Yuri on Ice’s integration with reality is a huge part of its charm, personally. The museum wasn’t just a collection of production materials, but a wholly immersive celebration of the characters and events; visitors were meant to feel as if they were a part of the Grand Prix series and as if they were connected to its major players. From the true-to-scale recreations of the finalists’ costumes (right down to a packed crotch on the Chris mannequin), to the new artwork meant to mimic actual sports photography, one was left with a renewed understanding that YoI is not just an anime, but a phenomenon. Also impressive was the speed with which English translations of the audio guides were added to accommodate foreign guests. Overall, a fantastic experience!
Order Diptera (Flies) No Taxon (“Aschiza”) Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies) Subfamily Eristalinae Tribe Milesiini Subtribe Milesiina Genus Spilomyia Species longicornis (Spilomyia longicornis) Explanation of Names Spilomyia longicornis Loew 1872 Size 11-15 mm Identification mimics Polistes or perhaps Yellowjacket. Yellow-striped abdomen. Eyes have pigment which enhances the wasp-like appearance. Range e. NA (QC-ON-MN to FL-TX)(1) Season in NA, Sep-Nov at low elevations, Jun-Oct in mountains(2)