I’m surprised that some people still refer to Yuri on Ice’s content as ‘yaoi fanservice’?
Like, I get that all the butt shots and Victor’s need to get naked every episode are fanservice of some form, but Victor and Yuuri’s relationship just isn’t.
Or, if you think it is, then just tell me: when do interactions between two characters of the same sex stop being ‘fanservice’ and start being a canonical relationship?
Like, seriously how much further do they have to go for you to realize that they’re *gasp* gay for each other?
I mean, what are you expecting? The things we see in straight couples? Like, Idk, maybe physical closeness? Hugs? Holding hands? Touching foreheads? Public declarations of love? The desire to seduce/be seduced by your partner? Mental support? The desire to help someone find confidence in their skills? The desire to know someone better but also the tact of knowing not to push too far? The act of understanding love thanks to one very specific person? The act of dedicating your best work to one specific person? The act of always being there for one specific person?
Come now, you must be dreaming, no pair of two characters of the same sex could get that sort of development.
Oh wait. They already did.
Tell me one more time that Yuri on Ice offers nothing but yaoi fanservice. I double freaking dare you.