Free! -Iwatobi Swim Club
Free! is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The anime is a sequel to the light novel written by Kōji Ōji, High Speed! (Japanese: ハイ☆スピード! Hepburn: Hai Supīdo!), which received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011 and was later published in July 2013. The first season, titled Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club for international distribution, aired in Japan in 2013, and the second season, titled Free! - Eternal Summer, aired in 2014. An animated film adapting the second volume of the original novel, High Speed! - Free! Starting Days, was released in December 2015. A film trilogy was released in 2017 with the first two being compilations of both seasons of the anime series titled Free! Timeless Medley - Kizuna (Bonds) and Free! Timeless Medley - Yakusoku (Promise). The third film in the trilogy titled Free! Take Your Marks! features a new story. A third season of the anime series is scheduled to air in July 2018.