TV Animation Free! Novelize
Free! novelize cover.jpg
Product Information
Author Masahiro Yokotani
Illustration Futoshi Nishiya
Publisher Kyoto Animation
Release Date June 23, 2017
Price ¥629
ISBN 978-4-907064-67-9
Book Information
Size A5 Vertical
Pages 246 (monochrome + color)

TV Animation Free! Novelize is a novelization of the Free! anime.


The light novel covers the events of the first season of the anime. Written by Masahiro Yokotani, Scriptwriter for all projects related to the franchise, the story includes scenes not included in the animated format. Futoshi Nishiya, Animation Director for several anime episodes and Character Designer for the overall series, provides the cover art, exclusive illustrations and other affiliated artwork.

Official Announcement

News of a novelization of Free! was made on February 13, 2017 with actual release on June 23, 2017. The publication is available through the KA Esma Bunko section of the Kyoani Shops.


"A side story that draws the TV animation Free! series from a new perspective. Haruka, Makoto, Rin, Nagisa, Rei, and familiar members talk about one page of the unknown youth." ~~KyoAni website[1]



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