Yuri on Ice the Movie was announced a while ago. However, there is a veil of mystery covering the movie, so we decided to gather all the information available here.
Regarding sports anime, we can’t leave Yuri on Ice out. This anime about figure skating has managed to earn its place among the most popular works of this genre. It doesn’t matter how many sports LGBTQ+-themed anime come out, Yuri on Ice will always be special. That’s why the news about the Yuri on Ice movie delighted fans who have been waiting for a continuation of this story for a long time.
Yuri on Ice began airing on October 6, 2016. It instantly won the hearts of the audience. After the release of the last episode, on December 22 of the same year, fans eagerly awaited news about the continuation of this story. And finally, on July 1, 2018, the Ice Adolescence movie was announced.
However, a lot has changed since the announcement of the move. Now, people wonder if the Yuri on Ice the Movie would even come out. Here’s everything we know about the film so far.
Is “Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence” canceled?
However, there may still be hope that the movie will be released. According to the official news that came out earlier this year, the film is still in production.
The only thing left for fans to do is wait and hope for the best.
Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Release Date and Trailer
Yuri on Ice movie was announced back in mid-2018 when the teaser was released. The release date was scheduled for 2019. However, MAPPA postponed the premiere to 2020. The reason for the delay was to give more time to the production and to improve the concept of the film. However, in 2020, the film was postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On November 26, 2020, the official YouTube channel released a second trailer that revealed the potential plot of the film.
Ice Adolescence Plot
The official plot of the film is still unknown, but thanks to the trailer, the story can be assumed. Judging by the trailer, the plot will revolve around Victor Nikrofov from the beginning of his professional career. It will probably be a story about his participation in the Olympic Games in Paris when he was 17 years old. We don’t know if Yuri K. or other characters seen in the anime will appear in the story.
Of course, these are just fans’ assumptions and we should wait for official information.
Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Staff and Cast
As for the staff, people are familiar with the majority of the crew. MAPPA studio will be responsible for the animation. The authors of the original story, Mitsurou Kubo and Sayo Yamamato wrote the story of this film as well. Yamamoto will also take the lead for direction, and Kubo is in charge of the screenplay and original character design.
The rest of the staff consists of:
- Figure Skating Choreography: Kenji Miyamoto
- Music: Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba
- Music Producer: Keisuke Tominaga
- Character Designer: Tadashi Hiramatsu
When it comes to the cast, we can expect a few actors from the anime to appear in this film as well. Junichi Suwabe will be voicing Victor, and Toshiyuki Toyonaga will be Yuri Katsuki.
Will Jeffrey Buttle help choreograph the movie?
Jeffrey Buttle, a figure skater, is helping to choreograph the film. He personally confirmed it on his Instagram, however, some time has passed since then. This is the news from 2018 and the question is whether he is still working on the film.
Buttle was in Japan at Aqua Rink Chiba when he posted about his mysterious movie shooting. Fans quickly concluded that he was helping with the film and working on the choreography.
Buttle is a professional figure skater famous for winning a Winter Olympics bronze medal and the 2008 World Championship.
About Yuri on Ice
Yuri Katsuki is a Japanese figure skater whose career is in jeopardy. After a heavy defeat at the Grand Prix Final and poor results in other competitions, he returns home to consider his next step. Wanting to clear his mind, he performs a routine performed by the five-time world champion Victor Nikrofov.
His friend records the performance, and Yuri becomes the center of attention. Victor also sees his performance and soon appears at Yuri’s house and offers to be his mentor. Yuri, who is a big fan of Victor, agrees.
On the other hand, there is Yuri Plisetsky. He is a 15-year-old Russian prodigy skater who is not pleased with Victor’s decision. So, he travels to Hasetsu to make Victor keep his promise. Victor promised that he would choreograph a routine specifically for Yuri P. if he won the Junior World Championships. Now, Yuri K. and Yuri P. have to compete for Victor’s coaching.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ice Adolescence a prequel?
The official plot of the film is still unknown. However, judging by the trailer showing Victor as a teenager, we can assume that this is a prequel.
Are Victor and Yuri canonically together?
Yuri on Ice is famous for the relationship between Victor and Yuri. Although at first, it may have seemed that it would be just a friendship, it became clear that it is a queer anime. So yes, Yuri and Victor are canonically together.
Has Yuri on Ice ended?
The series premiered on October 6, 2016, and ended on December 22, 2016, with a total of 12 episodes.