Slow relationship building. I think that's what Kubo wants for her show.
She must be trying not to simply slap a yaoi/shonen-ai label on her show and that's it. Maybe she wants her show to normalize gay relationships in animes, be a story first and THEN explore the characters. >>3070880>>3070862
I dunno if I believe that whole "Kubo retracted the kissing comment" thing. If she said it initially, then she intended on them kissing. If Kubo meant people to interpret it another way, then I guess that was a delayed freudian slip. Perhaps she wants everyone to enjoy the show on different levels.
Did they kiss or not? I don't fucking care, do people really need to see Vic and Yuri kiss to fully believe that they like each other? Gay relationships aren't yaoi bullshit sauce with predictable endings. I feel that fujoshis are so fucking blind to real relationships that they have brain aneurysms when a normal realistic gay relationship shows up.
A true romance is just being there for your beloved one. To me, YoI is showing that you don't need to constantly show kissing to establish a relationship. Vic and Yuri just being together in the same room makes them feel so happy, and I feel that with how it's animated.
It's season 1 and there's gonna be a season 2 some people stop pissing on the carpet screaming "Dey didnt show da two hot guyz kiss! THIZ SHOW IS HOMOPHOBIC. QUEERBAITING. REEEEEEEEEEE! etc..."
It's not perfect but what do you expect? Shows ain't perfect and there are dumb moments. Be happy that the show balances out and it's getting a second season.
I'm sorry for ranting. I've been seeing too much retarded garbage out of this show's fans....