Anime Poster
Kanji フリー!
Rōmaji Furī!
Genre Sport
Director Hiroko Utsumi
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design Futoshi Nishiya
Music Tatsuya Kato
Studio Kyoto Animation
Animation DO
Network ABC
TV Aichi
Tokyo MX
Nico Nico Douga (stream)
Original Run July 3, 2013
July 7, 2013 (BS11) - September 26, 2013 (season 1)
July 2, 2013 (BS11) - September 24, 2013 (season 2)
Episodes 12 (season 1)
13 (season 2)

Free! (フリー! Furī!) is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. It is based on the light novel High☆Speed! by Kōji Ōji. Free! aired in Japan between July 4 and September 26, 2013. A second season came out and was under the name of Free!-Eternal Summer- aired in July 2014, and then a third season, Free!-Dive to the Future-, aired in July 2018.


Free! revolves around members of a high school boy's swimming teamHaruka, Rin, Makoto, and Nagisa were members of the same swimming club in elementary school before parting ways, with Rin moving to Australia. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and then later on Rei form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Rin, meanwhile, joins the swim team at Samezuka Academy, a swimming powerhouse.


Main Characters

Secondary Characters

Production Staff

Studio: Kyoto Animation, Animation DO
Director: Hiroko Utsumi
Script, Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
Art Director: Joji Unoguchi
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Musical Production: Lantis
Production: Iwatobi High School Swimming Club



ABC: 3 July 2013, 26:44 (4 July 2013, 02:44)
TOKYO MX: 3 July 2013, 24:30 (4 July 2013, 00:30)
TV Aichi: 3 July 2013, 26:05 (4 July 2013, 02:05)
BS11: 7 July 2013, 24:00
AT-X: 10 July 2013, 22:00
Animax: 20 August 2013, 22:00

Online Streaming

Nico Nico Douga: 8 July 2013, 22:00
ABC Video Club: 8 July 2013, 22:00

※The dates and times are in accordance with Japanese time zone.


Promotional Splash Images

Magazine Advertisements

Magazine Scans

Sourced from Newtype Magazine August 2014 Issue

External Links

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