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Yuri on Ice Season 2 Release Date And Renewal Status

A special episode titled Yuri!!! on Ice: Yuri Plisetsky GPF in Barcelona EX – Welcome to The Madness was released.
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Yuri on Ice season 2 is a highly awaited addition to the series. Yuri on Ice is an amazing show loved by a huge majority of people in the anime community. Fans of the series are desperately waiting for a season 2. If you are one of those fans then, you are in the right place. Today, we will tell you everything you need to know about Yuri on Ice season 2. First of all, let us look back at what this show is all about.

Yuri on Ice is an extremely popular sports anime about ice-skating. Ice-skating is generally seen as a very bland and boring sport, but this anime shows us the true beauty of ice-skating.

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Yuri On Ice season 2 and the continuing adventures with Victor and Yuri. Pic credit: MAPPA

Many people initially think that Yuri on Ice is just a yaoi anime made for fanservice purposes. But to be very honest, this show whilst having some BL(boy love) scenes, is still way more than just a yaoi fanservice anime. This anime is a true sports anime at its core and, really shows us the struggle of the main character. Yuri on Ice has a very competitive atmosphere which can be enjoyed by all types of audience.

Yuri on Ice is a very motivational anime that teaches us an abundance of important life lessons! This anime really deserves to get watched by every person in the world. One thing that is quite unique about Yuri!!! on Ice is that this anime is original and is not based on some source material. Not being based on a manga, actually gives an anime a lot of flexibility. This flexibility, if used right, can be the driving force for the creation of a lot of beautiful shows.

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When an anime is not based on some source material then, the creators are free to do whatever they want. Now, let us take a look at the plot of this anime.

Yuri on Ice season 1 Plot:

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Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Katsuki. Pic credit: MAPPA

This anime follows the story of Yuuri Katsuki. Reeling from his crushing defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuri returns to his family home to assess his options for the future. At age 23, Yuri’s window for success in skating is closing rapidly, and his love of pork cutlets and increasing weight are also helping his downfall.

One day, an old video of Yuri performing a routine that was previously performed by his idol Viktor Nikiforov goes viral.

Yuuri’s video gets so much love that, Victor Nikiforov himself abruptly appears at Yuri’s house and offers to be his mentor. As one of his biggest fans, Yuri eagerly accepts, kicking off his journey to make it back onto the world stage.

Animation, Voice acting, Soundtracks, Art:

This animation in this anime is one of its strongest suits. The art and animation are both done in such a beautiful way, that anyone can easily fall in love with this anime. This anime truly succeeds in showing us the real beauty of ice-skating. The sound-tracks in this show can only be defined by using this one word, “beautiful”; I especially loved the first opening theme song of this anime! The voice actors have also done an amazing job of portraying each character for what they are.

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Yuri on Ice Dub:

Yuri!!! on Ice: Yuri Plisetsky GPF in Barcelona EX - Welcome to The Madness
A special episode titled Yuri!!! on Ice: Yuri Plisetsky GPF in Barcelona EX – Welcome to The Madness was released. Pic credit: MAPPA

The Yuri on Ice series has also received an English dubbed version. The voice actors in the English dub have all done a very good job. If you are new to watching anime, then I would suggest that you start by watching English dubbed anime instead of Japanese, you can find dubbed episodes on Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Yuri on Ice Special:

A Yuri on Ice special also came out in 2017. It was just a short clip, not much longer than 2 minutes. But this small video clip spoke a thousand words to the fans of Yuri!!! on Ice. This special was quite well received as it was (and is) loved by every fan of the series. The animation quality also drastically improved in this special as compared to the already beautiful first season.

Yuri on Ice Season 2 Release Date:

MAPPA also planned on making an anime movie titled Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence
MAPPA also planned on making an anime movie titled Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence. Pic credit: MAPPA

Yuri on Ice season 2 has still not been confirmed yet, but there is good news! MAPPA also planned on making an anime movie based on the show and the movie titled Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence. Many fans speculate that the movie will actually act as a sequel to the story. The release date of the movie has still not been confirmed. If I were to take a guess, I’d say the movie will release at the end of 2020 or in early 2021.

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Anime fans will just to wait and watch to see whether MAPPA intends for Yuri on Ice season 2 and also Dororo Season 2 to be possible. Stay tuned!

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