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Yuri!!! on Ice Home Release Confirmed for September 24

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Blu-ray/DVD edition from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Funimation

A press release from Fetch Publicity confirms that Funimation and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release a Blu-ray/DVD edition of Yuri!!! on Ice on September 24.

It will carry the 12 episodes of the series and the following extras: Yuri Plisetsky GPF in Barcelona EX, "Welcome to the Madness" OVA, Eleventh Skate Commentary and Textless Opening and Closing songs.

The show's story revolves around Yūri Katsuki, who carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Grand Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. With those mixed feelings swirling inside him, he confines himself inside his parents house. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him, and along with him is Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Grand Prix series.

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 series. Yamamoto is also directing and overseeing the scripts for the series, and Kubo is designing the original characters and drawing the storyboards. Additionally, Tadashi Hiramatsu (Parasyte -the maxim-) is adapting the character designs for animation, Kenji Miyamoto is credited with the figure skating choreography, Taro Umebayashi (aka milk from PIANO) and Taku Matsushiba (PIANO) are composing the music, and Keisuke Tominaga (Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance music director) is the music producer. MAPPA is animating the series.

Dean Fujioka will perform the anime's opening theme song "History Maker." Wataru Hatano (Hamatora, Polar Bear's Café, The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi) will perform the ending theme song "You Only Live Once." Hatano is also playing Georgi Popovich in the anime.

Via Anime UK News.

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