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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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Synopsis:

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?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club Specials DVD Special 2013 TBD
Free! 2 TV 2014 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
High Speed! (Light Novel) 2013 TBD
Name Role
Futoshi NISHIYA Character Design
Hiroko UTSUMI Director
Tatsuya KATOU Music

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Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club TallyCrow 9/10 Mar 6, 2014
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club pikazaki 9.3/10 Jan 5, 2014
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club BondsofLight94 7.5/10 Dec 19, 2013
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Kuroko's Basketball

Kuroko's Basketball

They were known as the 'Generation of Miracles' – five basketball prodigies who helped lead Teiko Middle School's basketball team to glory, defeating anyone who got in their way. But a mysterious rumor tells of a sixth, a phantom player who the five prodigies respected greatly. That boy is Tetsuya Kuroko, a freshman at Seirin High and the newest member of the basketball club. Alongside strong teammates such as Taiga Kagami, Kuroko will use his unique skills on the court to help the team defeat old rivals and make their way to the championships.

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Bradalee

Each of these shows follow a group of dedicated high school boys as they compete in competitions relating to their chosen sport. The characters are fairly similar, with an intense rivalries prevalent in each. Exaggerated action shots are a common sight in each show as well. Both shows are fairly similar, so it stands to reason that fans of one are likely to enjoy the other, but due to the nature of Free!'s fanservice it may turn a lot of people off before they give it a fair chance.

jaysah925

when i first read the synopsis of Free! it instantlly reminded me of KnB. sports? tournaments? friendship? bishie boys? HECK YEAH. watching the first episode of free! definitely confirmed my suspicions that this anime would have the same themes of KnB.  

gilay04

Both plots have boys who aspire to be a professional at the sport they love and try their hardest with their teammates...Though they are around different sports the plot is alike and it gives us a thrill of suspension as we gaze upon the episodes!

Have an enjoyable time with anime and manga too! XD

I personally love Kuroko's Basketball and one of my new favorites Free!

Naga

Both anime are about a group of teenage boys engaged in a certain sport. The focus is more or less around their relationships and most of the plot is revolving around the sport. If you’re a fan of one, there’s a big chance you’ll also enjoy the other one.

NicoNicoDesu

The recommendation is pretty obvious--both shows are centered around a group of crazy-hot guys (who, especially in "Free!"'s case, are often half-naked) who love sports. Of course, the sports are different, but both allow for some cool animation effects and give the shows an excuse to make the guys have shounen-ai relationships, sweat and pant enough to make any girl swoon, and parade around showing their bodies (which are beautiful enough to warrant a watch in either case (especially "Free!"'s).

But if you actually care for interesting casts and genuinely entertaining shows (and, you know, a little fanservice on the side. It never hurt anyone), both of these shows are easy recommendations.

Larkawolfgirl

Both of these shows revolve around a group of students as they struggle to compete in their sport of choice. While it is more apparent in Free, both show the reunion of old time teammates. Fanservice is abundant in both, though Free! definitely wins. Fangirls will jump over these two shows since many shounen-ai inferences can be made. 

manuueex

Both animes show lots of boys who play a sport and do competition. It talks a lot about the rivalry and the friendship in both too.

kenji123

Both of these anime is about friendship, sports, and hardwork to be the best... reccomended for people who loves sports 

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Kimi to Boku.

Kimi to Boku.

Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been friends for many years, their life together isn’t always smooth sailing. And with the sarcastic and indifferent twins constantly teasing or irritating the serious Kaname, it's left up to the optimistic and kind Shun to keep the peace. But no matter their differences, the four boys stick together through everything, whether they’re simply reminiscing about their days in kindergarten, attempting to get Yuuki interested in a school club, or trying to stop the source of Shun's recent run of bad luck.

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snivets

Both Free! and Kimi to Boku revolve around a group of high school boys. The characters in both interact similarly with each other: despite the fact that they do nothing but argue with each other, you can tell they're good friends. If you enjoy the characters in either show, I'd recommend trying the other.

HasseRovdjur

Both shows feature a cast made primarily out of highschool boys and is generally about them interacting with eachother. Kimi to Boku is more of a regular slice of like while Free has more of a fanservice element and it's about a sports club.

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Both anime are about high school boys who are passionate about the sport they love. There are lots of different personalites and different approaches to the sport. From seasoned veterans to newcomers to those who don't care about anything but the sport they love. Both have a mix of humor and melodrama.

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Chihaya Ayase is a famous beauty at her school, but she’s far from a conventional girl. Three years ago in her final year of elementary school, Chihaya and her friend Taichi became infatuated with the card game, Karuta, after connecting with a lonely boy named Arata Wataya. But when the trio graduated from elementary school, they each went their separate ways but shared one common goal: to excel in the game and meet each other at the national championships. Now, Chihaya is attempting to share her passion for the game by creating a competitive Karuta club at school, but when she reunites with Taichi it seems that maybe she’s the only one with the intention of fulfilling their childhood promise...

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DLMP

Both anime are about high school clubs and the characters that involved in it. Chihayafuru is interesting because it is about Karuta card game. Both has anime amazing animation

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Gravitation

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As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?

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Funkgun

So, did you enjoy these for the deep thought provoking story?

No?

You instead want a bevy of pretty lads?  OK, you might like these either way.