Free! Take Your Marks

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tokubetsuban Free! Take Your Marks
Japanese: 特別版 Free!-Take Your Marks-
German: Free! Take your Marks
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 28, 2017
Producers: ABC Animation
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 3178031,780 users)
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Ranked: #10952
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Popularity: #2338
Members: 84,241
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Taking place between the events of Free!: Eternal Summer and Free!: Dive to the Future, Free!: Take Your Marks plays out the graduated seniors' last summer through four different stories before they set sail for the future.

Unmei no Choice! (Destined Choice!) follows Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana searching for a new apartment for Haruka as he settles into Tokyo.

Hitou no Cooling Down! (Cooling Down at the Secret Hot Spring!) sees Aiichiro Nitori choose a graduation gift for Rin Matsuoka and Sousuke Yamazaki, while Momotaro Mikoshiba wins tickets to the Anago Hot Springs. Hoping for a trip together, Aiichiro and Momotaro invite Rin and Sousuke.

Kessoku no Batafurai! (United Butterfly!) shows Rei Ryugazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Gou Matsuoka creating a recruitment video to attract new club members for the next school year.

Tabidachi no Etanaru Buru! (Departing Eternal Blue!) looks into the Iwatobi and Samezuka swim teams' plans for Rin's surprise going-away party, as he will be departing for Australia soon.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Kawanami, Eisaku
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"FREE-STYLE SPIRIT" by STYLE FIVE (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa)

Ending Theme

"What Wonderful Days!!" by Iwatobi-chou no Yukai na Nakama-tachi (Sung: Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa, Mamoru Miyano,
Spoke: Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kouki Miyata, Kenichi Suzumura, Kenjirou Tsuda, Akeno Watanabe, Satsuki Yukino, Hiroshi Yanaka)

Episode Videos


Mar 16, 2018
I typically don't write reviews but this movie was so good that it warranted one. Review is spoiler free! (heh)

I went to see this movie with a friend in theaters on White Day. I know what to expect as I went in blind without having even seen the trailer for it. I just assumed, "well it's free! of course I'm going to like it" and I was right. If you are a long time fan of this franchise, you will enjoy it.

Story: 7/10

This movie is broken up into four "episodes" that are interconnected. Each episode contains a theme that is carried out by the end ...
Jul 3, 2018
I came into this hoping I wouldn't be trash for it, but I was trash for it, of course.

The movie is split into four parts. Each story details the events after Free! Eternal Summer. The stories mainly center on apartment hunting, a visit to the hot springs, filming a swim club recruitment video, and a surprise party.

The stories themselves are the biggest hang-up I have with the movie. They weren't too interesting in their premises. I mean ... an episode about apartment hunting. Really. How interesting can that get.

But I did like it more than Free! Starting Days. That was a reconstitution of Free!, while ...
Jul 6, 2018
I'm not going to write a super long review on this movie, but it was wonderful. I always say that the characters are what make this anime amazing, and this movie didn't change that fact at all.

Aside from the swimming competitions, it was nice to sit down and hang out with the characters for a while. It also left a nice lead-in for the third season that will be coming out soon. I enjoy watching this characters grow and change so much, and I look forward to seeing more in the next season.

I'd definitely recommend this movie to fans that love these characters. Maybe you ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Free!: Take Your Marks Episode 1 Discussion
JokerVentura - Apr 27, 2018
21 repliesby CCC47 »»
Jan 29, 7:16 PM
Is this canon?
TheoPKTNS - Jul 23, 2019
5 repliesby removed-user »»
Dec 18, 2019 1:44 PM
When will Free! Take Your Marks be available to watch on DVD/ internet?
Kitty-Kate - Apr 5, 2018
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Apr 20, 2018 4:14 PM
Anticipation Thread
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