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Synonyms: Free!
Japanese: ハイ☆スピード!


Volumes: 2
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 8, 2013 to Jul 2, 2014
Genres: Drama Drama, Sports Sports
Theme: School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Nishiya, Futoshi (Art), Ooji, Kouji (Story)


Score: 7.871 (scored by 905905 users)
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Ranked: #9832
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Popularity: #3836
Members: 4,348
Favorites: 59

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A prequel to the 2013 Kyoto Animation series Free!.

The first novel is about sixth grader Haruka Nanase, who sets up a relay team with his childhood friend Makoto Tachibana, a cheerful junior called Nagisa Hazuki and a newly transferred student, Rin Matsuoka.

The second novel is set in Haruka and Makoto's first year at middle school, and tells about their experiences at the swim team along with two new characters, Ikuya Kirishima and Asahi Shiina.


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Apr 14, 2022
To put it plainly: this sucks more than giant vacuums and it blows more than a nuclear bomb attack. It may not be (one of) the worst Light Novel(s) ever written... except for the fact that it is. I'll keep it short and simple and cut straight to the chase since this is my first non-positive review and I don't want it to turn into a long-winded diatribe.

The story is unoriginal; it has a lot of predictable plot points and really uninspiring storytelling. The swimming scenes were very entertaining, they felt vivid and were obviously the highlight of the story. There were many explanations and ...
May 31, 2022
I've kind of only read this because I wanted to read the full story of the elementary school relay these characters did (because the middle school team already has a movie done about them), so I'm already coming into this with a clear picture of how I think the characters are. That being said, the characterization of the five main characters of Free! in this story isn't what I was hoping it would be. All of the characteristics they have in the anime are--perhaps because they are younger--really strong. Because of that, the characters aren't as likeable, unfortunately. The story itself was a broader view ...


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