After a year of silence, MAPPA has released a new illustration, sparking interest and discussion about this great sports anime.
Kodoani.com – The day after Christmas, MAPPA had a great gift for fans Yuri!!! on Ice. It’s been a year and a month since the brief trailer for the upcoming film was released. On Twitter, fans were shown a new illustration and the response was overwhelming, garnering more than eighteen thousand retweets and forty-two thousand likes. The new artwork marks the fifth anniversary of the anime’s release in late 2016. It also introduces a MAPPA-Mizuno collaboration, with Yuri’s jacket available for purchase. With a new movie in the works and plenty of souvenirs, there’s a lot to be excited about!
The fans also seem to have reason to celebrate. The image features the protagonist Yuri Katsuki beaming with outstretched arms and a sparkling ring on her finger. After all the obstacles Yuri faced in the first season, it’s amazing to see how much he’s grown and matured. Good things seem to be ahead for this anime and its beloved characters. Even with all the current turmoil in the world, fans can rest assured that 2022 will be a great year for Yuri and Victor.
Yuri !!! on Ice was critically acclaimed for its diverse cast of characters created by Sayo Yamamoto . Brandon Teteruck of Crunchyroll commented, “Yamamoto is creating a work that subtly embraces diversity and cultural acceptance. Yamamoto does not portray foreign skaters as racial stereotypes. , which allows them to act and behave as they are.” The romance between Yuri and Victor has received many praises for being realistic and warm. Yamamoto, according to Teteruck, the story established gender, sentimental elements and nationality easily. Yuri’s character has also been hailed as a true representation of someone suffering from anxiety. Yuri is uncertain about his talent and often has no idea how much people like him, making him an unreliable narrator and interesting protagonist choice.
The film was first announced in April 2017 and over a year later the first trailer revealed the title was Ice Adolescence. It features Victor walking with Makkachin in a snowy landscape. There’s only minimal dialogue, but it hints at a story revolving around Victor’s early days as a figure skater. This was later confirmed in the second trailer released on November 26, 2020. It shows a seventeen-year-old Victor making his Olympic debut in style. Audiences get to witness Victor’s iconic moment, complete with lavish costumes, dramatic music, and even a flying pigeon. The trailer confirms that the film is still in production but does not give a release date.
While there is no official word from the producer, interest is still high for the series, so a second season won’t be easy to understand. Originally intended to feature Yurio’s performance, it was cut from the first season but included in Volume 6 of Blu-ray & DVD. Tarou Umebayashi’s heavy metal rock song Welcome to The Madness plays throughout the film. Otabek Altin appeared in Yurio’s skating, but instead of skating with him like Victor did in Yuri Katsuki’s exhibition skating, he was standing next to the rink. Otabek significantly assisted Yuri in removing his gauntlet, slicing one off with his teeth.
Yuri !!! on Ice is available on Funimation.