FUNimation has a pretty popular fan favorite show pickup this summer with Free! Eternal Summer and that means a lot of opportunities for some fun marketing and connecting with the audience. To get things started after their pickup acquisition announcement over the weekend, they’ve got a short dialogue-free promotional spot to get fans enthused through their YouTube channel, which has over a million subscribers. The first episode premieres this Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM Eastern Time on Funimation.com, with episodes following every Wednesday at the same time. Free! Eternal Summer is directed by Hiroko Utsumi based on scripts by Masahiro Tokotani and character designs by Futoshi Nishiya. The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa and Yoshimasa Hosoya.
Plot Concept: 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 swim 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!