Everyone who attended AnimeNEXT this year can agree with the following:
Yesterday, FUNimation released the first English dubbed episode of Free! Eternal Summer, which I found out thanks to my Tumblr dash. As I scrolled, I saw how the initial fandom reaction ranged from negative to mixed, so after a few posts I had to watch it for myself.
A lot of it was spot on. Of course, I watched all of Free! subbed, so I’m already biased. But nonetheless, here are my thoughts character-by-character: