Japanese Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu to Release 3rd Photobook

27.May.2020 | FASHION

Famed Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu’s third photobook YUZU’LL BE BACK Ⅱ~Dancin’on The Edge3 will be released on June 19, 2020, covering his 2019-2020 skating season.

The new book centres on all six of Hanyu’s entries from the 2019 Autumn Classic International to the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships held in February this year.

The photobook is 144 pages long, covering everything fans of one of history’s greatest figure skaters could hope for.

Photos: スポーツニッポン新聞東京本社編集局写真部・小海途良幹、長久保豊


  • Japanese Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Receives Special Feature in KISS & CRY Magazine

    16.March.2020 | FASHION

    The latest issue of KISS & CRY, Volume 33, hit shelves in bookstores and online in Japan on March 12, 2020. The magazine offers the latest information in the world of figure skating.

    The latest issue includes a special feature on the 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships which was held in Seoul, South Korea from February 4 to 9. It features a special visual report on Yuzuru Hanyu who won the championships.

    Yuzuru Hanyu became the first man to achieve a ‘Super Slam’ of major junior and senior competition triumphs. In 2018, Hanyu became the first two-time men’s champion in figure skating in 66 years since Dick Button. He performed to Ballade No. 1 and Seimei during that performance, and did it again at the championships this year, which he described as being scary.

    The magazine feature also looks back at his performances at exhibitions this season.

    See more of Yuzuru Hanyu in this new edition of KISS & CRY.


    *The 2020 World Figure Skating Championships set to take place from March 18, 2020 have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. As a result, please note that the information in the magazine is subject to change.

  • Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Features in Yowamushi Pedal Poster For Tour de Tohoku 2019

    21.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Tour de Tohoku is an annual cycling event held to support the restoration efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In promotion of this year’s event, special posters have been created in collaboration with Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and 15 characters from the hit cycling anime series Yowamushi Pedal. The event collaborated with the series last year too.


    The posters will begin rolling out at the Tokyo Metro Yowamushi Line section of Shinjuku Station, the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line section of Shibuya Station, and the Sendai Subway at Sendai Station from August 26. Yuzuru Hanyu has been appointed as part of Tour de Tohoku Friends this year, an initiative where notable people aid in various activities in support of the event.

    The collaborative posters illustrations of Yuzuru Hanyu as a character in Yowamushi Pedal alongside the series protagonist Sakamichi Onoda. Both of them are wearing the official cycling jersey of the event designed by Paul Smith.


    There are nine of these special posters in total, five of which feature Hanyu, and six of which showcase backgrounds of actual courses in the event.

    Speaking about his part in the event, Yuzuru Hanyu commented: “This is the first time I have appeared on a Tour de Tohoku poster to support the event as a Tour de Tohoku Friend, and it’s alongside everyone in the world of Yowamushi Pedal. I loved Yowamushi Pedal, it always gives me the strength to take a step forward, and gives me the power to head towards a single goal. I’m overjoyed to be able to support [those cyclists] going above and beyond as well as the people of Tohoku alongside Onoda [Sakamichi] and [Akira] Midousuji! By feeling the ‘strength’ of the cyclists and supporting them we can become one. We will become the ‘strength of Tohoku.’ That’s the kind of Tour de Tohoko I am supporting! I pray that Tohoku will gather lots of strength. Let Onoda and the others, myself, and all of the people supporting [this event] lend their strength to Tohoku!’

    Wataru Watanabe, the author of Yowamushi Pedal, also commented: “Congratulations once again this year on Tour de Tohoko 2019. I’m also supporting Yowamushi Pedal again this year with illustrations at the exhibition at Ishinomori Manga Museum in Ishinomaki. I’m also collaborating with figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu too so it’s sure to go down a storm! Every year since the year of the earthquake I have made bags for charity and donated all of the proceedings. I pray that it will help with the restoration efforts even if only a little. Get out there on your bicycles and feel the town, nature, air, and people’s warmth on your skin!”