can someone please explain why free! looks two secs from yaoi
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Don't get me wrong I love the show.
But is this going to end up as soft yaoi
Or bleach where love only exist with ppl who got killed
That's another story
Please help
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No one likes my comments about free! So… it's a damn shame that discussion is so uncivilized, at least with fists and flames something is actually achieved.
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The same reasons why most shoujo animes are 2 seconds from yuri with female characters grabbing another female characters' boobs. The same reason why Haruhi Suzumiya is yuri because Haruhi sexually harrassed Asahina and forced her to play dress up.


I'm sick of people labelling things as "borderline yaoi" just because they find it disturbing, but the things that are borderline yuri are fine and good.


Free! is not yaoi and never will be. The definition of yaoi is an anime where the male character romances another male character, there is none of that in Free!.
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No. Just no

Somebody come and lock this thread.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

The same reasons why most shoujo animes are 2 seconds from yuri with female characters grabbing another female characters' boobs. The same reason why Haruhi Suzumiya is yuri because Haruhi sexually harrassed Asahina and forced her to play dress up.


I'm sick of people labelling things as "borderline yaoi" just because they find it disturbing, but the things that are borderline yuri are fine and good.


Free! is not yaoi and never will be. The definition of yaoi is an anime where the male character romances another male character, there is none of that in Free!.


Amen.

I also can't stand the fact that a bunch of guys = gay in some people's minds. Wake up! this is the 21st century and we are not little kids in kinder garden anymore.
Posted 8/6/13 , edited 8/6/13
ahaha this thread is going to get flamed left and right
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kirika202 wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

The same reasons why most shoujo animes are 2 seconds from yuri with female characters grabbing another female characters' boobs. The same reason why Haruhi Suzumiya is yuri because Haruhi sexually harrassed Asahina and forced her to play dress up.


I'm sick of people labelling things as "borderline yaoi" just because they find it disturbing, but the things that are borderline yuri are fine and good.


Free! is not yaoi and never will be. The definition of yaoi is an anime where the male character romances another male character, there is none of that in Free!.


Amen.

I also can't stand the fact that a bunch of guys = gay in some people's minds. Wake up! this is the 21st century and we are not little kids in kinder garden anymore.


yes agree with both of you XD
i remember k-on ish mistaken yuri as well >_>
people just need to stop thinking too much, friendship happens in real life
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No, it is just about a bunch of people, a water sport, rivalry, and competition. Throw in thin, ripped high school boys without nipples and constant teasing and you have Free!. Love that show.
Posted 8/6/13
I don't think it's really that yaoi-ish. Yea, there may be some subtext, but heck (as others have said) there's subtext between female characters all the time. From this season alone there's Kinmoza, Chronicles of the Going Home Club, and Love Lab (and probably a few others).

Plus (from what i've seen thus far) there's actually surprisingly little romance subtext. It's mostly just close interactions and very very mild double entendres. If it was really romantic subtext, you'd probably see a lot more blushing. Makai Ouji might actually be more yaoi-ish than Free! (don't quote me on that though lol)

I do think there's a lot of fanservice (manservice), but again, it's fairly tame. Plus what right do we have to complain about that considering what we've done to female characters these days? rofl
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I'm really getting sick of threads like these *sigh*



GayAsianBoy wrote:

The same reasons why most shoujo animes are 2 seconds from yuri with female characters grabbing another female characters' boobs. The same reason why Haruhi Suzumiya is yuri because Haruhi sexually harrassed Asahina and forced her to play dress up.


I'm sick of people labelling things as "borderline yaoi" just because they find it disturbing, but the things that are borderline yuri are fine and good.


Free! is not yaoi and never will be. The definition of yaoi is an anime where the male character romances another male character, there is none of that in Free!.


Agreed. ^^
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Please feel Free! to discuss this here : http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-804753/free-discussion-thread
Heh, heh, see what I did there? Anyways, I agree with gay asian. It's not a yaoi, not yet anyway. There is no romance.
This is a personal thread, however, not to mention it's discussing free, which as you see has a discussion already ^_^


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