It’s been a year since this show appeared on screen, taking millions of hearts and smashing them to pieces. A movie is in the production and I wanted to talk about the hit anime Yuri!!! on Ice or Yuuri!!! on Ice. (Choose whichever spelling because it doesn’t really matter)
So the series follows a twenty-three/twenty-four year old Japanese skater known as Yuri Katsuki. He has a major crush on the champion skater Victor Nikiforov, ever since he was a young kid. Yuri loses a championship in the beginning due to his anxiety and self-consciousness. He does not have inspiration and returns to his hometown, Hasetsu, Japan. Victor finds a video of a performance of Yuri, recreating his first gold medal performance and becomes inspired to coach Yuri. It’s a story of transition from a shy bumbling low achiever, growing to be a successful confident skater.
I don’t usually watch anime; a lot of my friends were talking about it and there was a lot of online buzz about the show. The internet was constantly talking about the show so curiosity got the better of me and I binged the entire show. I am unbelievably hooked and just amazed!
The characters are amazing. Each character is unique and got their own dreams to achieve the gold medal at the end. You love all the characters and can’t settle your heart on just one, although my favourite characters are Yuri and Victor. The romance between them is beautiful. It’s not fake and is grown to be a natural thing. A much better love story than any romance film. The art style and music were a constant hooking factor and I can’t get enough of the show.
My favourite episode is the seventh episode because it’s a constant roller coaster of emotion. It’s the definitive moment of a change within Yuri as he excels the performance to which Yuri and Victor share their first kiss. It’s a beautiful sweet moment and inspires me to want to take up figure skating.
The show is amazing and I definitely recommend it. It makes the homosexual love story as natural as a heterosexual love story which is what ever romance story should be. It is a great and quick watch although the future of the show is difficult to see. I cannot wait for what is to come for Yuri!!! on Ice and you will not be disappointed, watching this show.
P.S. It’s Victor’s birthday today!