Free! Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

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Synonyms: Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club 2, Free! 2nd Season
Japanese: Free!-Eternal Summer-
English: 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: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.641 (scored by 211785211,785 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #486
Members: 380,180
Favorites: 2,518

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Utsumi, Hiroko
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Yamada, Naoko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director, Animation Director
Fujita, Haruka
Episode Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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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)

Sep 29, 2014
Veronin (All reviews)
I guess there's a bit more to Free than 'shirtless bishounens jump in water'.

For a series that began with a crescendo of confusion, Free has come a long way in carving its identity as a genuinely decent, though largely forgettable sports anime. While I don't think it will convert anyone who detested the first season (and there were indubitably more than a few of them), those who enjoyed or were indifferent towards Free's first offering will find a large improvement in quality. And yes, heterosexual dudes can now watch it without feeling uncomfortable.

That's not to say that Free has forgotten its primary audience (teenage read more
Sep 24, 2014
silverwalls (All reviews)
The swimming boys are back! Free! kept its promise from season one ("See you next summer...") and returned for another season of swimming, slice of life and manservice. After the first season of five guys swimming competitively and their daily (mis)adventures turned out to be a huge success, it was no surprise that it would get a continuation. And now that the second season finished, how does it compete with its prequel?

Following the story of season one, Free!: Eternal Summer starts off with a new high school term. Makoto and Haruka are now third years, while Rei and Nagisa are now second years at Iwatobi. read more
Sep 25, 2014
Manumento (All reviews)
There is a limit to how much weight can a single shark lift.

Free!: Eternal Summer is a sports comedy slice of life show and a direct sequel to the first season, Free!. It is a reverse moe trope anime, with moe tropes found in girls given to the guys instead. Usually dubbed as a fanservice show for girls with swimming as a backdrop, does it have anything more in it? The answer is yes, it does, but not so much.


Another summer comes and the swimmers of Iwatobi and Samezuka High School swimming clubs are once again in a rivalry. It is the last school year read more
Sep 24, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Although sequels can be a hit or miss, Free: Eternal Summer extends on the organic setup of the first season. From shirtless guys to competitive swimming, this show brings the reincarnation of the swimming genre, a sports series that revolutionizes itself with what it has already accomplished from season 1. A good impression for a sequel usually require the essence of the original. While Eternal Summer doesn’t blow the original out the water, neither does it sink beyond salvation.

From what’s shown, Free builds on the foundation of its characters and virtues with connections. Characters connect with one another for a common interest and passion. In read more

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