Yuri on Ice

There’s a Yuri on Ice movie in the works, but when will season 2 arrive?

Figure skating romcom Yuri on Ice took anime fandom by storm in 2016, leaving fans waiting with bated breath for season 2.

The show follows fictional Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki, who renews his career by partnering with coach Victor Nikiforov, a legendary champion and Yuri’s childhood idol. It combines a cute love story with expert depictions of competitive skating, balancing comedic moments with more serious themes like mental illness.

The good news is, there’s more Yuri on Ice in the works already. The bad news is, it’s not a second season. Yet. Here’s everything we know so far.

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The Yuri on Ice movie

The show’s creators announced a sequel movie at a Yuri on Ice fan event in April. The film will definitely be new material, rather than being a compilation from the existing season. They haven’t revealed the release date yet, but we can expect to watch it on Crunchyroll in the U.S.

Yuri on Ice season 2 news

Yuri on Ice will make its Olympic debut in 2018, with Japanese pairs skating team Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara. They’re using the show’s theme music for their short program, with choreography they’ve been working on since summer 2017.


The Yuri on Ice live show

The film was announced at a live show called “Yuri on Stage,” where the voice actors reunited to perform a short story by series creator Mitsurō Kubo. It takes place in Yuri’s hometown of Hasetsu and involves a misunderstanding where Victor gets jealous of someone he believes is Yuri’s ex-girlfriend.

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“Yuri on Stage” was live-tweeted and discussed online when it took place in April, so if you’re a Yuri on Ice fan, there’s a chance you already know what happens. But if you’re keen to see how it all played out on stage, you can order a DVD or Blu-ray of the event on July 28. It includes the short story along with other fan convention moments like cast Q&As.

Yuri on Ice season 2 release date

Season 2 hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’re optimistic about it happening after the movie. The first season was a runaway success, attracting a massive international audience and selling a ton of merchandise. That’s a recipe for guaranteed renewal.


Yuri on Ice season 2 trailer

The film’s trailer hasn’t been released yet, but we did recently see some new material from the show. The season 1 DVDs included a new routine from Yuri Katsuki’s Russian rival, Yuri Plisetsky. It’s an exhibition skate (the performance that takes place after the main competition), set to a track called “Welcome to the Madness.”

Yuri Plisetsky is, of course, going through a teen punk phase.

You can find bootlegs of the full performance online, although you really ought to buy the DVDs

This article is regularly updated for relevance.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.

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