Or, Get Glad(ion), Folks.
It’s time to start.
- I’m quite surprised that the Opening is in English. Quite well-done English, at that.
- Here’s our main character,
meI mean Yuri, the most socially-awkward Anime protagonist I’ve ever seen.
- Meet Victor, a Russian figure skater. And every fangirls current Husbando.
- How is our protagonist Yuri introduced? Why, he’s lost a National Skating Competition he’d spent five years preparing for! …I’m quite surprised it didn’t open with him winning a competition.
- Why does his Coach guy look like Van Grants.
- And Yuri’s in the bathroom, crying about his loss. Dude, it’s just a game… Shown on national television… That you spent five years preparing for… And your pressure caught up on you… Okay, maybe I do feel bad for Yuri.
- Well, I can certainly understand the feeling of disappointing your parents and superiors.
- Pressure is not fun. At all.
- Oh, hey, it’s another Yuri! …And he looks like Gladion. To avoid confusion, I’m going to call the other Yuri “Gladion” for convenience.
- Wow, Gladion, you’re a very nice person. (Sarcasm)
- Poor Yuri.
- Wait, Yuri’s an Anime protagonist that actually has weight problems relating to his eating habits? I must praise that.
- It’s a more realistic take on this trope. Kudos.
- The friendship between Yuri and Yuko is actually adorable. They both shared the same interests, and they both get along because of that. Kudos for pulling that trope well.
- Cue Skating Sequence.
- (After the Skating Sequence…)
- ARE HALF OF THESE MOVES EVEN HUMANLY POSSIBLE? ………….. I really underestimated skating.
- And then kids recorded that and put it all over the net.
- Have fun, Yuri.
- Oh, and your new Coach is that Victor guy I mentioned earlier. He’s introduced in a Hot Spring.
- Have fun, Yuri, have fun.
Overall, that was a decent first episode. I’m not hooked, but I’m impressed. Yuri seems to be a good protagonist for a show like this. See you guys next time.