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!
Crunchyroll made a big announcement at Anime Expo today. In addition to the reveal of some new anime licenses, the streaming service announced plans to bring some of its current anime lineup and other surprises to the physical realm of Blu-ray and DVD. Hit the jump for more.
Happy birthday to Haruka Nanase, swimming star of Free! and its prequel, High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days -, set to be released in Japan on Blu-ray/DVD on July 20th. Kyoto Animation's shop dutifully starting preparing back in April with a "Fresh! Fruit!" celebration of the Free! character and May with "Suprise!" High Speed's younger take, offering tapestries, clearfiles, charms and buttons. Get a look after the jump.
With Blu-ray/DVD release of Kyoto Animation's High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days -, a prequel story to Free!, coming up on July 20th, the studio has announced plans for a March 19, 2017 stage event with cast Nobunaga Shimazaki, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Kouki Uchiyama, Kenji Nojima and Satoshi Hino appearing at Tokyo's Ryougoku Sumo Hall. Priority ticket purchase is being offered with the home video. More after the jump.
Streaming service Crunchyroll recently got a chance to speak to several of the English voices of Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club's sexy swimmers at Massachusetts's Anime Boston convention. And, after posting Greg Ayres' video last week, this week it was Todd Haberkorn's turn. Check them after the jump.
It's the sexy swimmers, now in English! Streaming service Crunchyroll has announced the addition of the English dub for season one of Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club. The sports anime's full 12 episode season is available now. More after the jump.