According to Mainichi, Kyoto Animation
has announced on Niconico Live that a TV anime "Free!" will be aired from July. It will be about a high school swimming club. The story is based on Kouji Ouji's "High Speed!", an honorable mention recipient in the 2nd Kyoto Animation Awards in 2011.
Key Visual of "Free!"
Short trailer of "Free!" aired as a TV ad of KyoAni this March
Nanase Haruka: Shimazaki Nobunaga
Matsuoka Rin: Miyano Mamoru
Tachibana Makoto: Suzuki Tatsuhisa
Hazuki Nagisa: Yonaga Tsubasa
Ryugasaki Rei: Hirakawa Daisuke
Haruka, Rin, Makoto, and Nagisa used to be the members of the same swimming club in elementary school. They won a tournament just before their graduation and then they went separate ways. Time passed and now Haruka has been spending his high school days idly. One day, Rin comes to Haruka and challenges him to a swim. Haruka easily gets overwhelmed by Rin's swimming skills. In order to beat Rin, Haruka establishes the "Iwatobi High School Swimming Club" by gathering Makoto and Nagisa again and drafting in Rei.
Story by omgiloverice