An anime about authentic ice skating, Yuri!!! On Ice, is currently in production. Yuri!!! On Ice will be an original series all about figure skating. Additionally, the first visual, cast, staff and promotional video has also been revealed.
The Yuri!!! On Ice anime project was created by manga artist Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki, 3.3.7 Byooshi) and anime director Sayo Yamamoto (Texhnolyze, Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna). Yamamoto helmed an anime short titled Endless Night for the 2015 Japan Animator Expo that focused on figure skating.
The first members of the anime’s cast has been revealed:
- Kouki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) will voice Yuri Prisezki
- Junichi Suwabe (Archer from Fate/stay/night) as Victor Nikifolov
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado Ryuugamine from Durarara!!) is voicing Yuuri Katsuki
The leading members of the production staff consists of:
- Director and Script Supervisor: Sayo Yamamoto (Texhnolyze, Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna)
- Original Character Designer: Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki, 3.3.7 Byooshi)
- Anime Character Designer: Tadashi Hiramatsu (Parasyte -the maxim-, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou)
- Figure Skating Choreography: Kenji Miyamoto
- Music Composers: Taro Umebayashi (Space Dandy) and Taku Matsushiba (Debut Role)
- Animation Studio: Mappa (Zankyou no Terror, Hajime no Ippo Rising)
The anime’s first promotional video was also streamed:
An original anime about ice figure skating is currently in production, titled Yuri!!! On Ice. Additional information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
Source: Anime News Network