Japanese figure skaters Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara surprised and delighted viewers by performing a routine set to the theme from “Yuri on Ice” at the Winter Olympics, reported Tom Gerken for the BBC.
“Yuri on Ice” is a sports anime about figure skating that became an international sensation, in part due to a storyline centering around a gay relationship.
One of the show’s voice actors tweeted his support for the routine, and co-creator Kubo Mitsurou thanked the skaters on Twitter. Innumerable fans of the show also expressed their love of the routine over social media, with a user in Japan calling the moment “real Olympic history.”
Read the BBC article here.