Today Kyoto Animation has released a promotional video today for the Blu-ray and DVD home video release of High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- movie, in the video we are shown the announcement for the new project but not confirming what it will be. A special event on March 19th was confirmed however at the Ryougoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. At the event Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Kouki Uchiyama, Kouki Uchiyama and Satoshi Hino will be present. For those that have the first print limited edition of the DVD and Blu-ray you will have priority sales tickets for the event. The movie which released December 5th 2015 is based off of a novel which released between July 8th 2013 and ended on July 2nd 2014 with two volumes in total. The series 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.
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.