The Open Turn of Destiny!
Episode 23-161
Episode Information
Kanji 運命のネバーターン!
Rōmaji Unmei no Nebā Tān!
Air Date September 10, 2014
Staff Information
Director Takuya Yamamura
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Storyboard Takuya Yamamura
Animation Director Kazumi Ikeda
Music Information
Opening Dried Up Youthful Fame
Episode 22 Episode 24

The Open Turn of Destiny! (運命のネバーターン! Unmei no Nebā Tān!) is the eleventh episode of season two of the Free! anime, and the twenty-third episode of the overall series. It aired on September 10, 2014.


As both Iwatobi High School and Samezuka Academy continue to train for the nationals, Rei worries about Haru, who is unable to participate in the freestyle event.

Later, Haru is approached by Sosuke, who tells him to move forward so that Rin can improve alongside him.

As Obon arrives, Makoto and the others confront Haru about him not being his usual 'free' self, expressing their desire to help him find a dream. However, Haru refuses to hear Makoto out and becomes further upset when Makoto reveals that he plans to go to a university in Tokyo after graduation.

As Haru starts to seclude himself, he is approached by Rin, who decides to take him with him to Australia.


List of characters in order of appearance:



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