Time for our third Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement—featuring Makoto Tachibana, the kind, sweet and sensitive Iwatobi Swim Club team mom captain, and Haru’s caretaker best friend! Who’s the official English voice behind those gentle eyes and lovely trapezius muscles?
Makoto (played by Tatsuhisa Suzuki, singer of OLDCODEX, in the Japanese version) is played by Johnny Yong Bosch, who’s known for many other dub roles you might recognize from other anime—Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, Yukio Okumura from Blue Exorcist, Artemis in the new Sailor Moon dub, and more. Johnny also provides the lead vocals and guitar for his band Eyeshine! Click here for more info about the band.
We asked Johnny a few Free! ES-related questions!
Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?
Johnny: Yes, doggy paddle.
Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?
Johnny: The walrus.
Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Johnny: An action star…but that really came from me daydreaming about saving a cheerleader from some grab-happy jock and after that I’m allowed to sit at the cool table.
Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link. (As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)
Known as: Actor, voice actor, martial artist & musician (Voice acted in many anime and video games; Lead singer of the band “Eyeshine”)
TV: Adam Park in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Voice Acting: Ichigo Kurosaki in “Bleach”, Vash the Stampede in “Trigun”, Nero in “Devil May Cry 4”, Renton Thurston in “Eureka Seven”, Itsuki Koizumi in “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, Takaki Tono in “5 Centimeters Per Second”, Shotaro Kaneda in “Akira: The Special Edition”, Genma Shiranui in “Naruto”