I want to become stronger... I can become stronger.

This is Reprise, a pocket love letter and fanlisting for the song "Yuri On ICE" from the anime series, Yuri!!! On Ice. This fanlisting is listed at AnimeFanlistings.com under the category Music & Songs.
Please be aware that there are unmarked spoilers throughout the site. Quotes are taken from the English subbed version of the Japanese episodes provided by Crunchyroll. The full names of characters are given in the firstname lastname format, but characters are generally referred to by their first name throughout the site.

14 (+0) fans      •      01st May 2017
I was a latecomer to Yuri!!! On Ice. Although it captured my interest from the handful of graphics and discussions I happened across, I set it aside for a long time. Somehow I knew the experience would be painful for me. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to have my heart ripped out and have it be bared to—what felt like at the time—the world, especially given the series’ incredible and well-deserved popularity. As selfish as it may sound, I wanted my experience with it to be personal and intimate, afraid of what it would reveal to me of myself.

So I waited. After the series came to an end and discussion died down, I picked it up in late December 2016 on a whim. Even though I knew it would impact me deeply, I was still not prepared. Each episode found me sobbing and reduced to tears. There was so much I could relate to in this series and watching it was an incredibly cathartic experience. If you haven’t watched it yet for whatever reason: do it. Yuri!!! On Ice saved my 2016. That year was trash. If not for this series, however, it would have been completely irredeemable trash.

What I love most about the series is being able to see all of the characters have their own personal space to grow and develop. The main protagonist, Yuri, is no exception. From rediscovering himself and his passion to discovering love, Yuri’s entire journey is encompassed in “Yuri On ICE.”

In music, a reprise is a “repetition of a phrase or verse” or a “return to an original theme.” However, it can also mean “to repeat or resume an action.” (cr.) While it is one of the series' most recurring songs, “Yuri On ICE” is also a song that nourishes Yuri’s growth—a song that encourages him to embrace love and renew his dreams. Although he performs his free skate with this same song over and over again throughout the series, his performance is never the same. It continues to grow and develop alongside Yuri himself as he encounters different challenges, takes risks and, ultimately, overcomes.

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Composed by Taro Umebayashi (梅林太郎), “Yuri On ICE” is a song
from the anime series, Yuri!!! On Ice (ユーリ!!! on ICE).

Prior to the series' premiere, it was used in the series' first official
teaser trailer. The song makes its first appearance in the series
at the end of the fourth episode, “Like Yourself... And Complete
the Free Program!!” It is the third track on the series' official
soundtrack, Oh! Sketra!!! Yuri!!! On Ice / Original Skate Song Collection (Oh!
スケトラ!!! ユーリ!!! on ICE/オリジナル・スケートソングCOLLECTION), which
was released on December 21, 2016.

In the anime itself, the song is composed by Ketty Abelashvili, a music student who befriended Yuri Katsuki and Phichit Chulanont while the two were studying abroad in Detriot. Initially, Yuri intended to use a piece she composed for him for his free skate program. However, it was dismissed by his coach at the time and, due to that rejection, Yuri and Ketty drifted apart.

Once Yuri begins training under the famed Russian figure skater, Victor Nikiforov, he reconnects with Ketty and asks her once more to compose a song for his free skate. Thus, "Yuri On ICE" is born.

To listen to the song, use the accompanying player above. If it's not working for some reason, you can also refer to this YouTube video. The song is available for purchase on iTunes here.

More information coming soon... when I stop being lazy and actually make .gifs and actually format it all.

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I don't want to go to the kiss and cry. Because going back there means it's over.
This website is hosted by Three-Words.net (❤) and the fanlisting is maintained using Enthusiast. The fanlisting was approved by AnimeFanlistings.com on January 9, 2017 and was opened on February 1, 2017.

Initially, I had a very different conception for this layout. While some elements remain true to the original idea I had in mind, others were tossed in during the process.

Originally, the layout’s colors were supposed to be more monochromatic or muted. After being inspired by the opening sequence of the series, “History Maker,” I decided to implement brighter splashes of color instead. To be honest, I still can't decide whether this was a good idea or not.

Although I tried to use screencaps from the different performances of “Yuri On ICE,” I ended up using ones from the final performance instead. The overlap of past and present, Yuri’s memory of discovering his love and passion for the sport and Victor—it was a scene that touched me deeply, and so I wanted to incorporate it into the layout... somehow. The arrangement of images might make more sense if you've watched the series, but hopefully I've managed to convey my meaning regardless!

Unfortunately, the layout is definitely not compatible for mobile devices at the moment. I tried and failed miserably, but perhaps someday it will happen!

Images used in the layout and codes were captured by myself. Textures and other resources used are by actofmadness, Ex-posed, l-agallerrie, Lost and Taken, odairannies, sorrydearie, Swimchick and troughtpsds (defunct). Scripts used are by Alessio Atzeni (simple tooltip with jQuery), fancyBox and Flash MP3 Player. Fonts used include Averia Serif Libre, Georgia, Karla, Lora, Signerica Thin and Sonder Sans Black.

Special thanks to Elysa for cheering me on since the conception of this project! Thank you for gushing over this song with me and feeding my love for it by sending me all those different piano

covers and music sheets. I'm eternally grateful for your enthusiasm and kindness. You are the ultimate master pianist and I look forward to your performance of the song, hehe. Kudos to Masao and Larissa for listening to me cry over this layout and for providing me with some advice and guidance.

Of course, many thanks to my friends at Amassment as well for their support and for always expressing interest in the random stuff I make. It really means a lot, and I'm so touched by all the help and encouragement you never fail to give. Thank you all so much!

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Graphics and content © Andrea 2017. This site is no way affiliated with MAPPA, Sayo Yamamoto, Mitsuro Kubo or their work, Yuri!!! On Ice. This is just a fan effort and non-profitable. No infringement is intended.
Reprise © Andrea 2017. Part of the Rust and Stardust Network. Yuri!!! on Ice © MAPPA, Sayo Yamamoto & Mitsuro Kubo.