Free! Take Your Marks

Free! -Take Your Marks-

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Synonyms: Tokubetsuban Free! Take Your Marks
Japanese: 特別版 Free!-Take Your Marks-
English: 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 3116631,166 users)
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Ranked: #10922
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Popularity: #2330
Members: 83,219
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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)


Mar 22, 2024
(Spanish review below)

'Take your marks' is a kind of interlude between the second season and the third. It tells us small stories that happen between the two seasons and establishes some new relationships: like the mysterious coach whose old apartment Haru will rent or a certain character that Sosuke met, among other things. I consider this movie 100% slice of life. I don't think it's necessary to watch it to understand the third season. If you are a fan of the anime, you will surely like to see it, but if you don't, nothing will happen. Personally, I really liked it and I screamed a ...
Jul 21, 2023
The four stories occurring between Free!: Timeless Summer and Free!: Jump to the Future show the progress for every one of the characters as they mature, and their lives will change decisively when the midyear closes.
Foreordained Decision! shows Makoto assisting Haruka with hunting preceding school in Tokyo. The one he picks winds up feeling like predetermination, as a person from Free Beginning Days appears.
* Chilling Off at the Mysterious Underground aquifer! Fortunate Momo wins passes to an underground aquifer, and they give them to Rin and Sousuke as a graduation gift. Every one of the four end up there, and clever antics follow...
Jun 8, 2021
Story 9/10
The are 4 stories taking place between Free!: Eternal Summer and Free!: Dive to the Future show the transition for all the characters as they mature and their lives will change dramatically when the summer ends.
* Destined Choice! shows Makoto helping Haruka apartment hunt prior to college in Tokyo. The one he chooses does end up feeling like destiny, as a character from Free Starting Days shows up.
* Cooling Down at the Secret Hot Spring! Lucky Momo wins tickets to a hot spring and they give them to Rin ans Sousuke as a graduation gift. All 4 end up there and hilarious shenanigans ...

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