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12 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Yuri On Ice

By Vanessa Kay @blushinggeek

Oh gosh, if I could have known that this anime, Yuri on Ice, is going to be this good, I would have watch it the instant it was released. I’ve been in the lookout for some new anime (preferably 2010 and above) after watching some pretty good one early this year and loving almost all of them. I’m not really into sports and the only sports anime that I’ve watched was Slam Dunk until I broke that record early this year. Oh scratch that, I forgot that I watched one last year but it wasn’t as intense like the ones I’ve watched this year especially this anime, Yuri on Ice.

Here’s a short sypnosis I’ve taken from myanimelist.

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.

Yuri on Ice released its very first season last October 6, 2016 and continued airing until December 22 the same year. This anime was on my radar last year and since sports anime is starting to grow on me, I decided to give it a try and see what the fuss is all about. And my! This anime took me by surprise. Why? Let the following gifs/images (with some few sentences) do the explaining for me. It’s actually safer because I might drop some major spoilers since I’m still very hyped even after watching it four hours ago, *wink.

12 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Yuri on Ice

  1. Yuri on Ice is an anime about figure skating. That idea alone is already giving my childhood self a run for her money.
  2. Yuri on Ice has an opening theme that is giving me a very good feeling (about the anime) every time I started a new episode.

  3. Yuri on Ice has a simple yet very enticing story that a simple-minded person like me can’t resist.Yuri on Ice | Blushing Geek
  4. Yuri on Ice has really good (I mean funny, haha) set of characters and a very cute dog. Awww!

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  5. Yuri on Ice has some very “unforgettable” dialogues, haha.Yuri on Ice | Blushing Geek Yuri on Ice | Blushing Geek
  6. Yuri on Ice has some very good songs that you can really say that each of them we’re composed perfectly for this anime.
  7. Yuri on Ice made me like (or even love) yaoi. I’m still not sure of the true score between Victor and Yuri but whatever it is, I am definitely digging it!

  8. Yuri on Ice has very catchy visuals. The animation isn’t that bad too, *wink.
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  9. Yuri on Ice has some comedic scenes that thinking about them now still makes me laugh, haha.

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  10. Yuri on Ice has a very solid story and each characters were given a time to shine. There’s definitely no hate in this anime, just love <3.
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  11. Yuri on Ice collaborated with people from the skating industry and it’s an original anime with no manga counterpart. Isn’t that fresh?!
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  12. Yuri on Ice’s ending left me with a smile and was begging me for more. I heard there’s a movie coming this year and hopefully we wouldn’t wait that long for season 2.
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That’s only 12 in my list but I know other fans has a lot of things to say about this anime. For now, I want to thank Mitsurou Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto for making Yuri on Ice!

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