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Free! Anime's Novel Predecessor High Speed! Gets Film

posted on by Egan Loo
December film based on text novel project about swimmers' middle-school days

The Free! Eternal Summer Special Event on Sunday announced that High Speed!, Kōji Ōji and Futoshi Nishiya's light novel project that inspired the Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club television anime, is also inspiring its own movie. High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- will open throughout Japan on December 5. The official website and Twitter account will provide more details in the future.

Whereas the Free! anime centers on Haruka and the other swimmers during high school, High Speed! followed them during middle school. The second volume of the novel series shipped last July.

The first Free! anime from Kyoto Animation premiered in July 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Discotek will release the first season on DVD in North America. Free! Eternal Summer, the second television anime season, premiered last July, and Funimation licensed the second season for streaming and home video in North America.

Thanks to sakurablossom143 for the news tip

[Via gin-chan-san]

Image © 2015 Kōji Ōji, Kyoto Animation/High Speed Production Committee

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