Yuri on Ice episode 11 is one of the most highly anticipated episodes in the series. A real life Japanese figure skater is set to appear. He is no other than Nobunari Oda. The four-time Grand Prix Final medallist will appear as himself in the next episode.
The news comes from the official anime website on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Fans are surely excited to see Oda in Yuri on Ice episode 11. Spoilers for the upcoming episode suggest that he is set to appear as the commentator for the short program in the Grand Prix Final.
Oda will appear in Yuri on Ice episode 11 alongside real-life TV Asahi commentator, Taihei Kat?. The latter plays Hisashi Morooka. Morooka is known by fans as an announcer that idolises Yuri. He is also a figure skating enthusiast.
Grand Prix Final
In the previous episode, Yuri finished fourth in the Rostelecom Cup. Yuri on Ice episode 11 will see the beginning of the Grand Prix Finals. The fan-favorite character will compete alongside five competitive skaters. These include Christophe Giacometti from Switzerland and Jean-Jacques Leroy (JJ) from Canada. Otabek Altin from Kazakhstan, Phichit Chulanont from Thailand and Yuri Plisetsky from Russia are also competing.
All the athletes mentioned are expected to make the Grand Prix Final more competitive. JJ is one of the crowd favorites. He already managed to win two golds in the preliminary. It is speculated that he will be one of the strongest finalists in the Grand Prix.
Otabek, on the other hand, debuted third in the latest World Championships. It was the same fight where Viktor won his fifth gold medal. Though the other competitors are formidable too, all eyes will be on Yuri.
Spoilers claim that Yuri will show a new routine. Will that serve as his edge in winning the upcoming competition? Yuri on Ice episode 10 titled “Gotta Supercharge it! Pre-Grand Prix Final Special!” showed the preparation of the athletes for the Grand Prix Final. The past episode has also seen how they will spend their break.