Free! Eternal Summer Discussion

Topic started by Bigheart711 on June 1, 2014. Last post by takashichea 1 month ago.
Post by Bigheart711 (4,120 posts) See mini bio Level 21
Welcome to Free! Eternal Summer discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Free! Eternal Summer

Producer: Kyoto Animation
Type: Based on a manga
Genres & Themes: Sports

Release Date: July 2, 2014

Plot: Four boys named Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary school and later parted ways. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Not wanting to be defeated so easily, Haruka gathers Makoto and Nagisa and a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.

— ANN

Watch Online: Crunchyroll

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Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Added Release Date.

Here's a new trailer:

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711:

Another wet trailer

Why didn't I edit your OP and add the trailers?

Post by Bigheart711 (4,120 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: Wow, you're quick. and right when I was about to edit this and the Crystal one. XD

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Fun and first summer anime - Love Gou's charm points.
Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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2nd Episode was good. Bring on the drama. Got to see the new guy's moves. Why is Rin getting so much attention to himself? Oh and Gou, too!

Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

I wonder if they'll ever get new members...

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

Whoo! I thought I was going to be alone in the discussion thread. I was thinking of writing episode weekly reviews of this show like I used to do back in 2012 before we had discussion threads fully mapped out.

I had the same question. It's funny they forced Rei into the club. They had no say in stopping him going to the track club. Rei was already deeply connected with his teammates. Now, Rei is an avatar, having master all four swimming forms! Friends are only good if they stalk you, a theme of Free.

Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: Well it is a bit lonely on this board and too bad for such an enjoyable show. I would like to read your reviews if you find the time!

Friends are only good if they stalk you

Now that's a quotable line! Lol.

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

Oh, if you have time, we still breath life in this discussion thread. I know you're catching up on old anime shows. I know another fan of this anime, but she's shy. Actually, it's three folks who are watching this show this season.

Episode reviews take a lot of time do. I had fun doing them with my teammates who would review Guilty Crown and Kuroko's Basketball, but he had to stop due to school. The discussion threads have an advantage of having everyone at different pacing. Plus, it's not time consuming to set one up compared to writing reviews each week and screen shotting images. I wish our community be a bit active.

On-Topic:

I loved Gou's misunderstanding. She thought Rei was in love with his Senpai of the Track team.

Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea said:

I loved Gou's misunderstanding. She thought Rei was in love with his Senpai of the Track team.

Yes, that was funny. But I guess Gou kind of serves as a representation of the female audience of the show. So it's only natural she'd think something like that. ;)

Speaking of Gou, I always thought it was a shame she didn't hook up with Rin's team's captain last season.

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

For some odd reason, I ship Gou and Haru to spite Rin.

Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: They'd make a cute couple. (EDIT: But Makoto×Haru are cuter. Just had to say it!)

Although of course this is a show where we probably won't see any couples.

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

I know one ship that might happen.

Gorou and Miho!

Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: Ha ha, you're right! They're probably the only ones that have a shot in this type of show.

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Gou reminds me Riko Aida (Kuroko's Basketball). Both know how to make nutritional food, but ruins the food with vitamins and protein supplements. However, Gou has a fan of her "cooking."

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Too bad, we don't get to see Nagisa's home or family. Good to see some development on Nagisa's character.

Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

A touching episode with lots of bromance. But Makoto was pretty loopy :)

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Makoto's spotlight - a bit bittersweet since they will graduate and who will continue Iwatobi swim club.
Post by whiskers (167 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: I've enjoyed this episode very much. Especially little Haru and Makoto's scene.

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