Free! Eternal Summer Discussion

Topic started by Bigheart711 on June 1, 2014. Last post by takashichea 3 weeks, 2 days ago.
Post by whiskers (158 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@takashichea: Of course not, I just think they're missing out.
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Can't believe I forgot to mention the cutest scene in episode 10! 
 
Little Rin with a cold:
 
Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I feel the show pulled something random. Just before nationals, Rin invited Haru to go to Australia.

The series is a bit different from Kuroko's Basketball in that Free is more career and school oriented. Kuroko's Basketball is about the sport and the drive to win with friends.

Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I felt Rin's homestay father had good Australian accent and voice acting. The mother's voice sounds so monotone.

It was a good episode.

Another similarity between Kuroko's Basketball and Free is lots of English dialogue. I always notice the English audio is lower than the Japanese audio. It's hard to hear the English words and their accents.

Post by whiskers (158 posts) See mini bio Level 8

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Apparently real swimmers for the inspiration in the Aussie episode:

I also want to share one interesting blog post. Check it out here.

I have no knack for analyzing shows/movies, so I'm really glad that there are people with brains out there who can point out these things.

Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

For me, I'm not much of a sports fan. I don't watch the Olympics. It's cool that Free is paying tribute to Australian swimmers. That's really awesome.

Thanks for finding this.

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@takashichea:

I'm no fan either. The only sport I ever watch is figure skating, though I'm sure many sports fans wouldn't consider it a real sport. :)

Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

I tried watching real basketball after Kuroko's Basketball. I couldn't get into it. I'm just really weird. I feel Figure Skating does count as sport. Same with Nascar racing. I remember a racer mentioned a lot of folks mock racing for not being a real sport. He explained that racing is a sport and requires a lot of training.

Post by whiskers (158 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea:

Sure, it takes skill. Especially racing sports where driver's own safety's at stake. I also think figure skating takes much commitment and physical endurance.

P.S. Did you get the chance to start on Love Stage?

Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

I haven't started yet. I should get some free time tomorrow before my job.

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Now that the second season is over it's time for a live action rendition!

Nah, just kidding. 

This a fan-made movie trailer, but not bad at all!

  

  

Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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One big difference in Free and Kuroko's is that Free emphasizes swimming with friends instead of winning. They score sixth place. Kuroko is all about competition.

We got spirit animals:

  • Nagisa - Killer Whale
  • Makoto - Dolphin
  • Rei - Penguin
  • Haru - Butterfly

and a spiritual or emotional relay. I wonder who is the leader of Iwatobi's team. Bet it's Nagisa.

@whiskers:

Nice trailer! I can definitely see a live adaptation for this series.

Post by whiskers (158 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea:

It was another way to emphasize the teamwork. Makoto is the killer whale and he guides Nagisa, Haru the dolphin guides Makoto, Nagisa is represented by the penguins, so he leads Rei and finally Haru sees the butterflies, which of course represent Rei.

Post by takashichea (13,148 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

I do see it that way.

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