I actually had been chewed out on a writing/comic forum for calling YoI a sports anime. Apparently, it did not go into enough details to educate the audience about the sport to consider it a sports anime. Given that the only other anime with sport that I saw a bit of (thanks to my anime obsessed child) was about volleyball, and I felt non-the-wiser about volleyball, I dunno.Most Yuri on Ice fans generally don’t care about realism as they are fans of anime not of figure skating, and as such, won’t recognize the absurdity. Posters here are different. Speaking strictly for myself, I didn’t mind the nonsense, but I definitely remember rolling my eyes at Russian Yuri scoring something like a 116 in an SP.
it doesn’t recreate GP accurately, but the glam is there, and the skating programs + stream of consciousness is so well-done. So sue me, but I love it.
also, my kid kept demanding the stream of consciousness track during the real competitions, lol.