I think the title of this post is enough said. My favorite Takahiko Kozuka has quite a lead after the short program at the Japanese National Championships, while reigning World Champion Daisuke Takahashi is in fourth place after stepping out of two jump elements. World Junior Champion Yuzuru Hanyu is a surprise second, and Nobunari Oda once again went for the quad in the short here, but he was unsuccessful and finds himself in third.
Here's sixth-place Takahito Mura. I raved about him during the Grand Prix, and he's another skater that I could watch all day for the quality of his skating. I really like him!