Designed as a follow-up to the 2013 surprise hit anime TV series Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! -the Final Stroke- is a two-part movie whose first chapter will be released on September 17, 2021.
Free!-the Final Stroke- is being produced by Kyoto Animation and will include returning staff from the Free! TV anime series, including director Eisaku Kawanami and voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki.
With part two already set to come out on April 22, 2022, Kyoto Animation has released a new preview for part one. Watch below!
Here's the new poster for Free!-the Final Stroke-, along with the official synopsis for the original series.
After a run-in with former teammate Rin ends with bitter feelings and hurtful words, Haruka and his friends become determined to re-form the Iwatobi Swim Club. But they’re missing a much-needed fourth member! With their eyes set on the athletic Rei, they’ve got to do what it takes to convince him to join so they can be in fighting form to face Rin’s new school, Samezuka Academy.