Avex Pictures has announced an original anime titled Yuri!!! on Ice at AnimeJapan 2016. An official website was opened on Tuesday.
Figure skating is a central theme of the series. The project, which has been planned for four years, is created by mangaka Mitsurou Kubo and director Sayo Yamamoto. According to Kubo, the two visited Barcelona, Russia, and Beijing for location hunts. Kubo has also created 900 pages of draft scripts in manga format.