A screenshot of the new Yuri On Ice anime art. Photo credit: Studio MAPPA

Studio Mappa just released new Yuri on Ice art illustrations. This is part of Yuri on Ice’s fifth year of series broadcasting. This is also in honor of the Winter Olympics.

There are a number of photos posted on the MAPPA official Twitter account† This is great news for fans eager to learn more about Yuri On Ice Season 2 or the confirmed film adaptation.

The first season premiered in 2016 and became an instant success. Mappa promised viewers a second season, but the details have been kept from the public.

The new Yuri on Ice artwork could be a sign of the future

The new Yuri on Ice artwork, which showed coach (and potential love interest) Victor Nikiforov with his arm around the main character, went viral on Twitter.

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Mappa celebrates Yuri on Ice’s fifth year of broadcasting with new visuals. Photo credit: @Mappa/twitter

We also see Yuuri in the costume of the Japanese skating representatives from 2022 in the second shot!

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Yuri on ice new illustrations from Mappa. Photo credit: @Mappa/twitter

Furthermore, there are numerous recurring figures in the final photo. Yuri Plisetsky (Micah Solusod/Kki Uchiyama), a soft opponent turned friend, can be seen in the background. She talks to her instructor, Yakov Feltsman (Daman Mills/Hideaki Tezuka).

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Yuri and Victor. Photo credit: @Mappa/twitter

Finally, we see Jean-Jacques Leroy (Jeremy Inman/Mamoru Miyano) and the bottom half of Thai figure skater Phichit Chulanont (Joel McDonald/Kensho Ono), also a friend of Yuuri in the first season.

Yuri On Ice Music Track History Maker

Fans got their first real sign of an upcoming season early this year when famed songwriter Dean Fujioka released a new version of History Maker, the hit song from season one.

The first season of the anime begins with this popular song. Obviously the most recent version of the music cannot be used.

That’s why fans believe it’s because it’s associated with the Yuri On Ice anime.

Furthermore, the original composition is a light, cheerful tune. By comparison, the new scheme is bleak and slow (in a nice way).

Fans can speculate about the issues that will be addressed in the next season of Yuri on Ice.

The music video from the creator of history.

Despite not having any new content in six years, the sports anime has maintained a solid foundation.

Yuri On Ice: Ice Adolescence

In the latest update, Mappa stated, “Despite the slow pace of development, they are still working on the Yuri On Ice movie.”

Viewers may be discouraged by the long wait, but the latest art shows fans haven’t given up on Yuri!!! On ice.

Hopefully these are all good signs that we’ll be seeing more Yuri on Ice soon! Check back regularly for updates and let us know how happy you are to see Yuuri and the rest of the team back on the ice!


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