The official web site for Kyoto Animation’s Free! anime franchise announced on Monday that the planned summer time 2020 opening date for the franchise’s all-new anime movie has been delayed because of “numerous circumstances.” The announcement assured followers that the director and the remainder of the employees are hard at work to make a movie that will “meet the expectations” of followers. The site will announce a brand new launch date for the movie as soon as it has been decided.
The franchise’s most up-to-date entry was Free! ~Road to the World~ Yume (Dream), which opened on July 5, and was a “reconstruction” of the Free! Dive to the Future tv anime series, in addition to a “bridge” to the new movie.
Free! Dive to the Future premiered in July 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the anime because it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub. The brand new series featured a number of the characters in college.
On July 18, Kyoto Animation’s 1st Studio building suffered a fire which killed 36 individuals and injuring 33 others. Kyoto Animation has opened an account to just accept donations. The company will give the funds to households of the deceased and injured victims of the fire, in addition to for rebuilding.