— Movie tagline
|Free! 2021 Gekijou-ban|
|Character Designer||Futoshi Nishiya|
Free! 2021 Gekijou-ban (Free! 2021劇場版 lit. Free! 2021 the Movie) is a currently untitled upcoming 2021 animated film produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do.
The movie appears to be a continuation of the events of the Free! anime's third season, Free!-Dive to the Future-. The movie was originally scheduled for a mid-2020 release; however, due to a variety of impeding circumstances, the movie is now scheduled to debut in Japanese theaters sometime in Q3 of 2021. The movie's new release date, along with the first teaser trailer, was revealed at the end of the Free! Series ORCHESTRA CONCERT 2020.
"The third season is more about securing a future, so it seems like anime fans are in for Olympic swimming references with the new Free! movie. The only mystery is whether the new film will be a plot-setter for Season 4 or it will dive right into the meat of the plot. Similar to how the 2017 movie Free! Take Your Marks! lead up to the events of Free! Season 3: Dive To The Future, the 2021 film is likely to set up the circumstances for Free! Season 4."
Note: A more specific synopsis will be forthcoming once details are known.
- Haruka Nanase (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese)
- Rin Matsuoka (CV: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese)
- Ikuya Kirishima (CV: Koki Uchiyama (Japanese)
- Albert Volandel (CV: Jeff Manning (Japanese)