Yaoi (Japanese: [ja.o.i]) is a fictional media genre that originated in Japan and focused on homoerotic relationships between male characters. When we witness a crossover of such a critical genre with sports, we anticipate something like Yuri On Ice.
Yuri On Ice is a Japanese anime series produced by MAPPA Co. Ltd, a Japanese animation studio. It foretold the story of a guy who restarted his career in figure skating and later fell in love with his trainer. Sayo Yamamoto has directed season one of Yuri On Ice, and the scriptwriting was done by Jun Shishido & Mitsurō Kubo.
Season one of Yuri On Ice was very soothing, composed by Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba. And the figure skating that was done in the show was choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto. He also did his own routines, and these were recorded and used as skating sound effects.
The anime’s season one began premiering on 6th October 2016 till 22nd December 2016. Yuri On Ice was an instant hit in Japan and all across the globe as it had won seven awards at Crunchyroll’s inaugural Anime Awards and three awards at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival.
Following the success of this anime, a feature film based on Yuri On Ice, Ice Adolescence; was announced to release in 2019. But due to some unavoidable circumstances, it was delayed to a later date.
Yuri On Ice was able to bring the focus of the anime world again to the topic of same-sex relationships. Critics have praised the showrunners for their coverage of homosexuality and the underlying anxiety that comes with it. But there are still some people that have criticized the show. According to these people, the show has depicted an unrealistic world and has demanded visual censorship that arguably makes it ambiguous to some viewers.
Nonetheless, the show is ready to release its season two, so it will be crucial to see how this season will perform. To learn more about the plot, release date, and trailer of Yuri On Ice season 2, you should read the entire article.
Yuri on Ice Season 2 Release Date
Season one of Yuri On Ice was released on 6th October 2106, and it aired on networks like TV Asahi, BS Asahi, STS, NCC, Sun TV, and AT-X.
It feels like forever now since the last season came out, and the fans are wondering will they ever see a season 2 of Yuri On Ice.
We don’t have a definite notice of the new season’s confirmation yet, as much as we would like to. In an interview with Otaquest, the director Sayo Yamamoto said that he clearly feels sorry for the audience of Yuri On Ice.
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He also told the media that it would lie to say that the Yuri On Ice franchise is closed. This means one and only one thing only, that sooner or later, there will be a Yuri On Ice season 2.
Strange things have happened for this franchise! Ice Adolescence, a feature film, was scheduled to be released in 2019 but was pushed out later. This film was planned to act as a prelude to the first season of Yuri On Ice. So, one thing is sure: Ice Adolescence will arrive before the franchise’s second sequel.
If we stay optimistic, Ice Adolescence will most likely be released by the end of 2022, and Yuri On Ice season 2 will be released in early 2023. Continue reading the article to learn about the plot of Yuri On Ice season 2.
Yuri on Ice Season 2 Plot
Season one revolves around the story of the Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki and his homosexual relationship with his idol and Russian figure skating champion Victor Nikiforov. Another promising Russian figure skater, Yuri Pilsetsky, plays a pivotal role in season one of Yuri On Ice.
This season also tells us how Yuri K and Yuri P trained to compete at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating. And by the end of the season, we saw how Yuri K got engaged to Victor.
So in season 2 of Yuri On Ice, we can see their relationship going through different phases and how this affects their professional career as an athlete and coaches. All the speculations will lead to nothing if the showrunners do not announce the show’s renewal.
Season 1 ended and left many possibilities for the writers to build a more layered story than the previous season. The anime Yuri On Ice has an immense opportunity to turn into one of the greatest anime in the genre.
Fans will be relieved if an official announcement is made! Who is looking forward to the second season of Yuri On Ice?
Yuri on Ice Season 2 Cast
There has been no public statement about the revival of Yuri On Ice. However, if the show returns for a second season, we may expect the main characters from Season 1 to return the following season.
The core members of the cast are as follows:
- Victor Nikiforov: Voiced by Junichi Suwabe
- Yuri Katsuki: Voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Yuri Plisetsky: Voiced by Kouki Uchiyama
Actors in the supporting roles are:
- Phichit Chulanont: Voiced by: Kensho Ono
- Otabek Altin: Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosaya
- Kenjirou Minami: Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
- Christophe Giacometti: Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Jean-Jacques Leroy: Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
- Seung-Gil Lee: Voiced by: Kenji Nojima
- Guang-Hong Ji: Voiced by: Yuutaro Honjou
Yuri on Ice Season Trailer
Sadly there is no trailer for Yuri On Ice season 2. As the show has not been officially revived so it is difficult to say when we can expect a trailer for Yuri On Ice season 2.
We will be updating the news about Yuri On Ice here on this page. So keep coming back to stay updated.