Western audiences almost unnoticed, a Japanese anime about a young figure skater has become a sensation in Asia and large parts of the Internet overnight. And rightly so! Here you can find all news and information about Yuri On Ice season 2 and the YOI film.
Even those who never watch anime will love this series: The Japanese viral hit “Yuri!!! On Ice” about the young figure skater Yuri Katsuki has rolled over all of Asia with just one season and is celebrated by fans and critics alike as one of the best anime ever.
The 12-part TV anime was broadcast in Japan between October and December 2016. It was produced at the Mappa studio under the direction of Sayo Yamamoto. Yamamoto also developed the idea for the production together with the screenwriter and designer Mitsurō Kubo.
Yuri On Ice Season 2 Plot
Was that already all? But no: Yuri On Ice not only convinces with its highly interesting setting in professional figure skating but also with its charming, rather traditional animation style and the lovingly elaborated characters. Our bespectacled protagonist Yuri suffers from clinical nervousness, chooses a schnitzel dish as a source of inspiration for his (erotic) passion, but is secretly a gifted pole dancer. The figure skating superstar and supposed seducer Viktor is, in reality, a sensitive and mischievous, chaotic creature, and the supporting actors also shine with their very own personalities.
But the hype around Yuri On Ice was not least caused by the subtle romance between the shy Yuri and the urbane superstar Viktor. Critics and fans alike celebrated the lighthearted portrayal of a gay love that gets by without any raised forefingers or dramatic side plots between homophobia or AIDS. Especially in a country that is still struggling with strong cultural homophobia. Realistic? Maybe not, but since when has escapism on TV become a swearword?
International industry stars such as Evgeni Plushenko and Johnny Weir were fans of the series and praised the figure skating programs presented. Weir rocked the fan base when he uploaded a video of himself to Instagram, performing a series program.
Fans have speculated that a second season may pit Yuri and Victor against each other on the ice, which will complicate their connection, but we will have to wait and watch!
What is Yuri On Ice about?
After a disappointing defeat in the Grand Prix final, 23-year-old Japanese Yuri Katsuki hangs up his skates and moves back to the small-town one of his parents’ home town. In the local ice rink, the downcast Yuri skates a freestyle routine for his idol, the Russian figure skating world champion Viktor Nikiforov. Yuri’s best friend uploads a video of Yuri’s performance to YouTube without his knowledge, where his perfect interpretation goes viral right away.
Viktor sees the video and decides to travel to Japan and train Yuri. Shocked and overwhelmed, Yuri agrees to take the plunge once again into professional skating under Viktor’s guidance.
However, Viktor has other commitments: He had already promised the 15-year-old Russian wunderkind Yuri Plisetsky to develop choreography for his debut with the figure skating men’s team the offending teenager demands angrily and injured. Viktor lets the two compete against each other…
Yuri On Ice Film
After the many awards and the raging success of the DVD and Blu Ray, it was clear that YOI, as the fans tenderly abbreviate the series, could not be over. In April, the makers announced that they were working on a Yuri on Ice feature film. Information about the plot or even the release date was not revealed, however.
Will there be a season 2 of Yuri on ice?
Since the Yuri-On-Ice team is working at full speed on the YOI film, we will probably have to wait a while for the second season. As soon as a broadcast date for the second season of Yuri On Ice is set, you can find out here!
Watch Yuri On Ice
The video-on-demand offerer Crunchyroll specialized in Manga, and Anime shows the entire relay Yuri on Ice on-line, saving foxes use the free two-week sample subscription.
Of course, there are various recordings on YouTube or entire YOI episodes available for download. Still, the sources are uncertain, and the quality varies. If you want to play it safe, get the DVDs, Blu Ray, or watch Yuri On Ice in original quality on Crunchyroll.
Do Fans Want To See ‘Yuri On Ice 2’?
But I have watched the 12 and last episode of Yuri on ice now. But in the end, I did not come with. Therefore I have a few questions now.
- will Viktor never run again?
- will he only does one more year or until he has the five gold medals?
- why do Yuri and Viktor dance together at the end? That is a single dance.
- was it a competition where they both danced? If so, which one?
- why did Yurio and Viktor wait for Yuri ( in the end )?
- Is there a 2 season? ( because of the last saying )
Wow, so many questions:
- Viktor wants to officially participate as a competitor again from the next skating season. But he will not give up his position as Yuri’s coach but will continue in parallel (HOW exactly he wants to implement this is still a big mystery to me, but at least that’s the information after the last episode).
- Nobody knows exactly. I interpreted the five gold medals as a joke, especially since there is an age limit in this sport, but who knows.
- Not necessarily; there are two categories in figure skating that allow you to skate in pairs, namely ice dancing and pair skating (the latter is what Viktor and Yuri do in the final).
- The event at the end is the Gala, which takes place after the GPF. During this Gala the competitors perform choreographies, among other things. Still, these are only for entertainment and are not judged by a jury.
- Also, this cannot be said for sure. One can say for sure that they are in Russia and that it is probably a little bit in the future (because Yuri’s hair looks a little longer).
- So, OFFICIALLY confirmed is no 2nd season yet. But the probability seems pretty high to me since the anime is already extremely successful, and Kubo (one of the driving forces behind yoi) has clearly said that she wants a second season.
ok but when is yuri on ice 2 coming out
— ハンワミー (@hanwamy) May 16, 2020
when the F**K is yuri on ice 2 gonna be released
— ४ Yoongi’s (@oikawashouyo) April 7, 2020
Yuri on ice 2 season, the date of release of all series:
|Name||Number of episodes||Issue Date|
|Yuri on Ice S02||12||no information|
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