Hopefully your finances are recharged after the holidays because Funimation has a bank-buster scheduled for May. Recently teased and recently announced collections of Free! season 1, Seven Deadly Sins and Gosick are joined by the live-action Black Butler, plenty of collections of recent titles, and the classic Speed Racer. Get the details after the jump.
Let your favorite characters from Free!, Tamako Market, and more KyoAni series help you count the days in 2017! Their shop is releasing four limited-edition poster calendars featuring art from their new series and films. Hit the jump to get yours!
Who are the best big brothers in anime? 700 fans responded to a poll, showing their preference for brothers who made big sacrifices for their younger siblings. Hit the jump to see the rankings!
Happy birthday to Makoto Tachibana from Free!, who is celebrating the big day with the launch of pre-orders for a 1/8 scale figure from Kadokawa's Chara-ani line. With a wet shirt, visible hip bones and dolphin lower-back stamp, he certainly lives up to the "sexy swimmer" promise. Kohirou sculpts the 24.5cm statue, selling for 11,340yen ahead of a March release. Get a look after the jump.
While the boys were getting a chance to buy hug pillows in Akihabara, the girls were getting a look at upcoming figures in Ikebukuro at the Animate Girls Festival. Good Smile Company's Orange Rouge label announced Yuri!!! On ICE Nendoroids of leads Yuri and Victor. And, for fans of sexy sports anime stars, there were upcoming Free! figure at event. Get a look after the jump.
While Kyoto Animation has not offered any details or clues about the new Free! project that they announced last weekend, they have posted the promo for the home video release of prequel anime movie High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days-, which featured the unveiling. Get a look after the jump.