The teaser website for the forthcoming High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- anime film has announced that Nobunaga Shimazaki, the voice of Haruka Nanase, is returning from the Free! television anime.
While the Free! anime centers on Haruka and the other swimmers during high school, High Speed! follows them during middle school.
The first Free! anime from Kyoto Animation premiered in July 2013, and Crunchyroll simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan. Discotek Media will release the first season on DVD in North America. Free! Eternal Summer, the second television anime season, premiered in July 2014, and FUNimation Entertainment licensed the second season for streaming and home video in North America.