It’s not just gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyū who has won the hearts of anime fans. 23-year-old Canadian figure skater and Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan seems to be a K-ON! fan himself. He personally posted a YouTube video of himself preparing for his 2011 trip to Japan — by drumming along to the anime’s opening:

Chan would go on to win gold at the 2011 Japan Open competition. In the same vein, Chan also prepared for his South Korea trip by watching Korean idol group Girls’ Generation/SNSD:

Since his win in 2011, Chan has garnered scores of tribute art in Japan.

Patrick Chan

[Via Yaraon!]

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