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

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Jan 14, 1:26 AM
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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. The recap movie will also include new scenes. It also announced that the previously announced new anime that will be out in 2020 will be a movie featuring a brand new story for Haruka, which will premiere in Japanese theaters in Summer 2020. The announcement video that revealed both was also released during the "Free!: Dive to the Future Talk and Reading Special Event" held on Sunday.

The Free! series was originally based on the High☆Speed! light novel series that was released from July 2013 to July 2014. Free! received three TV series that broadcasted between Summer 2013 and Summer 2018 by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. High☆Speed! later received a movie adaptation, which premiered in December 2015. Before the third season, the series received two recap Timeless Melody movies and one special screening in October 2017. A prequel episode for the third season was screened last June, and the first BD volume, released in last June, includes it along with the first two episodes. The fifth volume will be released on January 16 while the sixth and final volume will be released on February 20.

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Source: Official Twitter

Free!: Dive to the Future Movie on MAL
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Event w. casts
https://twitter.com/iwatobi_sc/status/1084417847625801729
https://lineblog.me/mamoru_miyano/archives/1539255.html

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Jan 14, 2:29 AM
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Please give us some decent anime and not Free.
 
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Jan 14, 4:32 AM

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I wasn’t too fond of the Dive to the Future arc but I’ll definitey watch this before the 2020 sequel airs.
 
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Finally! Now I can watch back all the times Ikuya almost drowned in this frankly disappointing season.
 
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changelog said:
Please give us some decent anime and not Free.


Honestly, Free was 'decent' up until the latest season. It was full of meaningless drama that didn't mean much in the long run.

Hey, at least the water is still pretty.
 
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https://myanimelist.net/anime/38082/Nijuuseiki_Denki_Mokuroku alongside the violet evergarden movie will probably be the only kyoanimation anime i will be looking forward to watch for the next 2 years since kyoanimation is mostly focusing on milking the shit out of free and hibiki
 
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GoldenWind said:
changelog said:
Please give us some decent anime and not Free.


Honestly, Free was 'decent' up until the latest season. It was full of meaningless drama that didn't mean much in the long run.

Hey, at least the water is still pretty.

+1. Third season is the weakest one.

Btw, Haru's back looking gorgeous on that thumbnail.
 
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youthful said:
GoldenWind said:


Honestly, Free was 'decent' up until the latest season. It was full of meaningless drama that didn't mean much in the long run.

Hey, at least the water is still pretty.

+1. Third season is the weakest one.

Btw, Haru's back looking gorgeous on that thumbnail.


The artstyle and overall presentation of Free is really nice. Like, the visuals can be pretty great-looking. It's a shame the story is largely hit or miss.
 
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the milking continues...
 
Jan 14, 12:55 PM

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changelog said:
Please give us some decent anime and not Free.
*Please give us some decent Free! anime, like the ones before Dive to the Future.

Here, fixed it.
 
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I'm surprised I'm not the only one liked the two first seasons but not liked the third...
KyoAni please make less summary movies and make new things or idk new seasons of other incomplete shows or something
 
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yea I still haven’t watched the third season but I’m hoping this 2020 movie is rinharu olympics related otherwise what’s the point
 
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Free! is keeping kyoani in chains.
 
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youthful said:
GoldenWind said:


Honestly, Free was 'decent' up until the latest season. It was full of meaningless drama that didn't mean much in the long run.

Hey, at least the water is still pretty.

+1. Third season is the weakest one.

Btw, Haru's back looking gorgeous on that thumbnail.

+1.
Not to mention most of new scenes will probably be just more Ikuya angst, anyway hope not cause I've had enough of that edgelord in the series
Kyoani should stop milking this cow and move on already, honestly.


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What's up with all the negativity about S3? Could it be that once young fans got older, the franchise lost some of its charm for them? Or was it bc a long-hoped for Rinharu romance didn't happen so they're calling "sour grapes?" Just a hypothesis. But then, S1&2 were directed by Hiromi Utsumi, who personally favored Rin's character, so its not surprising that RH shippers expected more suggestive moments or more than that though that will never happen. See, other pairings also emerged, including Makoharu, which went on to be Tumblr's top pairing in 2013 and is still one of Japan's top otps. So, was it the chicken or the egg that led to the appointment of Eisaku Kawanami as director, who stayed close to Koji Oji's original intent of Starting Days, the novel and subsequent film, where middle school friendships are highlighted, but especially that of Haruka and Makoto? Hm. Perhaps that focus left some fans less than thrilled.

That focus continued thereafter, along with Sourin, Reigisa and other "ships" with the films, and Season 3 including plenty of manservice and what some would call gay-baiting. Rinharu is still a valid ship, but Rin's actual role has been reduced to Haru's friend and rival without a single suggestive moment in S3. Meanwhile, what S3 did give us is lots of domestic Makoharu, adorable Sourin and sentimental Reigisa. And let's not forget about Kisumi and Asahi's rise as a surprise ship or Hiyori's dramatic run-in with Haruka for reasons no one understood until later (did you give him a chance or hate him outright?) Natsuya ribbing Rin about his adulterous thinking put Rin right with Sosuke while Natsuya went home to Ikuya while thinking about Nao, who helps Makoto clarify his future path as a trainer. Then there are the delightfully odd coaches, Asahi running into Rei at the college championships, Gou and Isuzu Mikoshiba gushing over muscles, the new Iwatobi swim club and dangerously fast competitors with a race whose winners are unknown(?) unless you have faith in Haruka or some twist of fate getting him to the Olympics. I do, so no matter the outcome, he'll be there.

This was an amazing season, folks! So much so that I'm at a loss as to why those who complain do so. If nothing from the above thrilled you, there was Kyoani's continued impeccable animation, OP and ED songs, underscoring, scripting, voice acting, attention to advertising and merch, partnering with US companies to make sure we got simulcasts, and continued attention to detail on a beloved franchise with what promises to be a remarkable follow up and conclusion. Did I say conclusion? ::sob:: Anyway, that's my take on things. YMMV, but if anyone out there reading this isn't sure if they should watch Season 3, DO WATCH because it's amazing and totally worthy of being a part of this historic franchise.
 
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Gotta make back that Tsurune money.
 
Jan 16, 10:07 PM

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Not to sound bitter but oh wow they're really milking this series and I'm talking as someone who really enjoyed the first two seasons.
staring at the ceiling in the dark, same old empty feeling in your heart 
 
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Recap movies suck. Will definitely skip this one and go straight to the 2020 sequel.
I'm an anti weeb.

Weebs are absolute self-entitled trash, because they think it's perfectly okay to go on dub threads to trash them. Don't like dubs? Fine. Then steer clear of them and stop acting like a rude piece of crap.

The community would be a better place if weebs just learnt to stay the hell away from threads where they don't belong and are not welcome in.
 
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changelog said:
Please give us some decent anime and not Free.


This... legit all we are seeing from kyoani is free shit :/
 
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