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

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 4 November 2022

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Translation: @tsukihoshi14
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Part 1

ใ€Œใฏใ‚ใ€็ทŠๅผตใ™ใ‚‹ใ€

โ€œAh, I’m nervous.โ€

ใ€€โ€•โ€•โ€•ใƒ—ใƒญ่ปขๅ‘ๅˆใฎใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใ€‚ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใง่‡จใ‚“ใ ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€7ๆœˆใฎใƒ—ใƒญ่ปขๅ‘ใฎไผš่ฆ‹ใ‚’ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ไผšๅ ดใ‚’ๅซใ‚ๅ…จใฆใฎไผ็”ปใŒใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Šๆ™‚้–“ใŒใชใ„ไธญใงใ€ๅคงๅ‹ขใฎใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒƒใƒ•ใฎๆ–นใ€…ใซ้ ผใฟใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่ฆๆœ›ใซๅฟœใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใคใใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใšใฏใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใงๆ„Ÿ่ฌใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใƒญใƒผใ‚ฐใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๅง‹ใพใ‚‹็‰ฉ่ชžใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใฎใƒ—ใƒญใƒญใƒผใ‚ฐใงใ‚ใ‚Šใ€ๅ‡„ใ„ๆŠฝ่ฑก็š„ใช่ฉฑใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใพใ›ใ‚“ใŒใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸๆ–ฐใŸใซๆฑบๆ„ใ‚’่ƒธใซใ—ใฆใ€็›ฎๆจ™ใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ€ๅคขใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆไธ€ๆญฉใšใค้€ฒใ‚“ใงใ„ใใ‚“ใ ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใฆใใŸไบ‹ๆŸ„ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใพใŸๆ”นใ‚ใฆ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใจๅ…ฑๆœ‰ใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆฌกใฎใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใซใคใชใŒใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใจใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ“ใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใ‚’ไผ็”ปใ€ๆง‹ๆˆใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€

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, Iโ€™m full of gratitude just for that alone. About this show โ€œPrologueโ€, to me it is the prologue to the story from here onward. This might get really abstract, but from now on, Iโ€™ll hold a new resolution in my heart and take one step at a time towards my goal, my dream: what Iโ€™ve experienced, and the strength that I received from everyone. I planned and constructed this show thinking that Iโ€™d like to share those things with everyone once again and want to connect them to my next steps.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅ†’้ ญใฎ6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๆผ”ๅ‡บใซใคใ„ใฆใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œๆญฃ็›ดใ€ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใฎ้…็ฝฎใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€้ †็•ชใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใฉใ“ใซไฝ•ใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใฏ่จ˜่€…ไผš่ฆ‹ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ้ŽๅŽปใซๆˆปใฃใฆใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใพใŸๆ”นใ‚ใฆไปŠใพใงใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไบบ็”Ÿใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆใ€ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซๅŒ—ไบฌใฎใ‚จใ‚ญใ‚ทใƒ“ใซใชใ‚Šใ€ไปŠ็พๅœจใซ่‡ณใ‚‹ใ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ๆœ€ๅˆใฎๆ–นใซๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฎๅƒ•ใฎไปฃ่กจๆ›ฒใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹SEIMEIใ‚’ๆป‘ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใจใ€ใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใงใฏ่€ƒใˆใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ„ๅ…จ้ƒจใฎ็…งๆ˜Žใ‚’็‚Šใ„ใŸ็Šถๆ…‹ใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใง่€ƒใˆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ๅๅฟœใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚ใพใŸๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’่ฉฆๅˆใฎๅ ดใงใฏใชใ„ไธญใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ€ใฉใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจ้›†ไธญใงใใ‚‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ไธๅฎ‰ใงไป•ๆ–นใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใ€ใพใ ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅฃฐใ‚’ใพใ ่žใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใƒญใƒผใ‚ฐๆœ€ๅพŒใพใง1ๆ—ฅ็›ฎใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚ŠๆŠœใ„ใŸๆ„Ÿๆƒณใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅ……ๅฎŸใ—ใŸ่กจๆƒ…ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ๅๅฟœใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใฆใ„ใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใŸใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใฏใ„ใพใ™ใ€

(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 couldnโ€™t help being anxious, wondering how focused I could be doing the 6-minute warmup at a venue thatโ€™s not a competition. Actually, I havenโ€™t heard everyoneโ€™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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•่‡ช่บซใงๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใ—ใŸใฎใฏใ€Œใ„ใคใ‹็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๅคขใ€ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€‚ใƒญใƒŸใ‚ช๏ผ‹ใ‚ธใƒฅใƒชใ‚จใƒƒใƒˆใฎๅพŒใซใ‚„ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงใ™ใ€‚๏ผˆใ‚ณใƒณใ‚ปใƒ—ใƒˆใฏ๏ผ‰ไธ€่จ€ใง่กจใ™ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใšไธ€็•ชๆœ€ๅˆใซๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใ‚’ใ€ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใซไป˜ใ‘ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใŒใ€ไฝ•ใจใชใ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆป‘ใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใ‚’ๆตใ—ใฆใ„ใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๅฅฝใ‹ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใŸใ‚ฏใƒผใƒซใƒ€ใ‚ฆใƒณใฎๅ‹•ใใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใŸใจใใซใƒ”ใ‚ฟใƒƒใจใฏใพใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใซใ€‚ใใฎๆ™‚ใซใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใใ†ใ„ใˆใฐใ‚ฏใƒผใƒซใƒ€ใ‚ฆใƒณ่ฆ‹ใŸใ„ใชใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใชใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใงๅๅˆ†ใ€ๆบ€ใŸใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ๅฃฐใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใŸใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใ˜ใ‚ƒใ‚ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใพใšๆ€ใ„ใคใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€Žใ„ใคใ‹็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๅคขใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒˆใƒซใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๆ›ฒใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใพใŸๅŽŸไฝœใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใ‚ฟใ‚ธใƒผ10ใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใ‚ใกใ‚ƒๅฅฝใใชใ‚“ใงใ€ไธ–ไปฃใชใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰ใคใใฃใฆใ„ใๆ™‚ใซใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใฎๅคขใฃใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใจใ‚‚ใจใฏใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏ2้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๅคขใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใฎใ‚ใจใซ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใจใ„ใ†ๅคขใ‚’ใพใŸๆ”นใ‚ใฆ่จญๅฎšใ—ใฆใ€่ฟฝใ„ๆฑ‚ใ‚ใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏใ€ใ‚ขใƒžใƒใƒฅใ‚ขใจใ„ใ†็ซถๆŠ€ใจใ„ใ†ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใงใฏๅƒ•ใฏ้”ๆˆใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ—ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏISUๅ…ฌ่ชใฎๅˆใ‚ใฆใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎๆˆๅŠŸ่€…ใซใฏใ‚‚ใ†ใชใ‚Œใพใ›ใ‚“ใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏใ€็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸๅคขใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใ€ใ„ใคใ‹็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๅคขใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๆœŸๅพ…ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใซใงใใชใ„ใ€‚ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใจ้ก˜ใ†ใ€‚ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€็–ฒใ‚Œใฆใ‚‚ใ†ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใใชใ„ใฃใฆใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ„ใŸใ ใใปใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒใŠใ‚ใใ‹ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€ๅฃŠใ‚Œใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€ไฝ•ใ‚‚่žใใŸใใชใใชใฃใฆใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆœŸๅพ…ใซๅฟœใˆใŸใ„ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅฟƒใฎไธญใฎใ‚ธใƒฌใƒณใƒžใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่กจ็พใ—ใŸใคใ‚‚ใ‚Šใงใ™ใ€‚

Is โ€œA Fleeting Dreamโ€ the program that you choreographed yourself?

Yes. Itโ€™s the program that I skated after โ€œRomeo & Julietโ€. Itโ€™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 โ€œwell then letโ€™s put it into the programโ€. 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 โ€˜dreamโ€™ 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 couldnโ€™t accomplish it as an amateur, competitive skater. In a sense, I wasnโ€™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 itโ€™s a fleeting dream (lit. a dream that would end some day). Somehow I couldnโ€™t do it although everyone expected me to. I wish that I can, yet Iโ€™m so tired that I donโ€™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).

ใ„ใคใ‹็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๅคขใจใ€ใ‚‚ใ†1ใคๆœ€ๅพŒใฎใ€Žๆ˜ฅใ‚ˆใ€ๆฅใ„ใ€ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๆผ”ๅ‡บใ‚’MIKIKOๅ…ˆ็”ŸใซใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅˆใ‚ใฆใ“ใ“ใพใงๆœฌๆ ผ็š„ใชใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ธใ‚งใ‚ฏใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใƒžใƒƒใƒ”ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’ๅซใ‚ใฆๆผ”ๅ‡บใจใ—ใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใŸ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎไธญใงใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ‚‹็›ฎใŒใพใŸๅค‰ใ‚ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ๅฎŸ้š›ใ€ไผšๅ ดใง่ฆ‹ใ‚‹ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ่ฟ‘ๅ ดใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใจๅŒใ˜็›ฎ็ทšใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใ€ไธŠใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใˆใ‚‹ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใ€ใพใŸใ€ใ‚ซใƒกใƒฉใ‚’้€šใ˜ใฆ่ฆ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใ€ๅ…จใ้•ใฃใŸ่ฆ‹ใˆๆ–นใŒใ™ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใœใฒใœใฒใใ†ใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ๆฅฝใ—ใ‚“ใงใ„ใŸใ ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงใ™ใ€

I asked for MIKIKO*-senseiโ€™s help with โ€œA fleeting dreamโ€ and the last program โ€œHaru yo, Koiโ€. Itโ€™s the first time that I included this much projection mapping into my performance, so I think everyoneโ€™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, itโ€™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 Japanโ€™s hand-over segment at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Closing Ceremony.

Part 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆผ”ๆŠ€ไธญใฎๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ไผšใจ้•ใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€ŒSEIMEIใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅฎŒๅ…จใซๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚’ๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆง‹ๆˆใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅฎŸ้š›4ๅˆ†7็ง’ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎๆœฌๆ•ฐใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅฐ‘ใชใใชใฃใฆใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใˆใฆใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใซใชใฃใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใงใใ‚‹ใ€ๆœฌๆฅใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ‚ญใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚ขใ‚ฆใƒˆใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‘ใฉใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใงใใ‚‹ใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซ3็™บใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฆใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฎๅ‡„ใ็ทŠๅผตใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€่ฉฆๅˆใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰็›ฎใฎๅ‰ใซใ‚ธใƒฃใƒƒใ‚ธใฎๆ–นใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅคงๅ‹ขใฎใŠๅฎขใ•ใพๆ–นใŒ็›ฎใฎๅ‰ใฎ็›ฎ็ทšใซใ„ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ๅ‡„ใ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ‚‚่ฉฆใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ‚‚่ฉฆใ•ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใชใจๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚่‰ฏใ„็ทŠๅผตๆ„Ÿใงใ—ใŸใ€

Were your feelings during the performance different from when youโ€™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 itโ€ฆ 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 Iโ€™m being put to the test, and I skated feeling like I have to give it a try. It was good anxiety.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใ“ใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆไฝ“ๅŠ›ๅผทๅŒ–ใ‚„ๆบ–ๅ‚™ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›ๅผทๅŒ–ใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅคงๅค‰ใงใ—ใŸใ€‚้ ญใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ…จใฆ้€šใ™ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’5ๅ›žใปใฉใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๆ™ฎ้€šใฏๅƒ•1ใคใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซๅ…จๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅฐฝใใ—ๅˆ‡ใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใฎๅพŒใซใพใŸๆป‘ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ“ใจใŒ่€ƒใˆใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ไฝ•ใจใ‹ใ“ใ“ใพใงไฝ“ๅŠ›ใ‚’็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใŸใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใงใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ„ไธ–็•Œใ ใจใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใจๆผ”ๆŠ€ใฎ้–“ใฎVTRใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใซใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒชใƒผๆ€งใ€็‰ฉ่ชžใ‚’ใ€ใ‚ˆใ‚Š็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซไผใˆใ‚„ใ™ใใ™ใ‚‹ไฝœๆฅญใจใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆ„ๅ›ณใจใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจไผใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใจ่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰็ทจ้›†ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ€ๅฎŸ้š›ใซใคใใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๆ–นใซ้ ผใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸไฝœๆฅญใŒๅ‡„ใๅคงๅค‰ใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใฎๆœใพใงใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆๅ‡บๆฅไธŠใŒใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใชใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใพใ ใพใ ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ“ใ†ใงใใŸใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ไธ€ไบบใงใฏใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ„ๅฟ—ใ‚’ใ“ใ“ใพใงๅฐŠ้‡ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅคงๅ‹ขใฎ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใŒๅฟƒใ‚’1ใคใซใ—ใฆๅ‹•ใ„ใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใฎใ‚ขใƒผใƒ†ใ‚ฃใ‚นใƒˆใจใ—ใฆใงใ‚‚ใชใ„ใ“ใจใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใพใงใฎใ„ใ‚ใ‚†ใ‚‹ใ‚ขใƒžใƒใƒฅใ‚ขๆ™‚ไปฃใซ่ช ๅฟƒ่ช ๆ„ใ€้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใใฆ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใŸๆ”นใ‚ใฆใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†็š†ใ•ใพๆ–นใจ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใซใชใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

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 itโ€™s unthinkable to skate again afterwards. But I think I have been able to carry myself through till now somehow. Also, thereโ€™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 itโ€™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 Iโ€™m glad that Iโ€™ve done my best, with all my heart, on all those occasions during my so-called amateur skater era. Iโ€™ve felt that I want to continue doing my best with everyone going forward as well.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅพŒใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿใ•ใ‚“ใฎ็‰ฉ่ชžใฏใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใƒ—ใƒญ่ปขๅ‘ใฎ่จ˜่€…ไผš่ฆ‹ใงใ‚‚่จ€ใฃใŸใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใƒ—ใƒญใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใฎ็›ฎๆจ™ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฃใฆๅ…ทไฝ“็š„ใซ่ฆ‹ใˆใฆใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๅƒ•ใฎไบบ็”ŸๅฒไธŠๅˆใ‚ใฆใฎใ“ใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ไปŠใพใงใฏๅƒ•ใ€4ๆญณใฎใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅธธใซใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใง้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใ‚’ๅ–ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†็›ฎๆจ™ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸไธŠใง็”Ÿๆดปใ—ใฆใใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ไปŠใ€ๅฎ™ใถใ‚‰ใ‚Šใ‚“ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใฏใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใพใšใฏใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใƒญใƒผใ‚ฐใ‚’ๆฏŽๆ—ฅๆฏŽๆ—ฅใ€ๆˆๅŠŸใ•ใ›ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใซๅŠชๅŠ›ใ—ใฆใ„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏไปŠๆ—ฅใง1ใค1ใคใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใซ้›†ไธญใ—ใฆใ„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใŸใถใ‚“็ฉใฟ้‡ใชใฃใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€ใพใŸๆ–ฐใŸใช็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใจใ„ใ†ใ‚นใƒ†ใƒผใ‚ธใซใคใชใŒใฃใฆใ„ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใใ‚ŒใŒ็ฉใฟ้‡ใชใฃใฆใ„ใใ“ใจใงใ€ๆ–ฐใŸใช่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅŸบ็›คใŒใงใใฆใ„ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ™ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠใงใใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚’็›ฎใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใพใŸใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใฎ้™็•Œใ‚’่ถ…ใˆใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎๅƒ•ใฎ็‰ฉ่ชžใซใชใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

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 donโ€™t have anything specific as a goal just because Iโ€™ve turned pro. This is, in a sense, something happening for the first time in my life. Until now, Iโ€™ve always lived my life since I was 4 years old with the goal of winning the Olympic gold medal. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m in a bit of a limbo right now. But firstly, Iโ€™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 theyโ€™ll again lead to a new stage called Yuzuru Hanyu. And by amassing all these experiences, I think Iโ€™ll be able to build a new foundation for myself. So Iโ€™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 thatโ€™ll be my story from now on.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ€Œใ„ใคใ‹็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๅคขใ€ใฏใ€Œใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใ‚ฟใ‚ธใƒผ10ใ€ใฎไธ–็•Œ่ฆณใ‚’ใฉใ†่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œ๏ผˆใ‚ฒใƒผใƒ ใ‚’๏ผ‰ๅ…จใๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ไบบใซไผใˆใ‚‹ใฎใฏ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹้ญ‚ใจใจใ‚‚ใซ่ˆžใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆญŒใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใ‚’่กจ็พใ—ใฆใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใพใŸใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅนปๆƒณ็š„ใช้ขจๆ™ฏใฎไธญใงใ€ๆฐดใฎไธญใซใ„ใŸใ‚Šใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ทใƒผใƒณใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚MIKIKOๅ…ˆ็”Ÿใจๆผ”ๅ‡บใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚’ๅ‚่€ƒใซใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใคใใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅฟœๆดใฎๆ€ใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ้ญ‚ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ๅ‰ใซใƒŽใƒƒใƒ†ใƒปใ‚นใƒ†ใƒฉใƒผใ‚ฟใฎๆ™‚ใซใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ€ใ„ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒๅ…‰ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ๆบ€ๅคฉใฎๆ˜Ÿ็ฉบใฟใŸใ„ใ ใฃใŸใจ่จ€ใฃใŸใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅฟœๆดใฎๅ…‰ใŒๅ‡„ใใ™ใ”ใใพใถใ—ใใฆใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ€ใ„ใจใจใ‚‚ใซไธ€็ท’ใซๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใ‘ใฉใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฏใ‚‚ใ†่ฆ‹ใŸใใชใ„ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใพใŸไธ€็ท’ใซๆป‘ใ‚‹ใ€‚ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ€ใ„ใ‚’้›†ใ‚ใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฏใพใŸๆป‘ใ‚Š็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่กจ็พใ—ใŸใคใ‚‚ใ‚Šใงใ™ใ€

How did โ€œA fleeting dreamโ€ express the worldview of Final Fantasy X?

Itโ€™s hard to express this to someone who doesnโ€™t understand gaming at all. Itโ€™s kind of like dancing, singing and expressing emotions with spirits. Also, thereโ€™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, everyoneโ€™s thoughts were shining. I once said it was like a sky full of stars. In the program this time, the light of everyoneโ€™s support is blinding. Iโ€™m skating together with everyoneโ€™s thoughts, yet I donโ€™t want to look at them anymore, but I want to skate with them again. At the end, everyoneโ€™s thoughts gather and I once again continue to skate; thatโ€™s what I intended to express.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใŸใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™โ€ฆใพใŸๆ˜Žๆ—ฅใ‚‚้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ™๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ใกใชใฟใซใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“็š„ใซใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ใฎใง่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ๏ผˆๅ–ๆใ‚จใƒชใ‚ขใ‚‚็ฌ‘ใ„ใซๅŒ…ใพใ‚Œใ‚‹๏ผ‰ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸ๏ผใ€

Thank you very much. I ask for your continuing support. Iโ€™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!