China's On! The Grand Prix Series Opening Event!! The Cup of China Free Skate
Guranpurishirīzu kaimaku! Yatchaina Chūgoku taikai! Furī puroguramu (グランプリシリーズ開幕！やっチャイナ中国大会！フリープログラム)
Having finished the short program in first place--a first-time feat--Yuri falters under the massive pressure.
Yuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family’s home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuris and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!