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Yuri on Ice Movie Has Been Officially Canceled

The production committee for the Yuri on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence (stylized YURI!!! on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE) announced that the film has been officially canceled in a post to X (formerly Twitter). The statement read:

YURI on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE Cancellation Notice
Thank you very much for always supporting “Yuri!!! on ICE.” Regarding the postponed release of “YURI!!! on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE”, we have come to the decision to unfortunately cancel its production. We deeply apologize for not being able to meet the expectations of all those who have been waiting and have continued to support us throughout these years. The production committee and staff have been in constant discussions to create and to deliver the movie, but due to various circumstances, we have had to make the difficult decision to stop the production. We sincerely apologize to everyone who has been anticipating its release and thank you once again for your continued support.

Yuri!!! on ICE PROJECT
MAPPA Co., Ltd.

Official statement via X

Officially announced in 2017, production on the Yuri on Ice film stagnated for years, with fans holding on to hope and the sporadic updates that the film would certainly be released one day. While it’s unclear why the film has been canceled, MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka has previously shared that despite its huge success, it made them relatively little money. This was owed to their low equity in the anime’s production and thus its profits. Otsuka added that learning from this experience led to later decisions like self-financing Chainsaw Man and Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill and entering event management, as seen in MAPPA Stage.

Yuri on Ice is an original anime series, created by Mitsuro Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto, who also directed the series. MAPPA animated the 12-episode series and OVA. Crunchyroll streams Yuri on Ice, describing it:
Yuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family’s home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuris and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!

Source: Yuri on Ice PR via X (formerly Twitter)
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