Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki faces a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix finals and heads home, unsure of whether or not he wishes to continue his skating career. After a video of Yuri mimicking Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov's routine goes viral, Victor decided to become Yuri's coach, much to the dismay of his coach, his fans, and his fellow Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky.
Did You Know?
Otabek Altin, a Kazakhstan skater was inspired by skater Denis Ten
. Following Ten's death in 2018, Sayo Yamamoto
mourned the loss on her Twitter stating "...Had I never encountered Denis Ten's skating...Yuri!!! would not be what it is today..." See more
Referenced in Hyper Japan 2017