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19th Mar '17 8:25:58 AM lalaTKG
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** For a more dramatic turn, [[spoiler: Sousuke's shoulder injury only got worse and worse [[{{Determinator}} the more he pushed himself and worked harder at swimming]].Even going to physical therapy didn't help much, because at that point his shoulder was beyond repair. It continued until he basically wrecked his shoulder and dashed any hope of making it back to professional swimming ever again]].

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** For a more dramatic turn, [[spoiler: Sousuke's shoulder injury only got worse and worse [[{{Determinator}} the more he pushed himself and worked harder at swimming]]. Even going to physical therapy didn't help much, because at that point his shoulder was beyond repair. It continued until he basically wrecked his shoulder and dashed any hope of making it back to professional swimming ever again]].
19th Mar '17 8:24:31 AM lalaTKG
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In 2017, a trilogy of movies for the series was released, titled ''Free! Timeless Medley''. The first two are essentially recap movies focusing on the Iwatobi and Samezuka teams respectively, while the third is an original work that focuses on what happens to Haru [[TimeSkip after his graduation]]. Ikuya and Asahi from ''Starting Days'' show up here as well.
14th Mar '17 5:32:04 PM lalaTKG
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* SequelSeries: The entire premise is one to the light novel that Makoto, Haru, Nagisa and Rin came from, ''High Speed!''. The novel basically explains the backstory and relationships of the boys (sans Rei, but including Sousuke). The anime picks up the plot after the events of the first volume, some odd years later.



* TimeSkip: The entire premise is one to the original light novel, ''High Speed!''. The novel basically explains the backstory and relationships of the boys (sans Rei, but including Sousuke). The anime picks up the plot after the events of the first volume, some odd years later.
19th Jan '17 2:51:03 PM luckyricochet
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Haru just sitting on the sand fully-clothed while at the beach in Australia is how Rin notices how upset he is over his fight with Makoto.
8th Jan '17 9:24:33 PM BleuStar365
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When Rin returns years later with a [[TheRival nasty new attitude and a major grudge against Haruka]], his reappearance sets in motion a series of events that lead to the founding of the [[JapaneseSchoolClub Iwatobi High School Swimming Club]]. Along with Makoto, Nagisa, rookie Rei Ryugazaki and manager [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Gou Matsuoka]], Haruka reawakens his passion for competitive swimming in the hope of getting through to Rin.

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When Rin returns years later with a [[TookALevelInJerkass nasty new attitude]] and [[TheRival nasty new attitude and a major grudge against Haruka]], his reappearance sets in motion a series of events that lead to the founding of the [[JapaneseSchoolClub Iwatobi High School Swimming Club]]. Along with Makoto, Nagisa, rookie Rei Ryugazaki and manager [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Gou Matsuoka]], Haruka reawakens his passion for competitive swimming in the hope of getting through to Rin.
12th Dec '16 2:24:23 PM CJO123
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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation Do (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]] located in Osaka), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with Masahiro Yokotani serving as series composer, and Futoshi Nishiya as character designer and chief animation director.

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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation Do (a (the Osaka subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]] located in Osaka), KyoAni]]), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with Masahiro Yokotani serving as series composer, and Futoshi Nishiya as character designer and chief animation director.
12th Dec '16 2:23:22 PM CJO123
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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation DO (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]]), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with Masahiro Yokotani serving as series composer, and Futoshi Nishiya as character designer and chief animation director.

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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation DO Do (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]]), KyoAni]] located in Osaka), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with Masahiro Yokotani serving as series composer, and Futoshi Nishiya as character designer and chief animation director.
30th Nov '16 5:37:10 AM Wilderstorm
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* CareerEndingInjury: [[spoiler: Sousuke's dream of becoming a professional swimmer was crushed due to his wrecked shoulder.]]



* DreamCrushingHandicap: [[spoiler: Sousuke's dream of becoming a professional swimmer was crushed due to his wrecked shoulder.]]



** Sousuke is unfriendly (even threatening in Haru's case) toward everyone except Rin and eventually the rest of the relay team. [[spoiler:Turns out he has a DreamCrushingHandicap that has eliminated any chance he once had to swim professionally, and he can only bring himself to put on a nice face for Rin]].

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** Sousuke is unfriendly (even threatening in Haru's case) toward everyone except Rin and eventually the rest of the relay team. [[spoiler:Turns out he has a DreamCrushingHandicap CareerEndingInjury that has eliminated any chance he once had to swim professionally, and he can only bring himself to put on a nice face for Rin]].
29th Nov '16 10:46:46 AM fruitstripegum
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* ShoutOut:
** [[http://i.imgur.com/PO6uCxz.jpg Rei in his butterfly swimsuit]] made many ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' fans wonder if he was the ''Free!'' universe's version of [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/02082008/e/b/c/6/ebc66bc0ab6810_full.jpg Papillon Mask.]]
** To [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Sky High]] in episode 9.
** In the first special, the game Haruka and Makoto were playing is an underwater version of VideoGame/AnimalCrossing.
** The elevator scene in episode 9 of Eternal Summer can't be anything but a reference to the [[LeaveTheCameraRunning infamous scene]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with [[TheStoic Haru in the place of Rei]] and [[JerkassWoobie Sousuke in the place of Asuka]].



* ShoutOut:
** [[http://i.imgur.com/PO6uCxz.jpg Rei in his butterfly swimsuit]] made many ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' fans wonder if he was the ''Free!'' universe's version of [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/02082008/e/b/c/6/ebc66bc0ab6810_full.jpg Papillon Mask.]]
** To [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Sky High]] in episode 9.
** In the first special, the game Haruka and Makoto were playing is an underwater version of VideoGame/AnimalCrossing.
** The elevator scene in episode 9 of Eternal Summer can't be anything but a reference to the [[LeaveTheCameraRunning infamous scene]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with [[TheStoic Haru in the place of Rei]] and [[JerkassWoobie Sousuke in the place of Asuka]].
12th Oct '16 1:38:22 AM CJO123
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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation DO (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]]), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with series composition by Masahiro Yokotani and character designs by Futoshi Nishiya.

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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation DO (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]]), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with series composition by Masahiro Yokotani serving as series composer, and Futoshi Nishiya as character designs by Futoshi Nishiya.
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