|Character Designer||Futoshi Nishiya|
|Production||Kyoto Animation |
|Release Date||April 22, 2017 (the Bond)|
July 1, 2017 (the Promise)
|Running Time||95 min (the Bond)|
98 min (the Promise)
Free!-Timeless Medley- (劇場版 Free!-Timeless Medley- Gekijou-ban Free!-Timeless Medley-) is a pair of films released by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do in 2017. They are based on the first two seasons of the series Free! and are compilation films.
The second film, Free!-Timeless Medley- the Promise, focuses on the members of the Samezuka Swimming Club and was released in theaters on July 1, 2017. Both films contain new footage and redone scenes.
The compilation films were followed up by a sequel movie later the same year, Free! The Movie -Take Your Marks-, containing entirely new footage.
Studio: Kyoto Animation, Animation DO
Director: Eisaku Kawanami
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
"the Bond" opened at #9 on its opening day and ranked #10 on its opening weekend. The film made ¥270 million at box office. The home release debuted at #1 on both Oricon's DVD and Blu-ray charts, with 7,105 Blu-ray discs and 4,302 DVDs sold on its first week.
"the Promise" opened at #8 on its opening day and ranked at #10 on its opening weekend. The film made ¥288 million at box office. The Blu-ray release debuted at #1 on Oricon and sold 7,105 copies on its first week. The DVD release debuted at #2 on Oricon and sold 4,069 copies on its first week.