Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Wish there were more eps
    Wish there was more of this series. I can see it being a hard anime to keep up for longer than 12 episodes but I think they could make it work. Caught sight of this anime via a clip in an AMV. Gotta say, it was the swimming that caught my eye and when I did the research ...well, let's say Haruka comes to the forefront - A LOT.

    I am female so I'll probably be accused of liking it just for ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Not only for women..
    Although I've read that this anime was drawn for the intended female audience, the story itself has a great layout and many males and females alike can relate with the characters within the plot.

    No Yaoi or Bara in case you were wondering. It's a story of four friends + extra. Unlike most sports-related anime I've watched, this one had a very consistent and progressive outline.

    There is no ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    I LOVED it! Highly recommended!
    This anime is amazing. The characters are surely loveable, the art is beautiful, and the thesis of the entire series is developed well.

    What can I say? I have been craving for something to watch that didn't have a lot of cheesy dialogue, one that contained a bit of romance, one that would have great drawings, and so on. I'm glad that I have stumbled upon this interesting series. Knowing myself, ...
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  • 1 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    There isn't much of a plot line
    The characters are adorable. But like I said there isn't much of a plot line. I guess a anime about swimming gives you what it is. They start a swim team, get in a bit of trouble, an old friend comes back and then they complete. There's a lil and I mean lil twist at the end. It was a good time filler better than the basket ball one I'm in the middle of. I think it was good there were only 12 or 13 ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An enjoyable anime, no questions asked.
    I'm going to start off this review with a brief point to make:

    I've heard many guys say that they can't stand this anime. I've heard girls say that it isn't for guys. Can we all just step back a moment to appreciate the fact that this is a good anime, with enjoyable characters and great animation? My brother and I both love this anime, and we both think that the stir caused by it is ridiculous. ...
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  • A fun sports show with stunning visuals.
    First of all there's no boy's love in it, but there is a gratuitous amount of close ups of certain anatomy and it's never from the one girl in the show. Not many animation studios dangle boy candy at their viewers. Kudos to KyoAni for taking the risk. If you're a fan of slice of life or sports anime this is a must watch - heck if you're bored give it a shot. Great visuals, animation and solid ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Definitely worth watching
    This is the first "sports" anime that I have watched. I enjoyed every episode and finished the series in one setting. This is a series that is worth watching. I love the animation and how defined the physique of the characters are drawn. I found myself rooting for the swimmers as if I was watching a live swim meet. You will not regret watching this series.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An above average very enjoyable series with great ending... and this comes from a guy.
    Well it's about damn time!
    It's about damn time there were some fan-service shows for females! There been so much for us guys but none for them.
    On a more serious note, if you remove the whole fan-service reputation to the series it's not much that will stand out on it(not counting it's made my Kyoto Ani of course) it's an average sports anime but you know what? That's the strong point ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Freestyle and fun - not just manservice
    Growing up, everyone (boys especially!) has problems with misinterpreted intentions and bad communication. This anime does a good job at exploring life and (to one extent or another) the motivations of each character. Very enjoyable show.

    Looking forward to a second season, if it comes out, but wondering if it's really needed...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Iwatobi is a MUST watch!
    Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls.

    PLEASE WATCH this anime. Put aside the fact that there is eye candy aimed at some of the female fans, it really doesn't matter, this anime highlights friendships and personalities that you do find in everyday life. It's got a good storyline, and is sporty too! Which is why I love it!

    I'm hoping they'll put into production a second season!

    Go Iwatobi! ...
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