Here's a little piece I did for all the "Yuuri!!! On Ice" fans out there
To be honest: At first I struggled a bit with this show, because I did expect something ENTIRELY different when I watched it for the first time.
I'm a big fan of sports anime and I was really looking forward to YOI because I really loved the animation and the characters that were shown in the teaser trailer. And ice skating is just purely faszinating so I had no other choice than to check it out.
So when I watched the first episode I was a bit surprised by the huge amount of boyslove vibes coming up (and they were increasing with every episode) - so I first thought it was just another show like "Free!" that also had a bit of BL vibes going on, though in this case it was purely fanservice (in my opinion at least
). Don't get me wrong: I like boyslove (I read a lot of online BL manga and there are some very good ones out there!). But I don't like it, if it's just there for the purpose of amusing and pleasing female fans and doesn't really contribute to the story.
Well, YOI is quite different - here the BL is not fanservice, it is a major part of the story, aside from the sports theme. The characters have depth, they have motives and you can totally feel this. Sure, sometimes there are some awkward moments as well, that feel a bit out of place and way over the top - but more important than that: This show is sooo much fun to watch. I've never laughed so much watching an anime, honestly. It's just "Bam! In your face!" and that's really refreshing
I also experienced something important for myself: A good sports anime doesn't need to be shounen
And that's why I just needed to honor this show with a nice piece of fanart ^__^ Hope you like it!
© Yuuri!!! On Ice by Mitsurō Kubo, Sayo Yamamoto
Fanart by me - kfcomics.de
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