Free! Movie 5: The Final Stroke - Kouhen

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 22, 2022
Producers: ABC Animation
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 60556,055 users)
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Ranked: #10262
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Popularity: #4064
Members: 31,220
Favorites: 200

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After his first appearance on the competitive world stage, Haruka is held captive by the swimming of the unmistakable champion, Albert, and feels like he's lost his way. With the current state of things, his swimming and what the water means to him are called into question. Haruka begins to sink to the bottom of the murky water as he struggles on his own.

Pushed on by a restless urge in his heart, Haruka purposefully puts himself through a rigorous and intensive training regiment, relentlessly devoting himself to practice. In his heart, Haruka knows that he's pushing himself beyond his limits both physically and mentally. His friends can do nothing but watch over and have faith in him.

Memories of Albert's cold, dry swimming keep replaying in his mind.
I have to get faster, I have to become stronger.
I have to compete against Albert again.

Haruka unleashes his stroke to cut through the heavy, indifferent water.
His friends draw closer to watch.

What scenery will Haruka see at the end of this struggle*──!

(Source: Free! website, Translated)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nonoue, Sui
Assistant Producer
Kawanami, Eisaku
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Oota, Minoru
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"This Fading Blue" by OLDCODEX


Jan 3, 2023
This is my very first review and in fact I just realized that it's kinda crazy since I have had this passion for anime and manga my whole life but this franchise ''FREE'' is my favorite of the whole wide world. I have been watching anime since I was probably 6 years old and I have been obsessed with them. However it's truly since the Pandemic of 2020 that I literally decided to literally do daily marathons of all my favorite anime + the seasonal new ones that are coming out year after year and I started buying manga and building my collection for a ...
Feb 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
As usual with the Free! franchise, the animation is smooth and the movie is very colourful! The animation is pretty lifelike with how it interacts with the characters, lighting, textures, and environment. Also, the sound design is pretty cool too, it suits the animation and the scenes nicely.

The storyline: Pretty easy to understand and follow, though some moments felt either drawn out or happened too fast so the pacing was a little off for some scenes. It mainly focused on how the characters hit a wall and they had to find their own way through/around it, for some characters it felt ...
May 3, 2022
Dear KyoAni,
I am truly happy that this actually looks like an end. Hopefully ultimate one. It feels like it was dragged forever. I’m sincerely happy that u managed managed to finish it, now u will have some more time to think about future after shutting down that store to expand the studio itself. Some new material would be nice in that full of sequels library of yours.

But going back to the reviewed piece. I hate Free! franchise, always did. It was lazy, boring and pretty much low effort(except for audio-visuals) production from our beloved studio. Never understood it’s popularity, not even cuz I am ...

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Poll: Free! Movie 5: The Final Stroke - Kouhen Episode 1 Discussion
Serafos - Dec 25, 2022
25 repliesby Craneface »»
May 29, 11:35 AM
Free! movie 5 - The Final Stroke - Kouhen
MeZaDefined - Feb 11, 2023
0 repliesby MeZaDefined »»
Feb 11, 2023 12:55 AM
Western release??
Wildbergerrrr - Sep 23, 2022
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Oct 31, 2022 9:10 PM
When will this end?
takyagami - Jun 20, 2021
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What's the timeline?
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