One of the biggest hits in the past few years is finally coming to UK as today we (Anime Limited) are delighted to announce that we are bringing the series Free! -Eternal Summer- to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD.
The cherry blossoms are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s the perfect time to hit the pool! Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, and Rei are anxious to get into the water and warm up their winter muscles ASAP, but things aren’t all flip-turns and finish lines. Haru’s passion for swimming is drying up, which dashes Rin’s hope for a true rivalry. With their futures after high school looming over them, Makoto and Haru are having a hard time focusing. And a gruff new Samezuka student, Sosuke, appears just in time to jeopardize Iwatobi’s chance at nationals.
From Kyoto Animation comes the internet phenomenon that’s making a splash! Free! -Eternal Summer- is full of lovable characters, beautiful animation, and of course, MUSCLES!
“So it’s finally happening. You have no idea how many people we’ve spoken to at events and how many messages we’ve received from fans asking if there’s any chance of a release of Free! in the UK” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “Well now the UK will have the chance to get in on the action when we release Free! -Eternal Summer- this coming summer. It’s early days so I can’t elaborate on what we have planned, but I can say at this stage we will be releasing a Collector’s Edition version of the series.”
Our release, set to arrive this summer, will include both the original Japanese language audio with subtitles along with the English language dub produced by Funimation. And yes it will include the bonus OVA episode along with the main series, episodes 1-13. You can expect to see listings for this appearing with retailers to pre-order soon so keep an eye out for it.
Stay tuned for more details on this as they become available.