Free! Dive to the Future - Soushun no Build-up!

Free! Dive to the Future Episode 0

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Synonyms: Free! Dive to the Future Special
Japanese: Free!-Dive to the Future- 早春のビルドアップ
English: Free! Dive to the Future Episode 0
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 23, 2018
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 93689,368 users)
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Ranked: #18042
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Popularity: #4545
Members: 23,543
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As they adjust to life in Tokyo, Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana prepare for their university's opening ceremony. However, while running some errands, they find themselves representing Iwatobi in a regional mascot wrestling tournament. Unbeknownst to them, the rest of the Iwatobi and Samezuka swim club members are watching the event's live broadcast at a local festival.

While also adapting to the quick change of pace, Ikuya Kirishima and Hiyori Toono discuss what moving from the countryside to the city was like.

Crossing paths with old friends on the bustling streets of Tokyo, the curtain rises on a new chapter in the boys' lives.

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Free!: Dive to the Future - Soushun no Build-up! premiered at a special Free! screening event on June 23, 2018. The special was later included with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Free! Dive to the Future on September 26, 2018.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kitanohara, Noriyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Katou, Tatsuya
Ooji, Kouji
Original Creator


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Heading to Over" by OLDCODEX

Ending Theme

"Gold Evolution" by STYLE FIVE


Feb 3, 2019

It was an more hilarious episode than usually, and you can feel the emotions of everyone about the new start that they all are living , it brings you the sensation that something big its coming. In this special like in the previous movie "Take your marks" the element of funny confussions and coincidence again as ingredient,was perfect!
It really deserves your chance, the ED was the best of all! Hope to see more sexy's dance of the boys like this!

MUSIC: Like I said, the ending was the best of the OST that they used it here to me. As well, the sounds ...
Oct 18, 2018
So, this episode was... weird. I still liked it a lot, but it felt different from the normal Free! It was closer to something from a comedy than from a drama. It isn't anything like the last special of Free! that we got for Eternal Summer.

This episode takes place between Take Your Marks and the main Dive to the Future storyline. So, it's before everything in Dive to the Future happened. Ikuya isn't yet a part of the friend group again, Asahi hasn't reunited with everyone, and Rin has just gotten to Australia. You're not really gonna get any Rin in this episode, which ...
Jun 8, 2021
This takes place after Free: Take your marks and is the prequel episode to Season 3 of Free: Dive to the Future.

Story, sound, enjoyment - 8/10

Summer is over and everyone is now transitioning to the new season of their lives. 2 characters from Free Starting Days (when Haru was in the middle school swimming club) show up. This is great for the story, but not for the character because there is no pay off, a reason why I rated character 7/10. To be honest, the best part of this might have been Haru and Mako in suits (yummy fan service for ladies), looking all handsome ...

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