Reeling from his crushing defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuuri Katsuki, once Japan's most promising figure skater, returns to his family home to assess his options for the future. At age 23, Yuuri's window for success in skating is closing rapidly, and his love of pork cutlets and aptitude for gaining weight are not helping either.
However, Yuuri finds himself in the spotlight when a video of him performing a routine previously executed by five-time world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly goes viral. In fact, Victor himself abruptly appears at Yuuri's house and offers to be his mentor. As one of his biggest fans, Yuuri eagerly accepts, kicking off his journey to make it back onto the world stage. But the competition is fierce, as the rising star from Russia, Yuri Plisetsky, is relentlessly determined to defeat Yuuri and win back Victor's tutelage.
It doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a boy, you will enjoy this sports anime. I never thought that you could make a good anime about figure skating but Yuri on Ice proved me wrong.
The plot is one of a typical sports anime: the protagonist fails at the beginning and tries to succeed again with a lot of obstacles on his way to the top, (very simplified version).
It is beautiful animated, you can see how much effort and time they put in to the animation.
This is one of the rare anime that you can watch the first episode and decide if it’s for you or not, it’s that simple.
It has a lot of sexual innuendo between the protagonist and victor, this is one of the main reason you should watch it. It makes literally every person a little more “gay”, in a total positive way.
One of the “nicknames” is on purpose: yaoi on ice, although you are left alone with your imagination. :-P
The intro and ending songs are just beautiful, every episode I sing them along (or at least I try).
The anime combines a lot of different animation styles, sometimes really basic “stuff” and then with a lot of “specialties”.
I think you should give it a try, the first episode and then decide for yourself. read more
TL;DR :A story full of passionate and inspiration,a simple but tightened story
"Have you ever lost your passion before?"
-Story & character:
Yuri on ice is neither a simply ice-skating show,nor a yaoi show.It's all about passion and inspiration.A show that you'd amazed when you're watching it.
I usually don't watch sports or yaoi shows,since they are generally shallow and disgusting,but Yuri on ice is totally a different story.Yuri on ice is a show that you couldn't judge by its cover.A show that is out of the ordinary.
What's so special about Yuri on ice is that the story doesn't start from scratch.It starts from the middle of a life story,which was the time when protagonist Yuuri started to turn from failure to success,while so much things happened that let him to find back passion on ice-skating.Could Yuuri become a champion as well?
While the story is propagating,in order to keep you entertained,it includes so much comedy inside to keep you entertained,while keeping the level of seriousness.This anime is also somehow the first anime that uses social media as a tool to push the story forward.Yuuri is impressed by Victor because of the YouTube video posted by his friends and many hilarious jokes are mainly from social media too.How interesting!
Not only that,the story of this show is not about a bunch of retarded training.It also includes about the flashbacks of the characters and their inner feelings.As we all know,passionate won't come out automatically,it must have some sort of inspiration in order to trigger it.Yuri On Ice is one of the shows that focus on inspiration and passionate.From all the characters practice and shows,it connects the inner world of the character together with their past,which triggers their passionate on ice-skating and splendid performances during the competitions.You could see that not only the story is tightened,but also the characters descriptions and the details as well,which is the reason why makes Yuri on ice never ceases to impress me!
-Animation & sound:
Another elements that keeps you immersed into the beauty of ice-skating is the usage of sound effects,the background music.It fits well to the characters and the story.Audience reactions,the sound effects of ice-skating,the background music.Beautiful!
Animation is great too,real descriptive animation are there,the ice-skating,the actions.Perfect !
I think this anime is really well-balanced and well-rounded.Even though you're not fascinated about sports,you could still enjoy the beauty of this show.This show is nearly flawless and impeccable,just if they could manage the time of each episodes more thoroughly and add some more female characters,I surely think this would more appeal to everyone.
I hope that everyone could have a chance to watch this anime,this show is indeed very inspirational and unique.Hope that not only you could enjoy the story of Yuri on ice,you could also find back your own passion of stuff that you're doing.
Notice:This preview is reviewed after episode 4.In obeying the review guidelines in MAL,I'll delete this preview when the series is finished or I drop this anime halfway,then I'll post a completed review afterwards.If you like this preview,Stay tuned for the completed review! :)read more
I'm not really into sport animes, but I've decided to give Yuri!!! on ince a chance(because I really liked the characters design) and it surprised me!
The anime is wonderful! Many will think that it's a typical yaoi-bait. It may really have some suspect moments between Yuri and Victor, but that's not all. The characters are SO well worked, all of them are fun and have their particularity, they stoled my attention and made me want to be a part of it.
One of the things I most like about it, is the fact that it's not only one more typical sport anime with school students, making it different from the others animes.
The art style is marvelous! The characters design is wonderful, one of the best I've ever seen, pretty and without exaggerations! Good sceneries too. The movements are so beautiful and the skating scenes are so wonderful and fluid, flows pretty well, they're really artistic!
So, if you like sports animes and want to see one with a good comedy and great characters, watch Yuri!!! on ice and you won't regret!read more
NEWLY UPDATED REVIEW (SPOILER FREE)
I am definitely not a fan of sports anime as I am the most unsporty person on this planet and it so does not interest me in the slightest so naturally, I initially shrugged off this anime thinking it would be really based around ice skating and competitions with a heavy focus on the sport and what not. Now now that I've seen 7 episodes and continue to tune in weekly for this show, it definitely is full of championships, lots of skating which was something I really didn't think I'd enjoy watching.
I WAS WRONG. I don't know if its the connection the characters have or if it's the fluid animation or just the all round enjoyable atmosphere and score but this anime is HOT HOT HOT, and not the yaoi hot everyone's been buzzing about (although it does contain some ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ) but the super cool feeling you get from this show! I'm addicted I love it so much! i consider myself someone who doesn't easily give out a good score so a 9 is huge.
While I really enjoy this, I already know this show isn't for everyone but i surprised myself and consider this one of the most enjoyable shows of the year, so maybe you'll surprise yourself too!
So what I'm telling you guys is that my initial assumption of the show was terribly wrong. This show is awesome I love it. I have kept this review brief to slightly touch on and confirm or deny the rumours of myths surrounding the show. For everyone asking, yes, there is low key yaoi tension in the air but it isn't overpowering or distasteful or even distracting, it is done well and is actually so entertaining to watch!
ART (9): I for one think that the art is beautiful as recreating ice skating scenes through animation must be so incredibly hard and yet they triumph, the scenes are seamless, easy to follow and elegant. The Character designs are unique and cool and drawn to appear handsome and , going hand in hand with a little of the fan service previously mentioned.
SOUND(7): The Opening and Ending theme suit the anime very well and are having said that, the simplicity of this anime opening theme is beautiful both in sound and visuals.
If you haven't watched this because you're like me and you dislike sports anime or if you just weren't sure about it all definitely give it a chance! I sure did and it's the best anime I'm watching this season! Hopefully you will agree and enjoy it as much as I am too :) read more
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