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VIDEO — Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Skates to Music from Anime ‘Yuri!!! on Ice’

SoraNews24: With its loving attention to the intricacies of a sport that’s not often represented in fiction, figure skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice has proven to be a big hit not only with skating enthusiasts, but with professional skaters as well. Perhaps the highest-profile supporter of the show is Russian skating wunderkind Evgenia Medvedeva, but Yuri!!! on Ice can also count two-time American Olympian Johnny Weir as another pro among its fans.

And it’s not just Yuri!!! on Ice’s story or animation that’s struck a chord with Weir, but its music as well, as evidenced by this recent tweet in which he shows off the CD he was playing in his Lexus for the day: the Yuri!!! on Ice soundtrack.

Weir is apparently fond of “In Regards to Love: Agape,” the piece to which the anime’s supporting cast member Yuri Plisetsky performs a short program during the TV series. How do we know Weir likes this particular piece? Because he’s also shared a video of himself skating to “Agape,” artistically shot in monochrome.

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