Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club


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Haruka Nanase has a love for water and a passion for swimming. In elementary school, he competed in and won a relay race with his three friends Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana. After claiming victory at the tournament, the four friends went their separate ways. Years later, they reunite as high school students; however, Rin couldn't care less about returning to the way things used to be. Not only does he attend a different school, but the sole thing important to him is proving that he is a better swimmer than Haruka. After the bitter reunion, Haruka, Nagisa, and Makoto decide to form the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, but they will need a fourth member if they hope to take part in the upcoming tournament. Enter Rei Ryuugazaki, a former member of the track team whom Nagisa recruits. As the time to compete draws near, the four develop a close bond while training intensely to come out on top and settle things between Haruka and Rin once and for all.

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English: Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club
Japanese: Free!
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2013 to Sep 26, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at Unknown
Producers: Lantis, Iwatobi High School Swimming Club, Asahi Broadcasting
Licensors: Funimation, Discotek Media, Crunchyroll
Studios: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Sports, Drama, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Shinichi Nakamura – Producer
Hiroko Utsumi – Director
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
Eisaku Kawanami – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Rage on” by OLDCODEX
ED1: “SPLASH FREE” by STYLE FIVE (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa) (eps 1- 11)
ED2: “EVER BLUE” by STYLE FIVE (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa) (ep 12)

Episode List

01: Reunion at the Starting Block!
02: Memories in the Distance!
03: Theoretical Dolphin Kick!
04: Captive Butterfly!
05: Trial in Open Water!
06: Shocking No Breathing!
07: One Style Final!
08: Revenge in the Medley!
09: Hesitant Loosen Up!
10: Irritated Heart Rate!
11: Furious All-out!
12: Distant Free!



It’s not gay but 100% of the fan art for it is. Those boys have beautiful muscles, though.


First sports anime I watched, and underneath the abs, there’s a great friendship story.


“i watch it for the water animation”-my friend that is totally not gay for this drawings


Kyoto Animation is becoming really gay. I love it.


These beautiful boys try their best at swimming and I loved every second of it.


The Holy Grail of manservice and all that is right in the world. The ED is super catchy, and the animation is beautiful.


Bishounen manservice: the anime


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    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece