Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Manliest show of all time *sarcasm
    Before I get on with this review I have to say 1- I'm a straight guy and 2- this is my current favorite anime of 2013 season (though I am a Kyoto animation lover so I might be a little biased. Just a little. Just a little little.)

    The anime starts of with main character Haruka Nanase lamenting on how good he is at swimming and wanting to be "normal". He then makes a swimming club to curb his ...
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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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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    That was pretty nice!
    Free! was a pretty darn good anime though they should have concentrated more on the actual swimming (and some of their swimming animations had pretty bad technique though I maybe am being a little harsh on that one ). All in all it was very good! If you're wondering should you watch it or not, just watch it! Very much worth the while!
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing Anime Made me so Happy <3
    The guys are hot.
    They aren't boring, there's strong relationship bonds
    A lot of fan service, but there's an even stronger storyline and it moves along very nicely
    The second season next summer has a lot to live up to! Rin annoyed me a lot, but in the end he grew on me.
    There was a lot of character development and this is definitely not boring.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    And in more ways than one!
    In a world where crappy, fanservice laden anime plague stream sites and Japanese telly waves... Kyoto Animation dares to step beyond the norm. This brave crew steps forth to tell us... young men, there's no need to feel down. Young men, pick yourselves off the ground. 'Cause, young men, you're in a new town. There's no need to be unhappy.

    IT'S FUN TO STAY AT THE- Oh wait, that's the Village ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Free!: Summer 2013 AOTS
    This anime exceeded any expectations I had for it. The story, character development, and music were all beautifully done. It isn't just an anime about shirtless guys, it's about friendship and teamwork.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    One of my favourite animes.
    I actually dislike a lot that everyone thinks they're all gay or that the anime was made for the yaoi.
    You got it wrong, actually the anime was created because of the fanservice for girls. Yet, putting that aside, I loved more the plot. No, not that kind of plot (the one of everyone undressing for girls to watch the anatomy). I mean the real plot. The plot of four childhood friends that ...
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  • Definitely watch, great show both visuals and story
    This is honestly the most beautiful looking animeI have ever watched. even if you don't like the story line (which seems to be very homoerotic, lol) just watch it for the beautiful animation. its worth it.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Went in thinking FAN SERVICE and ended up having it OWN my SOUL! X D
    I thought...this was going to be all cute, cuddly and LIGHT. It ended up showing me DEPTH and happiness and strangely I did not notice any Fan Service after a while..and re-watching each episode upwards to 3 to 6 times, no LESS! X D I have become officially ADDICTED to the music, moods and interactions! EVERYTHING is so beautiful about this show! The friendships are quite STRONG and they ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Free! A definate watch. A++
    I won't lie, what first drew me to the show was the promise of sexy and muscled guys. But what made me tune in to watch it week after week was much more. Such as the gorgeous animation. I mean just look at the water.... look at it.... Good.
    The interesting story. I wouldn't call this a sports anime, i'd say it's more of a slice of life with sports and comedy as well.
    And the wonderful ...
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