*:・゚✧Anime Spotlight: Yuuri!!! on Ice has Made Me on Fire

Did you like that pun/title? Hehehe, it was fun to write it! 😼✨

But that’s right, YoI has finally ended and I screamed, like legit shrieks and screams, my voice cracked on that last episode. Before I delve into spoilers, I wanna talk about why I love this anime and why it’s been the highlight of this year, for me.

One of the most important ones is definitely the GAY. Not because of the fan service, or queerbaiting, or whatever other terms people like using to put down shows.

This is the first anime sports, serious sports mind you, that there’s real gay in it, that is approached beautifully and so realistically. This is breaking norms, rules, and I love it.

Another thing is racial diversity! The cast has all kind of races and ethnicities, and they’re not dumb stereotypes, in fact I’ll get to that in a bit. Everyone is treated super cute, and with respect, while also being true to their roots, so it isn’t racial diversity for “show” like some haters like to spout off.

This is also super important: breaking gender stereotypes. We see boys using eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, lipstick, using cute pink cellphones, pink curtains and pajamas, and all kinds of cute, glittery thing that by all rights is not gendered, and I love seeing it being used for everyone!

I can’t forget that they also approached everyone’s ages with an amazing respect, they didn’t sexualize Yurio or Minami, or the other cuties, the ones that were sexual were the adults, and heck if I don’t like that! Not saying teenagers can’t be sexual or sexy, just that there tends to be too much focus on that, and here we see just cute kids, angry little kittens, coming into their own without the need for that. I just like it, okay?! /protects all the cuties

Speaking of the gay, this isn’t just focused on gay, heck this is inclusive. There’s heteros, bisexuals, homosexuals, and there’s shout outs to the real ice skaters that broke norms, which is lovely!

Speaking of shout outs, one of the things I love is that this show is so well researched, not just the costumes, but the shout outs, the routines, everything has been done right, and I love seeing the passion infused in this!

The writing is stellar, as are the characters, I really get the sense these are people with their own needs, dreams, goals and desires, and flaws, and they’re all so compelling, I want a season for each character!!! 😭😭😭

The OST is super great, from the OP, to the ED, to the songs picked for the routine. The art is gorgeous, have you seen those character designs and costumes?! Aaah! Plus the animation is tricking amazing!

/deep breathes

Now it’s for some spoilers about the last episode!!!!!
This is why I screeched and my voice cracked:

THEY

FINALLY

DUO

SKATED

O

M

F

G

I’VE TALKED ABOUT IT SINCE DAY ONE

DAY ONE

AND THEY DELIVERED IT, I’M SO HAPPY 😭😭😭😭😭

After the engagement, the rings, the kisses, the hugging, everything I wanted, I just wanted a marriage and a duo skating, and they delivered on it, it was so beautiful that if I hadn’t screamed I would have suffocated in happy, so I had to, okay?! 😭

My life is complete, I can now die without regrets.

/goes to get buried

/pops up

Wait, before I go!!!

That season 2 better happen, SPECIALLY WHEN I CALLED IT THAT HE WASN’T GOING TO WIN GOLD, FUCK YEAH AAH.

Plus I wanna see sexy sexual tension as Yuuri and Viktor compete against each other, yes pls, boners of need and desire as they fight it out 😼😼😼😼😼👌✨

If you haven’t seen this, well I don’t know why you’re reading this sentence, but go watch it!

If you’ve finished it, I wanna know if you loved it, did what you wanted or predicted happen? I thought Phichit would be on top 3 but nah it had to be JJ FFS! /fish slaps him GET OUT MAMORU, STOP BEING IN ALL THE ANIME I’M WATCHING 😹😹😹

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12 thoughts on “*:・゚✧Anime Spotlight: Yuuri!!! on Ice has Made Me on Fire

  1. It was soo amazing to see all those colours in episode 11 ><
    It gives off the sense of dreams being achieved when each opening gets more and more colourful!
    I also loved the way they handled Yuri on Ice. I think they did it greatly.

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  2. T-T I loved the ending. Yuri’s free skate song has always made me feel emotional and on the verge of tears. But seeing him skate to it flawlessly last night really brought it home. I cried tears of happiness when he got that high score beating Victor! Ahh, I can’t wait for season 2 and they did an absolutely fantastic job with this show. It was just so natural and so realistic – all the characters and the way they developed their relationships.

    Also, Victor. Everything he does is pure beauty – even his tears when he was crying mad was beautiful! I can’t deal!

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    • SAMEEE
      I was screaming everywhere, shrieks were had, felt and done, at his performance, and his challenge at Viktor agh 😭😭😭👏👏👏👌
      Season 2 better happen, I want to see all my baes RIGHT THIS MOMENT SOBS
      Yeees!!!!! I wanna see their relationship evolve even more, and their friendship with the rest! 😻😻
      Viktor is too beautiful for this world
      ALSO WHEN YUURI DID THE TOUCHING FACE MOVEMENT IN THE DUO SKATE PART I GOT SHOOK, CAUSE SAME YUURI SAME
      HIS TEARS ARE THE PEARLS AND DIAMONDS, SO BEAUTIFIL OMFG
      I WANNA MARRY HIS TEARS AND HAIR AND BEAUTY SOBS GROSSLY 😭😭😭

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      • Omg omg I kno! Viktor is too perfect! And you said it perfectly his tears we’re pearls and diamonds omg! They did soooo well with his character design. Omg YES I COMPLETELY LOST MY COOL WHEN YUURI CARESSED VIKTORS FACE!!!! €*^!%!} I was fangirling all over my room and screaming. Viktor could possibly NOW be my ultimate anime crush 😭😭😭😭

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        • Why must he exist??! Humans can’t reach his beauty and flawless everything sobs 😭
          I just wanted to bottle his tears tbh 😻😻😻
          THE CARESS SLAYED ME RIGHT IN, FIRST IT WAS VIKTOR SUDDENLY APPEARING AND THE LIGHT CHANGING AND THEN BAM FACE TOUCHING, AND PICKING EACH OTHER IN THE AIR, AAAAAH AJDNSISMSJS 😭😭😭👏👏👏
          he’s so good, beautiful, handsome, hot, sexy, kind and goofy and wbdoamshosms rip us, just take all the awards, medals and trophies pls 😭😭😭😭😭👌
          /remembers viktor smiling and Yuuri in the end
          ADHSOSNWOMDWISNSJJFISKSMDIOE
          RIP ME, I LIVE FOR HIS SMILE SOBS

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