Improved or fucked up?
>less droop on Makoto
No, I don't like this at all.
Their ears have gotten bigger.
Rin looks so much better it's not even funny.
They are all the fucking same, except Nagisa who is less cute.
Could it be? Are we finally getting soft(er) Frees? The S1 designs look really angular in comparison.
S2 Haru looks more like his CM design now.
I still don't get why they didn't stick to the CM designs from the start. Do fujoshi actually like the yaoiangles?
Considering Junjou Romantica is pretty damn popular, I guess so
He finally hit puberty.
RIP in pieces, cutest Free.
Nagisa: Less kawaii
Rin: Gee, I dunno. Hard to tell with a picture of his backside
If this would mean no more of his annoying VA, I'm all for it.
>I still don't get why they didn't stick to the CM designs from the start.
Thank Utsumi, her noodle drawings probably influenced the character designs.
It's time to stop posting.
Something about the angle makes his nose look way worse.
>no sharktooth grin
Angle's so different it's hard to tell.
Is there anything Utsumi didn't fuck up at all?
Still pretty gay.
Sounds like an improvement to me.
Her noodle designs look better than the steroids we got in the actual show.
All that shit taste.
Muscles > shit > noodles
>no more cute pseudo-shota Nagisa
But who'll be the cutest Free now?
Pedo please, Nagisa still looks cute.
Look at Haru.
It's Nitori's time to shine, motherfuckers.
Nitori will save S2
Too old to be cute.
Wait till you see his redesign.
I have nothing against muscles, but the ones in Free look like dogshit. I'm sorry your to blind to notice.
Nitori gets a growth spurt over the holidays, becomes taller than Rin and get a new VA with a deeper voice. NitorixRin become the most popular ship with NitorixNagisa at second place.
Please be voiced by Clannadman.
I'm looking forward to it.
Isn't this a gay anime about gay men doing gay things?
Disgusting idolfag, I knew he had the shittiest taste.
Ask your dad, he should know.
The "yaoiangles" art style ironically made the female characters more attractive than nearly all other KyoAni female characters.
For instance, Gou is a total cutie compared to the bloblike, unsexy Rikka and Mirai.
The only girls who hold a candle to Gou and Ama-sensei are from Hyouka, which not surprisingly also tries to avoid the "blob" style. KyoAni should just fucking stop with the stupid blob girls already.
Would be fun.
If there's one thing she is good at it's definitely delivering some boy lewdness.
Will they actually have asses S2?
It's hard to abandon an iconic artstyle.
But they're trying.
Or he'll go batshit insane and turn Free! into a swimming version of Higurashi.
From bad to worse.
>implying anyone other than 5P will get decent screentime
>Nitori voiced by Sugita
I don't know how I would feel about that.
>implying yanderes aren't utter shit
The only thing that's utter shit here is your taste.
>Nitorifag telling anyone they have shit taste
It's just the same design in different angles
I want to abuse Makoto.
Lack of droop in Makoto annoys the hell out of me, hopefully that's just for this image.
>tfw no short-lived mini shitstorms because of a temporary complete design change
I don't know what Kyoani are thinking.
It's one key visual. It probably just means he's meant to be fired up and serious in the picture.
My dick wouldn't be able to survive it.
Well the new visual just looks to me like they're all serious at some swimming event. Even Makoto gets serious when racing.
Why does it hurt to have him stare at me like that?
Just wait till a PV comes out for the new season.
He found out you had been cheating on him.
>all those serious expressions
Haru going to the Olympics confirmed
Original design is better anyway.
It's when your body aches because it desperately wants to get fucked by him.
>manly Makoto will never wreck your boypussy
Because you're noticing how fucked up his neck looks.
>implying Makoto isn't a bottom
So we can expect more swimming in S2 then. Hopefully, this time without retarded disqualifications.
>implying switching doesn't exist
>implying Makoto is a switch
>he's never heard of traps
Who are you? The Gay Police?
They look softer and lighter.
Finally. S1 had too much edge (in more than one way).
>You will never play Monster Hunter with Makoto
>He'll never cheer and hug you when you take down your first Qurupeco as a couple
But that's gay.
>as a couple
And that isn't?
>the PV was just pictures + some music slapped on
As expected but still disappointing.
Not if you say 'no homo' beforehand.
you've got my bid
>voiced by Sugita
I see through your lies. Everyone knows that you're supposed to say "no homo" afterwards, not before.
Saying 'no homo' is like a spell to ward off the gay. Doing it afterwards has absolutely no meaning since you're already a fag.
A PV for the S2 announcement was shown today at Animate Ikebukuro. Naturally, it's way too early for new animation at this point.
Hopefully there'll a proper PV around May like last year.
My entire life has been a lie.
>not being 100% gay for Makoto
Is that Stroheim?
I'm only 100% gay for Nagisa.
Too bad about the design now.
It's one key visual where he looks serious, I bet he'll be back to normal in the series
Original still better though
>not posting the 10 hour version
I want to amuse Makoto.
I'd go full doki doki for a manly Makoto. No regrets.
Improved. The softer, the better.
Altough I do hope that the previously mentioned things, like Makoto's lack of droop or Nagisa weird expression, are nothing but a promo image being a promo image.
C-Can it be? Amuser-kun? I miss our antics.
I missed you too, Abuser-kun! I've been really busy lately and I can't keep up with all the threads, but rest assured, I've been always watching you.
The time will come when we can discuss about Makoto's tears again.
Who bully here?
That's wonderful, I'm looking forward to S2 airing threads then!
You are not supposed to hurt the one you love.
Stop it please.
So am I! And remember, happy tears are best tears.
They didn't change the designs, Nishiya just fucked up the faces. Look at Nagisa.
You guys are the cancer killing these threads.
>drawing faces at different angles
I'm not even sure whether Nishiya drew that key visual. The characters look too different from his usual drawing style.
Don't you remember the magazine cover with Rei's face at the same angle? It looked all weird and skewed, just like Nagisa does.
All this attention whoring, cancer.
Having a coversation with Amuser-kun is not killing the thread. Anons impersonating me for reactions on the other hand are.
No attention whoring of any kind is cancer.
Did it get a season 2?
I'll give you the Rei one, but this time it actually looks decent for once. For anime at least.
No, we're all delusional after the disappointment of the fan event
Fuck off. Go make a tumblr account if you want to talk to each other.
Do we have that PV? I'm curious. Was the music something new, or they used S1 OST? Were the images softer, or S1 designs? Looks like S1 in that picture.
No PV online so far.
S1 OST and pictures according to tweets.
>Anons impersonating me for reactions
If anons posting as you do are baiting for reactions that means your usual abuse shtick is the same thing. Fuck off.
From what I can tell it was literally just a slideshow of S1 images with some text announcing S2
Nothing to get excited about then.
Yandere Nitori will be the one to get Rin addicted to heroin to keep him under his control and the plot will revolve around everyone's attempts to get Rin into rehab.
>Rin addicted to heroin
This is still a thing?
Every day until it becomes canon.
Every thread until we like it I guess
Cancer Makoto too?
Please, don't remind me.
It hurts too much, anon.
Rin looks the same which is fine by me, Maybe his hair changed a little.
I'm glad Makoto doesn't look a dope all the time he looks better now though, Couldn't care about the rest, Fagisa is still Fagisa.
>doesn't care about Rei or Haru
Such shit taste is only to be expected of a tripfag.
Rin's getting better at least.
Is it bad that I want to comfort a crying Rin? Just y'know, hug him a little?
I don't want more Rin drama.
Rin can't help drama
You'd have to be careful with his edges.
I don't want him to cry again though, there's been too much Rin drama already.
Crying Rin is strangely attractive.
But I hope he cries because of some trivial bullshit like a little girl and not due to more drama.
>tfw increased budgets and better artists ruin everything
Sometimes I wish studios would realize that shitty art can be a charm point.
I'm afraid you lost me.
Choose one. I want some sakuga in Free.
I would kill for Free! to look like Hyouka.
The former looked really bad in comparison which disappointed me a bit.
Well, Hyouka had a source material and they had the story there. Not much to change.
With Free!, it feels like they were rewriting the story after each episode, and then quickly animating the changes for next week.
I'm still 90% convinced that the ending we got is not the original ending that was planned. That last episode had a lot of QUALITY, which is weird for KyoAni. And the only explanation I can find is that they changed the story and hastily animated it.
Plus Hyouka (and Nichijou) had a massive Kadokawa budget behind them so Kyoani could afford to spend more time on production.
>That last episode had a lot of QUALITY
I don't think you know what that word means. There was no QUALITY in the last episode, only lots of rushed fuck-ups like the missing swimsuit.
I also suspect something similar as you regarding the changes, some answers during interviews gave me that impression too.
Utsumi claims the ending (Rin taking Rei's place) was planned from the very beginning. It's up to you whether you want to believe her though.
Episode 12 wasn't the worst episode though.
The shittiest ones were 10-11 (except the shota flashbacks) and 6
11 looked alright.
Episode 5 was bad.
The second half of episode 10 looked like it got outsourced to Korea which came quite as a shock to me. That's where I suspect the rushed changes in the script started.
>outsourced to Korea
Interestingly Kyoani actually have a subsidiary studio in Korea called Studio Blue who've done inbetweening work on nearly every Kyoani show.
I thought they only to backgrounds.
ANN lists them for backgrounds and in-betweens on various Kyoani and non-Kyoani shows.
It was not a QUALITY van or the wall breaking dinosaurs, I get it.
But it was unexpected for KyoAni to forget the swimsuit, Haruka having two noses or Nagisa having a clon.
And I believe her. I don't doubt they planned for Rei to give his place to Rin.
But I believe they planned this was going to happen in some other way. It all seemed so rushed in the episode.
In-betweening wasn't the main problem.
The characters looked off-model as fuck. The chief animation director is supposed to check the genga for inconsistencies, but something clearly went wrong (probably rushed production).
Nah, I was never saying Korea was the problem, I was just pointing out that even Kyoani outsources.
It definitely seems to have been a case of scheduling fuck ups to me.
>wanting any Kyoani show to look like shit
No, fuck you. Fluid animation and pretty visuals are Kyoani's only saving grace.
>still not updated
Looks like S.Ikeda might do the character designs for AmaBri because it's been a while since her last job.
We have no date for S2, right? But if they had no animation to show in the PV and with all the other projects for Winter and Spring, could we expect it for next Summer? And if it's next Summer, should we expect the same quality as S1 (below other KyoAni shows)?
It's 5 months before summer season right now.
They showed a PV for S1 containing material from episodes 1-3 in late April (2 months before summer season).
Looking at KyoAni's past, they have always announced their shows 3-8 months ahead of the airing date.
If there's nothing new by April/May, S2 ptobably won't air in summer 2014.
>all the other projects for Winter and Spring
They only have Chuu2koi Ren, (which is probably already or very nearly finished by now) and the Tamako movie
>should we expect the same quality as S1
But I hope not.
It will probably depend on ABP's airing date.
What is Makoto's favorite anime this season?
11 days I hope.
But they have been good friends since elementary school.
Can I believe in this one then?
They will look like shit, mark my words.
Kuroko no Basket.......
Everytime he sees Kuroko, he's reminded of Haru. Rin is Aomine. Nagisa is Ni Gou (??). And Rei is Midorima.
Makoto ends up chuckling while watching it with Ren and Ran....
I believe in the Wonfes
No Droppy eyes.