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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#101 | Back to Top07-14-2015 09:02:09 AM

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Re: Free!

I just saw them through Tumblr yesterday. The waterfight chibis are super adorable and chubby emot-biggrin

Iwatobiharu is so graceful and beautiful


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#102 | Back to Top07-20-2015 03:14:15 PM

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http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/YamPuff/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2015-07-20-23-03-58_zpsr731icts_edit_1437426363293.png_zpsq42vc5tf.jpeg

Im not excited at the prospect of new characters. :/ I think I'll be skipping the movie after all.


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#103 | Back to Top07-20-2015 06:27:54 PM

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Same. (though theyr'e not exactly new, they were in HS2)

I checked the movie website... the only two people from the main cast are Haru and Makoto. Really?? Nagisa was in the novel too, and some of the biggest moments happened with Sousuke and Haru. And since Kisumi has been getting more merch recently I thought for sure he'd be in the movie. I hope this is just a preliminary list. I already wasn't hyped for the movie because of the prospect of no Rin and no Rei - but this just killed any desire I had at all to see it.


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#104 | Back to Top07-20-2015 10:06:58 PM

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I can't see how they can possibly cut Nagisa out of the movie. And without Rin the story would never have even begun since he was pretty much the catalyst.

My biggest issue with the movie is how Earth they will manage to adapt the content of both volumes into a single movie. It would work much better if they either only covered the first volume or did two movies. As it is, I'm afraid that it will be terribly rushed.

Unless they are ignoring the events from the first volume altogether since we have seen most of it via flashbacks already and focus (almost) exclusively on the second, hence the lack of Rin.

EDIT:
Seems like I was right and they will focus on the second volume. According to this description, at least: http://movie-highspeed.com/story/

Basically, the first paragraph summarizes the first volume- which includes the whole relay, for those who aren't familiar with the novels- and then everything else is about how Haruka and Makoto enter Iwatobi's Middle School where they join the swimming club and thus meet new people, much struggling about what makes a team follows.

The movie will then concern itself with the middle school period, Rin will probably be mentioned and flashbacks are to be expected but he won't be an actual participating character, I'm afraid.

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#105 | Back to Top07-20-2015 10:28:19 PM

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Yes, the movie is HS2 only.  emot-frown  Aki is in the manga (which features HS1 alone) but I haven't seen anything saying she's going to be in the movie.

I wish HS1 was getting the movie instead. Imo HS2 was the weaker of the two books, but maybe I'm just biased because the new characters were boring to me and they took up so much of the book.  Some people have been speculating that they made HS2 a movie instead of HS1 because they plan on making another movie (maybe called Future Days) that have HS2 characters in it also, but so far it's just speculation and I would be kind of surprised if they made a second movie.

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#106 | Back to Top07-20-2015 10:33:59 PM

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Gah, cross-posting. emot-tongue

In all honesty, I suspect the real reason why are getting all the HS2 boys animated is in order to sell even more merchandise. More pretty boys= more cute stuff to sell. God knows they are already milking the franchise for all it's worth but there is always room for more.

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#107 | Back to Top07-21-2015 02:14:26 AM

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Having no Rei was bad for me personally since he's my favorite, but I could understand the decision; he's not an original book character and I think he's a less popular character than, say, Haruka. BUT as much as I am not a Rin fan, he is a HUGELY popular character, I don't get it.

Why do I want to see the characters I spent two series invsted in, not only younger and thus reverted to their less-developed and nuanced selves, not to mention most of the cast missing?. I already watched Haru 'learn to be part of a team'. What I enjoy is watching the boys interact together; I would, in all honesty, prefer an Arabian nights au or even a watergun fight movie, simply to see the whole bunch, samezuka & iwatobi hanging and interacting. Even a snippet of their college days, and the boys can meet up & swim for charity or some such nonsense. New characters that look like repeats in terms of character design? And we all know that 99%  of the appeal for audiences is the hot boys....so they make them young enough where calling them hot is a bit disturbing ? I'll just go watch Haikyuu or something....

Also, why do they all look like their uniform are waaaaaaay to big for them?
Ok mini rant over. This is why I limit my sports boy anime, I get too invested lol.


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#108 | Back to Top07-21-2015 04:13:31 PM

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Yeah, I'm not really interested in watching over hour of thinly veiled, watered down diet shota.  Makoto is my favorite so I'm glad he's still in and there will be focus on him, but then again, I can imagine the focus will instead be on the new characters and they'll just sort of fall back on writing Makoto as a supporting, caring personality instead so fans will be happy but they won't have to do anything new.

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#109 | Back to Top07-22-2015 11:49:17 AM

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Re: Free!

OnlyInThisLight wrote:

Yeah, I'm not really interested in watching over hour of thinly veiled, watered down diet shota.  Makoto is my favorite so I'm glad he's still in and there will be focus on him, but then again, I can imagine the focus will instead be on the new characters and they'll just sort of fall back on writing Makoto as a supporting, caring personality instead so fans will be happy but they won't have to do anything new.

I adore Makoto, he's pretty much my 2nd fave, but I agree, likely the movie won't give us more than him being sweet and saying Haru! a lot. >:[ *grump*


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#110 | Back to Top07-30-2015 07:28:34 AM

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http://kudouusagi.tumblr.com/tagged/Fre … overy-book

This person just translated a lot from the new rediscovery book that just came out. (Basically, it's director notes for season 1.) It sheds some light on a few things!

This one is my personal favorite:
http://kudouusagi.tumblr.com/post/12515 … ter-please

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#111 | Back to Top07-31-2015 08:36:37 AM

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Sorry to double post, but the HaruRin mook just came out!  emot-biggrin

https://40.media.tumblr.com/7392883738c7e2ecf3e6670e35ea1988/tumblr_nsc7akSqF31r5inp2o1_1280.png

Translation (it's split up)
http://nanase-rin-rin.tumblr.com/post/1 … using-them
http://nanase-rin-rin.tumblr.com/post/1 … -sunyshore
http://nanase-rin-rin.tumblr.com/post/1 … -sunyshore
http://nanase-rin-rin.tumblr.com/post/1 … -sunyshore

That bite pic... I had high expectations, but the mook managed to exceed all of them. I'm so happy.

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#112 | Back to Top08-01-2015 10:40:36 AM

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So I've been on vacation and pretending to be Makoto in the pool because my speciality is backstroke as well, because your face stays out of the water and you can see the sky emot-biggrin. Makochaaaan.

It also struck me as so weird that Rei picks up on only the Butterfly stroke at first, which is, IMO, the absolute hardest stroke to do.

HonorableShadow wrote:

http://kudouusagi.tumblr.com/tagged/Fre … overy-book

This person just translated a lot from the new rediscovery book that just came out. (Basically, it's director notes for season 1.) It sheds some light on a few things!

This one is my personal favorite:
http://kudouusagi.tumblr.com/post/12515 … ter-please

Please make him forlorn ans sexy lol!
I've been following those, some are really funny!

This is a great concept: http://postslikewarships.tumblr.com/pos … ce-officer

What Rin's police uniform REALLY entails.


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#113 | Back to Top08-10-2015 04:06:16 PM

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Haha, that comic is great YamPuff. emot-rofl

Got my mook and HaruRin pillow. etc-love_ etc-love
http://41.media.tumblr.com/9cae96aa569821501a389b1db50759b3/tumblr_nso46tbOh91sffapwo1_500.jpg
http://41.media.tumblr.com/8c2a0bc756a03ae3e6b04ca2b86bb7dd/tumblr_nso46tbOh91sffapwo2_500.jpg
http://41.media.tumblr.com/84ef0139b7d4eace8e207df44792b0a8/tumblr_nso46tbOh91sffapwo5_r1_500.jpg


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#114 | Back to Top08-25-2016 05:11:55 PM

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Re: Free!

New Free! anime has been announced, still no details available:

https://myanimelist.net/news/47362497

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#115 | Back to Top08-26-2016 11:58:49 AM

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emot-dance  I'm excited. I'm hoping for an Olympic movie!


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#116 | Back to Top08-26-2016 12:07:59 PM

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Given that the next Olympics will take place in Japan, it'd make an Olympic themed anime even more apropos.

And those pillows and mooks are absolutely adorable.

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#117 | Back to Top08-26-2016 03:12:16 PM

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A third season? I love Free! and all, but do they really have enough material for a 3rd season?


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#118 | Back to Top08-26-2016 04:51:36 PM

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Nocturnalux wrote:

Given that the next Olympics will take place in Japan, it'd make an Olympic themed anime even more apropos.

And those pillows and mooks are absolutely adorable.

Yeah it would be cool if they went that route. I think they're going to announce what it is in March, but hopefully we get the announcement earlier than that. 

Thanks! etc-love


YamPuff wrote:

A third season? I love Free! and all, but do they really have enough material for a 3rd season?

Hmm they haven't said whether it's a third season, a movie or just an OVA.


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#119 | Back to Top08-26-2016 07:27:38 PM

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I don't see why they couldn't make an actual third season. The bulk of the Free! anime is basically original material anyway even if it uses the light novel characters so there is nothing stopping them from writing more. And there is a lot of potential for pushing the franchise into actual professional, or at least semi, swimming competitions. The potential is without limits, really. They have a chance to tie in the light novel boys that are already well known from the movie to the rest of the story, for example. Or/and they can have Rin and Haru in the same team again. 
If they go down the OVA path they can animate some of the funnier drama CD moments.

Then again, they may go the prequel route yet again and have the boys as toddlers splashing around.

Personally, apart from an Olympic setting, which would be absolutely amazing, I'd love an alt universe based on the Splash Free ED. It could not hold for a whole season but it'd make one hell of a cool OVA, everyone in this Arabian Nights, Princely-Rin themed spinoff.

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#120 | Back to Top08-27-2016 03:35:15 PM

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*prays to everything and sacrifices three children for an Arabian nights Free! OVA*


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#121 | Back to Top12-15-2016 09:11:43 AM

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