What You Need to Know:
- Original figure skating anime Yuri!!! on ICE aired yesterday in TV Asahi to much anticipation.
- With an excellent cast and staff line-up, Animate Times reminds us of the 5 reasons to watch Yuri!!! on ICE. (Although we don't really need much more convincing.)
- Read on and don't forget to check out the anime database page below to check out the awesome line-up of cast and staff!
5 Reasons to Watch Yuri!!! on ICE
1. It's the first anime on figure skating!
Figure skating is such a beautiful sport, why hasn't it ever been made into an anime? In the midst of all sports anime, finally we have an original - not to mention high-quality - one on the gorgeous and elegant figure skating world.
2. Mitsurou Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto are the original creators!
Mitsurou Kubo - famous for her manga Moteki - and Sayo Yamamoto - known for directing Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, along with MAPPA producing it (Rage of Bahamut, Kids on the Slope). With such big names involved in the making of this anime, how can you not watch it?
3. Former (real-life!) figure skater Kenji Miyamoto choreographs the performances!
It can't get any "real-er" than this! Former figure skater (ice dancer) Kenji Miyamoto is in charge of choreographing the performances in the series, giving the characters outrageous moves, but retaining that authenticity which is vital in sports anime.
4. The simply awesome seiyuu line-up!
The voice actors for the main characters are Yuri Katsuki (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Victor Nikiforov (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Yuri Plisetsky (CV: Kouki Uchiyama). Even the side characters have famous voice actors. "Ikemen voices" are simply a big plus to beautiful scenes!
5. Popular actor Dean Fujioka sings the OP!
Dean Fujioka sings History Maker as the opening song in the anime, making it his anime song debut. He also wrote the song that encourages us to challenging every day to our limits, which is the anime world's view of the world.
Source: Animate Times (Translation credit: Honey's Anime)
Lots of name-dropping here, not that I mind. But you know, hot men... tight costumes...dancing and contorting themselves to glittering special effects...what more does one need?
The voice actors are crazy good though! And a figure skating anime is a first. This should be interesting!