yuri canon

Casually adding this to the list of things that I wish had happened

you: wow yoi didn’t end on a gay enough note :////

me, an intellectual: Yuuri and Viktor’s entire relationship was based off of trust and emotional support which makes it one of the most romantic and loving relationships we’ve seen in a long time especially in a sports anime where they are known for queerbaiting fans and the last time i checked Viktor and Yuuri were engaged so if that ain’t gay-

Analyzing that scene in YOI Episode 7

Hear me out, guys:

Theory: I don’t think that was their first kiss. It was just their first onscreen kiss.

In the scene where Yuuri was crying, Victor asked him if he should kiss him, quite casually too (props to Victor for ACTUALLY ASKING FOR CONSENT and not just swooping in, you’re cool man).

We’ve seen that technique to stop crying successfully twice in Junjou Romantica, a BL anime, as seen here. Indeed, both those times were the first kisses of the couples in JR, so why would I think this was not Victor and Yuuri’s first kiss?

Because of how Yuuri reacted. He said no, and then:

He’s not even surprised at the fact that Victor just proposed a kiss. There is no disgust in his response; in fact, he goes on to explain why that isn’t a comforting move right now. That could possibly mean that Victor has asked to kiss Yuuri before. (I wonder why…)

Now some of you might say “well, wasn’t Yuuri surprised when Victor kissed him after the performance?” and yes he was. But I think that was because they kissed in front of the whole world, literally. The Grand Prix is probably viewed by millions around the globe. Yuuri, a very private person with some level of anxiety, is not our top choice for someone who indulges in PDA. So no matter what proclamations he makes about Victor, he’s not one to kiss the guy in public. The fact that they did kiss in public was the surprise, in my opinion, because, after the initial shock, Yuuri has a peaceful look, and he doesn’t even question the kiss. He just says:

And returns Victor’s loving, understanding gaze with one of his own.

We have seen Yuuri get flustered at lesser things (such as being asked to be Victor’s lover), If it was their first kiss, he would be more shocked, and for a longer time, than he was. The boy didn’t even blush, goddamnit.

Edit: In case you needed more proof, I just want to add that when Yuuri said “no” when Victor asked if he should kiss him, he didn’t just say no. The Japanese word he used is “chigau” (違う). This isn’t an outright “no” of rejection or anything because the word means  “that’s different” or “that’s not right”. That could be interpreted as “this is different right now, and what you’re doing isn’t what I want you to do right now”. Yuuri isn’t surprised or disgusted, and hasn’t refused the kiss itself; rather, he just doesn’t want it at this time. It’s his way of telling Victor that he is missing the point (and then he goes on to explain what the point is, as shown in the screencaps above).

Another Edit: Here’s some proof from Episode 6 I found to further strengthen this theory.

evolution of the yuri on ice fandom
  • ep 1 : oh wow this looks gay
  • ep 2 : oh wow it is gay hope its not queerbaiting
  • ep 3 : it really is gay
  • ep 4 : okay it's gay
  • ep 5 : g-a-y and getting gayer
  • ep 6 : okay the only way they can top this is with a--
  • ep 7 : A KISS??!!?!? excuse me riGHT NOW BUT IM CRYING THEY CAN NEVER TOP THIS
  • ep 8 : so pure, proud parents oh i mustn't hurt myself by imagining engagement scenarios
  • ep 9 : WHAT IS ROUND AND GOLD A WEEK OF GUESSING HA IT'S PROBABLY JUST A MEDAL NOT A--
  • ep 10 : RING?????!!!! RINGS. THEY FUCKING DID IT. THEY'RE GETTING ENGAGED. IT'S CANON. MY TRUST HAS BEEN REKINDLED IN MANKIND. IT IS FUCKING REAL OKAY I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO ASK FOR NEXT WOW HEAVEN LOOKS NICE
Kubo-sensei has a self insert and I love it

Okay, I haven’t looked around, but I don’t think anyone has mentioned this, I haven’t seen it at the very least. But look at this wonderful, loving woman. Look at her with her fly af fasion.  

Okay. Yes. She’s awesome, and her hair is hidden under her hat. I was talking with a friend about how much I love this woman’s fashion, and I googled her and then, this next picture came up to the left of the picture above. 

And just like. Yep. She’s literally Yuri’s Mom. That’s perfect and A+. Okay, I’m done, peace.