World champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu has become the first person to attempt a quad axel in competition at this year’s Winter Olympics. Although the Japanese athlete failed to complete the difficult jump, his ambition and determination received a lot of praise from fans, including Tokyo Ghoul’s mangaka, Sui Ishida.
Ishida posted a drawing of Hanyu on Twitter after the men’s free skating competition ended with the caption, “That was so cool. The image shows the skater looking into the distance and wearing a blue-green outfit that resembles his costume from Free Skate. This isn’t the first time Ishida has created Hanyu fan art, having previously featured the skater after winning gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Additionally, Hanyu has often expressed his love for tokyo ghoulposting pictures of himself recreating panels from the manga.
The quadruple axel is, so far, the most difficult jump in the world of figure skating and the only quad jump that has not yet been homologated in competition. An axel is an edge jump that involves a forward take-off, making it one of the easiest jumps to identify in the sport, and to land a quad axel a skater must complete four and a half revolutions in the air and land cleanly on one foot.
Hanyu received the base value for a quad axel as part of his final score; however, he also received large point deductions due to a fall and contact with the ice with his hands. In the end, he finished fourth overall, placing behind fellow Japanese Shoma Uno (bronze) and Yuma Kagiyama (silver) and American skater Nathan Chen (gold).
the tokyo ghoul the manga was featured in Shueisha Jump young weekly from September 2011 to September 2014. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who manages to survive a fatal encounter with a ghoul named Rize Kamishiro but finds himself transformed into a half-ghoul when some of his organs are transplanted into his body during of his life. life-saving surgery. The manga has been adapted into an anime by Studio Pierrot (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations), which premiered in 2014. It stars Natsuki Hanae (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Ken and Kana Hanazawa (Blue period) like Rize.
Ishida’s new manga series, Choujin Xdebuted in Shueisha Tonari no young jump in May 2021 before moving to Jump young weekly in October 2021. It tells the story of friends Azuma Higashi and Tokio Kurohara, who transform into Choujins, humans with supernatural powers.
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