Sunday, December 22, 2013

Anime: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Genres: Comedy, School, Spots, Slice of Life, yaoi
Others: N/A
Watch: CLICK HERE CLICK HERE!!!
The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways.

Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.
Things I liked:
  • ALL THE SHIPS!
  • Rei's belly flop
  • how the water was drawn 
  • all the characters!
    • I love them all and wish the best for them<3
  • then ending song
    • mwaa!<3
  • Haru 
    • like his love for eating fish. XD
  • how adorable the experience was 

Things I Not so Liked:
  • RIN FUSTRATING ME!!
    • like I love the guy but just 
      • MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!
      • oh well, you're still awesome
  • THAT IT ENDED!!! 

My Ship:
Haru x Water


A link: CRUNCHYROLL!

22 comments:

  1. Ahaha, perfect review! This anime surprised me with the amount of feels it gave me (and the hilariousness of the yaoi subtext) and the PRETTY ANIMATION AHKSJHSD. Haru and water (and mackarel) are the best ship XD And that ending is fantastic ;) (speaking of, my sister found an english cover of the song and it's amazing)

    And this is kind of a pointless rambling comment so I'm just going to disappear now.

    Oh and if you're interested, I also reviewed Free! a little while ago

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    1. This anime is one for surprises. Tumblr had us all deceived! XD Haru and water is my new OTP ALL THE WAY. XD Oh my gosh, where did your sister find an english cover? But that's okay, I love the lovely Japanese singing voices.<3

      Aww no, I love rambling comments! Come back, Bec. <3
      I went to check out your review of Free! and I love it so much.

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  2. I seriously need to finish this anime >_< Admittedly, I watched it just so I could hunt for the yaoi subtext and only thought it was going to be an anime about swimming boys taking their shirts off. But, it's pretty meaningful and the characters are genuinely likeable and well-written. Yeah, there is a ton of naked torsos and material for yaoi fangirls, but it is clear that KyoAni put a lot of effort into it.

    THE ANIMATION! KyoAni never disappoints in the animation department. The water is just stunning to look at, and all the swimming styles were done very well, from what I could tell. And of course, the boys' muscles weren't that bad either ;)

    Haha, your ship XD It reminds me of a little comic strip I found online that showed Haru as a little kid preparing for his first kiss. He basically just dunked his head in a pool :P I pair up all the boys (and water) with each other in one big harem. They all obviously love each other. There's no denying it.

    Rin is incredibly frustrating. I mean, I feel for the guy... But gosh. Oh, and have you heard of the big backlash the show got for showing fanservice for girls? I couldn't help but laugh at all the guys ranting about it. They need to look at 90% if all the other anime out there, haha.

    Great review, Delaney! I love rambling about anime, as you can see.

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    1. Haha I mean fan service for anything never hurts right? Gosh, every anime has at least SOME fan service umm yeah like the big boobs girls for the guys and some muscle for the girls? ;D

      OMGOSH where did you find that comic?! I want to read it now, Haru is such a cutie. <3

      Aww I love hearing your rambles, Lesely. <3

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    2. Yup! I actually just watched the entire season with my friend, and we very much enjoyed the abs and the arm muscles :P I spent like a whole hour trying to find the comic, but it never popped up >_< If I ever do find it again, you'll be the first to know, okay?

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    3. Yup! I actually just watched the entire season with my friend, and we very much enjoyed the abs and the arm muscles :P I spent like a whole hour trying to find the comic, but it never popped up >_< If I ever do find it again, you'll be the first to know, okay?

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  3. Oh my gosh the animation is so nice! I actually laughed out loud at the belly flop GIF. I love how anime is so much more fun than "real life" shows - the characters do sillier things, and their reactions to situations are just funnier. I'll give this anime a shot. :P I haven't watched a lot of anime, mostly because I don't have the time, and the time I do have I use up by reading, but I do plan on watching more! I really enjoy it.

    Sydney @ Utterly Bookish

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    1. Haha i know right? Rei is just too beautiful for us--even his belly flops. XD I think that is one of the reason I adore anime just because it's so much fun to watch. ^^

      You should definitely watch more! I will make an otaku out of you!

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  4. "ALL THE SHIPS!" - aaand I'm already liking the sound of it. Lol. And the water!! Wow.
    Free! Iwatobi Swim Club sounds hilarious, and emotional(?).. Maybe... Anyway, I'm totally checking this out! :D

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    1. Haha just get ready for those ships to sail, Cayce! ;D The water, duh, Haru's lover has to look gorgeous and extremely sexy. ;D

      It is all those things you described. Gosh my heart, the feels, beware the feels, Cayce, beware! XD

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  5. I was going to pass this post to Bec but I see she already found it xD She LOVES Free! She got me into watching a few episodes then I kind of forgot about it but can definitely agree about all the ships :3

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    1. Haha yes she has! XD Ahh what?! You have to get back into it, Alise! You're missing out the ending!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I loved this anime! I'm not sure if I'm the person that pushed you to watch it. Was I? All the boys were so cute and the view didn't hurt either lol >//< My ship would definitely be Haru x Mackerel.. He even has it on his pizza.. I mean.. WHO DOES THAT? :D

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    1. Weelll…kinda. XP I wanted to watch it and then you made me push it up my list and there ya go! XD Haha i don't even think mackerel is that appetizing…But oh well, we still love ya Haru.~<3

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  7. Love this review and the gifs are awesome! Happy Holidays, hope you are having a great day!

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    1. Aww thank you! <3 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO!!! ^^ HOPE IT WAS AN AMAZING ONE! <3

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  8. I really love that anime, and I agree with you, Rin frustrated me too >.<
    I'm so glad you liked it :3

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    1. KAREN YOU ARE BAAACCK!!!!
      Rin is frustrating but I still love him. <3

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    2. YUP! I'M BACK!!!!!

      I know!! But my favorite chara is Haru <3 I love him so much!!! <3 <3 <3

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  9. OMG FREE! I think my favorite ship is Gou-kun and the other swim team captain that I don't remember the name of, just because it's so hilarious that it's the only straight ship. PLUS SHE NEEDS TO GET THE ONLY STRAIGHT GUY THAT'S LEFT.

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    1. OMGOSH YES GOU AND WHATCHAMACALLHIM IS ADORABLE!<3

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    2. YES but I don't understand why she never notices GET HIM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE hahahahaha

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