Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    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 ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Just Reinforcing the Fact That Anyone Can Enjoy This
    As a male in his early 20s, I can say with utmost sincerity that I really enjoyed this anime. It had great animation, music, and characters. One might argue that the plot-line of this show is overly simplistic and the characters are 2-dimensional but honestly, that's part of the show's charm. I feel like Free! can be compared to an anime like K-On because of its heavy focus on the friendship and ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Pleasantly Surprised
    I thought for sure this show would be homoerotic to the max. It's what turned me off from watching it until the last episode was about to air. However, once I started, I instantly fell in love with the show. It's not a masterpiece, but it's pretty well done. The characters are interesting and their development is done decently (for the most part). The anime has a lot of comedy and drama that just ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Sweet, Funny, and Exciting
    I am usually not into sports anime, or any "yaoi" related stuff(whether major or minor) but I had heard really good reviews on this anime, and it didn't hurt that the characters are so cute*3* So I checked it out and I was hooked by the first episode. I could see why some people could receive this anime as a very toned down 'yaoi' but I saw it more as a story of childhood friendships that were ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Feel Free to Watch (Sorry for the bad pun)
    I wasn't really sure what to think of this anime when my friend described it to me, she made it sound a bit like a yaoi anime. But I found out that it isn't really yaoi, it can just be taken that way if you're looking for it. Its a great anime that was very enjoyable to watch. It doesn't go to far with jokes and even if you don't like swimming you can probably relate to the characters through some ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Never fails to make me smile :)
    This show is definitely my favorite anime >3< Sure it has a lot of fanservice (one of the main reasons why I started watching it xD) but it also has its funny and heart-warming moments <3 I totally recommend to anyone who wants to watch something new that will make them laugh and cry <333 5/5 Best anime ever ^-^
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Perfect. What more can I say?
    I finished this entire season in 2 days (could have been 1 if it weren't for my friends birthday). I'm still attached to these characters and I don't think my brain understands that I've finished this entire thing. Watch it, you won't regret it.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Has fluid animation, a great line of voice actors and a respectable plot
    Free! is an amazing show and if there was a second season, I'd definitely watch it. This anime is hilarious, clever, and has great characters. I really enjoyed the soundtrack for this anime as well as the voice acting. If you're male or female, and you're looking for a hilarious anime, stop and watch this. It's not a yaoi but it could be mistaken for that since all the main characters are boys and ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    I make so many splishy splashes~
    Best. Anime. Ever.
    Not enough shading for their muscles.
    Perfect body all out
    This show inspires me to find the nearest pool in my community and involve myself in many swim activities
    Gou and swim captain otp
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Making, Building, and Mending Friendships
    One of my acquaintances refers to this show as Swimbros, and that is a great summary of what it is. Granted, Free! is a show about swimming, and swimming figures into the plot at almost every angle, but it is fundamentally about a group of guys and the friendships that they share as they come together as a team. Yes, this is trotting out the old nakama trope that plagues anime ...
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