It was announced on Saturday evening in Japan that Mitsurou Kubo’s sports/romance series, Yuri on Ice, will be receiving an animated film.  The announcement came during the evening performance of the Yuri on Ice stage play.  The film is set to be a recompilation of the television anime series.  There is no word on when the film will make its theatrical debut as of yet.

In addition to the film’s announcement, the cast of the stage play also announced that Yuri on Ice will be available on home video on July 28 on both DVD and Blu-ray in Japan. 

According to MyAnimeList.net, the story for Yuri on Ice is as follows:

Reeling from his crushing defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuuri Katsuki, once Japan’s most promising figure skater, returns to his family home to assess his options for the future. At age 23, Yuuri’s window for success in skating is closing rapidly, and his love of pork cutlets and aptitude for gaining weight are not helping either.

However, Yuuri finds himself in the spotlight when a video of him performing a routine previously executed by five-time world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly goes viral. In fact, Victor himself abruptly appears at Yuuri’s house and offers to be his mentor. As one of his biggest fans, Yuuri eagerly accepts, kicking off his journey to make it back onto the world stage. But the competition is fierce, as the rising star from Russia, Yuri Plisetsky, is relentlessly determined to defeat Yuuri and win back Victor’s tutelage.

An anime television series ran from October to December 2016, lasting for 12 episodes and won numerous awards at the first annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards. 

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