Free! is a new summer anime from Kyoto Animation (Kyoani). It revolves around 4 boys (Nagisa, Makoto, Haruka, and Rin) who actually were childhood friends and four of them joined swimming club when they were in elementary school but parted ways before graduating. Years later, when they’re already in high school they finally reunited again. One of them who went to Australia challenged Haruka to race, but Rin won. Haruka who loves swimming and doesn’t want to be defeated easily, recruit another student called Rei and build a new swimming club called Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.
My Opinion :
I’ve watched the first episode of Free! yesterday and to be honest, this anime is really promising. The artwork is tremendously amazing, I love every character in this anime. The plot is good, I imagine it’ll be like Prince of Tennis. One thing I really want to say is, all those guys out there should need to stop saying “What a gay anime”, “It’s so gay”, “Girls need to stop fangirling over shirtless 2D characters”. Hellooo~ you really need to stop saying that because those animes you watch, most of them are over sexualizing women.
Just because there are a lot of fanservice and shirtless scenes, doesn’t mean Free! is not a great anime. What do you expect them to wear? A raincoat? Pajamas??? It’s a swimming anime for god’s sake. Do you expect them to swim in a pool of blood so it looks more hardcore??.
Actually it’s rather similar to Prince of Tennis, most of them are guys, about sports and competitions, the only thing that makes Free! is different from Prince of Tennis is what they’re wearing, so why would you hate it so much? It has a lot of fanservice, yes, I admit that. I think that doesn’t necessarily spoiled the entire thing. Do you think other anime doesn’t have fanservice? Ha! hahahahaha, if you said no, you were obviously lying. I can’t wait for the second episode! My favourite character from Free! is Makoto. He looks really kind and cute.