I just wanted to list some stuff. If some of the stuff I say is incorrect feel free to correct me. A lot of these are well known but whatever, I just wanted to think about why I like this anime so much. Barely anyone will notice this anyway.
・Kubo is a long time fan of figure skating-she’s very passionate about the sport which you kinda tell from the anime too!
・It took 4(?) years to develop the story and characters and some of the creators (kubo?) Went to places where it’s set in!!
・ A real (retired) skater and choreographer Kenji Miyamoto choreographed the dances in the anime- they took video’s of it from many angles too, also there was a video of him doing some of the routines!!!!
・ It’s actually about the sport- since anime’s like free focused more on the drama rather than the sport you know? Real figure skaters are intrigued but it also doesn’t overwhelm noobs with information all the time or go on without them knowing whats going on.
・ The music 👌👌👌👌 Thank you Dean Fujioka for a song I can’t get out of my head.
・ The variety is nice! I don’t know enough about this though.
・ The animation, especially in the first few episodes and the last few were great. Though they did resort to 3d during some of the dances and there are some off looking things.
・ The dance slighty changes as the series goes on which I think show that the character has developed.
・ The diversity is unusual and refreshing- the one that most people notice is the American skater, Leo is not a white American but Mexican American!
・Yuuri’s mental health
・ Yurio acting his age
・ Viktors ass
・ Viktors fanservice seems more like pushing Yuuri’s boundaries and make him feel more comfortable, it just feels like it has more meaning with it than many other anime’s .
・The whole Vikturi basically being cannon 👏- a healthy and realistic relationship.
・ In their world they do not face discrimination for whom they love and so there’s unusually no jokes about being gay, it’s like the utopia many wish for in our reality.
・ Even though the main characters are in a gay relationship, it is not considered a shounen ai or yaoi- it shows that it’s not the main focus of the show, a show doesn’t have to be labeled as gay for it to have gay characters and are not a special snow flake, though I’m not saying I hate those that are labeled, I’m just saying equality and stuff you know?
・And many more but I’m lazy and sleepy so I’ll stop here.
Yes it’s not perfect but to me it was a highly enjoyable experience, made me develop as a person and I will never forget this anime (unless i get my brain damaged).
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