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Free! -Take Your Marks- Sequel Film to Open on October 28

posted on 2017-07-04 04:37 EDT
Titles of brand-new film's four parts also revealed

The official website for Free! -Take Your Marks-, the new sequel film to Kyoto Animation's Free! franchise, announced the film's October 28 opening date on Monday. The website also revealed the titles for the four parts that make up the omnibus film:

  • #1 Unmei no Choice! (Fateful Choice!)
  • #2 Hitō no Cooling Down! (Cooling Down at the Secret Hot Spring!)
  • #3 Kessoku no Butterfly! (United Butterfly!)
  • #4 Tabidachi no Eternal Blue! (The Eternal Blue of Journeys to Come!)

The brand-new Free! -Take Your Marks- theatrical anime project is a sequel to the Free! -Timeless Medley- compilation films. The story takes place in March, with Haruka dealing with graduation from high school. It depicts four stories set in the days of early spring, before the characters advance to the next starting blocks of their futures, and what lies ahead.

Kyoto Animation's first Free! anime about the Iwatobi High School Swim Club premiered in July 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Discotek released the first season on DVD with English subtitles in North America in May 2015. Crunchyroll streamed an English dub of the first season in December 2015, and the company released the season with Funimation on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD in May.

Free! Eternal Summer, the second television anime season, premiered in July 2014. Funimation streamed the second season as it aired, and released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America with an English dub in February 2016.

Another brand-new film, High Speed! -Free Starting Days-, was directly inspired by the High Speed! novel that had been loosely adapted into the original Free! television anime. Whereas the Free! anime centers on Haruka and the other swimmers during high school, High Speed! followed the characters during middle school. The second volume of the novel series shipped in July 2014. The film opened in Japan in December 2015.

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Gina Szanboti


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