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This answer was written when the show was first airing, in Fall 2016. I don't claim to have watched it; I've only gleaned information about this particular show from Wikipedia. The description for it on Wikipedia gives a pretty good summary of the story. Yuri!!! on Ice follows a Japanese figure skater named Yuri Katsuki following a crushing defeat ...


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Yes, most skaters in Yuri!!! on Ice are based on real-life counterparts. There are some official sources regarding the model of Yuri!!! on Ice's characters. According to this article, Yuri Plisetsky and Yulia Lipnitskaya Sharing the same name as the show’s protagonist, fifteen-year-old Yuri is a extremely talented and at times foul-mouthed Russian ...


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Based on fans theory, the rest of the characters are: Yuri Katsuki: Tatsuki Machida (Kubo's fan), Daisuke Takahashi (high potential, weak mental; glass-hearted), Yuzuru Hanyu, Takahiko Kozuka Victor Nikiforov: Evgeni Plushenko (history), John Cameron Mitchell (appearance), Stéphane Lambiel (relation to Machida) Yuri Plisetsky: Yulia Lipnitskaya, Maya ...


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He says "do svidaniya" which is Russian for goodbye.


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I am unfamiliar with how athletic clubs function, how serious competitive athletes who are studying at university manage their time, and how Japanese universities count credits, but here is an educated guess. It appears that Yuuri was officially affiliated with a Japanese university, although I have no idea whether he put his studies on hold entirely while ...


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I'm a little late to the party, but I think it might be more of an artistic choice than anything else. Victor's arm is probably there to protect their own private moment together instead of it being due to censorship reasons. There's a post on tumblr here that cites Kubo-sensei's tweet as an 'official' confirmation of the kiss. I'm a complete novice at ...


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According to this wikia page and evident by photographs, it is the Raffles Hotel.


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I'm not sure of how to best assess the genre of Yuri!!! on Ice. There are two approaches people seem to take with genre labels: Yuri!!! on Ice wasn't listed as BL; for some people, that's enough for a claim that it, well, isn't BL. On the other hand, genre labels sometimes get treated by others as some sort of vehicle for analysis, in which case the labels ...


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Was the text of receipt hidden, and why? I didn't get the impression that the receipt was anymore intentionally "hidden" than, say, Yuko's text message to Yuri Plisetsky in episode 4; I saw the text of the receipt as simply there to fill in necessary visual details (in the same way in which it might be necessary for books or pages of homework in the "...


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The only similar-sounding word that I recall hearing in Yuri!!! on Ice is the Russian word vkusno (вкусно), which in the show is sometimes used by characters to mean "tasty". (For instance, it appears in ep. 2 when Victor is introduced to katsudon, and when in ep. 9, Yuri Katsuki tastes the katsudon pirozhki that Yuri Plisetsky's grandfather made.) The IPA ...


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This appears to be an edited version of the track known as "Circles" in the newly released OST album YuTra. Here's a link to the Spotify upload of it. The resemblance should be clear if you start listening to the track from the beginning and compare it to the BGM in the episode.


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I found an answer after some additional guesswork and checking with some music recordings. The piano music is an excerpt from Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, specifically "The Hut on Hen's Legs" section. The soundtrack before the episode cuts away to the end of Emil's performance clearly matches this; the piano music starts where this section ...


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