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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!

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The show has gained a particularly large online fandom, thanks in part to the romantic relationship between the two main characters.

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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.

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Recently, though, Medvedeva has shown herself to be a huge fan of Yuri!!! on Ice.

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She regularly posts screenshots and moments from the show, as well as cosplaying as the title character.

Mother is shocked, dog is shocked. I'm happy and can't stop my laughter #YuriOnIce

Twitter users in Japan have noticed Medvedeva's love of the show. One of its creators even sent her personalized fan art of her and Viktor.

メドベちゃんほんとに金メダルおめでとう🎊 もうめっちゃ好き。ラブ。 ただの自己満足だけどせっかく描いたから呟いちゃう Поздравляю!! @JannyMedvedeva

In fact, loads of people have sent her fan art.

@JannyMedvedeva was amazing at the #GPFinal I was so happy for her that I made this drawing of her with Victor from… https://t.co/w9PTS24PSt

She was even given a plush rice ball like the one Yuri holds in the show after the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final last weekend.

@kubo_3260 嬉しいですね(((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Medvedeva said that she loves the anime because it reminds her of real life.

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"Similar places, arenas, and even room in the hotel," she said.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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