A 17-Year-Old Russian Figure Skater Has Gone Viral In Japan Because Of This Anime Show
She's just like the rest on the internet right now. WARNING: spoilers ahead!
Back in October, an anime called Yuri!!! on Ice premiered on Japanese TV.
In it, a Japanese figure skater called Yuri Katsuki is taken under the wing of his idol, a famous Russian skater called Victor Nikiforov.
The show has gained a particularly large online fandom, thanks in part to the romantic relationship between the two main characters.
One notable fan of the show is 17-year-old Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva. She is the 2016 World, European, and Grand Prix champion.
Medvedeva has shown an interest in anime in the past. At a figure skating exhibition earlier this year, she performed in a Sailor Moon costume and spoke of her love of the show.
And here she is with a plush toy of Luna from Sailor Moon.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Medvedeva said that she loves the anime because it reminds her of real life.