Five favorite things with the Daisuke Takahashi

Just call him Daisuke Fashionista

Daisuke Takahashi loves <i>Bones</i>, shopping and comic books.
Daisuke Takahashi loves Bones, shopping and comic books. (Getty Images)


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By Lynn Rutherford, special to
(05/03/2011) - Daisuke Takahashi is connoisseur of comic books and designer bags.

Takahashi had a lot to contend with at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow. First, an earthquake and tsunami in his homeland caused the event to be moved from Tokyo to Russia. Then, at the start of his free program, a screw on his blade loosened when he attempted a quad. Japanese officials fixed the skate within the three-minute time limit, but the defending champion made several jumping mistakes and placed fifth.

The 25-year-old Takahashi vows to return next season to reclaim the title from Canada's Patrick Chan. "I don't want to end my career like this," he said.

What is your favorite movie?

How about a TV show?
I like the drama Bones, and I also like crime dramas.

Do you have a favorite book?
I don't really read serious books, but I read comic books. There is a famous Japanese series, One Piece, about pirates and friendship, that I really like. It's very popular in Japan.

What do you like to eat?
Sushi, and also Korean barbecue.

When you're not skating, what do you like to do?
Shop for clothes and bags. I really like bags.