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.
9/23（土）より上映開始「ユーリ!!! on ICE 4DX」の描き下ろしビジュアルを解禁しました!!!
★詳細は4DX 特設サイトからhttps://t.co/XI3h4ZzZjU#yurionice pic.twitter.com/e3Jacf9LtJ— TVアニメ「ユーリ!!! on ICE」 (@yurionice_PR) August 25, 2017
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.
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.