Free! (2013)

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
  • First Air Date: 2013-07-04
  • Last Air Date: 2018-09-27
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 37
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: Kyoto Animation
  • Networks: Tokyo MX
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From 82 Ratings


The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways. Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.

  • Keywords: high school, friendship, sports, daily life, training, rivalry, slice of life, school, tournament, swimming, swimming club, school life, anime, fan service, school club, bishounen, swimming team
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    Free! Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2013-09-11
    17 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2013-07-04
    12 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2014-07-03
    13 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2018-07-12
    12 Episodes

    Free! Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Reunion at the Starting Block!25 min
    Season 1Episode 2Memories in the Distance!25 min
    Season 1Episode 3Theoretical Dolphin Kick!25 min
    Season 1Episode 4Captive Butterfly!25 min
    Season 1Episode 5Trial in Open Water!25 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Shock of Not Breathing!25 min
    Season 1Episode 7One Style Final!25 min
    Season 1Episode 8Revenge in the Medley!25 min
    Season 1Episode 9Hesitant Loosen Up!25 min
    Season 1Episode 10Irritated Heart Rate!25 min
    Season 1Episode 11Furious All-out!25 min
    Season 1Episode 12Distant Free!25 min
    Season 2Episode 1Stormy Dive-Dash!25 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Stroke of a Chance Encounter!25 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Butterfly of Farewell!25 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Somersault Turn of Promise!25 min
    Season 2Episode 5A Resolution's Heads-Up!25 min
    Season 2Episode 6Invincible Prime!25 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Crouching Start of Vindication!25 min
    Season 2Episode 8The Locomotive of a Twist!25 min
    Season 2Episode 9The Forming of a Slump!25 min
    Season 2Episode 10The Six-Beat Kick of Tears!25 min
    Season 2Episode 11The Open Turn of Destiny!25 min
    Season 2Episode 12A Swim-Off in a Foreign Land!25 min
    Season 2Episode 13The Eternal Summer of Beginnings!25 min
    Season 3Episode 1Sprouting Dive Start!25 min
    Season 3Episode 2A Promise on a Shooting Star!25 min
    Season 3Episode 3First Swim in Another Country!25 min
    Season 3Episode 4Interference of Loss!25 min
    Season 3Episode 5An Ominous Workout!25 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Mermaid of the Abyss!25 min
    Season 3Episode 7A Solitary Medley!25 min
    Season 3Episode 8Metamorphosis of the Soul!25 min
    Season 3Episode 9Interval in the Evening Calm!25 min
    Season 3Episode 10The Grab Start of Hope!25 min
    Season 3Episode 11Streamline of Unity!25 min
    Season 3Episode 12Dive to the Future!25 min
    • Nobunaga Shimazaki

      as Haruka Nanase (voice)
    • Mamoru Miyano

      as Rin Matsuoka (voice)
    • Tatsuhisa Suzuki

      as Makoto Tachibana (voice)
    • Daisuke Hirakawa

      as Rei Ryuugazaki (voice)
    • Akeno Watanabe

      as Gou Matsuoka (voice)
    • Kenjirou Tsuda

      as Seijuurou Mikoshiba (voice)
    • Kōki Miyata

      as Aiichirou Nitori (voice)
    • Satsuki Yukino

      as Miho Amakata (voice)
    • Hiroshi Yanaka

      as Gorou Sasabe (voice)
    Directing Eisaku Kawanami Series Director
    Production Shin'ichi Nakamura Producer
    Sound Youta Tsuruoka Sound Director
    Crew Masahiro Yokotani Script
    Writing Masahiro Yokotani Series Composition
    Writing Kouji Ooji Original Story