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Postby mirkosp » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:25 am

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ANN wrote:The story revolves around Nanase Haruka, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Tachibana Makoto, Hazuki Nagisa and Matsuoka Rin. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways.

Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Ryuugazaki Rei to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.
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Re: Free!

Postby Otohiko » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:21 pm

I'll just be the first to come out and say that I'm in this 100% for the manservice. Even if I'm a straight guy. Judge me.



No, seriously, out of the 4 or 5 shows aimed at bishounen-hungry fujoshi this season, this one is by far the least creepy and most tasteful, and actually has some semblance of plot. And the water animation is pretty, and as a former competitive swimmer myself, I gotta say it really captures that feeling very well.

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Postby Hagaren Viper » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:39 pm

Started watching because the butthurt KyoAni fanboys amused me, but this is actually a really quirky and fun show! It's a fun watch every week.
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Re: Free!

Postby AimoAio » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:23 pm

D'aww glasses guy was so cute. ><
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Especially when he dived in the water despite not knowing how to swim. :rofl:
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Re: Free!

Postby Jasta85 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:46 pm

so, aside from the above manservice and plot, is it comedy? drama? I got nothing against man-love so as long as there's actually a good series behind the gayness i'll check it out

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Re: Free!

Postby Otohiko » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:21 am

Jasta85 wrote:so, aside from the above manservice and plot, is it comedy? drama? I got nothing against man-love so as long as there's actually a good series behind the gayness i'll check it out


Spoiler :
There's no actual gayness.


So far, it seems like a story about rivalry between one guy who wants to prove that he's the best, and the other guy who completely doesn't care about competing (or apparently care about anything) but just likes to swim.

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Re: Free!

Postby Hagaren Viper » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:00 am

I'm actually enjoying this much more than I thought I would, but if anyone walks in the room while speedo Rei is on the screen I'm going to be mortified :uhoh:
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Re: Free!

Postby alchemymini » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:47 am

I actually really like this show! I went into it wanting to see how KyoAni handled manservice, and instead got manservice+ enjoyable story+ great comedy. I was pleasantly surprised~!

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Re: Free!

Postby EimiJ7 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:31 am

AimoAio wrote:D'aww glasses guy was so cute. ><
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Especially when he dived in the water despite not knowing how to swim. :rofl:

My feelings exactly!

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Re: Free!

Postby catgod » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:25 am

Spoiler :
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I AM CALLING TOTAL BULLSHIT
do you even kininarimasu!?
http://shitstirspearesays.tumblr.com/

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Re: Free!

Postby AimoAio » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:23 pm

chit wrote:
Spoiler :
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I AM CALLING TOTAL BULLSHIT

LMAO. :rofl: Does this mean it only gets better from here? XD

But episode 4 was pretty lulzworthy. :lol:
Spoiler :
With Rei failing to swim after all those attempts in teaching him. XD

And anyone else shipping Gou and Mikoshiba (red haired captain of other swim team) like I am? 8D
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Re: Free!

Postby catgod » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:31 pm

AimoAio wrote:And anyone else shipping Gou and Mikoshiba (red haired captain of other swim team) like I am? 8D[/spoiler]


Don't you mean 'Kou' ;D
but omg yes, they're color coordinated so I'll OTP to that
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Re: Free!

Postby catgod » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:32 am

do you even kininarimasu!?
http://shitstirspearesays.tumblr.com/

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Re: Free!

Postby Otohiko » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:10 am

This is quite a dark turn for things all of a sudden :O

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Re: Free!

Postby Spaintakula » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:15 pm

and as a former competitive swimmer myself
:ying:
Anyway...at first, i really didnt even wanna think about watching this. But, seeing as everybody is praising it, i guess i'll start it too :nose:
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