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Free!: Eternal Summer


Alternative Titles

English: Free! - Eternal Summer
Synonyms: Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club 2, Free! 2nd Season
Japanese: Free!-Eternal Summer-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2014 to Sep 25, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 81,453 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #340
Members: 150,349
Favorites: 2,192
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

The Iwatobi Swim Club returns! As their third year begins, Haruka, Makoto and Rin are still swimming strong, but choosing plans for their futures loom, and as friends both new and old make their way into the picture, rivalries will take root once again. Will the team make it out stronger than before or sink under pressure?

Background

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

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tachibana, Makoto
Tachibana, Makoto
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
...
Matsuoka, Rin
Matsuoka, Rin
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese
Watanabe, Akeno
...
Nanase, Haruka
Nanase, Haruka
Main
Matsumoto, Megumi
Japanese
Matsumoto, Megumi
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Hazuki, Nagisa
Hazuki, Nagisa
Main
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Sato, Satomi
Japanese
Sato, Satomi
...

Staff

Utsumi, Hiroko
Utsumi, Hiroko
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Tatum, John Michael
Tatum, John Michael
Script
Yokotani, Masahiro
Yokotani, Masahiro
Script, Series Composition


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

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#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) (ep 13)




More reviewsReviews

Veronin
Sep 29, 2014
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
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silverwalls
Sep 24, 2014
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
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Stark700
Sep 24, 2014
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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Manumento
Sep 25, 2014
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.

Plot:

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
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