【Coupling Column】Vol.7 Yuri!!! on Ice


※This Coupling Column is written under the author’s preference. We know all the Couplings in the world have full of freedom and love, and anybody has his/her own preference.


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Hello everyone! Now it’s vol.7 of our segment, Coupling Column! We started this segment when it was still hot but now it’s a little cold here in Japan! So today, we’ll feature…!”




【Coupling Column】Vol.7 Yuri!!! on Ice







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Actually, Yuri!!! on Ice first aired in October, 2016… Yes, it’s been three years. Congrats! Three Years! And guess what? This has made a huge hit and even Olympic figure skater used it for his performance!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The couplings we picked out in such a popular title are…. these three!”




★Victor Nikiforov x Katsuki Yuuri




The relationship of the two: A freewheeling coach and a desperate skater, who’s been controlled by him




Saori(゜∇ ゜) “First off, the story, Yuri!!! on Ice, started when a great pro figure skater, Victor Nikiforov, who had achieved four grand prix finals, showed up in front of a miserable figure skater, Katsuki Yuuri, who got the worst record in the grand prix finals!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Yuuri, who got the worst record, went back to his hometown, and tried Victor’s choreography and skated himself. Guess what? The video got uploaded to the website and ended up being watched by not only the pro figure skaters in the world but also by Victor himself…!!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “A few days later, when Yuuri was at the ryokan (a traditional hotel), where his parents own…








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Victor showed up, who Yuuri thought was in Russia and was practicing skating! Victor then declared that he would train Yuuri as a coach and have him win, instead of Victor himself, aiming for winning the fifth record!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “So! The relationship of these two is the strongest of all in Yuri!!! on Ice. To Yuuri, Victor was ‘someone who he has yearned for and is just like the God’ so first they weren’t used to being together. So we saw a little distance between them.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But it was like that because Yuuri never wanted his ideal Victor to see his mistakes or embarrassing performances. Yuuri was actually very honored and pleasant about being taught by him but… Yuuri confessed to Victor that he had been avoiding him a little bit since he didn’t want him to dislike him.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But Yuuri realized that Victor was very serious about training him as a coach and Victor really wanted him to win the championship, supporting him as a friend. Going through various competitions or incidents, they finally got to compete in the grand prix finals!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “What we cannot ignore regarding the relationship of these two is Victor’s speculation…! It’s not anything like a trick or a plot, though. Why did he become a coach for Yuuri? Victor, who is always freewheeling, full of smiles, cries in the final episode… Victor is… he’s just not fair. He is always cheerful, just like an angel, while he acts mean and delicate when he’s a coach… C’mon~~~, man!! You know? But he’s that attractive. That’s Victor…”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I have to tell you this. I just couldn’t keep an eye off from the drama by these two until the very end. And for the final episode, I’m sure you all will love them so much!!”










★Yuri Plisetsky x Katsuki Yuuri




The relationship of the two: The best rivals, mutually enhancing each other




Saori(゜∇ ゜) “In this story, there are actually two Chara who are named ‘ユーリ’. The other one is a 15-year-old Russian figure skater, Yuri Plisetsky,.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He wasn’t able to participate in the grand prix finals because his age didn’t meet the condition. Knowing that he will be able to participate in the grand prix final next year, Yuri yelled at Katsuki Yuuri (I put his whole name here to avoid confusion), who was crying in the bathroom, ‘If you are not talented, then just get out of here!!’ Wow… Yuri, you crossed the line… Maybe he was mentally ill because his loving doggy just passed away… I don’t blame on him because he didn’t know that yet in that timing!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “What’s worse? Yuri Plisetsky decided to come to Japan, following Victor, who is now a coach for Katsuki Yuuri! The reason why he came is because Victor made a promise to Yuri that if Yuri wins the junior competition without the quadruple jump, Victor will offer him choreography which matches with his program music! Yuri Plisetsky actually kept that promise and made it but he found out that Victor was a coach for another skater! He felt that he was deceived by Victor, and ended up having followed him to Japan! I’m sure he got furious!”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Like this, Yuri Plisetsky blows up at Katsuki Yuuri from time to time (It’s all Victor’s fault because he had completely forgotten about their promise, though..) but their passion is definitely genuine. Katsuki Yuuri is stimulated by Yuri Plisetsky’s performance, full of youth, suppleness and expression, while Yuri Plisetsky starts feeling a little panicked also stimulated by Katsuki Yuuri, who was at the very bottom at the grand prix final, are now improving so much…!”






Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The best part of these two’s relationship is that Yuri Plisetsky is really ‘cute’! Sometimes he’s sarcastic but it’s not spiteful… instead, it’s just a little ‘saucy’! So I always feel heartwarming to see them being together. Yuri even gave a special Piroshki to Yuuri for his birthday! …which means they don’t hate each other from the bottom of their heart but they are such good rivals in any ways!”









Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The relationship of these two is well depicted as ‘two ユーリ’s growth’ in the story. They don’t appear as often as the couple, Yuuri and Victor, which I mentioned above, but they will be depicted as the best rivals who enhance with each other. You will love to see their competition for the championship in Final Episode…!”










★Otabek Altin x Yuri Plisetsky




The relationship of the two: “Friends” who encountered in a strange way




Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I gotta tell you! These two, Otabek and Yuri, are also heartwarming to see too!! Actually, they made friends each other in Episode 10! Since the Final Episode is Episode 12, the timeframe when they are shown is so much shorter than any other Chara.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “How they met was very simple. Otabek helped out Yuri, who was having difficulties being chased by his fans. But it wasn’t their first encounter. Otabek saw Yuri five years before when they were having a training camp~.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Otabek expressed the eyes of Yuri at that time, just like the ‘soldier’. Actually, it was when both of them were having such a hard time to achieve the good results. Otabek later told Yuri that he was able to feel sympathy with Yuri, who always tried hard, having ambition.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Growning up, Otabek has thanked Yuri a lot. Even though Yuri already had an overwhelming talent of ballet, compared to his, Yuri still had ambition. Then Otabek realized that he should find something Yuri cannot, something Otabek can beat over Yuri. Like this, to Yuri has always been motivated him.”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “And Otabek said”








 “You wanna be friend with me or not.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “That’s how they became friends. There’s no way we don’t make friends if we’re told like that. It was such a refreshing friend request. I bet Yuri thought so too. By the way, for Yuri, he was the very first friend in his life. Yes, they are good rivals and friends.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “So~~~~~~~~~~~~~ heartwarming~~~~~~~~~!!!!!! Yuri had been cold to every Chara he met but he now supports his friend Otabek and Otabek supports Yuri too! I wanted them to become friends earlier! I wanted to see their interaction more in the main story too…!!”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Well well! Yuri!!! on Ice has full of attractions, huh? I’ve got another info regarding the movie from the official site… Guess what? It might not make it in 2019…”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Why? Because they’re still working on it! In other words, all the Chara will be even more attractive next time we see them…, right? Then I’m sure I can wait for that longer! Why don’t you review and watch all the 12 Episodes over before the movie releases…?!”


Already then! We’ll see you all at the next update! Bye now~!!


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