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Ok this needs to be spread like wildfire. It’s someone skating the actual routine in real life to On Love: Eros from Yuuri!!! On Ice.
His name is Joel Minas and this is the video on his YouTube channel.

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Have I ever mentioned just how much I love all of the skating fans of this series? Here’s another great cover of “Eros.”🔥

I got to thinking recently and I realized that Yuri on Ice is the first anime I’ve felt passionate about in years.

It’s the first anime in a long time for me, where I wanted to get involved with the fandom, write fanfiction, support artists and their beautiful art, analyze scenes from the anime and create theories, share memes and jokes and just have fun with people who love the same show.

The new YOI episode is always the highlight of my week, it’s the one thing I look forward to. It’s what I get excited about for 6 days and rave about for the next 6 days until the new one is out.

I probably haven’t felt like this for any anime since 2014.

And finding love for anime when I was beginning to think that I might never find a new favorite, might never enjoy something the way I did at the when I first encountered the medium is a beautiful thing.

I also think that I’m not alone with these feelings. I think this anime means a lot to many people, whether it’s because of the characters and the narrative, the animation, the sport itself, the representation and diversity within the cast, or just their love for their ships and memes and fun.

I know there are many people out there who are already tired of hearing about Yuri on Ice all the time, whether it’s from their friends, on their dash, in the anime community in general or wherever else. I know there are people out there who see the fans of the show, see how much they talk about it and soon label them as ‘stupid’ or ‘childish’ or ‘insane’ or whatever else. But please, try to understand that the reason we pay so much attention to it is because it’s important to us.

I know it’s tiring, I know you may not agree with us on many issues, but please bear with us. All of this will only last for another 7-8 weeks. Please let us enjoy this short period of time with all the fangirling/boying we wish to give it without making us feel guilty for it. As long as no one is getting hurt, I am rather certain that we do not deserve to feel bad just for being excited and enjoying an anime.

Yuri on Ice allowed me to meet a number of great people, it made me want to return to ice skating even though I quit the sport years ago, it made me want to return to playing piano even though I gave up years ago, it gave me hope in the anime industry as whole, and most importantly it made me love an anime even though I thought I stopped being capable of that years ago.

I’m just a queer woman from Eastern Europe but Yuri on Ice made me feel like I matter. I will never be ashamed of being a fan of the show.

everything about that finale was soft, it was genuine, it was intimate. it was a love letter. it was a love letter to figure skating, it was a love letter to self-worth and belief, and it was a love letter from yuuri to victor–a letter that he returns, when they write the final page of it together in the duet that first brought them together. 

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SO I FOUND THIS

Also I will never stop imagining Victor being introduced as the dude who broke the record for consecutive Grand Prix wins and talking for ten minutes about how he loves figure skating it gave him so much!!! Like his husband!!! Yuri Katsuki!!!! Have you seen his husband, Yuri Katsuki, the champion figure skater that married Victor??????? No????

*PULLS OUT PHONE, WHICH HAS BEEN DECORATED BY THE TRIPLETS WITH GLITTER, PLASTIC GEMS AND PEARLS AND THOSE DECO FINDINGS OFF ETSY, AND HIS WEDDING PICTURE MODGE-PODGED IN THE GLITTER TYPE OF MODGE-PODGE*

Here he is teaching three year olds to skate. Here he is practicing for the Grand Prix. Here he is at the Olympics. Here he is with their poodle Cocoa. Here he is cooking breakfast. Here he is in Victor’s Russia jacket, in a selfie with Victor where Victor looks like a cat who ate several dozen canaries in a creamery. Here he is – Yuri💖! Hiiiii, baby!!!!!!! You were gone for ten minutes!!!!! Ten whole minutes!!!!!!

Then there’s this stunned silence as Yuri hauls his shameful husband off to talk to someone else NOT about him, Victor, and everybody just stares at this kind of pleasantly husky Japanese guy and the way Victor follows after him like they’re magnetically attached.

Wow, says someone finally. Just. Wow.

  • Before YOI: Must be another sports anime with lots of baiting... Always loved figure skating but they never made an anime before... I wonder...... Nah I don't think it's gonna be good but why the heck not? Let's give it a go
  • After YOI: thiS ANIME SAVED MY SOUL FROM HELL AND RAISED ME TO BE A BETTER PERSON MY SINS HAVE BEEN CLEANSED AND I FEEL BLESSED BY GOD ALMIGHTY

Evgenia Medvedeva, the reigning world champion in ladies’ figure skating (to be precise, she’s the 2016 World champion, 2016 European champion, 2015 Grand Prix Final champion, and 2016 Russian national champion), posted her review on Yuri!!!onICE episode 2 on twitter.

Message to the Yuri on ice!!! Fandom Please stop. We get that the show has ignited a love for figure skating, but please stop commenting on the real life figure skaters account about Yuri on ice. Stop spamming the comments on YouTube videos because it’s disrespectful. These people have raw talent and skill, they deserve to read and see comments such as “ breathtaking performance” instead of “who’s here from Yuri on ice?” This comes from an actual figure skater, a competitive one as well. Please have respect.

Originally posted by yuzzuru