Sports Anime Takes Yaoi Community by Storm!!!

You could easily be forgiven for thinking Yuri on Ice!!! is a BL series with all the attention it has already been getting from yaoi and anime fans alike on social media. Any anime community you are in you will find people talking about this series, from tumblr to Facebook and of course Twitter to just name a few. (to those following me on Twitter you will have seen all the fun stuff I myself have been retweeting)

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Am I the only one that thinks Yuri kinda looks like Shinichi from Parasyte?

But what is it about this series that has everyone so excited? I’m going to try my hardest here to explain why. It all starts with our main Yuri Katsuki a talented male figure skater that lacks self confidants in himself and his idol in the world of figure skater the handsome and talented genius Victor Nikiforov. After a crushing defeat on the world stage Yuri has hit his lowest point, that is until a video of him performing Victor’s skating routine goes viral online and Victor comes to Japan to become Yuri’s new coach, leaving everyone in the figure skating world shocked. That is the basic story of the first episode between the two we also get a glimpse at a rival for Victor’s attention another Yuri from Russia who is the complete opposite of our Japanese Yuri, though his hard ass attitude could be just the boys armor and I get the feeling there is something more to this other Yuri.

On the surface this sounds like the usual underdog sports anime plot that has been seen time and time again so there must be something more that is getting the internet’s attention. Well there is… fanservice aimed at a fujoshi audience.

cwkiv0gxyaeksdfIf the BL undertones of this series were any more obvious they would be a shovel to the face. There is a hinted adoration from our Japanese Yuri towards Victor, to the point that when he first meets his idol at his home his reaction is like that of a girl with a high school crush. Then there is Victor’s almost flirtatious way of interacting with Yuri.

From getting right into the boys personal space constantly when talking to him, asking personal questions and having no shame when it comes to his body in the hot springs. This sexual tension between the two comes to a head with the third episode with Yuri’s performance in a competition where Victor wants Yuri to display something he has never shown before… Eros – sexual desire and love. Yuri on Ice definitely feels like a BL series in disguise as a sports anime and you can bet this yaoi fangirl is going to keep watching especially with what has already been seen of both boys.

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7 thoughts on “Sports Anime Takes Yaoi Community by Storm!!!

  1. You bet I’m going to keep watching too.
    I really like how the characters have depth and a good backstory that is slowly unraveling, and that fanservice is BRILLIANT. When Viktor spread and… /pants and fans itself
    I’m living for the fanart for this show tbh, it’s been amazing!

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  3. I’ve been loving Yuri on Ice so far, and if people weren’t convinced of the BL undertones before then this week’s episode will surely tip the scales in that regard; hoo boy! I wouldn’t be surprised if BL becomes a key theme by the end of the series!

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  4. Yuri on Ice is my life these days. My day is not complete without me viewing #yurionice on Twitter and retweeting all of them. Ahahaha! I don’t even want to think it ending next month. I’m so obsessed. Of course the main reason being I love the developing relationship between Yuri and Viktor, but even more than that, I just love watching sports anime. I’m a huge fan of the genre, and I’ve actually been looking forward to YOI ever since it was just announced at the beginning of this year. Anyway, this has been a short but enjoyable post to read. Thanks for sharing it at my blog carnival. I appreciate it. Keep it up. Cheers!

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