Crouching Start of Revenge!
Episode 19-119
Episode Information
Kanji 雪辱のクラウチングスタート!
Rōmaji Setsujoku no Kurauchingu Sutāto!
Air Date August 13, 2014
Staff Information
Director Noriyuki Kitanohara
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Storyboard Noriyuki Kitanohara
Animation Director Shoko Ikeda
Music Information
Opening Dried Up Youthful Fame
Episode 18 Episode 20

Crouching Start of Revenge! (雪辱のクラウチングスタート! Setsujoku no Kurauchingu Sutāto!) is the seventh episode of season two of the Free! anime, and the ninteenth episode of the overall series. It aired on August 13, 2014.


Miho and Gou has prepared a carb-filled feast for the team in preparations for the next day.

Rin has chosen his team for the medley relay event, which includes Sosuke and Momotaro. Nitori feels downhearted over not making the team, but receives some encouragement from Sosuke.

The next day, Samezuka wins the relay. Coming in second, Iwatobi manages to make it to the regionals as well.

Calls from scouts have come for both Haru and Rin. Rin confronts Sosuke over his recent behaviour, to which he responds that he has not yet found what he is looking for.

After receiving some encouragement from Rei, who tells him to be true to his "free" self, Haru comes up with a training regime to improve their relay times. Later, Gou spots Sosuke as he skips his team practice.


List of characters in order of appearance:


  • Prior to Eternal Summer's English DVD release by Funimation the episode was called 'The Crouching Start of Vindication!' in English



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