"Yuri!!! On ICE" Voice Actors Comment on Their Roles

Celebrate the figure skating glory along with the series' seiyuu!

Now that Sayo Yamamoto's Yuri!!! On ICE has officially made its debut, it's time to take a look at what all the anime's voice actors have to say about it. Dig into their translated comments below.




Toshiyuki Tominaga

Yuri Katsuki  

I was really glad to hear I could work on a series about figureskating, which I like. I also felt a lot of pressure, though (lol). I think I'll definitely have to work on how to properly express the skating factor. I'll try my best!


Jun Fukuyama

Takeshi Nishigori 

Hi, I'll be voicing Nishibe Gouyaku. I hope you're all looking forward to this high-quality series with a cast of unique VAs! My character may look distinctive, but he's a normal person. (lol)


Shun'ichi Toki

Leo de la Iglesia 

I'm so honored to be on such a beautiful show! When I got Leo's role, I was so surprised. Now I'm determined to succeed in working with more senior people in my field. I'll do my best to express the series' worldview! Thank you for your support!


Wataru Hatano

Georgi Popovich 

Hi, I'll be voicing Popovich in the series! I look forward to having fun while working on this figureskating series, a new genre for me! Thank you!


Kensho Ono

Phichit Chulanont 

I was selected to voice Phichit. I could already tell from my audition that this series will be really fun, so I was really happy to get the role! I'm so looking forward to it! I'll do my best to make Phichit a really engaging character!


Kenji Nojima

Seung Gil Lee

I was selected for a role on Yuri!!! On ICE! This is the first time I'll be working on a series about figureskating, so I'm really looking forward to the recording sessions. What kind of dramatic situations will I be able to act in my role?! I have high expectations. Thank you for your support.



Jun'ichi Suwabe

Viktor Nikiforov

Hi, I'll be voicing Viktor Nikirov. I often watch figureskating, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how this series will turn out! I've been looking for the BOSCO brand jersey used in the Sochi Olympics to get hyped about the role, but I haven't been able to find one yet... Oh god!


Ayumu Murase

Kenjiro Minami

I'll be voicing Kenjiro Minami. I've been excited about this series ever since Kubo-san let me read the rough draft. I can't wait to get into this series. I'd like to start the recording sessions in character with this cheerful, innocent character. I hope you're looking forward to it!


Mamoru Miyano

Jean-Jacques Leroy

I am very happy to be on Yuri!!! On ICE! Not to mention, I'm really grateful to be voicing a wonderful character like JJ here. Even during the audition, I had a lot of fun acting out his charms and character as much as I pleased. (lol) I'll give this role everything I've got in the main series, so stay tuned!


Hiroki Yasumoto 

Christophe Giacometti 

A passionate tale on frozen ice! I'm really happy that I'll be able to particpate in the world of Yuri!!! On ICE! Giacometti may act like a trickster, but he's got a good heart. I'd like to give his character a lot of consideration in this role and head on to the "kiss and cry" area at the top of my game!


Yutaro Honjo

Guang-Hong Ji  

This will be my first time voicing a role in a sports anime series! And I love figureskating! Guang Hong is one of the Three Asian Cuties in the series. I'd like to act out his cuteness, as well as his fighting spirit as an athlete. I'll do my best as a youngster not to get overwhelmed by drawing on my flexilbility and breadth!  


Satoshi Hino

Emil Nekola 

This will be my first time participating in a series that involves figureskating. It's a whole new world, but I'll do my best to express the elegance and flashiness of skating.


Yoshimasa Hosoya

Otabek Altin

I'm curious how a sport like figureskating is adapted into an animated series--what kind of script and cinematography will there be? I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the script.


And here's a bonus translation from the official website



Koki Uchiyama

Yuri Plisetsky 

I have read Mr.Kubo's storyboard. I was surprised as the finished one seemed for an amateur as if it can be released as an animation work as it is, because it was so interesting! 

I get excited to think that it is going to emit another new brightness when it becomes an animation. I also think I am very happy I could be a part of it.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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