The third epidode of Free! is already out and I’ve made some gifs from it because I couldn’t help but giggle till the end watching Rei-chan’s acts. He is so adorable and how could you not ship Rei and Nagisa? I ship them so hard 😄 I’ve posted them on tumblr but well why not?
These are my favourite scenes :
Look! Nagisa’s waiting for Rei
Aww~ Nagisa is so happy.. Look at his adorable face
Rei is startled because maybe it’s the first time someone approached him like that
aaah, Rei-chan! stop being so adorable x3 I love how Rei blushed because Nagisa called him Rei-chan :> He even glanced at Nagisa. So cuteeeee!!
I love Nagisa’s personality
Rei-chan is such a tsundere 😄
Look at these two! They’re so adorable x3
Rei : “Why does it have to be me?”
Nagisa : “The main reason is because you looked beautiful.”
Oh my…This part is precious. Look how surprised and blushed Rei is because of Nagisa. Rei always following theories and calculations before he jumps but the coach said he needs to stop doing it because he doesn’t make any progress. Nagisa is different, he told Rei that his pose while jumping is so beautiful and said that it’s not something everybody can do. Instead of asking him to stop doing calculations, Nagisa asked him to use it for swimming. I think it’s the first time someone told him that and maybe this is the reason why he finally agreed to join.
PLOT TWIST : Rei-chan can’t swim
I didn’t expect this at all to be honest. I thought he’s a great swimmer just like what Makoto said. I laughed uncontrollably when Rei was sinking like a stone in swimming pool because wow, what a plot twist.
I told you that Free! is a very promising anime. Just don’t judge it before you watch it yourself.
Gif source : smiichan
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.