The official website of the Yuri!!! On Ice project has revealed that the upcoming original TV anime will start airing on October 6th. In addition, additional members of the cast and the Opening theme song of the series was previewed in video.
Yuri!!! On Ice will have its debut broadcast on TV Asahi on Thursday, October 6th at 2:21am JST. The anime will also air on BS Asahi at 1:00am JST from Monday, October 10th.
Additional members of the anime’s cast has been revealed and currently consists of:
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado Ryuugamine from Durarara!!) is voicing Yuuri Katsuki
- Junichi Suwabe (Archer from Fate/stay/night) as Victor Nikifolov
- Kouki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) will voice Yuri Prisezki
- Kenji Nojima (Nobuchika Ginoza in Psycho-Pass) will voice Lee Seung Gil
- Satoshi Hino (Momonga from Overlord) as Emil Nekola
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (Junpei Hyuuga in Kuroko’s Basketball) voices Otabek Altin
- Wataru Hatano (Hakuya Mitsumine in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei) is going to voice Georgi Popovich
- Hiroki Yasumoto (Germany from Hetalia) joins the cast as Christophe Giacometti
- Yuutaro Honjou (Ao Fukai in Eureka Seven AO) as Ji Guang-Hong
- Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate) will voice the role of Jean-Jacques Leroy
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass) will join the cast to voice Takeshi Nishigori.
The Opening theme song of the Yuri!!! On Ice anime will be History Maker by Dean Fujioka. A preview video for the OP was revealed:
Here is the anime’s latest promotional video:
Here is the first teaser PV:
The leading members of the production staff consists of:
- Director and Script Supervisor: Sayo Yamamoto (Texhnolyze, Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna)
- Original Character Designer: Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki, 3.3.7 Byooshi)
- Anime Character Designer: Tadashi Hiramatsu (Parasyte -the maxim-, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou)
- Figure Skating Choreography: Kenji Miyamoto
- Music Composers: Taro Umebayashi (Space Dandy) and Taku Matsushiba (Debut Role)
- Animation Studio: Mappa (Zankyou no Terror, Hajime no Ippo Rising)
The Ending theme song of the anime will be Wataru Hatano’s You Only Live Once.
The Yuri!!! On Ice anime project was created by manga artist Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki, 3.3.7 Byooshi) and anime director Sayo Yamamoto (Texhnolyze, Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna). Yamamoto helmed an anime short titled Endless Night for the 2015 Japan Animator Expo that focused on figure skating and is the basis of the anime.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
The show’s story revolves around Yuuri Katsuki, who carried all of Japan’s hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. With those mixed feelings swirling inside him, he confines himself inside his parents house. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him, and along with him is Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Gran Prix series.
Yuri!!! On Ice will start airing on Thursdays on TV Asahi at 2:21am JST starting from October 6th, during the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season. Additional information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
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