Yuri on Ice Episode 2 Review:
So the opening theme of this has blown me away. It’s completely distinct and I can just listen to it over and over and that rarely happens with anime openings. The visuals are pretty relaxing too and I’m just kind of losing myself in the whole package. But none of that has anything to do with this episode so moving on.
From a story point of view this is progressing much as expected. We’ve got a rival and a ridiculous challenge to push our shy protagonist out of his comfort zone, meanwhile Victor is interrogating all of Yuri’s family and friends and learning more about him (and incidentally helping the audience to appreciate him more).
Visually it is still really pleasing to watch and while the story seems fairly generic at no point did I feel bored with it. I’m kind of interested to see where we go from here and how the relationship between the two Yuri’s changes and whether or not Victor is actually as arrogant as he is coming off at times. This one has been a very calming watch so far and things are progressing predictably and beautifully.
Yuri on Ice is available on Crunchyroll.
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10 thoughts on “Yuri on Ice Episode 2”
Actually the story is pretty generic for a sport themed anime. But then who can resist Victor’s charm? 😀
The execution has been so great so far, and I love how much depth the characters have. No hollow characters in this show, you can see how much background and personality they all have, which I so appreciate!
Agreed, that OP is beautiful to see and to hear, just hnng <33
It’s rapidly turned into one of my go-to shows this season because it is so relaxing and that opening theme is gorgeous and rousing. I’m also interested to learn more about Victor. He can’t be this much of a grump all the time.
Yes, while I haven’t made this a must watch yet, I am mostly just being cautious until I know if there is a going to be a real story in this. I have loved these first two episodes.
I agree that the execution so far is absolutely on point. I haven’t been able to stop listening to the opening scene either.
That opening. I had a friend watch these two episode with me mostly so I had an excuse to listen to it again.
“while the story seems fairly generic at no point did I feel bored with it”
Pretty much this. I can probably guess what the next few episodes are going to be like, but I’m enjoying it all the same. Does this feel a little like “Blades of Glory” to anyone else?
It would be hard to argue that the story has done anything particularly surprising but it’s just doing what it is doing so well that it doesn’t really matter.