When Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin were in elementary school, they swam together in a relay race and won the match. As Rin was on his way to Australia to train to become an Olympic champion, the gang decided to bury their trophy in a time capsule and retrieve it when they all had grown up. Now, Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa have reunited in high school and decide to dig up the prize. But on the way there, they run into none other than Rin, and he's determined to show Haru who's the best! As a result of this fateful meeting, the three friends decide to start a swim club, along with fellow classmate Rei, and their rival's little sister Gou as the team manager. Can the gang hold their own against Rin and prove their skills at the Prefectural Tournament?
This anime is great for various reasons, although by a lot of people it is referred to as 'fanservice' I actually think it has a good plot and even better characters. The story told is of a young boy name Haru, who has an exquisite passion for swimming and water. His friends and hisself begin a swim club, and enter in various contests. Along the way they meet an old teammate, and this opens a whole can of worms... read more
So I finally watched "Free! Iwatobi Swim Club" to see what all the fuss was about... I'm sad to say it was for nothing, and the experience was exactly as I had anticipated when the series was first released last Summer: god awful. Why? Let's find out shall we? The Story: The Premise: "Free!" is a 12 episode series loosely based off the Light Novel "High Speed" by Koji Oiji, and... read more
|Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club Specials||DVD Special||2013||TBD|
|Free! Eternal Summer||TV||2014||Sequel|
|Free! Eternal Summer Special||DVD Special||2015||Same Franchise|
|High Speed! (Light Novel)||2013||TBD|