High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days
Free! Starting Days
Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 


Alternative Titles

English: Free! Starting Days
Synonyms: Free! Movie
Japanese: ハイ☆スビード!Free! Starting Days

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 5, 2015
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.901 (scored by 2488924,889 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1878
Members: 58,176
Favorites: 236
7.90
Ranked #653Popularity #1878Members 58,176
Add to List
Episodes: /1
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.

Synopsis

High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days plunges into the past of the Iwatobi Swim Club members alongside their fellow swimmers and competitors.

Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana have started middle school and must adjust to the changes that come along with growing up. While Makoto fits in with his classmates and remains positive about swimming, Haruka struggles to befriend others or join his school's swim club, as his previous issues with swimming trouble him. Distancing himself from his lively classmates and the swimming club, he has difficulty deciding which club to join instead. The rest of his classmates, including Makoto, are also hesitant as to which clubs to participate in. After an argument leads them to join the swimming club anyway, the boys strive to hone their skills, harmonize their swimming styles, and refine their conflicting feelings toward swimming and each other.

As determination and talent run high, witness Haruka and Makoto—along with their classmates—discover themselves and improve their talents during their starting days.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors


Staff



Edit Opening Theme

No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Edit Ending Theme

"Aching Horns" by OLDCODEX



More reviewsReviews

Jan 24, 2016
_Launi_ (All reviews)
Story:
High Speed gives a closer look into the lifes of Haru and Makoto before they go to Iwatobi High (Anime Series), so it's not necessary to see the anime before, but can be also seen as an addition to it. At the start of the movie the story goes on rather slowly, but with a lot of funny scenes, that made me laugh more than once. The watcher gets to know the new characters Ikuya and Asahi and also can recognize the ones, already shown in the anime like Kisumi or of course the main characters Makoto and Haru. After this the stoy goes on read more
Jul 30, 2016
Sir-up (All reviews)
Oh my god, you have no idea how long I've been waiting for this. Honestly, I was actually very worried about this movie. I didn't think that Free! really needed a prequel since there are so many flashbacks from elementary school in the anime show (which is taking place during high school), so we already knew a good amount backstory for Free!, but it was actually very interesting to see what was going on between elementary and high school.

Man, the story. I did keep my expectations low. Or, I didn't really expect anything at all (neither positive nor negative stuff) and I ended up being read more
Apr 28, 2016
imjusthungry (All reviews)
High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days is a solid movie that will likely be enjoyable to fans of the TV anime, and potentially even those unfamiliar to the franchise as a standalone coming-of-age film.

The story, while nothing exceptional, is solid. There is a degree of repetitiveness among the two seasons of the anime and this movie in terms of main themes and sources of conflict, and if this movie's other elements weren't so well-done I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much as I did. Fortunately, that's not the case. The movie had uncertainty about the future, family drama, and, as this is Free!, friendship being its main read more
Jul 29, 2016
kalim432 (All reviews)
This is a 10/10 for each category.
Story:[9.7/10]
The story was a prequel to my favorite anime:Free!.I loved how we got to explore their past selves and how they got to bound to be a team.The story was solid overall and the pacing was good.My feelings died completely after I passed 57 minutes when the so called feeling trains begun.It had a clear start,their middle was full of drama and struggle and it was taken out of our everyday life with the ending having the message that,a friend can get you through thick and thin.

Art:[10/10]
The art was beautiful,something I appreciated always about the Free anime.

Music:[10/10]
read more

Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for October Week 1: October 2 - 8 Anime Releases Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kaguya Hime no Koibito DVD Bis...read more

Q1 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/24]

Q1 2018 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/24]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2018. Winter 2018 anime which were licensed befor...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
myth720 - Dec 6, 2015
66 replies by Seiya »»
Nov 20, 2019 4:15 PM
Iwatobi School
violetcrumble - Oct 28, 2017
0 replies by violetcrumble »»
Oct 28, 2017 3:25 AM

Recent Featured Articles

Japanese School Life Makes You Feel Like You're In Anime

Japanese School Life Makes You Feel Like You're In Anime

The school campus is one of the most popular settings in manga and anime, appearing across a wide range of genres with varying degrees of realism. But what are the real world bases of these institutions like? Let’s take a look at some of the iconic features of Japanese schools.

Recommendations