>previews? No, I just came here to laugh at you
Holy fuck, actual previews, I never thought I'd see it.
Me too. But who or what is he blushing to?
Jean Jack. Jesus, this is so funny.
Even when he's mocking he's so handsome, I think I'll end up gay for Victor at the end of this. Also this >>150082789 that is definitely the face of a man who's showing off his slut (pig).
Technically yes but he doesn't speak, he should appear at the GPF.
He was in the first episode for a few seconds but didn't say anything. He'll make an actual appearance next week
>He'll make an actual appearance next week
Doubt it as Rostelecom should be 2 episode like the China cup but he should appear in a still frame again to show his rank in either the NHK Trophy or Trophée de France
Thanks for the clarification, have some ladyboy and goat
Best boys are grumpy and wear tshirts of their favorite animal.
That's why they are preview images, they make the episode look as boring as possible. But we know by now that they always leave the gayest stuff for when you actually watch the episode.
Its Western fanart what do you expect
>Meanwhile,in Russia, Yurio finds himself trapped in a certain shackle….
>Yurio struggles with the curse of skating in his home country
Yeah, I think we're going to get some Yurio backstory here
>King of JJ
What did they mean by this?
I am gonna prepare my tissues for tonight.
I'm willing to bet whatever it is is going to be the cause of this
I find anime merch in general is pretty lacking, though I still buy a shitload of it when I get the chance because I'm a sucker, like most fans.
I want YOI to have some good merch you could use for skating, like maybe a bag or patterned covers or something.
Are you telling me you don't want an acrylic snowflake keychain with a small picture of Yuuri, anon?
They do, anon.
To be fair, there are some good straps you can buy, like pic related. Good quality and firm plastic.
By the way, that snowflake strap is 1.300 Yen.
I was a bit iffy on the concept because who gives a shit about ice skating, but it's directed by the bitch who Michiko & Hatchen and Lupin The Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine. which are both Masterpieces for modern anime, so i'll give it a chance. Although this doesnt look as pretty or unique as her other 2 series.
If you could rate this series so far from 1-10, what would you give it?
Maybe you can use some hand cream for skating?
Hard to give it a solid rating yet when even we don't know where it's going.
If you prioritize fun characters and good character relationships in general then you'll be more likely to enjoy it.
Everyone is in it for the gay and I'm just hunting down my new waifu
this makes me want to post even more tumblr fujoshit art now
Google pryaniki and cook it in the shape of heart. It's different from ginger-bread.
Japanese people. Both Jean/John and Jack/Jacques are indistinguishable in kana. That they got even one right is amazing.
The website graphic has it spelled correctly, doesn't it?
You should do Dressed herring. Best Russian salad.
The snowflake doesn't mean anything and the small image of Yuuri has been used thousands of times for promotion.
It's too late for 2017 but I would want a calendar with Yuuri's posters of Victor.
Kubo is really excited about JJ apparently
>“In episode 8, JJ is AMAZING. (laughs) We didn’t intend to create a character song for this production, but we just had to go ‘his SP has to be a character song, right!?’ (laughs) Of course Miyano (Mamoru)-san isn’t the one singing it, but he’s skating to a song he’d order-made for himself, and the lyrics are the BEST THING EVER. (laughs) There’s something we’d never do normally in there, but it’s totally possible if it’s JJ…….or something like that. We want to make him the strongest rival character by a mile. I made his Cool Pose ™ myself, and I kind of want everyone to use it like wildfire by the time the airing is over……
Who isn't excited for best boy?
I'm russian and everyone I know cooks Holodec for Christmas (7th of January). It's basically meat (or fish) in jelly. Everyone says it's delicious especially with Hren (it's a plant from which spicy sauce for Holodec is made but that word is also used as a slang word for penis in russian) but I have never eaten it because it looks disgusting. There're lots of recipes for holodec from pig's feet so Viktor might eat that.
Goddamn, I'm hype now. His cool pose is the JJ gang sign isn't it?
It's only bearable when used in broa (a sort of corn cake). And dill tea is ok.
But the world would be a better place without it.
I understand that Jack instead of Jacques can look strange, especially in the case of a compound surname, but it shouldn't be surprising in the case of a canadian guy, as there are some places in Canada where people speak both french and english.
This doesn't look like an error to me.
Fairy was never going to be the rival when in episode 4 Yuri was like zero fucks given. Even both of their seiyuu said as much. If anything, they will end up in good terms at the end.
Though it is spelled two different ways and animators can't spell for shit. They did the same thing with goat-kun, I think. I'd give whatever any character has on the website slightly more weight since it has fewer hands on it.
Yup. And yes, dio is the same thing as erva-doce
Then what's the point of Yuri? he won't be relevant at the end since JJ and Otabek seem more of an actual risk for Yuuri. I still think he'll place in the GPF but a lot of his marketing seemed pointless
How Eros will it get this episode?
This sounds amazing, I'm now looking forward to King of JJ more than anything. And every time someone mentions his JJ pose I can't help but do it myself.
C-can I be in your gang now too JJ?
But I'm getting the feeling he's made for suffering so I don't know what to expect.
Meaning, focus is not necessarily good, if they just give it to him to make him suffer and then go episode 3 all over again my heart won't be able to take it.
>already had 2 eps focus
>will continue to get focus until GPF
He is the most significant character aside from Victor and Yuuri, who are the official protagonist/deuteragonist. The OP/ED reflects that and has been framed as the third wheel in promos too.
There is nothing wrong here.
>Then what's the point of Yuri?
Push the other Yuri. Did you seriously forget how his presence fired Nip Yuri up and provided the main conflict for his first big test? And how he's still relevant as Yuri's fellow competitor?
Sadly, he was used as a plot device because 'muh Victor' to make pig get fired up. The rivalry he has with Yuri, this one sided thing going on, it's only because Victor choose Yuri instead of him and now he sees pig becoming better so it stresses him even more.
Today's episode should shed light to his past and we will hopefully get to see more of him because the small scenes from episode 5 to 7 only define him as a sad, angry and jealousy. Even his seiyuu was sad we did not see the Canada competition.
>tfw it was me who made the dill/dio typo
That's what I get from pulling an allnighter.
Looking forward to seeing what animation improvements they've made on Fairy's routine, if any.
Not only that he also served to showcase Victor's flaws. It's not as bad as some make it out to be though, Victor is certainly selfish and flighty but he gave Fairy his routine and the situation would not have escalated if Fairy hadn't escalated it.
He gets character development. He's just not one of the two main characters but the most important secondary one. There's no reason to complain about that.
This is exactly what I think too. Remembering the waterfall scene and all, they took Victor out of the picture to have two Yuri's bond. It will be the same here.
Another hint is that BD extra with Yuuri/Yurio. Yurio is not paired with Victor, he's paired with Yuuri too.
I'll try to explain. Ancient Russians were retards who didn't know how to write and pronounce letter "g". So they pronounced Greek name Georgii as Eorii (later turned into Yurii). Later they learned how to spell that damned "g", and took name Georgi as well, but a lot of people alreade got used to name Yuri. Georgi and Yuri became two separate names.
Well, he is a plot device then. If his role is to make the other two mains get focus about their character and him only getting in the side, what's the point? Mind you, Victor is only getting focus because the story is being said by Yuri's point of view. Of course I am expecting him to get focus from now on but I am not having my hopes up.
> He's just not one of the two main characters but the most important secondary one.
Fairy is not a secondary character. He is a main. And that's why people complain because of how he was shown with the other two and then he got sidelined.
I think this is because they are showing the MC with the other two mains.
Maybe the creators of the show also knew about it. They like to mess with the names like they used name Lilia and like Viktor and Katsuki is some letters away from word "victory".
Also you better be telling truth, bratik, because I didn't know that part in ancient Russia history and I believe you.
I hope you like bookmarks and keychains.
I hope Piggy wins again but only because I want him and Victor to prove that he can skate alone. After his break-down last episode I don't want him to feel like he made Victor disappointed.
It's because most of the merch use recycled images and chibis like >>150083850 don't properly capture the characters. I would rather a pop vinyl key chain instead. Those images it would have been better not shaded and put it on a rubber strap rather than acrylic, it's only a small improvement though.
The only things worth considering was that clear file where Victor was holding Yuuri's chin and fairy adjusting his bow tie, the stress balls, the neckwarmer, and the phone cases. Though unfortunately amiami isn't selling the clear file or else I would have bought multiple.
The only reason I would consider buying >>150083850 is to attach magnets on the top three and put them on my own made magnetic race track ice rink.
They should at least consider making stickers with the expository Yuuri. The merchandise for this series so far is a disappointment.
That's true, you could google it. Also, Yegor is another Russian name, born from Georgi.
I want believe it was intentional, and writers really did a good work with characters' names. Phichit is also means "winning" in Thai, or so I heard.
OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
at all JJ's command
please remove yourself from this thread and this planet
watching nipponese fujos reaction to YOI is my new hobby
Fairy is part of the main cast but after episode 4, he got in the sides because he is physically away from MC, thus his focus is not as big as Victor's, who is also a main character.
> The complaints are literally because people expected him to be but he isn't.
He is a main. People complain because of that exactly. If he wasn't part of the main cast, then there was no point to add him in OP/ED. I am leaving the merch alone because it's marketing and it can be changed due to popularity of characters but what we were told about this show before it started is that it will have 3 main characters with Yuuri as the MC.
Anyways, we agree to disagree. I am going to drop this here since it won't get anywhere at the end of the day.
new official merch is getting interesting
>less than 12 hours
after waiting an entire day for previews it doesn't feel so bad
I wouldn't go that far, anon. But I can understand, they're not for everyone. I personally love them though. They're surprisingly good quality, and to be honest, I just really like the chibi's.
The phone cases are really nice, I'd get them if I didn't already have one. Probably Yuuri's.
The recycled images are getting old though. They hav a lot to work with and quite frankly they're just being lazy. The promo art is fairly sub-par imo. I think that merchandising companies are starting to take it more seriously, given how much its taken off. The fact that the announced the Nendoroid's so early is a good sign.
It might take a little bit, but we'll get some great merch, anon. Next up are proper scaled figures.
>Ask me to blog
So, a gook really did kill your grandmother?
Geeze, anon, I'm so sorry.
I watched the first episode with a friend, it was fun. We plan on getting more friends to watch the whole series with us while celebrating the new year, I don't know if we'll be able to marathon it though.
I remember when we saw Victor's ass and she paused the video and we went like "what the fuck is this"
Roy is king in old French, so it's fine if his name is spelled Leroy. That makes it more authentic, I don't even know if Leroi is an actual name.
I can't watch shit like this. There is nothing more obnoxious than fangirls overreacting and screaming like banshee's. Though I'm guessing western fujos are several times more annoying.
If Yuri places third or worse it's gonna be a really hard blow to his self esteem. Victor said the plan was for him to peak at GPF and he did a perfect Eros routine in China. If he fucks up now he'll go backwards instead of forwards.
>figures delayed years to get the butts just right
Lets be fair, anon, they'll never get the exact plumpness down.
Imagine how good this series would be if it were 26 eps. We'd get full fleshing out of all the skaters and history while getting more developing moments with baldfat.
By the time I finish with going to class and then the gym I'll have about seven hours to kill before the rips are released. So technically, yes, I will be sitting at my computer for most of the day waiting. Although I'll mostly be switching between working on assignments and checking here until it airs.
Don't worry anon we could get a sequel or ova if it's popular enough they said
Usually the kind of characters I like in fiction but would hate irl have bad intentions, which isn't his case though
at least so far. I wouldn't hang out with someone like him in any case.
That's exactly the reason he acts the way he does, really. He's been famous for most of his life and doesn't know differently.
Although he could also be smug because he now has a qt boyfriend to show to the world