Free! “Fantastic Even If You’re Not Gay or Fujoshi!”

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KyoAni’s greatest anime yet continues to enjoy huge popularity even amongst demographics who would traditionally spurn titles not centred on the Type B antics of loveable moeblobs, to say nothing of the overwhelming popularity it now enjoys amongst the deservedly smug fujoshi crowd…

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Fans still in denial about the merits of a cast of lithe young men all too eager to whip off their clothes at the mere sight of open water have been ensuring the gender-swapped cast enjoy a parallel existence of their own:

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There are even the charms of Gou to contend with:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    haha i love how like half the screen caps of this show are of the little sister.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    she be the only reason I watched the first episode. not even going to bother with anymore.

    How they purposely gave the characters girly names and how that smallest guy uses -chan....*shivers*

    Comment by Taylor
    22:50 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    exactly

    Comment by Anonymous

    Really? Shivers? He's a shota, that's what shotas do in anime. You guys are so pathetic when your cutesypoo waifu tropes are put onto male characters. Admit the boys are kawaii as shit and move on.

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    Comment by Akihito
    23:25 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.3)

    I admit the guys are creepy as shit

    Comment by Anonymous

    Akihito and the anon are dumb as shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They're homo as fuck.

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    Comment by Benoist
    03:54 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Love the unfinished toes on the last, like "people will only look at her ass anyway"

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I haven't watched Free! and I definitely won't watch it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm sure that he enjo every second of the show

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    Comment by Fresh Start!
    04:56 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't like Free! due to the fact that I'll admit the only reason I would watch a anime about swimming would be for superficial reasons.

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    Comment by Imyou
    08:45 11/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    In that case, there's always Umisho!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can honestly say, Im so excited that its going to be a sport anime. If they dont focus on the swimming, Im out.

    Comment by Anonymous

    well said moetard, little respect to you for admitting it

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 11/07/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    i guess you watched kuroko no basket cuz you like guys w/ tanktops? amiright?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    well I do like Kuroko no Basket alot because it's actually very interesting and not really directed towards a singular audience. While Free! seems like it's highly directed towards the female-esque audience as well as anime fans who are into swimming. I don't think it's really gay at all and I'm kind of a homophobic. Honestly, this anime is just really for those certain groups of people so it's pretty understandable why others don't like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i watched kuroko up to the match against the 1 prodigy, then it became worst plot wise so dumped it. As for free i don't think i would watch it even if they were all women.At most try it if there were both (since i dislike a show who is only directed at a gender)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 12/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The issue everyone seems to have with "Free!" whether they're male or female, is that the guys all act like chicks and that's not really appealing to anyone.

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    Comment by warjoke
    21:44 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Let's face it guys, Sankaku will be making weekly articles about this show from now on and there is nothing you homophobes can do about it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    is Sankaku Channel fighting against homophobia? xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    ARGH half naked men with skin that sparkles like in twilight!
    *runs away*

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Free! again?
    kill me pls, kill me now.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    07:41 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Still waiting on an episode review of Watamote.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So you're telling me free is not only for gay people? You are going to say that boku no pico is hetero too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:16 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Boku no Pico actually has pretty good plot, but it involves hentai relationships with boys. It is gay, but it has a well written plot that instead of bring expanded on was spent for the BL H scenes. You should not hate or discourage a manga or anime because of Homosexual romance themes or you will limit your own growth. Though this anime is obviously gay. Super gay. Behind the gas station at night gay. Airport bathroom foot tapping glory hole gay. Call of Duty Gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked boku no pico when i watched it, like 2 years ago. didnt saw nothing wrong within it

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dude, Boku no Pico is totally hetero

    The show is about traps, who cares if the are boys? Hot is hot

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:29 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Boku no Pico is intended for guys to watch. It's just futanari loli if you think about it.. Free on the other hand is inteded for girls to watch. Also, it's used to troll everyone on this site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Er… I'm surprised I'm not a girl… after all, girl or boy, who cares?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Tons of hetero people get their jollies off boku no pico, have you seen the youtube reaction vids? Maybe it's not being enjoyed in it's intended way but yeah, it is.

    also, comparing Free! to boku no pico is a crazy stretch...

    Comment by Anonymous

    lmao, yes because an explicit shota porno is the same thing as a slice of life swimming anime.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hahahahaha!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I tried to focus on the fact that the girl is clearly attracted to one of them (which one is difficult to discern) and that this means there's a straight romance present which is all I needed to watch. But I also couldn't help but notice all of that yaoi subtext in those pictures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So we've come to a day where anime is "watched" and judged through screenshots rather than the actual animation? lol

    Comment by Anonymous

    well, you are free to watch your gay porn, i won't stop you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    except that this isn't porn, and isn't gay

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make her attracted to her shark-teeth onii-chan and maybe I'll forgive all the creepy homo antics.

    Maybe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same as me. The half naked man scene is clearly aimed for fujiyoshi, but its also hint straight romance.

    Well, just glad the level of gayness is under control (no offense), and no make out man to man scene..

    if there is any, it will be to much for me to handle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So tentacle hentai is clean but gay romance is weird? @.@

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    Comment by Akihito
    04:40 13/07/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Can you imagine the fury of the female viewers of this anime if that Gou girl would french-kiss "Haru-chan" and became his girlfriend in the last episode?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It sucks, lack of girls. Girls is the only thing that will save, because everyone love swimsuit girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Only wincest can save this now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    well if it is wincest it will be the winnest wincest in the history of wincest. imagine the show winding down toward the end. more fujoshits crowing in raucous homosynchronization. then suddenly gou reappears after a 5 ep lapse, pregnant with onii-chan's child.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *Sniff* That was perfect....absolutely beautiful.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Some people also love swimsuit boys! Accept it. Don't watch it if you dislike, but accept this fact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 14/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh STFU.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Redhead wants the d....both of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe one day the dreamy idealists wants dissappear. or is there someone outthere except redhead which needs to know this?
    i get the subliminal feeling this could be directed to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    even if i visit other sites.. my "blockades and filters" are at 100%. i think there is more to it because of this ;)

    like some circle of bitching stalkers and informaters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nope, it's for gays and fujoshi, don't try to trick us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Indeed, anyone that argues otherwise is a gay in the closet!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    It's just hard core KyoAni fanboys, who refuse to admit that KyoAni is capable of putting out crap every now and then.

    Anyone who takes the words of fanboys of any product as fact is just asking to have their lunch money taken.

    Fujiyoshi, gay men, and brainwashed kyoani fanboys can enjoy the show all the want. I'll pass, thanks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No, it's not good and you most likely fall into one of the three aforemented categories.

    Comment by Anonymous

    but this is a pretty good show though. not sure if srs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 11/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Sorry but I'm a gay out of the closet and I can tell you that this thing do nothing to me

    the boys are to girlish to be of my taste

    This series is totally for hetero women that enjoy to watch homo situatuions, or hetero men that also enjoy to watch girlish guys

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    anon 10:08

    I like MEN, stupid, if I wanted someone girlish I wouldn't like men in fist place

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Actually, there is a huge amount of gay ppl who only likes manly guys and can't stand the girlish ones... a friend of mine was stuck in that situation, until he did a sex change.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 12/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blake shut up. The anon of 10:08 11/07/2013 asked a very accurate question that touches an important point of our society.

    Tolerance, please!

    Comment by Anonymous

    So you are gay but you like manly guys, well if a man is gay he isn't manly, oh the irony in your comments.

    Comment by Anonymous

    i am sure THIS nonsense (in the opposite to some shizo-like nonsense) can be twisted even further ^^

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    Comment by Blake

    kill yourself please
    or just stop contaminating our air.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 11/07/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    lol, so ironic...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Anyone who likes seeing muscular pretty-boys tear their shirts off repeatedly will definitely enjoy Free! Anyone else will probably want to look elsewhere for entertainment.

    So yeah, gays and fujoshi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, only fujoshis and fundashis, and trap otakus

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, one of those guys is a trap in potence

    Comment by Anonymous

    Trap otaku? Unless Gou is actually a man, there isn't a trap in this show.

    ...Though an anime about a swimming club full of traps would be pretty glorious. What'll it take to get this project green-lighted?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed, animes are just getting worse and worse with each passing season. Looks like they are turning into hollywood, running out of idea's for animes.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I haven't watched this series and probably won't, but I wouldn't say anime keeps getting worse and worse. I mean have you even watched Shingeki no Kyojin? Definitely a good series so I doubt your claim that anime keeps getting worse and worse.

    Kyoani anime however...

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    Comment by Imyou

    Funny you'd say that, since K-On fit the description for running out of ideas for anime, AND turning into Hollywood. Making a show about a bunch of buff swimming dudes seems to be something fairly original to both Hollywood AND anime. :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 11/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really miss the -dark touhou test- age Artefact, he could really get you into something not this homo with his supposedly funny jokes








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