Prime of Invincibility!
Episode 18-176
Episode Information
Kanji 無敵のプライム!
Rōmaji Muteki no Puraimu!
Air Date August 6, 2014
Staff Information
Director Takuya Yamamura
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Storyboard Takuya Yamamura
Animation Director Miku Kadowaki
Music Information
Opening Dried Up Youthful Fame
Episode 17 Episode 19

Prime of Invincibility! (無敵のプライム! Muteki no Puraimu!) is the sixth episode of season two of the Free! anime and the eighteenth episode of the overall series. It aired on August 6, 2014.


With regionals fast approaching, Makoto Tachibana decides to talk to Haruka Nanase about something that has been on his mind.

Before the prefectural, Rin Matsuoka and Gou Matsuoka pay their respects to their father, where Rin gives Gou a photo of him to put up in the Iwatobi Swimming Club.

Nagisa Hazuki, Makoto, Momotaro Mikoshiba, Rei Ryugazaki, and Rin all qualify in their respective individual events. Later, Makoto competes against Haru in the 200m freestyle, wanting to have a real race against him before they graduate. Despite losing due to his lack of pacing, Makoto is overjoyed to have a serious race with Haru.

Haru and Rin then face off against each other in the 100m freestyle, with Haruka narrowly beating Rin by 0.02 second, bringing the first day's events to a close.


List of characters in order of appearance:


  • Prior to Eternal Summer's English DVD release by Funimation the episode was called 'Invincible Prime!' in English


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