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Free! Anime to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Special Event


Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Free! -Iwatobi Swim Club anime, which first hit the small screen back on June 26, 2013. With the milestone on the horizon for the Kyoto Animation swimming saga, plans have been put in place for a special event that’s set to be held in Saitama next August. 

The event will have the main voice cast members in attendance, including Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto), Mamoru Miyano (Rin), Tsubasa Yonaga (Nagisa) and Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei). Those who pick up the physical release of the Free!-the Final Stroke- The Second Volume anime film—which hits stores in Japan on April 5, 2023—will get a priority access ticket for the August 13 anniversary celebration. 

Crunchyroll streamed the Free! TV anime as it aired. Here’s the official synopsis:

Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water – loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa attended the same swimming class together.

Time passed, and as Haruka was living an uneventful high school life, he suddenly encountered Rin again. Rin challenged Haruka to a race and showed him how much stronger he had become.

Soon enough, Makoto and Nagisa also rejoined the group, and along with a new classmate, Ryugazaki Rei, they established the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.

Via Crunchyroll News