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Akane Kurimiya
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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-)

Gender Female
Professional Status
Occupation Owner of Marron Café
Personal Status
Relatives Sohei Shiina (father)

Asahi Shiina (younger brother)
Kon Kurimiya (husband)
Tsukushi Kurimiya (son)

Anime High☆Speed!-Free! Starting Days- (movie)

Episode 26 (anime)

Voice Actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
English Jeannie Tirado

Akane Kurimiya (栗宮 茜 Kurimiya Akane) is a supporting character in the anime series Free! beginning with High☆Speed!-Free! Starting Days-. 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.


She 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 with his friends.


Main article: Akane Kurimiya/Story


Main article: Akane Kurimiya/Relationships