On the official page for the film project Free !: The last blow It has been announced that since the musical group ALTER CODE announced the end of its activities, the release of the CD with the musical theme of the first film, which was planned for next September 15 in Japan, has been canceled. In addition, since the musical theme cannot be used, the unveiling of the project's promotional video, scheduled for next August 19, has been canceled.

Free !: The last blow

The Franchise Production Committee Free! stated that the decision to stop the song's release was made after several discussions between the production committee and the label's staff in charge ALTER CODE. The anime staff made the promo video with the theme music and it would have been difficult to change the song at this point before Thursday. Instead, the staff will announce more new details about the film on Friday. On the other hand, the first film of the project will be released in Japanese cinemas on September 17, 2021, while the second is scheduled for April 22, 2022, the franchise in general.

Tatsuhisa suzuki, the singer of ALTER CODE and the voice of Makoto Tachibana of the franchise Free!, announced on August 4 that he was temporarily retiring from entertainment industry activities for health reasons. ALTER CODE announced a cessation of activities on the same day. Five minutes before the announcement of ALTER CODE, Singer LiSA, who is Suzuki's wife, also announced a break.of some of their activitiesβ€œBecause of mental and physical fatigue. LiSA and Suzuki announced their marriage in January 2020. The magazine Weekly bunshun reported on July 30 of an alleged extramarital affair between Suzuki and an employee.

Synopsis for Free!

Haruka Nanase loves water and is passionate about swimming. In elementary school he competed with his three friends Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki and Makoto Tachibana and won a relay race. After winning the tournament, the four friends went their separate ways. Years later they meet again as high school students; Rin couldn't care less about returning to the things that were before. Not only does he go to another school, he just wants to prove that he is a better swimmer than Haruka.

After their bitter reunion, Haruka, Nagisa and Makoto decide to start the Iwatobi High School swimming club, but they need a fourth member if they want to play in the next tournament. Enter Rei Ryuugazaki, a former member of the track team that recruits Nagisa. As the time for competition approaches, the four develop a close bond as they train intensively to be victorious and sort things out between Haruka and Rin once and for all.

Source: ANN

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