Many people wondered if Kyoto Animation, the renowned studio who brought us K-ON! and Suzumiya Haruhi, were in their right mind when they decided make an anime about swimming, but it seems they knew exactly what they were doing. Free! has proven to be a winner across the board with its spectacular animation, likable characters, and self-aware comedy.
Two new CDs hit the shelves today: the ending theme “SPLASH FREE” and Makoto’s character song CD. The ending theme is sung by STYLE FIVE, which features the voice actors of the five main characters: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto), Mamoru Miyano (Rin), Tsubasa Yonaga (Nagisa), and Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei).