Let your favorite characters from Free!, Tamako Market, and more KyoAni series help you count the days in 2017! Their shop is releasing four limited-edition poster calendars featuring art from their new series and films. Hit the jump to get yours!
Who are the best big brothers in anime? 700 fans responded to a poll, showing their preference for brothers who made big sacrifices for their younger siblings. Hit the jump to see the rankings!
Happy birthday to Makoto Tachibana from Free!, who is celebrating the big day with the launch of pre-orders for a 1/8 scale figure from Kadokawa's Chara-ani line. With a wet shirt, visible hip bones and dolphin lower-back stamp, he certainly lives up to the "sexy swimmer" promise. Kohirou sculpts the 24.5cm statue, selling for 11,340yen ahead of a March release. Get a look after the jump.
While the boys were getting a chance to buy hug pillows in Akihabara, the girls were getting a look at upcoming figures in Ikebukuro at the Animate Girls Festival. Good Smile Company's Orange Rouge label announced Yuri!!! On ICE Nendoroids of leads Yuri and Victor. And, for fans of sexy sports anime stars, there were upcoming Free! figure at event. Get a look after the jump.
While Kyoto Animation has not offered any details or clues about the new Free! project that they announced last weekend, they have posted the promo for the home video release of prequel anime movie High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days-, which featured the unveiling. Get a look after the jump.
News out of a promo event for the recently released High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days - Blu-ray has revealed plans for a new video project featuring the sexy swimmers of Free! While timing and formatting details are to be announced, possibly of note, there is a big stage event with the cast of the series planned for March 19, 2017. More after the jump.
According to the newest Oricon report, the first press limited edition Blu-ray disc of Kyoto Animation's 2015 film High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days - sold 15,000 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling disc in its overall weekly Blu-ray sales charts. Hit the jump for more details.
Kyoto Animation's official YouTube channel has posted a five-minute preview for "Free!-Eternal Summer- Illustration Works vol.1" to be released in the middle of September. The video also features voices of the main characters from the newly recorded drama CD to be bundled with the book. Check the clip after the jump!