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.