Free!: Take Your Marks

Free! -Take Your Marks-

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Alternative Titles

English: Free! -Take Your Marks-
Japanese: 特別版 Free!-Take Your Marks-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 28, 2017
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Genres: SchoolSchool, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 1988019,880 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9292
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Popularity: #2233
Members: 58,312
Favorites: 104

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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


Kawanami, Eisaku
Miyano, Mamoru
Theme Song Performance
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Theme Song Performance
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"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)

Mar 16, 2018
mikachanP (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 3, 2018
numbersixes (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 6, 2018
BabyGirl06301 (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 18, 2019
kurosmile (All reviews)
Plot: 7/10

It's a really bittersweet plot honestly. I'm sad that all of them are parting ways. However, the friendship portrayed in the episodes are realistic. It's true we might part ways but it definitely doesn't mean that it's the end of the friendship.

I like the humour in this anime as well.

Characters: 8/10

The thing I like about this anime is because the characters stay in their architype. They are definitely not flat characters as you can definitely see their growth in this anime.

I like the way they subtly give audience hints about new characters. It got me wondering and looking forward to continue watching read more

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