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|Kanji|| 栗宮 茜|
椎名 茜 (High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－)
|Rōmaji|| Kurimiya Akane|
Shiina Akane (High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－)
|Occupation||Owner of Marron Café|
|Relatives|| Sohei Shiina (father)|
|Anime|| High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－ (movie)|
Episode 26 (anime)
Akane Kurimiya (栗宮 茜 Kurimiya Akane) is a supporting character in High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－ and a supporting character in Free!'s third season, Free!-Dive to the Future-. She is Asahi Shiina's older sister and mother to Tsukushi Kurimiya. She is married to sports journalist, Kon Kurimiya.
Akane is a young woman of average proportions. She has short red hair of a brighter tone than Asahi styled into a short bob and eyes of a similar hue.
Akane possesses the same bright spirit as her younger brother and although she often teases him when they are younger, she is shown to be genuinely supportive of his swimming during the relay tournament. After she marries Kon Kurimiya and moves to Tokyo, she opens Café Marron where Asahi spends a good deal of non-school related time along with his friends.