Free! -Dive to the Future-

Free!: Dive to the Future

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With the seniors having graduated from high school, the determined swimmers eagerly take on their futures with a dream to fulfill. Now attending Hidaka University in Tokyo, Haruka Nanase unexpectedly runs into Shiina Asahi, an old teammate and friend from his middle school days. Consequently, the troubling memories regarding his middle school swim team resurface, as it was a time when Haruka's views on swimming became negative and led him to quit the team. Haruka later reconnects with his other middle school classmates; all except for Ikuya Kirishima, who still resents Haruka for quitting the team, resulting in its disbandment. Aware of the issues between them, Haruka resolves to improve his friendship with Ikuya. However, he quickly realizes that making amends with an old friend isn't his only obstacle. Facing the reality and challenges of encountering higher calibre swimmers, Haruka must work hard to establish himself if he dreams of competing on an international level.

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Japanese: Free!-Dive to the Future-
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2018 to Sep 27, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Drama, School, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub


Eisaku Kawanami – Director
Haruka Fujita – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Daisuke Hirakawa – Theme Song Performance
Tatsuya Katou – Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Heading to Over” by OLDCODEX (eps 1-11)
ED1: “Gold Evolution” by STYLE FIVE (eps 1-11)#2 conti.: Asahi Shiina (Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Ikuya Kirishima (Kouki Uchiyama), Nagisa Hazuki (Tsubasa Yonaga), Rei Ryuugazaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) (ep 12)
ED2: “Blue Destination” by Haruka Nanase (Nobunaga Shimazaki), Makoto Tachibana (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Rin Matsuoka (Mamoru Miyano),

Episode List

01: Sprouting Dive Start!
02: A Promise on a Shooting Star!
03: First Swim in Another Country!
04: Interference of Loss!
05: An Ominous Workout!
06: The Mermaid of the Abyss!
07: A Solitary Medley!
08: Metamorphosis of the Soul!
09: Interval in the Evening Calm!
10: The Grab Start of Hope!
11: Streamline of Unity!
12: Dive to the Future!



Everytime you see an ep of this anime and you feel like: “man I need to learn to swim super fast.. !” xD




Swimming together fixes everything. I loved it, but I still think their heads are too small for their bodies, their hot hot bodies.

smøl bean

F*CK YES! GO GO HARU GO! Can’t wait for 2020 :D


Angst, angst… everyone gets some angst!


It goes too far… One season was very much enough for me already…


This series gave a whole new perspective of Haru, which I think is super great! It really developed all of the characters!


    Demon Alpha

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