Yuri!!! On Ice
Title: Yuri!!! On Ice
Anime Duration: October 6, 2016 - December 21, 2016
Films: Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence
Directors: Sayo Yamamoto, Jun Shishido
Writers: Sayo Yamamoto, Mitsuro Kubo
Genres: Sports, Drama, Feel-good
Themes: Competition, achieving your dreams, love
Characters: Yuri Katsuki, Victor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky, Katsuki family, and the Nishigori family
LGBT Characters: Yuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov
Representation Status: Explicit
Summary: After an embarrassing loss at the Grand Prix Final, Yuri Katsuki takes a break from his figure skating career and returns to his hometown. When a video of Yuri performing a routine choreographed by the famous Russian skater Victor Nikiforov gets released, Victor Nikiforov is impressed by Katsuki’s skill and offers to be his figure skating coach. Their budding romance begins to blossom as Yuri trains and competes for the next Grand Prix Final.
Content Warnings: N/A
Personal Review: Yuri on Ice was the first anime I ever watched after a friend recommended it to me, and it left a fantastic first impression on me. Especially when I was younger, and I was still confused about my own queer identity. This series offered solace when I was struggling and trying to figure myself out.