What You Need to Know:
- OLDCODEX, who previously performed the theme songs for the TV anime series Free! and the movie High Speed! Free! Starting Days, have been chosen again to perform the theme song of Free!-the Final Stroke Part 1. This as yet untitled song will also be released as a single on September 15.
- Free!-the Final Stroke is a movie that serves as the final chapter of the TV anime series Free!, which has been running since 2013. The movie will be divided into two parts, which will be released on September 17, 2021, and April 22, 2022, respectively. Regarding their selection to sing the theme song, the members of OLDCODEX have released the comments below.
- OLDCODEX has released numerous hit songs for the Free! series, including “Rage On” (Free! OP), “Dried Up Youthful Fame” (Free! -Eternal Summer- OP), “Aching Horns” (High Speed! Free! Starting Days theme song), and “Heading to Over” (Free!-Dive to the Future!- OP).
- Their Remix Album, released in March under the “Re:OLDCODEX” theme, also drew a lot of attention for tracks such as “Aching Horns -Full Colors Remix-”. Look forward to more great OLDCODEX x Free! collaborations in the future!
“Being involved in such a long-running series is a rare opportunity, so we’re going to think carefully about what we can do and give it our all.”
“All of our creative collaborations with Free! have left a strong impression, and I’m very attached to them. We will continue working hard on production without forgetting our beginnings.”
Free!-the Final Stroke- The Movie
Part 1: September 17, 2021 (Fri)
Part 2: April 22, 2022 (Fri)
Cast: Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase
Director: Eisaku Kawanami
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
Production Committee: Iwatobi Town Supporters Association 2021
Official Website: http://fs.iwatobi-sc.com/
OLDCODEX New Release (untitled)
Free!-the Final Stroke- The Movie Part 1
Out on September 15, 2021!
Limited first edition (CD + BD): LACM-34169 / ¥3,300 (including tax)
- Includes Blu-ray with music videos for all songs
- Artwork jacket by YORKE
Regular edition (CD only): LACM-24169 / ¥1,980 (including tax)
- Kyoto Animation x YORKE collaboration jacket
OLDCODEX Official Site: https://www.oldcodex.com/
OLDCODEX Official Twitter: @OLDCODEX_NEWS
OLDCODEX Official YouTube Channel
Source: Official Press Release