Funimation Entertainment Acquires Free! -Eternal Summer-

FUNimation Entertainment acquires FREE!- Eternal Summer

Flower Mound, TX –(6/27/14)- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at that it has acquired simulcast and home video rights for Free! -Eternal Summer-, the new continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the internet.

Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM EST (10:30 CDT/8:30 PDT), with new episodes every Wednesday following at the same time. Be sure to watch at www.funimation.com , and on our brand-new XBox app for subscribers!

Synopsis: The Boys of Summer are back! Haru, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin are reunited for a second season in Free! Eternal Summer. After the last swimming meet, the bonds of friendship have only gotten stronger, and with each passing day these boys continue to grow. This summer brings new rivals and new challenges. So get ready, the competition is about to get fierce!

Free! –Eternal Summer- reunites the boys of the Iwatobi and Samezuka Swim Clubs, along with newcomer Sosuke Yamazaki, Rin's childhood friend!

The season features the voice talents of:

Character Voice Actor
Haruka Nanase Nobunaga Shimazaki (Ryo Sakurai from Kuroko's Basketball, Kenji Nakanishi from Say, "I Love You".)
Makoto Tachibana Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Ranmaru Kurosaki from Uta no Prince Sama, Hiroomi Nase from Beyond the Boundary, Haru Yoshida from Say, "I Love You".)
Nagisa Hazuki Tsubasa Yonaga (Ren Mihashi from Big Windup!, Sangaku Manami from Yowamushi Pedal)
Rei Ryugazaki Daisuke Hirakawa (Ukyo Asahina from Brothers Conflict, Laito Sakamaki from Diabolik Lovers)
Rin Matsuoka Mamoru Miyano (Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club, Tokiya Ichinose from Uta no Prince Sama, Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight)
Sosuke Yamazaki Yoshimasa Hosoya (Yusuke Asahina from Brothers Conflict, Subaru Hidaka from Robotics;Notes, Asahi Azumane from Haikyu!!)

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