also known as Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club in English, is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The anime is based on the light novel written by Kōji Ōji, High Speed! (ハイ☆スピード! Hai Supīdo!), which received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011 and later published in July 2013. The anime aired in Japan between July 4 and September 26, 2013 with a second season currently scheduled.