PSA: You actually CAN ask your Autistic or otherwise Neurodivergent classmate to prom without inviting the news to cover it, or recording it and posting it on Facebook, fishing for people to call you “inspirational” or a “hero”.
That is all.
Just look at Victor’s pervy eyes in the image above. Sure, he says ‘I want to kiss the gold medal’ but then he looks at Yuri with those fucking bedroom eyes in such a fucking playful manner and the whole scene is literally screaming “I want to kiss the hell out of you but now is really not the time. People are watching us.”
And Yuri totally notices that which he why his eyes suddenly go wider and then he starts laughing.
I’m aware some people are disappointed that they didn’t kiss here but Victor totally eye-fucked Yuri in this scene and to me this was hotter than any kiss.
Okay okay okay I know I’m making a lot of posts today but this will be the last one for now.
Can we just talk about the fact that Yuuri does the quad flip at the end of his performance, and by the way it’s noted that
and he performs that jump just because he wants to impress Victor.
He (in Japanese) literally says that he’s curious what sort of face Victor would make:
He’s casually pulling off shit that not even Victor could do just because he wants to impress him. I mean he doesn’t land the jump, but he tries he has the confidence to try just because he wants to see what Victor does when he manages like that’s so beautiful?
Yuuri also mentions in this performance that he wants to become stronger and will become stronger, but not because he wants to win a gold medal or be a champion or simply beat his competition. No. So, why does he want to do it?
Surprising Victor - That’s all he wants.
He wants to show Victor that he’s worthy of him, he wants Victor to be proud, he wants to go above and beyond just to show Victor something he didn’t expect. He’s not even expecting anything back. He wants to be better just because he wants to see how Victor will react.
You’re not going Turbo, are you?Turbo? No, I’m not going Turbo! Come on guys! Is it “Turbo” to want a friend? Or a medal? Or a piece of pie every once in a while? Is it “Turbo” to want more out of life?
With only 21 hours to go until the finale hits Crunchyroll, I want you to really think about something.
I want you to look at this boy. Really look.
And now I want you to imagine this: Victor has never been this vulnerable. We know now that he was actually far more reserved, romantic and ridiculous than we ever anticpated. We know now that he was cripplingly lonely and felt shackled to his life as a living legend.
Imagine this: he’s freshly showered, still wet enough to drip, emotionally open, lightly teasing Yuri about Minako and Celestino getting very likely incredibly shitfaced drunk that night. He’s in their shared room, undressed except for a fluffy robe, sitting as far as possible from the door. Yuri is between him and the world. His ring is on his finger, because obviously it is. You don’t take off wedding rings to shower.
Imagine Yuri breaking up with him.
He literally has nowhere to run, no way to make a dignified retreat. It’s easily the worst position Yuri could possibly put him in for a conversation about ending anything that Victor wouldn’t want to end.
3) I’m also not letting go of gold-medal ring because…
Non-italicized: Things Viktor is saying out loud.
Viktor doesn’t tell Yuuri he melted down a gold medal for an engagement ring because… (well, honestly, that would seriously trip Yuuri up if he were to think that Viktor might not think he’ll win a gold medal at the grand prix…)
Something I really love from Haikyuu is the amount of small details in the animation that weren’t really that necessary. Details that probably don’t even appear in the manga at all. The small gestures, both in the faces and the bodies of the characters. Small actions that add nothing to the plot but that add an interesting layer to the animation and the story.
I mean things like this:
There really was no reason to animate the gets his bag with such beauty and fluidity, but it is there and it’s gorgeous.
Just an example of the many scenes I’ve seen in which, when a character in front is doing something, there are also characters in the background actually moving and doing stuff. Here it is a meaningful action (although it could have been skipped) but many times I find characters in the background moving when there is no real need to animate them.
Haikyuu is full of these moments and as a person who had always watched rather low quality anime in the past, finding this treasure makes me feel so grateful. I could find many more examples, but I’m sure you get the point.
“I took a break after becoming the five-time world champion to coach you, so how is it possible that you still haven’t won a single gold medal? How much longer are you going to stay in warm-up mode? I really want to kiss that gold medal.”