Victor Nikiforov alt. Victor is considered a living legend in men's singles figure skating. By the age of 16, he was already at the top of the figure skating world, under the guidance of his coach Yakov Feltsman. Victor is a handsome man with short gray hair with bangs that cover his left eye.
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Eccentric Russian figure skater Victor Viktor Nikiforov has won numerous awards in his life by pouring his heart out on the rink. As a prominent skater in the world of professional ice skating , Victor has his own worries, which leads to his temporary absence on the ice. It's thanks to this decision that he has the time, motivation, and curiosity to coach Yuri Katsuki. By doing so, Victor helps Yuri regain his confidence and love for the ice, as well as rekindle his own passion for skating. When Yuri faces himself on the ice rink after a devastating loss, his performance is recorded and uploaded to social media. It spreads like wildfire, and catches the attention of none other than Victor, especially since the performance is one of his own.
The series was a fantastically produced sports anime focussed around the sport of ice skating, using a professional ice skating choreographer in order to produce some compelling ice skating routines for the series. That being said, while the ice skating was certainly fantastic, the series is most watchable for its adorable romance between the titular Yuri and Victor. However, while they are obviously one of the cutest couples in anime , not everything about their relationship is perfect. This showed that the pair have a unique and adorable dynamic that makes them perfect for each other, hopefully, fans get to see more of this in season 2. There was frequent mention of a belief that Yuri is holding Victor back by allowing him to be his coach, preventing Victor from bowing out of his career on a high note.
Character designs were handled by Tadashi Hiramatsu, and its music was composed by Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba. The figure skating was choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto , who also performed routines himself which were recorded and used as skating sound effects. The series premiered on October 6, and ended on December 22, with a total of 12 episodes.