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Synopsis: Haruka Nanase has a love for water and a passion for swimming. At elementary school, he competed and won a relay race with his three friends Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki and Makoto Tachibana. After claiming the victory in the tournament, the four friends followed separate ways. Years later, they gather as high school students; However, Rin couldn't care less about returning to the way things used to be. Not only does he attend a different school, but the only important thing for him is to prove that he is a better swimmer than Haruka.

After the bitter meeting, Haruka, Nagisa and Makoto decide to form the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, but they will need a fourth member if they expect to participate in the next tournament. Between King Ryuugazaki, an ex -member of the athletics team that Nagisa recruits. As the time to compete is approaching, the four develop a close bond while training intensely to come across the top and solve things between Haruka and Rin once and for all.

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- Information
- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
- Related


See below all important information about the anime: Free!

Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Free!
  • Anime Name in Japanese: Free!
  • Anime Name in English: Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
  • Other names: フリー!

Production information

  • Producers: Lantis, Iwatobi High School Swimming Club, Asahi Broadcasting
  • Licensors: Funimation, Discotek Media, Crunchyroll
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 12
  • Date: 41459 - September 26, 2013 - Thursday at 0030 (JST)
  • Genres: sports
  • Subjects: Escola
  • Target: Shounen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.341
  • Popularity: 414135

Video Trailer/Opening

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Free!": 

  • The free anime! It was created by Kyoto Animation studio, responsible for other hits like K-On! and CLANNAD.
  • The full name of the anime is free! Iwatobi Swim Club, and the story revolves around a group of friends who gather to form a swim club.
  • The anime is known for its impressive look and fluid animation, which realistically portrays the swimmers' movements in the water.
  • The main character, Haruka Nanase, is inspired by a Japanese Olympic swimmer named Kosuke Kitajima.
  • The anime is also famous for its fandom, which is mainly composed of young women and is known as "Fujoshi", a term that refers to women who like romantic stories among men.
  • The anime was so popular that it spawned a series of movies, including Free! Timeless Medley and Free! Take Your Marks.
  • The anime also inspired a licensed product line, including clothes, accessories and even a line of perfumes.
  • The anime is known for its exciting soundtrack, which includes songs by artists such as Oldcodex and Style Five.
  • The anime is also known for its fanservice scenes, which show the male characters in tight and suggestive poses.
  • The anime was so popular that it inspired a series of parodies and memes on the internet, including dance videos and funny montages.
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Manga and Products from Free!

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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Free!"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • Haruka Nanase (Nobunaga Shimazaki) - A talented and passionate water swimmer.
  • Makoto Tachibana (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) - Haruka's best friend and a dedicated swimmer.
  • Rin Matsuoka (Mamoru Miyano) - A competitive swimmer and rival of Haruka.
  • Nagisa Hazuki (Tsubasa Yonaga) - A cheerful and excited swimmer who admires Haruka.
  • King Ryugazaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) - A swimmer who initially couldn't swim, but became one of the best on the team.

Summary and events

  1. Haruka Nanase joins the High School Swimming Club and reunites her friends Makoto, Nagisa and Rin.
  2. The team forms the Iwatobi Swim Club and starts training for competitions.
  3. Iwatobi Swim Club participates in local and regional competitions, demonstrating their skills.
  4. Rin Matsuoka, a former friend of Haruka, returns to Japan after training abroad and challenges Haruka for a race.
  5. The Iwatobi Swim Club faces internal and external challenges, strengthening its friendship bonds.
  6. Haruka and her friends participate in the school swimming tournament, where they compete against other talented swimmers.
  7. Iwatobi Swim Club faces its biggest challenge in the regional tournament, struggling to qualify for the national tournament.
  8. Haruka confronts her own ambitions and seeks a deeper meaning for her swimming.
  9. The friendships of friendship between Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin are strengthened, and they continue to swim together.

What happens in the end?

Below we have a summary of what happens at the end of the anime Free!We have placed a Spoiler alert, just click below to display the content of the end of the work.

At the end of "Free!", The Iwatobi Swim Club faces the National Swimming Tournament, where each member demonstrates its growth and personal maturity. Haruka discovers that her swimming is a way of expressing and connecting with others, while Makoto, Nagisa and Rin confront their ambitions and insecurities. After a remarkable performance, they realize that the true value of swimming is in search of personal growth and friendship. Although they follow individual ways, the bond between them remains strong, emphasizing the importance of mutual support and the passion for sport in the pursuit of success and personal fulfillment.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

See below the list of games available for different platforms related to anime: Free!

  • Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club (PSP)
  • Free! - Dive to the Future (PS4)
  • Free! - Road to the World - Dream (Nintendo Switch)

See below a list of OVAs, Specials, and Movies related to anime: Free!

  • Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
  • Free! Eternal Summer
  • Free! Take Your Marks
  • Free! Timeless Medley - The Bond
  • Free! Timeless Medley - The Promise
  • Free! Dive to the Future
  • Free! The Final Stroke

The list may not contain all games, movies, OVAs, or specials. The work may also have not received any extras or be unavailable.

Meaning of Free!

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • Free! - anime name
  • Free - The word in English that means "free" is "free".
The free anime! It tells the story of a group of friends who are passionate about swimming and are part of the school swim club. The name of the anime makes reference to the freedom they feel on swimming, besides being an allusion to the fact that swimming is a sport that can be practiced in free water, such as rivers, lakes and seas.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Free! has a total of 12 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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