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Not Sure What Free! Is About? Free! 3rd Season Reveals Honey's Highlights!!

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Free! -Dive to the Future-

Genre:
Sports, Drama, Bishounen


Airing Date:
July 12 2018


Studios:
Kyoto Animation, Animation Do

Honey’s Highlights

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The beautiful biceped swimming boys are back again!! I am sooooooo excited! Just imagine the glistening water as it trickles down their bodies.
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For fans who don't know Free!, it's a lot like Tsuritama, Yuri!!! on ICE, Kuroko no Basket, and Haikyuu!!. Choosing to watch this anime is WELL worth your time.
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You two just say that because you want all the BL fans to flock over it and objectify the boys, but not this time! I am claiming Free! as a sports anime with boys passionate about friendship, swimming, and loyalty.
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*coughandeachothercough* *coughHaruxMakotoforvercough*
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What was that?
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W-W-What are you e-even talking about B-Bee-kun? Free! is wholesome, good fun for everyone... *cough*

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Synopsis

Haruka and his friends have graduated from high school. Moving towards the future, they carry the bond of swimming in their hearts.

In Tokyo, Haruka reconnects with Asahi, someone he used to formerly swim relays with. This then brings back his memories from his middle school days. What has been brought back to Haruka is the figure of Ikuya from ‘that time’.

Haruka, along with Makoto who has also moved to Tokyo, advance towards their new dream. At the same time, Rin, who has journeyed to Sydney, accomplishes a surprising meeting in this new land.

In each other their futures, is it a new struggle that awaits them? Or is it a confrontation that was left in the past...?

Characters & Voice Actors List

Haruka Nanase

Voice Actor: Nobunaga Shimazaki


Haruka discovered that he had a special affinity for water and swimming when he was a child. Then when he was in high school, he was surrounded by Makoto, Rin, and his other friends, and after coming into contact with them, he decided to keep swimming and aim for the world championships. In April, he moved on to college and there, he is further spurred on to practice by players from all over the country who have gathered. While he is expanding his relationships with others through swimming in this new place, he unexpectedly reconnects with an old acquaintance.

Makoto Tachibana

Voice Actor: Tatsuo Suzuki


Makoto is Haru’s childhood friend and best friend. When they were young, he saw Haruka’s potential and invited him to join the swimming club together. They have a relationship where even if words are not exchanged, they are able to understand each other. Up until now, Makoto has been the type of person to frequently look out for those around him, but now that he is in college, he is studying how to work towards a goal he has found for himself. He is looking to be involved with swimming in a different way compared to Haruka and the others.

Rin Matsuoka

Voice Actor: Mamoru Miyano


Rin tried his hand at studying abroad for swimming in Australia when he was a child. But when he was in high school, he swam in a race against Haruka and others and rediscovered his love of swimming. Rin and Haruka mutually acknowledge each other and are rivals that trust one another. After graduating, Rin moved back to Australia and continue to practice swimming in order to make his dream come true of standing on the national stage. He is a member of a swimming team where players from all over the world have gathered, and it is there that he has a stimulating encounter.

Ikuya Kirishima

Voice Actor: Kouki Uchiyama


Ikuya was a member of the relay team at Iwatobi middle school where Haruka, Makoto, and Asahi all attended. He’s rather inexpressive and this has caused issues around him, but after swimming in the relay race with Haruka and others, he realized how important friends are. In the spring of his second year in middle school, he went to study swimming abroad with his older brother and temporarily left Japan. After coming back though, Ikuya participated in an individual medley and his freestyle resembles that of Haruka’s.

Asahi Shiina

Voice Actor: Toshiyuki Toyonaga


When Asahi was young, he was moving all over the country due to family circumstances and met Haruka when he was a first-year middle school student. He swam freestyle with Haruka. Asahi hates to lose and swears that he is going to beat Haruka in freestyle swimming one day. He always has a cheerfulness about him always building a team no matter where is his, and for that reason, no matter where he goes, he treasures those he meets. He continues to swim after graduating high school and reconnects with his past friends in a chance encounter.

Hiyori Tono

Voice Actor: Ryouhei Kimura


Hiyori is from Shionezaki High School where Ikuya is from and they both belonged to the swimming team there. There is just something about Ikuya that interests Hiyori and so the two are found together often. Hiyori is well-versed in swimming athlete information and it appears that he is quite interested in Haruka. After graduating high school, he continues swimming with Ikuya at the same university. He greets anyone and everyone with a gentle smile and is polite, but he very rarely reveals his true feelings.

Sousuke Yamazaki

Voice Actor: Yoshimasa Hosoya


Sousuke has been Rin’s best friend since they were in elementary school and they both understand each other well. His swimming style of choice was the butterfly stroke, but he injured his shoulder. Ever since his final match in high school, he has walked away from swimming. After graduating high school, he helped out with his family’s business and would sometimes visit the Samezuka Academy swimming team. As a graduate, he was respected by the team there. Giving accurate and direct advice, his juniors began to rely on him.

Natsuya Kirishima

Voice Actor: Kenji Nojima


Natsuya is Ikuya’s older brother. His stance towards swimming had a massive influence on Ikuya. When Haruka joined the Iwatobi Middle School’s swimming team, Natsuya was the current acting club president. He easily gets worked up over winning or losing meaning he has an emotional personality. Due to having competed in actual competitions overseas, he has real talent for swimming competitions. Even now, he keeps in contact with his best friend Nao.


Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Heading to Over by OLDCODEX
  • Ending Song: GOLD EVOLUTION by STYLE FIVE
Adaptation
Original

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Kouji Ooji
  • Director: Eisaku Kawanami
  • Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
  • Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
  • Animation Director: Futoshi Nishiya
  • Sound Director: Youta Tusruoka
  • Music: Tatsuya Katou

For more information: Official Website

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