By Shanel Kamara
I definitely intend on seeing this show through to the end. The prospect of watching characters develop, grow, and transform completely is not only exciting but also inspiring. The third episode airs next week and I already feel, as though the primary message that this anime is conveying is that change is only possible for those who strive for it.
In episode three the unexpected arrival of Yuri Plisetsky, a 15-year old Russian figure skater with three consecutive wins under his belt, poses as a threat to Yuri Katsuki’s comeback to figure skating. He was antagonistic towards Yuri when he first met him and remains that way when they reunite in Yuri Katsuki’s hometown. Yuri Plisetsky is hell bent on making sure that Victor fulfils his promise to choreograph a senior debut routine for him. However, Victor being the flamboyant and charismatic person that he is, first gives Yuri Katsuki a condition he must meet in order to have Victor coach him; that is for Yuri to return to the weight he was at the last Grand Prix Finale.
Once Yuri Katsuki meets this condition Yuri Plisetsky demands that Victor returns to Russia to coach him instead but Victor decides to have the two Yuri’s face off by having them perform to the same song with two opposing themes. One is pure and innocent love, while the other is wild and passionate love. In order to surprise the audience, Victor assigns Yuri Katsuki “Eros”, the wild and passionate rendition of the song and assigns Yuri Plisetsky “Agape”, the sweet and innocent version of the song.
Yuri!! On Ice E.02