High Speed! – Free! Starting Days

High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days

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High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days plunges into the past of the Iwatobi Swim Club members alongside their fellow swimmers and competitors. Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana have started middle school and must adjust to the changes that come along with growing up. While Makoto fits in with his classmates and remains positive about swimming, Haruka struggles to befriend others or join his school's swim club, as his previous issues with swimming trouble him. Distancing himself from his lively classmates and the swimming club, he has difficulty deciding which club to join instead. The rest of his classmates, including Makoto, are also hesitant as to which clubs to participate in. After an argument leads them to join the swimming club anyway, the boys strive to hone their skills, harmonize their swimming styles, and refine their conflicting feelings toward swimming and each other. As determination and talent run high, witness Haruka and Makoto—along with their classmates—discover themselves and improve their talents during their starting days.

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English: Free! Starting Days
Japanese: ハイ☆スビード!Free! Starting Days
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 5, 2015
Producers: Shochiku, Asahi Broadcasting, I Will
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Drama, School, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 1 hr 50 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Yasuhiro Takemoto – Director
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
Maiko Nishioka – Script
Haruka Fujita – Storyboard
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This film has me finally convinced: MakoHaru is a thing … even though the franchise would most likely never admit it.


If you like Free! then you’ll like this prequel movie. It’s cute.


I’ve cried a lot, the scenary it’s beautiful and all of the characters are sooo cute.


More speedos and abs, but when they were children. Bonus: that moment between Makoto and Haru in the pool was asdfghjkl!


theyre so young its cute and the story makes more sense


They look really cute! It contained whole a lot of drama


Good movie