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!
This weekend, the Attack on Titan Wings of the Counter Attack Online Game is featuring an Assault of the Unknown Titans event, and, for Halloween, the weekend special features gacha tickets for special costumed versions of the characters. And, speaking of bishonen and Halloween, you have to see the Free! jack-o-lantern a Chiba pumpkin carver posted. Check these out after the jump.
Taito Toys has introduced a fourth and different lineup of Free! lottery prizes, which involve sugary sweet figures such as the boys sitting on tiny cupcakes and other yummy treats. Hit the jump for more!
Animate’s latest merchandising campaign revolves around Brothers Conflict, and right now the retailer is handing out special Halloween coasters featuring the pretty boys of Brothers Conflict posing as spooky mummies, cats, and with adorable pumpkin regalia. Hit the jump for more!