Anime Store B☆Point opened on the first floor of the P'Parco mall annex in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, in the past September when the building was re-modelled. Its current featured anime title is Free!, Kyoto Animation's original high school swimming club themed series. Check the photo report of the shop after the jump.
Posable figma of two very different character types have gone on sale over the last couple of days. Hobby Stock will be distributing Free!'s Makoto Tachibana in April, selling for 5,000yen. Meanwhile, Good Smile Company is offering Girls Und Panzer's Mako Reizei for 4,630yen, shipping in May. Get a look after the jump.
Fans, of muscular megane, it's time to celebrate! Happy Speedo Glasses Day as the December 14th birthday of Free!'s Rei Ryuugasaki is here. See how fans (and and Nagisa Hazuki voice actor Tsubasa Yonaga) marked the occasion after the jump.
The season of the jealousy-inducing Comiket goods is starting to heat up. Today, Ponycanyon is the one grabbing anime fans' attention with a preview of goods offered at their end of December event booth. Headlining is an Attack on Titan Eren x Levi bath set with waterproof A3 bathroom poster, special spa bag, waterproof phone sleeve and exclusive sticker for 3,000yen.
You might have caught the news that Japanese GDP shrank 1.6% in the last quarter, versus a 2.1% forecast increase. Following a rise in the national sales tax, it tanked 7.3% the preceding quarter, meaning, by definition, Japan is in a recession. As you'd expect, "GDP" was a hot buzz word online. Still, it had a hard time contending on the trending chart with "橘 真琴," Free! birthday boy Makoto Tachibana.
FUNimation has finished their week of Free! -Eternal Summer- English dub announcements with new rival character Sosuke, the tall and intimidating butterfly specialist and Rin’s best friend from Samezuka High School, along with Rin’s little sister, the Iwatobi Swim Club manager and fan-favorite female muscle enthusiast Gou, we mean Gou Matsuoka. See who's who after the jump.
Today, FUNimation had a double team Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement, namely hyperactive stag beetle collector Momotaro Mikoshiba (Momo) and Rin’s not-so-secret, pure-hearted admirer, the shy Aiichiro Nitori (Ai-chan). See who's who after the jump.
FUNimation has closed out the week with news that Free! -Eternal Summer- will feature Vic Mignogna, whom you may recognize from such roles as Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Tamaki Suou (Ouran High School Host Club), Zero Kiryu (Vampire Knight), Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa) and Karoku (Karneval), as the English dub voice of Rin. More after the jump.
Third in their roll-out of Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcements, FUNimation has revealed the voice of the main character, everyone’s favorite mackerel-loving, clothes-stripping waterdere, the cool-yet-passionate swimmer who lives to surround himself in water’s embrace– Haruka Nanase! Haruka (played by Nobunaga Shimazaki in the Japanese version) is played by Todd Haberkorn. More after the jump.
Third in their roll-out of Free! dub cast announcements, FUNimation has revealed the voice of Makoto Tachibana, the kind, sweet and sensitive Iwatobi Swim Club captain, and Haru’s best friend! Voicing "those gentle eyes and lovely trapezius muscles" (played by Tatsuhisa Suzuki, singer of OLDCODEX, in the Japanese version) is Johnny Yong Bosch. More after the jump.
Second in their daily roll-out of Free! English dub casting, FUNimation has revealed that Nagisa (played by Tsubasa Yonaga in the Japanese version) is played by Greg Ayres! You might recognize Greg from such roles as Ouran High School Host Club’s Kaoru Hitachiin, Hetalia’s Denmark, and No. 6’s Shion. More after the jump.
A very familiar voice to many anime fans will be gracing the FUNimation dub of Free! Eternal Summer. Hit the jump to find out more!