History Trivia / Free

14th Jul '17 5:00:49 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Subverted for the first season. It was licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll, a website that generally streams anime with subtitles and isn't known for dubbing anything into English, or even streaming English dubs period. While ''Free!'' was initially streamed with English subtitles at first, they also began streaming an English dubbed version of the show (with the English voice actors from Funimation's dub reprising their roles, no less). Played straight for the sub-only DVD release, which was sub-licensed to Creator/DiscotekMedia (another company not known for dubbing anything into English); a Blu-ray/DVD release by Funimation of season 1 eventually happened in 2017.

to:

** Subverted for the first season. It was licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll, Webiste/{{Crunchyroll}}, a website that generally streams anime with subtitles and isn't known for dubbing anything into English, or even streaming English dubs period. While ''Free!'' was initially streamed with English subtitles at first, they also began streaming an English dubbed version of the show (with the English voice actors from Funimation's dub reprising their roles, no less). Played straight for the sub-only DVD release, which was sub-licensed to Creator/DiscotekMedia (another company not known for dubbing anything into English); a Blu-ray/DVD release by Funimation Creator/{{Funimation}} of season 1 eventually happened in 2017.
14th Jul '17 5:00:29 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony as He Is Cast]]: ''Free!'' is known to have strong {{yaoi}} overtones, yet the English dub has Creator/VicMignogna in the cast, who is known for his Christian beliefs and his dislike in working in yaoi anime because of his beliefs. [[note]] That being said, he is known to be good friends with Creator/JMichaelTatum as well, who is openly gay.[[/note]]

to:

* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony as He Is Cast]]: ''Free!'' is known to have strong {{yaoi}} overtones, yet the English dub has Creator/VicMignogna in the cast, who is known for his Christian beliefs and his dislike in working in yaoi anime because of his beliefs. [[note]] That [[note]]That being said, he is known to be good friends with Creator/JMichaelTatum as well, Creator/JMichaelTatum, who is openly gay.[[/note]]
14th Jul '17 4:59:55 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony as He Is Cast]]: ''Free!'' is known to have strong yaoi overtones, yet the English dub has Creator/VicMignogna in the cast, who is known for his Christian beliefs and his dislike in working in yaoi anime because of his beliefs. [[note]] That being said Creator/VicMignogna is known to be good friends with Creator/JMichaelTatum as well, who is openly gay.[[/note]]

to:

* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony as He Is Cast]]: ''Free!'' is known to have strong yaoi {{yaoi}} overtones, yet the English dub has Creator/VicMignogna in the cast, who is known for his Christian beliefs and his dislike in working in yaoi anime because of his beliefs. [[note]] That being said Creator/VicMignogna said, he is known to be good friends with Creator/JMichaelTatum as well, who is openly gay.[[/note]]
6th Jun '17 10:20:07 AM superslinger2007
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NoDubForYou: Subverted for the first season. It was licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll, a website that generally streams anime with subtitles and isn't known for dubbing anything into English, or even streaming English dubs period. While ''Free!'' was initially streamed with english subtitles at first, they also began streaming an English dubbed version of the show (with the english voice actors from Funimation's dub reprising their roles, no less). Played straight for the sub-only DVD release, which was sub-licensed to Creator/DiscotekMedia (another company not known for dubbing anything into English, though they did hint at a dubbed release still being possible).
** Averted with ''[[SequelFirst Eternal Summer]]'', which was licensed and dubbed by Funimation.

to:

* NoDubForYou: NoDubForYou:
**
Subverted for the first season. It was licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll, a website that generally streams anime with subtitles and isn't known for dubbing anything into English, or even streaming English dubs period. While ''Free!'' was initially streamed with english English subtitles at first, they also began streaming an English dubbed version of the show (with the english English voice actors from Funimation's dub reprising their roles, no less). Played straight for the sub-only DVD release, which was sub-licensed to Creator/DiscotekMedia (another company not known for dubbing anything into English, though they did hint at English); a dubbed Blu-ray/DVD release still being possible).
by Funimation of season 1 eventually happened in 2017.
** Averted with ''[[SequelFirst Eternal Summer]]'', which was licensed and dubbed by Funimation.Funimation in 2016.
7th Apr '17 9:06:22 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Tsun" for Haruka, though he turned out to be genuinely more of a [[SugarAndIcePersonality Kuudere]].

to:

** "Tsun" "{{Tsun|dere}}" for Haruka, though he turned out to be genuinely more of a [[SugarAndIcePersonality Kuudere]].



* GenreRelaunch: Free!, along with ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' has been sited to help revived the interest of sports anime in North American fanbase, especially with Creator/{{FUNimation}}.

to:

* GenreRelaunch: Free!, ''Free!'', along with ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' has been sited to help revived the interest of sports anime in North American fanbase, especially with Creator/{{FUNimation}}.



* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony As He Is Cast]]: Free! is known to have strong yaoi overtones, yet the English dub has Creator/VicMignogna in the cast, who is known for his Christian beliefs and his dislike in working in yaoi anime because of his beliefs. [[note]] That being said Creator/VicMignogna is known to be good friends with Creator/JMichaelTatum as well, who is openly gay.[[/note]]
* IKnewIt: Fans were calling [[spoiler: Sousuke having a medical problem with his shoulder]] since episode 2 of Eternal Summer. [[spoiler: Fans who suspected a [[CareerEndingInjury potentially career-ending shoulder injury]] were right on the nose; fans who suspected that he had [[SoapOperaDisease a heart condition or cancer]] were (fortunately) {{Jossed}}.]]

to:

* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony As as He Is Cast]]: Free! ''Free!'' is known to have strong yaoi overtones, yet the English dub has Creator/VicMignogna in the cast, who is known for his Christian beliefs and his dislike in working in yaoi anime because of his beliefs. [[note]] That being said Creator/VicMignogna is known to be good friends with Creator/JMichaelTatum as well, who is openly gay.[[/note]]
* IKnewIt: Fans were calling [[spoiler: Sousuke having a medical problem with his shoulder]] since episode 2 of Eternal Summer.''Eternal Summer''. [[spoiler: Fans who suspected a [[CareerEndingInjury potentially career-ending shoulder injury]] were right on the nose; fans who suspected that he had [[SoapOperaDisease a heart condition or cancer]] were (fortunately) {{Jossed}}.]]



* MerchandiseDriven: This franchise is extremely Main/{{Egregious}} when it comes to merchandises ranging from figurines to ''life-size standees''. This franchise also ''loves'' to produce limited edition '''one-offs''' that usually costs ''triple'' in auctions. Recently taken UpToEleven with the release of many merchandises related to the theatrical film ''right after'' the film's announcement.
* NoDubForYou: Subverted for the first season. It was licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll, a website that generally streams anime with subtitles and isn't known for dubbing anything into english, or even streaming english dubs period. While ''Free!'' was initially streamed with english subtitles at first, they also began streaming an english dubbed version of the show (with the english voice actors from Funimation's dub reprising their roles, no less). Played straight for the sub-only DVD release, which was sub-licensed to Creator/DiscotekMedia (another company not known for dubbing anything into english, though they did hint at a dubbed release still being possible).
** Averted with [[SequelFirst Eternal Summer]], which was licensed and dubbed by Funimation.

to:

* MerchandiseDriven: TheMerch: This franchise is extremely Main/{{Egregious}} {{Egregious}} when it comes to merchandises ranging from figurines to ''life-size standees''. This franchise also ''loves'' to produce limited edition '''one-offs''' that usually costs ''triple'' in auctions. Recently taken UpToEleven with the release of many merchandises related to the theatrical film ''right after'' the film's announcement.
* NoDubForYou: Subverted for the first season. It was licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll, a website that generally streams anime with subtitles and isn't known for dubbing anything into english, English, or even streaming english English dubs period. While ''Free!'' was initially streamed with english subtitles at first, they also began streaming an english English dubbed version of the show (with the english voice actors from Funimation's dub reprising their roles, no less). Played straight for the sub-only DVD release, which was sub-licensed to Creator/DiscotekMedia (another company not known for dubbing anything into english, English, though they did hint at a dubbed release still being possible).
** Averted with [[SequelFirst ''[[SequelFirst Eternal Summer]], Summer]]'', which was licensed and dubbed by Funimation.



* RecursiveAdaptation: In 2017, more than 4 years after the animated series ended, ''Free!'' itself got a novelization. This being said, after the whole series was just a sequel to a series of novels.

to:

* RecursiveAdaptation: In 2017, more than 4 four years after the animated series ended, ''Free!'' itself got a novelization. This being said, after the whole series was just a sequel to a series of novels.
7th Apr '17 8:45:32 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Shota" for Nagisa, who has the typical Token (Male) Mini Moe physical aesthetic, if not as exaggerated as [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub some]]; he's more or less a CloudCuckoolander, though.

to:

** "Shota" for Nagisa, who has the typical Token (Male) Mini Moe TokenMiniMoe physical aesthetic, if not as exaggerated as [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub some]]; he's more or less a CloudCuckoolander, though.
13th Feb '17 8:47:26 AM lalaTKG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RecursiveAdaptation: In 2017, more than 4 years after the animated series ended, ''Free!'' itself got a novelization. This being said, after the whole series was just a sequel to a series of novels.
29th Jan '17 8:22:35 AM PikaHikariKT
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PromotedFanboy: The creators of ''50% Off'' voice minor characters Toru Iwashimizu and Shota Nakagawa in the dub of ''Eternal Summer''.
2nd Jan '17 10:59:32 PM BleuStar365
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RelationshipVoiceActor: Siblings [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Gou]] and [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Rin]] worked in the past as partners as [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid and Liz Thompson]], while best friends [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Haruka]] and [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Makoto]] worked in the past as twin siblings in Super [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Street Fighter IV]]: Arcade Edition.

to:

* RelationshipVoiceActor: Siblings [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Gou]] and [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Rin]] worked in the past as partners as [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid and Liz Thompson]], while best friends [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Haruka]] and [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Makoto]] worked in the past as twin siblings in Super [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Street Fighter IV]]: Arcade Edition.Yun and Yang]].
1st Jan '17 7:25:38 PM BleuStar365
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RelationshipVoiceActor: Siblings [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Gou]] and [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Rin]] worked in the past as partners as [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid and Liz Thompson]].

to:

* RelationshipVoiceActor: Siblings [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Gou]] and [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Rin]] worked in the past as partners as [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid and Liz Thompson]].Thompson]], while best friends [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Haruka]] and [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Makoto]] worked in the past as twin siblings in Super [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Street Fighter IV]]: Arcade Edition.
This list shows the last 10 events of 100. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.Free