|Backstroke Turn of Fate!|
|Rōmaji||Unmei no Nebaa Taan!|
|Air Date||September 10, 2014|
|Animation Director||Kazumi Ikeda|
|Opening||Dried Up Youthful Fame|
|← Episode 22||Episode 24 →|
Backstroke Turn of Fate! (運命のネバーターン！ Unmei no Nebaa Taan!) is the eleventh episode of season two of the Free! anime and the twenty-third episode of the overall series. It aired on September 10, 2014.
As Obon arrives, Makoto Tachibana and the others confront Haru about him not being his usual 'free' self, expressing their desire to help him find a dream. However, Haru refuses to hear Makoto out and becomes further upset when Makoto reveals that he plans to go to a university in Tokyo after graduation.
As Haru starts to seclude himself, he is approached by Rin, who decides to take him with him to Australia.
List of characters in order of appearance:
- Prior to Eternal Summer's English DVD release by Funimation the episode was called 'The Open Turn of Destiny!' in English