Check Out These 8 Anime Like Yuri On Ice! (You’ll Love Them!)

Lately it seems that Yuri on Ice has become more than just an anime. It has become a way of life with a cult following. Yuri on Ice has exploded to become extremely popular over the past few months and there is good reason as to why.

Yes, the gifs are the reason why.

All jokes aside, Yuri on Ice has been described as not just an extremely accurate depiction of the elegant sport of figure skating, but along with its beautiful animation, amazing music, and captivating narrative Yuri on Ice is one of 2016’s most iconic anime series. If you’re reading this then it’s pretty likely that you freakin’ loved it and are looking for something similar or with similar themes. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Disclaimer: while these anime aren’t identical or sometimes even close to Yuri on Ice, there are various themes and similarities present throughout them all.

Anime Similar to Yuri on Ice (8 Best Recommendations!!)

8. Starmyu

Synopsis/Plot Summary: Starmyu tells the story of five students as they struggle to enter the musical department of Ayanagi Academy. Yuuta, Hoshitani, Tooru Nayuki, Kaito Tsukigami, Kakeru Tangenji, and Shuu Kuga need to be accepted into the Star Frame class, which is taught by the members of the most talented musical department who are pretty much at the top of the pecking order at the academy. Fate would have it that they are spotted by Itsuki Ootori, one of the top group’s members! In Starmyu, similar to Yuri on Ice, we have a character who is determined and hard working, trying to make it into the big leagues. What he lacks in skill he makes up for in passion and it’s obvious to the rest of the group. 

7. Cheer Danshi!! (Cheer Boys!!)

Synopsis/Plot Summary: Haruki Bandou was expected to take part in Judo for his entire life purely because of his family background, however, this isn’t what he envisioned because he trades it all in for cheerleading! Haruki’s childhood friend Kazuma Hashimoto invites him to join the male cheerleading club called “BREAKERS”. Before he knows it Haruki finds himself amongst a group of quirky guys. Can this awkward cheerleading squad make it through college athletics? Cheer Boys is similar to the sport of figure skating for the reason that it isn’t usually the most typical sport for males. Regardless both anime have male leads and they totally own the sport they love and are passionate about.