PYEONGCHANG, February 20, 2018 - Bishōnen
is a popular term in Japanese anime, meaning a beautiful young man whose appeal
is universal. In PyeongChang, a bishōnen returned to the ice rink with grace and
made history by sweeping the gold in men’s figure skating in back-to-back
Olympics, reenacting a feat achieved 66 years ago.
The beautiful young man from a “different
dimensional world,” also a term from Japanese anime, was Yuzuru Hanyu. At the
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Hanyu, considered the prince of figure skating,
rose to the stature of king. And in the PyeongChang Winter ...