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 have also noted that we won't see a next season of Yuri On Ice, before the movie premiere. Therefore, one thing is clear is that we will have to wait.
Given the fact that the same team is working on the film, all forces are thrown on its production, and thereby we doubt that the works on Yuri On Ice Season 2 may have been started. At least, it's quite unlikely. Most likely, those who stand behind the anime are going to take a look at the box office of the movie in order to make a decision about the future of the franchise. We nonetheless tend to believe that Yuri On Ice Season 2 is just a matter of time since the franchise gained a success since its start. Even in 2019, the BD/DVD sales of the franchise look impressive. We doubt you might know any anime studio, which refuses the money.
Summing up, what we know so far is that Yuri On Ice Season 2 most likely will take place after the movie premiere. The only question is when will its release date.
Yuri On Ice Season 2 Release Date
The production on the Yuri On Ice movie is underway. But the exact date is yet to be announced. There are two possible periods for the upcoming premiere, this summer or fall. Most likely, the premiere will take place in fall 2019. In such a case, we won't see Yuri On Ice until 2020. We known that such a forecast look awful since you don't want to wait so long, yet looks like Yuri On Ice Season 2 will premiere only next fall, in October 2020. In any case, we are looking forward to the official announcement. We will update this page as soon as the MAPPA studio announces the renewal, as well as the exact date for a next season. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
Yuri On Ice 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 Yuri On Ice 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.