YURI ON ICE!
CREATED BY: Sayo Yamamoto
NO. OF EPISODES: 12 Episodes
After suffering a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and other failed showings at other skating competitions, Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about ice skating and puts his career on hiatus, going to college in Detroit and later returning to his hometown of Hasetsu in Kyushu. He visits his childhood friend Yuko at an ice rink known as “Ice Castle Hasetsu” and perfectly mimics an advanced skating routine performed by famous Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov, who is Yuri’s idol. When secretly recorded footage of Yuri’s performance is uploaded to the internet, it catches the attention of Victor, who travels to Kyushu and offers to coach Yuri and restart his figure skating career. Together with Victor, Yuri aims to win the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series as he battles against his rival, Yuri Plisetsky, a 15-year-old rising star skater from Russia.
- Fantastic opening.
- Animation style is fluid.
- Decent dub vs sub.
- Attractive and interesting characters.
- Too much implied fan service (we want actual fan service!)
- One dimensional secondary skaters.
SCORE: 8.5 / 10
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