can you give me reasons why Yoi is worth watching? I really want to get into it, dont spoil tho. Thank u💕
Yes ofc!! I actually haven’t seen Yuri On Ice in a while and I should really re-watch it soon, but I’ll try my best, haha! ♥ ♥
1) Ice Skating
Some wouldn’t think ice skating is a particularly interesting sport or is a little feminine, and some even think it’s not a sport at all. What Yuri On Ice does so well is it proves that not only can ice skating be for anyone, it can also be really interesting. Watching this show has taught me so much about the sport, it really digs deep into both the intricacy of the routines, how well thought out they are and they’re even animated in their entirety, all of them, also keeping you on the edge of your seat with each one, and the mechanics of what jumps are and exactly how difficult they are to execute, etc. Bearing in mind that a majority of the characters have been skating since they were small or for an inordinate amount of time.
Not only that, but this show also teaches that experience and skill are two completely different things entirely and that both matter equally. One of the characters is 15 and the others are in their 20s, and they’re all in the same league!
2) The Animation
This show in particular was made by Mappa, and some may say the animation was a little shoddy but personally I think it was wonderful. The animation is smooth and detailed at just the right moments, and the skating in particular is done so well, especially as the series progresses. The art style is also really lovely and soft and definitely goes with the feel of the show, and when it comes to the funny parts of it, it’s really fitting there too and not at all disturbing, actually I think it looks adorable. X’D
3) The Gay
You knew this was coming, Yoi fans, but hear me out. XD
Sports anime generally don’t dig all that deep into the matters of relationships and quite frankly, why would they? With the whole “they’re on different teams/they’re rivals” and that. But even though that’s the case, a lot of fans ship them all together anyways. c: It’s more likely that people on the same team will have these kinds of relationships purely because of the rivalry. The thing that Yoi does so well is it ensures you that even though all these skaters are technically rivals, they’re still civil and friendly towards each other. They’re not exactly at each others’ throats. They actually cheer each other on, too.
And when it comes to romantic relationships, this anime in particular isn’t exactly subtle about it. Not only does it openly acknowledge the lgbt+ community and hints more at a gay couple than most anime have ever done but it also digs deep into the fundamentals of relationships. Supporting each other, sacrifices, mistakes and how they learn from them, etc. Even the romantic side of it is pretty on point. Yeah, it’s mostly about the skating, but there is a lovely balance between that and the building of the characters.♥
And pertaining to the fan-service part of the show, it’s done in moderation and with reactions from the other characters that don’t make it at all awkward to watch. The development of the characters and the feels are real.♥
4) The Feels
Hnggggg there’s not much I can say about this without spoiling it but hngggg the emotions are real-
5) The Humour
Can I just say this anime is also really funny? It knows when to be funny and when to be serious and honestly I think that’s great. ‘Nuff said. :’D
6) Dreams and Personal Dilemmas
This show personifies that dreams can be realised, and the dreams of others are supported, too. I can’t say much about this without spoiling it, but every characters’ idea of success is different. They all have their personal goals, everyone has a great amount of character development and they all have realistic problems and moments of weakness. Yuuri in particular has a pretty normal family and personal problems like lack of self-confidence, sad memories which he will eventually grow to accept and he even gains weight easily, even though he’s a figure skater, something that usually isn’t touched upon much in anime, mainly because of ideals and all that.
All the skaters are from different countries, too. I personally feel like it’s great when interracial relationships and characters are not only introduced, but developed in their own special way. Personally I love all the characters so I feel like they all turn lovable throughout the series but everybody has their own little arc, and honestly when I think about this kind of thing I think of JJ, and I really like JJ now despite his initial personality. You’ll see why if you ever go into watching it all.
Okay but Yuuri is one of the most socially awkward and wonderful protags ever. :’D He knows what his flaws are but he embraces them and tries so hard to make himself better. Meeting Victor makes him a lot more confident in himself, he has a great personal story of growth, which is steady and strengthens his character over time. He makes mistakes just like any other person can and he learns from them. That and he’s just generally lovable. c’:
And yes, this:
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8) OKAY BUT THE SOUNDTRACK?????????????
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate the opening and ending and all the music played in the show pls and ty. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you so much for asking me that! I had a blast explaining all this, haha, I hope you get around to watching it! It’s definitely worth it!♥♥