Yuri On Ice Episode 5

Review:

Yuri on Ice spends a lot of this episode in competition so gear up for watching lots of ice skating routines. Normally I’d find that a negative in a show and its one of the reasons I avoid sport related anime in the first place. But… I like watching ice skating. It’s one of the few sports I find beautiful to watch. And, one of Yuri’s key characteristics is his poor performance in competition conditions so watching him find his feet in a competition and begin dealing with this emotional block is kind of a necessary step for where this show seems to want to go. There are still some elements in this show that aren’t quite landing. Victor’s coaching technique leaves a lot to be desired. While he spends a lot of time building Yuri up, with one thoughtless comment he can send his skater emotionally crashing right before a competition and Victor isn’t exactly one to watch his words. All and all, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and look forward to spending more time with these characters but there’s a lot this episode that won’t appeal to people who aren’t interested in the characters or in watching ice skating routines.

Yuri on Ice is available on Crunchyroll.

3 thoughts on “Yuri On Ice Episode 5

  1. An ice skating anime really was a stroke of genius. Like you say, it’s just so beautiful watch and that’s something no amount of Days, Haikyuu, Slam Dunk et all can compete with.

I'd love to know what you think.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.