Free! Movie 4: The Final Stroke - Zenpen

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Free! The Final Stroke Zenpen
Japanese: 劇場版 Free!-the Final Stroke-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 17, 2021
Producers: ABC Animation
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 89698,969 users)
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Ranked: #11312
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Popularity: #2861
Members: 58,808
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Haruka Nanase's new stage is Sydney, the place of his dreams that he once visited. One day while taking a short break before his departure, Haru has a chance confrontation with a fellow athlete from the All-Japan Invitational. Carrying all the feelings from those he's swam with in his heart, Haru takes his first step forward into a new world.

Waiting for him there is the unmistakable champion, Albert Volandel.

In the lead up to the Sydney tournament, all the competitors attempt to boost their morale. What is each competitor feeling, and what do they swim for, as they attempt to compete at the top of the world?

Their passionate struggle against the water begins from here――!

(Source: Free! website, Translated)


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"Heading to Over - Version:Free -" by OLDCODEX


Feb 18, 2023
The animation is absolutely amazing! The sheer amount of detail they add to each character, background, lighting and environment is beautiful, the reflections and textures look realistic and they act like they would if it were real life and it's pretty impressive. The music is powerful but doesn't overpower the scenes, it goes nicely with the storytelling and helps us get a deeper understanding of how the scene is being played out.

It was nice seeing the characters again after some time, and I still love them all. I love how they all know each other and we get to see different relationships instead ...
Aug 1, 2022
The first part of the final installment of the Free! franchise, here we (sadly) are!

I could never perceive nor understand the ones who had an "attacking" state towards the franchise during it's run. Understandably it's the fact that the plot of this anime may be not liked by everyone, and the pace of this anime is not easily followed by others, but honestly, why the hate?
Free! it's a unique anime in it's part of the section of sports anime, being one of the only swimming animes out there, and that's only one thing that makes it truly special.

Covering now one of the most ever hated ...
Jun 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I myself am a competitive swimmer, so obviously i should love this, correct?

No. This series gives me an ick. I came into this franchise thinking that this anime would scratch the itch that ive had to see my own sport in an anime. Of course, i couldnt expect it to be like haikyuu or slam dunk tier, but i wanted to see a story that centered around the highs and lows of swimming. All that my sport had been reduced to here is a backdrop for pretty fruity boys.

First off "I only swim free" You have to agree to be put in any event ...

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Poll: Free! Movie 4: The Final Stroke Episode 1 Discussion
S0UVIK - Feb 11, 2022
22 repliesby ProofByColor »»
Jan 4, 4:34 PM
Now available on Amazon Prime Video!
JohanJ04 - May 7, 2023
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First 10 Minutes Streamed
S0UVIK - Oct 2, 2021
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Jan 25, 2022 10:45 AM
Why does Anilist has this with the "spoiler tags" Boys' Love and LGBT?! Who came out?
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Jan 10, 2022 11:48 AM
Does anyone know when this is going to come out in American theaters?
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