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Japanese Theaters Hold All-Night Yuri on Ice Viewing Parties

This past Saturday, it was Yuri on Ice all night, as about 30,000 fans of the ice-skating series assembled at 49 theaters around Japan for an late-night viewing of all 12 episodes.

One theater in Roppongi, Tokyo also held a special talk event with several members of the cast and crew, including character designer, storyboarder and writer Mitsuro Kubo and Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuri Katsuki), Junichi Suwabe (Victor Nikiforov) and Koki Uchiyama (Yuri Plisetsky).

The actors shared some memories about the recording, with Toyonaga saying, “I really wanted to act from the heart, so from episode 7 or so onward, I have no recollection. But through this series, I was able to gain a deep connection to Suwabe-san,” to which Suwabe responded, “oh?” in a very Victor-like voice.

The cast and crew also accepted questions via Twitter. Kubo was asked who it was Chris went to meet in episode 11. Kubo revealed it was a male member of the Swiss skate team.

The screening, which lasted until 4am, then began – and the assembled Yuri on Ice fans were reportedly on fire the whole time.



Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.