I’ve heard many people say that Yuri on Ice is just queer-baiting, and honestly? I disagree.
And see, I know where you’re coming from, we’ve seen this pattern in anime (and sports anime especially) many times: we get some fanservice, some teasing, a suggestive glance or a fist-bump/high-five or maybe even something similar to hug. *gasp*
But like, am I the only one who can see that this anime isnothing like that? By episode three I think it is absolutely clear that this anime is crossing borders that sports anime, and in fact anime in general just didn’t cross. Not until now. Which leads me to believe that this is not just ‘fanservice’ that there’s meaning here, that they’re doing it for areason. (no, that reason not being queer-baiting)
Because they’d sell the anime to fujoshi/fudanshi anyway, because they don’t need to go this far if they’re just trying to tease the viewers into buying the BDs/DVDs.
Which leads me to believe that there’s a plot-related reason for this, that all of thishas a meaning.
And even if (and this is highly unlikley) they would suddenly go all like “Oh wait, Yuuri and Victor are actually completely straight!” they can’t make all those scenes from the first three episodes disappear, and let me tell you - there is no way that any straight males would ever act like that.
Where am I going with all this? My conclusion is simple: wherever Yuri on Ice goes from here, it is already clear that it is far from queer-baiting and in fact, might just be the closest to queer main characters in non-BL anime that we’ll be getting anytime soon.
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can we just talk about how Pietro was LITERALLY going to go kill Clint? He wasn’t all “grrr I’m going to kill him i’m so mad!” No, he seriously says “I’ll be right back.” Just, “stay here, little sister. i’m going to go murder the man who attacked you” SERIOUSLY!!! I’m going to kill him. I’LL BE RIGHT BACK!!! OMG pietro!! I’LL BE RIGHT BACK! AND HE GETS UP TO LEAVE! HE WAS REALLY GOING TO DO IT!
“I think I’ll get more excited once I start to read the episodes. I mean I’m assuming that it’ll be a way of getting back into character… but um, it’s not like I’m nervous about it, it’s just been a really long time and I’ve been working really hard to get out of [Scully’s] head so it’ll be interesting to purposefully get back into her head. I’m excited to work with David, Chris, and Mitch [Pileggi] is joining us and it’ll be fun you know? It’ll be nice to be amongst friends.”
I’ve had this idea for a few weeks now. I tried two attempts at it non-chibi, and failed horribly. Then I just wasn’t in the mood to come back to it for a bit, but, I dunno, now seemed like a good time. That last episode was a killer, and we have a rough ride ahead of us. So who doesn’t need some Olicity fluffy times right now, amiright? xD (Plus I’m sick and drawing something chibi seemed easy and not like it’d hurt my brain, so. And I thought as a chibi it’d be cuter. I don’t think I was wrong on that count, hehe.) Though this isn’t necessarily based off the last ep. Just whenever. *shrug* (Although I definitely drew Felicity in her outfit from it.) Also totally adding this scenario to my Olicity Wish List. :D
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