The new ending theme for sexy summer swimming anime Free! Eternal Summer in FUTURE FISH explores sexy swimming boys in cosplay! I mean, the fantasy world of their dream they had when they were young. The already addicting tune will be on sale August 6th and the new preview video has been posted. Check it out after the jump!
Do you think the Free! anime is only for female audiences? The anime also attracts a fair amount of male fans and the mangaka of Tiger & Bunny for Miracle Jump in Hiroshi Ueda is one of them. He picked up watching the anime on July 3rd after just watching the first episode and finished all the episodes by the following day. A new spate of awesome Free! character drawings and then some came as a result of his binge watching. See them all after the jump!
One of the most striking images in this week's debut of Free! Eternal Summer was that bit of shark-toothed Rin dancing in a police uniform for the ending. Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell, was one of the many to latch onto this, and that resulted in some impressive tribute sketches. Get a look after the jump.
How did you like the first episode of Free! Eternal Summer? The broadcast date of the anime in Japan was also the release date of the second volume of the light novel that the anime is based on in High☆Speed 2 with a new TV spot to promote the new volume. Plus new art from a new Lawson convenience store promotion after the jump!
Kyoto Animation's light novel imprint KA Esuma Bunko released a novelization of its latest anime feature film Tamako Love Story written by Mutsuki Ichinose and the second volume of High Speed! by Kouji Ohji simultaneously on July 2. The 15-second CMs for the two book are now online. Check them after the jump.
Following the 15-second CM, Lantis has also posted a 45-second short version promotional video for "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by OLDCODEX, the OP theme song for Kyoto Animation's highly anticipated second season of the swimming club-themed TV anime, Free! -Eternal Summer-, which will premiere on July 2. Check the song and anime PVs after the jump.
Happy birthday Haruka! Interestingly, this is the first official birthday since the sexy swimming anime Free! started, as his birthday last year was before the actual broadcast premiere of the anime. To celebrate, the anime's official site has posted special voice messages for a limited time, so let's see what the fans are doing to make this day special for Haruka after the jump!
Japanese anime blogs have begun posting a list of summer anime episode counts from ANIPLUS, a South Korean netwok that broadcasts anime. While there are few shockers, it does clear up some uncertainties. The material of Sword Art Online's "Phantom Bullet" storyline could probably be covered in 12 episodes. Get the details after the jump.
SPLASH FREE! was the title of the first ending theme to the first season of sexy summer swimming anime Free! sung by STYLE FIVE (which consists of Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei and Rin). The memorable club dancing scene for the song featured only 4 of the boys and many fans must have wondered where Rin was. New future merchandise for the KyoAni shop in Japan confirms his place. See him in the matching club outfit after the jump!
Crunchyroll is getting ready to stream the Free! Eternal Summer anime! The series is set to broadcast every Wednesday starting on July 2, at 8:30am Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More after the jump.