Product Information
Author Kōji Ōji
Illustration Futoshi Nishiya
Publisher Kyoto Animation
Release Date July 8, 2013 (volume 1)
July 2, 2014 (volume 2)
Price ¥ 650 (volume 1)
ISBN ISBN 978-4-907064-06-8
Book Information
Size A6
Volumes 2
Pages 232 (volume 1)

High☆Speed! (ハイ☆スピード!, Hai☆Supīdo!) is a novel written by Kōji Ōji and is the original concept of the anime Free!, which obtained an "Honorable Mention" from the Kyoto Animation Awards 2011. The second volume of High☆Speed! is said to be published on July 2, 2014.



The novel participated in the Kyoto Animation Awards 2011, where it received second place in the novel category[1] and an "Honorable Mention". The anime Free! was later created, based on this novel.

Official Announcement

High☆Speed! will be published on 8 July 2013 at the KA Esuma Library.[1] The book is illustrated by Futoshi Nishiya, who is also responsible for the character design of the anime.[2]


The story of the novel is about Haruka, Rin, Makoto and Nagisa's swimming team in their elementary school.[1]


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  • Where can I read High Speed! Online?

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    • my name is Aleena Khan you can watch it on Manga zone                          (app) or Mangakakalot                       (website)
    • Here's where I read it: Enjoy! Angelle aka Luxartisan 12:07, March 17, 2018 (UTC)
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