The upcoming Free! movie just revealed its key visual for the second part of The Final Stroke, a movie series that plans to end the franchise once and for all by creating a wonderful send-off for the Iwatobi Swim Club and its lively cast of characters.
The movie is set to release on April 22nd nationwide across Japan as part of a nationwide roadshow.
The whole cast has returned to reprise their roles as the members of the Iwatobi Swim Club.
You can take a look at the key visual posted here:
『劇場版 Free!-the Final Stroke-』後編
▼後編 上映劇場一覧https://t.co/uN9D2Iyy7n#Free_Final pic.twitter.com/vakhCO4oyj
The poster text reads: “400 meters left until the future,” which is about eight lengths of a swimming pool lane!
As of yet, the plot of the upcoming Free! movie has been kept entirely secret, which is interesting considering just how close we are to the national release date of the film — whatever the case may be, KyoAni has decided to keep the plot of the movie close to their chest. What we do know is that the film was originally set to debut as part of the Japanese 2020 Olympics prior to the unfortunate events that happened to the older KyoAni studio, but nothing more regarding the plot and/or throughline of the movie beyond what’s been revealed in the trailers that have been released so far.
You can take a look at the most recently revealed trailer for the movie below:
The description for the trailer reads “Throw everything away for the sake of getting stronger.” What this means — or who’s saying it — has been left up to the imagination. Whatever could it mean?
The announcement of a global release date for the movie hasn’t yet come out, nor has there been any mention of the movie being picked up for a limited release in theatres across America or anywhere else for that matter. While it is possible that the movie might see a widespread release a la My Hero Academia or Jujutsu Kaisen as Viz Media does have the digital streaming rights for the franchise, it’s as of yet unclear when this movie will be available worldwide. Hopefully soon — it seems like a doozy already!