21
Sep
13

Free! Half-time Review

Free is an anime for the broez.  With bro trials and bro problems, this anime has all the makings of a bro anime.  But not really.  Something is off.

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And it’s not just this guy.

Summary

Basically, Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, and Rin were broez.  Then, Rin left to Australia to be an Olympic swimmer.  The other three fell apart afterwards.  Rin and Haruka have some beef with each other for some mysterious reason.  Basically, Nagisa, Makoto, and Haruka replace Rin with Rei.  Rin gets more bitch jealous feeling third fourth wheel? Now, the new Beatles are bitter rivals with zombie robot John Lennon back for revenge.

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In Anime Japan, men feed cat.  In Capitalist America, cats feed you….(‘re daily need of youtube videos)

Archetypes

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Tons of otome fanservice I swear to god…

Ok Time to go down the list.

Rei- Tight-ass Nerd

Haruka- “The Bizzare Genius”

Makoto- The Gentle Giant

Nagisa- The Kid

Rin- Extrovert turned DARK EMO REBEL

I wonder which one of these people has the deepest most tragic backstory and plays villain….

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM….

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Lots of otome fanservice

Thoughts

Free! is an idealistic bro anime where people express their feelings more openly.  Don’t get me wrong the sharing of “feels” is the same in real life.  But, guys and people in general usually put more tact into their expressions.  They just share a knowing mutual stare.  Or a bro fist.  Nothing more, but all of the same feelings get through. Perhaps in real life, words aren’t used because they are in fact inadequate devices to express the emotions and thoughts that we share.  Or maybe it’s just god damn too embarrassing to say “I was happy that we swam together.” Can you imagine yourself saying that?  Jesus, I don’t care if that other person gave new found purpose in my life.  I ain’t gonna say it.  So that’s the flaw in realism that really is there because Free! animators are under the impressions guys are ballsy with their feelings.  Nah, our generation where any form of violence means expulsion has formed a less confrontational generation in both sexes.  In real life, Rei wouldn’t ditch swim practice to have a showdown with Rin because he’d be too concerned with keeping attendance.  Or he wouldn’t care that much.  Bonds don’t grow that quickly in real life.  Sorry, but that’s a fact for better or worse.  Still a good anime to watch, but doesn’t quite reflect real life thus losing a bit of attachment or familiarity I would otherwise have.

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If these two were in a ship together, I think all of would know which is the TOP and which is the BOTTOM ;D

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Speaking of ships, 90% of the plot devices in this series relate to ships.

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Did I forget to mention that there is fanservice for BOTH sexes 🙂

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If you look carefully you’ll realize all their hair colors are the same as preexisting Vocaloids only darker o.o;

Closing Note

You know what’s better than this anime?  A parody of it.   A really good parody.

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 Entertainment is a cold-blooded murder.  It kills parents, not single fatherless uncles.  No it goes for the dads.   Just so there is an actual plot.  

I MADE IT! finish of this post: 11:55pm liek a baws!

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