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Guang Hong Ji (Chinese: 季光虹, Jì Guāng Hóng; Japanese: ジ・グァンホン Ji Guanhon) is a Chinese figure skater featured in Yuri!!! on Ice.

Background

Like Yuri Plisetsky, Guang Hong also makes his senior debut in the current season. Guang Hong placed third at his Grand Prix debut in Skate America, but does not place at the Cup of China in his home country. Guang Hong placed third at the Golden Spin of Zagreb, held before the Final in Barcelona[1].

Appearance

GX Chara

Guang Hong is a short and slender young man with messy, medium brown hair and chestnut-brown eyes. He has faint freckles and is sometimes seen with a slight flush.

Short Program

During his short program, Guang Hong wears a black outfit with a shimmering magenta trim.

Free Skate

During his free skate, Guang Hong wears an olive-colored top with a shimmering pattern and a black and gold trim. The front is low-cut and is secured with a decorative blue crystal button.

Personality

He is initially seen as shy and innocent, as shown when he expressed discomfort at Victor's stripping, but his free-skate program revealed a more "intense" aspect of his personality. Guang Hong enjoys using SNS immensely, and he looks up to Victor Nikiforov.

Skills

Jumps

He was able to land a quad toe loop for the first time in his short program at the Cup of China, despite it being only recently added to his roster of jumps.

Relationships

Phichit Chulanont

Guang Hong and Phichit are good friends, and he admires Phichit and his skating. Phichit is the reason Guang Hong takes up using SNS to connect with fans and to post lots of selfies.

Leo de la Iglesia

Guang Hong Ji with Leo

Guang Hong with Leo

Guang Hong and Leo are good friends who both have a deep love for SNS. They both competed at Skate America and the Cup of China. Guang Hong's free program depicted himself as an assassin and Leo as an ally, with him eventually taking a bullet in order to save Leo.[2] Even after ending their Grand Prix run, the both of them still talk to each other from their respective countries, and talk over the phone while streaming the Grand Prix Final.

Xiao Yi You

Xiao Yi (Japanese: ユー・シャオイー Yū Shaoī) is Guang Hong's coach.[3]

Programs

Short - La Parfum de Fleurs

Free - The Inferno

The Inferno is is the theme song of Shanghai Blade, a fictional movie in the Yuri on Ice universe.

Quotes

  • "This is getting kind of R-rated, is it safe to post this online?"[2] (to Leo about Victor stripping)
  • "My Grand Prix Series will end here, but the Four Continents and Worlds is still waiting for me. I'll raise the technical difficulties of my programs and claw my way to the podium! I'm not the kind of man who would die in a ditch here!"[4] (monologue during his free skate)
  • "Jiayou!"[1] (to Phichit)

Trivia

  • Guang Hong does not like hotpot.[2]
  • According to SNS, Guang Hong is one of the Three Most Adorable Men's Figure Skaters in Asia.[5]
  • When he goes to America to train over the summer, he ends up buying Western clothes in bulk.[3][6]
  • Guang Hong practiced in the US in the off season with Leo and Phichit.[3] He hopes to one day meet a Hollywood celebrity, and also to someday be one.[6]
  • His Instagram is +guanghongji+.
  • His short program in Cup of China has the shortest screen time, only noted for his quad toe loop.
  • He is one of the youngest figure skaters on the Grand Prix circuit.
  • The official English Yuri!!! on Ice website notes that intends to hide his 'fanboy' feelings.
  • Ji (季) means "season", Guang (光) means "bright (light)" or "brilliance", and Hong (虹) means "rainbow", thus Guang Hong's name can be taken to mean "Season of the brilliant rainbow".
  • The caption on his Instagram post in the ending credits reads 'New bicycleeeeee!🚲✨✨'

References

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