| -Q3.2020: Haruka's continued journey in the world of professional swimming to be covered in a feature film.|
-7.2019: A Season 3 compilation film titled Road to 2020 will debut in Japanese theaters.
-14.3.2018: Free! -Take Your Marks- was released in selected theaters in America!
|Free! (フリー！ Furī!) is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. It's based on the novel High☆Speed! written by Kōji Ōji.
Haruka, Rin, Makoto, and Nagisa used to be members of the same swimming club in elementary school. They win a tournament just before graduation, parting ways thereafter. Nagisa reunites with Makoto and Haruka in high school and Rin, thought to be studying in Australia, also reappears, but attending a different high school.
After an informal swim race between Haruka and Rin, Nagisa suggests forming the "Iwatobi High School Swimming Club" with Makoto and Haruka, drafting in Rei as their fourth member with Gou Matsuoka as their manager and Miho Amakata as their advisor. Rin joins the Samezuka Academy swim club and the two schools' teams compete against one another until both reach national level.
Season 1 focuses on the formation of the Iwatobi Club, Rin's estrangement from his former friends and subsequent reunion. Season 2, Free! Eternal Summer, focuses on developing a larger cast of characters, following their ups and downs in sport, friendship and future plans. Season 3, Free!-Dive to the Future-, recently debuted in July, 2018 and focuses on the lives of the characters in their first year of university.
High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－ debuted in December 2015 and highlighted Haruka Nanase's first year of middle school and his friendships with the swim team there which included Makoto Tachibana, Asahi Shiina and Ikuya Kirishima.
A film trilogy was released in 2017. The first film titled Free!-Timeless Medley- Kizuna debuted in April 2017 and featured the bond between Makoto and Haruka through a compilation of scenes taken from existing footage with some newly added animation. The second film titled Free!-Timeless Medley- Yakusoku debuted in July 2017 and featured the friendship between Rin and Sosuke in a similar style as Kizuna. The third film in the trilogy titled Free! -Take Your Marks- debuted in October 2017 and featured four new vignettes focusing on both the major and minor characters of the franchise.
The prefectural tournament is approaching fast and the club is practicing harder than ever. The day before the tournament, Rin reveals his true reason for winning against Haruka. Now, Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rei will have to give their best shots to win in the prefectural tournament. Read more...
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Why do you watch "Free!"? What is the main appealing factor?
1. Character development = 869 (76.43% of all votes)
Total votes: 1137