History Trivia / Free

7th Apr '17 9:06:22 PM rjd1922
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** "Tsun" for Haruka, though he turned out to be genuinely more of a [[SugarAndIcePersonality Kuudere]].

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** "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}}.

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* 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}}.]]

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* [[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.

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* 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.

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* 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
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** "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.

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** "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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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.

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

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* 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.
26th Dec '16 1:00:24 PM starjewel
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* IAmNotSpock: Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki often received messages on ''Free!'''s radio show, ''[=FrFr!=]'', some of which contained marriage proposals. While he had no trouble finding roles, he complained about how uncomfortable he was with those messages, especially since he isn't Makoto Tachibana.
21st Sep '16 8:08:33 PM BleuStar365
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** Averted with ''Eternal Summer'', which was licensed and dubbed by Funimation.

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** Averted with ''Eternal Summer'', [[SequelFirst Eternal Summer]], which was licensed and dubbed by Funimation.
18th Apr '16 2:40:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Rin]] is [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub an overly flamboyant host,]] [[Manga/DeathNote a psychotic genius with a god-complex]], [[Manga/SoulEater a Shinigami with OCD]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 a Gundam]], [[Manga/KimiNiTodoke a flirtatious blonde bishie]], [[VisualNovel/UtaNoPrincesama Otoya's buddy with a high vocal talent,]] etc, etc.
** [[Creator/DaisukeHirakawa Rei]] is a [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays twisted deconstruction of a harem protagonist.]]
** [[Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki Makoto]] doubles as a [[Manga/BlackButler flamboyant, psychotic viscount]], and a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV a dark prince in a fantasy world]].
*** and a [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters a robot bunny]]
** [[Creator/NobunagaShimazaki Haruka]] is [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors one of the sons of a Chinese God of War]] as well as a [[Manga/{{Parasyte}} teenaged kid with a talking hand]].
** [[Creator/KenjiroTsuda Seijuurou]] is a [[Anime/YuGiOh billionaire card-game enthusiast]] fond of [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screwing the Rules]]. [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis He also has a penchant for concocting with nigh-fatal "vegetable" juices and uses accumulated knowledge of his opponents to calculate their strategies and respond accordingly]].
** [[Creator/KoukiMiyata Nitori]]'s now in [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts competing classes (nay, schools)]] with [[Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki Makoto]], in a swimming (formerly, ESB) showdown.
** [[Creator/TsubasaYonaga Nagisa]] was a [[Manga/UtaNoPrinceSama 13-year-old, talented, cocky shota character singer in an idol group]] and [[Manga/BigWindup a timid pitcher prone to emotional break downs]].
** Speaking of [[VideoGame/TalesSeries fantasy worlds,]] [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Rin]] is an [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Imperial Knight Captain]], [[Creator/TsubasaYonaga Nagisa]] is [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia a doctor that punches people]], [[Creator/SatsukiYukino Miss Amakata]] was [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss raised by ligers]] and [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Gou]] is [[VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth a firey mage...]] ironically, a fiery [[DudeLooksLikeALady male mage.]] Oh, and [[Creator/KenjiroTsuda Seijuurou's]] a [[VideoGame/TalesOfHearts robot.]] Also [[Creator/KenichiSuzumara Momotarou]] is an [[VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia Alliance marine]].
*** In the English version [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Haruka]] is an [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia an old butler that turns into a Prime Minister]], [[Creator/JoshGrelle Nitori's]] a [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 guy in massive debt]] while [[Creator/JMichaelTatum Rei]] is his [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 older brother]], and [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Makoto]] is a [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss servant to a duke]]. Also [[Creator/IanSinclair Sousuke]] is a [[VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria shirtless wind seraphim]].
** [[Creator/SatsukiYukino Miss Amakata]] is also young [[CrossDressingVoices Makoto]], [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Gou]] is a younger version of her [[CrossDressingVoices brother]], and her friend [[Creator/SatomiSato Chigusa]] is young [[CrossDressingVoices Nagisa]].
** [[Creator/YoshimasaHosoya Sosuke]] is a [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 a certain pink haired mechanic who's]] ''[[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 also]]'' [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 obsessed with one of the other recurring characters.]] He's also [[Manga/AttackOnTitan a blonde titan hunter.]]
** [[Creator/KenichiSuzumura Momotaro]] is more well known for [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub being one half in a pair of red-haired host twins.]]
** The English dub has some recognizable names and shaping up to be an AllStarCast:
*** [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Haruka Nanase]] is [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid]], [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia North Italy]], and [[Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic Judar]]
*** [[Creator/VicMignogna Rin Matsuoka]] is [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], which makes the casting very hilarious since both Todd and Vic are known to have very similar career paths and are considered [[FriendlyRivalry friendly rivals]] who enjoy teasing each at conventions in RealLife.
*** [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Makoto Tachibana]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo Kurosaki]] and [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki Koizumi]]
*** [[Creator/GregAyres Nagisa Hazuki]] is relatively similar to other [[TokenMiniMoe shoutas]] such as [[Manga/{{Negima}} Negi Springfield]], [[LightNovel/{{No6}} Shion]], and [[LightNovel/LogHorizon Tohya]].
*** [[Creator/JMichaelTatum Rei Ryugazaki]] is [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Scar]], [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia France]], and [[Manga/BlackButler Sebastian]].
*** [[Creator/JoshGrelle Nitori]] is [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Armin Arlert]].
** A background character in episode 1 of the English dub is voiced by [=SparkyTheAndroid=] of WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff fame. His fellow co-creator [=Octopimp=] can also be heard in Episode 7, and both can be heard throughout various other episodes.
22nd Jan '16 8:34:31 PM Willbyr
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** [[Creator/TsubasaYonaga Nagisa]] was a [[Manga/UtaNoPrinceSama 13-year-old, talented, cocky shota character singer in an idol group]] and [[Manga/OokikuFurikabutte a timid pitcher prone to emotional break downs]].

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** [[Creator/TsubasaYonaga Nagisa]] was a [[Manga/UtaNoPrinceSama 13-year-old, talented, cocky shota character singer in an idol group]] and [[Manga/OokikuFurikabutte [[Manga/BigWindup a timid pitcher prone to emotional break downs]].
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