Date: 2018 August 17 20:01
Posted by Joe
UK based anime fans eagerly awaiting the release of Yuri!!! on Ice will be pleased to hear that Funimation Entertainment have announced that the popular figure skating anime will be released in the UK on Monday 24th September 2018. The fan favourite will be released as a DVD and Blu-ray Combo pack. You can pre-order it from Zavvi.com.
The show charts the trials and tribulations of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki and his Russian coach Victor Nikiforov (himself a champion skater) who aims to get Yuri back in top form. There's a lot more to it of course with rivalry and choreography thrown in for very good measure.
In a case of life imitating art real figure skaters at the 2018 Winter Olympics have even used the music from the show in their performances.
This show is a fan favourite if you don't know about it already watch an episode on Crunchyroll.com to see if it's to your liking.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bring home the anime that was born to make history!
YURI!!! ON ICE COMPLETE SERIES
On DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack September 24
London, UK (14th August 2018) - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment aims for gold with a sports anime that will melt your heart on the ice rink. Bring home the revolutionary fan favourite YURI!!! ON ICE, with the complete series available as a DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack from September 24.
The series' depiction of figure skating and the relationship of its lead characters earned acclaim from anime critics and sporting professionals alike, including three-time U.S. national champion and LGBTQ activist Johnny Weir. YURI!!! ON ICE also won all seven categories it was nominated for in Crunchyroll's inaugural 2016 The Anime Awards, including Best Couple and Anime of the Year.
Directed by Sayo Yamamoto (Michiko & Hatchin) at the Japanese animation studio MAPPA (Kids on the Slope), YURI!!! ON ICE features choreography by former professional figure skater Kenji Miyamoto.
Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara!!!) stars as Yuri Katsuki, alongside Junichi Suwabe (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Victor Nikiforov. Josh Grelle (Attack On Titan) and Jerry Jewell (Fairy Tail) star in the included English language dub.
After suffering a humiliating loss at the Grand Prix Final, Japan's number one skater, Yuri Katsuki, is ready to hang up his skates for good. But when his idol and five-time champion Victor Nikiforov offers to be his coach, Yuri's put on a trek for gold and to discover the true meaning of victory! Together, they'll face skaters from around the world while discovering where their true feelings lie.
Blu-ray™ Bonus Features:
Yuri Plisetsky GPF in Barcelona EX
"Welcome to the Madness" OVA
Eleventh Skate Commentary
Textless Opening and Closing songs.
YURI!!! ON ICE COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTION contains all 12 episodes with an approximate run time of 25 minutes each and is not yet rated.
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