Yuri on Ice Season 2 Is Going To Happen Soon After The Eponymous Film

Yuri!!! on Ice

This anime caused a fever among the viewers who prefer the sports genre. It won numerous awards in Japan as well as in the US. Yuri on Ice is currently one of the most successful media franchises in Japan. And undoubtedly you are looking forward to a Season 2 of the series. There is two news, as usual, a good one and sad one. The good news is that you will get the continuation of the story. The sad news is that it won't be a second season.

On April 29, 2017, during the session of the "Yuri!!! on Stage" event, it was announced that a brand-new film of the same name is in production. The series' creators emphasized that it would be a whole new story, not a recompilation of the original anime. They also noted that there wouldn't be a next season of the anime before the premiere of this film. So we will have to wait.

In any case, we regard this announcement as good news. Apparently, it will be a long-term project of the MAPPA studio. We agree that the series worth the continuations as it has become a phenomenon in the world of anime. In fact, there are many ways how to develop the storyline further. Also worth mentioning that this anime doesn't have any source, such as a manga or light novel. Therefore, Mitsurou Kubo is the only person who delivers source material. By the way, she acts under a male alias, but is, in fact, female.

The anime debuted in October 2016 on TV Asahi. STS, NCC, AT-X, and other Japanese networks have subsequently picked up the series to broadcast. Crunchyroll has licensed Yuri on Ice in North America. MAPPA served as a developer. The anime has received a positive response from the target audience, given its high score on MyAnimeList, 8.26/10 ~ 124,300 votes. On IMDb, the series has a rating of 8.7 out of 10 stars based on over 2,300 votes. The sports series has shortly gained popularity due to the well-performed choreography of the protagonists, excellent visualization, as well as a noticeable same-sex relationship between the title characters. Season 1 of Yuri on Ice consisted of twelve episodes.

Plot Summary

The anime follows Yuri Katsuki who can't come to terms with his recent crushing defeat. He was a promising Japanese figure skater, who now must decide his future. To gather his thoughts, Yuri has come back home, leaving behind the Grand Prix Finale as his opportunistic future is now in doubt. His career will apparently soon wrap up. Therefore, Yuri must think carefully on the subject of his subsequent actions.

However, suddenly, Yuri once again becomes a star, because of the video clip with his usual performance, which has shortly become viral on the Internet and now continues of gaining popularity. As a result, Victor Nikiforov, five-time Russian world champion in figure skating turned his attention to Yuri. It's worth noting that both skaters have already had an opportunity to encounter at a banquet, where Yuri begged Victor of becoming his mentor. Soon Victor once again appeared on Yuri's doorstep to offer him to be his coach. However, the major intrigue is that Victor already serves as a trainer for another rising figure skating star, Yuri Plisetsky. As a result, they become rivals in the collision regarding Victor's tutelage.

What Do We Expect In Season 2?

Unfortunately, there is no official synopsis of the second season. But let's speculate a bit on the subject of the possible storyline. Most likely the sophomore season will focus on the more deeper relationship between Yuri Katsuki and Victor since they are no more just a coach and apprentice. Furthermore, Victor could compete himself with Yuri on the next Grand Prix despite the fact that he serves as Yuri's mentor. As a result, it might be the classic scenario when an apprentice would have to overcome his teacher. Were we wrong or right, we will see soon.

On The Subject Of The Release Dates

The production on the Yuri on Ice film is currently ongoing. So, there are no official data on the matter of its release date. However, it's clear that this film will premiere not earlier than this fall or rather at the beginning of 2018. Therefore, we tend to believe that Yuri on Ice Season 2 will start not earlier than next fall. Anyway, we're waiting for the official announcement. Stay tuned for updates. We'll inform you on the subject.