Earlier today, the official Yuri!!! On Ice anime website announced that upcoming film Yuri!!! On Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! On ICE Gekijōban: Ice Adolescence) will be delayed. According to the announcement, the film was delayed to “substantially scale up the content more than originally planned.”
The film was originally slated to open in 2019.
Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin) returned to direct the film, and is penning the script. Tadashi Hiramatsu (Parasyte -the maxim-) is reprising his role as character designer.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Taku Matsushiba
- Music: Taro Umebayashi
- Music Production: Keisuke Tominaga (PIANO)
- Original Scenario: Mitsurou Kubo
- Original Character Design: Mitsurou Kubo
- Original Concept: Mitsurou Kubo
- Original Concept: Sayo Yamamoto
Yuri!!! on Ice is an original title, which was created by manga author Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki) and director Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin). Yamamoto directed the work at studio MAPPA, and took charge of series composition for the project. Tadashi Hiramatsu (Parasyte -the maxim-) provided character designs, as the team of Taku Matsushiba and Taro Umebayashi scored the soundtrack.
The series aired in the Fall 2016 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed Yuri!!! On ICE as it aired in Japan. They describe the show as:
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, Viktor 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!
Sources: Yuri!!! On Ice Website (Thanks to L.B. Bryant for the tip!)