|Kyoto Animation Unveils Swimming Team TV Anime Free! for July!
Kyoto Animation unveiled its new swimming team anime, Free!, on Friday. The television anime is based on Kōji Ōji's High Speed!
, an honorable mention recipient in the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award
in 2011. Hiroko Utsumi of Animation DO is directing the anime, and Masahiro Yokotani is supervising the scripts. Futoshi Nishiya is designing the characters, and Tatsuya Katou is composing the music.
KyoAni had earlier put up a countdown site
that counted down to their announcement of their new anime series, with a link to the live announcement video on Nico Nico Douga
. And yes, this is it.
Much of the same team created the "Suiei-hen" (Swimming) anime commercial that was unveiled last month.
The main cast are Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa, and Mamoru Miyano (Rin Matsuoka).
Trailer and Seiyuu cast
Personally, I can't help feeling surprised (then again, I wasn't really expecting anything to begin with lol) despite hearing how there was a petition going around.
But I'm really curious about the novel 'source' material it will be based on, especially since it was written 2 years ago.
Last edited by CatzCradle at 8:34 pm, Apr 26