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Romio Hayahune
Romio Dive to the Future.jpg
Kanji 早船 ロミオ
Rōmaji Hayahune Romio
Also known as Romi-chan (by Nagisa)
Gender Male
Professional Status

1st Year High School Student

Education Iwatobi Badge.png Iwatobi High School

Unnamed middle school (former)


Iwatobi High School Swim Club
Unnamed middle school swim club (former)

Swim Style Freestyle
Personal Status
Anime Episode 26
Voice Actors
Japanese Atsushi Abe
English Parker Gray

Romio Hayahune (早船 ロミオ Hayahune Romio) is one of the supporting characters in Free!'s third season, Free!-Dive to the Future-. He is a 1st year high school student at Iwatobi High School and a new member of the Iwatobi High School Swim Club under Rei Ryugazaki's captaincy.


Romio is a young man of medium height, with short reddish hair and blue eyes. During training, he wears the usual uniform of the Iwatobi High School swimming club , and during relays he wears green swimming goggles and blue swim briefs with yellow stripes.



Romio was born in New York, lived some time in Tokyo, and then transferred to the Iwatobi High School. In a junior high school tournament, he false-starts causing that tournament to be their last. This experience results in Romio being afraid of starting off the block. However, with the help of his teammates, he overcomes his slump.


He first appears when Nagisa Hazuki wants to take photos of all the club members and send them to Makoto Tachibana. Later, Romio can be seen practicing in Iwatobi Swimming Club where Iwatobi's team begins preparations for All-Japan Invitational. When Shizuru Isurugi finds the guide from a senpai's deserted island training camp, Romio says that he wants the training camp in another country.