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Yuzuru Hanyu: Star Wars Darth Vader or Jedi Knight?

Star Wars fever has hit an all time high.  It is the movie blockbuster of this winter season, just like any skating performance that Yuzu would give in a competition this season!  Ticket sales for a screening of the Star Wars movie have sold out about as fast as a ticket to any event with Yuzu skating!

Is Yuzu more like Darth Vader, or is he a Jedi Knight?

Yuzu Darth


Yuzu has the ability to be either, and both!

Darth Vader: Yuzu can be serious, dark, and powerful.  He can command many fans to do his bidding, just like Darth Vader can!  Yuzu has shown Darth Vader type power in the past (for example: issuing a motion for the fans to be quiet while Javi is warming up and getting compete compliance from the crowd).

When Yuzu enters a room, people sit up and take notice.  Take a moment, imagine the powerful intro music that plays whenever Darth Vader is walking onto the screen, can you picture Yuzu walking into an arena, or onto the ice with this music playing?  I can, it’s a very cool image!  Yuzu’s all black training gear fits the image of a Darth Vader too!

Prior to Yuzu improving his conditioning recently, Yuzu even had the Darth Vader heavy breathing issue down pat when he was done performing his long programs!  I’m just kidding, of course.  Yuzu is not like Vader, he does not represent the “dark side”.

Yuzu, the Jedi Knight.  The force is strong with him.

Yuzu has special talents that are innate, just like Jedi are born with.  Born with a mystical power (the Force), Yuzu only had to learn to use it.  Yuzu was a Jedi Padawan under the care of Nanami Abe, and is quickly becoming a Jedi Knight under the careful guidance of Brian Orser.  In the future, Yuzu can progress become a full Jedi Master, if/once he starts training other young skaters!

When seduced by the fame and power that Yuzu has achieved through his career accomplishments thus far, Yuzu could have easily slipped over to the “dark side” and become cocky and selfish but he has resisted the temptation, and has stayed on the side of good.

Like a Jedi, Yuzu trains both his body and mind.  He has the mental strength and calmness to overcome all his own demons, and to challenge any walls put in front of him.  Yuzu also helps those in need, as do all Jedi. When Yuzu comes out to skate his programs, he sheds the black, dark training gear, and shows us a Jedi-like appearance (soft Chopin and magical Seimei costumes).

Yes, Yuzu is a true Jedi Knight!

I must say that the creator of this video is brilliant!   This video is a “must watch”.  Thank you to Nobu channellllllllll(北の打ち師達) for posting this very cool video of Yuzu’s step sequence with a lightsaber.

Yuzu Jedi Light Saber video


Even ANA, one of Yuzu’s sponsors has gotten in on the Star Wars mania by presenting Yuzu with a Star Wars R2-D2 airplane.  I would never go down the path of comparing Yuzu to R2-D2!  The little droid is cute and all, but the only moves R2-D2 can do are to spin around in circles, and we all know Yuzu can do much much more than that!

ANA start wars plane c

The bottom line is, Yuzu is an honourable guy trying to make a difference in this world using “the Force”.  Ok, thanks everyone for reading this truly silly blog entry.  I couldn’t resist.

I can’t wait to see the new Star Wars movie – and I can’t wait to see Yuzu at Japan Nationals and Worlds!!

Go Yuzu Go!!  Doki Doki!!






3 comments on “Yuzuru Hanyu: Star Wars Darth Vader or Jedi Knight?

  1. burdens
    December 18, 2015

    Yuzuru is in between. He has the commanding ability of the dark side and immense mental power of a jedi.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Justine Alyssa
    December 19, 2015

    This is the best thing I’ve read today!

    Liked by 1 person

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