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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • Dat Swimming Anime Tho
    This show really took me by surprise. When it first came out, it was mainly just known as that "swimming anime", and I decided to watch it, because it seemed kind of funny. An anime about swimming, seems kind of weird, right?

    But, as I started watching it more and more, the story started to pull me in and then I realized I couldn't stop watching it.

    The anime may be about swimming, but ...
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    Fun and Lovable Characters
    I really do love Free!
    The characters are so diverse, and the way in which they develop is great.
    It is a beautiful anime in terms of FPS and art quality.

    Free! is fun, fast paced, and funny, making you want to keep on watching episode after episode after episode.

    It made me laugh, and they are all so lovable, and the friendships are admirable!
    Its great to see the males get objectified ...
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  • More shoujo than not, I think.
    Well, there's only 2 women & one's a teacher. The lone girl is never objectified, never seen in a swimming suit, & none of the main characters are interested in her at all, but two minor character are. She ogles over guys' muscles & calls all of the shots.

    The men spend most of their time posing in nothing but swim shorts & teasings fujoshis with their over-the-top friend angst. There's really ...
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  • An anime about life: It's in my top 5!
    Not only are the characters great, but the art is painfully good. The makers care a lot about how this looks! This isn't just a story about a swim club. It's about friendship, finding yourself, and things that everyone struggles with growing up. Season 1 is great, but I will say -- HANDS DOWN -- season 2 is better, so much so that you can just skip S1 if you want and go straight to 2. If you are a ...
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  • Swimming: If You Enjoy It, You Will Watch It
    I don't think people should be convinced that just because it's a swimming anime with a dominate cast of shirtless men, it's only for girls. There are anime that I like that is primarily geared towards a male audience, but as a female viewer I still enjoy them (blood, guts, and glory!).

    While I'll admit that what got me initially interested from the start were male swimmers, it's not the only ...
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  • Great Anime, Great Characters
    I really like the show because it not only has interesting characters, it has heart. You actually come to care about all of them and you find yourself rooting for them and enjoying how much they celebrate friendship. The artwork is beautiful as well and the soundtrack for it is terrific. Overall, a great anime to watch.
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  • Free! Iwatobi Swim Club/Eternal Summer
    I absolutely loved both seasons of Free! Watched it first by myself and the again with my roommate, I don't normally like sports animes, but this one convinced me of the joys of the genre! Wish there was more seasons, but since it was based off of two light novels who knows
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  • This is not yaoi, despite what all the other reviews are saying.
    This is also not a show just for girls. The animation is beautiful, and the friendships shown are just as beautiful. Rei-chan would be proud of this anime! My only complaint is that the characters are pretty predictable. The ending of both seasons were satisfying and left my heart all warm and fuzzy. This is an anime worth watching!
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  • Love it, currently my top anime
    This show is currently on my top list along with Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan. I love the characters, my most favorite would be Makoto, Haru, and Rin... ugh I can't decide! I wish there were more episodes, good thing there's manga! A MUST WATCH! RECOMMENDED TO SPORT ANIME LOVERS
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  • Amazing characters and character development
    I can only name a couple anime where every single character in the series (including background/lesser known characters) have layers upon layers of personality. Free! and Free! Eternal Summer are the top two. Just by watching the series once, I know the characters so well. I know how they would each react to different situations internally and externally. KyoAni, how'd you do that? To write/create ...
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