Free! Anime Franchise Gets 2 Compilation Films, New Theatrical Anime This Year

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Both compilation films will include new footage, new project will be sequel

An event on Sunday in Tokyo for the High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- anime film announced that Kyoto Animation‘s Free! franchise is getting two anime compilation films as well as an all-new theatrical anime project. The Free! Timeless Medley Kizuna (Bonds) compilation film will open on April 22, and the Free! Timeless Medley Yakusoku (Promise) compilation film will open on July 1. Both films also include new footage. The Kizuna film will focus on the members of the Iwatobi Swim Club, and the Yakusoku film will focus on Rin and Sousuke.

Kyoto Animation is streaming a trailer for Free! Timeless Medley Kizuna.

Style Five is singing the first compilation film’s theme song “Rising Free.”

The Free! Take Your Marks theatrical anime project is a sequel to Free! Timeless Medley, and it will screen in theaters in Japan this fall. The theatrical anime will take place in early spring as Haruka is about to graduate from high school.

Kyoto Animation had announced in August that the franchise was getting a new “screen” project, but didn’t reveal the medium for the project at the time.

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