Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    FREE SUMMER WEDNESDAY!
    This anime shows the spirit of summer, its an awesome mix of slice of life/sports anime, the animation and characters are just awesome, it isn't just about cute boys that can swim, the boys all have their own characters, and all mesh together very nicely, I recommend this anime to anyone, I know guys are like "But this is not for straight guys" that is not the main focus, sure they put some of ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    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 scenes 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 ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Not only for women..
    Although I've read that this anime was drawn for the intended female audience, the story itself has a great layout and many males and females alike can relate with the characters within the plot.

    No Yaoi or Bara in case you were wondering. It's a story of four friends + extra. Unlike most sports-related anime I've watched, this one had a very consistent and progressive outline.

    There is no ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Great Show in General
    I tried this show at random and i'm so happy I did. Even though the show is DEFINITELY made more for the ladies with it's manservice it is still enjoyable for guys. Ignoring the manservice this anime still has good characters, a simple but well handled story, a ending theme that will never leave my head, and the best animated water in the history of anime. It is most certainly made for ladies but ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Probably the best show ive ever watched
    Im a guy
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Totally straight, totally male, totally love it
    I haven't watched anime for years, but when I heard about an anime about swimming, and saw that it had some great animation, I had to check it out since I used to swim.

    I was surprised. This show is really enjoyable to watch, it has some great characters and interesting social interactions between them. On the surface it comes off as gay, but I really like the bond that these guys have, and in ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Not what I was expecting
    Honestly, I had no idea how this anime would turn out and I thought (like probably most people) that it would be a moe blob anime like K-On! However, that really isn't the case. While K-On tried to be a music anime, with only a couple of songs to really call it that, Free! is for sure a sports anime. Sure, there is fanservice, but who didn't expect that.

    Characters:
    The characters are ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    swimming anime say yes
    While many liked it for the fan service. i liked the fact that it was a coming of age anime about what you do with your life. high school where people start to ask or answer the question and it nice that there a anime that does that. while there are other ones see my reviews on some other ones on the site. i think it tells a different story because it from the perspective of sports. your never as ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A Good Series.. No doubt.
    I dislike how many people view this anime as 'gay' or 'only for females'. Sure, there is obviously female-orientated fan service for this show, however lets face it- this show is doing what the a large portion of the others shows have been doing-providing fan service to the male population, albeit for the female viewers this time.

    It blends the theme friendship with the sport of swimming, and ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Very good, Would Reccomend
    A few of my friends (who all happen to be girls lol) suggested I watch this anime, and to be honest I was kind of hesitant, mostly because I wasn't sure if I was going to like it and I absolutely love it. Never thought I'd like it as much as I do, and I love the difference in characters, despite the fanservice it's not really overly distracting and sticks to the point of the plot, and the ...
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