This Week On TV: Yuri!!! On Ice

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Yuri!!! On Ice is not exactly news to most of you, right? After seeing it everywhere since the end of last year, I finally decided to watch it, and OH MY GOD! I devoured the episodes!!! It’s just so good! ūüėÄ

The show centers on Yuri, a japanese figure skater, who after not coping well in his last competition, decides to quit the sport, until one of his videos is leaked, and Russian Champion, Victor decides to take a break from his skating career to coach Yuri.

Unlike C√°tia @The Girl Who Read Too, I’m not a die hard fan of figure skating, I appreciate the beauty and that’s it, so that’s not really what fascinated me the most about this show, though it’s still pretty amazing. No, what got me going were the amazing characters and the great relationships.

This show focus mainly on the Yuri and Victor’s journey through the¬†ISU Grand Prix, and how much they both grow and learn about themselves. But it also shows the story and evolution of all of Yuri’s competitors. I thought there was going to be some sort of bitchy behaviour and some of them would be jerks, but that was surprisingly not true at all. The guys are so respectful of each other, and are genuinely good natured and I just really liked that.

The humour is so on point – and highly sexual – and those moments between Victor and Yuri? MAGICAL!!!

And I love Yurio! I love him so much ūüėÄ .

I now want the second season, because those 12 episodes? They definitly were not enough!

So guys, have you seen Yuri? Are you also obsessed with it?

Sailor Moon is back!

20 years! I still can’t believe it! And now Sailor Moon is back!!!

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I was always a huge Sailor Moon fan, since the moment it started airing in Portugal in 1994. Through the following years, I watched it regularly, going to the point of programing my VHS (yes, those still existed…) to record the anime in the spanish channel while I was at school, because they were like 5 episodes ahead of the portuguese channel… Yeah… I did that! And then I would come home from school and watched them… sometimes more than once. I also collected the trading cards.

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A couple of years ago I found the whole¬†anime online (PT version) and binged watched the whole 200 episodes, plus the movies. I also have the whole soundtrack in my iPOD, and I’m not even ashamed of that!

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So when I read a while ago (thanks Tumblr) that they were doing a remake, that would follow the manga a little more closely, I was so damn excited. First of all, because it’s so funny, then, it was the first ever anime/cartoons/or any other thing that basically had an all women cast, kicking some ass. I mean, you Tuxedo Mask there but that’s just it!

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(Usagi, lovely to see you have your priorities straight…)
  

It’s also the first anime I saw (20 years ago) that was bold enough to portrait several same sex relationships. Yeah, in some countries Haruka and Michiru were “cousins”, but come on… And that wasn’t even the first or only, there was¬†Zoisite and¬†Kunzite, because you know, Zoisite was slightly feminine, but he was¬†definitely a MAN, and that was awesome. And I will not even mention the Sailor Star¬†Fighters, who are all originally female (and in the manga they just crossdress as men).

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So, Sailor Moon Crystal is a reboot of sorts of the original series, that will stick closely to the Manga. The story so far isn’t far out from the first episode of the original anime, the design is clearly different, so are the colours and general effects, but the heart and soul is still very much the same. It’s awesome!

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I can’t believe I now have to wait until July¬†19th for the next episode =/ !!!