Free! Dive to the Future Anime's Promo Video Previews Oldcodex's Theme Song
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The official website for the Free! Dive to the Future television anime began streaming the show's first promotional video on Monday. The video previews Oldcodex's opening theme song "Heading to Over."
The series will premiere on ABC TV on July 11 late at night at 2:15 a.m. (effectively July 12). The series will also air on Tokyo MX 1, TV Aichi, and BS11.
The anime stars:
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase
Mamoru Miyano as Rin Matsuoka
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto Tachibana
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Asahi Shiina
Kouki Uchiyama as Ikuya Kirishima
Ryohei Kimura as Hiyori Tono
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Sosuke Yamazaki
Kenji Nojima as Natsuya Kirishima
Satoshi Hino as Nao Serizawa
Tsubasa Yonaga as Nagisa Hazuki
Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei Ryugazaki
Kouki Miyata as Aiichiro Nitori
Kenichi Suzumura as Momotaro Mikoshiba
Other returning cast members include:
- Chihiro Suzuki as Kisumi Shigino
- Akeno Watanabe as Gou Matsuoka
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Seijuro Mikoshiba
New cast members include:
- Atsushi Abe as Romio Hayahune, a rookie member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Shizuru Isurugi, a rookie member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club
- Ryou Hirohashi as Ayumu Kunikida, a rookie member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club
The screenings for the show's unaired "episode 0" that screened on June 23 also screened the first episode of the new series.
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?
Source: Free! Dive to the Future anime website
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