Ama-chan is the life of the party!
Wooooot! I get to do a tag post with Anaaga? This sure feels super rare huh? So far I Free has kept me entertained every week along with doing the weekly pictures with Shark-kun or Ika Musume hanging out with the main guys, but anyway I hope you enjoy this crazy post.
Yo yo anaaga is back with her yaoi talk in Free, with Fosh as my partner-in-yaoi. Let’s see how intense the level of “passion” in this week’s episode, shall we?
Oh the manly drama!
Kou-chan is so cute-o!
With every passing episode we discover more information on the damn drama between Rin and his old swimming bros, but Rei on the other hand wants to know what is up because he never met the other guys when they were children. Thankfully Haru finally tells him everything; however after listening to the story he still feels aggravated and seeks out the truth for himself by seeking out Rin. After watching that scene with Rin staring at Rei it literary made me shout FINALLY! Because someone is finally using their brain to ask Rin about the past, but will it change anything? Probably not but I guess it will give Rei a better understanding of how Rin feels about the past if he even agrees to openly share that information with a random member the rival team? Anyway it was great that we saw them as kids, but from what I can tell Rin was trying to be a nice kid to everyone, but the flashbacks made it look like Haru was the one with all the issues back in the day! I mean I get that he is technically the “quiet” type but seriously? You hardly ever say anything to Rin and you get depressed when he decides to leave the school to become a better swimmer or am I thinking about it wrong? Either way I hope they can put this silly drama behind them soon and get back to becoming friends.
Yaoi time travel with Anaaga
Anaaga watching yaoi with her friends.
It’s as if fate is on my side this week. I have been given the pleasure to talk about Free! When it happened to be filled with love conflict among the characters, to be specific Haruka, Rin, and Rei. A new shipping is born out of this episode. What could be better than this?
It is nice that they finally show the background story of the friendship among the four sexy drool-worthy swimmers. Well, to be more exact, the complicated
love relationship friendship between Rin and Haruka. Fosh has a point when he said that Haruka has early teenage angst issue by being ignorant and “mean” to Rin, but I guess it’s because he’s not used to be hit on pursued aggressively? Makoto is not the aggressive type after all, and Rin is the total opposite of Makoto’s composed personality. It can also be that Haru used to see Rin as a rival because he hasn’t seen anyone as passionate as Rin when it comes to swimming… Only to have Rin slowly growing on him as time passes by. I guess love does can bloom from rivalry. This is a potential doujishi/fanfiction story.
Back to the present. I feel bad in a way for Rei since he has to listen to all the talk about the past. He’s the only member who has no relation whatsoever with Iwatobi Middle School Swimming Club, so it’s understandable how he’s all angry and pissed about it. It’s like having your lover talking her/his ex non-stop when you know nothing about the lover. Annoying, isn’t it? I guess that’s how Rei must have been feeling. Being the only outsider though, he’s the one who can see the issue objectively… I think. I kinda have the same question with Rei: Why? What the hell is the problem? This drama feels so meaningless, it’s as if these guys are having serious emotional conflict when they’re only in high school. I mean, they can solve this peacefully instead of being all angsty about it. Man, anime. But oh well, for the sake of Haru-senpai he
loves admires so much, Rei is willing to end this conflict by… Approaching Rin? I don’t know how this will end the conflict, but bring it on, drama! *eats popcorn*
Extra swimming fun
What went wrong bro!?
Ama-chan had the best reactions this week.
Fun fact younger Nagisa is voiced by Satomi Satou aka Eru Chitanda.
Shark-kun continues his adventures.
Well that was an interesting episode because we got to see the important flashback of everyone as kids, but again like I said already that flashback makes it look like Rin was just being nice while Haru was the jerk back in the day? Besides that I really enjoyed how animated Haruka was! I can tell he got along well with all of them even Rin, but I am still confused as to why Rei decided to confront Rin about the past because finding out now does what exactly for him? I suppose he was just really curious? So what did you like this week?
That was an emotional episode… I guess? Like I said before, it feels dramatic to me, as in too dramatic. Not even the most dramatic part in my life is this dramatic and yaoi. But oh well, this is anime after all. I think they’re trying to have at least one meaningful episode that’s not about muscle fanservice (although it turned into another fanservice)? Oh well, better than nothing at all. Besides, it’s nice seeing the flashback and all of that because if was able to fill my yaoi meter that hasn’t been filled at all this week (except Magnus Bane x Alec in The Mortal Instruments. Godfrey Gao is hot). The flashback also helps the audience understand why the two of them are closer to each other than they are to others. Although it’s dramatic, it’s still pretty good. Or maybe it’s just me who think that this episode is too dramatic? Heh.
Intense physical exams yo!