Free! Sequel Anime Confirms Summer 2018 Broadcast!


A new season of the popular swimming anime Free! will start airing in July 2018 with the title Free! -Dive to the Future-. The series has revealed a new key visual along with a short teaser video.

Free! Sequel Anime Confirms Summer 2018 Broadcast!
Free! Sequel Anime Confirms Summer 2018 Broadcast!

The teaser starts with the text ‘University Arc. A new summer starts’, followed by a re-introduction to the main characters, their swimming styles, and their cast. The trailer also reveals a part of the staff and that the theme song will be ‘Heading to Over’ by Oldcodex. You can find the cast and staff members listed below!

The first season of Free! aired in 2013 and received a sequel, Free! Eternal Summer, in 2014. It later spawned a prequel movie titled High Speed! Free! Starting Days! as well as the compilation films Free! Timeless Medley Kizuna and Free! Timeless Medley Yakusoku. A new movie titled Free! Take Your Marks aired in Japanese cinemas in October 2017.


Haruka Nanase: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Makoto Tachibana: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Rin Matsuoka: Mamoru Miyano
Ikuya Kirishima: Koki Uchiyama
Asahi Shiina: Toshiyuki Toyonaga


Original Work: Koji Oji
Director: Eisaku Kawanami
Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Futoshi Nishiya
Art Director: Shingo Kasai
3D Art: Joji Unoguchi
Color Design: Yuka Yoneda
Accessory Setting: Seiichi Akitake
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
3D Director: Yuji Shibata
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Music Production: Lantis
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do


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