New Free! Anime Film’s Teaser Trailer Reveals 2021 Release

17.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

A teaser trailer for an upcoming new Free! anime film was shown at the “Free! Series Orchestra Concert 2020” at Pacifico Yokohama on Saturday which revealed that the film will be released in 2021.

New teaser visual

Free! is an anime series produced by Kyoto Animation. The series began in 2013, and since then there have been three seasons and five movies, the most recent being Free! ~Road to the World!~ which was a compilation film that reconstructed the third season of the anime series, Free! Dive to the Future.


The teaser trailer for the upcoming new film describes Haraka and the gang’s “challenges into the world.


Free! New Film Coming 2021

“Vol.2” of Kyoto Animation’s compilation of the third season Free! – Dive to the Future and film Free! Road to the World is also now available to watch on YouTube.


Free! Series Compilation Vol.2


The first two seasons, Free! and Free! – Eternal Summer will also be released in boxed Blu-rays in Japan. Release dates have yet to be announced.


The “Free! Series Orchestra Concert 2020” will be archived into August 31, 2020. Concert merchandise is also now available in Japan.




  • Popular Swimming Anime Free! to Hold 10th Anniversary Event at Saitama Super Arena in Summer 2023

    05.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The popular anime series Free! will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special event at Saitama Super Arena on August 13, 2023. Cast members from the series, including Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, and Daisuke Hirakawa, will be in attendance. Free! -the Final Stroke- The Second Volume will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5, 2023, and will include a priority purchase application ticket for the special event. Check out the official website for details!


    The Free! anime franchise, which is loosely based on the High Speed! light novels by Kouji Ooji, began in 2013 and includes three TV series and multiple films produced by Kyoto Animation. The three anime series–Free!, Free! Eternal Summer, and Free! Dive to the Future–have been incredibly popular around the world. The first part of Free! The Final Stroke was released in theaters last year, with the second part hitting theaters in April 2022. Fans won’t want to miss out on the exciting 10th-anniversary activities in 2023!



  • Hilton Tokyo Odaiba Celebrates Free! -the Final Stroke Anime Film with Special Buffet

    10.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    The final story in the Free! Iwatobi Swim Club’s anime franchise was released in Japanese theaters on April 22. To celebrate this huge event, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba will be offering a buffet inspired by the series from May 12 until July 15, 2022!




    First Half Menu/First Half Dessert Buffet


    Second Half Menu/Second Half Dessert Buffet


    Drink Menu




    The Free! anime franchise, which is loosely based on the High Speed! light novels by Kouji Ooji, began in 2013 and includes three TV series and multiple films. Free!-the Final Stroke- The First Volume was released in 2021. The Second Volume will debut in Japanese theaters on April 22, 2022.


    The series follows high school student Haruka Nanase, a gifted swimmer, as he revitalizes Iwatobi High School’s swim team and attempts to be the best swimmer in Japan.


    The event will be split into two periods, each featuring different menu items focusing on different characters. Character-inspired cocktails will also be available. The merchandise available will only be up for grabs during the event.




  • Cast of Free!-the Final Stroke-The Second Volume to Appear at Special Stage Show in Tokyo

    26.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The stars of the upcoming film Free!-the Final Stroke- The Second Volume will take to the stage for a special event at Tokyo International Forum Hall A on May 1, 2022. The voice actors in attendance will include Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Koki Uchiyama, Ryohei Kimura, Kenji Nojima, Satoshi Hino, and Daisuke Ono. Tickets for the event paired with commemorative goods are available until March 29. 


    The Free! anime franchise, which is loosely based on the High Speed! light novels by Kouji Ooji, began in 2013 and includes three TV series and multiple films. Free!-the Final Stroke- The First Volume was released in 2021. The Second Volume will debut in Japanese theaters on April 22, 2022.

  • Trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Free! The Final Stroke Part 1 Released

    03.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Kyoto Animation’s two-part film series Free! The Final Stroke is coming soon, and the trailer for the first installment is now available on YouTube. The trailer offers a glimpse of Haruka Nanase’s time in Sydney, as he sets his sights on becoming the best freestyle swimmer in the world.



    Free! The Final Stroke Part 1 Trailer



    The 2013 anime series was met with massive international fanfare, and a third season was aired in 2018. Five films have followed, as well as a light novel, internet radio show, and a number of drama CDs. The series follows gifted swimmer Haruka Nanase, his rival, and his friends, as they improve their swimming skills and aim to compete on a global scale. This film series will mark the final chapter, and the first installment will hit Japanese theaters on September 17.





  • Free Anime Announces Two-Part Film ‘The Final Stroke’

    07.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Kyoto Animation have announced a two-part anime film for their popular anime franchise Free!. Titled Free! The Final Stroke, the films will be released on September 17, 2021 and April 22, 2022 respectively. Cinema tickets are set to go on sale in Japan on May 28 and come with a free folder.

    The Free! series began in 2013 when KyoAni released the first season of the internationally-loved swimming anime. Since then, three seasons have been released as well as five movies.


    Free! The Final Stroke Announcement Video

    Stay tuned for more details in the run up to both films’ releases.



  • Free! Road to the World Anime Film Trailer Released

    12.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    A trailer has been released for the upcoming Free! Road to the World anime film which is set to premiere on July 5, 2019.

    The film comes as the newest entry to the Free! anime franchise and serves as a compilation and ‘reconstruction’ of the Free! Dive to the Future anime series which aired in July 2018.

    If you go to watch the film in Japan you will receive a Midnight Dream folder illustrated by character designer Futoshi Nishiya upon purchasing your cinema ticket.

    The cover artwork for the forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray release Free! Dive to the Future Talk & Reading Special Event was also unveiled. It will go on sale on July 3 and is compiled footage of the event that took place at Tokyo’s Katayanagi Arena on January 13 earlier this year.


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