Yuri!!! on Ice (ユーリ!!! on ICE) is a Japanese sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo. The character designs were by Tadashi Hiramatsu, and the music was composed by Taro Umebayashi and Taku Matsushiba. The figure skating choreography was by Kenji Miyamoto. The series first premiered on October 5, 2016 and finished airing on December 21, 2016 with a total of 12 episodes. The series revolves around the relationships between Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki; his idol and later coach, Russian figure skating champion Viktor Nikiforov; and young Russian rising star skater Yuri Plisetsky.