As summer is coming to an end, Free! Eternal Summer is also coming to a close but the anime still has lots of releases left! The official site has revealed the album covers for both drama CD vol. 1 and radio CD vol. 1 for Eternal Summer and both are planned to go on sale on September 17th in Japan. See both covers after the jump!
Plans have been announced for the 7th Free! anime DVD/Blu-ray. This March 18th 2015 release will featuring a special unaired episode of the sports series. More after the jump.
New preview videos of the Character Song Series albums for Rin, Nagisa and Rei from Free!-Eternal Summer- have been posted and vols. 3, 4 and 5 in the series will be on sale on the same day of September 3rd in Japan for 1200 yen each. Watch all 3 videos after the jump!
Proving that the summer is not in fact endless, the season is winding down. However, as the season enters its latter weeks, it's become time for Japanese fans to order their Free! Blu-rays. A couple of retailers are jumping into this with their own promotions. Starting today and running through September 19th, Rukuten is running a prize lottery. Meanwhile, Tower Records is offering limited "No Anime, No Life" posters.
The Lantis official channel has posted preview videos of the Haruka Nanase vol. 1 and Makoto Tachibana vol. 2 Character Song series mini albums for Free! Eternal Summer. The first two volumes will be released on August 20th in Japan. The Character Song series is confirmed to have total of 8 volumes, including the new members of the Samezuka swimming team.Listen to Haruka and Makoto's songs after the jump!
In Japanese, a short reading of "801" can be reading 8 as "ya," 0 as a western influenced "o" and 1 as "i." So, the "yaoi" numeric sequence has become otaku shorthand for the genre of male romance media and, following that logic, in countries that list the date month-day, August 1st is yaoi day! Coincidentally(?), it's also the birthday of Attack on Titan's Reiner Braun and Free!'s Nagisa Hazuki. Celebrate after the jump.