Get your swimsuits ready, because a new trailer for Free! -the Final Stroke- is here to warm us up before the penultimate round of swimming opens in Japan next month!
In the trailer, we hear the familiar voices of Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase, Mamoru Miyano as Rin Matsuoka, Kouki Uchiyama as Ikuya Kirishima, Daisuke Ono as Kaeda Kinjo and Jeff Manning as Albert Volandel as they compete on the world stage.
An early shot of the Sydney Opera House also confirms a return to Australia as a setting for the franchise.
A key visual for the first part was revealed last month, giving us another taste of just how intense this finale will be:
OLDCODEX will be returning to perform a “Free” version of their opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime, “Heading to Over,” as the film’s main theme.
Eisaku Kawanami (Free! Season 3) is in charge of directing and scriptwriting for both films at Kyoto Animation.
The first part is set to release on September 17 in Japan, followed by the second part on April 22, 2022.
It’s been a long journey for the seminal swimming franchise, starting out in 2013 with a 12-episode original anime series, followed by two more seasons, numerous films and specials, and even a prequel featuring the cast in their middle school years.
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Source: Free! official Twitter account