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Free! Rin Matsuoka - the bad boy of Iwatobi High School Swim Team!

Rin Matsuoka is a character from Free (stylized as Free!), a Japanese anime television series based on the light novel High☆Speed and produced by Kyoto Animation with Animation Do. The first series of the anime began airing in 2013, with the second season "Free! - Eternal Summer" and third season "Free! - Dive to the Future" being released in 2014 and 2018 respectively. Free has enjoyed huge success since its debut, spawning films, an internet radio show, and drama CDs. Rin is one of the main characters of the series whose specialty is butterfly and freestyle.


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Rin Matsuoka is a first-year student at Iwatobi High School who specializes in both butterfly and freestyle swimming. Before he transferred to Iwatobi High School, Rin was a member of Samezuka Academy's swim team. After Seijiro Mikoshiba graduated from Samezuka Academy, Rin became the captain and faced off with Iwatobi High School several times. He is the childhood friend of Haruka and Makoto, who he shares a fond rivalry with.

Rin was inspired by his late father to take up swimming, who dreamed of going to the Olympics. Rin's father was a fisherman and died in a tragic accident at sea. After his father's death, Rin resolves to become an Olympic swimmer in order to fulfill his father's dream. Rin joined the Iwatobi High School Swim Club as it was his father's old team. In order to make his dreams a reality, Rin moves to Australia for intense swimming training.

Rin was born on February 2nd, making him an Aquarius. His motif animal is a shark and he is often shown with the animal in official merchandise and promotional images. Rin is voiced by Mamoru Miyano in the anime, with Vic Mignogna serving as his voice in the English dub of Free.