It’s been four years since Yuri!!! on Ice finished its first season, and it has been three years since a film was announced. However, since the announcement, things have been pretty quiet… until now. Yuri!!! on Ice the movie: Ice Adolescence is officially in the works, and there is a short teaser trailer to celebrate.
MAPPA, the animation studio behind Yuri!!! on Ice, released a statement earlier this week apologizing to fans for the extended absence. However, they promised that the team is hard at work bringing the movie to life, and they thanked fans for their patience and generosity.
As of this writing, a plot for the Yuri!!! on Ice movie has not been detailed, but the teaser trailer focuses on a young Viktor. Sporting a flowing ponytail and shimmering outfit, Viktor skates onto the ice as the crowd goes wild in the background. A pigeon flies across the screen, leading fans to believe that he must be at the Grand Prix Trophée Éric Bompard.
As of this writing, Yuri!!! on Ice the movie: Ice Adolescence does not have an official release window. If you’d like to keep track of the film’s progress, follow MAPPA on their social media pages. At least there is plenty of time to re-watch the first season on Funimation!
For those not in the know, here is Funimation’s synopsis of Yuri!!! on Ice:
Yuri Katsuki makes his way to the Grand Prix ice skating competition as Japan’s top representative with his eyes on the prize. However, instead of celebrating, Yuri walks away defeated and ready to retire for good. But a run-in with champion Viktor Nikiforov and rising star Yuri Plisetsky ignites a new fire within him. With the two of them close by his side, Yuri will take to the ice once more.
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