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MAPPA Announces Cancellation Of Yuri On Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence

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MAPPA and the production committee of Yuri On Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence announced the cancellation of the movie’s production on April 19, 2024, despite fervent anticipation from fans who have patiently awaited its release.

The production committee and staff at the studio had held numerous discussions and made adjustments in an attempt to complete the film. However, due to unspecified circumstances, they were ultimately forced to make the decision to discontinue production.

The complete statement on the cancelation of the film can be read below:

Thank you very much for always supporting “Yuri!!! on ICE”.
Regarding the postponed release of “YURI!!! on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE”, we have come to the decision to unfortunately cancel its production.
We deeply apologize for not being able to meet the expectations of all those who have been waiting and have continued to support us throughout these years.
The production committee and staff have been in constant discussions to create and to deliver the movie, but due to various circumstances, we have had to make the difficult decision to stop the production.
We sincerely apologize to everyone who has been anticipating its release and thank you once again for your continued support.
Yuri!!! on ICE PROJECT
MAPPA Co., Ltd.

 Manabu Otsuka, CEO of MAPPA, had previously said in an interview that Yuri On Ice anime garnered widespread acclaim but the revenue generated for the studio was not proportional to the anime’s success. This disparity led MAPPA to re-evaluate their business model and consider ways to take more control over their productions.

Yuri On Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence was announced in April 2017 at the Yuri!!! on Stage exhibition event. The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2019, but was subsequently delayed.

Yuri On Ice is a Japanese sports anime television series about figure skating. The series was produced by MAPPA, directed and written by Sayo Yamamoto with original scripts by Mitsuro Kubo under the chief direction of Jun Shishido. Character designs were handled by Tadashi Hiramatsu, and its music was composed by Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba. The figure skating was choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto, who also performed routines himself which were recorded and used as skating sound effects.

The series premiered on Oct 6, 2016, and ended on Dec 22, 2016, with a total of 12 episodes.

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