DIVE!! - Recommendations

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Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

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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3inOne 3inOne says...

Both of these anime focus on water sports, however, Free! focuses on swimming, while Dive!! focuses on diving (they are different sports but still within the same category). Also, both of the anime showcase teams that are about to be shut down or are very small and have lots of problems. They are offered hope and able to continue on certain conditions. 

Plus, they both have hot shirtless guys, so what's not to like ;)

Fuuoshi Fuuoshi says...

Because they both are water/swimming related animes...idk xD

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I'm sorry..

I'll just go now....

shadeslayer77 shadeslayer77 says...

If you wanna watch a show where cute boys do water sports, you're better off with Free! than this garbage.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Obviously the main tie here is water-based sports. Both showcase young men with rather unpolished abilities striving to comoete on a national stage. With a lot of the characters questioning their motivation in sports where your friends are your rivals, the tones are similar as well. 

johnstelly69 johnstelly69 says...

Free! iwatobi swim club was a dawm good anime in my book bc it's all about swiming and on top of it there 2 seasons.

SleepySpaceCowboy SleepySpaceCowboy says...

this anime is a bootleg of free haha                                                            

Ping Pong The Animation

Ping Pong The Animation

Makoto Tsukimoto (nicknamed Smile) is a quiet high-schooler who's been friends with the loud and energetic Yukata Hoshino (nicknamed Peco) since childhood. They're both in the local table tennis club and both have a natural talent for it, although Smile's personality always enables him from winning against Peco. The club teacher, however, notices Smile's talent and tries to make him gain some sportive tenacity.

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

The animation styles might be different, but the stories are pretty similar. Both depict the challenge of simply having more talent than those around you. Both anime showcase the other side of sports that other anime rarely look at. If you liked the look into the rivalry of individual sports, pair these anime. 

Grand Blue

Grand Blue

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

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SleepySpaceCowboy SleepySpaceCowboy says...

both have a swiming theme to them but i preper Grand Blue for itt's humor :3                                                                       

Skate-Leading Stars

Skate-Leading Stars

Kensei Maeshima left the world of figure skating after his rival said, “You’ll never beat me.” Years later, he’s using his athleticism to help several high school teams, never focusing on one. But when his adversary publicly announces a shift to a team sport, a kid familiar with Kensei’s past finds and offers him an invitation to lace up his skates and join the world of skate-leading.

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AquamarineGem AquamarineGem says...

Both anime showcase the enthusiam and thrill of playing sports. Both shows have characters that like to compete in athletics. 

Free! Timeless Medley: The Promise

Free! Timeless Medley: The Promise

Haru and Rin are swimming towards bright futures. But can they face the challenges that await them? After everything they’ve been through, with their friends by their sides, they’ll make a splash!

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Free! Timeless Medley: The Bond

Free! Timeless Medley: The Bond

Haru and Rin are swimming towards bright futures. But can they face the challenges that await them? After everything they’ve been through, with their friends by their sides, they’ll make a splash!

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Free! Take Your Marks

Free! Take Your Marks

While Haru and Makoto prepare to move to college, Nagisa and Rei worry about the future of the swim club. Could this be the end of their beloved team or can they find new recruits? Then, hilarity ensues when the boys of Samezuka hit up the hot springs!

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2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team

Kimichika Haijima leaves Tokyo behind and returns to his childhood home where he’s reunited with an old friend, Yuni Kuroba. The two become an ace pair on the volleyball court but at the last tournament before graduation a fight causes the duo to split. Now reunited in high school, they are forced to mend their relationship in order to achieve their dreams of making it to the top.

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Free! Movie: The Final Stroke - Zenpen

Free! Movie: The Final Stroke - Zenpen

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Free! Eternal Summer: Forbidden All Hard!

Free! Eternal Summer: Forbidden All Hard!

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