KyoAni’s Swimming Anime ‘Free!’ is real and set to air this summer


Remember that incredibly, well made anime commercial that set the internet on fire last month? ANN reports that Kyoto Animation has officially unveiled the show’s name to be Free!. Based off an honorable mention of “High Speed!!” by Kouji Ouji from Kyoto Animation’s 2011 Animation Awards, Free! is set to air during the Summer anime season. Free! is produced be done by Animation DO, a subsidiary studio. You can watch the new PV down below:

As always with their upcoming animes, KyoAni tests newer voice actors alongside veterans for their works. The character’s voice cast are as follows (Voice Actor in parentheses and notable past roles in italics):

Haruka Nanase (Nobunaga Shimazaki) Taichi Tanaka – Tari Tari

Makoto Tachibana (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) Shinichirō Tokizane – Blood+ C, Kazunari Takao – Kuroko’s Basketball

Hazuki Nagisa (Tsubasa Yonaga) Ren Mihashi – Big Windup!, Aichi Sendo – Cardfight!! Vanguard

Rei Ryugazaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) Makoto Ito – School Days, Alex Rodriguez Ichirō Shinjō – Beelzbub, Naoki Irie – Itazura no Kiss

Rin Matsuoka (Mamoru Miyano) Setsuna F Seiei – Gundam, Kiba – Wolf’s Rain

Ever since the first PV aired, anime fans have been screaming to make it real. Looks like the studio’s already been one step ahead of the internet this entire time keeping the show’s release date in the dark, and the soon fangirls everywhere will be swooned over by pretty boys complete with pretty animation.

You can find more information on the Official Japanese Website and FREE! Twitter

Source: ANN

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