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Will Skate-Leading Stars Be the Next Yuri on Ice?

It’s been about three years since Yuri on Ice swept onto the stage, winning the hearts of anime and ice-skating fans alike.

Now there’s a new skating anime in town.

Skate-Leading Stars (technically Skate-Leading☆Stars, but come on) has just been announced for 2020. The series is animated at J.C. Staff, and features chief direction from Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass) and character designs by Yana Toboso (Black Butler).

The series concerns a group of high schoolers who compete in a form of figure staking called skate-leading. It stars Hiroshi Kamiya, Makoto Furukawa and Yuma Uchida.

Will Skate-Leading Stars earn the same passionate fandom Yuri on Ice did? We’ll find out in 2020 when the series skates onto screens.

Source: ANN

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.