Yuri On Ice Episode 1

Review:

Yuri has been having a losing streak with ice skating and has returned to his home town.

Review:

As much as I have always loved watching ice skating (one of the few sports I enjoy watching) I wasn’t really all that excited about an anime doing ice skating. That said, having read copious highly positive reviews, I went into Yuri on Ice. Now I want to watch an ice skating anime. That said, it isn’t really the skating that hooked me this episode, though that was certainly beautiful compared to what I thought we’d end up with (visions of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask from 1990’s Sailor Moon pretending to ice skate still haunt). No, I was definitely interested in the characters and while we don’t learn much about them this episode I loved Yuri’s homecoming and starting to get a feel for the town and his family. The music was also pretty impressive.

While I don’t know that I’m going to be hooked for a whole season, this first episode was most definitely the most impressive for any of the new shows this season that I’ve watched. And yes, I am going to ignore the multiple exclamation points mid episode title.

Yuri on Ice is available on Crunchyroll.

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12 thoughts on “Yuri On Ice Episode 1

  1. I’m indifferent to ice skating (really, to most sports) and had been indifferent to this show, but then I stumbled upon the opening credits on YouTube and the music and skating animation hooked me. The enthusiastic animation and the characters in this episode kept me. 🙂 I’m cautiously optimistic to continue watching! (“Cautiously” because the style of Viktor’s intro at the end led me to suspect that he’s just going to be flamboyant eye candy for hormonal viewers, rather than an actual well-defined character, but we’ll see.)

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    1. He is flamboyant eye candy but still actually a half-decent character. Yuri on the other hand is an amazing character and his growth is what you should watch the show for.

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  2. I’ve always loved watching ice skating, so seeing an anime about it and with such high production values? The transitions were glorious, as was the animation of the skating, plus it was sooo cute.
    Also, shoutout to the guys having NIPPLES, at long last nipples!

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  3. I’m normally not into sports anime but I decided to try this one since I heard that it was about figure skating and I was once a figure skater. I was very impressed by the animation style and even the characters are interesting. I’m going to continue watching this series.

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  4. I definitely would agree that this was one of the most impressive opening episodes for the season! I liked how expressive the characters are when they’re talking – the use of body language is definitely something emphasized in ice skating for sure. I hope the rest of the series is just as good 🙂

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