High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- – Extended Promotional Video

It has been over a week since the release of the anime film adaptation of Kouji Ohji and Futoshi Nishiya’s High☆Speed! light novel series, but for those who haven’t seen the film a new promotional video has been released. Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Clannad) has released a 3 minute promotional video introducing the main characters and showing some hype scenes from the movie. The High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- film will adapting the original High☆Speed! light novels, where Free! and Free! Eternal Summer were based on the novels but set after its events. The novel itself focuses on Haruka and friends in Elementary and Middle school, whilst the Free! anime features them in High school.

The Free! anime prequel film High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- is currently out now in theatres across Japan.

Here is the film’s previous trailer:

The main cast of the upcoming movie was revealed. It will include a few returning anime faces as well as a host of new characters from the novels.

  • Nobunaga Shimazaki (Shidou Itsuka from Date A Live) will return to voice Haruka Nanase



  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Hiroomi Nase from Kyoukai no Kanata) is back to voice Makoto Tachibana




  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado Ryuugamine from Durarara!!) joins the cast to voice Asahi Shiina




  • Kouki Uchiyama (Raku Ichijou in Nisekoi) will voice Ikuya Kirishima




  • Kenji Nojima (Nobuchika Ginoza in Psycho-Pass) as Natsuya Kirishima



  • Satoshi Hino (Momonga from Overlord) is voicing as Nao Serizawa


The following characters have been revealed to be featured in the film, but no associated cast members have been unveiled:

  • Kisumi Shigino



  • Sousuke Yamazaki



  • Nagisa Hazuki



  • Rei Ryugazaki



  • Rin Matsuoka


The production staff of the film consists of:

  • Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto (Amagi Brilliant Park, Hyouka)
  • Scriptwriter: Maiko Nishioka (Amagi Brilliant Park, Hyouka)
  • Anime Character Designer: Futoshi Nishiya (Free!, Nichijou)
  • Art Director: Joji Unoguchi (Free!, Nichijou)
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Free!, Chuunibyou Demo koi ga Shitai!)
  • Music Composer: Tatsuya Katou (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Mirai Nikki)
  • Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Clannad)

Here is the film’s latest visual:


You can visit the film’s website here: http://movie-highspeed.com/
Visit the anime’s website: http://iwatobi-sc.com/
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