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New 'Free!' Movies Announced

by tsubasalover
Mar 19, 4:54 AM | 74 Comments

It has been announced at the Free! Starting Days event held on Sunday that the previously announced Free! anime will be two-part recap movies. Titled Free!: Timeless Medley, the first part Kizuna will recap the story about Haruka's trouble, while the second part Yakusoku will recap the story surrounding Rin's trouble. The movies will premiere on April 22 and July 1, respectively, and include new scenes. STYLE FIVE will perform the theme song titled "RISING FREE."

In addition, a special anime sequel titled Free!: Take Your Marks has also been announced for screening in Fall 2017. The story will take place during spring before the graduation and will consist of four stories.

The Free! 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.

Trailer


Official site for Timeless Medley: http://tm.iwatobi-sc.com/
Official site for Take Your Marks: http://tym.iwatobi-sc.com/

Source: Nijipoi

Free!: Timeless Medley - Yakusoku and Free!: Take Your Marks on MAL

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Titles of the 4 sub stories of Take Your Marks!, to Screen October 28, 2017.
#1: Unmei no Choice! (Destined Choice!)
#2: Hiyu no Cooling Down! (Secret Hot Spring Cooling Down!)
#3: Kessoku no Butterfly! (United Butterfly!)
#4: Tabitachi no Eternal Blue! (Departing Eternal Blue!)
http://tym.iwatobi-sc.com/news/?id=66

Edit (August 4, 2017) Teaser and Main Visual:
https://nijimen.net/topics/13122

Edit (August 18, 2017) Theme Song:
"FREE-STYLE SPIRIT" by STYLE FIVE (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa)
http://tym.iwatobi-sc.com/cd/

Jul 4, 2:35 AM by tsubasalover

Jun 23, 3:56 AM by tsubasalover

not aired yet so just wait

Jun 22, 11:10 AM by HEYDKLRS7

sure, do more of this fujoshi shit. but still no haruhi.

Jun 3, 8:56 AM by Sjo

Trailer for Yakusoku on db.

Jun 2, 2:38 AM by tsubasalover

toky0utopia said:
Where will I be able to watch this? Crunchyroll doesn't seem to have it???
Since it's movies, unless Crunchyroll announced that they will make them available, you will have to wait a long time until BD or DVD comes out.

Apr 22, 4:08 PM by tsubasalover

Where will I be able to watch this? Crunchyroll doesn't seem to have it???

Apr 22, 3:30 AM by toky0utopia

Ah?! There will be more!? yay!

Apr 14, 1:31 PM by SANNE97

HELL YEAH! SIGN ME UP! (That's because I'm a simple girl: I see Free!, I click…)

Apr 11, 10:48 AM by Moonie_Anime

KyoAni water animation in movie quality yes please!

Mar 25, 2:03 PM by ittou_shura

Everytime I think i'm done with Free sometime like this keeps pulling me back in.
I'm so excited <3

Mar 23, 8:14 PM by Adeiheid

(╯✧▽✧)╯ ╰(▔∀▔)╯ 。゚(TヮT)゚。
HYPE, HYPE, HYPE!!! I am so pumped for this! Free is by far not the best anime out there, but it's one I enjoyed a lot! It was so funny, inspirational and even a bit emotional at times; it was such a good break from all the gore anime I had been watching at the time T___T Not that I'm saying gore animes are bad; I love them (otherwise I wouldn't have been watching so many in the first place...).

I would totally recommend the Free franchise to anyone who hasn't seen it yet!

Mar 22, 12:25 PM by Catwissa

WAKU WAKU SURU. (๑✧∀✧๑)

But lol why does every series need recap movies nowadays but whatever, I'm happy to get more Free!!!!!

Mar 21, 4:01 PM by Toua

Don't tell me it's nothing more like a recap movie.

uuurrrgghhh....

Red_Keys said:
>recap movies

They're really milking this, aren't they?


My thoughts exactly.

I've been expecting this as a full movie but NOPE!! Pretty much slap in a face to me.

Mod Edit: Merged duplicated posts; please use the edit button.

Mar 21, 2:29 PM by JafriZin

clandestine said:
Robiiii said:
Hopefully Kyoani will announce more movies based on something else as well

Hyouka movie maybe?
That would be the dream…

OT: Assumimg theyll actually have new stories & perspectives and won't just be anime recaps I'm looking forward to them!
hopefully in these we could maybe get to see the high school High Speed boys and adult Natsuya too? That'd be a dream as well.

A Hyouka movie would be majestic :O

Mar 21, 8:38 AM by Robiiii

Robiiii said:
Hopefully Kyoani will announce more movies based on something else as well

Hyouka movie maybe?
That would be the dream…

OT: Assumimg theyll actually have new stories & perspectives and won't just be anime recaps I'm looking forward to them!
hopefully in these we could maybe get to see the high school High Speed boys and adult Natsuya too? That'd be a dream as well.

Mar 21, 8:13 AM by nicethings

I am so excited! So glad that there will be something new from Free! universum and I am so happy I will see Makoto once again (even when histories will be centered on Rin and Haru), I love his character :) Can't wait to see them!

Mar 21, 7:44 AM by simonucha

I'm here for the new Style Five song, Rising Free? Sounds already like a bop.

Also for the love of god, the last movie ova whatever it is needs to be new stuff I need to see Haru and Rin going after their dream.

Mar 21, 6:22 AM by Cat_S

Kyoani lol......

Mar 20, 4:33 PM by Infatuate

Only the movie about Haru metters to me. I don't care 'bout the recaps.
Eager to see how's my precious pup Haru doing after graduation.

Mar 20, 9:03 AM by youthful