Free! Dive to the Future Anime Ends With 'See You in 2020' Message
posted on by Karen Ressler
The 12th and final episode of the Free! Dive to the Future television anime ended with the message "See you in 2020..." The episode aired on Wednesday.
The series premiered on July 11. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and Funimation will stream an English dub for the anime. An unaired "episode 0" screened during an event on June 23 and will be included in the anime's first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume in Japan.
Eisaku Kawanami, who served as a storyboarder and episode director for the two television anime series and director of the two compilation films and the Free! -Take Your Marks- film, is directing the series at Kyoto Animation and Animation DO. Masahiro Yokotani is returning to oversee the series scripts, and Futoshi Nishiya is returning as the character designer and chief animation director. Tatsuya Katō is also returning to compose the music. Style Five, the five main voice cast members in the anime, are again performing the new ending theme song "Gold Evolution."
In the new series, Haruka, who is attending college in Tokyo, meets Asahi again and reawakens his memories from his middle school years, including those of Ikuya. Makoto is working toward a new dream while he is in Tokyo together with Haruka. Rin has an unexpected meeting in Sydney. As they await their new futures, will they see a new fight ahead? Or will they instead confront the past they left behind?