶æŠ€ăšăŻé•ă†ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă†ç‚čă‚‚ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă™ă€‚ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă€ăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‹ă­ă€‚ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€äŸ‹ăˆă°ăȘんですけど、6ćˆ†é–“ç·Žçż’ă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠ1æœŹăźăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠç”‚ă‚ă‚Šă€ăŁăŠă„ă†ă‚ă‘ă§ăŻăȘăăŠă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă€ă‚ăźă€ăȘんだろ。ç‚čæ•°ă‚’ă€ă‘ăŠă‚‚ă‚‰ă†ăŸă‚ă ă‘ăźă‚čă‚±ăƒŒăƒˆă˜ă‚ƒăȘăăŠă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šçš†ă•ă‚“ă«èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘăƒ—ăƒ­ă‚°ăƒ©ăƒ ă‚’ă‚„ăŁăŠă„ă‹ăȘきゃいけăȘă„ăŁăŠă„ă†ăźăŻă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă™ă—ă€ăă‚Œăƒ—ăƒ©ă‚čă‚ąăƒ«ăƒ•ă‚Ąă§ćƒ•ăźć ŽćˆăŻăăźç«¶æŠ€ăšć€‰ă‚ă‚‰ăȘă„ă€ç«¶æŠ€ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ă•ă‚‰ă«ă€ă‚ăźă€ăȘă‚“ă ă‚ă€ä»Šæ—„ăźSEIMEIじゃăȘă„ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ç«¶æŠ€ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ă•ă‚‰ă«æź”éšŽă‚’äžŠă’ăŸă€ă‚źă‚ąă‚’äž€ă€äžŠă’ăŸă‚ˆă†ăȘæŒ”æŠ€ă‚’ă—ăŠă„ă‹ăȘきゃいけăȘいăȘăŁăŠă„ă†ă”ă†ă«æ€ăŁăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€ă„ă‚„ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ä»Šæ—„ăźç·Žçż’èŠ‹ăŠăŠæ€ăŁăŸăšæ€ă†ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă‚ăźă‚‚ăŁăšăă€ă„ă§ă™ă€‚ă”ă”ă”ăŁă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ăœăČぜăČ、あぼ、ăȘă‚“ă ă‚ă€ă»ă‚“ăšăă€ă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€æ­Łç›Žăăźæ–°ă—ă„ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒă‚’ç”„ăżç«‹ăŠă‚ˆă†ăšă—ăŠă‚‹æ™‚ă‚‚ă€ăăźç·Žçż’ă—ăŠă‚‹ăźă‚‚æœŹćœ“ă«ăă€ă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăȘăŒă‚‰ă‚„ăŁăŠă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ăă‚Œă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźăȘă‚“ă ă‚ăƒŹăƒ™ăƒ«ă‚’èœăšă™ă“ăšăȘăă€æœ€ćŸŒăŸă§ă‚„ă‚Šćˆ‡ă‚ŠăŸă„ăȘăšæ€ă†ăźă§ă€ăœăČ、ăȘă‚“ă‹æ–°ă—ă„ă‚·ăƒ§ăƒŒăźă‹ăŸăĄă‚‚ă€ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ăźè‡Ș戆è‡Șèș«ăźçžŹç™ș抛的ăȘăƒŹăƒ™ăƒ«ăźé«˜ă•ă‚‚æœŸćŸ…ă—ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸă‚‰ă†ă‚Œă—ă„ă§ă™ă€

Well, after all, while I do the activities as a professional athlete, there are some points that I find different from the competitions. Let me see.. How can I put it
For example, it’s not just doing a 6 minute warmup and then doing one program and finishing up. It’s not only skating for the sake of getting scores, but of course, there is the need to put out a program that everyone would be willing to watch. For me, in addition to that, I think I have to give a performance like SEIMEI which I did today, namely the program that has the same quality, or even higher quality than the ones for the competitions, the performance where I step up a gear. Well, you might have thought while watching my today’s practices, it is much tougher. Hehehe. It is really hard, and, honestly speaking, when I’m trying to build up the structure of my new show* and practicing for it, I’m doing it while feeling that it’s truly tough. But even in such a situation, I want to carry it through until the end without dropping the level (of my performance). So I’d appreciate it if you could look forward to both the style of the coming show and expect an even higher level of explosive power from me. 

*T/N: “New show” would mean the ice shows he is now working on, potentially the ones in Sendai or Miyagi that he referred to in Part 2 of this article series. 


Earlier, you said “I went to Canada while crying”. For 10 years starting from 2012, your coaches in Toronto who have been taking care of you also supported you becoming a professional athlete.   

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Oh, in fact I really want to quickly go back to my team I’ve trained and show my appreciation to them. However, as I said earlier, I’m now building up a lot of different plans, or I’ve been shooting and editing YouTube videos. They are really like beginner’s works, but I also think they feel like mine. In that sense, I’ve been kind of running around all over the place and can hardly have a chance to go and meet them, which makes me feel apologetic. Having said that, I received an email from Ghislain again this morning, and he was like “I’m watching you!”. Thinking of their attitudes of trying to watch me until the very end or really sending me various pieces of advice from afar, I really want to go to see them quickly to show my appreciation. 

ăŸă‚ă€ă‚žă‚čăƒ©ăƒłă€ăă†ă§ă™ă­ă€ă‚žă‚čăƒ©ăƒłă‚‚ăƒˆăƒŹă‚€ă‚·ăƒŒă‚‚ăƒ–ăƒ©ă‚€ă‚ąăƒłă‚‚æœŹćœ“ă«äŒšăˆăŠăȘă„æœŸé–“ăŒć‡„ăé•·ă„ăźă§ă€æ—©ăè‡Șćˆ†ăźă‚łăƒŒăƒăŸăĄă«ă‚‚â€œă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă—ăŸâ€ăšâ€œă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă‚ˆă‚ă—ăăŠéĄ˜ă„ă„ăŸă—ăŸă™â€ăšă€ă‚ă„ă•ă€ă«ăŻèĄŒăăŸă„ăȘăšăŻæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ă‚ăšăŻă€ăŸă‚ă€ă‚ăźä»™ć°ă«ă“ă“ă‚’æ‹ ç‚čă«ă—ăŠă‚‹ć„ˆă€…çŸŽć…ˆç”Ÿăšă‹ă€ă‚ăšăŻç·ćžć…ˆç”Ÿă‚‚ăă†ă§ă™ă—ă€ă‚ăšăˆăƒŒă€çœŸćźŸć…ˆç”Ÿă«ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăšă€éƒœçŻ‰ć…ˆç”Ÿă«ă‚‚ă€ă‚ă„ă•ă€èĄŒăæ©ŸäŒšăŒă‚ăŁăŸăȘぁăȘă‚“ăŠæ€ăŁăŠă‚‹ăźă§ă€‚ă„ă‚„ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ă„ă•ă€ă—ăŸă„ăźă§ă€‚ă‚‚ă—ă‹ă—ăŸă‚‰ă€ă“ă‚Œă‚’èŠ‹ăŠăă ă•ă‚‹ă‹ă‚‚ă‚ŒăȘă„ă§ă™ă—ă€ăŸă‚ç›ŽæŽ„èĄŒă‘ăŸă‚‰ă„ă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă—ăŸăŁăŠă„ă†æ°—æŒăĄă‚’ć±Šă‘ăŸă„ă§ă™ă€‚ă”ă”ă”ă€‚ă„ă‚„ă€æœŹćœ“ă€äŒšă„ăŸă„ă§ă™ă€

Ghislain, yes – Ghislain and Tracy and Brian.. I haven’t been able to see them for a very long time, so I really want to go and see my coaches and tell them, “Thank you very much” and “Please support me from now on”. In addition to them, here in Sendai, there is Nanami-sensei who uses this rink as her home base, also Soji-sensei. And I’m wondering if I can get a chance to meet and show my appreciation to Mami-sensei as well as Tsuzuki-sensei. I really want to do so. I wonder if they would watch this (live streaming) video, but in reality, it’s better if I am able to go to see them in person and convey my deep appreciation to them. Hehehe. Oh boy, I really want to see them.

Part 4

ă€€â€•â€•äŒšèŠ‹ćŸŒăźćżƒćąƒă«ă€ă„ăŠăšă€æ–°ă—ă„ă‚žăƒŁăƒŒă‚žăƒŒăźă“ă ă‚ă‚ŠăŻă€‚

Could you tell us a bit about your state of mind after the press conference and the thoughts behind your new jacket?

ă€€ă€ŒăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăŸăšă‚žăƒŁăƒŒă‚žăźă“ăšăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă‚ăźă€ăŸă‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰æ”čめどć‡șç™șă™ă‚‹æ™‚ă«ă‚ăźă€ăȘă‚“ă‹æ–°ă—ă„ă‚žăƒŁăƒŒă‚žăƒŒă‚’äœœă‚ă†ăŁăŠă„ă†ă“ăšăŒæœŹćœ“ă«æ€„ăă‚‡æ±șăŸăŁăŠă€‚ćźŸéš›ă€æžĄă•ă‚ŒăŸăźăŒä»Šæ—„ăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ă‚ăźă€ăšă‚Šă‚ăˆăšä»źăźćœąă§ă™ă€‚ă“ă“ă‹ă‚‰ă€ăŸăŸæ–°ăŸă«ăȘんかいろいろやっどいこうかăȘăšăŻæ€ăŁăŠăŸă™ă€‚ă“ă ă‚ă‚Šăšă—ăŠăŻă€ăă†ă§ă™ă­ă€ăĄă‚‡ăŁăšSEIMEIă‚’ćœ·ćœżăšă•ă›ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘè‰Čćˆă„ă ăšă‹ăă†ă„ă†ă‚‚ăźăŻăĄă‚‡ăŁăšć–ă‚Šć…„ă‚ŒăŠăŸă™ă€‚ăŻă„ă€‚

Firstly, about my jacket: it was a sudden decision to create a new jacket for my new start, and actually, I received it just this morning. So this is a tentative style. From here, I’m thinking of doing various things in future. As for the thoughts behind it, well, I put in the idea of using colors that are a little bit reminiscent of SEIMEI. 

ă§ă€ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăȘă‚“ă ăŁă‘ă€‚äŒšèŠ‹ç”‚ă‚ăŁăŠă‹ă‚‰ă‹ă€‚ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăă†ă§ă™ă­ă€ăȘă‚“ă‹ă€ă‚ăźă€ăšăŁăšä»Šæ—„ăŸă§ç·ŠćŒ”ă—ăȘăŒă‚‰ç”ŸæŽ»ă—ăŠăăŸă—ăŸă€‚ă‚‚ăĄă‚ă‚“ă€ăȘんか、いろんăȘæŽ»ć‹•ă—ăŠă„ăă«ă‚ăŸăŁăŠă€ăăźă€è‡Ș戆べしどもやらăȘきゃいけăȘいこべ、そぼ、ăȘんか、プロべしどやらăȘきゃいけăȘă„ă“ăšă ăŁăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ä»ŠăŸă§ăŻäșșä»»ă›ă«ă—ăŠăăŸă‚‚ăźă‚’è‡Ș戆から率慈しどいろんăȘă“ăšè€ƒăˆăŠă‚„ăŁăŠăăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€ăă†ă„ă†ă“ăšăŒă‘ăŁă“ă†ă‚ă‚ŠăŸă™ă€‚ăȘăźă§ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ć€§ć€‰ă§ăŻă‚ă‚ŠăŸă™ă—ă€ă‚ăźă€ăă‚Œă“ăă€çĄçœ æ™‚é–“ăšă‹ă ă„ă¶æž›ăŁăĄă‚ƒăŁăŸăȘăšă‹ăŁăŠæ€ă„ăȘăŒă‚‰ă‚„ăŁăŠă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚

And the next question was.. oh yes, (my state of mind) after the press conference. Well, I’ll tell you that I’ve been spending my days being very nervous until today. Of course, while doing various activities, there are many things that I have to do by myself, I mean, do by myself as a professional athlete. I’ve also taken initiative in doing things that I used to let others do, as well as considering various things. There’re quite a lot of things like that. So it was very hard and I’ve been doing them while thinking that I had to cut down on my sleep a lot. 

ă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźă€æ°—æŒăĄăźäž­ă§ăŻă‚€ă—ă‚ç«¶æŠ€è€…ă‚ˆă‚Šă‚‚ć‡„ăăȘă‚“ă‹ă€ăƒăƒŒăƒ‰ăȘ緎習しăȘきゃăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŠăŸă™ă—ă€ćźŸéš›ă—ăŠă„ăŠă€‚ă‚ăźăƒŒă€ăȘă‚“ă§ă™ă‹ă­ă€‚ä»ŠăŸă§ăŻè©Šćˆăšă„ă†ă‚‚ăźă«èżœă‚ă‚ŒăȘăŒă‚‰ă€é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠăăŸă—ăŸă‘ă©ă€ă§ă‚‚ä»Šă€æœŹćœ“ă«çš†ă•ă‚“ăźæœŸćŸ…ă‚’è¶…ăˆăŸă„ăżăŸă„ăȘă€‚ă”ăŁă”ăŁă”ă€ăăŁăĄăźăŒæ–čăŒć€§ć€‰ă ăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŠă‚‹ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă§ă‚‚ă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ăźă€ă‚ă‚‹æ„ć‘łă§ăŻć‡„ăć……ćźŸă—ăŸæ—„ă€…ă‚’é€ă‚ŒăŠăŸă™ă—ă€‚ăŸă ă€ăăźäž­ă§ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ăƒ—ăƒ­ăšă—ăŠćƒ•ăŻæœŹćœ“ă«ç«¶æŠ€è€…ăšă—ăŠăŻă‚±ă‚ŹăŒć€šă‹ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ăŸă‚ă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šăƒ—ăƒ­ă«ăȘăŁăŸă‚‰æŹ ć Žăšă‹ă‚‚èš±ă•ă‚ŒăȘă„ă§ă™ă—ă€‚ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šæ„œă—ăżă«ă—ăŠăă ă•ăŁăŠă‚‹æ–čă€…ăźæ°—æŒăĄă‚’èžăżă«ă˜ă‚ŠăŸăăȘいăȘăŁăŠć‡„ăæ€ă†ăźă§ă€‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰æœŹćœ“ă«ăƒ—ăƒ­ăźă‚ąă‚čăƒȘăƒŒăƒˆăšă—ăŠă€ă‚„ăŁă±ă‚Šă‚±ă‚Źă‚’ă—ăȘă„ă‚ˆă†ă«ă€‚ă§ă€çš†ă•ă‚“ă«èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ăæ©ŸäŒšă‚’æœŹćœ“ă«ćžžă«é«˜ă„ăƒŹăƒ™ăƒ«ă§èŠ‹ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ăŁăŠăŸă—ăŸă€

However, as for my feelings, I actually think that I even need to practice harder than when I was a competitive skater, and I’ve been actually doing it that way. So let’s say I used to work hard being chased by the things called competitions, but now I feel like I want to go beyond everyone’s expectation. Hehehe. I think that would probably be much harder. But in fact, I’ve actually been able to have fulfilling days in my life. But in such an environment, as a professional athlete
 as I have experienced many injuries as a competitor, and after all I cannot be allowed to cancel the event when I become a professional athlete,* and also I don’t want to disappoint the expectations of everyone who is looking forward to watching me. So from now on, as a professional athlete, above all, I will try to avoid getting injured, and will work hard to let everyone watch me perform at a high level every time.

*T/N: It seems he thinks this way for himself. He is not referring to others.


Could you tell us about the reason you named it “SharePractice”, about the decision to take individual interviews (with the media) after the practice session, and also about Ohtani, who is your age and matched Babe Ruth’s great achievement*.

*T/N: the day before this, Shohei Ohtani became the first baseball player after Babe Ruth (1918) in major league history to have at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season.

ă€€ă€ŒăŻă„ă€ăˆăŁăšă€ăŸăšć€§è°·ă•ă‚“ă‹ă‚‰ă€‚ă‚ăźæœŹćœ“ă«ă€ă‚ăźă‚ȘăƒŒăƒ«ă‚čă‚żăƒŒăźă€ă‚ăźć–æăźæ™‚ă«ă‚ă–ă‚ă–è‡Șćˆ†ăžăźă‚łăƒĄăƒłăƒˆăă ă•ăŁăŠă€æœŹćœ“ă«ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăˆăƒŒă€ă‚ăźăƒŒă€æ”čă‚ăŸă—ăŠă€æœŹćœ“ă«ä»Šăźæ™‚ä»Łă§ăŻă‚ă‚ŠćŸ—ăȘいようăȘć‰æ„­ă‚’é”æˆă•ă‚ŒăŸăšæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚æœŹćœ“ă«ăŠă‚ă§ăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă™ă€‚ăˆăƒŒă€ćƒ•ăȘă‚“ă‹ăŻæœŹćœ“ă€è¶łć…ƒă«ă‚‚ćŠă°ăȘă„ă§ă™ă—ă€ć€§è°·äž–ä»ŁăŁăŠć‘Œă°ă‚Œă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ăȘäž–ä»Łă«ă„ă‚‰ă‚ŒăŠă€æœŹćœ“ă«ć…‰æ „ă§ă™ă€‚ă“ă‚Œă‹ă‚‰ă‚‚ă€ăȘんかあぼ、ぜăČぜăČ、あぼ、ăȘă‚“ă ă‚ă€ć€§è°·ă•ă‚“ă‚‰ă—ăé ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠă„ăŸă ăăŸă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă†ăźăšă€ćƒ•ă‚‚ă‚„ăŁăšăƒ—ăƒ­ăźèˆžć°ă«äžŠăŒă‚ŒăŸăźă§ă€ă‚ăźă€ćƒ•è‡Șèș«ă‚‚çČŸă„ăŁă±ă„é ‘ćŒ”ăŁăŠć€§è°·ă•ă‚“ă«èżœă„ă€ă‘ă‚‹ă‚ˆă†ă«é ‘ćŒ”ă‚ŠăŸă™ă€‚ăŸă¶ă‚“ă€ă§ăăȘă„ăšæ€ă†ă‘ă©â€ŠïŒˆçŹ‘ă„ïŒ‰ă€‚ăŸăŸă€ăŠäŒšă„ă§ăăŸă‚‰ă†ă‚Œă—ă„ă§ă™ă€‚

OK, so first of all, about Ohtani-san. I really appreciate that you gave a comment for me when you did an interview at the All-star Game. Once again, I think you have obtained an unattainably great achievement that seemed impossible in this era. Congratulations to you. I can hardly come close to you, and I’m really honored to be in this “Ohtani generation”*. I’d really like you to work hard as you have been doing, and as I have just stepped up onto the professional stage, I’ll do my best to be able to catch up with Ohtani san. Maybe I cannot, I guess
(laugh). It’d be my pleasure if we can meet again.

*T/N: As Shohei Ohtani and Yuzuru Hanyu were born in the same year (1994) and had remarkable achievements in their respective fields, the media came up with the terms “Hanyu generation” and “Ohtani generation” to show their significance compared to their peers. In interviews, Shohei and Yuzuru often exchanged compliments by acknowledging the other person as the representative of their generation, saying they are only a person living in the other person’s generation.

ăŻă„ă€ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăȘă‚“ă ăŁă‘ă€‚ă‚ă€ăă†ă€ă‚€ăƒłă‚żăƒ“ăƒ„ăƒŒă€ă‚€ăƒłă‚żăƒ“ăƒ„ăƒŒăźă“ăšïŒă‚€ăƒłă‚żăƒ“ăƒ„ăƒŒăŻæ­Łç›Žă€ä»ŠăŸă§ć…Źé–‹ç·Žçż’ă—ăŸă‚Šăšă‹ă€è©Šćˆăźäž­ă§ć€‹ćˆ„ăźă‚€ăƒłă‚żăƒ“ăƒ„ăƒŒă‚’ć—ă‘ă‚‹ă“ăšăŒăȘかăȘかできăȘă‹ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ă‚ăźă€çŸ­ă„æ™‚é–“ă§ăƒ‘ăƒ‘ăŁăŠă“ăȘすこべしかできăȘă„ă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ăœăČçš†ă•ă‚“ăźć€‹ćˆ„ăźć–æă‚’ăȘă‚“ăšă‹ă€ç„Ąç†çŸąç†ă§ă‚‚ć…„ă‚ŒăŸă„ăšæ€ăŁăŠă€æœŹæ„ăŻć…šéƒšć›Čăżă§è€ƒăˆăŠăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ç„Ąç†çŸąç†â€œă‚„ă‚‰ă›ăŠăă ă•ă„â€ăŁăŠèš€ăŁăŠă€ă‚„ă‚ŠăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăœăČ、それぞれぼćȘ’äœ“ăźć„ç€Ÿă•ă‚“ăźă€ăăźçŸœç”Ÿç”ćŒŠăŁăŠă„ă†ă‚‚ăźă‚’æ›žă„ăŠă„ăŸă ă‘ăŸă‚‰ă€ă†ă‚Œă—ă„ăȘăŁăŠæ€ă„ăŸă™ă€‚

And then, what was next? Oh, yes, about the interviews, I remember! Regarding the interviews, honestly speaking, I could not receive them individually so often at open practices or during competitions. Well, I can only do the brief ones for each. But I thought I would definitely want to put individual interviews (into this practice session) however difficult it would be, so though originally I was thinking of doing all the interviews in the mixed zone, I insisted on it, saying “please let me do that”, and so I did. I’d be really happy if people from each media company would take their time to write (their own article) about this person called Yuzuru Hanyu. 

で、SharePracticeăšă„ă†ă‚‚ăźă«é–ąă—ăŠăŻă€ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ćŠè§’ă‚čăƒšăƒŒă‚čć…„ă‚ŒăȘいでSharePracticeă«ă—ăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€‚ăȘんかè‡Șćˆ†ăźäž­ă§ăŻäž€ă€ăźć˜èȘžăżăŸă„ăȘæ„Ÿă˜ă§ă€æ–°ă—ă„é€ èȘžăżăŸă„ăȘæ„Ÿă˜ă§è€ƒăˆăŠăŸă™ă€‚ăˆăŁăšăƒŒă€ăŸă‚ă€æœ€ćˆâ€œć…Źé–‹ç·Žçż’ă§ă„ă„ă‹ăȘ”っど、ăȘんか『Open Practice』べか『Open Trainingă€ăšă‹ă€ă„ă‚ă„ă‚è€ƒăˆăŠăŸă‚“ă§ă™ă‘ă©ă€ă§ă‚‚ăȘă‚“ă‹çš†ă•ă‚“ăšć…±æœ‰ă—ăŠă€ăă“ă§äž€ç·’ă«é—˜ăŁăŠă„ă‘ă‚‹ăżăŸă„ăȘă‚‚ăźă‚’è€ƒăˆăŸæ™‚ă«ă€ŽShare』っどいうぼが侀ç•Șè‡Ș戆らしいかăȘăšæ€ăŁăŠă€‚ă§ă‚‚ă€ă‚ăźă€ăȘă‚“ă‹ă€ă“ă‚ŒăŻă‚€ăƒ™ăƒłăƒˆă§ă‚ă‚Šă€ă€ă‚‚ă€ăăźé—˜ă„æŠœăć§żă‚’èŠ‹ăŠă»ă—ă„ăŁăŠă„ă†ăźă‚‚ă‹ăȘă‚Šè¶Łæ—šăšă—ăŠă€ăƒ†ăƒŒăƒžăšă—ăŠć€§ăă‹ăŁăŸăźă§ă€ç·Žçż’ăšă„ă†ć˜èȘžăŻç”¶ćŻŸă«ć€–さずに『SharePracticeă€ăšă„ă†ćć‰ă«ćƒ•ăŒæ±șă‚ăŸă—ăŸă€‚ăŻă„ă€‚ä»„äžŠă§ă™ă€‚ă‚ă‚ŠăŒăšă†ă”ă–ă„ăŸă™ă€

Also about the title, “SharePractice”, I decided not to put a space in between (the two words) and made it SharePractice. I think of it as one word, or a newly coined phrase. At first, I thought of “Open Practice”, “Open Training”, and many other phrases. But when I thought about the things that I can own together with everyone and that we can go on fighting together in future, I thought “Share” would be the most suitable one for me. On the other hand, this is an event and at the same time, I want people to watch me fight it out until the end – which is the greatest purpose and theme of this event, so I decided myself to title it “SharePractice” without omitting the word “Practice”. That’s it. Thank you very much.

[ENG TRANSLATION] HANYU YUZURU Youtube ‘2 About the Channel’ – 20220809

Translation & Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14 & @axelsandwich

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Continue reading [ENG TRANSLATION] HANYU YUZURU Youtube ‘2 About the Channel’ – 20220809

[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu and News Zero Interview – 20220719

JPN Transcript: @XtYwp15RJJjAhKv, @Vv3fcWGcqtINYOK, @ballade_one
Translation & Proofreading: @yuzueco & @tsukihoshi14
Subbing: @nZ6MfIeulsqW1su

A note on suffixes: Generally, an athlete who retires from competition stops being referred to with the suffix ‘senshu’ (遞手) in Japan and instead is called ‘san’ (さん). In the spirit of preserving this meaningful nuance and in recognition of his intention to continue being an athlete, we have kept this suffix as-is in translations of all media coverage of Yuzuru’s professional athlete announcement.

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