A Yuri!!! on Ice Movie Is Coming...Some Day
A 'Yuri!!! on Ice' Movie Is Coming...Some Day
Fans are getting restless as the anniversary of first season of the queer-themed anime comes and goes...
This week, the Yuri!!! on Ice fandom exploded when more details about a movie came to light. As happens often in fandom, though, excitement got ahead of us all (to be fair, who wouldn’t be excited?) and it turned out the "new" information wasn’t very new at all...
So what do we know about the rumored Yuri!!! on Ice movie? Unfortunately, not a lot.
The movie was announced in April of 2017 at a special theater event featuring various voice actors and creators, including Mitsuro Kubo, the creator of Yuri!!! on Ice. But since then, there has been very little news.
No wonder the fandom is starting to get a little antsy...
Yuri!! on Ice premiered in October of 2016 and didn’t just take anime fandom by storm. The show popped up everywhere from South Park to the actual Winter Olympics. It’s not unsurprising that MAPPA Studios, who hadn’t had a hit anywhere near this big before, wasn’t entirely prepared for this. (None of us were).
MAPPA Studios will be creating the movie, and hasn’t confirmed or dashed any hopes for a second season. Since the shows is a huge success, we're probably gonna get both, but without any idea of the plot, it’s hard to make any predictions. It’s been confirmed the show will still focus on our loveable anxiety king Yuuri Katsuki, and rumors have suggested it might explore his past more (while more screen time for Phichit is never a bad thing, hopefully it won’t be all flashback if that’s the direction their going).
If you haven’t checked out Yuri!!! on Ice yet, it’s time to get up to date! The show follows the awkward and anxious professional figure skater Yuuri Katsuki, fresh off a devastating failure of a skating season. Trying to decide if he should continue skating or retire, he tries to tap into what he loved most in the sport. In the process he accidentally sends a love letter to his idol, Olympic skater Victor Nikiforov when a video of him recreating Victor’s routine goes viral. Next thing he knows, Victor has quit skating and flown to Japan to coach Yuuri out of the blue. (Or so he thinks). So starts a crazy season of skating and gay romance that Yuuri will never want to recover from.
While it's been more than year (and growing) since the end of the first season, it's worth remembering that anime takes a long time to put together. Hopefully, it's well worth the wait!