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Jul 29, 2013 1:30 AM

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According to the official site, a short anime titled "FrFr! ~Free! short movie~ ①" will be included as Tokuten animation in Volume 1 of the Free! BD and DVD. The official site describes episodes that are not mentioned in the main series. The titles for the short anime are "Makoto no Nayami! (Makoto's Worries)" and "Buin Bosshuu! (Recruitment of the Club Members)". The contents of Volume 2 and beyond haven't announced, so how many more of these short anime will be included (since Volume 1 has "①") is not yet known.

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Modified by tsubasalover, Oct 11, 2013 11:07 PM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Jul 29, 2013 1:33 AM

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More recruitment?
 
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Jul 29, 2013 1:34 AM

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Talk about milking as much as it can.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
 
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Jul 29, 2013 1:34 AM
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I like this. More exclusive footage of my cute and shirtless boys please!!!
 
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Jul 29, 2013 1:35 AM

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My body's ready for Free and swimming any time.
 
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Jul 29, 2013 1:36 AM

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NeoAnkara said:
Talk about milking as much as it can.
An extra in BD/DVD counts as milking???
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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symbv said:
NeoAnkara said:
Talk about milking as much as it can.
An extra in BD/DVD counts as milking???
Let the boy dream
 
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Jul 29, 2013 1:43 AM
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Isn't this a little bit later than expected? I mean there are similar shows which already have their BD Vol. 1 merch announced early.
 
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NeoAnkara said:
Talk about milking as much as it can.


I am laughing so hard. Have you guys really exhausted every semi-legitimate (and I use the word lightly... actually I use the word sarcastically) complaint you could think of that now you have to make completely nonsensical laughable ones?

Try harder, my god.
 
Jul 29, 2013 1:45 AM
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I enjoy Free a bit, so I'll definitely check those out.
 
Jul 29, 2013 1:49 AM

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Anyway I don't mind whatever the market strategy that being used. And it's not like I use the phrase to mock the show.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
 
Jul 29, 2013 1:53 AM
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NeoAnkara said:
Anyway I don't mind whatever the market strategy that being used. And it's not like I use the phrase to mock the show.

The fanbase consists of many passionate and restless fans and fans that like to analyze every word you said if they don't agree with you like the ones that replied to you. It can't be helped. It is no big deal. Let's just move on to discussing about the UPCOMING UNAIRED FOOTAGE!!! BORDERLINE NAKED HARUKA ANYONE??? :DD
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:06 AM

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Yey! Happy days!!! xD

 
Jul 29, 2013 2:11 AM

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Nice i have thoroughly enjoyed free thus far.
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Jul 29, 2013 2:13 AM

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NeoAnkara said:
Anyway I don't mind whatever the market strategy that being used. And it's not like I use the phrase to mock the show.
But I believe it is wrong usage of the word. Milking means that further exploitation of a franchise by selling more derivations of it so as to extend the shelf life of the franchise. This is clearly not the case here.

Orix said:
Isn't this a little bit later than expected? I mean there are similar shows which already have their BD Vol. 1 merch announced early.
Well, the merch is not announced at exactly the same time. I think this short anime thing was announced only on 26th, considerably later than when vol.1 was first announced with its initial set of extras.
Modified by saka, Jul 30, 2013 12:09 AM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:25 AM

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50 bucks says its yaoi scenes.

100 bucks says gou and haru kiss at the end of the series.
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:26 AM
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mitch3315 said:

NeoAnkara isn't all too bright, symbv. It's best just to ignore it's contributions.


symbv said:
Please try to make yourself sound more intelligent by avoiding confusing or misleading terms.


Hey, these guys are too harsh. Correct other users properly and don't insult, please! Hope you guys/girls don't mind if I report your posts.
On topic, I can't wait for this! I hope there would be extra fanservice for the fans!!
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Jul 29, 2013 2:31 AM

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Sign me up!


"FrFr!" though lol.

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_aaa said:
mitch3315 said:

NeoAnkara isn't all too bright, symbv. It's best just to ignore it's contributions.


symbv said:
Please try to make yourself sound more intelligent by avoiding confusing or misleading terms.


Hey, these guys are too harsh. Correct other users properly and don't insult, please! Hope you guys/girls don't mind if I report your posts.
On topic, I can't wait for this! I hope there would be extra fanservice for the fans!!


I'm laughing so hard because you're so polite in saying 'I'm reporting you two' it's amazing man.

And yay, more gay swimming~ It's a fun enjoyable anime so I don't mind more.
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:33 AM
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I can't wait till I get volume 1 of Free! in my mail. <3333
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Jul 29, 2013 2:35 AM

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All Free! threads feel like Elementary school. :w

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I can't wait till I get volume 1 of Free! in my mail. <3333

I'll hug the delivery guy and will give him free drinks the day I get mine and for the other volumes as well. Seriously.
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:44 AM

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YAY, more Free! Can't wait. But yeah - "FrFr", that's so... I can't even think of suitable word.
 
Jul 29, 2013 3:39 AM

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Good thing I was going to buy them anyway~

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phoenixalia said:
I can't wait till I get volume 1 of Free! in my mail. <3333

I'll hug the delivery guy and will give him free drinks the day I get mine and for the other volumes as well. Seriously.

LOL
 
Jul 29, 2013 4:26 AM

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Oh, more Free!... I don't mind. It's pretty enjoyable anyway.
 
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bippo said:

I'll hug the delivery guy and will give him free drinks the day I get mine and for the other volumes as well. Seriously.


I can't afford to buy more than one volume. :( But yeah, I'll be squealing so much the delivery man will think I'm mad. :P
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So that's part of the secret why Fee! vol. 1 has shot up on the rankings recently (among other factors I bet)
 
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ThangLong said:
So that's part of the secret why Fee! vol. 1 has shot up on the rankings recently (among other factors I bet)

Un-aired short was listed when the release was first solicited on June 26th. Just because someone reported it recently in English doesn't mean it wasn't reported in Japan earlier. What has been revealed over the past week are the cover art, sample designs, and titles for the shorts.
 
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ThangLong said:
So that's part of the secret why Fee! vol. 1 has shot up on the rankings recently (among other factors I bet)

Un-aired short was listed when the release was first solicited on June 26th. Just because someone reported it recently in English doesn't mean it wasn't reported in Japan earlier. What has been revealed over the past week are the cover art, sample designs, and titles for the shorts.
In fact a lot of people credited the shot up in ranking because of the cover art, designs and the title for the shorts (and later pushed even higher by the airing of ep.4).
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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jmal said:
The release details only took it a little inside the top 100 (which was better than usual for before the episode aired).
True, but it was still a feat of "shot up the ranking" it did and it was noticeable too -- so revelation of those extra information was equivalent to the airing of a new episode, meaning the impact is not insignificant. But of course I do agree that the heavy lifting was done by ep.4. Absolutely no objection regarding that.
Modified by symbv, Jul 29, 2013 5:51 AM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Oh, so that's why Vol 1 is going to sell at 10k+ lol
 
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Oh, so that's why Vol 1 is going to sell at 10k+ lol

people really like the actual content of the show.


Lies, all lies. Everyone knows this is just some gay fujoshi bait show that has no other redeeming factors...... Even though we wouldn't have that opinion if it was animated by any other studio! You know, like Studio Deen and that Megane show..........
 
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jmal said:
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jmal said:
people really like the actual content of the show.
Lies, all lies. Everyone knows this is just some gay fujoshi bait show that has no other redeeming factors...... Even though we wouldn't have that opinion if it was animated by any other studio! You know, like Studio Deen and that Megane show..........

While it was worse with Free (since it got attacked from a number of sides), the lovely inhabitants of MAL still say stuff like that any time a show aimed at women is announced, unfortunately.


The anti-KyoAni base were really pro-Free! when it was first announced (Date was acting rather happy about it). Don't know about now.
 
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For the people who are paying to get this BD\DVD its nice to get some bonus.
 
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jmal said:
mitch3315 said:
jmal said:
people really like the actual content of the show.
Lies, all lies. Everyone knows this is just some gay fujoshi bait show that has no other redeeming factors...... Even though we wouldn't have that opinion if it was animated by any other studio! You know, like Studio Deen and that Megane show..........

While it was worse with Free (since it got attacked from a number of sides), the lovely inhabitants of MAL still say stuff like that any time a show aimed at women is announced, unfortunately.


Those comments directed at stuff for women always make me think, 'M-muh sekkrit club!! no gurlz!!'


Anyway, I'm excited for the short about 'Makoto's Worries'. I want to see best boy fretting over stuff. As long as it isn't too serious, I don't think I could handle a very serious and worried Makoto.

More Frees are more than welcome with me.
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Judging by jmal/symbv's posts, these shorts don't really have much to do with the rise in rankings which is good.

Sales have been pretty damn good since ep 4 aired. It's amazing how much of a boost that ep gave. I just hope it can maintain it until ep 5 airs in two weeks.

It would be amazing if ep 5 gave it the push it needed to get in the top 10 in amazon and stay there till release, much like GnP. One can dream :P
 
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The title of the first short intrigues me, reading into the novel and some of the character's backstories, Makoto is probably the one with the most baggage, who gets impacted the hardest through events that happened in their childhood. I'm not sure how deep, if at all, into stuff they're going to go with this short but "Makoto's Worries" is indeed intriguing.


(It could just be him mothering Haru and/or Nagisa some more as well, who knows)
 
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i approve and it still think they should get ready for another season lol
 
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something to make up for its absence this week xD
 
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NeoAnkara said:
Talk about milking as much as it can.


oh dear god this
 
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