Free! Eternal Summer Anime to Get English Dub
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Friday that it will make an English dub for the Free! Eternal Summer television anime series. The company said that it plans to announce the dub cast for the the second season of Kyoto Animation's Free - Iwatobi Swim Club anime soon.
Funimation also stated that it has approached Crunchyroll about a collaboration to make an English dub of the anime's first season and distribute it on home video. Crunchyroll currently holds the home video rights for the first season. Funimation said that Crunchyroll has yet to reply to their inquiry.
Funimation announced in June that it acquired North American streaming and home video rights for Free! Eternal Summer. The anime premiered on July 2, and both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.
The season features the new character Sōsuke Yamazaki, one of Rin's best friends from elementary school who understands him well. Yoshimasa Hosoya plays Sōsuke.
The official website for the Free! Eternal Summer anime announced in August that an unaired, special episode will be included on the seventh Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes of the series, which is slated to ship in Japan on March 18, 2015.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip