Why is nobody talking about that Yuuri Katsuki could be autistic? Like for real why I fell for YOI first time when I watched wasn’t because they’re representing a healthy gay relationship (I didn’t even know about it).
It was because I felt first time like I could actually understand an anime character.
Before when I watched anime, it was all nice and such, but I didn’t have connection shit, like I could relate and understand the character’s issues.
It’s really annoying, really, when others are like ‘I feel this character so much’ and they can really enjoy the anime while I myself was like 'yeah they’re nice but I can’t really feel them’.
So when I watched the first episode, it was like hit in face, really. I fucking cried, which is odd since I’m very stoic person really I almost never really have this emotional thing, I may shed few tears sometimes if I think something utterly awful (hurt animals are my weak spot haha).
But this, never ever have I cried for an anime. Never. And still I was there kinda 'crying’, because it went to close. Like I could relate to Yuuri, I could understand his fear and the feel of disappointment, the pressure and that how he didn’t know what he wants and what’s for him. He doubts himself all the time (probably because anxiety disorder, what’s again common with autistics, I myself have it as well).
I just wish people wouldn’t be like 'Yuuri can’t be autistic because /million reasons which make no sense or are just stupid/’.
He can be neurodiverse. I myself, as an autistic, can say that he can be.
All the signs. Being chubby/overweight as a child, disinterest in other children, one thing what goes over everything (can be more also), the shitty motor skills which can be forgotten when focused, the awkwardness and different opinions, the 'must protect all cost’-family. Even that he doesn’t want to change his diet because he’s used to eat katsudon.
He also never seem to pay mind for dating because it’s strange area for him, he never cared or didn’t see it important (can link to asexuality which is also common with NDs). His love for animals. He connects with animals more than other humans. There’s so many signs. And those must be seen, not hidden.