Otaku home decor outfitter Curtain Damashii is still going strong. After adding new Fate/zero, Madoka Magica and Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS designs this fall, they are now introducing sets based on Sword Art Online, and of course the ubiquitous Kan Colle this month. Get a look after the jump.
Voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki turned 25 on December 6th, Japan time. To celebrate, he posted a series of heartfelt tweets showing his gratitude for the many birthday wishes he received and appreciation that he is working as a voice actor. As a special birthday touch, the voice actor who is the reason why Nobunaga decided to become one, gave him a birthday wish on his own blog as well. More after the jump!
A video from a recent cosplay show in Japan hosted at the Nicofarre venue is creating quite a buzz since all the cosplayers in the video are actually males! Japanese cosplay social network Cure and Nico Nico Douga teamed up for a regular cosplay runway show called Tokyo Niconico Cospllection and this Free! act was apparently at the November 16th event. Enjoy the awkwardly embarrassing yet blissful cosplay in action after the jump!
The KyoAni & Do "C T F K" event was held this weekend in Japan and some new updates for Free! have been posted by attendees. "CTFK" stands for each respective anime shows by KyoAni and Animation Do, C is for Chuunibyo Demo Koi Ga Shitai, T is for Tamako Market, K is for Kyokai No Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) and F is for Free! At the event, the second volume of the anime's orginal novel was announced. More after the jump!
Do you miss Free!? I know you do and the production committee definitely knows it by keeping a steady stream of new stuff coming our way. The preview video for the first volume of the Character Song Duet Series has been posted along with the cover image! Check out the duet by Haruka and Makoto after the jump!
Japanese visual kei singer DAIGO from the band Breakerz did not know about Summer hit anime Free! at first, but soon found out that his outfit from his new music video from his solo project was very similar to Rei's butterfly outfit by after some research. More after the jump!
Sexy summer swimming anime Free! gave us a season of touching friendship wrapped in beautiful animation, and impressive eye candy with Makoto Tachibana. Fans around the world are now celebrating his birthday. More after the jump!
There's nothing like the ingenuity of a fan DIY work. One Korean has fan come up with a solution for living without new episodes of Free! It involves a trip to the shop for use of their commercial printer, a bit of enlargement, careful cutting and a bit of wall mounting. Check it out after the jump.
The KyoAni Shop has updated the special site for the Free! Illustration WORKS book that will be released on November 15th with moving samples of the DTA Mascot software! It's software that will be included in the anime's first official illustration book that installs desktop characters for you to click, drag or just let them be in your own monitor. Check out the deformed swimming boys in action after the jump!
The weekend of Animate Girls Festival started early in the morning with photos of girls lining up for the event. Some people even called it Animate Girls Fight, but lots of good news came out of this year including the debut of new prototype figures and announcements for upcoming merchandise. Let's look at the event through photos posted by various Otome brands official Twitter accounts after the jump!
Animate Japan and Gamers Japan will start selling the highly anticipated Free! Anikuji prize drawing lottery figures from December 14th at their stores and the final line-up of prizes were revealed at Animate Girls Festival 2013. The big surprise was the Last Anikuji Prize with the cutest behind on display at the event! See the images after the jump!
animate girls festival 2013 takes place this weekend at Ikebukuro Sunshine City's World Import Mart 4th Floor A Hall, and, given the event's name, what's ironically getting the most attention is the guys of Free! While the anticipated figmas weren't ready yet, there were great looks at the prototypes for Alter's figures. Get a look after the jump/
So we thought it's about time that Free! merchandise makers ran out of ideas for rubber straps because there are already multiple versions of them in many styles and the latest strap series may be the cutest one released yet! See them after the jump!