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Light Novel 'High☆Speed' Receives Anime Movie Adaptation

by tsubasalover
Mar 22, 2015 5:12 AM | 104 Comments
According to the Free!: Eternal Summer Special Event held today, light novel High☆Speed! will receive a movie adaptation titled High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days to premiere on December 5, 2015. The official Twitter for the anime has been updated with the key visual.

The light novel will also receive a manga adaptation, drawn by Shiori Teshirogi.

Kouji Ohji started writing the light novel in 2011, and it is illustrated by Futoshi Nishiya. The two volumes of the light novel are published under Kyoto Animation. The novel won an honorable mention award in the Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011.

The Free! TV anime series, which received two seasons, was later created based on the novel, but the characters are depicted as high school students rather than junior high school students as in the novel. The original light novel is about the time when Haruka Nanase and the others are in junior high school.

Source: Dechisoku (Movie), Official site (Manga)

High☆Speed! (Manga) & High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days on MAL

20 of 104 Comments Recent Comments

yey more shota kisumi
kisumi will be in the movie right?
but srsly, i hoped to see them in college or something like that, not a big shota fan.

Apr 8, 2015 9:15 AM by Mewra

i got bored of Free in its second season so i dont care much about this franchise but Shiori Teshirogi is drawing the manga, that sounds interesting

Apr 6, 2015 11:12 AM by silversaint

More Free! huh? whatever...

Mar 29, 2015 2:11 AM by Meruru_Arls

Mai_Kujaku said:
More Free + more Makoto = SO EXCITED!!!

Mar 27, 2015 12:37 AM by Hiryu12

Sad since Rei is my fav, but I'm still looking forward to this!

Mar 24, 2015 10:24 AM by removed-user

omg YASSSS!!! I knew it there'll be more Free! also movie based on the original novel. Ive read those and they were actually better than anime imo. The character are more fleshed out like Haru's character, Rin's less-whiny cutie and also the flawfree Makoto lol even Sousuke is less random than the anime.

so they are going to introduce other characters from their middle school as well? *hypeee*

Mar 24, 2015 8:25 AM by lilymul


moeanao said:
Yasss! More free! and more Makoto <3
But tbh I'd rather have a sequel than a prequel.

same but I would also take a full season of them juggling or picking lint out of their navels or just anything at all

Mar 24, 2015 1:33 AM by ghosts

Mar 24, 2015 12:51 AM by UkePaChan

Well, I'll count this announcement as a reminder for me to watch Eternal Summer within the next few months…

Mar 23, 2015 12:31 PM by BlazingOptimist

phoenixalia said:
AllenVonStein said:

Nah you

No, seriously, what is wrong with male fanservice?

Gay xxx

Mar 23, 2015 9:36 AM by AllenVonStein

xKiYoMiNaTiONx said:
They won't be voiced by chicks... as far as I'm concerned, according to fans who went to the event, all the seiyuus will be their younger selves.

This is not a continuation, but an adaption of what seems to be perhaps part HS and part HS2 novels.

Didn't they have female voices while in elementary school? I guess they will have their male voices once in middle school.
Official Site is up. Main cast is Nobunaga Shimazaki. From the key visual I can tell that's from middle school, the swimwear.

Mar 23, 2015 1:22 AM by Shadow-Chan

Yuss, more baeshies and more baeshies, more Rin and more Makoto!!

Mar 23, 2015 12:47 AM by Toots

AllenVonStein said:

Nah you

No, seriously, what is wrong with male fanservice?

Mar 23, 2015 12:44 AM by phoenixalia

I'm so hype for this
I thought the ova would be the end, but nope, I get more.
I did speculate if there would be a movie, I am glad it is getting one as the prequel stuff is pretty interesting.

Mar 23, 2015 12:06 AM by PhantomL

Interesting... Free! prequel. And I'm sure I have a lot of friends who would absolutely love this news. :-)

Mar 22, 2015 7:49 PM by einonymous

More Free + more Makoto = SO EXCITED!!!

Mar 22, 2015 7:33 PM by Mai_Kujaku

So excited~ ;w;

Mar 22, 2015 7:32 PM by Renabear

Maybe since they're like, actual kids this time, their childish, immature, and nonsense behavior won't gouge my eyeballs out from rolling so hard.

If this results in more doujins I'll be happy.

Mar 22, 2015 5:18 PM by Red_Keys

This is great news! :D

Mar 22, 2015 4:25 PM by Xmoonblade

robis798 said:
AllenVonStein said:

Shut up

No u

Nah you

Mar 22, 2015 1:15 PM by AllenVonStein

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