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Free!: Dive to the Future

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Synonyms: Free! 3rd Season
Japanese: Free!-Dive to the Future-


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2018 to Sep 27, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.701 (scored by 15,949 users)
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Ranked: #11092
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Popularity: #1608
Members: 54,297
Favorites: 254
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In the new series, Haruka, who is attending college in Tokyo, meets Asahi again and reawakens his memories from his middle school years, including those of Ikuya. Makoto is working toward a new dream while he is in Tokyo together with Haruka. Rin has an unexpected meeting in Sydney. As they await their new futures, will they see a new fight ahead? Or will they instead confront the past they left behind?

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Kawanami, Eisaku
Miyano, Mamoru
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Uchiyama, Kouki
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Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
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"Heading to Over" by OLDCODEX (eps 1-11)

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#1: "Gold Evolution" by STYLE FIVE (eps 1-11)
#2 conti.: Asahi Shiina (Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Ikuya Kirishima (Kouki Uchiyama), Nagisa Hazuki (Tsubasa Yonaga), Rei Ryuugazaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) (ep 12)
#2: "Blue Destination" by Haruka Nanase (Nobunaga Shimazaki), Makoto Tachibana (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Rin Matsuoka (Mamoru Miyano),

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Sep 26, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
The second season was a great comfy experience. Eternal Summer was what it was called and it was H O T just like the name suggests. However, it was much more than that and left several different factors unanswered, for example, In s02e09, Haru said: "What dream? What future? I have nothing of that sort!" Other questions it rose were: The traumas behind our transfer student (not wanting to swim on the behalf of team, only on individual level), Haru's lack of motivation, and the disappearance / solitude phase of the best boy. Essentially, this 3rd season is exactly as the title promises: Dive towards read more
Oct 7, 2018
Veronin (All reviews)
If Free's second season was an improvement for the series, its third season is its all-time low.

Free, in its best moments, may not have been anything more than mildly enjoyable (if teetering the line between 'fanservice' and outright pandering), but in this case it has fallen below even being tolerable. Nonstop, incessant melodrama, focused not on the main characters but split between the dozens of irrelevant side characters around them who nobody watching the show actually cares half a dingdong about. Any humor or relaxing little moments are gone, with an endless barrage of melodrama from opening credits to ending credits. Yes, if that sounds read more
Sep 26, 2018
sawsomesas (All reviews)
Overall this season definitely felt weaker than the previous seasons. Partly that is due to the vast expansion in the main cast and obviously because of that, not all characters got to have the screentime needed for their characters to develop or to do much with the characters. However overall I feel like what has been accomplished, was done pretty well.

This season's major flaw however is the slow pacing of the first half of the season. The first couple episodes felt so so slow and I also understand that time is needed to introduce new characters and establish what is happening with all of them, read more
Sep 26, 2018
Zerity (All reviews)
Free!: Dive to the Future is an amazing sequel to an already amazing series. We get to see Haru and Makoto lives after finishing high school, which we don't see a lot of, as they face new challenges and problems that come with the higher competitive world of swimming.

This season we get introduced to Ikuya, a childhood friend of both Haru and Makoto, and he is shown to be very cold to others at the start for certain reasons which are then told later into the series, Haru, Makoto and everyone else has to help him get over his past trauma and worries so he read more


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TV Anime 'Free!: Dive to the Future' Gets Recap Movie

TV Anime 'Free!: Dive to the Future' Gets Recap Movie

The official website for the Free! franchise has announced that a recap movie of Free!: Dive to the Future TV anime will premiere in Japanese theaters on July 5. Th...read more

TV Anime 'Free!: Dive to the Future' Gets Sequel

TV Anime 'Free!: Dive to the Future' Gets Sequel

At the end of the final episode of Free! Dive to the Future TV anime on Thursday, it has been announced that the story will continue in 2020. It does not yet indica...read more

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