|Free!-Dive to the Future-|
|Rōmaji||Furii! Tobikome, mirai e!|
|Character Design||Futoshi Nishiya|
|Original Run||July 11, 2018 - September 26, 2018|
Free!-Dive to the Future- is the third season of the Japanese anime television series Free! directed by Eisaku Kawanami and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The season aired in Japan from July 11 to September 26 in 2018. The opening theme for this season is "Heading to Over" by OLDCODEX and the ending theme is "GOLD EVOLUTION" by STYLE FIVE.
Plot (Season Three)
Haruka Nanase, who is attending college in Tokyo, meets Asahi Shiina again and recalls his memories from his middle school years, including a promise he made to Ikuya Kirishima. Makoto Tachibana is working toward a new dream while also studying in Tokyo. Rin Matsuoka meets Natsuya Kirishima in Sydney and everyone comes together at the All-Japan Invitational to determine who moves on to global competition. Meanwhile, the Iwatobi High School Swim Club introduces new members.
Free! (フリー！ Furii!) is a Japanese anime television series produced by [Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The anime is a sequel to the light novel, High☆Speed！, written by Kouji Ohji, which received an Honorable Mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011 and was published in July 2013. Season 1, titled Free!-Iwatobi Swim Club- for international distribution, aired in Japan in 2013 with season 2, titled Free!-Eternal Summer-, airing in 2014. A third season of the anime series titled Free!-Dive to the Future- aired in 2018. Hiroko Utsumi directed the first two seasons, while season three was directed by Eisaku Kawanami.
An animated film adapting the second volume of the light novel, High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－, was released in December 2015 and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto. A film trilogy was released in 2017 with the first two films being compilations of the anime series up until that point. The first film was titled, Free!-Timeless Medley- the Bond, and highlighted the friendship between Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana. The second film was titled, Free!-Timeless Medley- the Promise, and highlighted the friendship between Rin Matsuoka and Sosuke Yamazaki. The third film in the trilogy titled, Free!-Take Your Marks-, presented a quartet of brand new stories featuring the ensemble cast. A compilation film encompassing the third season titled, Free!-Road to the World- the Dream, debuted in July 2019. A film slated for release in 2020 has been postponed until 2021 and there is "buzz" about a fourth season to follow.
- Haruka Nanase (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English))
- Makoto Tachibana (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English))
- Rin Matsuoka (CV: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English))
- Ikuya Kirishima (CV: Koki Uchiyama (Japanese), Lee George (English))
- Asahi Shiina (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese), Christopher Llewyn Ramirez (English))
- Hiyori Tono (CV: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Jason Liebrecht (English))
- Sosuke Yamazaki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English))
- Nagisa Hazuki (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English))
- Rei Ryugazaki (CV: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese), J. Michael Tatum (English))
- Natsuya Kirishima (CV: Kenji Nojima (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English))
- Nao Serizawa (CV: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Oscar Seung (English))
- Aiichiro Nitori (CV: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English))
- Momotaro Mikoshiba (CV: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English))
- Kisumi Shigino (CV: Chihiro Suzuki (Japanese), Eric Vale (English))
- Gou Matsuoka (CV: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English))
- Romio Hayahune (CV: Atsushi Abe (Japanese), Parker Gray (English))
- Shizuru Isurugi (CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English))
- Ayumu Kunikida (CV: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese), Apphia Yu (English))
- Seijuro Mikoshiba (CV: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English))
- Mikhail Makarovich Nitori (CV: Hidenobu Kiuchi (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English))
- Ryuji Azuma (CV: Takeshi Kusao (Japanese), Brandon Potter (English))
List of Episodes
|1||S3E01 Sprouting Dive Start!
(芽吹きのダイブスタート！ Mebuki no Daibu Sutaato!)
|July 11, 2018|
|2||S3E02 A Promise on a Shooting Star!
(流星のプロミス！ Ryuusei no Puromisu!)
|July 18, 2018|
|3||S3E03 First Swim in Another Country!
(異国のフィストスイム！ Ikoku no Fisuto Suwimu!)
|July 25, 2018|
|4||S3E04 Interference of Loss!
(喪失のインターフェア！ Soushitsu no Intaafea!)
|August 1, 2018|
|5||S3E05 An Ominous Workout!
(兆しのワークアウト！ Kizashi no Waakuauto!)
|August 8, 2018|
|6||S3E06 The Mermaid of the Abyss!
(深淵のマーメイド！ Shinen no Maameido!)
|August 15, 2018|
|7||S3E07 A Solitary Medley!
(孤高のメドレー！ Kokou no Medoree!)
|August 22, 2018|
|8||S3E08 Metamorphosis of the Soul!
(魂のメタモルフォーゼ！ Tamashii no Metamorufooze!)
|August 29, 2018|
|9||S3E09 Interval in the Evening Calm!
(夕凪のインターバル！ Yuunagi no Intaabaru!)
|September 5, 2018|
|10||S3E10 The Grab Start of Hope!
(希望のグラブスタート！ Kibou no Gurabusutaato!)
|September 12, 2018|
|11||S3E11 Streamline of Unity!
(集結のストリームライン！ Shuuketsu no Sutoriimurain!)
|September 19, 2018|
|12||S3E12 Dive to the Future!
(Dive to the Future！ Dive to the Future!)
|September 26, 2018|
Original: 「High☆Speed!」 Kouji Ohji
Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Script, Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
Art Director: Shingo Kasai
3D Art: Joji Unoguchi
Color Design: Yuka Yoneda
Prop Design: Seiichi Akitake
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
3D Director: Yuji Shibata
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Musical Production: Lantis
Studio: Kyoto Animation, Animation DO
Production: Iwatobi High School Swimming Club
ABC: 11 July 2018, 26:43 (12 July 2018, 02:43)
TOKYO MX: 11 July 2018, 24:00 (12 July 2018, 00:00)
TV Aichi: 11 July 2018, 26:05 (12 July 2018, 02:05)
BS11: 11 July 2018, 24:00 (12 July 2018, 00:00)
AT-X: 13 July 2018, 24:30 (14 July 2018, 00:30)
AbemaTV: 12 July 2018, 23:30
dAnimestore: 14 July 2018, 23:00
Nico Nico Live Broadcasting: 14 July 2018, 23:00
Nico Nico Channel: 14 July 2018, 23:30
au VideoPass: 14 July 2018, 24:00
milplus: 14 July 2018, 24:00
J:COM On Demand Mega Pack: 14 July 2018, 24:00
GYAO: 16 July 2018, 23:00
NTT plala: 16 July 2018, 23:00
U-NEXT: 17 July 2018, 12:00
Anime Hodai: 17 July 2018, 12:00
※The dates and times are in accordance with Japanese time zone.