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Anime 'Free!' to Include Unaired Short Anime in Volume 1 of BD and DVD

by symbv
Jul 29, 2013 1:30 AM | 40 Comments
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.

Source: Official Site

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Free! Specials on MAL

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Aug 2, 2013 6:36 AM by Stark700

NeoAnkara said:
Talk about milking as much as it can.


oh dear god this

Jul 29, 2013 2:11 PM by LegendGoldDark

something to make up for its absence this week xD

Jul 29, 2013 2:10 PM by snuffless

i approve and it still think they should get ready for another season lol

Jul 29, 2013 11:47 AM by Mr_Gutts

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)

Jul 29, 2013 8:46 AM by StreetFighter

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

Jul 29, 2013 8:33 AM by Yvese

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.

Jul 29, 2013 8:06 AM by marx-chan

For the people who are paying to get this BD\DVD its nice to get some bonus.

Jul 29, 2013 8:00 AM by NANASHI_07

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.


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.

Jul 29, 2013 7:57 AM by yhunata

jmal said:
Downgrade355 said:
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..........

Jul 29, 2013 6:09 AM by mitch3315

Oh, so that's why Vol 1 is going to sell at 10k+ lol

Jul 29, 2013 5:43 AM by Downgrade355

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.

Jul 29, 2013 5:36 AM by symbv

ultimatemegax said:
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).

Jul 29, 2013 5:26 AM by symbv

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.

Jul 29, 2013 5:17 AM by ultimatemegax

So that's part of the secret why Fee! vol. 1 has shot up on the rankings recently (among other factors I bet)

Jul 29, 2013 4:34 AM by ThangLong

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

Jul 29, 2013 4:29 AM by phoenixalia

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

Jul 29, 2013 4:26 AM by HauntingShock

Good thing I was going to buy them anyway~

bippo said:
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 3:39 AM by Face_Faith

YAY, more Free! Can't wait. But yeah - "FrFr", that's so... I can't even think of suitable word.

Jul 29, 2013 2:44 AM by Ciara

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.

Jul 29, 2013 2:38 AM by bippo

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