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- The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization.
The sports genre of anime has exponentially grown in recent series, and Free! Free! is far from the only sports anime out there that focuses on swimming, but there's such a passion for the sport that's present in the series. The anime knows how to effectively balance the suspense of competitions with complex character dynamics. Related: 10 Anime You'll Like If You Enjoyed Free! Free! continues to turn out new content and it looks like this franchise isn't going anywhere, but it's still one that's a mystery for many people. Accordingly, here are 10 things you never know about Free! Anime series can come from all different sorts of places, but the rumors that Free! Granted, a commercial preceded Free! Crunchyroll, but none of this had anything to do with Free! Free! was being worked on as early as 2011 and the commercial was merely part of their production cycle, rather than an independent project. It's become radically increasing common practice for popular anime to receive a parody series that covers the same events or deals with the same characters, albeit in a more comedic setting. The success of Iwatobi Swim Club led to 50% OFF, a Free! Both 50% OFF and Free! 50% OFF never got to finish the full story. The unofficial parody series was prematurely canceled after a steady decline in interest. That being said, it still makes for a very satisfying companion series to Free!
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Due to how there are so many sports anime that are out there, what's often the deciding factor in which shows are successful is the cast. Free! excels with its character development and for many fans the characters all feel irreplaceable. That being said, the initial plans for the series included a character named Kaede instead of Rei. Kaede would have still fulfilled the inexperienced newcomer role, but been more of a relaxed character than Rei. Rei is such an integral part of Free! Free! has a healthy fan base in America, but its popularity is at a whole other level in Japan. A testament to this is how the anime even has an Internet radio show that's dedicated to the series called Iwatobi Channel. The weekly radio show is hosted by two of the anime's main voice actors and it's been running since 2013 to great success. It's a nice extra source of content for the anime and some of these radio show episodes have even been compiled into CD releases. Free! may appear to be a simple anime about swimming, but it's actually adapted from a series of light novels, called High Speed! The High Speed! novels are what begins the Free! Much of this is covered in the anime, but the scope of the novels is also why there have been so many different Free! Free! was even itself turned into a novelization four years after the anime ended, which is a little ironic considering its origins. The connected Free! universe that begins with High Speed! Free! tells such a satisfying story.
39;s a thrill to be able to purchase merchandise that honors an anime or manga in a creative way.
Unfortunately, this story gets muddled in America due to how not all of the series has made it overseas, or in the correct order. Accordingly, characters like Asahi, Nao, and Natsuya actually originated in High Speed! 2 and Starting Days. However, Take Your Marks and Dive to the Future were available in the US first, which started the confusion. For both better and for worse, anime has some of the most passionate fans out there. It's a thrill to be able to purchase merchandise that honors an anime or manga in a creative way. However, Free! really pushes the limits of fandom and how far people will go to prove their love for the series. For instance, plenty of official life-size standees of the characters can be purchased, as well as multiple one-off variants that have a highly inflated price. Free!'s fans are dedicated, but some of this merchandise feels like it's taking advantage of them. Part of what makes anime such an entertaining medium is that it features a number of genres that just aren't seen in other forms of animation.
When it comes to anime, it's the action shonen series, mecha material, and magical girl fodder that gets the most attention in America, but sports anime is beginning to find its crowd. Both Free! and Haikyuu! 's come out of Funimation, with their success giving the company more confidence in the genre. Free! is an anime series where literally every character is a winner and entertaining in different ways. It's easy to love the whole cast and the teamwork that they bring to the sport when they all work together. That being said, Rin is a character that gets many sequences that exude cool and he's someone that's typically shown in a positive light. This may have something to do with the fact that the show's director, Hiroko Utsumi, has unabashedly admitted that Rin is her favorite character in the show. Many anime have a wealth of sequel series and accompanying films that extend the narrative. Free! is especially egregious in this regard and it's particularly difficult to follow the chronology since many of the series change their names and don't all follow the same pattern. The films also fluctuate between prequel and sequel adventures, which also complicates the picture.
In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards.
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese:, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. The series is a commercial success, being the 5th best-selling manga in 2019, and the 3rd best-selling manga in the first half of 2020 in Japan. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards. High school student Futaro Uesugi is an academically gifted student that leads a difficult life-his mother has died, he has no friends, and on top of all that, his father has incurred a large amount of debt. An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.
Futaro is promptly hired as a highly paid tutor. However, much to Futaro's dismay, he discovers that his five charges-identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities-have no interest in studying at all and have abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having Futaro, whom they view as a stranger, in their apartment, but Futaro's diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to accept him and to improve their grades. Throughout the series, Futaro develops special relationships with each of the quintuplets. Through a flashforward, it is revealed that he eventually marries one of them, but her true identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The idea of "a group of quintuplets falling in love with the same person" existed even before the serialization of Haruba's previous work, Karma of Purgatory (2014-2015), but was very simple at that time. The idea was denied by his editor-in-charge. A year after, after the end of Karma of Purgatory, he discussed with his editor-in-charge what to serialize next.
The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization.
Among the few ideas being come up with, the "quintuplets" idea was included again, which was accepted by the editor this time. After failures in two to three serialization committees, finally, it was decided to have a one-shot manga published first. The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization. It was decided the protagonist should be quintuplets at the very beginning. When later the idea of quadruplets and sextuplets was raised, it was rejected very quickly, around 30 seconds. Haruba said it might be a reference to Super Sentai when he came up with this idea. Similar to Super Sentai, Ichika (yellow), Nino (black), Miku (blue), Yotsuba (green), and Itsuki (red) are all represented by a color. The design of the quintuplets started from his favorite existing female characters from "some slice-of-life works only with girls", around 15 to 20 of them. The idea of adding numbers in their names was after the design was almost confirmed.
The hair color of the Nakano quintuplets is different when being colored, which was suggested by Haruba himself, such that they are more distinguishable from each other. The hair color of the bride in the flashforward is, therefore, a colour-in-between. The flashforward showing that Futaro will eventually marry only one of the Nakano quintuplets was added in order to eliminate the possibility of Futaro marrying all five of them. It was also decided that all quintuplets would have negative feelings towards Futaro from the beginning, because Haruba wanted to write how their relationships improved from hate to love in the story, except Yotsuba, who acts as Futaro's guide for the development of the story. While it is often the norm for harem romantic comedy manga to have sexualized depictions of characters, Haruba has said that he tried to avoid this to some extent after Vol. In his opinion, showing panties which are being worn, ie To keep the characters interesting, the sexy scenes were intended by him to be ambiguous but not straightforward, leading to readers' imagination. The swimsuit appearance of the Nakanos was finally revealed in Ep.
92 as Haruba thought an episode of swimsuits should exist before finishing the story. The Quintessential Quintuplets is written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. Before the serialization, a one-shot manga of the same name had been published in 2017 issue 8 of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on August 9, 2017, and received positive comments. On December 4, 2019, Haruba announced that the series would end on its 14th tankōbon volume. The series finished on February 19, 2020, with a total of 122 chapters. The series has been published in English by Kodansha USA under their Kodansha Comics imprint digitally since June 28, 2018, with a line of physical releases beginning publication on January 1, 2019. By August 2020 and July 2021 respectively, all fourteen volumes have been published digitally and physically. In October 2017, a television commercial for the manga was released where Ayane Sakura voiced all five girls. The series is directed by Satoshi Kuwabara and written by Keiichirō chi, featuring animation by Tezuka Productions, character designs by Michinosuke Nakamura and Gagakuga, and music by Natsumi Tabuchi, Hanae Nakamura, and Miki Sakurai. The series aired from January 10 to March 28, 2019 on the TBS, SUN, and BS-TBS channels. The series ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series with Funimation providing the English dub as it airs. Although Tezuka Productions was the main animation studio behind the series, TBS producer Junichirou Tanaka stated that he asked for help from Shaft president Mitsutoshi Kubota for assistance in producing the series' 11th episode. It was ultimately decided that the studio would be outsourced to for the entire episode save for the episode's storyboards, which were drawn by series director Satoshi Kuwabara; however, all other animation, coloring, and compositing aspects of the episode were produced entirely at Shaft.