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SK8 the Infinity

SK8 the Infinity

High school students Reki and Langa are hooked on one thing—a dangerous, top secret, no-holds-barred downhill skateboarding race called “S.” When Reki takes Langa, a transfer student, to the mountain where “S” is held, Langa finds himself sucked in. These colorful skaters will take you through a thrilling story of skateboard battles and unlimited possibilities!

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FallenAngel626 FallenAngel626 says...

they are both sports with some boy love and people to ship in them. Sk8 the infinity is still getting released at the moment every week a new episode comes out and yuri on ice is finished with a new movie coming out somtimes and most likely a seond season. 

lili2010 lili2010 says...

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evelynannb evelynannb says...

I am tired so can't be bothered writing out the several reasons I recommend both these shows. Just watch them.

They'll make you laugh, they'll make you cry, and sometimes they make you want to throw your device across the room. What more can you ask for?

maidmelody maidmelody says...

both sports animes with lovable main characters who struggle with anxiety/self esteem issues. but, overall, very wholesome and full of laughs :) 

sofiavolkova sofiavolkova says...

I feel like these two go hand in hand, and someone who likes one would enjoy the other.

Both are sports anime with a very similar style and comedy. The characters in both are adorable and complex, and the plot-style is similar, but is also very different and unique in both cases. Yuri on Ice explores different types of love, namely romantic love, while Sk8 the Infinity explored friendship and the need for platonic bonds.

gayanimedad gayanimedad says...

They're both queer-coded sports anime where the main character feels he's not getting anywhere in his respective sport, and is forced to confront these feelings when a natural prodigy shows up on the scene. They're both heartwarming and have found family energy to them. 

PrxpleRocks PrxpleRocks says...

They are both about sports and have great animation and storylines i really

recommend both animes because in my opinon they both really good and i

keep watching them over and over again! ^^ I hope you watch one of these

 animes!

Hearts4madi Hearts4madi says...

I defintly think you should watch both of these they are both very gay skating/ ice skating animes with good plots.

RainbowPuffBall RainbowPuffBall says...

Both are sports anime with gay vibes and lots of strong friendships and rivalry. Both have that wholsome feeling that often is found in sports aime.

iggyonmain iggyonmain says...

While Sk8 the infinity lacks the very overt LGBTQ representation that Yuri!!! on Ice does, they both have hype sports anime moments for those that crave it.

sjahsltolas sjahsltolas says...

Both Sk8 and YOI are very similar in both plot and characters. Both have a heavy focus on characters, relationships, and competition. If you like one you'll probably like the other

AteMephii AteMephii says...

The shows feature an equal amount of character development and focus on the sport they represent without outbalancing one or the other. The shows manage to tell the story they want to tell by making the fans anticipate a possible 2nd season.

But YOI still hasn't released their movie Ice Adolescence but considering the studio that made it has rumors aplenty- well. I'm not expecting it anytime soon.

gintokisballs gintokisballs says...

both are sports animes, both have homoerotic subtext, both deal with competitiveness (albeit a little more serious with yoi and yknow, THE OLYMPICS) and both are filled with humour.

Magenta0shadow Magenta0shadow says...

They are both sport anime and are mostly about competition and the personal relationship of the main characters.

These are the type of anime that are able to make you smile.

bkarwal bkarwal says...

Both of these animes have a similar vibe. Both involve someone improving in an activity (figure skating/skateboarding) and becoming much better. 

Mallowchu Mallowchu says...

If you like Yuri on Ice / sk8, I highly recommend you try the other if you haven't seen it already.Both have likable main characters, nice dynamics. 

MiladyBlackRose MiladyBlackRose says...

If you love fruity, comedic animes, then you'll love these! Both of these had me rolling in laughter as well as pulling at my heart strings at times. These are a few I always watch when I need cheering up! 

GustafTheWise GustafTheWise says...

The characters are very reminiscent of each other from either of these shows, they have an amazing skill and shortcomings, but also have those small comedic ties which can create conflict and hilarious action throughout the episodes

imDrRugs imDrRugs says...

im pretty sure i could watch any sports anime and like it as long as it gets me excited and whatnot so if youre the same youll probably like it.... made me wish i did figure skating. :'(

feathertail38 feathertail38 says...

Apart from the inherent homoerotic undertones present in all sports anume, the protagonists of both these shows are definitely in love and I cannot be conviced otherwise.

KiiroKrayz KiiroKrayz says...

Its same sexual tension and pretty boys.Its also about sports. It's not quite the same but both are pretty cool

coburn coburn says...

its gay and it slaps. what else do i need to say. Yuri on ice is more direct than sk8 infinity.

lbuu lbuu says...

sweethearts everywhere, wonderful atmosphere and they both make you feel wholesome in evey way possible. the ships that actually don't necessarily have to set sail but you still feel satisfied 

ScarletStreak ScarletStreak says...

These are both sports anime with a more irregular sport in focus (aka not volleyball, basketball, or soccer), so that already sets them up as a good match. The art style, particularly how both approach movement, is incredible, and the characters are well-written and likable. If you like main characters with good chemistry and sports anime, this is a good fit.

cameron7053 cameron7053 says...

SK8 the infinity is a story that will make you wait on edge to see what happens next. With wacky twists and epic stunts, it's a wonder we don't have a second season yet. Yuri!!! on Ice is a similar setting where there is competition and training and wacky twists and epic stunts. Music and composition are phenomenal on both shows. Listening to the intro to SK8 or Yuri makes you want to get out and go go go

SaberOfShadows SaberOfShadows says...

Both have "subtle" suggestions of boys' love....hehe(when I say "subtle", Yuri!!! on Ice is automatically ommitted from the statement). Both involve some form of sports that only involves men(how is that no gay?)........

Miyuna Miyuna says...

These both have the same humor and feeling. Except one is about ice skating and the other about skateboarding. They both are also about competition.

IronLady2004 IronLady2004 says...

Soft, sport, shounen ai content with one character that is blond and op and the other is kind of a loser but they try their best and we love them. 

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

When Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin were in elementary school, they swam together in a relay race and won the match. As Rin was on his way to Australia to train to become an Olympic champion, the gang decided to bury their trophy in a time capsule and retrieve it when they all had grown up. Now, Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa have reunited in high school and decide to dig up the prize. But on the way there, they run into none other than Rin, and he's determined to show Haru who's the best! As a result of this fateful meeting, the three friends decide to start a swim club, along with fellow classmate Rei, and their rival's little sister Gou as the team manager. Can the gang hold their own against Rin and prove their skills at the Prefectural Tournament?

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both are great sports anime with some interesting characters. If you like one, you will almost certainly like the other! 

fawkingdun fawkingdun says...

Cute Guys? Check

Gay Ships? Check

GAY AF? CHECK

GREAT? CHECK CHECK CHECK

Fit4Life Fit4Life says...

Both of these anime's are sports anime's with a strong shounen ai feel to them. There is tons of bromance and plenty of hot guys. 

tsukkibaka tsukkibaka says...

Free!- Iwatobi Swim Club and Yuri!!! on Ice are both very gay, and they are both about sports.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Are you tired of fanservice that only shows bouncy boobs and cute panties? Do you want some masculine butts, glistening pecs, possibly gay interactions? Well, these two anime will give you what you've been looking for. Both are sports anime designed to show off the masculine form. Pair them together for male-fanservice overload. 

YagamiRiku YagamiRiku says...

Both of these animes are about sports, and the angst and struggles of the characters in them to overcome their fears, as well as the competition of their sports. 

Martie Martie says...

They are basicaly the same anime, Only difference is that our hearts are now frozen x'D

okaay... no the anime isn't the same, it's the fangirl level that's the same xD <33

llamalicious525 llamalicious525 says...

They're both series about pretty sports boys that are gay for each other. Besides the fluff reasons, both have great soundtracks and have diverse characters that know how to pull at your heart while still being adorable.

LadyCacti LadyCacti says...

Both animes are full of attractive guys doing sport competitions. Oh, how could I forget ALL of the shounen-ai tones! In fact there's so much it's practically impossible to ignore!

Altogether these are great animes which are really enjoyable to watch. If you liked one, you will almost definitely like the other!

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snivets snivets says...

Both are highly shippable hot-blooded sports stories. Guaranteed match up, if you liked one, you will like the other.

halfcafkuroo halfcafkuroo says...

The subtle homosexauality (and obvious for yoi) is very cute. Both are excelent sports animes and intense and entertaining

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

Both involve sports and also focuses a lot on friendship and there is also an aspect of comedy in both. Both are also aimed at teenage girls.

Pickletom10 Pickletom10 says...

Both shows are filled with emotions, friendship, and compitition. I love both shows and think they have wonderful art. These beautiful men will pull at your heartstrings and show you something new!

RockyDash RockyDash says...

These two are amazing if you love seeing guys half naked and in sparklely or tight outfits than these two are practically the same. If you love yaoi than i recommend them both but free doesnt have as much yaoi as Yuri on ice. but still they are both really good

yurioswife yurioswife says...

If you're into sports anime with a slight romance then Free!Iwatobi swim club and Yuri! on ice are the animes for you

GizMehAnime GizMehAnime says...

They're both sport anime with hot guys that their fandoms like to ship. What  more is there to be said.

meeloo meeloo says...

Cute and likable male characters, although Free has more of them! They're both sports-focused, and they're both not the type of sports anime that expects the main characters to always get first place every time. They're more realistic and relatable to the average viewer, whether or not they're familiar with the sports environment.

pookiedynamic pookiedynamic says...

Both contain strong ships between male characters

Gorgeous animation

Well researched ( aka they both use correct terminology regarding the sport.)

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

Both star a cast of attractive guys playing sports. There is a lot of bromance in both anime which can have some gay undertones. Both anime are drawn nicely with a cool tone color palette that is fun and calming.

LoveHurts4Me LoveHurts4Me says...

 They both show men doing sports. They both have a wide range of personalities for the characters. But, so far from what I've seen Free! tends more to be straight boys with some homosexual tendencies (gay baiting or whatever the term is.) Unlike Yuri!!! On Ice which is full on gay and is not gay b Iaiting. Though I may be wrong.

MTSNOW13 MTSNOW13 says...

An inclusive anime which shows a Boys Love  relationship and positive portrayal of LGBTQ characters 

Snushy Snushy says...

It's funny becasuse you'd think 'swimming and ice skating have nothing in common' but I enjoyed both these just the same. They both have the emotional side to their sport, i suppose all sports animes do.... anyway, if you're a fan of Yuri on Ice or Free, watch the other!

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both stories have a sports focus, and almost exclusively follow male characters. Both shows have a fan service component to the shows, and both hint or explicitly depict gay relationships between main characters. Both anime have a positive message and are simple feel-good anime. 

Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!!

Shoyo Hinata isn't a large guy, but he's got huge ambitions. Ever since seeing a small player score in a National Championship, he's been determined to become the next big thing in High School Volleyball. Unfortunately, the one time he was able to pull enough players together to form a team in junior high, they were completely trashed in their first and only match against a team led by up-and-coming setter Tobio Kageyama.Now, enrolled at the same high school where his idol once played, Shoyo's finally going to get his shot to join and play with a top team. There's just one problem: Tobio Kageyama's decided to attend the same school, and he's already considered one of the best players in the game. Can a kid out of nowhere hold his own against the King of the Court? Or could the rivalry and competition actually be the best thing for both of them?

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fawkingdun fawkingdun says...

It is another popular sports anime that centers around a boy who kind of sucks at volleyball but he isn't that bad considering that he jumps hella high and he is super fast and quick. It's just an amazing anime with very lovable characters.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about the underdog struggling to make it in the sport of his choice. The anime introduce a lot of strong male figures, both rivals and support for the main guy. Yuri is a little more blatant about the gay undertones, but Haikyuu has its moments. If you like one, check the other. 

YagamiRiku YagamiRiku says...

Both of these animes are about sports, and the angst and struggles of the characters in them to overcome their fears, as well as the competition of their sports. 

AudreyDYC AudreyDYC says...

Haikyuu is the best... If I actually see anyone who doesn't like it, I'll cry my eyes out. Seriously. It makes me laugh a lot and it keeps you wanting to know what happens next. 

aliens1 aliens1 says...

Haikyuu!! is basically a less gay version of Yuri!! on ice that includes main characters who struggled in their pasts, alone, but then someone comes around and opens their eyes up to a new world and both become inseparable. So if you're down for gay, life-ruining ships and loveable characters, this is the anime for you.   

boopdeedoop boopdeedoop says...

Yuri!!! on Ice and Haikyuu!! both follow sports and humor. I find both of them really captivating on their stories and their struggles. Haikyuu!! (just like Yuri!!! on Ice) puts a lot of effort into every single character. They even have back stories for characters that were in the background until the third season! Both are worth watching.

Kurain Kurain says...

Both are sports-anime, with some deeper bonds hidden in the story + there are also comedy elements

savav savav says...

At first glance, these animes are super different besides the "sports" aspect, but both are about the growth of the main character in their dream field. Both Hinata and Yuuri are incredibly talented and driven. Plus they are so sweet, they deserve the world. They both have secondary main characters that are prodigies which act as a FOIL for the main, but also grow to be great friends.  (Kageyama for Hinata, Yurio for Yuuri). 

The biggest difference is that Hiakyuu is super team-oriented and focuses a lot on improving with other people and relying on your team. Yuri on Ice focuses more on self-improvement and building up self-confidence. Both animes are in my top 3 favorites. 

1EmoKing1 1EmoKing1 says...

Both sports animes, they are honestly are really great to, they both stir up emotions during tournaments, the main characters have a goal to win while being nervous beans, they are both great animes. 

K0RRRAAAAA K0RRRAAAAA says...

These two animes are very similar if you watch them both: underdog prodigies, character development, a "feel good" anime, and the relationship between rivals and the bestest of friends both overcoming their fears.

Yuri is more focused on self improvement and Haikyuu is focused on team improvement (it's kinda obvious it's SINGLES men figure skating and volleyball). 

Your lie in April

Your lie in April

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

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JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

Both have similar likeable, socially awkward, glasses main character type who participates in a competition of sorts. Both focus heavily on drama. Both have an originally arogant side character they compete against who is humbled and grows a lot from encountering the main character. 

veggiecat veggiecat says...

While Yuri on Ice is generally more light and upbeat, Yuri and Kousei share similar personalities and so do Viktor and Kaori, and the interactions between the two pairs bear striking resemblances.  If you're drawn to the relationship between Viktor and Yuri, try Your Lie in April.

muonsei muonsei says...

It's because both main characters from both anime had their lives changed after meeting the other (in YOI, it's Victor, while in Shigatsu, it's Kaori). In Shigatsu, Kousei is not necessarily an underdog in his field but he tends to be dragged down by the trauma caused by his mother's death. On the other hand, Yuri is an underdog in his field and is about to retire from skating because of his age. The job that Victor and Kaori have in their own series is to serve as inspiration and romantic interest to the main character.

EmoWolf14 EmoWolf14 says...

They both feature a storyline based around competitions, and multiple characters with their own stories competing in those competitions, all while focusing on the main pair. They are both popular animes, however many would say yuri!!! on ice is alot more lighthearted then your lie in april.

KpopPuppy1219 KpopPuppy1219 says...

They both are pretty touching and enjoyable. One made me cry and the other i haven't finished yet. 

nkfanning nkfanning says...

They're both about a competition of some sort so you get the same sort of thrill, they both have an emotional side as well (your lie in April will have you in tears trust me). They also both tell a beautiful tale of two talented young people helping each other through the hardships in their lives

RainGem RainGem says...

Both have a teasing relationship as their central theme, and both go into detail about not feeling good enough, about anxiety. I highly recommend both!

metallicgosling metallicgosling says...

Both love stories and finding strength from the influence of others. Yuri on Ice is a little more upbeat.

Sourcerus Sourcerus says...

Your lie in April had a really good, touching story and the music was great. never seen the other one

dollypuddin12 dollypuddin12 says...

Like yuri with the art of ice skating, now your lie has music, with stunning visuals. Amazing character development and two short series. 

Welcome to the Ballroom

Welcome to the Ballroom

Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something - anything. Unfortunately, he's about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this, and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku's not the neighborhood watch, though. He's a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same.

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Ka0nonymous Ka0nonymous says...

Both Ballroom Dancing and Ice Skating have a similar vibe which these two anime explore. The talented protagonist overcomes trials to excel in mastering their passions with the help of an established coach in the field. 

Yunarea Yunarea says...

It is very similar, the difference is that it changes competitive ice skating by competitive ballroom dancing.The protagonists are very similar, Tatara is a newbie, but he learns very fast and has a professional tutor like in Yuri on Ice.

The animation is very dynamic and the style is very beautiful.

Tanum Tanum says...

Both anime have the same look and feel to them just in slightly different settings. And both anime have 'love' as the main drive, th love for the art of dancing.

YariMari YariMari says...

As others have already said, ballroom dancing and figure skating are sports that give off the same vibe. The animes themselves are also very similar in the way the main character grows with and from the people around him. They also heavily focus on competition. Both anime focus on the technical as well as the creative and expressive side of the different sports, and follow both the main character as well as the other competitors.

Regardless if you have any previous knowledge of the sport or not, it's easy to get into either show because they explain the point systems very well. The different ice skating routines and dances are also beautifully animated.

xyurix xyurix says...

THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME VIBE AND STORYLINE I REALLY ENJOYED THEM BOTH THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR YET VERY ENTERTAINING 

sjahsltolas sjahsltolas says...

Character motivations for both Yuri on Ice and Welcome to the Ballroom are very similar along with the general plot. Both have beautiful animation and choreography and very interesting friend group dynamics.

Cheese00 Cheese00 says...

Both protagonists are very passionate about their sport and both of the sports are quite artist. They both had professional they looked up to greatly and learnt a lot from and pushed them which was an integral part to both plots :)

6itali9 6itali9 says...

they both focus on competing in a sport and slowly imrpoving and learning. they both also have beautiful angles and complex yet addicting movement. 

jiminiesweed jiminiesweed says...

they have almost the same concept both are about a guy who finds out what he likes to do and stuff just the difference is the characters 

lillypadqueen lillypadqueen says...

These are both competitive sports shows that examine the growth of the MC. In welcome to the ballroom it displays an inner competiveness not only in romance but on the floor which is simaler to Yuri On Ice. They both have a dramtic retelling of the spot and have some sort of transformation for the MC.

Given

Given

Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal... That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

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PEARLx PEARLx says...

I really recommed you to watch given if you watched yuri on ice!

and other wise!

also there is a movie of given you should also watch that after watching the series!

benirunsondunkin benirunsondunkin says...

They're alike in the way the mc has support. Given may be a little more heavy hearted but it's just as wholesome 

memojuez memojuez says...

Both series show the ups and downs that any relatiionship has regardless of the sex of the couples are.

They both you humor when there are stresses on the couples both internall and externally.  

FallenAngel626 FallenAngel626 says...

Both Yuri on Ice and Given have someone teaching someone how to do somethig and then falling in love. Given is a BL while Yuri on ice is more of a shonen Ai but when you watch it you can tell yuri and victor have a thing for eachother :). 

thatdisneychik thatdisneychik says...

Both anime and romance stories between two men who are very passionate at what they do: Yuri on Ice has ice skating, Given has music. In each, one of the men becomes sort of a mentor to the other and love delops. Both are emotional series that discuss darker themes as well.

RyuujenTheMagician RyuujenTheMagician says...

Both are slow-burn relationships that don't just leave you hanging. The animation and music is incrdible for both but still take a back seat to these character-driven stories.

LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both seires have believable LGBTQ+ Romances that don't depict it's main couples any differently then a heterosexual romance.

Neither series fetishize it's characters because of their sexuality either.

The main characters of both of these series also have a passion/interest in something that the person of their affections is gifted at.

Hon3ylove Hon3ylove says...

Both have really sweet BL without the problematic aspects. They also both have really engaging performances whether it's a show or skating with amazing animation I really enjoyed. 

FoggedUpBeauty4 FoggedUpBeauty4 says...

They are both fruity, or yaoi. But they are very different yaois as well, so I agree and disagree. They have different passions and in yuri on ice there is no very obvious steam between the two aside from hugging. In Given, all of the band (almost) are gay and they are in relationships and have intimate interactions.

Love Stage!!

Love Stage!!

His father and older brother are famous singers, his mother is a renown artist, Izumi Sena was born into a family of super entertainers! However, unlike the rest of his family, Izumi is an otaku who aspires to become a manga illustrator. One day, he is roped into starring in a television commercial dressed as a woman. The actor Izumi is featured with, Ryoma, falls in love at first sight upon meeting him. It turns out that they had actually met 10 years prior and Ryoma's attraction hasn't changed even after finding out Izumi is a boy. 

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Weeapoop Weeapoop says...

Same Boys Love pairing.  The hot charismatic guy ( Victor/ Ryouma) falls for the low self esteem guy ( Yuri/Izumi). Switch famous figure skater ( Victor) for famous actor ( Ryouma) and figure skater loser (Yuri) with struggling manga artist ( Izumi). Both have comedic elements. Both the main character lives at home with parents. Both main characters are insecure about bodies: Yuri (fat), Izumi ( skinny). Both main characters are otaku in some way: Yuri (Victor), Izumi ( magical girls). Both Yuri and Izumi wear glasses. Both Victor/Ryouma are followed by legions of fangirls. 

Bubblebishie Bubblebishie says...

Haha yes I agree in this recommendation.  If you enjoyed the Gay in that then you will. Enjoy.the Gay in this . Just saying 😂

mariasilverina mariasilverina says...

They both are categorized as Bl,both have a good but totally different story,the characters are amazing and the ships in both anime are sailing for the land of love.

QueenofWeebs QueenofWeebs says...

they're extremely beautiful love stories surrounding a hobby between both pairs of main characters. 

tripleabattery tripleabattery says...

Okay so here you see bodies change for the better as they realize who they are just from one look and a few episodes worth of amazing content. Also, these are not yaoi so they're meant to be fluffy and cute (in my opinion)

LoveHurts4Me LoveHurts4Me says...

  Both have adorable gay couples with a shy boy in them. Love!! Stage in more sexually but, Yuri!!! On Ice has more explicit fan service. All of it being Viktor at the Hot Springs of course.

MTSNOW13 MTSNOW13 says...

An inclusive anime which shows a Boys Love  relationship and positive portrayal of LGBTQ characters 

Pimpdaddynix Pimpdaddynix says...

It might just be a yaoi thing, but both series are very cute and make you route for the relationship to work! Definitely, I liked both of them very much and they are similar in a lot of ways.

dhalfsharp dhalfsharp says...

bro like they're booth cute asf. the animation is amazing and the characters are so lovable 🥺🥺

Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Iraq has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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Reasons you might like Banana Fish...

Dar3d3vil08 Dar3d3vil08 says...

Although banana fish is about a boy called Ash Lynx trying to figure out what made his brother go insane in Vietnam whilst Yuri on Ice is about a figure skater going through his ups and downs both animes has its own yaoi moments and the characters are so alike to Victor and Yuri for Yuri on Ice. And also Eiji looks like Yuri sooo much I thought they were twins😂😂. 

Starra Starra says...

This is a very weird recommendation on the surface but if you're here for male characters being super homoerotic then both series are intended for a similar audience. The caveat being that Yuri!!! on Ice is extremely idealistic and Banana Fish is really goddamn depressing.

However, both provide a look at not-quite-realistic character relationships and the importance of finding love and the idea of unconditional love in general. They're also both stories about learning how to accept yourself and understanding that people will love you despite your flaws. 

(Mostly it's because theyre both kinda gay so if you like shipping and stuff they both definitely fall under the same general umbrella.)

fantasyme fantasyme says...

There both have the same background romance

The relationship between Eiji and Ash is similar to that of Yuri and Victor

They have the same feel to them

GhoulStar25 GhoulStar25 says...

Both anime have very different plots, one is about ice skating and one is about guns and drugs. Even so, they work together so well! They both have moments that make your heart race and the graphics are very similar. If you just watched Yuri!!! On Ice and you want a more hardcore anime, go with Banana Fish. If you liked Banana Fish and want a more fun happy anime, try Yuri!!! On Ice.

WackyBats WackyBats says...

Though Banana Fish is more action pacted and somewhat aggressive at times (More than Yuri on Ice I mean), I would have to say that if you liked Banana fish you'll also like Yuri on ice and vice versa. The reason is because both anime are BL (Boy's Love aka having to do with two guys in a relationship) and focus on the main charater's actions and realationship while keeping a steady and entertaining story line.

Aicaseth Aicaseth says...

The gayness of the concept... and I'm addicted to sports anime and seductive things.... What's wrong with me?

KaeOnIce KaeOnIce says...

Banana Fish and Yuri on ice both get you in the feels. Quality anime anyone can enjoy. I recommend. 

barbz4lifee barbz4lifee says...

The main protagonists of Banana Fish can be related to the characteristics or physical appearances of the main protagonists in Yuri!!! on Ice and vice versa. Although the setting and themes of each anime are very dissimilar, the general concept of them can be related: to love and acknowledge an individual's worth. They both are an intriguing rollercoaster ride of emotional explosions, however Banana Fish is constantly surrounded with a melancholic or somber sense that has a devastating end.

bookstomper00 bookstomper00 says...

You'd like Banana Fish because some of the concepts are similar. Foreign guy comes to another guy with interests in them and they grow a bond not over a super long but not super short period of time.

No. 6

No. 6

Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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YagamiRiku YagamiRiku says...

Although they both have very different genres, both animes have a positive, explicit portrayal of an LGBT+ relationship. Relationships are normalised and aren't fetishised.

Mayoigawasgood Mayoigawasgood says...

Both shows have canon lgbt couples that aren't grossly sexualized and have actual development.

barbz4lifee barbz4lifee says...

Although the plot is generally very different from each other, I think anyone who's watched Yuri on Ice should try No. 6, and vice versa. This is because the two main protagonists are individually very different from one another, but they learn a lot from each other, which is recognizable in both shows. On other aspects such as character development which was crucial in Yuri on Ice, I can't say much because I haven't gotten so far in No. 6 (fourth ep). The two shows both have themes of lgbtq and have interesting characters and relationships, and it seems that No. 6 also has much development and growth to come, so to anyone's who watched Yuri on Ice, you should try No. 6, and for anyone who watched No. 6, from what I think, you should try Yuri on Ice.

MTSNOW13 MTSNOW13 says...

An inclusive anime which shows a Boys Love  relationship and positive portrayal of LGBTQ characters 

sadplum sadplum says...

The relationship between Nezumi and Sion is similar to Yuri (from Japan) and Victor's in the way that they share a past together and that they then proceed to learn from each other which, might I say, is pretty Epic (capital E). Strap your seatbelts tight lads, you're in for one hell of an adventure. 

Stay safe :)

ThePotatoKiller ThePotatoKiller says...

While the plot of both shows is vastly different they both have a more mature romance thats BL and isnt overley sexulized.

Endless Night

Endless Night

Kenji Miyamoto, the one and only choreographer in Japan x Atsushi Kamijo, a cartoon artist x figure skating An animated work in very unusual collaboration!

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HyakkiHikou HyakkiHikou says...

One of the most attractive facet of Yuri on Ice!!! is its breathtaking animation and choreography of the skating programs. Endless Night (2015) is a short from the Japan Animator's Exhibition, an event that brought about other shorts such as ME!ME!ME! (2014) and Bureau of Proto Society (2015). While only being seven minutes long, its animation is near as spectacular as Yuri's. Sporting avant garde art and very appropriate music accompaniment, Endless Night is worthy of being a compared to its successor. 

Dororo Dororo says...

This is exactly the same wonderful feeling when you watch it! Kenji Miyamoto is just a genius *_*

MageOnx MageOnx says...

Both of these shows were coreographed by the same person, Endless Night serving as a predecessor and a test drive, as well as an early concept to YURI!!! On Ice.

For those of you who watched YURI!!! On Ice, you might make the connection that Endless Night is an early concept for Japanese Yuri's infatuation with Victor and ice skating as a career. Endless Night also features a brilliantly animated pair skate between the two protagonists that fans were hoping for out of YURI!!! On Ice.

In short, if you haven't had enough of one, by all means go ahead and check the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both feature ice skating very heavily (unsurprisingly), with some gorgeous animation and general awesomeness. 

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are gorgeously-animated shows in which ice-skating is the main focus. Even if Endless Night doesn’t have much of a plot (it’s a few minutes long after all) fans of one will enjoy the other too.