|Recruiting New Members!|
|Animation Director||Futoshi Nishiya|
|← Makoto's Problem!||Rin and Nitori, a Week With Us! →|
Recruiting New Members! (部員募集！Buin Boshuu!) is the second original unaired short movie that came with Free! vol.1, which was released on September 11, 2013.
During lunch time Nagisa Hazuki starts the “Ideas on how to bring in more members to the swim club” 'conference' atop the Iwatobi High School and suggests that new members should receive an Iwatobi-chan changed from the 'Novel version' to 'Swimsuit version', but Makoto Tachibana doesn't think that that's a good idea. When Nagisa questions Haruka Nanase for his input instead and receives no response, he then asks Makoto to "read Haru's mind" for him. Makoto does so only to discover Haru is thinking about how the lunch he's eating that day does not have mackerel in it. Makoto goes on to explain how Haru stayed over the night before playing video games and how his mother prepared bento lunches for both of them that morning.
The conversation quickly deviates to Nagisa mentioning his three older sisters who loved to tease him by dressing him up as a girl when he was a young child. From this, Nagisa comes up with the idea for Haru to pretend to have a twin sibling so they can trick the school into believing they have four swimmers. However, Makoto once again shoots down this idea and instead recommends they put up posters to encourage people to join. In the end, the three create a ridiculous poster sized comic involving their mascot, Iwatobi-chan, in a supposed love affair relationship with a female Iwatobi-chan counterpart.
As to be expected, their efforts go unnoticed.
List of characters in order of appearance:
- Prior to Free!'s English DVD release by Funimation the episode was called 'Staff Recruitment!' in English