Yuri on Ice

Anime:
Genres: Sports.
My Rating: 8
Episodes: 12
Episode Length: 23 minutes
Aired: Oct 2016 – Dec 2016
Rating: PG13

Description: After a crushing defeat in the Grand Prix Final, Yuri Katsuki goes home unsure of his future. At the age of 23, Yuri contemplates on retiring from his skating career and looses hope of making a comeback. In the midst of his crisis, a video of Yuri skating to his idol’s routine is leaked online only to become a hit! It isn’t long before Yuri’s idol – Victor Nikiforov – sees the video decides to become Yuri’s coach.

Notes:
– Yuri on Ice (or yoi) is a “revolutionary” sports anime. The characters, story, and realistic depiction of mental illnesses is executed almost perfectly in this anime. In addition, this anime manages to have a gay couple without being a Yaoi or BL anime (which similar to No.6).
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– The opening of the anime changes bit by bit every episode ^^
– Yuri on Ice is one-of-those-animes. The type of anime where your “meh” or “bleh” about the first couple episodes but then fall madly in love with the rest. Each episode progressively improves and surprises viewers. The anime doesn’t trick its viewers and is pretty straight to the point (as long as you keep your eyes open). It is definitely one of the best animes I have seen in such a long long time.
– This anime was nearly perfect. And I only say nearly because of the ending. Ahh, yes- the ending. By now everyone should know how terrible anime endings can be. It is truly rare to find an anime with a moderately good ending. Now, Yuri on Ice episode 12 by itself was a really good episode. But as an ending… it was a bit salty and disappointing. I felt there were some rushed scenes (which you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve watched the episode), but I do know that this is probably because of season 2. Overall the ending is good. It doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the show, but it still ends off good. For now, I’ll take that.

Sources: Pic 1, Pic 2, Gif 1.

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