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Oct 5, 2016 10:45 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Solid start, we got characters from a variety of countries for competition and they didn't waste time at introducing the most prominent ones.

Animation quality by MAPPA looks good with a fine degree of realism. Good OP song as well. Out of all the characters, that Viktor guy stands out the most in terms of look and ability. Looks like he's quite famous too. Pretty good episode overall, has a lot of potential.

Glorious music.
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Oct 5, 2016 10:49 AM
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OP is simple and fun.

This is interesting.

Wow, ED song is techno!

The champion guy deciding to train after seeing Japan Yuuri's video?

Next ep. delayed 15 mins later to 26:36.
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Oct 5, 2016 10:59 AM

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The OP & ED are really good both music and art wise.

Overall this whole series gives off a really "modern" vibe. Like internet is actual a thing as far as that the ED is a slide show in Instagram lol.

The choreography from what we could see was awesome, you can see that the director has experience in this sport and that the japanese champion was/is involved in the production.

Really the only two hurdles I can see for some people is this being a sport series and the various yaoi undertones.
 
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Oct 5, 2016 12:24 PM

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Yuri o ice is clearly a bait, should be yaoi on ice...
I don't expect justice. I expect revenge, even if it solves nothing in the end.
I don't expect redemption. I expect decadence and self destruction.
I don't expect compassion. I expect selfishness.
I don't expect people making choices. I expect a cruel fate forced upon them.
 
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Oct 5, 2016 12:43 PM

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HOLY SHIT THE OP & ED are way tooooo goood O_o

And the choreography is dope
 
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Oct 5, 2016 12:51 PM

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This has everything to be AOTS. OP and ED will be very hard to beat.

The comedy was actually good, i was surprised at first, but i got used to it fast.

The choreography was even better than i expected, MAPPA is not fucking around here, beautiful.

Best start of the season.
 
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Oct 5, 2016 12:53 PM

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AOTS contender? AOTS contender.

Fluid animation, varied cast, OST was fitting outside of the OP/ED, Sayo delivers once again - as expected from one of the best female anime directors. Can't wait to see how things develop.
 
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Oct 5, 2016 12:58 PM

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That OP is STUNNING! That song paired with those visuals, i'm not sure I even blinked while watching that.
The skating sequence was lovely, this didn't even feel like 23 minutes to me.

Hope the quality remains strong. I want this show to do well for this director.

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should be yaoi on ice...

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Oct 5, 2016 12:59 PM

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great episode, the ice skating scenes looked incredible, and the comedy was good too. i hope it continues like this~
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:02 PM

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I' m dead man, that's literally all I can say
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:03 PM

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It looks amazing, but I just can't get over how much Yuri looks like Izumi from Parasyte. Even his teacher and other characters look like they're from Parasyte.
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:03 PM
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Ahhh man this is so gay I'm in looove!!!
To be honest I did not understand the majority of this episode cuz of course I don't know Japanese (YET) so I want to know one thing:
WHY THE HELL IS YURI SO- ...uhh... SO CHUBBY?!
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:05 PM

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Holy shit
That was awesome????????????????
Characters, comedy, animation... Everything was great. Whoa.
ALSO AKSJDIOUJHWOIFD
ALSO he was in love with the childhood friend and she married the other guy. But I'm okay with that. He seems to be okay with that too. I LOVED THE CHARACTERS SERIOUSLY ALL OF THEM
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Oct 5, 2016 1:09 PM

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Wtf the visuals in the OP are f*cking awesome
I thought it was going to be more serious
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:09 PM

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OP is terrible but at least good visual right there
also, yaoi on ice
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Oct 5, 2016 1:10 PM

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Zonna said:
Ahhh man this is so gay I'm in looove!!!
To be honest I did not understand the majority of this episode cuz of course I don't know Japanese (YET) so I want to know one thing:
WHY THE HELL IS YURI SO- ...uhh... SO CHUBBY?!


He gains weight fast as said in the episode. And it was most like because he wasn't feeling well because his pet dog died... You know, people eat to improve their mood.
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:11 PM

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Oh, this first episode was wonderful. Liked the animation and the comedy was pleasent. Yuri being chubby was...interesting, guess was something emotional. The last part, man took me by surprize,haha when vicror said will coach him: naked ...
I like the ending song o.o
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Oct 5, 2016 1:14 PM

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Amazing! This was absolutely brilliant! The characters so full of life in this, gotta give the director some credit for that! The art style is really nice and comfy, the character designs are really well made, the OST is good so far, the story looks promising. I really love how things ended up going. It's gonna be interesting to see Viktor coach 2 Yuri's. The animation was impeccable, I imagine how hard it must've been to make things so fluent. Someone above said it has a modern vibe and I totally agree and love it.

My favorite moment from the episode was when Viktor was watching the video and was like, damn, I have to coach him.

Looking forward to more of this, off to a great start!

Also, both the OP and ED were amazing. AOTS contender right here.
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Zonna said:
Ahhh man this is so gay I'm in looove!!!
To be honest I did not understand the majority of this episode cuz of course I don't know Japanese (YET) so I want to know one thing:
WHY THE HELL IS YURI SO- ...uhh... SO CHUBBY?!

you could've just watched it subbed, subs are out already
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:15 PM

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The skating was really good... I didn't feel like the characters were very interesting, though--except, obviously, for the silver-haired guy. ... And something I didn't like was the childhood friend of the protagonist having been revealed to have married his childhood 'friend'- I mean, wut? Small town, I guess? But why the need to show something so cliche? Tch. ... And why's it that after all those years, the protagonist couldn't have shown interest for any other female? C'mon, is the world so scarce? ¬¬ Anyway.
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:46 PM
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It looks amazing, but I just can't get over how much Yuri looks like Izumi from Parasyte. Even his teacher and other characters look like they're from Parasyte.
Both anime share the same characters designer !
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Honestly, this was great. I can definitely see it as the sort of anime that not only fujoshi will enjoy, due to the stunning visuals and comedy. It was a total treat, with a bit of fanservice but what can I say. I'm really hoping this will rise to the popularity of Free!, and show us a well developed and exciting plot, unlike the disappointments cheer danshi and days turned out to be.
 
Oct 5, 2016 1:53 PM

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What a great start! I actually teared up when he was reminiscing about his childhood and how he wanted to skate like Viktor one day.

I think I am really going to enjoy this one!
So glad that I'm not a huge manga reader, because the manga readers WHINE WAY TOO MUCH and have to RUIN every adapted anime for the ANIME ONLY WATCHERS!
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:00 PM
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OHHHH MY LORD!!! THIS FIRST EPISODE WAS PROBABLY THE BEST FIRST EPISODE I'VE SEEN OF THE SEASON!

Sorry, my bad for that, but damn the animation, along with the characters and the music were just too amazing for me, also I do tend to ask at first why title the series Yuri on ice, but I think it is implied mostly towards the main character, which is not a bad thing in all honesty. Really, this is all I would have needed for today in all honesty. I just hope they keep up with the quality of course, since it has the potential to be great.

By the way the bath scene with Victor OMG fangirls will go overboard with it xD I MEAN HELL, ITS A GUY NAKED AND YOU SAW FREAKING BUN BUNS!
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:00 PM

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Breathtaking. Hopefully the show continues to maintain this integrity. If so, I have a feeling this is going to be something very special.
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yo, the beginning is pretty good but the end and preview is just too gay!
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Solid first episode. I liked the visuals in OP/ED song, but not the song itself so much. OST is great. The strong visuals and character animation is pretty good. As expected from MAPPA. Tbh the whole ice skating is quite refreshing and I enjoyed it. Likeable, expressive chararacters and nice comedy. Minako is fun. Just hope it continues in this way.
 
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I guess I have rarely been as torn on a first ep as here. On one hand, everything serious, the whole scating part and the more natural character interactions (Yuri x Yoko) were cool and pretty much what I expected from this anime. On the other hand, every attempt at comedy was fucking terrible and destroyed everything. Sayo please, for fuck's sake, just throw your garbage comedy out of the window and gift us an AotS...
 
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I AM HOOKED. I loved the first episode. The animation quality is top notch, but that's MAPPA for you. I am not a fan of Ice Skating, I have only watched a little bit, but it is very interesting and captivating sport.
 
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Pretty good first episode. Comedy and animation are really good.

Seems like the show will be about Yuri trying to get better via losing weight and of course getting better at skating. Can't say I've seen that in an anime.
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:06 PM
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God, that was surprisingly great. I'm a fan of Yuri's chubby ver haha
Anyway, was I the only one who found Yuri's imitation of Viktor really choppy? They should have added in more frames in between to smooth things out, but nonetheless this starting ep was really entertaining.

definitely....here for plot :^)
 
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Wow. I was pleasantly surprised by this first episode...from the PV I was expecting a really serious, melodramatic sort of atmosphere but I liked how chill it was as well as the tidbits of comedy here and there. Ofc this could change in the coming weeks, but we'll see. Animation was pretty stunning and the character designs and music were just as wonderful too. I adored the ending theme.

I was surprised by how interesting the characters are- especially Yuri as an MC and also bratty Yuri as well...he looks like he'll be fun!
Viktor is definitely intriguing I'm not just saying that bc he has a mighty fine ass either and I'm looking forward to seeing where this'll go!

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God, that was surprisingly great. I'm a fan of Yuri's chubby ver haha
Anyway, was I the only one who found Yuri's imitation of Viktor really choppy? They should have added in more frames in between to smooth things out, but nonetheless this starting ep was really entertaining.

definitely....here for plot :^)


I think they did it on purpose. His imitation just didn't look as good in general, which is only logical because Victor is leagues ahead and Yuri only copied his choreography.
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:13 PM
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AUOdere said:
God, that was surprisingly great. I'm a fan of Yuri's chubby ver haha
Anyway, was I the only one who found Yuri's imitation of Viktor really choppy? They should have added in more frames in between to smooth things out, but nonetheless this starting ep was really entertaining.

definitely....here for plot :^)


I think they did it on purpose. His imitation just didn't look as good in general, which is only logical because Victor is leagues ahead and Yuri only copied his choreography.


Yeah, I thought that might be the case, but I think there are better ways to depict his current level (tiny fumbles, not jumping as high, etc). The choppiness was pretty distracting, at least for me :S
 
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Besides one misspelling in russian this was great!
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:16 PM

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Free on Ice, could be AOTS with the right direction. The animation was really good.

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AUOdere said:
Miragee said:


I think they did it on purpose. His imitation just didn't look as good in general, which is only logical because Victor is leagues ahead and Yuri only copied his choreography.


Yeah, I thought that might be the case, but I think there are better ways to depict his current level (tiny fumbles, not jumping as high, etc). The choppiness was pretty distracting, at least for me :S


Yeah you are right of course. This is probably a budget issue as well.
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:22 PM

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My expectations were already high and the show still managed to blow me away.

 
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I guess I have rarely been as torn on a first ep as here. On one hand, everything serious, the whole scating part and the more natural character interactions (Yuri x Yoko) were cool and pretty much what I expected from this anime. On the other hand, every attempt at comedy was fucking terrible and destroyed everything. Sayo please, for fuck's sake, just throw your garbage comedy out of the window and gift us an AotS...
Thank god I'm not the only one who thinks the comedy was straight up awful.
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:45 PM
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I"m impressed, beatiful opening, decent ending, the art style is so strange, it so reminds me of the 1980's anime, like macross and such, I like how it works, I like the dulled colours, but the charecters is awesome :>
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:47 PM

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This was awesome, the characters are Great(even with the parasyte protagonist design)

Great start
 
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It looks amazing, but I just can't get over how much Yuri looks like Izumi from Parasyte. Even his teacher and other characters look like they're from Parasyte.
Both anime share the same characters designer !

I know, it's just that they're so different shows that it makes me laugh!
 
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DAT ASS

After the spoilers dropped it was quite clear what to exspect from this show. It didn't disappoint. Victor, mmh DAT ASS.

WELL, the ED scenes could come straight out of a BL anime. Let me comb your hair, let me wash your hair...

Great. Surely a candidate for AOTS.
 
Oct 5, 2016 2:50 PM

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This took my expectations and surpassed them ten fold. I'm even more excited for this anime now than I was before it was airing if that's somehow possible.
 
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I watched it.
Why I watched it?
I was so scared to watch it.
I thought this gonna be totally BL thing, but... well... this was pretty good!
Love comedy and... that animation! *.*

That opening! I feel this gonna be meme! xD
I see Shingeki no Kyojin version of OP xD

Ending theme is also pretty cool!
Kinda tumblrish xD

Oh... that scene from preview...
I don't know how I gonna deal with BL vibes from this series... ;_;
 
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I don't know how I gonna deal with BL vibes from this series... ;_;


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Oct 5, 2016 2:58 PM
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Holy shit, that was fantastic! By far the best first episode of the season. This looks like the clear, "way too early," front-runner for AOTS

 
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Not as gay as I expected.
 
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Holy fugs, I was hearing alot of hype so I went in with some expectations but I didn't expect it to be this friggin good. Sasuga Watanabe's apprentice. Eupho is back and better then ever and this show kicks just as much ass, we got a helluva season folks. Heaz my thoughts.
-Minako sensei is 8 outa gr8 I would d8 wish I could m8 holy fuck she is perfect.
-Op is by Japanese Angels and Airwaves
-Mc gets cucked by his old crush in first episode hits me right in the NTR sweet spot
-Also cuck crush is another first class qt
-Show can be watched by men and women for qts FANSERVICE FOR ALL!!!
-Shinichi from parasyte died his hair black and got chubby and decided to use his parasyte strength to become a world renowned Ice skater
 
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At first I was let down that the show was so much cheekier than the trailers suggested but it eventually won me over with splendid animation, art and good pacing.

Might be the best TV anime this year tbh.
 
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