Fragglepuss Anime Review 173: Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice

Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans and Breanne Evans

Genre: Comedy, Sports, Figure Skating

First Aired: Fall 2016, 12 episodes

Summary: Yuri Katsuki’s window of opportunity is closing fast. Once upon a time he was Japan’s most promising young figure skater. That all changed with his defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, which caused him to retreat to his family home and the comfort of his favorite food, the pork cutlet. Yuri is thrust back in the spotlight when a video goes viral of him performing the routine of world champion Victor Nikiforov. Victor is so impressed by the routine that he offers to coach Yuri. Problems arise when Russia’s figure skating star, Yuri Plisetsky, is determined to win Victor’s attention. Everything is on the line as figure skating prodigies battle it out in the fanciest of spandex!

Yuri on Ice is easily the best figure skating anime I’ve seen. It’s the only one I’ve seen, but still. The story is solid with attention given to character development. I learned and began to care about figure skating when I had never given it a second thought before watching the series. The skating routines are fun, although I must admit it reminded me of Blades of Glory at times. That’s a positive for me though since I thought Blades of Glory was hilarious.

You might enjoy this if: You want to witness a protagonist overcoming adversity and attempting to beat the odds, while finding romance in the most unlikely place.

You might not like it if: You live for the summer: beaches, sun, volleyball, etc.

Similar Series: Free!, Haikyuu!, Cheer Danshi!, Kuroko’s Basketball

Note to the Viewer: Yuri on ICE has won all sorts of awards, including: “Animation of the Year: Television category” at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival and “Anime of the Year” at the inaugural Crunchyroll Anime Awards, showing a global appreciation of the series.

Yuri!!! on Ice Opening


AMV – Yuri’s Got Stamina by Victoria Putinski

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6 Responses to Fragglepuss Anime Review 173: Yuri!!! on Ice

  1. Karandi says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the AMV. I hadn’t seen that one before so I now have another Yuri on Ice clip to add to the collection to watch when I need a smile.

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    This one I still haven’t gotten around to, but it is pretty close to the top of my list to watch. Having read so many good things about this one, abd seeing how much hype it has received, I just have to watch this one soon 😊


  3. D says:

    Great review. Yuri on Ice educated me a lot about figure skating too. I thought it was a pretty sport before but didn’t know any details.

    And that AMV is pretty cool!


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