Light Novel High Speed! novels (Free!) by Kōji Ōji

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High Speed! (prequel of Free!)


Title: High Speed!
Author: Kōji Ōji
Illustrator: Futoshi Nishiya
Genre: Sports, Shounen
Publication Date/Year: July 8th, 2013
Publisher: Kyoto Animation

Summary:
The story is a prequel of the anime Free! and happens during the elementary school time of the boys Haruka, Rin, Makoto and Nagisa.

Translations:
Long summaries by fencer_x (almost the whole chapters were translated):
Chapter 1 summary
Chapter 2 summary
Chapter 3 summary
Chapter 4 summary
Chapter 5 summary
Chapter 6 summary
Chapter 7 summary part 1|part 2
Chapter 8 summary


Full translation of chapters:
- Index + scans of ilustrations: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/661.html
- Chapter 1: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/960.html
- Chapter 2: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/1146.html
- Chapter 3: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/1395.html
- Chapter 4: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/1709.html
- Chapter 5: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/1878.html
- Chapter 6: http://sunnyskies.dreamwidth.org/2169.html
- Chapter 7: http://frecklegirl.dreamwidth.org/473.html
- Chapter 8: http://frecklegirl.dreamwidth.org/560.html

Alternative translation by janeypeixes: (index with all links) http://janeypeixes.tumblr.com/post/57716612938/high-speed-translations





High Speed 2! (prequel of Free!)


Title: High Speed 2!
Author: Kōji Ōji
Illustrator: Futoshi Nishiya
Genre: Sports, Shounen
Publication Date/Year: 2014
Publisher: Kyoto Animation

Full translation of chapters (work in progress):
- Chapter 1: http://janeypeixes.tumblr.com/post/91560755869/high-speed-2-chapter-1-jump
- Chapter 2: http://janeypeixes.tumblr.com/post/91997169594/high-speed-2-chapter-2-run
- Chapter 3: http://janeypeixes.tumblr.com/post/92188654074/high-speed-2-chapter-3-promise
- Chapter 4: http://janeypeixes.tumblr.com/post/92655733254/high-speed-2-chapter-4-start
- Chapter 5: http://janeypeixes.tumblr.com/post/93153681279/high-speed-2-chapter-5-forward
 
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Re: High Speed! (Free!) by Kōji Ōji

Well, now that i read all the long summaries, i can speak about the story.

It is really deep and serious, sometimes too serious for elementary boys' lives. Don't expect the anime hints of bromance in the light novel.

The plot is good and well developed. It presents the evolution of their friendship with comedy and even some tragedy in their past.

The last chapter almost made me cry.

Thumbs up for the book, i really enjoyed it. :super
 

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New novel is out and it brings new characters from the past of the 4 wet friends.

Some translations links added to the first post.

:luv
 

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How long is v2 supposed to be?
 

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Darn so we are still waiting for more of v2?
 
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