The sequel movie to the Yuri on Ice TV anime, Yuri on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE, has re-confirmed that the production is ongoing, though the release date is still undecided. They apologize to everyone waiting, and are working hard to enrich the work before revealing further information. The full message reads:
Yuri! on ICE The Movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE
“Yuri! on ICE The Movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE” is still in production with the aim of further enriching the content of the film. However, we have not yet reached the stage where we can inform everyone of the release date, and we would like to apologize once again to all of you who are eagerly awaiting this film.
All of the staff will continue to challenge ourselves to deliver our unwavering love for skating as a film.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yuri! on ICE Production Committee
The movie was first announced in April 2017, and they released a similar message back in November 2020. That’s also when they released the teaser trailer, which had previously been shown exclusively in Japanese theaters. You can watch the video below:
The confirmed staff for the movie:
Original story: Mitsuro Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto
Direction and story: Sayo Yamamoto
Screenplay and original character design: Mitsuro Kubo
Character design: Tadashi Hiramatsu
Music: Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba
Music production: Keisuke Tominaga (piano)
Figure Skating Choreography: Kenji Miyamoto and Living Legends
The original Yuri on Ice TV anime aired 4 years ago from October to December 2016. The animation was handled by MAPPA, and both Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming it. They describe the story:
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! (Crunchyroll)
The fans will certainly be happy to hear any update on Yuri on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE, and let’s hope the staff can take their time and reveal the release date when they feel it’s ready.
Source: Official Website
Yuri!!! on ICE Production Committee