A lot of female otaku are expected to be in Ikebukuro this weekend in Japan to attend Animate Girls Festival (AGF) 2013, which is turning into a small convention of anime and video games for young women. Many otome-friendly companies release AGF exclusive merchandise and Free! is no exception. The anime's official site has posted photos of new photo sets for each of the swimming boys that capture precious summer moments. Plus, a new teaser image of the upcoming Rin Anikuji figure, and some spoiler info from the official fan book that was just released.
TV Anime Free! Memorial Photo Album Set 3000 yen
Hardcover original Photo album contains 19 photos from anime and 1 large bromide
Individual Character Memorial Photo Set 500 yen
Each set comes with 5 photos and each character photo has 2 versions.
These photo sets will be available in limited quantity after AGF on the Kyanime.jp online shopping site.
The Animate Info official Twitter account released the teaser image of the upcoming Anikuji Rin figure. The last one to be released is Haruka.
The cover of the released copy of the official fanbook was posted by the anime's official Twitter account. Speaking of Rin, according to the intervew in the fanbook, there was a rejected script where Rin comes into the story showing off his bilingual skills.
In the meantime, at the Beach Inn Takesou in the town of Iwami where the anime was based, a new Mackerel Lunch Set will be served in the month of November complete with some pinapple pieces, as reported by the Iwamitai official Twitter.