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.



  • 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.



  • 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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