Crunchyroll to Stream Free! Eternal Summer Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
Media service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream Free! Eternal Summer, the second season of Kyoto Animation's Free - Iwatobi Swim Club anime, as it airs in Japan. The streams will start on July 2 at 11:30 a.m. ET for premium members, followed by streams for free members a week later. The streams will be available worldwide except in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Vietnam, Timor-Leste, Palau and Papua New Guinea, South Korea and Japan.
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."
Images © Kōji Ōji, Kyoto Animation/Iwasobi High School Swimming Club