Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • awesome best show :3
    this show is a great influence on swimming.Especially because of all the tournaments and competitions.Great show!Only one season is what upsets me though. I want season 2 so badly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I suggest this show to all kinds of people.
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  • Short, Sweet Sports Anime
    Most sports anime/movies/tv shows I've seen revolve around one of two concepts - defeat of the Arbitrary Rival School or the Dishonorable Coach/Rival Player.

    Free! Iwatobi Swim Club has neither of those things. It's a show about friendship and personal improvement, closer in similarity to an anime series about otaku or a non-athletic club than a traditional sports narrative. What you're getting ...
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  • It's Not What You Think And Better.
    This anime is more than great animation, story pacing and character development.

    It's a great look at youth, passion and the illusions of friendship. It's a slice of time when whatever we are doing is the most important thing in the world and the belief that our friends will always be close to us.

    The setting in a high school swim club is secondary to the themes involved. It does make it ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    So bad, it's actually good
    After watching the first episode of this show, my initial thought was: "WTF?"
    I'm used to anime cliches so that didn't really throw me so much as the main character, Haru, being so incredibly odd. There was not a very deep plot to this anime, BUT I ended up falling in love with the characters (especially Rei, who I could totally relate to), and have watched the series multiple times. I even ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Entertaining Watch
    I'm not much into sports, but I must say that I really enjoyed this anime. It is full of funny moments that just make you laugh. There are many moments throughout the anime that mess with your feelings. One moment they're super happy the next depressed, it's a crazy ride. The characters are fairly unique and each and an element to the series that is indispensable to the enjoyment of the anime.
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  • 0 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Animators know nothing of proper stroke technique.
    The characters in this anime have the absolute worst stroke technique I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. It is literally painful to watch the swimming scenes, it is quite obvious that no one on the animation team knows anything about proper stroke composition.
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  • The Only Thing You Need Are Hot Bodies
    This show isn't very deep but it does have one very strong thing going for it.

    Hot. Almost. Nude. Men.

    Yep, that's it. That's the story. Swimming boys review their mildly angsty childhoods while reforging old friendships and having a great time swimming. The animation is superb and the mood is really great. The ending song is so much fun with the bad boy Rin stealing the show. (those ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great anime Must watch!
    I recommend this anime it was amazing! The story I loved it, also the soundtrack was awesome, It got me pumped and sometimes emotional. I can't wait for season two and I never thought the anime was to be this great! I'm so glad I watched it it was a great story it got me motivated for summer and to get fit!
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  • 1 out of 1 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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  • The sports anime that made me like sports anime
    I started watching this because I heard that it was funny and really gay, but it's so much more than that. Yes, it has it's moments, but you can't help but love all of the characters and find their little quirks amusing. I was really skeptical of sports anime because I really don't like watching or partaking in sports, but this made me want to run down the the local pool and take a swim! Anyway, ...
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