In the official Twitter account for the animated franchise of the studios Kyoto Animation, Free! - Iwatobi SWIM Club, it was announced that on April 26, the eighth anniversary of the official announcement of the franchise will be held. Apparently, the franchise would be preparing a celebration, since he made the reminder seven days in advance.
The franchise is based on a series of light novels written by Kouji Ouji, who received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award, conducted in 2011, and that were published in July 2013. The first season of twelve episodes premiered In July 2013, followed by a second season of thirteen episodes in July 2014 and a third season of twelve episodes in July 2018.
All seasons have been produced by Kyoto Animation studios, however, the first two were directed by Hiroko Utsumi, while the third by Eisaku Kawanami. The next film of the franchise was scheduled to be released in the year 2020, in parallel with the realization of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, the Covid-19 pandemic delayed both events, and the film is now scheduled for this year .
Haruka Nanase loves the water and is passionate about swimming. In elementary school, she competed and won a relay career with her three friends of her Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki and Makoto Tachibana. After claiming victory in the tournament, the four friends took separate paths. Years later, they are reunited as high school students; However, Rin could not care less to be as things used to be. Not only attends a different school, but the only important thing for him is to show that he is a better swimmer than Haruka. After the bitter meeting, Haruka, Nagisa and Makoto decide to form the Swimming Club of Iwatobi High School, but they will need a Fourth member if you expect to participate in the next tournament. Rei Ryuugazaki enters a former member of the athletics team to whom Nagisa recruits. As time to compete, the four develop a narrow bond while training intensely to get victorious and resolve things between Haruka and Rin once and for all.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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