So @tamariini pointed out that Phichit is holding his bronze hamster, and I didn’t think much of it, but…
HE LITERALLY HAS A GOLD, SILVER, AND BRONZE ASSORTMENT OF HAMSTERS??? aRE YOU FUCKING WITH ME RIGHT NOW. IS IT REALLY THAT DEEP KUBO??? CUZ I AM SHITTING BRICKS RN LAUGHING AT THIS POSSIBILITY. IF PHICHIT ENDS UP WITH BRONZE I’M GOING TO VOMIT OUT OF SHEER HILARITY
And this actually correlates with my other theory about the rankings already being shown to us in the final OP:
I had no idea that i’d get so balls-deep into yuri on ice that i would believe hamster meta but with the creators of this show, who even fucking knows anymore smh
EDIT: Adding onto this, a few people have pointed out that Phichit’s shoulders are actually positioned like a podium! Gold on top, silver raised slightly above bronze…What the actual fuck are you tRYING TO DO TO ME, KUBO??? I TOLD MYSELF I WOULD NEVER GET DRAGGED INTO THIS HEAVY-ASS ANALYSIS BULLSHIT THEY’RE HAMSTERS THEY ARE FUCKING HAMSTERS FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THINGS HOLY WHY AM I STILL LOOKING AT THIS??