Haruka Nanase
 Haruka Nanase is the main character of the Free! Iwatobi Swim Club series. He's is a freestyle swimmer in the team as well.


Haruka is a fairly tall, lean-built teenage boy. He has straight black hair with bangs that cover parts of his face. He also has blue eyes. It seems that he wears his swimsuit very often. Most of the time he has a serious expression upon his face.


  • Like all of the members of the Iwatobi Swim Club (atleast the male members), Haruka is a guy with a woman's name
  • "Haruka" means "spring flower" in japanese. (There are many other meanings as well for the name as well.)


"I only swim freestyle,"

Gou: Why do you swim?

(To Gou) "I don't have a reason