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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club Anime Ends With 'See You Next Summer' Message

posted on by Egan Loo
12th & final scheduled episode aired early Thursday morning

The 12th and final scheduled episode of the Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club television anime ended early Thursday morning with a message that simply read, "see you next summer…" The previous episodes ended with the message "see you next water time," but Kyoto Animation has yet to announce a second season of the anime.

The story began with Haruka Nanase, a high school boy who once swam competitvely. After years of separation, his childhood friend Rin challenges him to a swimming match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka gathers together his former teammates Makoto and Nagisa once again, and also brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin come together for a story of swimming, youth, and friendship.

The anime premiered in July, and Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

[Via 0takomu]

Images © Kōji ōji, Kyoto Animation/Iwatobi High School Swimming Club

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