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Rivailloli



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:48 am Reply with quote
More Free!? I can't complain. Easily one of my all time favorite series, so. I know it's kind of meh story wise, but damn the charm of the boys just makes it so good lol.
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Calculus20



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:06 am Reply with quote
Keep milking the cow KyoAni.

On a more serious note, I hope Takemoto doesn't direct this. I would rather he continue his tradition of directing stuff outside of KyoAni's publishing imprint like Kadokawa novels and such.
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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:16 am Reply with quote
Please, please for the love of all things good, please don't be a stage play or a live action.
Could a screen project mean either of those? Sorry for my ignorance.
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TheMorry



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:27 am Reply with quote
Would be awesome if they made a S3 or maybe even a sequel movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:38 am Reply with quote
The anime ended perfectly after S2, and we already have a prequel movie. I don't think we need more Free! in anime format. KyoAni should rather dedicate the energy to a new project (and something better than Phantom World, please).
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fencer_x



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:41 am Reply with quote
phoenixalia wrote:
Please, please for the love of all things good, please don't be a stage play or a live action.
Could a screen project mean either of those? Sorry for my ignorance.


映像 means video, so it won't be a stage play. And Shimazaki (Haruka's seiyuu) said, "It looks like I'll get to spend a bit more time with Haruka," so that rules out a live action treatment.

It could be short animated videos, like the FrFr! shorts that came with the early DVDs, it could be a Season 3, or it could be the Olympics movie many of us are expecting to come now that the necessary High Speed! characters have been introduced (in the novels, Ikuya's character has a strong desire to go to the Olympics; since he's a breaststroke swimmer, popular opinion is that he would be the breaststroke swimmer on a relay team of Haruka and Rin [and for that matter, another High Speed! character, Nao, is a backstroke swimmer]).
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:08 am Reply with quote
TheMorry wrote:
Would be awesome if they made a S3 or maybe even a sequel movie.

Agreed. I love this show for its self-awareness of the genre plus the surprising depth they gave the characters.
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RitsuLaw



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:09 am Reply with quote
Wow, we'll never be truly free from this series am I right? Laughing
And, well, I honestly wouldn't mind if it were a movie about the Olympics, but I was hoping for an all-new cast and history, although Nobunaga's statement about him playing Haruka for a bit more quite rules out this possibility, huh.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:10 am Reply with quote
Well more Free is all ways welcome
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Яeverse



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:36 am Reply with quote
Please be a tv anime.
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KENZICHI



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:06 pm Reply with quote
Yay! More Free! Please let it be another anime!
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:37 pm Reply with quote
Blackiris_ wrote:
The anime ended perfectly after S2, and we already have a prequel movie. I don't think we need more Free! in anime format. KyoAni should rather dedicate the energy to a new project (and something better than Phantom World, please).


Given how S2 ended, they could still make one more iteration about Haru and Rin competing internationally (maybe even the Tokyo Olympics?) and if they do it right I don't think it'd feel unnecessary or forced
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:48 pm Reply with quote
CrowLia wrote:


Given how S2 ended, they could still make one more iteration about Haru and Rin competing internationally (maybe even the Tokyo Olympics?) and if they do it right I don't think it'd feel unnecessary or forced


It's just that I think any Olympics-themed story would be more fit to air around 2019 or winter/spring 2020, when I expect big-dream sports anime to feature a lot more anyway.
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ShinraDog



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:32 pm Reply with quote
Please let it be an Olympic movie or series. A lot of people have wanted that for a long time.
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genkillua



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:28 pm Reply with quote
i loved free and free ES but at this point i really think they're beating a dead horse.

i'll watch it if its like, a new swim team with all new characters but idk what more they can do with the existing cast bc the majority of them have graduated (though i definitely wont turn down a rinharu olympic movie)
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