There is going to be a Yuri On Ice Movie out very soon! Fans of the popular 2016 anime Yuri On Ice are feeling thrilled about this news. They have been waiting to know more about the beloved characters since the anime series ended. The producers have finally confirmed that the production is in full swing, and they have released a teaser and a visual to hype up the fans. So in preparation for the movie, here is everything you need to know about it.
In 2016, Studio MAPPA produced an original anime series, Yuri On Ice. Sayo Yamamoto wrote and directed the series with Mitsuru Kuob’s original scripts. Jun Shishido was the chief director of the project. Tadashi Hiramatsu was the character designer for the series. Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba were the music composers with Dean Fujioka on the title track, ‘History Maker’.
Moreover, Kenji Miyamoto choreographed the sequences that are being used in the figure skating scenes. The series premiered in 2016 as a Winter Release, and a movie was announced for release in 2019. However, the movie was delayed.
Yuri On Ice Movie: Announcement
The Yuri On Ice Website announced a production update on its pages. Although the production is still ongoing, the producers released a poster in honor of the 5th anniversary of the anime series. It shows a back view of Victor in a green costume. Fans are taking to the internet to show their eagerness and support for the film’s release. They have raised multiple questions about the content of the film and if it will have any Yuri-Viktor fluff content.
The words “Our Journey Continues” are there along with the movie title. It is a production update about the movie and the update is that the production is ongoing. In 2020, the official website had released a 58 seconds trailer for the movie, featuring a young Viktor.
What Story Will The Movie Follow?
Yuri On Ice was a sports anime series about figure skating. Yuri Katsuki is a figure skater who is fast becoming too old for the rink. He is also losing his edge and is considering retiring from the game. However, one day he performs the routine of his idol, Viktor Nikiforov, and the video becomes viral across the world. This leads to Viktor finally coming to Japan and offering to be Yuri’s mentor. Next is a series of adventures while Yuri develops his confidence and relationships with other people. The story has quite a lot of cute moments and is wholesome with some epic skating skills.
The Yuri On Ice Movie, Ice Adolescence, is going to be about youth on Ice. Since the teaser trailer from November 2020 shows a young Nikiforov, fans believe that the anime movie will focus on young Viktor as the movie lead and is possibly a prequel to the anime series.
Yuri On Ice Movie: Release Details
The Yuri On Ice Movie website announced that the production is still ongoing; however, at the current stage of production, they would be unable to give a potential release date. So, the fans can expect the movie to be out in late 2022 or early 2023 as a Winter release. However, there is no confirmation yet. There is also no information about the international release. So, keep an eye on this corner for more details as they come.