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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • Free! - An Eternal Review
    This is one of the most homoerotic shows that has ever been created. Comparable even to Top Gun.
    The show itself is a story about growing up, a very common theme. Following a group of swimmers at Iwatobi high, the plot centers around the nostalgic feeling of doing what you love with your friends forever. After the group learns that their long lost friend Rin has moved back to Japan, Haruka Makoto ...
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  • Really touching anime
    Great character development, really enjoyed watching the story line progress. I originally stopped watching the show after two episodes and for some reason I decided to give it another go. I'm SO glad that I did! Way better than I ever expected it to be. Both seasons were great, but if I had to choose between them I'd say this one was my favorite.
    The last episode was really touching and couldn't ...
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  • Definitely a New Favorite
    Free! is definitely on my All-Time Favorite Anime list. This is obviously an anime that was predominantly written to please the ladies, but I don't see why guys can't like this. Story is great, characters are even greater, and the art is wonderful!

    While it definitely does objectify men to some degree, I don't see it as any different than the boobs-that-are-bigger-than-a-planet trope. I find ...
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  • Best anime ever!!!!!
    My favourite anime by far, it had a lot of emotions and the characters were AMAZING! It's obviously aimed towards girls and I think the makers did an excellent job at it. Also, the art in this is the best I've seen! Although I want it to keep going forever, I feel like the end really wrapped everything up!
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  • More Than Meets the Eye
    I watched season 1 of this show as soon as it came out, as one of the many hyped over the new "swimming anime". With its bright colors, smooth animation, and abundance of male muscle, I thought I'd be in for the female equivalent of ecchi. And to an extent, it was there, for sure. However, KyoAni also included a story of sportmanship and friendship, and it sealed Season 1 as a simple, yet fun ...
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  • Perfect this show is just perfect!!!!
    This show is one of the better done series that someone can watch. It is not filled with tons of filler and wobbling all of the place. The show has a clear direction from the start and keeps heading there without taking any pointless and meaningless detours. This show is Just so Perfect! and well done. Anyone that says this is just fan service either has not watched it or does not know what fan ...
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  • Great Anime! Made Me Think of My Dream and College.
    Dreams.. What do I want to do when I go to college.. This just made me realize some things of what I wanted to do when I leave high school. That's why I can't stop watching it till the end! It taught me a good lesson as well! And also perseverance. That if you wanted it that badly, if you worked hard for it you'll be able to achieve it in the end. =) I hope they can make a season 3 for this! About ...
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  • You could say that I "watch sports"...
    If your first impression of this anime is that its like all fanservice.....
    I don't blame you.
    As a teenage girl I won't deny that a part of me did watch this anime for the pretty boys, but soon into the series I began to realize how much Free was like a cake... and the muscles are really just the icing.
    Although I do also agree that there is a handful of fanservice in this anime, it does not ...
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  • Free really is about being Free!
    Some reviews say this is "yaoi/gay".... but I do not see that in this anime (though you could interpret some characters as having a more feminine personality than others- they make fun of this at the end of season 2 episode 8 knowing some people think this is show is yaoi when it isn't). This is a show about relationships between teammates and friends.
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  • A potential yaoi in the making
    I enjoyed the fan service and just the way one of the characters had swooned over the muscles on the swimmers. This review is mainly for both seasons and I thought it had a good element of sport and story line to uphold even if the other counterpart was weak. But that wasn't the case, I didn't have a favorite character but I enjoyed it and I am not sure if there should be another season. But I ...
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