Parents' Guide to

Yuri on Ice

By Jeremy Looney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Ice skating anime with focus on romance has nudity, alcohol.

Yuri on Ice TV show poster: A group of male ice figure skaters from various countries are seen standing and posing on an ice rink

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+
Nice wholesome, gay figure skating romance

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This sports drama-themed anime is unfortunately too light on its sports and its drama elements to really be great. Yuri on Ice is a sports anime that focuses on ice skating and fails to capture the magic and tension of other anime of the genre; the rival character and opponents are rather boring and don't get much development. Too many ice-skating competitors are introduced, and every competitor gets a full ice-skating performance (the animation on these is excellent) even though competitors exit the show as quickly as they arrive. You have no interest in their quick backstories that are introduced alongside their performances.

The other side of this anime is the drama and relationship between Yuri and Victor. Unfortunately, nothing is particularly unique about their relationship. Overall if you're not very interested in ice figure skating then Yuri on Ice will likely not be able to hold your attention.

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