i know it’s kind of a meme in the fandom that viktor thought making A SCENE and greeting yuuri naked in japan but i think that was completely unintentional? which makes it even funnier imo?
allow me to explain
i don’t know exactly how long after yuuri’s video went viral that this scene happens, but it’s safe to say that at least a couple of days passed? perhaps a week or a bit more, even though the anime makes it look like it’s on the next day?
so he’s been avoiding the media for days, keeping his phone off so absolutely nobody’s going to be able to reach him until people forget about this madness
which means he’s also entirely clueless about the rumors of viktor being his coach
and it makes it so much funnier because we know yuuri’s dad doesn’t know jack shit about figure skating, and viktor doesn’t know how to speak japanese AND IT WAS PROBABLY TOSHIYA WHO FIRST TALKED TO VIKTOR WHEN HE ARRIVED AT YU-TOPIA?
TOSHIYA IF YOU’D ONLY GET INTO YOUR SON’S ROOM, LOOKED AROUND AND DID THE MATH YOU WOULD KNOW
so what has happened was probably something like “i have no idea what you’re saying mr. foreign-dude but you’re probably here for our famous onsen so yes make yourself comfortable” which viktor, tired as fuck from his travel (a long ass flight from st. petersburg to tokyo, probably? plus the train from tokyo to hasetsu?) GLADLY ACCEPTS
hell yeah i’m going to enjoy the fuck out of his hot spring
since yuuri is nowhere to be seen why not take some time to relax after a long travel, am i right
it’s not like viktor would understand if yuuri’s parents were to say “oh yes yuuri is holed up in his bedroom but he’ll come out eventually” so as viktor is pretty sure he found the right place and that yuuri is there he’ll just wait and have a nice soak meanwhile
AND THEN YUURI JUST BARGES INTO THE ROOM WHERE VIKTOR IS BATHING
well, this was not how i had planned this to go but here you are?
AND OF COURSE, STANDING UP WAS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY BUT VIKTOR BASICALLY INVENTED BEING EXTRA AND… LET ME SHOW YOU MY HOT BOD BECAUSE I GOT TO SEE YOUR ALMOST-EVERYTHING AT THE BANQUET SO I THINK IT’S FAIR YOU GET TO SEE ME NOW AM I RIGHT???
in viktor’s mind, yuuri is this extroverted, outgoing party animal he got to know at the banquet and was absolutely mesmerized by, so he probably thinks yuuri’s going to be alright with this extra introduction? also knowing yuuri lives and probably worked at the onsen for a while viktor maybe just assumes he’s probably unfazed by nudity?
let's make the gay really subtle and not distract from the story line
Just make the opening a little gayer and have Viktor touch Yuri a bunch, but in a teasing flirting way. We don't want to go overboard
Let's just straight up have Viktor ask to be Yuri's lover. That should get everyone on the same page
Make them kiss ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
They're still??? not??? convinced??? After that? Ok, so this time do like a really big dramatic airport scene where they run at each other and Yuri uses the same words as a proposal to ask Viktor to stay with him. But still keep it subtle. We're going For sub-context here to let the audience figure it out.
FUCK IT! FUCK IT! PUT ENGAGEMENT RINGS ON THOSE BOYS! PUT YURI ON A G O D D A M N STRIPPER POLE!!! HAVE YURI HANG ON VIKTOR LIKE A DRUNK KOALA AND HUMP HIM LIKE A DOLPHIN!! SHOW THE EXACT MOMENT VIKTOR FALLS IN LOVE WITH YURI. YURI. AND. VIKTOR. ARE. GAY.
What if Viktor’s arm isn’t censorship but an artistic decision? As in it’s his choice to hide the full view of the kiss.
They’re on international television and the kiss is a last minute decision Viktor makes with the intent of surprising Yuuri. I don’t watch a lot of competitive figure skating, but I’m fairly certain there’s a camera when skaters get off the rink to film their reactions. Basically what I’m saying is, Viktor’s arm is there as a way of self-censorship - he’s protecting them from the glare of the cameras because it’s a private moment.