Feature scheduled for December 5th, 2015
The site for the High ☆ Speed! - Free! Starting Days - anime movie has published a list of the staff for the feature set to open December 5th, 2015. Rather than Hiroko Utsumi, Yasuhiro Takemoto, the long time Kyoto Animation director who recently helmed Amagi Brilliant Park, is in charge of the project based on the novel that inspired the Free! sexy swimming TV anime. Kyoto Animation gets production credits without Animation Do.
Original novel: "High☆Speed!" by Kouji Ooji (published by KA Esuma Bunko)
Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Character Designer: Futoshi Nishiya
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
Production: HighSpeed Production Committee