Hey there, YOI fandom!
While we’re all still recovering from that beautiful pair skate and slowly trying to process that Yuri on Ice is now over, I was wondering whether we could put our spare energy into something, that thing being thanking Kubo-sensei for creating this great anime.
And of course, Kubo-sensei wasn’t the only one involved in the project but she’s the writer of the story and most importantly she reads all the Tweets she receives.
Do you know where I’m going with this yet? I’d like us, the fanbase, to organize ourselves and send our thanks to Kubo on her Twitter, but wait, there’s more.
While you can do this in English, I’m quite certain that she might find herself confused at more complex messages or might skip over them because checking what they mean may take too long.
I was thinking of creating a tweet template in Japanese which we could all use (just copy and paste) and send our feelings over to Kubo-sensei. And here I mean more than just thanking her for the anime - I would also like to feature thanking her for Victor and Yuuri’s romantic relationship and a small wish for the next season.
You might think that’s going too far, but from what we’ve seen so far it’s clear that Kubo-sensei aims to please us. I’ve also heard a rumor that she got some homophobic backlash for Victor and Yuuri’s engagement after ep 10 and I would like all of us to reassure her that this is what we want and this is good.
I think most of us would like to have some influence on the creation of the anime and this may just be our time to shine. Through our support we may show the creators that they can commit to Victor and Yuuri’s relationship, that it’s not ‘risky’ or ‘going too far’, that they’re in fact doing the right thing by showing them the way they do. And we can all do this with something as simple as a Tweet.
This is where I would like to ask the Japanese-speaking part of the YOI fandom for help, because I don’t quite have the confidence to write this template out on my own. I’ve created a draft of what I think the message could look like but I’d like to get some feedback on whether it’s correct and clear but also polite enough. It looks thus:
ユーリオンアイスという作品を作って下さってありがとうございました！この作品が大好きです ！特にヴィクトルと勇利のロマンスの表現がすばらしくてまだまだ見たいです。第２シーズンで結婚式をお楽しみにしています！#yurionice #thankyousensei
It translates more or less as “Thank you for creating Yuri on Ice! I loved this anime! I especially found the presentation of Victor and Yuuri’s romantic relationship to be amazing and I would love to see more of it. I am looking forward to the wedding in season 2! #yurionice #thankyousensei”
This is just my initial idea (and also it doesn’t need to say “wedding” it can also be “pair skate” or anything else you could want - I could easily translate it if it’s a matter of one word) and I’m more than willing to refine the actual text and the message and just improve it so that it gets our feelings across (while also not sounding like a demand or a joke). I’ll accept any ideas and suggestions, either in reblogs/comments to this post or in asks.
Or, if you perhaps have an idea for an entirely different message to send to Kubo, I’ll also gladly hear it. I just want her to know that she has our support and that explicitly showing Victor and Yuuri’s love (like the rings, for example) isn’t a bad or dangerous idea that could get her backlash, but that it’s what the fans want, and what the anime industry needs.
The Japanese fans will be expressing their wishes for season 2 (including the homophobic ones). Let’s not get left behind and also let Kubo-sensei feel our appreciation for the thing so many of us loved so much in this anime.