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4:51 pm - 06/01/2013

KyoAni Streams Makoto Promo for 'Free!' Swimming Anime

Kyoto Animation streamed the Makoto Tachibana version of the second promotional video for its July television anime Free! on Saturday. The video showcases Makoto, the inseparable best friend of the main character Haruka Nanase. He understands Haruka's good points, and is often forced to speak as his spokesman. He is very kind and considerate, but is also very easily scared and weak-hearted.

The anime's official website also posted a voice sample of Makoto by Tatsuhisa Suzuki and a Twitter icon. In the voice sample, Haruka introduces himself as a second-year Iwatobi High School student whose specialty is the backstroke.

The story revolves around Haruka (Nobunaga Shimazaki), a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. After years of separation, his childhood friend Rin (Mamoru Miyano) challenges him to a swimming match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka gathers together Makoto and Nagisa (Tsubasa Yonaga) once again, and also brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin come together for a story of swimming, youth, and friendship.

The Free! television anime is based on Kōji Ōji's High Speed!, an honorable mention recipient in the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award in 2011. Much of the same production staff created the "Suiei-hen" (Swimming) anime commercial that was unveiled in April. Animation DO had teased "a project in the works" with an image of Haruka swimming last year.


Aww he's so adorable~ Would you guys like updates on this show to continue and how would you guys feel about anime or drama eps recaps or previews? (If the mods allow it ofc)
atelierlune 1st-Jun-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, crap.

Seeing as I've instantly developed a crush on this guy, I'm going to have to keep following it.
testvvw 2nd-Jun-2013 02:31 am (UTC)
namiia 1st-Jun-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Yes! More updates please! I'm sooo looking forward to this show so the more the better!
yamayama_yamapi 1st-Jun-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
RIN RIN rin rin rin rinnnnn~~~~

i'm gonna die from excitement ahhhh
fierysunrise 1st-Jun-2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
I can't wait tbh! I'm very excited :) <3
crsg 1st-Jun-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see updates on this show if that's possible. :)

I'd be mighty surprised if this doesn't turn out to be the most watched anime of the new season. Clearly it's already the most anticipated - and for good reason. ;) It's a bit too early to tell I suppose, but I think I'm going to be a big Haruka fan.
nomdeplumejam 2nd-Jun-2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Updates? Yes please :>
myharu 2nd-Jun-2013 03:17 am (UTC)
I will definitely keep y'all updated on this series. I know on ONTD, they have recap posts or posts with the next ep's preview. Do you think that would work here? Would sourcing be an issue?

Edited at 2013-06-02 03:18 am (UTC)
monotuned 2nd-Jun-2013 04:05 am (UTC)
Promo looks a little bit like a dating sim! Waiting for someone to turn it into a dating sim.

If you're talking about drama recaps, arama had it previously but since it's a lot of work for one person I guess it's hard to keep up. I suck at summarizing and love procrastinating but I can always help for a couple of series o/
myharu 2nd-Jun-2013 04:19 am (UTC)
Ah, yeah it does seem maybe not make it so text heavy, especially since most people don't like spoilers and just include more screencaps XD. At least that's what I wanted to do with next seasons anime
janeru_chan1993 2nd-Jun-2013 07:04 am (UTC)
I hope this comes out on animeseason or gogoanime. Im quite shocked out of all the sports mangas and anime out swimming is the least written about.
myharu 2nd-Jun-2013 07:44 am (UTC)
Maybe swimming wasn't really a popular sport until a few olympics ago? I honestly don't know, but I think Japan doing well in the sport now helps as well as it having 'larger than life' athletes in general like Michael Phelps. I think basketball, baseball, soccer (lol my american is showing) are written about the more because they are extremely popular and have extremely popular atheletes
thomasvye 2nd-Jun-2013 10:56 am (UTC)
Lol, the swimming anime is a legend already! Looking forward to it. :)
kurumii 2nd-Jun-2013 10:56 am (UTC)
What an angel
aquacraze 2nd-Jun-2013 11:20 am (UTC)
It has Mamoru Miyano voice acting in it! Enough of a reason for me to watch!
I really like the updates you post here so keep up the good work! :)
princess_momo 2nd-Jun-2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ugh, this anime needs to come out sooner. I need it in my life.
chesutoberry 3rd-Jun-2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
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