Two-Part Free! Film Premieres September 2021 and April 2022


Kyoto Animation has released a new trailer for their upcoming films based on the 2014 anime series Free!. The first part of the film will premiere on September 17th, with the second one premiering on April 22nd of next year.

The original anime acted as a sequel to the light novel High Speed!, and premiered in 2013. It ran for three seasons, and three films. The story focuses on high school student (at the beginning of the series) Haruka Nanase. Talented at swimming, he forms rivalries and friendships with fellow students.

Eventually he joints the school’s swimming team, and learns to cope with preparing for tournaments and how his friendships change as he and his friends get older.

The film was originally slated to launch in Summer 2020 (then titled Free!-Road to the World- the Dream), but was postponed after Kyoto Animation suffered a deadly arson attack last year which left 35 dead and more injured.

You can find the new trailer for Free! The Final Stroke below.



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