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Overview


Free!-Eternal Summer-
Eternal summer
Kanji フリー! エターナル・サマー
Rōmaji Furii! Etaanaru Samaa
Genre Sport
Anime
Director Hiroko Utsumi
Script Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design Futoshi Nishiya
Music Tatsuya Kato
Licensor Madman Entertainment
Funimation
Anime Limited
Studio Kyoto Animation
Animation DO
Network ABC
BS11
TVA
Tokyo MX
NHK G Tottori
AT-X
Nico Nico Douga (stream)
Original Run July 2, 2014 - September 24, 2014
Episodes 13


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 later followed by a third season in July 2018, 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.

Series Overview

Free! (フリー! Furii!) is a Japanese anime television series produced by [Kyoto Animation and 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 one, titled Free!-Iwatobi Swim Club- for international distribution, aired in Japan in 2013 with season two, 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.[1]

Characters

Main Characters

Secondary Characters

List of Episodes

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Production Staff

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

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