The latest promotional video for the second season of Kyoto Animation’s Free! (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club) anime debuted on the Akihabara UDX Vision screen in Tokyo’s Akihabara district on Saturday.
Narration: The seasons change.
Narration: The days are calm… but, they can’t keep going on like this.
Narration: I just…
Text: …want to swim
Narration & Text: Summer is coming.
Narration & Text: Our summer
Text: See that scenic view just one more time
Narration & Text: The first and last eternal summer
The video lists the second season as Free! Eternal Summer, and it confirms that the season will premiere this July on Japan’s ABC, Tokyo MX TV, TV Aichi, and BS11 stations. However, the video shows some of the characters wearing winter clothes, as well as an apparently previously unseen character.
Kyoto Animation announced that a second season was in production at a Free! talk event in January. The first season ended with a “see you next summer” message in the final episode.
The previous promotional video for the second season has Haruka (voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki) saying, “As promised, I’ve arrived”:
The first anime premiered last July, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
The official website for Kyoto Animation‘s Free! -Eternal Summer TV anime updated on Saturday, and revealed the new character that had previously been hinted in this week’s promotional video.
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Katanagatari’s Shichika, One Week Friend’s Shōgo) will play Sosuke Yamazaki, one of Rin’s best friends from elementary school who understands him well. He has a strong personality, and never gets irritated by anything. He takes a dry and harsh position on swimming toward himself and those around him.
The website now has a new splash image with the tagline, “That summer, will surely become eternal.”
The second season of the Free! anime will premiere on Japanese television in July.