In an event held on August 14 to commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release of High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days
, it was announced that the Free!
series will receive a new animated series. The type and length will be announced at a later time.
series is based on the High☆Speed!
novel series written by Kouji Ohji
and illustrated by Futoshi Nishiya
. It has received various anime adaptations
by Kyoto Animation
, with the latest one being the prequel movie High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days
, which premiered on December 5, 2015.
The first season of the series is currently licensed in North America by Discotek Media
, while the sequel
is licensed by FUNimation
. Anime Limited
and Madman Entertainment
have licensed the sequel for UK and Australian release, respectively. The series was also simulcast by FUNimation and Crunchyroll
, with the latter licensing the dubbed version
of the first season. The Blu-ray and DVD charted in last week's
rankings, selling a total of 16,245 and 10,933 copies.
Source: Official Twitter