With all this Free! mania all over the place, it’s really difficult to ignore this anime about male swimmers with rock hard abs.

21340 512084655511915 412294064 n 500x281 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

Yes, the anime is really hard to ignore since social media sites like tumblr and facebook have been bombarded with images and screenshots (as well as legions of screaming and nose bleeding  fan girls… and boys) of the premiere episode of Kyoto Animation’s sports anime. Free! is everywhere on the internet right now, but what about this certain town in Japan called Iwami where you can say that it’s literally everywhere?

(More anime here on SGCafe via this link)

Several pictures have surfaced from Iwami town in Tottori prefecture, Japan showing several scenes from the anime as well as several images from the town itself. Both look VERY familiar, don’t you think?

20130704154453fdd Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG001 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

20130704154455c5d Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG002 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

201307041544561fa Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG003 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

20130704154458ea3 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG004 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

201307041544596b4 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG005 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

201307041546493b9 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG006 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

2013070415472897c Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG012 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

20130704154729f4f Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG 013 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

20130704154731e03 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locationsIMG014 Now you can visit Free! with these real life town setting locations

Looks like the people over at Kyoto Animation have painstakingly captured Iwami town’s beauty with such wonderful detail (yes fan girls, I know that’s not the only thing they captured in detail).

Iwami town is a small fishing town in Tottori prefecture known for its seafood, rice patties and hot springs. The town is a 30-minute train ride from Tottori city and it’s main source of income is squid fishing as well as the tourism generated from their well-renowned hot springs. From the looks of things, this town is also going to be known for something else too.

Well, it’s already official, Free! Mania has begun!

Read more on Free! here at SGCafe here

Join the SGCafe forum community here

Source: Etesuke