Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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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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  • 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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  • Impressed with le swimming anime!
    I was impressed with this anime! My first impression of it was "wow, this looks stupid and just full of yaoi fan service." But you know what? If there was fan service, I barely noticed it. The music was so fun to. MAKE US FREE NA SPLASH KASENETA!

    Anyway, I grew pretty close to each character. Makoto is probably my favorite. Haru's obsession with water is probably my favorite thing about him. I ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Usuniki's Review: "Beautiful story, I recommend this only for Ladies"
    My Personal Rating: 9/10

    I really enjoy this anime a lot. This anime is a torture it makes you wanna jump into the pool so badly, especially when is a hot day. (I started this anime in Summer) so for most of you who had a hot day I'm sure you wanted to jump into a pool as well. The story is beautiful is all about the friendship between 5 handsome athletic swimmers, I enjoyed it so much, is not ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It's a sports anime, but it's directed toward girls and has a wonderfully huge amount of fanservice
    its a really great show! I would categorize it as BL because, there are obvious feelings throughout the entire thing. all five of the boys develop a deep friendship by the end of season 1!! i am extremely excited for season 2!! *buys all merch*


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  • 1 out of 1 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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