Free! Eternal Summer

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Synonyms: Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club 2, Free! 2nd Season
Japanese: Free!-Eternal Summer-
Spanish: Free! Eternal Summer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2014 to Sep 25, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.621 (scored by 231510231,510 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14322
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Popularity: #552
Members: 419,903
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Even though it has been a year since the Iwatobi High School Swim Club has been created, new members have yet to join the club. Now that Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana are senior students, along with their younger friends Nagisa Hazuki and Rei Ryuugazaki, they have to find a way to attract new members. If not, the club will be forced to close the following year due to a lack of membership.

Meanwhile, with impending graduation, it is also time for the seniors to decide their plans for the future. Unlike their friend Rin Matsuoka, the new captain of Samezuka Academy Swim Club who is determined to fulfill his dream of being a professional swimmer, Haruka and Makoto are unsure about what career path they want to take.

Further problems arise when an old friend of Rin's, Sousuke Yamazaki, comes to the city to study at Samezuka Academy; the recently scouted swimmer's arrival causes tension in the relationship among him, Rin, and Haruka.

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The series won the 2014 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Utsumi, Hiroko
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Yamada, Naoko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director, Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Dried Up Youthful Fame" by OLDCODEX (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

Hosoya), Aiichirou Nitori (Kouki Miyata), Momotarou Mikoshiba (Kenichi Suzumura) (ep 13)
1: "FUTURE FISH" by STYLE FIVE (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa)  (eps 1-12)
2: "Clear Blue Departure" by Haruka Nanase (Nobunaga Shimazaki), Makoto Tachibana (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Nagisa Hazuki (Tsubasa Yonaga), Rei Ryuugazaki (Daisuke Hirakawa), Rin Matsuoka (Mamoru Miyano), Sousuke Yamazaki (Yoshimasa Hosoya), Aiichirou Nitori (Kouki Miyata), Momotarou Mikoshiba (Kenichi Suzumura)

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Mar 22, 2024
(Spanish review below)

While the first season focused on creating the swimming club, tacking back swimming and old friendships, this second season brings with it more reflection for each of the characters as to why they swim.
Rin, who already went through this in the first season, is the only character who seems focused (besides Rei). On the other hand, with the pressure of being a prodigy swimmer on his shoulders, Haru is forced to question why he swims and where his future is headed. Personally, I found myself crossed by these issues, although I left high school a long time ago. I don't like its resolution: ...
May 24, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I realize this series is more of a fan service anime for girls. I would recommend any girls to watch this anime, but if you're a guy you probably won't get as much enjoyment out of this anime. I gave this anime a 5 because the anime didn't show much competitive swimming. The show focused a lot on fan service. For me, the first season was much better and this season was more of just a copy of the first, they just got better at swimming. Although the characters did evolve throughout this season.

The good points of this series for me was the soundtrack ...
Feb 19, 2021
Free Eternal Summer

As with the predecessor, we mostly have the same problems here.
Must note, however, that things improved slightly here.

The strength of this work is still on animation, representation and implementation of the topic. Unfortunately, that's all.

The characters are still mostly flat, although at least one tries to build conflicts, strengths and weaknesses of the respective characters. The drama genre is still very much in focus. If it were at least good, one could disregard this. Unfortunately, it is a showcase play by some adolescent teenagers who have problems with each other for completely senseless reasons. Melodrama is on the agenda here.
And to make matters ...

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