Funimation Offers Unaired Free! Eternal Summer Episode

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series also gets Premium Edition with art book, cards, towel, decals, discount on OVA  

North American anime distributor Funimation confirmed at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it has the rights to the unaired Free! Eternal Summer episode. The company will release the original video anime episode next year, and it will offer a discount to those who buy the Premium Edition of the television series from by September 29.

The Premium Edition will come with the contents of the Free! Eternal Summer Limited Edition plus a full-color art book, seven art cards, a sports towel, an Iwatobi decal and a Samezuka decal, and a collector's box. The Premium Edition retails for US$119.98, and is selling the edition for US$89.98.

Those who order the Premium Edition from will also be entered into a raffle to win a 1/8-scale figure of Haruka Nanase.

The second season of Kyoto Animation's Free - Iwatobi Swim Club anime is now streaming with the English dub on Funimation's website, and Funimation will release the Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on September 29.

The dub cast features:

  • Greg Ayres as Nagisa Hazuki 
  • Ian Sinclair as Sosuke Yamazaki 
  • J. Michael Tatum as Rei Ryugazaki 
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Makoto Tachibana 
  • Todd Haberkorn as Haruka Nanase 
  • Vic Mignogna as Rin Matsuoka 

  • Caitlin Glass as Miho Amakata 
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Goro Sasabe 
  • Jamie Marchi as Gou Matsuoka 
  • Jerry Jewell as Momotaro Mikoshiba 
  • Josh Grelle as Aiichiro Nitori 
  • Robert McCollum as Seijiro Mikoshiba 
  • Clifford Chapin as Takuya Uozumi
  • Micah Solusod as Kazuteru Minami

Jerry Jewell served as ADR director, J. Michael Tatum adapted the original scripts, and Alyssa Galindo and Kenneth Thompson served as ADR engineers for the dub.

The second season premiered last July, and both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. Discotek released the first season on DVD with English subtitles in May.

High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, the film inspired by the High Speed! novel that also inspired the original Free! television anime, will open in Japan on December 5.

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