Yuri!!! on Ice
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Yuri!!! on Ice is a Japanese sports anime series about figure skating. It follows the life of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki who draws the attention of his idol, Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov, after a secretly-recorded video of Katsuki doing one of Nikiforov's routines is posted to the internet. Nikiforov decides to coach Katsuki as Katsuki takes on his rival, Yuri Plisetsky. The series is notable for its queer subtext in the homosexual undertones in the relationship between Nikiforov and Katsuki. The series is produced by MAPPA and directed by Sayo Yamomoto. It simulcasts on Crunchyroll as it airs in Japan.
The first trailer for Yuri!!! on Ice, shown below, appeared on Youtube on March 26th, 2016. The first episode of Yuri!!! on Ice aired October 5th, 2016. Currently, the show is in its first season. As of November 21st, 2016, seven episodes have been broadcast.
Yuri!!! on Ice quickly became popular in the anime community. On Twitter, @yurionice_pr has over 174,000 followers. Two devoted Facebook fan accounts, "Yuri On Ice Anime" and "Yuri On Ice Fans" have over 74,000 and 24,000 likes, respectively.
Yuri!!! on Ice is extremely well reviewed. It currently has a rating of 4.9/5 on Crunchyroll, where fans praise its accuracy with regard to competitive figure skating. This is due to the fact the show's ice-skating routines are choreographed by retired ice dancer Kenji Miyamoto. Kotaku credited the show's popularity to the tender male relationship between the Nikiforov and Katsuki.
 Wikipedia – Yuri On Ice
 Twitter – @yurionice_pr
 Facebook – Yuri On Ice Anime
 Facebook – Yuri On Ice Fans
 Crunchyroll – Yuri!!! on Ice reviews
 Kotaku – Why People Are Hyped About A Male Figure Skating Anime
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