It’s time for one last dive in the waters! Kyoani has released a highly emotional, reminiscing teaser video for the second part of the Free! Final Stroke film project. The official website for the Free! anime also unveiled a new visual.
TEASER VIDEO AND VISUAL
The first film opened in Japan on September 17, causing quite a stir, building anticipation for the second and final film which will open in Japan on April 22, 2022.
The staff members tease that the films are the “final chapter” for the franchise. The project’s tagline is, “Let’s go, to the stage of glory.”
This two-part film project is expected to mark the end of Haruka and Rin’s epic journey. In this second film, fans might get much-needed closure seeing the two main characters as adults living their best lives. The first film opened at #3 in the Japanese box office, and it has a cumulative total of 280,929,400 yen which is about US$2.53 million.
The highly emotional teaser video takes us back down memory lane, showing Rin and Haruka as kids. We can see Haruka and Makoto remembering when they met as kids and admiring how far they’ve come together. Rin and Sosuke do the same as they get nostalgic over how they were as kids and how much they respect and appreciate their friendship.
The visual, above, has a bit of fan service to it. The tagline on the visual reads, “This is my ‘Free'”. Haruka is wearing his swimwear and he is drenched in water in the visual. The teaser video shows a bit of what looks like Olympics action.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Free! is animated by Kyoto Animation and is loosely based on the light novel, High Speed!, by Koji Oji. The series revolves around members of a high school boy’s swimming team. The youngsters participate in a swimming tournament right before they graduate from middle school and go their separate ways.
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