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New 'Free!' Movies Announced

by tsubasalover
Mar 19, 4:54 AM | 65 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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Everytime I think i'm done with Free sometime like this keeps pulling me back in.
I'm so excited <3

Yesterday, 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

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.

Mar 21, 2:30 PM by JafriZin

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

uuurrrgghhh....

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 clandestine

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 yuliyana29

Can't say no to more Free :D

Mar 20, 4:24 AM by Chibi-Alice

IM SUPER DUPER EXCITED! I have been waiting for this momemt since Starting Days and it's finally happening! Recap or not, I will get to see new unseen scenes from the already existing material. And the last movie will probably leave me with major feels.

I'm just scared that they will only focus on Rin and Haru split up. I would love to see more of them together

Mar 19, 11:20 PM by nicoyaasawa

god has forsaken us yet again

Mar 19, 10:39 PM by Malarkey

At first I was like "meh" but now I'm so ready and I can't wait because of my baby Rin. YAAAS JUST GIMME THIS ALREADY I CAN'T WAIT.

Mar 19, 10:18 PM by TaeRim

What? Free movies?

Mar 19, 9:29 PM by Blarey

Gosh, I can't wait for this 😍😱

Mar 19, 9:26 PM by makabemasamune99

Is Kyoani finished?

Mar 19, 7:23 PM by Shuhan

THE HYPE IS REAL MY BABIES ARE COMING BAAAACK!! Specially I'm so happy to see Asahi and Ikuya again this was all I wanted!!!
I'm not very into recap movies but this time I can't wait for them! And I'm even more hyped for Take Your Marks!!!!

Mar 19, 3:20 PM by Ciaoussu

You know, I expected a direct sequel to starting days to see whatever happen to those peeps, the new scenes looks to me like it'll just show them observing from afar;;
and the 3 movie looks like its gonna be THE SADDEST THING, the spring RIGHT before graduation??? really?? wasn't S2 sad enough?? I wanna see them move on not go back >A<

tho of course im still just as excited as everyone else, im a sucker for free haha

Mar 19, 2:43 PM by Cuky