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Funimation Adds Free! Eternal Summer Anime

posted on 2014-06-27 16:13 EDT
License includes streaming and home video rights

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it has acquired North American streaming and home video rights for Free! Eternal Summer, the second season of Kyoto Animation's Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club anime. The first episode will premiere on Funimation's streaming service on July 2 at 11:30 a.m. EDT and stream on Wednesdays.

The season will feature the new character Sōsuke Yamazaki, one of Rin's best friends from elementary school who understands him well. Yoshimasa Hosoya plays Sōsuke.

Free! Eternal Summer will also premiere in Japan on July 2. The group OLDCODEX returns to perform the opening theme song "Dried Up Youthful Fame" after performing the first season's opening theme. Similarly, the five main leads — Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruka Nanase, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Makoto Tachibana, Mamoru Miyano as Rin Matsuoka, Tsubasa Yonaga as Nagisa Hazuki, and Daisuke Hirakawa as Rei Ryugazaki — are singing the ending theme song "Future Fish."

Crunchyroll will also stream the series as it airs in Japan.

Images © Kōji Ōji, Kyoto Animation/Iwasobi High School Swimming Club


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