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Free! Dive to the Future will premiere on July 12 and confirm more cast

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The July issue of Animedia magazine has revealed that the anime Free! Dive to the Future, which will be the new television series of the franchise Free! of Kyoto Animation, will premiere on July 12 at 2:15 on ABC TV, then airing on Tokyo MX 1, TV Aichi and BS11.

The projections of the "episode 0" are dated for June 23, where you can also see the first episode of the new series as an advance.

The official website for its part has expanded the cast that has confirmed his return, this being now:


  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase
  • Mamoru Miyano as Rin Matsuoka
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto Tachibana
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Asahi Shiina
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Ikuya Kirishima
  • Ryohei Kimura as Hiyori Ringtone
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Sosuke Yamazaki
  • Kenji Nojima as Natsuya Kirishima
  • Satoshi Hino as Nao Serizawa
  • Tsubasa Yonaga as Nagisa Hazuki
  • Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei Ryugazaki
  • Kouki Miyata as Aiichiro Nitori
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Momotaro Mikoshiba

In this new series Haruka, who teaches at a university in Tokyo, is reunited with Asahi and recalls his time in high school, including Ikuya. Makoto tries hard to pursue his new dream while in Tokyo with Haruka. Rin has an unexpected encounter in Sydney. While everyone is waiting for their new futures, what will they see before them? Would you rather face the past that you left behind?

Eisaku Kawanami, who was responsible for the storyboards and director of episodes in the first two television series, and director of the latest films, will be the director of this new series under Kyoto Animation and Animation DO. Masahiro Yokotani will return to supervise the scripts, while Futoshi Nishiya will regain his role as character designer and chief animation director. Tatsuya Kato will also return as a musical composer.

Other members of the team that will return for the occasion are:

Art direction: Shingo Kasai
3D Art: Joji Unoguchi
Color design: Yuka Yoneda
Design of backgrounds: Seiichi Akitake
Direction of photography: Kazuya Takao
Direction of 3D: Yuji Shibata
Sound management: Yota Tsuruoka
Sound production: Lantis

OLDCODEX will be responsible for interpreting the opening of the series with "Heading to Over".

The first series of the franchise premiered in July 2013, followed by the second in July 2014 as Free! Eternal Summer and the prequel movie High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- in December of 2015. In April of 2017 a first compilation film was released with Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna, following the second, Free! -Timeless Medley- Yakusoku in July of the same year. In October it was released in Japanese theaters Free! -Take You Marks-, a sequel movie of the compilations.

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