MAPPA made history with Yuri!!! on Ice in the most confusing way.
Studio MAPPA, the production and animation studio behind works like Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man, recently uploaded a confusing opening theme song for Yuri!!! on Ice — seven years after the movie premiered in 2016. The upload confused fans and caused panic among many as they believed that MAPPA finally had news of Yuri!!! on Ice’s film Ice Adolescence, only to find out that it was just an upload of “History Maker”. The opening has amassed over 27,000 views since upload as of the time this article was written.
A Yuri!!! on the account Ice (@/yoi_updates) pointed out that MAPPA’s upload of “History Maker” may not have any hidden implications, as the studio uploaded theme songs from its library of anime series. they recently. However, many fans were disappointed and they made their disappointment clear in the retweet quotes. One person commented: “Okay, now Mappa is just rubbing salt on the damn wound that’s open and infected.” Another saw an opportunity for fans to remind MAPPA of their love for Yuri!!! on Ice is still spreading after many years. “Maybe don’t fill in the comments with requests for [Ice Adolescence] instead, flood them with ‘I miss this chapter’ and ‘I love this series’ comments and continue to clearly present the franchise to the public.”
Yuuri!!! on Ice and its famous opening theme
This isn’t the first time Dean Fujioka’s “History Maker” has made headlines. The singer recently performed the popular theme song as the prelude to this year’s Fantasy on Ice episode, which featured Olympic-winning figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, national champion three-time Johnny Weir, legendary figure skater Shizuka Arakawa and world champion Kaori Sakamoto. The performance paid tribute to Weir, a fan of figure skating anime, as the figure skater recently announced his retirement from the show after 12 years.
Founded in June 2011, MAPPA has quickly risen to become one of the most popular animation studios in the industry. Starting with the Kids on the Slope series in 2012, MAPPA has gone on to produce numerous adaptations and original works including Terror in Resonance, Buccigiri?! and of course Yuri!!! on the ice. Fans waiting for the promised Frozen Youth have called on Anime Expo attendees to attend MAPPA’s workshop in Yuri!!! on Ice cosplay or merchandise “to show them our care and love.”
Yuuri!!! on Ice is now available on Crunchyroll.