Free! Good End: “See You Next Summer!”

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The finale of Free! has been greeted warmly even by the unrotten contingent, the show by all accounts having proven a huge hit and having sold well – and fans will be overjoyed to learn that it will be returning next year, stealing another KyoAni production slot and giving them the twin delights of more Tamako Market and Free! to look forward to in 2014…

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The final episode seems to have proven especially popular, most detractors having evidently given up on KyoAni in the face of their lithe young swimmers and corpulent cockatiel bodyguard:

“The competition was hard to follow but they all made up in the end! How nice is that!?”

“This is nice but they obviously saved up a lot of stuff for the next season, which had better come!”

“Those two homos may as well just have it off now.”

“Wait for the doujinshi…”

“That was great, the final scene in particular.”

“Thank goodness there was no transfer!”

“It certainly lives up to its name…”

“It was a great ending anyway.”

“And a pretty obvious second season flag…”

“Do we really have to wait until the summer!?”

“So this means Chuunimoe 2 in the winter, and Tamako in the spring then?”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yay! this site will be Free! from this show through fall, winter and spring.

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    Comment by Tsubasa
    01:56 28/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I prefer Tamako Market. Go Go Second Season!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's still Diabolik Lovers shit storm to come

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 02/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL

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    Comment by imop
    06:20 28/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.3)

    At last, this shit ends!! This series is a slap in the face to the true KyoAni fans

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 04/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol you said "true KyoAni" fan. That statement sure is a contradiction. Loser.

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    Comment by ilovemywaifu
    11:30 27/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.3)

    Thank god this shit its over

    Comment by sanimej
    15:12 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess you did read the WHOLE article. -__-

    Comment by Anonymous

    CAN'T WAIT TILL NEXT SEASON!

    WHAT WILL THEY B1TCH ABOUT TILL THEN?

    LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    "See you next summer!" No. No you won't.

    Comment by sanimej
    10:03 27/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    2014 will be a sad year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    On the bright side, Gundam Unicorn final episode is in 2014

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fujoshi trying to ruin anime with their disgusting gay shit again.
    No thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 04/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otakus trying to ruin anime with their disgusting loli yuri shit again.
    No thank you.

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    Comment by Shiro_Amada
    09:19 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is just like discussing a Justin Bieber song. Bad publicity is still publicity. That said, I'm gonna go and watch some cyberpunk from the 80's.

    I suggest you do the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    See what happens when you watch gay shit? You get more gay shit rather than having KyoAni working on something else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 29/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhh but you dont own anime and kyoani doesn't care about you!

    Rebel against them all you want you'll just be replaced by a Free! Loving fan anyway ;D

    Comment by Anonymous

    Dumb reasoning. Free did really well so they brought in the income to work on other anime as well. I'm actually surprised it was the first studio to tap into the young female market because they are the biggest consumers. If you could read the boards in Japan you'd see that many girls who previously ignored other anime from KyoAni tuned into Free. It was a smart business move.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You jelly that girls prefer animu charas over your fat virgin ass, lol.

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    Comment by Shiro_Amada
    09:16 27/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.3)

    You hypocrite ass, you prefer a 2D girl over a fat virgin girl any day yourself!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    I prefer 2D girls over drop dead gorgeous supermodels. Real people cannot compare to a fantasy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 02/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    who wants a supermodel anyway? we all want cute lolis! Shougakusei FTW!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 27/09/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    ...you guys must still be <25

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL, fat virgins arguing over fat virgins arguing over fat virgins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    All the homo

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    So, girls whining about what "superficial" men are, that the only thing that they wants are pretty girls with big boobs...

    So, what woman wants? Pretty boys doing pretty things, with big abds and SHIRTLESS (like Jacob from Twinlight)..

    REALLY GIRLS? REALLY??

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:38 30/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If your sexuality is THAT threatened by a group of fictional 2D teenagers, then you got problems.

    You're all a bunch of sad pathetic assholes who can't get laid so you blame your dislikes on women. Sexist pigs. Fuck you all, bastards.

    This is why most anime fans are bunch of loser pedophiles.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Really dude? Are you expecting tons of girls to raise their hands and say, "Oh fuck no, we absolutely HATE fit men with great abs!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    It's called double standard. When a anime is pandering towards males with fan service, a lot of females decry it and are listened to. When a anime is pandering towards females with fan service, anyone decrying it are told to shut up and that they have no taste.

    Unfortunately, double standards are the norm. Fan service for males will be disgusting. Fan service for females the best thing to happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's even worse than just that. Fan service for male aren't gay shit all the time, it's just boobs. Well once in a while yuri stuff is fine for me but i could understand if women felt offended while watching it.
    Of course all those homosexual stuffs are more humiliating for men than "normal" fan-service even targeted for women! It IS more digusting than simple fan service, why does women only want gay stuff, seriously.

    This, is one thing. Now i don't care if it exists, everyone is "free" (lawl). Just don't exhibit it ALL THE TIME like that, and don't say it changes nothing about an anime that has "some good points".

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @00:19

    Nice way of putting words into my mouth and not arguing about the double standard. I did NOT call Free gay or anything.

    If I did please show me where.

    My whole statement was about the double standard concerning fan service. Fan service for males, disgusting. Fan service for females, good.

    So next time, please don't try to divert attention from what was said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @01:30,

    LMAO, you're quoting yourself and yet saying that I said which you said.

    See how that works. There is not a single Anonymous on this site. So of course you can grab any quote made by any Anonymous and claim that another Anonymous said it.

    But here is a test for you concerning double standards.

    Change only the sex of the swimmers, make them all girls. Keep the anime the same except for that one aspect. Would you still support Free and claim it is a good anime?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @3:24 butthurt?
    'Cuz of course you'll answer to a post that doesn't concern you in the stead of the ppl concerned. =)

    As for the last part of your post, well, why wouldn't I support it?
    With all that make it a good product remaining, I don't give a damn wether its a bunch of girls or boys swimming as long as it's well done and have a good story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @01:30 i'm 10:35 i forgot, just in case you don't understand (again) on purpose what i said: by regular fan-service, i meant involving men.
    I can understand any kind of taste no matter what it is, really. But i can't stand when those people put pretty words to make it more beautiful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:35 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @01:30,
    "and lesbian stuff from time to time ('cuz if when it's men it's bad, when it's women it's good)"
    Learn how to read, stop showing your stupidity.

    Anyway, it's obvious that gay fantasies humiliate men more than "regular fan-service" (even if for women otaku, it seems it's the only existing fanservice is gay stuff). You know it, deep down everyone know it's true, and i don't want to lose my time explaining such obvious things here. Grow up and stop the pretty demagogy just to justify the stuff you like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 30/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't like when man haters start talking about "objectifying" women. Unless EVERBYODY is born bisexual women won't know what goes on in the minds of men. Despite that a lot of women have a lot of strong opinions about male sexuality. The word "objectify" is just another nice way of saying that you hate men anon 16.07.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fit men with normal bodies for swimming isn't the same as oversized beach ball boobs and gratuitous panty shots. The fact that some of you can't tell the difference makes me think you're twelve and/or retarded.

    Women are objectified and disrespected through that objectification. Men are idealized and respected. These men were of normal body size for their activities. Most female anime characters are not. These men wore clothing suited to their activities. Most female characters are put in ridiculous outfits that appeal to men. And in anime, many things that should NOT be okay are deemed as being "normal" as long as it happens to a girl.

    And you are all complaining about how the men in this show act, but if you think women act the way they do in most anime you have never been outside your basement.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yet you're being a perfect exemple of double standard :

    Boobs jiggling all over the place,panties shot all over the screen, and lesbian stuff from time to time ('cuz if when it's men it's bad, when it's women it's good): nothing wrong sir, not humiliating the very least.
    Cuz it's what normal fan-service is about right, girl being (mostly) dumb, boobs jiggling, tits and panties showing.

    Story about friendship with well fitted men :" "homosexual stuff" more humiliating (..) than normal fan-service(...). It is more disgusting than simple fan-service, why do women only want gay stuff seriously."
    I'm quoting you there, see ...

    So ,hmm, you were sayin'?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah, 'cuz "normal" fan-service ain't humiliating for women at all.

    And, well, I was wondering but, where's the so called gay action every sexually insecure male over there are whining about?
    I mean, all I've seen while watching this show is a sports anime with well fitted guys swimming in swimming suit ...
    If an half naked man is enough to make something gay ,you should never go close to any swimming pool/sport's facilities/beach , 'cuz it's so gay you know ...

    Comment by Anonymous

    How exactly does one do "pretty things?"

    They spent most of the anime doing normal slice of life shit, practicing, doing more normal shit, and trying to keep Haru out of random bodies of water.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh My God, boys doing normal stuff and training!
    SO GAY!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    They don't do "normal" stuff, in fact they don't act like guys at all. I'm nearly 100% sure you're a female otherwise you'd know.

    It's kind of mind boggling how girls always think they're so hard to understand yet they have guys figured out and then what they think guys want, think and do is absolutely and completly wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have no idea of what normal guys do, don't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 30/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because all guys should do is ogle the womminz while they're in the kitchen and talk bro shit like sports. AMIRITE?

    I don't give two shits about big tits...and yes I"m female. I don't have to watch it or bash it...no one's putting a fucking gun to my head. And no, not all females like yaoi either.

    But OH NOES SOME STUDIO MAKES A SERIES ABOUT GUYS and it's FUJOSHITS RUIN EVERYTHING.

    Fuck you. Go get laid. Stop humping your pillow wives and learn to live in the motherfucking real world.

    Bring it on, because I know I'll get threats. Go ahead motherfuckers!

    And if you all hate Fujoshit THAT much then you're barking up the wrong tree with Free because I can give you more series that are ten times more 'gayer' than a simple series about a swim team.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm a guy, and before you start wondering, I'm straitgh =)

    So what should "normal" guy do?
    I guess having male friend, doing sport and competing, is a big no-no, am I right?

    Sportsmen in a sport anime doing training and being friendly together, so gay ain't it ?

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    Comment by fujiiro
    21:49 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    This is just ONE anime. And unlike what was implied at the start of it, it was watchable not only for females. There was fan service during the first episodes which abruptly decreased while the focus on the plot started getting stronger, which is anything else than superficiality. Compared to anime with fan service for straight males... Take a look at this
    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MBGbNK1yPQuDu6-jOxxghArURZ8-ffi-lUTpIkNQ9WM/edit?pli=1#slide=id.ge2f56c1_1_1
    and the following page (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MBGbNK1yPQuDu6-jOxxghArURZ8-ffi-lUTpIkNQ9WM/edit?pli=1#slide=id.ge2f56c1_1_6).
    That would be series aimed at males in general (I'll leave counting the ones containing fan service to you), now compared to the few series females get, how many of those have fanservice in a comparable amount? I don't think there's anything out there like Free! for females, although as I mentioned above, the importance of their friendships and the competition was stronger later on than in the first episodes, so even the fan service of Free! might not be comparable.
    And if you want to measure what they want by the series' success, as far as I know, Uta no Prince-sama for example was/is more successful.

    In short: There are way more series for (straight) male audiences out there possibly implying superficiality (physical fan service etc.) than there are for (straight) female ones; this isn't limited to this medium (!); the success of one single series (Free!) isn't enough to think of it as a representative for the wishes/wants/whatever of a whole gender.

    But most of all, while I can somehow understand the thought behind it (series with fan service like that are popular among males, just browse this site; the focus on female bodies has helped creations such as "boob socks" a.k.a. vacuum sealed breasts, the "boobs and butt pose", "boob-windows", distortions of body parts -- the spine being very popular -- just to showcase the female body, ridiculous and impractical outfits [http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/05/boob-plate-armor-would-kill-you], skirts often being reduced to belts, etc.), I don't agree to call a whole gender "superficial", be that males or females as a whole.

    Comment by sanimej
    07:34 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    I'm sorry, but every time I come back to Sancom and come across that group pic of all the characters... It's. Just. Give me CHILLS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Fuck KyoAni... a good studio has went shit!

    Comment by Anonymous

    sexually insecure hmm?
    Or being a fatty make you jealous of 2d boy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    GAY ANIME IS GAY

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 30/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    El animu más puto de la temporada, el final fue tan puto, putos todos XD...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 30/09/2013
    "El animu más puto de la temporada, el final fue tan puto, putos todos XD"...
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