A new long promo video has been released today for the High Speed! Free! Starting Days film, the promo features the medley relay team in action which is set to be the films theme song Aching Horns by OLDCODEX. The movie released on December 5th releasing on 120 screens and sold 67,829 tickets for 95,546,400 yen and ranked #5 in attendance during its release. Now the movie itself is based off of a novel which released between July 8th 2013 and ended July 2nd 2014 with two volumes releasing for it. The novel itself follows the main cast during their middle school days. The first season started airing July 4th 2013 and ended September 25th 2013 with 12 episodes releasing for it, a second season was later released which started July 3rd 2014 and ended September 25th 2014 with 13 episodes airing. Below is the long promo released today for the movie:
For those unfamiliar with the series below is a plot summary of it quoted from MAL:
Haruka Nanase feels something special when he touches water. The medley relay was the last competition he was able to participate in during elementary school. Haruka, along with Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka, saw something they’d never seen before.In spring, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Haruka moves on to Iwatobi Middle School with Makoto and starts a new life. Both enter the swim team, and plan to compete in the medley relay together with Asahi Shiina and Ikuya Kirishima.All four students have different objectives and ways of thinking, and different baggage they’re carrying, and so their practice for the relay hasn’t been going well.What is required to make a team? What does Haruka, whose heart is trapped in the medley relay of the past, think during this new event?High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- depicts these boys trying to find the answer, and discovering new ideas about swimming.The boys’ sparkling youth, and the future they’ve bet on swimming, begins.