Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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4.6
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  • The Anime Is... AWESOME. >.<
    This anime has such great art, characters, and comedy. It is hilarious and will make your stomach hurt from laughing too much.
    The story line is awesome. It really makes you love this anime. It really works with what happens later in the story (if that makes any sense)
    I also love the opening and ending of this anime. They were both really good and had really well written lyrics.

    I heard ...
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  • Funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking, each episode will trigger a different emotion, a must watch for anime sports fans!
    This show made me laugh, made me cry and left me... fangirling! xD Finally an anime with fan service for girls! Personally, I think there should've been more to the story, but it's a sports tournament anime, so I'm okay with that. The art/animation is just great, especially watching them swim. The music is pretty good to, it really sets the mood/s! [lol] Got my friend hooked on this and she ...
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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 15 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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