F R E E ! ~
Everything you need to know about Free! with links:
- It’s coming in July.
- It’s officially called Free!(links to official website), but I’m betting we’ll all just keep calling it swimming anime.
- It’ll be broadcast on TV and on Niconico, (which, for those of you new to Niconico, means usually hilarious scrolling commentary).
- Staff: All the same people that did the commercial. It’s directed by Hiroko Utsumi and character design is by Futoshi Nishiya of Animation DO (both worked on K-On, Haruhi, Hyouka, Tamako). It’s scripted by Masahiro Yokotani (Devil is a Part-timer, Magi), and music is by Tatsuya Katou (Mirai Nikki). OLDCODEX will perform the OP 「Rage on」, and the main character’s voice actors will perform the ED.
- Plot: It’s about 4 swimmers from Iwatobi High School and their rival at Sametsuka Acadamy. Three of the Iwatobi kids and Sametsuka boy were on the same swim team in elementary school.
- Characters: Haruka Nanase (black hair, CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki), Tachibana Makoto (brown hair, CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Nagisa Hazuki (blond hair, CV: Tsubasa Yonaga), Ryugazaki Rei (glasses, CV: Daisuke Hirakawa), and Matsuoka Rin (rival/purple hair, CV: Mamoru Miyano).
- They are already talking about merchandising this pretty heavily, so if that’s your cup of tea, you’re in luck.
There’s the full sized poster for y’all, too.
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