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'Yuri!!! on ICE' Is 2016 Anime Of The Year Plus Six More Distinctions; Episode 12 Medal Teases Likely Sequel?

By February 6, 2017 at 7:00 am
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"Yuri!!! on ICE" has been lauded as 2016 Anime of the Year by an anime streaming site. This may be due to the fact that the last year's breakout anime series has become one of the most watched anime show on the internet during its two-month run.

"Yuri!!! on ICE" Is Favored By More Anime Fans

"Yuri!!! on ICE" was one of the eight nominees of a voting made by the Crunchyroll website that ran from Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, which revealed that the anime series was favored by more anime fans. Following this, the website held its first Anime Awards on Jan. 28, later revealing that "Yuri!!! on ICE" defeated the rest of the competition with 44 percent.

Six more distinctions were given to "Yuri!!! on ICE," which includes Best Opening, Best Animation, Best Couple for Yuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov, Best Ending, Most Heartwarming Scene for the couple's kiss and Best Boy for Yuri. Aside from the couple's kiss, the 10th episode of "Yuri!!! on ICE" that featured both exchanging rings, was considered as the first for an anime to tackle such relationship. In fact, the scene was reportedly deemed as the best in the series, Crunchy Roll News reported.

Yuri Katsuki's Medal In "Yuri!!! on ICE" Season 1 Episode 12 Teases A Likely Sequel

"Yuri!!! on ICE" Season 1 episode 12 viewers reportedly got hooked with the amazing figure skating skills of Yuri, including his chemistry with his idol and coach, Victor Nikiforov. The episode showed Yuri being defeated, although many believe that he should have won the gold medal given his tandem with Victor, which created speculations that the medal will be taken on a likely season 2.

Reports indicate that "Yuri!!! on ICE" creator Mitsuro Kubo has plans to make a sequel. However, there is no official word yet on the release date, Counsel Heal reported.

Watch "Yuri!!! On Ice" Episode 12 here:

 

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