“Yuri on Ice” Explained

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“Yuri on Ice” Explained

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Hello fellow anime fans! Are you here on the internet looking on info about new anime releases and premieres? I’m here to tell you about a popular anime that will surely scream sequel and make you break the repeat button and get it fixed.

An anime called Yuri on Ice will surely make you smile for hours and fangirl for days. Yuri on Ice is a sport anime revolving around a Japanese figure skater named Yuri Katsuki, his coach, and Russian skater Victor Nikiforov, as well as Yuri Plisetky, another Russian Figure skater, and their journey to the Figure Skating Grand Prix.

It all began after Yuri Katsuki was suffering following a horrible defeat in the Grand Prix final. This, combined with all of his past losses in other competitions, prompted Yuri to put his career on hold. After finishing college he returned to his hometown and mimicked a skating routine by his idol Viktor Nikiforov. Little did Yuri know that someone secretly recorded him and somehow Viktor saw the footage. Victor traveled to Kyushu to coach Yuri and save his career. At that time, 15 year old Russian punk Yuri Plisetky traveled there as well to make sure Victor kept his promise to choreograph a routine for Yuri if he won the Junior World Championship, which he did. Victor had forgotten about the promise and made the two Yuris skate each other for the victor to decide who will Victor would coach. After the two skated, Victor picked Yuri K . and vowed to help him win the Grand Prix Final. Meanwhile, Yuri P. returned to Russia. In the end, Yuri K. and Yuri P. both get to the Grand Prix Final.   

During the course of the series, a relationship forms between Yuri K. and Victor to the point that they get engaged in the end of the series, thus promoting a same sex relationship.

The anime was produced by MAPPA and directed by Sayo Yamamoto and Mitsuro Kubo. It started airing in October and ended at 12 episodes on December. They are currently working on a second season and are releasing a PV called “Welcome to the Madness”.  

Overall, Yuri on Ice is an amazing anime with male ice skaters, a developed romance, and a fanbase bigger than the United States. It has won many awards. You can see it in Crunchyroll, KissAnime, or YouTube. Then, after you watch it, you’ll no doubt be anxious for the Season 2 release.

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