Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • 199 out of 215 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!
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  • 98 out of 101 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 ...
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  • 83 out of 91 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.
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  • 85 out of 99 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 ...
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  • This show is awesome... and yes I AM A GUY!
    This show is funny and interesting. I've never been one for sports shows but this show is just a nice watch. It has drama, comedy, friendship, everything that a great show should have. And, yes the fan service can be irritating at times but after awhile I was just like whatever when they took their tops off. I don't really care anymore and people SHOULD watch this show for the substance rather ...
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  • Do You Even Need to Read This
    This show is funny, gorgeous, emotional, fulfilling, well written, well thought out, well animated, well acted, intense, fun, exciting, heart stopping, addictive, a tear-jerker, bromantic to the extreme, and ties everything up well at the end.

    Then of course, the entirety of the internet has probably told you this already, so why are reading this? Just start watching it already!
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Super boring anime!!!
    Sure the animation is beautiful and the characters are cute but THAT'S IT! This is probably one of the most boring animes of all time! The only reason this anime is so popular is because of their abs! If you have some kind of anime fetish then this show is for you, if you're expecting a good story don't watch this. These characters are so dramatic about the most stupid things ever.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    i'm a 24 year old female and this anime was a life changer.....
    I went into this anime with like, zero expectations. It seemed like it was really geared towards younger teen girls, which it definitely is but there's more to it that appeals to adults. I really only decided to watch it because it kept popping up on my tumblr dash over and over. Reading the synopsis I didn't think I'd make it past the first episode but I am SO glad I gave it a shot. It took me ...
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  • 4.9 Stars - Surprisingly Beautiful & Inspiring
    *Here are links to "Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club" OVAs on YouTube. I am not associated with the uploader. Just thought I'd share it since I found it.
    OVA 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxpsHXlGcGY
    OVA 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is9S_9nv_iw
    OVA 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LJeMR7V7zc

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    Storyline 4.9/5
    I have passed up ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Sports Anime + Fanservice
    Free! is pretty obviously a sports anime about boys for girls. There are lots of pretty shots of the boys, including a part of one episode totally devoted to swim suit shopping. Honestly, it's a cute show and it's nice to see fan service catering to the female demographic for a change.

    That being said, I only watched the first season of this anime. While the characters are generally likable, ...
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