Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Average Rating

  • 5
    (178)
  • 4
    (44)
  • 3
    (8)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (9)
4.6
 out of 5
241 votes
Write a Review

User Reviews

  • 105 out of 114 people found this review helpful:
    Is it ok to like this show.. If I'm a man?
    This show is hilarious.

    I'm a man and I totally dig this show. Cut the whole "this is for the ladies" BS, it's a nice show where the characters actually care about each other and form nice relationships. We need more anime like this!
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 17 out of 20 people found this review helpful:
    Gay? As if. A pretty stoic review
    I'm sure most of you "guys" have heard about this infamous series and already dubbed it as being a "gay/BL/yaoi" anime but let me put this to you straight, it just isn't.

    Sure there were times when the mood seemed kinda weird but in all honesty, it's just a swimming anime. And yeah, swimmers have good bodies and so no duh girl's are gonna drool.

    Anyway, the animation is top notch, the use of ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 52 out of 54 people found this review helpful:
    Just watch it. You won't regret it.
    First of all I'm a straight male, and this is currently tied for my favorite series this season. I can't decide whether I like this or WATAMOTE more.

    I've shown it to friends, and some of them have said "Yeah this is gay. Literally."

    This is as much yaoi as K-ON is yuri. Seriously. Yeah there are some scenes that could be taken that way, but what it comes down to is that it's a bunch ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 67 out of 74 people found this review helpful:
    Looking forward to more episodes
    I love the fact that there is a popular anime that objectifies the male body as much as 98% of anime does to the female body.

    Besides that it looks like it will be a good sports anime. The story looks interesting so far and the animation and character design is great.
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 70 out of 81 people found this review helpful:
    Stop complaining boys, this one's A GIFT TO THE GIRLS
    Yaoi, fanservice yada yada yada. Obviously, this anime is aiming towards girls. Boys, look at 80% (random number and perhaps even exaggeration) of the popular animes here. Chances are, there's fan service for you boys in many of them. We gals are getting a slice of the fan service cake. (However, if any of you guys out there enjoy this, HIGH FIVE! This anime is seriously pretty funny).

    This ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 27 out of 38 people found this review helpful:
    Guys, it ain't for you
    Yes, this show is mainly for fanservice. But guess what, guys? It's not for you. This one for the girls. With all of the other fanservice anime with oversized breasts and panty shots, it's only fair that we get at least one with guys throwing their shirts off. My advice: stop wasting your time with this show if you have no interest in it. Lay off with the double standards, alright?

    As ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • Fan service for girls and I still love it
    When I first started watching this show I thought to myself "fan service for girls obviously" but as it went on I got more and more intrigued and couldn't stop watching. Sure a lot of sense are over the top, but that just adds its own flare to the shows entirety. This is one of the clear examples of don't judge a book by its cover, I love this show.The believable cast the non over the top story ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • The sports anime that made me like sports anime
    I started watching this because I heard that it was funny and really gay, but it's so much more than that. Yes, it has it's moments, but you can't help but love all of the characters and find their little quirks amusing. I was really skeptical of sports anime because I really don't like watching or partaking in sports, but this made me want to run down the the local pool and take a swim! Anyway, ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • Free - It's about Teamwork, Camaraderie, and Friendship
    Free is a great anime about Teamwork, Camaraderie, and Friendship. It's not a "BL" as some seem to have labeled it. It's friends who are passionate about swimming, and the natural talents and hard work each one brings to the sport, and how they synergize as a team and as rivals.

    This anime really reminded me of 'Kuroko's Basketball" (http://www.crunchyroll.com/kurokos-basketball) in ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • Impressed with le swimming anime!
    I was impressed with this anime! My first impression of it was "wow, this looks stupid and just full of yaoi fan service." But you know what? If there was fan service, I barely noticed it. The music was so fun to. MAKE US FREE NA SPLASH KASENETA!

    Anyway, I grew pretty close to each character. Makoto is probably my favorite. Haru's obsession with water is probably my favorite thing about him. I ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam