Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Yay! fan service i can actually stand for more than one episode!
    As yaoi fan, I have to say that this anime definitly have a lot of potential. I'm usually not big with fanservice, but I find my self actually enjoying it in this anime. Thank god there are not any annoying girls with watermelon breasts popping up as of yet! I really like this show and I'm excited to discover how evrything will play out...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    !!!Surprise!!! The story is actually pretty good!
    As a guy, I watched the first two episodes purely expecting fanservice. (That's why it was created in the first place, right?) With a male character that's obsessed with taking off his clothes, there is no lack in fanservice. However, to my surprise the developing story is pretty darn good. Therefore, I've found myself adding this series to my queue.

    It's hard to judge a series after two ...
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  • 10 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    Too many of these reviews are biased.
    Looking through the current reviews for Free!, I've seen too many people bashing on it just because there's no main girl characters in it. It's true that so far the main characters are all rather gay boys, so if that isn't your cup of tea, watch something else and don't waste your time watching it. Or if curiosity gets the best of you, deal with it.

    This also happens to be the first episode. ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    All you guys going crazy out there, SERIOUSLY grow up!
    Guys, why are getting so worked up over this show. It's ridiculous, this is like the only show in the fan service genre aimed towards women ever. I'm personally happy about it, I think the show is great for some laughs and I just love making jokes about the purple haired guys shark teeth (Seriously, did the guy get bitten by a radioactive shark while he was in Australia.) Plus, I just get a kick ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    How friendship swim?
    Free! is one of the most awaited summer shows in 2013, not just for fangirls. I am one-of-the-try-hard-fangirls-who-are-in-Tumblr-just-to-promote-the-fandom. Honestly, the 0:30 second preview made me give it a shot. I mean, seriously, one man who sexily threw a water bottle, a cute "shota" removing his shirt and reveals a very fangirling abs, a shark-slayer super-awesome-form swimmer, and a hair ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    knock out. 3am phone call. you say pool? I'm on my way!
    The amount of sheer overreaction I've seen in response to this series is astounding (and, although this is my schadenfreude speaking, a little hilarious). To all the frothing fanboys on the verge of rage aneurysms--wow. Chill out. Shockingly, anime is not ruined forever. There will be other series. Chances are, KyoAni will simply go straight back to catering to straight guys who want to fanboy ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Hilarious show with a nice serious undertone
    When I first saw the poster for this anime, I was really skeptical about it.

    But after watching 12 episodes, Free! has totally changed my mind. I really enjoy the interactions between characters in this anime. And each character seems to have a unique personality that somehow fits together like a puzzle.

    The anime also explores serious themes like friendship, hardwork vs. natural talent, ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    I Can't Wait One Week!
    The anime is great! The first two episodes got me hooked. I'm a guy, and I don't necessarily care about the "guy service" (No, I'm not gay), because it's a sport anime about swimming... People are going to be seeing a lot more "guy service". The animation over all captured my attention. Never have I seen water look that great! It makes me want to go swim!

    Current Plot: 5/5
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    4 Stars From A Swimmer!
    I wasn't sure about the show after watching the trailer...but after watching the first episode I was very pleased! I have been a swimmer since a very young age, and and anime lover for just as long. To find an anime that is centered on swimming...my dream has come true! The characters have strong personality, and the first episode set the show up for a strong season. I'm looking forward to more ...
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  • 7 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Hooked 100% and Waiting for the Next Episode
    Can't wait for the next episode.
    It might have something to do with the shirtless guys, or the personality compatibility between the characters, or the developing plotline, or the quirky teacher, or the fact that this show is starting off to be really adorable.
    All I know is, this show has me hooked 100%, and I'm waiting with bated breath for the next episode.
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