Free! (The Iwatobi Swim Club) is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The anime is based on the light novel written by Kouji Ouji, 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, aired in Japan between July and September 2013, and a second season, titled Free! – Eternal Summer, began airing from July 2, 2014. Now they return with brand new songs!
Same with the previous anime series last year, opening song is performed by OLDCODEX and ending song is performed by Style Five. Lantis announced, the opening theme song “Dried Up Youthful Fame” CD single will release on July 30th 2014, sooner than the ending theme CD. The opening theme single CD will be released on Limited Edition CD, Reguler Edition CD, and Anime Edition CD with different jacket covers and also Tokuten inside 😉
While the group Style Five will perform “Future Fish,” the ending theme song. Style Five consists of the anime’s five main characters, songs are sung by their seiyuus: Nobunaga Shimazaki (as Haruka Nanase), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (as Makoto Tachibana), Mamoru Miyano (as Rin Matsuoka), Tsubasa Yonaga (as Nagisa Hazuki), and Daisuke Hirakawa as (Rei Ryugazaki). This single will go on sale on August 6th 2014. Beside those two mentioned single, Free! now preparing five character song single CDs. Release date will be continuously around by the end of August until the start of September.