Fans are eager to see what experiences Victor and Yuri have in store for them ahead of the 1st season of ‘Yuri On Ice.’ The 1st season of the anime series tells the tale of Yuri, a Japanese figure skater who has lost faith in his ability and is taken under the wing of renowned champion Victor Nikiforov. Victor is also in charge of teaching another Russian skater named Yuri, with two Yuris participating in the Figure Staking Grand Prix. The series had 12 episodes and was written by Mitsuro Kubo, produced by MAPAA, and directed by Sayo Yamamoto.
For its wonderful tale and romance between Victor and Yuri, as well as their exquisite coordinated ice-skating routines, the anime series quickly became a fan favorite. The same-sex partnership received a lot of attention and acclaim on the broadcast. Since the 1st season began on October 6, 2016, fans have been wanting to hear everything about the renewal in the hopes that the series would be renewed for Season 2. Thus, here’s all we know so far.
We can’t say anything with surely right now, but we can definitely conceive of a plausible narrative for Season 2. The 2nd season will focus on Yuri Katsuki and Victor’s relationship, as they are no longer just a coach and trainee. Their connection may be more developed and mature, including ups and downs. We can also see Victor battling against Yuri at the next Grand Prix, despite the fact that he is Yuri’s coach.
If this occurs, the student will be forced to stand opposite his teacher in a far more dramatic circumstance. All of this will be proven when the Season 2 of Yuri on Ice is released. Season 2 is expected to premiere in 2022 or 2023, based on our best estimation. We are still unaware of how the coronavirus epidemic has influenced the production of the show.
Yuri on Ice Characters
Yuuri Katsuki, the main character of Yuri on Ice, is a competitive figure skater. He is engaged to be married to Victor Nikiforov. Yuuri has black hair that is short and unkempt and brown eyes. Yuuri wears half-rimmed blue glasses, but he takes them off while skating. When he performs in front of a crowd, he combs his hair backward.
Yuuri dressed in layers to conceal his weight gain from disordered eating in the 1st episode. His warm-up attire normally consists of a blazer and black slacks with a stripe down the side. He skates while wearing gloves and on skates with normal blades.
Yuuri is renowned as “the figure skater with the largest glass heart in the world.” He has a delicate heart and is often crushed by failure, so much so that he can go into deep despair for months at a time. He is a kind, timid, and often humiliated young man, yet he is also proven to be headstrong and competitive.
Victor Nikiforov is a teacher, composer, and figure skater. He is the deuteragonist of Yuri on Ice and is committed to Yuuri Katsuki. In men’s singles figure skating, Victor is regarded as a real legend. He’s won five World Championships in a row, five Grand Prix Finals in a row, and a bunch of European titles. Under the tutelage of his instructor, Yakov Feltsman, he was already at the pinnacle of the figure skating world by the age of 16.
Otabek Altin is a Kazakh figure skater who appears in the show Yuri on Ice. Otabek attended a training camp conducted by Yakov Feltsman five years before the Barcelona GPF. It was his first year as a Junior, and he was demoted to the novice class owing to his failure to keep up with the Russian skaters in his bracket. This is when he met Yuri Plisetsky. When Otabek realized there was no proper way to skate, he opted not to continue with ballet.
Jean-Jacques Leroy, known to most as JJ (his initials), is a figure in Yuri on Ice. He is a Canadian ice skater and the boyfriend of Isabella Yang. He is the child of Alain and Nathalie Leroy. Jean-Jacques is a strong, well-built, and attractive tan-skinned young guy with black hair dressed in an undercut with bangs falling on the left side, grayish-blue eyes, and heavy black brows.
Yuri on Ice Manga
Kubo Mitsurou is a well-known Japanese manga artist who drew Tokkyu!! and invented Moteki, the latter of which was made into a live-action film in Japan. Kubo was involved in the creation of the original story, characters, and storyline for Yuri on ICE.
They both added a feeling of reality to the animation that most modern sports anime lack. Without the animation, Yuri on ICE may easily have been a drama or a film about figure skating. The truth is that it is an original animation with no manga parallel adds to the freshness of the plot.
Few sports manga have achieved the level of popularity that Yuri on ICE has. Yuri on Ice has long been one of the most-watched and loved animated programs in Japan, although its influence on the audience is mostly determined by the viewer’s interest in that sport, the presence of enough original aspects in the narrative, or the design of the characters. After all, no matter how much work a studio puts into developing a tale that tells about a sport as accurately as possible, a fan’s attention can’t be grabbed until an anime has that “something” that sets it apart, a cut above the rest.
Yuri on Ice Episodes
Yuri on Ice is a figure skating-themed original Japanese athletics anime television series. Season One of Yuri on Ice premiered on October 6, 2016, with the last episode showing on December 21, 2016. Every Thursday at 2:21 a.m. JST, the show aired. There are a total of 12 episodes.
Is there a Yuri on Ice movie?
Regrettably for “Yuri on Ice” enthusiasts, MAPPA appears to be ignoring its audience. Fans have been anticipating “Ice Adolescence” since MAPPA published the first teaser trailer for the film in 2018. The teaser hinted at a release date in 2019.
However, before fans could discover anything about this planned picture, MAPPA quickly postponed its release date to the same year it was initially scheduled to appear. According to Anime News Network, the MAPPA crew decided to postpone the film “in order to dramatically scale up the material more than initially anticipated.”
Furthermore, in November 2020, a thread posted by the official “Yuri on Ice” Twitter made a declaration. The studio informed fans that MAPPA was still actively working on “Ice Adolescence,” but that it had not yet reached a place where it believed it was suitable to establish another release date.
Anime distributor Avex Pictures also released a second trailer for the upcoming feature at the same time. Apart from displaying some of the animation and character designs, it provided no new information on “Ice Adolescence” or its release date.