Okay, but can we take a moment to appreciate that ep 9 of YOI took one of the most problematic relationship tropes in anime, aka the siscon character and smashed it into the ground?
Because the resolution to Michele’s overprotective and possessive behaviors stemmed from proper communication with his sister and the realization that true love is not keeping someone close and suffocating them but letting them go and loving them from afar. And despite Sara being sudden and harsh about it they both grew stronger for it and honestly that was the best possible conclusion to their relationship? The guy understanding that loving his sister means listening to her wishes and not just being selfish and self-righteous? Not to mention that he used those feelings to power that beautiful performance?
Like, most anime can’t even begin to do that and YOI pulled it off so well I actually cried a little while watching Michele skate and I really disliked the guy in the previous episode, but this was so healthy and good.
Ladies and gentlemen, more proof why Yuri on Ice is amazing and deserves all the love it gets.