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‘Free!’ Season 3 Release Date, Synopsis, Title: The Boys Are Now In College

by Mark J. Alcala / May 14, AM EDT

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While Yuri on Ice is the hottest anime series on ice skating, Free! is its swimming counterpart. It is a well-received swimming-themed series with fans all over the world. In fact, the series is so popular that a Free! Season 3 is already in the works.

Free! Season 3 Release Date and Title

The swimming anime series comes with a different title for each season. The first season was titled Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club. It contained 12 episodes and was released on July 4, , and ended on September 26, The second season was titled Free! - Eternal Summer and was released on July 2, It is slightly longer than the previous season with 13 episodes.

The production team finally revealed the official title for the upcoming season. It will be called Free! - Dive to the Future. While the number of episodes is not yet revealed, Free! Season 3 release date was revealed to be July, although a specific date is yet to be announced.

Free! Season 3 Plot, Synopsis

The biggest change compared to previous seasons is that Free! Season 3 will be set in college. It seems that the setting for the anime will be changed as well as the synopsis says that Haruka will meet Asahi in the Japanese Capital, Tokyo. In fact, it is highly likely that some parts of the series will be taking place in Australia as Rin is currently in Sydney. What is uncertain, however, is whether or not Nagisa and Rei will appear in the upcoming season.

The team also released a key visual for the upcoming Free! - Dive to the Future showing the characters inside a hallway which likely leads to the pool. Aside from the visual, the team also released a brief trailer along with a lengthy synopsis for the season, which can be found below.

"Haruka and the others have graduated high school and with strong bonds of swimming in their hearts, head towards their futures.

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Free!: Dive to the Future

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Synonyms: Free! 3rd Season

Japanese: Free!-Dive to the Future-


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Type:TV

Episodes: 12

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jul 12, to Sep 27,

Premiered:Summer

Broadcast: Thursdays at (JST)

Producers:Heart Company

Licensors:Funimation

Studios:Kyoto Animation, Animation Do

Source: Original

Genres:ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports

Theme:SchoolSchool

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG - Teens 13 or older


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With the seniors having graduated from high school, the determined swimmers eagerly take on their futures with a dream to fulfill.

Now attending Hidaka University in Tokyo, Haruka Nanase unexpectedly runs into Shiina Asahi, an old teammate and friend from his middle school days. Consequently, the troubling memories regarding his middle school swim team resurface, as it was a time when Haruka&#;s views on swimming became negative and led him to quit the team. Haruka later reconnects with his other middle school classmates; all except for Ikuya Kirishima, who still resents Haruka for quitting the team, resulting in its disbandment. Aware of the issues between them, Haruka resolves to improve his friendship with Ikuya. However, he quickly realizes that making amends with an old friend isn&#;t his only obstacle.

Facing the reality and challenges of encountering higher calibre swimmers, Haruka must work hard to establish himself if he dreams of competing on an international level.

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If Free&#;s second season was an improvement for the series, its third season is its all-time low.

Free, in its best moments, may not have been anything more than mildly enjoyable (if teetering the line between &#;fanservice&#; and outright pandering), but in this case it has fallen below even being tolerable. Nonstop, incessant melodrama, focused not on the main characters but split between the dozens of irrelevant side characters around them who nobody watching the show actually cares half a dingdong about. Any humor or relaxing little moments are gone, with an endless barrage of melodrama from opening credits to ending credits. Yes, if that sounds interesting to you, by all means, have yourself a blast.

There are so many bloody characters in Dive to the Future that you will often forget who is who. KyoAni also assumes that everyone who watches Dive to the Future has also watched the prequel movie, High Speed, so you&#;re also expected to care for characters you have probably never seen, or hardly remember. Depending on the way you divide things up, there are at bare minimum three different sets of characters, all largely doing their own thing for most of the season (one of these groups even living on a completely different side of the damn planet), with few important, and mostly minor connections holding them together. The high school group in particular is almost entirely irrelevant to the rest of the plot, them still existing only to appease fans of their characters who wanted to see more. Even by the final episode, there were still new characters being introduced, and by that point I had long since lost my patience. The ludicrous amount of subplots going on between Dive to the Future&#;s seven million characters means there is so little time spent on each character that the viewer cannot get emotionally invested in any of them. It&#;s like being given fifty dishes to sample, except all you get to taste from each of them is a tiny, minuscule amount on the tip of your tongue: would anyone actually feel full after that?

To say I had any fun at all watching Dive to the Future would be a lie. Whereas most anime at least try to intersperse the drama with a light-hearted scene here and there, the melodrama in Dive to the Future is all there is. It is the entirety of the show, with not a single moment to breathe. By the time I had finished watching even one episode, I would already be fatigued enough to want a damn break. While the first and second seasons of Free also had plenty of the &#;ol melodrama to go around, it was nowhere near the onslaught it is here. Ikuya is waxing philosophical about not being able to see the stars, and I think, well, gee, you live in the most urban country in the world and somehow the word &#;pollution&#; doesn&#;t exist in your head. Hey, maybe I&#;m just dead inside, but I think it has more to do with how it is impossible to empathise with any word the characters utter. Dive to the Future is processed through your ears and your eyeballs, but never through your brain or your heart.

Some of the characters (Nagisa, for one-- boy, would I love to strangle this little dickweed at times) are infuriating as hell and do not even behave as actual people do. There&#;s the flashback with Ikuya in the hospital, for example, where he smiles and giggles like a little schoolgirl whose mommy just bought him a new dollie. I suppose KyoAni believes that male characters should act &#;moe&#; in the same way that female characters do, as if men and women in Japan somehow have the exact same mannerisms and behaviours (breaking news: they don&#;t). Oh, and the white-haired foreign-dude&#;s voice actor was such an awful match for his character that it was actually laughable. I think KyoAni had a grand slammin&#; total of one English voice actor available, and just handed him the job as their token foreigner, because, well, to be fair, Japanese people have no clue how white people actually speak.

I guess if you like gay stuff, Dive to the Future is pretty gay. There are scenes like when Hiyori tells Ikuya to forget about other dudes (and look only at Hiyori), as he towers over a submissive Ikuya laying on his back. Cue rockin&#; dupstep. Buuu-wuu-wuu. Everyone in this show is rainbow-ass-coloured gay, but KyoAni is only interested in teasing and playing pretend, for better or for worse, depending on how you prefer your gayness served.

Unsurprisingly, there is no real conclusion to the story, with your sole reward for watching the show being a "See you again in !" announcement in the final few seconds. Um, thanks, but rather than more seasons, I&#;d have been much happier to see an actual ending to this one, which would have been possible if the show just focused a wee bit more on Haru&#;s and Rin&#;s central struggles and rivalry with one another, rather than all the superfluous rubbish surrounding the other forty-billion characters.

I fail to see the purpose in Dive to the Future, in , five full years after the first season, when hardly anyone except the most hardcore of fans still care about Free. And another sequel in the works? For what purpose, exactly? They cannot do anything of value with such a massive cast of characters by throwing another measly twelve episodes at it. Surely there&#;s better creative and monetary endeavors that could be pursued instead, and, well, I guess there are, what with the coming of their next fangirl-friendly series, Tsurune, this fall.

KyoAni always envisions these grand ideas on paper, but then give up midway when it comes to actually realising said idea. Were there twice or thrice as many episodes, a decent story might have been feasible, but with a cast this large and only twelve episodes, it makes you wonder if KyoAni is only capable of thinking in dreams, with reality somehow a distant concept to them. As long as they give the appearance of being something, so too do they believe they will truly become said thing. It&#;s a bit like cosplay: if you&#;re pretty and you act the part well enough, some who don&#;t know any better might just assume you are the real thing.

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The second season was a great comfy experience. Eternal Summer was what it was called and it was H O T just like the name suggests. However, it was much more than that and left several different factors unanswered, for example, In s02e09, Haru said: "What dream? What future? I have nothing of that sort!" Other questions it rose were: The traumas behind our transfer student (not wanting to swim on the behalf of team, only on individual level), Haru&#;s lack of motivation, and the disappearance / solitude phase of the best boy. Essentially, this 3rd season is exactly as the title promises: Dive towards the future of our characters and that&#;s pretty much how the story goes.

The selling point of this season among its light hearted drama are the cast who are yet again showing what being a bro to your bro truly means. This is like all those cute girls doing cute things anime series except the cast focuses on boys (bros) doing cute (bro) things and they all are rather real characters (bros) instead from the moeblob side because these are real manly men. The single best part is how natural these bros act in every situation be it them spooning in bed or hanging out naked. It&#;s only possible and #nohomo because they are real bros and so manly. It&#;s rare to see male friends achieve this level of broship and that&#;s pretty much why I like this show because all the other manly and bro shows (I really like manly and bro stuff) center around GAR Jesuses and muscle Moseses who are often also Gary Stu and practically immortal superhumans all muscles and spreading masculinity wherever they go. Free&#;s cast is realistic and fragile, but it don&#;t matter because they are so bro and support the shit out of each others, always.

However, I don&#;t think this series is especially good anymore because it only has few things going on and most of what it had to offer was already seen in the first 2 seasons anyway. I.e. it got old. Worth of watching, but really I could have personally lived without this season.

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Free!: Dive to the Future is an amazing sequel to an already amazing series. We get to see Haru and Makoto lives after finishing high school, which we don&#;t see a lot of, as they face new challenges and problems that come with the higher competitive world of swimming.

This season we get introduced to Ikuya, a childhood friend of both Haru and Makoto, and he is shown to be very cold to others at the start for certain reasons which are then told later into the series, Haru, Makoto and everyone else has to help him get over his past trauma and worries so he can become the lovable kid he once was. Now that is pretty much how the first half of the series is in simple and non spoiler-ish way.

Now the second part is Haru training for the All Japan invitational Tournament. We get briefly introduced to some other competitors to see what kind of opponents Haru and Rin will have to face in this tournament. Although it&#;s not has drama heavy as the first part it is more intense and exciting, and then we get to the tournament and then the final episode were it leaves off finishing the qualifiers (kind of) and then teases us with sequel to come soon.

Overall to say if this was better then season two I would have to say no as season two was was absolutely fantastic. Compared to last season this was a little bit rushed at some parts and some things just sort of worked out for the sake of it having to work out but it didn&#;t happen to much so it did not degrade my love for this season at all.

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Overall this season definitely felt weaker than the previous seasons. Partly that is due to the vast expansion in the main cast and obviously because of that, not all characters got to have the screentime needed for their characters to develop or to do much with the characters. However overall I feel like what has been accomplished, was done pretty well.

This season&#;s major flaw however is the slow pacing of the first half of the season. The first couple episodes felt so so slow and I also understand that time is needed to introduce new characters and establish what is happening with all of them, but it just felt too long. On the other hand the pacing in the latter half was fast, which in a way mirrors competitive swimming and it makes you hyped up for the races. I feel like most of the fanbase feels the same way and it&#;s so unfortunate that that happened and might have turned off some people from watching more, because the latter half is done really well and feels exciting and is immensely enjoyable.

Ikuya and Toonu&#;s drama felt I guess it was needed, but it felt too similar to previous Free! seasons, so that almost undermines the whole point of this season, which is the characters are growing up. I guess because they grew up the drama only lasted half a season now, instead of a whole. I understand that a lot of attention was needed to develop Ikuya&#;s and Toonu&#;s characters and story arch, but I can&#;t help but feel like TOO much time was spent on their drama, when it could have been spent on, ya know, actual swimming.

Long time fans of Free! will love seeing all the characters come together (I myself teared up quite a bit when that happened) and it is lovely to see so many bonds form between characters. The new characters are pretty good (however the girls are all very unfortunately underdeveloped (then again, the story doesn&#;t really focus on them anyway, but it&#;s still sad that that is still the case)) and they are introduced quite well.

Tonally, the series truly feels like the main characters are slowly growing up, but that does not mean that they are suddenly fully fledged adults either. I feel a ridiculous amount of pride for these fictional characters and seeing them grow up, but still remain their same personalities and quirks and characteristics. Especially Haru feels like he has finally reached a point in his life that might have been unimaginable to him a couple years ago. He has come a long way from the &#;I only swim free and I by twenty I will be ordinary&#; guy.

Could this season have been made better? Definitely. I feel like this season should have been 24 episodes long, so there would be more time for all the characters to be relevant and develop. I hope that the next season will keep the pace from the last episodes. ( ㅠ ㅠ )

In the end, I still love Free! dearly and the characters are all very precious to me, so I will always be biased. However I can still see the major flaws in this season and I can only hope that next season will be handled better. The things this season did well however, were done really well. It is just unfortunate that the bad things sorta drag it down and that they were the focus of the first half.

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'Free!' Season 3 Release Date Confirmed For Anime 'Free! Iwatobi Swim Club' Announced As Movie Sequel

The Free! Season 3 release date has officially been confirmed by Kyoto Animation to be coming out in Called Free! Dive To The Future, the anime TV series will be the sequel to the movie Free! Take Your Marks! that was recently released in Japan. In addition, a special "Episode 0" will be screened and this episode will not be included in the third season of Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.

The Free! Take Your Marks! movie was based on four anime original stories set in early spring and it is a sequel to the anime episode compilation film Free! Timeless Medley. It first premiered at the Third KyoAni & Do Thanks Event on October 21,

What caught everyone's attention with the new film is that it ended with the message "See You Next Stage." When character designer Futoshi Nishiya was asked what this message meant, he simply repeated, "See you next stage." This was the first hint that the Free! Season 3 announcement was coming soon since the first anime used a similar message ("See You Next Summer") to tease the second season, Free! Eternal Summer.

Today, the official website announced that the Free! Season 3 release date will be in the summer of That means July, which also happens to be the same time frame as Attack On Titan Season 3.

Free! Season 3 will also have a special episode that will not air as a normal anime TV show episode. This so-called Episode 0 will be viewed at two special screening events held in Japan called Kizuna (Bond) and Yakusoku (Promise). People who buy the Blu-Ray and DVD box sets for Free! Timeless Medley will receive an application form that gives them priority sale tickets for the screening events.

So far, nothing has been announced about the story for Free! Season 3. The anime series was based on a two-volume light novel series written by author Koji Oji that was published in July of The current story, including the recently released Free! movie, are anime original stories.

According to reviews, Free! Take Your Markstold the story of Haruka and Makoto's high school graduation while everyone else tried to figure out what to do with their future. Rin traveled to Australia to continue his training. It was more of a "slice of life" anime in comparison to the full seasons.Maybe college-level swimming is coming up for the Iwatobi boys? Maybe Olympic swimming? Fans will just have to wait until the Free!Season 3 release date to find out!

[Featured Image by Kyoto Animation/Free! Anime TV Promo]

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'Free!' Season 3 Reveals New Trailer

The much anticipated premiere of Free!'s third season is speedily approaching its July 11 launch, and fans finally get their best and fullest look at the returning series to date with brand new characters, new dives, and a good look at the premiere.

Fans are definitely excited to finally see the series in full because of how great everything looks. If you want an English subtitled version of the trailer, you can check out a translated version provided by Twitter user @aitaikimochii below:

Free! -Dive to the Future-, is scheduled to premiere July 11 and the synopsis for the series is as such:

"Haruka, who is attending college in Tokyo, meets Asahi again and reawakens his memories from his middle school years, including those of Ikuya. Makoto is working toward a new dream while he is in Tokyo together with Haruka. Rin has an unexpected meeting in Sydney. As they await their new futures, will they see a new fight ahead? Or will they instead confront the past they left behind?"

The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka, Mamoru Miyano as Rin, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Asahi, Kouki Uchiyama as Ikuya, Ryohei Kimura as Hiyori, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Sosuke, Kenji Nojima as Natsuya, Satoshi Hino as Nao, Tsubasa Yonaga as Nagisa, Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei, Kouki Miyata as Aiichiro, Kenichi Suzumura as Momotaro, Chihiro Suzuki as Kisumi, Akeno Watanabe as Gou, Kenjiro Tsuda as Seijuro, Atsushi Abe as Romio, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Shizuru, and Ryou Hirohashi as Ayumu.

For fans interested in new Free!, Funimation has also announced they acquired the rights to the sequel, and two prequel films in the series. Free! -Take Your Marks- (which follows Haru and Makoto preparing for college after the events of -Eternal Summer-) High Speed! Free! -Starting Days- and Free! -Timeless Melody-, which explore the pasts of Haru and Makoto, and Kizuna and Yakusoku respectively, will be available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD some time in the near future.

If you are not familiar with Free!, then you have time to catch up. The anime made its debut in July after it was adapted from a light novel by Koji Oji. Before the show was ordered, a short animated PV featuring the novel's cast was released. Fans from all over the world flocked to the video, buzzing over its animation style and concept. So, when Kyoto Animation green-lit the project for a full season, few were surprised.

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When the anime's first season aired, the show became a success with international fans despite its sports content. In , a second season of the anime was released before an animated film debuted in December

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Free! (TV series)

Japanese anime television series and franchise

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Promotional poster of the Free! anime series.

GenreSports (swimming)[1]
Directed&#;byHiroko Utsumi
Produced&#;by
  • Shinichiro Hatta
  • Shinichi Nakamura
  • Shigeru Saito
  • Masayuki Nishide
Written&#;byMasahiro Yokotani
Music&#;byTatsuya Kato
Studio
Licensed&#;by
Original networkTokyo MX, TVA, ABC, BS11, AT-X
Original run July 4, – September 26,
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Written&#;byKōji Ōji
Illustrated&#;byFutoshi Nishiya
Published&#;byKyoto Animation
ImprintKA Esuma Bunko
Original runJuly 8, – July 2,
Volumes2
Directed&#;byHiroko Utsumi
Produced&#;byShinichiro Hatta
Shinichi Nakamura
Shigeru Saito
Masayuki Nishide
Written&#;byMasahiro Yokotani
Music&#;byTatsuya Kato
Studio
  • Kyoto Animation
  • Animation Do
Licensed&#;by
Original networkTokyo MX, TVA, ABC, BS11, AT-X, NHK G Tottori
Original run July 2, – September 24,
Episodes13 + OVA (List of episodes)
Directed&#;byEisaku Kawanami
Written&#;byMasahiro Yokotani
Music&#;byTatsuya Kato
Studio
Licensed&#;by
Original networkABC, Tokyo MX, TVA, BS11, AT-X
Original run July 11, – September 26,
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg&#;Anime and manga portal

Free! is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The series is loosely based on the light novel, High Speed! (Japanese: ハイ☆スピード!, Hepburn: Hai Supīdo!), written by Kōji Ōji, which received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in and was published in July The first season titled, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club for international distribution, aired in Japan in ; and the second season titled, Free! - Eternal Summer, aired in A third season of the anime series titled, Free! - Dive to the Future, aired in Hiroko Utsumi directed the first two seasons, while season three was directed by Eisaku Kawanami.

Prior to season three, several films depicted events preceding, including and following the events of seasons one and two. The film High Speed! Free! Starting Days, released in December , and depicted events from volume two of the series' prequel light novel, High Speed! A film trilogy was released in with the first two films being compilations of both seasons of the anime series titled, Free! Timeless Medley - the Bond and Free! Timeless Medley - the Promise. The third film in the trilogy titled, Free! Take Your Marks, featured four new vignettes. A compilation film encompassing the third season, titled Free! Road to the World - the Dream, debuted in July [2]

The next installment of the franchise was slated for release in alongside the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Both the Olympics and the film were postponed until Q3 of Free!–the Final Stroke– is a two-part film said to represent the final chapters in the series.[3] Part one (Zenpen) was released in September and Part two (Kouhen) will release in April Both films cover Haruka's experience with global competition.[4]

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Free is set in the town of Iwatobi, Japan, which is based on Iwami, Tottori.[5][6] The story is centered on high school student Haruka Nanase, a gifted swimmer. After encountering his childhood rival, Rin Matsuoka from Samezuka Academy, he and his friends revitalize Iwatobi High School's swim team. In addition to his childhood friends, Makoto Tachibana and Nagisa Hazuki, Rei Ryugazaki is recruited onto the team. While the team trains for tournaments, Haruka and Rin's rivalry continues to sour from Rin facing setbacks in improvement, though his desire to swim competitively escalates. However, during the prefectural tournament, Iwatobi's swim team reminds Rin of their friendship through a medley relay. Despite being disqualified, the boys' relationships with one another improve.

In Free! Eternal Summer, Haruka, now in his final year in high school, has not decided on what to do after graduating. Meanwhile, Rin's childhood friend, Sosuke Yamazaki, transfers to Samezuka Academy. Rin hopes to swim competitively with Sosuke but, unbeknownst to him, Sosuke has injured his shoulder from overuse. During the regionals, Haruka becomes overwhelmed from the pressure of performing in front of scouts and becomes lost on what to do for the future. He further learns that his best friend, Makoto Tachibana, is leaving Iwatobi to attend university in Tokyo. Haruka withdraws from all social contact. However, with help from his friends and a trip to Sydney, Australia, where he visits the International Aquatic Centre, he decides to continue his swimming career and compete on the college level.

In Free! Dive to the Future, Haruka attends Hidaka University and reconnects with his friends from junior high school, with the exception of Ikuya Kirishima, who is still bitter about their former team breaking up without explanation. In order to make amends with Ikuya, Haruka begins training in other strokes besides freestyle and eventually competes in an Individual Medley alongside him. Although they mend their friendship, Haruka is faced with the reality that he will be competing against swimmers at his level and higher. Despite this, he commits to continuing his swimming career and to competing on the global level.

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Iwatobi High School[edit]

Haruka Nanase (七瀬 遙, Nanase Haruka)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki[7] (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn[8] (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Megumi Matsumoto (Japanese); Lara Woodhull (English)
Haruka specializes in freestyle. His swimming style captivates others, and he idolizes water. He is a strong, quiet person who displays limited facial expressions and has a hard time communicating his feelings.[7] Due to his feminine name, he asks to be called Haru (ハル). Haruka lives with his grandmother until she dies, while his parents live and work in Hokkaido, then alone. He initially quits competitive swimming after a falling out with Rin, but he regains his passion upon Rin's return to Japan and rediscovering the joy of teamwork with his friends. In Eternal Summer, Haruka faces uncertainty about making future plans, but with support from his friends, he realizes he wants to swim competitively at a higher level. In Dive to the Future, he continues developing as a competitive swimmer at Hidaka University, competing in the All-Japan Invitational and committing to success in global competition.
Makoto Tachibana (橘 真琴, Tachibana Makoto)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki[7] (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch[9] (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
Makoto specializes in backstroke. He is Haruka's classmate and best friend since childhood. Unlike Haruka, he is outgoing and often speaks up for him, understanding his behaviors and knowing him extremely well. He is also sensitive and scares easily.[7] He develops Thalassophobia due to a traumatic childhood incident in which an old fisherman, whom Makoto idolized, drowns in a typhoon. In Eternal Summer, he becomes a part-time swim coach at Iwatobi SC Returns and decides to pursue the role professionally. In Dive to the Future, Makoto revises his goal of teaching children how to swim to training professional swimmers, including Haruka and Rin.
Nagisa Hazuki (葉月 渚, Hazuki Nagisa)
Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga[7] (Japanese); Greg Ayres[10] (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Satomi Sato
Nagisa specializes in breaststroke. He is cheerful, spirited and outspoken. He has admired Haruka's swimming since elementary school and enrolls at Iwatobi High School hoping to swim with him again.[7] When he learns that the school's former team no longer exists, he initiates its reorganization. In Dive to the Future, he continues to be a vital member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club after Haruka and Makoto graduate.
Rei Ryugazaki (竜ヶ崎 怜, Ryūgazaki Rei)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa[7] (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum[11] (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa
Rei specializes in the butterfly. He is logical and intelligent,[7] but easily manipulated by his classmate, Nagisa.[12] He is attracted to all things beautiful and will do everything in his power to avoid things he claims "unattractive." He used to be on the track team as a pole vaulter, but could not perform well because he constantly over-analyzed his jumps. He initially refuses to join the swim club because he finds swimming inelegant, but he eventually joins after seeing Haruka's swimming. In Dive to the Future, he is the captain of the Iwatobi school team after Makoto graduates.
Romio Hayafune (早船 ロミオ, Hayafune Romio)
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese); Parker Gray (English)
Romio is a first-year student at Iwatobi High School and free-style swimmer who joins the Iwatobi High School Swim Club after Haruka and Makoto leave for university. Born in the US, he lives in Tokyo before coming to Iwatobi. During middle school, he experiences a false start resulting in major anxiety but, with the help of his high school teammates, is able to overcome his fears and continues to develop as a competitive swimmer.
Shizuru Isurugi (石動 静流, Isurugi Shizuru)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese); Alejandro Saab (English)
Shizuru is a first-year student at Iwatobi High School and a new member of the Iwatobi High School Swim Club following the departure of Haruka and Makoto. He is an excellent swimmer, but generally of a dour disposition who suffers from motion sickness.

Samezuka Academy[edit]

Rin Matsuoka (松岡 凛, Matsuoka Rin)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano[7] (Japanese); Vic Mignogna (S1-S3; films), Austin Tindle (S3 OVA)[13][14] (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese); Maxey Whitehead (English)
Rin specializes in butterfly and freestyle. After transferring to Iwatobi Elementary School, he ends up in the same local swim club as Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa, eventually leading them to victory in a medley relay. Rin then goes to Australia to study and train, returning to Japan and enrolling at Samezuka Academy as a second-year, but only joining their swim team after a reunion race against Haruka, who he now views as his rival. In Eternal Summer, Rin becomes Samezuka's swim team captain. In Dive to the Future, Rin trains in Australia but returns to Japan to compete in the All-Japan Invitational.
Sosuke Yamazaki (山崎 宗介, Yamazaki Sōsuke)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[15] (Japanese); Ian Sinclair[16] (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Aoi Yūki
Sosuke is Rin's childhood friend who specializes in butterfly. In Eternal Summer, he tells Rin that he has transferred to Samezuka Academy in order to swim his last year of high school in his hometown. The truth is that over-training in his first year of high school has severely injured his shoulder, ruining his chances of entering the professional world. Sosuke dislikes Haruka but tolerates his ability to motivate Rin. In Dive to the Future, Sosuke's shoulder surgery is seen to be successful.
Aiichiro Nitori (似鳥 愛一郎, Nitori Aiichirō)
Voiced by: Kōki Miyata[17] (Japanese); Josh Grelle[18] (English)
Aiichiro is a member of the Samezuka Academy swim team. He swims long distance freestyle, but also breaststroke in the second season. With coaching from Sosuke, Aiichiro's swimming improves to the point that Rin allows him to compete in relay. He is eventually appointed as Samezuka's new captain.
Seijuro Mikoshiba (御子柴 清十郎, Mikoshiba Seijūrō)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Robert McCollum[16] (English)
Seijuro is a former captain of the Samezuka Academy swim team. He is an enthusiastic person and a skilled swimmer. He shows strong interest in Gou Matsuoka. In Dive to the Future, he attends Hidaka University and is a third-year swim team member.
Momotaro Mikoshiba (御子柴 百太郎, Mikoshiba Momotarō)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura[17] (Japanese); Jerry Jewell[18] (English)
Momotaro is Seijuro's younger brother and a student at Samezuka Academy. Initially he doesn't join the swim team, but does so later on at Rin's insistence. Like his brother, he is an enthusiastic person with an interest in Gou. He is a skilled backstroke swimmer with the given nickname, "The Sea of Japan's Sea Otter."

Iwatobi Junior High School/Tokyo[edit]

Asahi Shiina (椎名 旭, Shiina Asahi)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese); Christopher Llewyn Ramirez (English)
Along with Haruka and Makoto, Asahi is a member of Iwatobi Junior High School's swim team, specializing in butterfly. After his first year, he moves to Kyushu and becomes the captain of Kazami High School's swim team. In Dive to the Future, he comes to Tokyo as a freshman at Hidaka University, where he joins their swim team with Haruka.
Ikuya Kirishima (桐嶋 郁弥, Kirishima Ikuya)
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese); Lee George (English)
Ikuya is a member of the Iwatobi Junior High School's swim team with Haruka, Makoto and Asahi, specializing in breaststroke. He also possesses an elegant crawl, similar in speed and style to Haruka's. After his junior high team breaks up, he follows his older brother, Natsuya, to America where he attends high school, focusing on developing all four swim strokes in order to become an Individual Medley competitor. In Dive to the Future, he attends Shimogami University, where he joins their swim team. Though his personal struggles affect his swimming and his friendships, they are later resolved with help from Haruka.
Hiyori Tono (遠野 日和, Tōno Hiyori)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese); Jason Liebrecht (English)
Hiyori is a first-year student at Shimogami University and specializes in backstroke. He is Ikuya's friend and top supporter. Natsuya tasks Hiyori with watching over Ikuya while he travels, a role which overburdens Hiyori and strains his friendship with Ikuya. Their bond is restored during the College Championships.[19]
Kisumi Shigino (鴫野 貴澄, Shigino Kisumi)
Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)
(Child) Voiced by: Rina Satō (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
Kisumi is classmates with the members of the Iwatobi Junior High School's swim team and a member of the basketball team. Although they ultimately attend different high schools, Kisumi works with Makoto to help his younger brother, Hayato, learn to swim. In Dive to the Future, Kisumi attends Hidaka University along with Haruka and Asahi, while working part-time at his uncle's real estate agency.
Natsuya Kirishima (桐嶋 夏也, Kirishima Natsuya)
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo (English)
Natsuya is Ikuya's older brother. He was the captain of the Iwatobi Junior High School Swim team while Ikuya was in attendance. The brothers have a strained relationship until they come to terms. After high school, Natsuya swims competitively, but independently, entering contests and winning prize money around the world. He eventually returns to Japan to look after Ikuya and compete alongside him.
Nao Serizawa (芹沢 尚, Serizawa Nao)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese); Oscar Seung (English)
Nao is Natsuya Kirishima's classmate, friend and a member of the Iwatobi Junior High School Swim team who was temporarily sidelined by an eye injury. He attends university in Tokyo and is instrumental in guiding Makoto towards his new career path.

Others[edit]

Gou Matsuoka (松岡 江, Matsuoka Gō)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese); Jamie Marchi[16] (English)
Gou is Rin's younger sister. She is a student at Iwatobi High School. She joins the swim club as their Manager in hopes that they can restore Rin's old personality. Gou is fascinated with muscles. She remains an active member of the Iwatobi Swim Club throughout the series.
Ayumu Kunikida (国木田 歩, Kunikida Ayumu)
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese); Apphia Yu (English)
Ayumu is a soft-spoken girl who joins the Iwatobi High School Swim Club in order to train as its next manager, following Gou Matsuoka's graduation. Unlike Gou, however, she prefers boys who aren't muscular but who are, instead, a bit corpulent.
Miho Amakata (天方 美帆, Amakata Miho)
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese); Caitlin Glass[16] (English)
Miho is Haruka and Makoto's homeroom teacher and teaches classical literature. The students nickname her "Miss A" (天ちゃん, Ama-chan) and she becomes the faculty advisor to the school's swim club. Miho used to be a gravure model under the name Marin Nishikujo (西九条まりん, Nishikujō Marin), which she takes extreme measures to hide. In Dive to the Future, she continues as advisor to the Iwatobi Swim Club.
Goro Sasabe (笹部 吾朗, Sasabe Gorō)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka (Japanese); Christopher R. Sabat[16] (English)
An alumnus of Iwatobi High School and the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, Coach Sasabe (as he is best known), works as a swimming coach at the community-based Iwatobi Swimming Club while Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin are in elementary school. After the building is abandoned, he becomes a pizza deliveryperson. He begins re-coaching Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa, with the addition of Rei, when they re-establish their school-based swim club, and he sees their enthusiasm. In Eternal Summer, he rebuilds the Iwatobi Swimming Club, renaming it "Iwatobi SC Returns" and developing the space into a community recreation center and swim school. In Dive to the Future, he continues running the center and coaching the Iwatobi High School Swim Club.
Ryuji Azuma (東 龍司, Azuma Ryuji)
Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao[20] (Japanese); Brandon Potter (English)
An alumnus of Iwatobi High School and the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, he is a former top competitive swimmer who currently coaches Haruka Nanase. Ryuji was on a path to greatness when an event caused him to lose his competitive edge. He is respected by Haruka and accepted by Makoto, who Ryuji encourages working with professional athletes after observing how well he handles Haruka's stubborn nature.
Mikhail Makarovich Nitori (ミハイル, Mihairu)
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi[20] (Japanese); Phil Parsons (English)
Mikhail is Nitori's uncle on his mother's side of the family, a former Russian competitive swimmer and long-time rival of Ryuji Azuma. He currently coaches Rin Matsuoka in Australia. He assesses whether he will coach a swimmer by their musculature, being someone who admires muscles, in general.
Isuzu Mikoshiba (御子柴 五十鈴, Mikoshiba Isuzu)
Voiced by: Rina Sato[20] (Japanese); Mikaela Krantz (English)
Isuzu is Seijuro and Momotaro Mikoshiba's sister. She is captain of the Hidaka University High School Swim Team. Upon meeting Haruka Nanase, she expresses her admiration and her wish to compete against him. Upon meeting Gou Matsuoka, the two immediately bond as muscle-obsessed fangirls.
Albert Volandel (アルベルト ヴォーランデル, Aruberuto Vōranderu)[21]
Voiced by: Jeff Manning (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
Albert is a Swedish swimmer who holds the world's record in both meter and meter races in freestyle, also known as the front crawl. Haruka meets Albert at a special training camp without realizing who he is, and they establish a friendly rapport. It's not until an informal group competition that he learns of Albert's identity with said swimmer easily winning and Haruka coming in a distant second place.
Kaede Kinjou (金城 楓, Kinjō Kaede)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono[citation needed]
Kaede is a first-year at Naribusawa University and their top ace swimmer. He is considered to have the best chance of beating Japan's freestyle record.

Media[edit]

Anime series[edit]

See also: List of Free! episodes

Animation Do released a splash image for a new project in April , which was followed by a television commercial for the project in March [22] The commercial quickly went viral.[23] Kyoto Animation announced an animated series during a live stream on Niconico on April 26, [24][25] The episode anime television series, produced in collaboration with Animation Do, was directed by Hiroko Utsumi, written by Masahiro Yokotani, and featured character designs by Futoshi Nishiya and music by Tatsuya Katō. The series aired in Japan between July 4 and September 26, , on Tokyo MX,[1] and was also streamed on the Japanese video-sharing website Niconico[26] and simulcast by Crunchyroll, who also possesses the home video rights to the series.[1][27][28] The series was released on six BD and DVD compilation volumes between September 11, , and February 5, , with certain volumes containing short bonus episodes.

A episode second season, titled Free! Eternal Summer, aired between July 2 and September 24, [29]Funimation has licensed the second season for streaming and home video in North America,[30] and they attempted to negotiate with Crunchyroll about releasing the first season on home video.[10] However, Discotek Media released the first season on behalf of Crunchyroll on DVD with English subtitles, but noted a dubbed release might come eventually.[31] The English dub of the first season is available on Crunchyroll, with the English voice cast reprising their roles.[32]Crunchyroll and Funimation released the first season on Blu-ray and DVD on May 9, , with an English dub.[33][34]Madman Entertainment will import Funimation's release into Australia and New Zealand.[35]

A episode third season titled Free! Dive to the Future aired between July 11 and September 26, [36] Eisaku Kawanami returned to direct the third season, while all the staff and cast reprised their roles.[37]

Films[edit]

Main articles: High Speed! Free! Starting Days, Free! Timeless Medley, and Free! Take Your Marks

An animated film based on the second volume of the original light novel, titled High Speed! Free! Starting Days, was released in Japan on December 5, The film was directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto and the screenplay was written by Maiko Nishioka. Yokotani worked on the story composition, and Nishiya served as character designer and chief animation director.[38]

An animated film trilogy was announced by Kyoto Animation.[39] The first two, titled Free! Timeless Medley: The Bond and Free! Timeless Medley: The Promise are compilations of the second season, Free! Eternal Summer with new scenes added. The Bond focuses on the five main members of the Iwatobi Swim Club, while The Promise focuses on Rin and Sousuke from the Samezuka Swim Club. Both films opened on April 22 and July 1, , respectively. A third film, titled Free! Take Your Marks, is a new story taking place in the spring as Haruka deals with high school graduation and everyone's futures as they move forward in their lives and was released on October 28, [40] All three films were directed by Eisaku Kawanami, and much of the staff from the anime series and High Speed! film returned for the compilation films, including series composer Masahiro Yokotani, character designer Futoshi Nishiya and composer Tatsuya Katō.[41] Funimation acquired the film trilogy and the High Speed prequel film for home video release as well as screening the Take Your Marks film in US theaters on March 14, , presented in Japanese with English subtitles.[42]

After the third season's finale, a new animated project slated for a release was announced.[43] The new project was revealed to be two additional films. A compilation film for the third season titled Free! Road to the World - the Dream was released on July 5, , with the staff and cast from the third season reprising their roles.[44]

Another brand-new film was set to be released in Q3 , but was delayed to a further release date.[45][46] An information event previewing the trailer for that film project was originally supposed to take place on July 19, , but it was cancelled in the wake of the Kyoto Animation arson attack.[47][48] On August 15, , Kyoto Animation revealed that the new film will premiere in [49] Titled Free! The Final Stroke, the film will be split into two parts, with the first part premiering on September 17, , and the second part premiering on April 22, Eisaku Kawanami is returning as director for the films.[50]

Music[edit]

Main article: Free! discography

For the first season, the opening theme is "Rage On" by Oldcodex and the ending theme is "Splash Free" by Style Five (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga and Daisuke Hirakawa). The ending theme for episode 12 is "Ever Blue" by Style Five.[51] The single for "Rage On" was released on July 17, , and sold over 24, copies.[52][53] The single for "Splash Free" was released on August 7, , and sold over 47, copies.[54][55] For the second season, the opening theme is "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by Oldcodex,[56][57] and the ending theme is "Future Fish" by Style Five. The ending theme for episode 13 is "Clear Blue Departure" by Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa, Mamoru Miyano, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kōki Miyata and Kenichi Suzumura. For the third season, the opening theme is "Heading to Over" by Oldcodex and the ending theme is "Gold Evolution" by Style Five.[58]

Five character song singles were released sung by the voice actors of the main characters. The singles for Haruka Nanase (sung by Shimazaki) and Makoto Tachibana (sung by Suzuki) were released on August 7, [59][60] Makoto's single sold over 23, copies, while Haruka's single sold about 20, copies.[61] The singles for Rin Matsuoka (sung by Miyano), Nagisa Hazuki (sung by Yonaga) and Rei Ryūgazaki (sung by Hirakawa) were released on September 4, [62][63][64] Rin's single sold over 18, copies, while Rei's and Nagisa's sold over 15, and 14, copies, respectively.[65]

Four duet character song singles were released sung by the voice actors of the main characters.[66] The single with Haruka (sung by Shimazaki) and Makoto (sung by Suzuki) was released on December 18, , and sold over 16, album copies.[67] The single with Nagisa (sung by Tsubasa Yonaga) and Rei (sung by Daisuke Hirakawa) was released on January 15, , and sold over 11, copies.[68] The single with Rei (sung by Daisuke Hirakawa) and Rin (sung by Mamoru Miyano) was released on February 12, , and sold over 13, copies.[69][70] The last single with Haruka (sung by Shimazaki) and Rin (sung by Mamoru Miyano) was released on March 19, , and sold over 15, album copies.[71]

Other[edit]

The original light novelHigh Speed! (ハイ☆スピード, Hai Supīdo) is written by Kōji Ōji, with illustrations by Futoshi Nishiya. Ōji entered it into the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in , and it won an honorable mention in the novel category.[72] It was published by Kyoto Animation on July 8, [73] A second volume was published on July 2, , and the story takes place when Haruka and Makoto are in middle school.[74]

An Internet radio show to promote the anime called Iwatobi Channel (イワトビちゃんねる, Iwatobi Channeru) began broadcasting on June 17, [75] The show is streamed online every Monday, and is produced by the Japanese Internet radio stations Lantis Web Radio and Onsen. The show is hosted by Nobunaga Shimazaki and Tatsuhisa Suzuki, who voice Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana from the anime, respectively.[76] Two CD compilation volumes were released between August 21 and September 25, [77][78]

Two volumes in a drama CDs series, titled Iwatobi High School Swimming Club Activity Journal (岩鳶高校水泳部活動日誌, Iwatobi Kōkō Suiei-bu Katsudō Nisshi), were released between August 21 and September 25, [79][80]

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External links[edit]

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List of Free! episodes

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Cover of first Blu-ray Disc volume featuring main protagonist Haruka Nanase.

Free! is a anime series based on the light novelHigh Speed! written by Kōji Ōji and published the same year. Haruka Nanase and Rin Matsuoka are both gifted swimmers who are friends, but fierce rivals in the pool. Their lives and the lives of their friends are chronicled as they compete alongside and against one another from elementary school through high school. The third season has Haruka swimming at university and Rin being trained by a professional coach. Both face new challenges as they balance their personal lives against the demands of pro-sports and the task of growing into young adulthood.

The first season, titled Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club outside of Japan, was produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Hiroko Utsumi with series composition by Masahiro Yokotani, character designs by Futoshi Nishiya, sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka and script writer, Masahiro Yokotani. The series aired 12 episodes between July 4 and September 26, on Tokyo MX and later aired on ABC, BS11 and TV Aichi. The series was streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll.[1] A second season, Free! - Eternal Summer, aired 13 episodes between July 2 and September 24, and was simulcast by Crunchyroll and Funimation.[2] An original video animation episode was included with the seventh Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume released on March 18, [3] A third season, Free! - Dive to the Future, premiered on July 11, [4]

For the first season, the opening theme is "Rage On" by Oldcodex, and the ending theme is "Splash Free" by Style Five (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa and Mamoru Miyano).[5] The ending theme for episode 12 is "Ever Blue" by Style Five. For the second season, the opening theme is "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by Oldcodex,[6][7] and the ending theme is "Future Fish" by Style Five.[7][8] The ending theme for episode 13 is "Clear Blue Departure" by Shimazaki, Suzuki, Yonaga, Hirakawa, Miyano, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kōki Miyata and Kenjiro Tsuda. For the third season, the opening theme is "Heading to Over" by Oldcodex, and the ending theme is "Gold Evolution" by Style Five.

Series overview[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Iwatobi Swim Club ()[edit]

Eternal Summer ()[edit]

Dive to the Future ()[edit]

FrFr![edit]

FrFr! (pronounced "Free Free") is a series of shorts included as bonuses on home release of the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^"Crunchyroll to Stream Free! Swim Team TV Anime". Anime News Network. June 27, Retrieved July 4,
  2. ^"Free! Eternal Summer Anime's Short Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. July 2, Retrieved July 2,
  3. ^"Free! Eternal Summer Anime Gets Unaired Episode on 7th Blu-ray/DVD". Anime News Network. August 28, Retrieved March 22,
  4. ^"Free! Dive to the Future Anime Premieres on July 11". Anime News Network. June 9, Retrieved June 9,
  5. ^"CD - PRODUCT - TVアニメ『Free!』公式サイト" [CD - Product - TV Anime Free! Official Website] (in Japanese). Kyoto Animation. Archived from the original on June 8, Retrieved July 4,
  6. ^"Free! Eternal Summer's Opening Song Performed by Oldcodex". Anime News Network. May 11, Retrieved May 5,
  7. ^ abGreen, Scott (April 16, ). "VIDEO: Latest PV for "Free! -Eternal Summer-" TV Anime". Crunchyroll. Retrieved May 12,
  8. ^"Free! Eternal Summer Anime's Ending Song Performed by Cast". Anime News Network. May 11, Retrieved May 12,
  9. ^"放送時間の変更情報 - NEWS - TVアニメ『Free!』公式サイト" [Changed information on the broadcast time - News - TV Anime Free! Official Website] (in Japanese). Kyoto Animation. Archived from the original on July 27, Retrieved July 26,
  10. ^Rafael Antonio Pineda (). "New Free! TV Anime's 'Episode 0' Event Screening Slated for June 23". Anime News Network. Retrieved

External links[edit]

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  1. Build-Up of Early Spring!

    The Iwatobi High School and Samezuka Academy swim teams attend the Cherry Blossom Festival!

    The Iwatobi High School and Samezuka Academy swim teams attend the Cherry Blossom Festival!

  2. Sprouting Dive Start!

    Haruka has entered Hidaka University, where he trains with the swim club to prepare for a newcomer tournament. On the day of the tournament, Haruka finds out that he'll be racing against Asahi, a teammate of his from middle school.

    Haruka has entered Hidaka University, where he trains with the swim club to prepare for a newcomer tournament. On the day of the tournament, Haruka finds out that he'll be racing against Asahi, a teammate of his from middle school.

  3. A Promise on a Shooting Star!

    Haruka and his relay teammates decide to hold a training camp in the summer of their second year of middle school. During the night, Haruka heads out to the pool and finds Ikuya looking up at the stars.

    Haruka and his relay teammates decide to hold a training camp in the summer of their second year of middle school. During the night, Haruka heads out to the pool and finds Ikuya looking up at the stars.

  4. Fist Swim in Another Country!

    Rin, now living in Australia, trains hard every day with swimmers from all around the world. When a Japanese swimmer challenges each of Rin's teammates to races and beats them one by one, even Rin is surprised to learn the newcomer's true identity.

    Rin, now living in Australia, trains hard every day with swimmers from all around the world. When a Japanese swimmer challenges each of Rin's teammates to races and beats them one by one, even Rin is surprised to learn the newcomer's true identity.

  5. Interference of Loss!

    Haru, Makoto, and Asahi visit Shimogami University in hopes of talking to Ikuya, but even after looking all over campus, they can't find him. Hiyori, however, notices them and makes it his mission to keep them from seeing Ikuya.

    Haru, Makoto, and Asahi visit Shimogami University in hopes of talking to Ikuya, but even after looking all over campus, they can't find him. Hiyori, however, notices them and makes it his mission to keep them from seeing Ikuya.

  6. An Ominous Workout!

    The Iwatobi High School Swim Club participates in a joint training camp with the Samezuka Academy and Soufuukan High School teams. Sousuke is also participating as an alumnus. While training, Rei and Nagisa notice something odd about Romio's swimming.

    The Iwatobi High School Swim Club participates in a joint training camp with the Samezuka Academy and Soufuukan High School teams. Sousuke is also participating as an alumnus. While training, Rei and Nagisa notice something odd about Romio's swimming.

  7. The Mermaid of the Abyss!

    Hiyori still remembers the first time he saw Ikuya smile. Both boys grew stronger through rigorous training while studying abroad in America, but seeing Haruka threw Ikuya off his stride. Now Hiyori wishes Ikuya would just forget about Haruka for good.

    Hiyori still remembers the first time he saw Ikuya smile. Both boys grew stronger through rigorous training while studying abroad in America, but seeing Haruka threw Ikuya off his stride. Now Hiyori wishes Ikuya would just forget about Haruka for good.

  8. A Solitary Medley!

    With the college championships approaching, all the swimmers are training hard on their own outside of their official club practices. Haruka is also undergoing some extra training, with coaching from a mysterious man.

    With the college championships approaching, all the swimmers are training hard on their own outside of their official club practices. Haruka is also undergoing some extra training, with coaching from a mysterious man.

  9. Metamorphosis of the Soul!

    After the breakup of his middle school swim team, Ikuya decided to get stronger on his own and not rely on anyone. But Haruka, breaking out of his freestyle comfort zone to swim in the individual medley, tells Ikuya that he's not alone.

    After the breakup of his middle school swim team, Ikuya decided to get stronger on his own and not rely on anyone. But Haruka, breaking out of his freestyle comfort zone to swim in the individual medley, tells Ikuya that he's not alone.

  10. Interval in the Evening Calm!

    Haruka's next race is the All-Japan Invitational, which determines who will represent Japan at the global level. To prepare for this important tournament, Haruka is invited to a special training camp.

    Haruka's next race is the All-Japan Invitational, which determines who will represent Japan at the global level. To prepare for this important tournament, Haruka is invited to a special training camp.

  11. The Grab Start of Hope!

    Makoto has been unable to get in touch with Haruka following the friendly race at his training camp, making him worry that Haruka is dwelling on what happened. Then Nao approaches Makoto to tell him about a rumor he heard.

    Makoto has been unable to get in touch with Haruka following the friendly race at his training camp, making him worry that Haruka is dwelling on what happened. Then Nao approaches Makoto to tell him about a rumor he heard.

  12. Streamline of Unity!

    The Iwatobi Swim Club heads to Tokyo for the national tournament that Rei and Nagisa are participating in. Rei is quite nervous, but an unexpected reunion with someone from his past gives him courage.

    The Iwatobi Swim Club heads to Tokyo for the national tournament that Rei and Nagisa are participating in. Rei is quite nervous, but an unexpected reunion with someone from his past gives him courage.

  13. Dive to the Future!

    Nagisa, Rei, and the rest of the Iwatobi Swim Club have come to cheer on their former teammates at the All-Japan Invitational.

    Nagisa, Rei, and the rest of the Iwatobi Swim Club have come to cheer on their former teammates at the All-Japan Invitational.

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