The 7th DVD/Blu-ray disc of the Free!-Eternal Summer- TV anime contains its last 13th episode with an extra episode which has not been broadcasted on the TV. Kyoto Animation's official YouTube channel today posted a 80-second preview for the episode featuring a water gun game at the school festival. Check the clip after the jump.
Fresh off his appearance performing with Katy Perry at the Superbowl half time show, Free!'s Rin Matsuoka made it back in time to celebrate his February 2nd birthday. Haruka voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki sent his sharky well wishes, as do plenty of fans. Get a look after the jump.
Vic Mignogna, the English voice of Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Tamaki Suou (Ouran High School Host Club), Zero Kiryu (Vampire Knight), Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa) and Karoku (Karneval), is already recording Free! -Eternal Summer- and enjoying some notoriety as local dub voice of Rin. To celebrate, he's posted a bit of cosplay. Get a look after the jump.
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.