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First “Free! -Timeless Medley- Yakusoku” Trailer Hits the Web


OK, real talk. Can we start calling these shows with gorgeous swimming boys “sploosh” anime yet?

Earlier today, the official Free! -Timeless Medley- film website updated with a new promotional video for Free! -Timeless Medley- Yakusoku (Free! -Endless Medley- Promise). The minute-long trailer offers plenty of moments of heartfelt bonding between the members of the Iwatobi Swim Club.

Free! -Endless Medley- Yakusoku hits theaters on July 1, 2017. The feature is the second of two compilation films, which recap the two Free! anime seasons. An original film is in the works for later this year.

Eisaku Kawanami was tapped to direct the films at Animation Do and Kyoto Animation, with Futoshi Nishiya (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Nichijou – My Ordinary Life) providing character designs. Masahiro Yokotani (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, The Devil is a Part-Timer!) is in charge of the films’ scripts.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Music: Tatsuya Katou
  • Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
  • Art Director: Joji Unoguchi
  • 3D Director: Yuji Shibata
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
  • Color setting: Yuka Yoneda
  • Prop Design: Seiichi Akitake

Shochiku will distribute the films under their banner.

The film will star the following:

  • Haruka Nanase: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Makoto Tachibana: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
  • Nagisa Hazuki: Tsubasa Yonaga
  • Rei Ryugazaki: Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Rin Matsuoka: Mamoru Miyano
  • Sosuke Yamazaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Aiichiro Nitori: Kouki Miyata
  • Momotaro Mikoshiba: Kenichi Suzumura
  • Asahi Shiina: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
  • Ikuya Kirishima: Kouki Uchiyama

Source: Ota-suke

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