The final episode of this summer's sexy swimming anime, Free!, gives every indication that Kyoto Animation plan to fill their pipeline with more anime based on their own properties. Following next season's adaptation of their high school fantasy light novel Kyoukai no Kanata, there's a second round of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! and more Tamako Market on the horizon. Then, maybe more Free!?
While nothing has been announced, episode 12, "Distant Free!" ended with the special end card message "see you next summer..."
Meanwhile, a Charge.org fan petition to encourage KyoAni to produce that second season has already reached 6,500 digital signature of a target 20,000.
As it states:
Are you glad to see Kyoto Animation continue make more anime based on their own properties? Even if it makes them less likely to return to IPs from other companies, such as Haruhi, Full Metal Panic and Hyouka?