The long-player is very rare on LP and was only ever issued as a limited blue vinyl and a similarly limited seven-inch (black) vinyl box set. Both of which command very high prices on the used market. There has also been a spate of coloured vinyl bootlegs over the years.
The track listing for this new vinyl is the original UK one, with Glamorous Indie Rock And Roll in place of Change Your Mind.
His channel is named KatsudonPlays, and since he currently
lives in Detroit for school, his videos are in English (though he’s been known
to jump back into Japanese a few times, mostly subconsciously, especially when
he plays horror games).
The channel originally started as a suggestion from his
friend Phichit, who does vlogs, but since Yuuri is uncomfortable showing his
face and talking about his personal life, he opted to play video games instead.
His channel winds up getting pretty popular, since he’s a
relatively chill let’s player that people find relaxing to listen to. But he’s
also unexpectedly sassy, with an almost deadpan sense of humor that catches
viewers off guard.
There’s also a sense of mystery early on, since no one knows
what “Katsudon” looks like, or even what his name is.
However, the mystery is quickly unraveled when, a few months
after Yuuri started his channel, Phichit films a vlog in their dorm room with Yuuri talking in it,
and someone is quick to point out that Yuuri and Katsudon sound exactly the
same. So that kinda flies out the window. But Yuuri finds he doesn’t mind as
much as he thought he would.
(Also, people apparently think he’s super cute and
his subscriber count jumps to the sextuple-digits practically overnight??)
Anyway, now for the victuuri:
Victor is still a famous figure skater and all that jazz,
but when he’s bored he watches YouTube videos.
He sees a KatsudonPlays video in
his recommended, and since he’s never really seen a let’s play before, he
decides to check it out. Like Yuuri’s other viewers, he’s charmed by this
relaxing, yet hilarious YouTuber, and before he knows it, he’s watched fourteen more videos and subscribed.
Then, curious, he looks up what Katsudon looks like.
Y’all. He is in love.
He tweets his appreciation of Yuuri’s videos, and almost vibrates out of his skin when Yuuri tweets back a thank you. Of course, Yuuri doesn’t get the
significance of Victor Nikiforov tweeting at him until Phichit practically
screams it in his face that he’s a five-time World Champion in figure skating.
Yuuri is simultaneously flattered and confused that a famous athlete likes his content.
So he looks up Victor and of course, develops a crush after
seeing his graceful skating. Also, Victor is fine af.
They communicate mainly via twitter and Instagram at first,
which causes their respective fandoms to freak out and ship them – Victor is
absolutely delighted to learn that their ship name is ‘Victuuri’, of all
(Side note, Victor is totally like Robert Downey, Jr. in
that he constantly retweets and posts shippy stuff all over his accounts, and
Yuuri likes to act embarrassed about it but he secretly saves all the fanart)
Eventually they meet irl, Victor makes a guest appearance in
one of Yuuri’s videos as a player two, and it ends up being so popular that he
comes back on a semi-regular basis.
When Yuuri graduates college, he surprises
everyone by moving to Russia, and he and Victor start a side channel for a vlog
(called The_Real_Victuuri bc they’re little shits) with Victor showing Yuuri
around St. Petersburg.
There are also videos of Yuuri attending Victor’s
skating competitions to cheer him on, videos of Victor teaching Yuuri how to
skate, and a lot of videos with Victor’s dog, Makkachin.
Their hundredth video on that channel starts
like any other, but ends with the two of them kissing. And then it just ends.
No explanation, nothing. The internet freaks tf out (#victuuriisCANON), and the
following day they make an official announcement that they’ve been dating for the past eight months.