|Rōmaji||Furii! Etaanaru Samaa|
|Character Design||Futoshi Nishiya|
NHK G Tottori
Nico Nico Douga (stream)
|Original Run||July 2, 2014 - September 24, 2014|
Free!-Eternal Summer- (フリー! エターナル・サマー Furii! Etaanaru Samaa) is the second season of the Japanese anime television series Free!, directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. Free!-Eternal Summer- initially aired in Japan from July 2 to September 24 in 2014. Eternal Summer was followed by a third season in July 2018 titled, Free!-Dive to the Future-. The opening theme for this season is Dried Up Youthful Fame by OLDCODEX and the ending theme is FUTURE FISH by STYLE FIVE.
Plot (Season Two)
Free!-Eternal Summer- is set one year after the first season of Free!. The events revolve around Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Rin Matsuoka, and Rin's childhood friend, Sosuke Yamazaki, in their final year of high school.
The boys struggle with their future dreams in preparation for graduation. Haru faces many troubles deciding on what he's going to do in the future. Also, the team is looking for new members since the third year members will be graduating soon. The original four continue to race in hopes of going on to the nationals.
Free! (フリー！ Furii!) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and its associated studio, Animation Do. The anime is a sequel to the light novel, High☆Speed！, written by Kouji Ohji, which received an Honorable Mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011 and was published in July 2013. Season 1, titled Free!-Iwatobi Swim Club- for international distribution, aired in Japan in 2013 with season 2, titled Free!-Eternal Summer-, airing in 2014. A third season of the anime series titled Free!-Dive to the Future- aired in 2018. Hiroko Utsumi directed the first two seasons, while season three was directed by Eisaku Kawanami.
An animated film adapting the second volume of the light novel, High☆Speed！－Free! Starting Days－, was released in December 2015. A film trilogy was released in 2017 with the first two films being compilations of both seasons of the anime series titled Free!-Timeless Medley- the Bond and Free!-Timeless Medley- the Promise. The third film in the trilogy titled Free!-Take Your Marks- featured a quartet of new stories about the ensemble cast. A compilation film encompassing the third season, titled Free!-Road to the World- the Dream, debuted in July 2019 with another film originally slated for release some time in 2020, but has since been delayed to an unspecified time.
- Haruka Nanase (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English))
- Makoto Tachibana (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English))
- Nagisa Hazuki (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English))
- Rei Ryugazaki (CV: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese), J. Michael Tatum (English))
- Rin Matsuoka (CV: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English))
- Sosuke Yamazaki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English))
- Gou Matsuoka (CV: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English))
- Miho Amakata (CV: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English))
- Aiichiro Nitori (CV: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English))
- Seijuro Mikoshiba (CV: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English))
- Goro Sasabe (CV: Hiroshi Yanaka (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English))
- Kisumi Shigino (CV: Chihiro Suzuki (Japanese), Eric Vale (English))
- Momotaro Mikoshiba (CV: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English))
List of Episodes
|1||S2E01 Storm of Dive and Dash!
(嵐のダイブダッシュ！ Arashi no Daibudasshu!)
|July 2, 2014|
|2||S2E02 Stroke of Chance Encounter!
(邂逅のストローク！ Kaigou no Sutorooku!)
|July 9, 2014|
|3||S2E03 Butterfly of Farewell!
(別れのバタフライ！ Wakare no Batafurai!)
|July 16, 2014|
|4||S2E04 Somersault Turn of Promise!
(約束のサマーソルトターン！ Yakusoku no Samaasoruto Taan!)
|July 23, 2014|
|5||S2E05 Head-Up of Decision!
(決意のヘッドアップ！ Ketsui no Heddo Appu!)
|July 30, 2014|
|6||S2E06 Prime of Invincibility!
(無敵のプライム！ Muteki no Puraimu!)
|August 6, 2014|
|7||S2E07 Crouching Start of Revenge!
(雪辱のクラウチングスタート！ Setsujoku no Kurauchingu Sutāto!)
|August 13, 2014|
|8||S2E08 Locomotive of Crisis!
(変局のロコモーティブ！ Henkyoku no Rokomootibu!)
|August 20, 2014|
|9||S2E09 Forming of Disruption!
(失速のフォーミング! Shissoku no Foomingu!)
|August 27, 2014|
|10||S2E10 Six-Beat of Tears!
(涙のシックスビート! Namida no Shikkusu-Biito!)
|September 3, 2014|
|11||S2E11 Backstroke Turn of Fate!
(運命のネバーターン! Unmei no Nebaa Taan!)
|September 10, 2014|
|12||S2E12 A Swim-Off in a Foreign Land!
(異郷のスイムオフ! Ikyou no Suimofu!)
|September 17, 2014|
|13||S2E13 The Eternal Summer of Beginnings!
(はじまりのエターナルサマー! Hajimari no Etaanaru Samā!)
|September 24, 2014|
Studio: Kyoto Animation, Animation DO
Director: Hiroko Utsumi
Script, Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
Art Director: Joji Unoguchi
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka