Kyoto Animation has also listed an updated version of the novel’s synopsis:
Haruka and Makoto have entered Iwatobi Middle School, and enter the school’s swim club. There, they meet such new comrades as their classmates Asahi and Ikuya, the captain Natsuya, and the team’s manager Nao. Haruka and the others who spend their days training decide to participate in the official competition titled, “Grade in School-Separated Time Trial,” and Haruka, Makoto, Asahi, and Ikuya have been chosen to participate in the medley relay. However, there is still a wall between them that makes it not plausible to call them a team… Can the boys overcome their worries and pain in order to become a true team!?
The novel will ship in Japan on July 2.
Free! Eternal Summer, the second season loosely adapting the original novels, will premiere in July.