Yuri!!! on Ice Anime Film Reveals Staff, Title, 2019 Date, Visual (Updated)
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The "Yuri!!! on Concert" event revealed in Osaka on Sunday the staff, title, 2019 release date, and a teaser visual for the brand-new Yuri!!! on Ice film.
The Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! on Ice Gekijō-ban: Ice Adolescence) will feature the following returning staff:
- Original Concept: Mitsurou Kubo x Sayo Yamamoto
- Director/Composition: Sayo Yamamoto
- Outline (Original Script Concept)/Original Character Design: Mitsurou Kubo
- Character Design: Tadashi Hiramatsu
- Music: Taro Umebayashi, Taku Matsushiba
- Music Producer: Keisuke Tominaga (PIANO)
- Animation Production: MAPPA
After surveying the concert audience to see who came from other prefectures and overseas, co-composer Taku Matsushiba also said that the staff hopes to take the concert to Saga Prefecture and overseas.
10 randomly selected people who follow the anime's official Twitter account and post a comment with the tag "#ユーリ映画化" by July 4 (Japan Time) will receive a poster of the visual.
Below are images from the event hall:
The staff announced the film in April 2017. The staff had teased on Thursday that the event would have a "major announcement" for the film.
The original 12-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Crunchyroll describes the series:
Yuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family's home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Viktor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuris and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!
Funimation also streamed an English broadcast dub, and later released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on February 6.
Manga creator Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki, 3.3.7 Byooshi) and director Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin) are credited with the original work for the franchise. Yamamoto directed and oversaw the scripts for the series, and Kubo designed the original characters and drew the storyboards. Additionally, Tadashi Hiramatsu (Parasyte -the maxim-) adapted the character designs for animation, Kenji Miyamoto is credited with the figure skating choreography, Taro Umebayashi (aka milk from PIANO) and Taku Matsushiba (PIANO) composed the music, and Keisuke Tominaga (Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance music director) was the music producer. MAPPA animated the series.
Update: Embedded images from the event hall in Osaka.
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