On June 8, Kyoto Animation will release High ☆ Speed, the novel that upcoming anime Free! is based on. Unlike the anime, High ☆ Speed focuses on the elementary school days of the swim team. 6th grade student Haruka Nanase, his childhood friend Makoto Tachibana, and their younger classmate, Nagisa Hazuki, participate in the swimming club. The boys compete with rival transfer student Rin Matsuoka, becoming true athletes in the process.