Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on July 9, 2013. Last post by takashichea 12 months ago.
Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Welcome to the Free! discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.

Genre: Sports, Slice of Life

Alias: Free!

Plot: Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water - loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa attended the same swimming class together. Time passed, and as Haruka was living an uneventful high school life, he suddenly encountered Rin again. Rin challenged Haruka to a race and showed him how much stronger he had become. Soon enough, Makoto and Nagisa also rejoined the group, and along with a new classmate, Ryugazaki Rei, they established the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.
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Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I'm enjoying the series. I love Kou, how she represents the fan girl squealing at people's triceps.

Post by Sonata (35,507 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: LOL I'm loving the series myself. Kinda funny the main male cast has girly names and Kou has a boyish name though she is a girl.

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Sonata:

I wonder if Rin knows his little sister has tricep fetish. It freaks me out that Haru has the same name as Haruka Nanase from Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero. I was like, this name sounds familiar, when I added his character to the wiki.

I just finish the summary. I'll get episode 2 done.

Post by Sonata (35,507 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: I saw you did the summary for Episode 3 and made some portraits nice work. Great episode, though I knew from the start that Rin..

Couldn't swim was the main reason he didn't want to join the team at first.
Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Sonata:

It's a pattern I see from my high school. I notice most of the track students hated the water or couldn't swim. For the water polo guys, they hated running.

Thanks! I'll try to find portraits for Haru, Rin, and Rei.

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Sonata:

Abridged series - try it.

Post by Sonata (35,507 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: Hilarious lol.

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Sonata:

I love Haruka and Gou's voice. I thought Makoto would be much deeper and sweeter. It's funny that Nagisa went all homo. Rin's voice didn't wow me.

Post by Sonata (35,507 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: Haruka kinda sounds like Ichigo here lol.

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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The first title for Free was "Water is My Girlfriend" WTF
The first title for Free was "Water is My Girlfriend" WTF

I almost forgot to go here.

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I just watched episode 6. Yeah, I knew they were going to do the CPR thing, but Makoto woke up. Then, the guys hang in the lighthouse, eat pineapple mackeral, and share stories. That was it.

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Oh, don't read this above statement if you haven't watch ep. 6 yet, Sonata.

@Sonata:

He does sound like Ichigo. I wonder if they continued the abridge series.

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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In the latest Free episode Haru, the talented swimmer, loses to Rin, a swimmer who trains every day. Though, this is common trope in anime. I heard that Makoto does the backstroke and that the backstroke is sometimes a favorite style for those who are afraid of the water.

Post by Acura_Max (2,374 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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Hipster Borat was here.

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I'm enjoying Free. Just got into the flashback. The children's voices sound a bit odd.

Post by OkumuraTrain (38 posts) See mini bio Level 6

I love this anime! It's full of hot guys!

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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The ending of Free was great. It didn't disappoint me except that Rei didn't have a chance to swim because the boys miss "Rin-chan" so much. The prelim was mostly about the Iwatobi boys getting this drug induced visions when they were swimming. Not much animation in the swimming. Then again, KyoAni doesn't specialized in pushing animation. This anime was mostly about Rin and Haruka. If they were to develop another season, I hope they develop on Nagisa and Rei and the possible romantic relationship of Miho and Sasabe. Makoto show some character development.

Free! Ep. 12 End Card
Free! Ep. 12 End Card

Anyone think Aiichiro has too much respect for Rin?

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@OkumuraTrain:

It's a good thing I didn't reply in case you have watched the ending. You should upload that cosplay in the character galleries.

Post by OkumuraTrain (38 posts) See mini bio Level 6

@takashichea:

Will there be a season 2?

Post by takashichea (13,110 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@OkumuraTrain:

The end card I posted raise some speculation. There are fans who petitioning for another season.

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