“Movie Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna” Greetings from the Stage! Voice Actors Gathered for the First Time in 2 Years!
Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa are on stage!
Anime “Movie Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna” greeting from the stage was held on April 30, 2017. Four main voice actors, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto Tachibana, Tsubasa Yonaga as Nagisa Hazuki and Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei Ryugazaki have appeared on stage. They have gathered for the first time in 2 years.
<Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase>
I felt relieved by seeing audiences having fun watching the movie. Thanks god. Within the story, I thought Haruka became mature because now he can fully express his feeling towards other members.
Everybody involved in this anime love “Free!” including me. I’m feeling great that we could make a wonderful anime. I hope everyone will love this anime forever. Thank you very much.
<Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto Tachibana>
I’m feeling secured to be on stage as Iwatobi member in “Free!”. Today I got a letter from director and all good things and how she thinks about Makoto were written in it. I was very glad to see these words.
At the time when I was performing Makoto in TV anime, I was keep thinking how to express his feelings. By performing him again in the movie, I felt that I could overcome in some points and some I couldn’t. I felt that passed time I walked along Makoto is timeless.
<Tsubasa Yonaga as Nagisa Hazuki>
I’m glad to meet other 3 Iwatobi members on stage again. It’s been 2 years from the last stage event. I was talking with Mr. Hirakawa that we were worried to play Nagisa and Rei in a long time, but I’m happy to hear “good to see you again” from audiences after watching our movie which we poured all our feelings.
I couldn’t stop crying while watching the movie (laugh). I’m very, very happy to play as Iwatobi member and seeing audiences again.
<Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei Ryugazaki>
I cried while watching the OP theme and the lyric in the song “RISING FREE” made me to feel like this is just “THE! FREE!”. I cried again in the middle part of the story and my face became drenched with my tears in the last part of the story (laugh).
“Movie Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna”
Original work = “High☆Speed!” by Koji Ooji (KA Esuma Bunko/Kyoto Animation)
Director = Eisaku Kawanami (Animation Do)
Editor = Masahiro Yokotani
Characer design = Futoshi Nishiya
Art director = Jouji Unoguchi
Color design = Yuka Yoneda
Small articles design = Seiichi Akitake
Director of photography = Kazuya Takao
3D director = Yuji Shibata
Sound director = Yota Tsuruoka
Music = Tatsuya Kato
Animation Work = Kyoto Animation/Animation Do
Theme song = STYLE FIVE “RISING FREE”
Production = Iwatobi High School Swim Club TM Kizuna/ Iwatobi High School Swim Club TM Yakusoku
Distribution = Shochiku
Haruka Nanase = Nobunaga Shimazaki
Makoto Tachibana = Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Nagisa Hazuki =: Tsubasa Yonaga
Rei Ryugazaki = Daisuke Hirakawa
Rin Matsuoka =Mamoru Miyano
Sosuke Yamazaki = Yoshimasa Hosoya
Aiichiro Nitori = Kōki Miyata
Momotaro Mikoshiba =Kenichi Suzumura
Asahi Shiina = Toshiyuki Toyonaga
Ikuya Kirishima = Kōki Uchiyama