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Basic Info
Free!-Dive to the Future-
DF main visual
Kanji フリー!飛び込め、未来へ!
Rōmaji Furii! Tobikome, mirai e!
Genre Sport
Director Eisaku Kawanami
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design Futoshi Nishiya
Music Tatsuya Kato
Licensor Madman Entertainment
Anime Limited
Studio Kyoto Animation
Animation DO
Network ABC
Tokyo MX1
TV Aichi
Original Run July 11, 2018 - September 26, 2018
Episodes 12

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)[]

While attending college in Tokyo, Haruka Nanase 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. Haruka, Makoto and Asahi strive to re-connect with their former middle school swim team member, Ikuya Kirishima. 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.

Series Overview[]

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!the movie -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! The Movie -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. Free!–the Final Stroke– is a two-part film said to represent the final chapters in the series. Part one (the first volume) was released in September 2021 and part two (the second volume) will release in April 2022. Both films cover Haruka's experience with global competition. [1]


For a more complete list, see List of Seiyuu and List of Voice Actors.

Main Characters[]

Supporting Characters[]

List of Episodes[]

No. Title Air Date Image

Production Staff[]

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)

Online Streaming[]

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.


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