How Yuuri and Victor’s motivations/goals have changed
So I had a lot of thoughts and just wanted to write a bit about something that makes this show truly unique, especially as a sport anime. And that is the motivations and goals of our main couple, Yuuri and Victor.
I’ll start by saying that the usual formula for a sports anime (or probably 90+% of all stories actually) is that the motivations and goals of the main characters are introduced at the start and they stay fairly consistent throughout the entire series. Take some other sports anime for example, character A’s goal from day 1 is to prove themself and make it to Nationals (goal). They want to do that for X reason (motivation). The show then would focus around said character’s journey to the completion of that dream and how their motivations help and/or hinder that journey.
But Yuri!!! on Ice doesn’t do that. Let’s rewind and take a look back at the start. I’m putting this under a cut because it’ll probably get long but please give it a read, I promise it’ll be worth your time.