THE LATEST ISSUE OF PASH! HAS A LAYOUT ON YU-TOPIA? I THINK? SOMEONE TRANSLATE!? I need to know where Mari sleeps so my head canons of her hearing Yuuri and Victor go at it can come true. POOR MARI NEE-CHAN HAS TO TURN THOSE HEADPHONES UP
UP DAMN LOUD.
FYI for those that remember the situation with the Yuri on Life art having the rings removed by the publisher, despite the original artist having drawn them on (you can read about it here), it looks like the publisher actually listened to the uproar this time.
The back cover, the poster included, and the acyrlic stand/keychain do have Yuuri’s ring.
This is good for us who want the poster and the acrylics as merchandise to display. Now it’s accurate (though I wish Victor weren’t wearing gloves so his ring were visible as well).
It absolutely confirms that this was blatant censorship by the publisher (which is again, not MAPPA but Fusousha), and it does show there might be a potential for fan outcry to actually change things again in the future? I don’t think it will have impact on generic anime magazine images where they’ve chosen to not allow rings, because by the time they preview those, they’ve probably already gone to print, but we’ll see what happens in the future on YOI exclusive publications like this, at least.
This is a situation where Japanese fans were literally planning to outright refuse to purchase this book (which being that it’s the Animate Exclusive, is a good 30 USD book) if the ring was not added in, which frankly, good for them.
That combined with the artist letting it slip that the ring was erased from their art, when they had drawn it on in the original image, put the publishers in a tight spot. However tbh I thought Fusousha would still go with it as planned.
I’m giving them zero pats on the back for changing it back to having the ring because it never should have been removed in the first place, but I am giving Japanese fandom all the props for sticking to their guns and expressing their dissent and being assertive until someone was finally forced to listen, because this continued erasure (because it is that), is bullshit.
(No love to any fan who harassed the poor artist though.)
YOI STAFF NEED TO CHILL
NOW OTABEK IS IN FUCKING HASETSU WITH THE EXTENDED FAMILY IN LAW!!!????? YUURI AND VICTOR ARE IN YUKATAS!!!???? VICTUURI CUDDLES!!!!??? YURIO IS PROUD OF HOW AMAZING THE KATSUDON IS AND IS SEEING HOW MUCH OTABAE LIKES IT!!!????
This fucking beautiful family I CAN’T HANDLE THIS