It’s that time again! YES. Another OWLS blog tour has embarked and we’re all very excited to share our posts with you guys.
For this month, the anime we will be writing about is Yuri on Ice.
Here’s our schedule:
13: Pink (Pinky’s Palace)
And without further ado, I present my post…
An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an ambition that he or she wants to achieve. However, for this blog post, we are going to look at “flight” in different lenses: the underdog’s dream, the possibilities that Yuri on Ice allows viewers to think about, and also the dangers of greed and ignorance that can influence one’s dream.
I’ve decided to emphasize this month’s theme in a character analysis of our precious Yurio. Enjoy!
“Yuri Plisetsky had the unforgettable eyes of a soldier.”
At the beginning of the series, Yuri Plisetsky is portrayed as the foul-mouthed and overconfident rival of Yuri Katsuki. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to win, including threats and intimidation.
Then we get a little background info about him and have the chance to see the little kitten behind the tiger.
Our little punk reveals his softer side to characters such as Yuuri and Otabek in an attempt to take flight.
Because his appearance may suggest that he is weak, Yuri feels that he has no choice but to put on an intimidating facade. So to achieve his goal to never be underestimated, Yuri projects an unbreakable air of confidence which usually comes off as arrogance.
But in reality, he’s just an insecure little kitten who wants to prove to everyone that he has exactly what it takes to make it in the skating world.
“If you don’t have any inspiration left, you’re as good as dead.“
Much like the other characters in the show, Yuri has idolized Viktor Nikiforov since he was a small child. His desire to impress and beat Viktor drives him forward in his ultimate ambition of winning. But why is winning so important to him?
Let’s take a look.
From the information that the show has provided, I can infer that Yuri has definitely experienced some sort of tragic loss during his childhood.
Because he was forced to provide for his family at a young age, Yuri turns to skating as a way to help support those he loves. Therefore, he’s convinced that he MUST win. After all, if winning is the key to solving everything, then winning must be everything, right?
Winning isn’t everything. The will to win is much more important. After all, what’s the point of winning if you don’t have something to win for?
Viktor realizes this and gives Yuri the “agape” theme so that the young teen can find his true ambition for skating. And when he does find it, Yuri is able to soar higher than he ever imagined.
“People shine brightest when they seek to understand what kind of love sustains them.”
He’s found his goal and knows exactly why he wants to win. It’s simple, really.
Yuri Plisetsky wants to fly.
At first, it was all for his family. But now, he has a much different goal in mind. The friendships and camaraderie that he has formed with other skaters and the people around him give him the motivation to become a fairy.
And no, not in the magical sense.
I have not labeled him with the term “fairy” all because of his appearance or ability to skate. It has more to do with the topic of this post – flight. Because Yuri Plisetsky uses his past, the people presently around him, and his goal for a victorious future to push himself off of the ground, he is a fine demonstration of character development and flight.
And nothing flies higher than a fairy.
And that’s it, folks! Hope you liked my OWLS post!
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THE UPCOMING DISRUPTORS POSTS IN THIS BLOG TOUR (schedule above)!