We all must have seen the Swimming PV by now. Well, not because it decided to show up last month or anything like that! Anyway this PV created a whole horde of female followers and hell loads of speculation. Everyone wanted this to become a reality. So when Kyoto Animation – the studio behind the PV – made a live announcement on NicoNico, nearly the entire female population fainted or squealed with joy. That’s right, the announcement Kyoto Animation made was that the Swimming PV is getting an anime series!
The anime will be titled Free! based off Kouji Ouji’s ‘High Speed!’ another honourable mention from Kyoto Animation’s yearly award program which no one has ever managed to win. It will premiere this July.
Many fans took to Tumblr after seeing that thirty second promo last month creating fanart, fanfics and even a petition! Their hard work paid off since THIS IS REAL! I’m a competitive swimmer myself so I was excited to hear this news! Plus, Mamoru Miyano will be voicing Rin Matsuoka… I will definitely be watching this.