You know an upcoming series is big when it gets prominent collaborations with major Japanese brands, so suffice to say that “Free! -Dive to the Future-” is pretty huge, since it gets not just one but two simultaneous collaborations: with conveyor sushi chain “Kappa Sushi”, and family restaurant “COCO’S”!
First up is conveyor-belt sushi chain Kappa Sushi, who as created a line of collectible trading cards featuring characters from “Free! -Dive to the Future-“! The cards can be purchased at JPY 108 each, and will only be sold to customers who have dined at Kappa Sushi.
But the cards are not mere collectibles! If you scan the QR code on the card, you can win one of 300 exclusive 「Kappa Sushi ×Free! -Dive to the Future- “Canned Saba”」! The promotion starts 20th July 2018, so grab yours as soon as you can!
Now, if conveyor belt sushi wasn’t really your thing, and you prefer rice plates and dessert parfait, then COCO’S has you covered! You can enjoy a special menu including a chicken tomato “Dolphin Plate”, parfait inspired by the cast of “Free!”, as well as special freebies and exclusive merchandise!
With each order from the special menu, fans can receive a special clear-file at random featuring all-new illustrations of the “Free!” characters! Two sets will be released on two different periods. You can also purchase an exclusive acrylic coaster that can only be found at “COCO’S”! So check them all out today!
The new series continues the story of Haruka Nanase, who is now in enrolled in a university in Tokyo to continue pursuing his dreams of competitive swimming. He is joined in Tokyo by his swim teammate and childhood friend Makoto Tachibana, and they both keep tabs on their good friend Rin Matsuoka.
“Free! -Dive to the Future-” is currently airing on ABC TV, Tokyo MX1, TV Aichi, and other Japanese channels.