Free! is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The anime is a sequel to the light novel, High Speed!, written by Kōji Ōji, which received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011 and was published in July 2013. The first season, titled Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club for international distribution, aired in Japan in 2013; and the second season, titled Free! – Eternal Summer, aired in 2014. A third season of the anime series titled Free! – Dive to the Future aired in 2018. Hiroko Utsumi directed the first two seasons, while season three was directed by Eisaku Kawanami.