The Yuri!!! on Ice Movie Has FINALLY Been Announced (For Real!)
The 'Yuri!!! on Ice' Movie Has FINALLY Been Announced (For Real!)
Ice Adolescence will be debuting in 2019!!! *gay shrieks*
Two years after the finale of the TV show, we finally know when the next part of this smash-hit, ice skating romance anime will be hitting the world! The original concept for the Yuri!!! on Ice movie was announced at a concert event some time ago, and this last weekend, at another YOI concert event, we finally got a title and a teaser preview!
Due for release in 2019, the movie is going to be called Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! on Ice Gekijō-ban: Ice Adolescence). Paired with the above poster, that’s about all we know. From the title and image, it seems a pretty safe bet this will explore the backstory of Victor Nikiforov, ice skating protégé. The images appears to show Victor, and that Makkachin is looking a little more puppy-ish than in the show, but no one knows for sure. The movie features many returning staff, including both Mitsurou Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto in charge, and produced by Mappa Studios, like the original 12-episode anime.
The original show was simul-aired on Crunchyroll from October 2016 to December 2016, focusing on the relationship between Yuri Katsuki, and his idol-turned-coach-turned-finacé Viktor Nikiforov. The anime was a huge success, with its finale crashing Crunchyroll when it debuted. It also has a pretty dang good dub released from Funimation, which you can grab on DVD or check out on their app. A rabid fan base was born from the anime almost immediately, and hasn’t really died down that much since.
While at first it looked to be just another sports anime, the strong characters and focus on a happy (and well functioning!) gay relationship found its place in not just anime fandom, but with a much broader audience. Even ice skaters got in on the fun, with skaters like Johnny Weir and Evgenia Medvedeva counting themselves as fans. Sometimes, when the world is crazy, you just wanna enjoy some happy, gay ice skaters.
You can check out the teaser trailer below!