Now that I have fully recovered from this weeks episode of Yuri on Ice and that ending that well made quite a splash online (#yurionice was even trending on twitter for a couple of hours) I must admit I found myself thinking; Does this make Yuri on Ice a BL series?
Also yes I do realize it is Friday and this should be a Fanfiction Rec post but I wanted to get this out there quickly before the poll I started on Twitter and in the Yaoi Worshippers Amino finish because I’m curious as to how fans are reacting to this.
If my feed on Twitter Thursday morning was anything to go by, well to be honest I have not seen the infamous ep yet but there was enough talk around I was kind of spoiled as well as several friends sending me ‘the clip of the moment’ on Facebook (I must be getting predictable I don’t even get reactions anymore when they find out I am reading Transformers Yaoi Fanfiction)
Needless to say I’ve been asked by many if I personally think the series is BL to which at the moment I have to say I am not sure. See there was a similar moment in two other animes not classed as BL those being Kyou Kara Maou and No. 6, though both popular with a fujoshi audience base they are not classed as BL just for these moments.
If Yuri on Ice goes into a direction that further explores a canon romance between Victor and Yuri then maybe I will change my standing on whether the series is Boys Love but at this point I have to say no, and that this little moment was yet another piece of fanservice.