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Aug 28, 2013 8:54 AM

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Helloooo shower scenes~

LOL, I found the club's cheering method to be kinda funny. I was cheering for Rei this episode. The episode was okay I guess.

I like how everyone's mood is still cherry though and trying to do their best. Hell, even Rin is a bit surprised. I'm surprised somewhat too, go Haruka~
 
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Aug 28, 2013 8:56 AM

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Getting depressed about losing and in the shower for a long time. Though everyone's worried about him, the best friend knows him best. lol @ the cheer. They all lost at preliminary even though they tried their best. Wow, manager applied relay in secret for them. He went missing to swimming pool and thinking about his own worry by himself. lol @ leaving message without noticing his cellphone later. Mamo's character getting jealous @ Hirakawa-san's character, not a good swimmer for his standard, is swimming with them.

Festival ep. next. Hoping that they have a satisfying relay end (not having a regrettable losing because he saw Mamo's character and remembering the loss).
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Aug 28, 2013 10:48 AM

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haven't seen it yet.. but even if they're the main cast, were people seriously expecting them to win it all after a few weeks of practice lol?
 
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Aug 28, 2013 10:50 AM

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i cant anymore the 'friendship' focus parts of the ep-

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LOL, I found the club's cheering method to be kinda funny

^ this at first i thought they're singing or something wwww

looking forward for more depressing moments~~ /no
 
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Aug 28, 2013 12:48 PM

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Take a chill pill Rin, you just want to be friends with everyone again
 
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Aug 28, 2013 12:55 PM

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Cut off at the most exciting part why don't you.


I like how Gou went to check for Haru in the bathroom.
 
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Aug 28, 2013 12:59 PM

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//SCREAMS WHEN THE CREDITS SMACK ME IN THE FACE

OMFGGGGG NOOOOO! BUT THEY MUST HAVE WON! THEY MUST HAVE ;////;

Adored this episode T///////T <3

We're all here for you Haru ;___;
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Aug 28, 2013 1:02 PM

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Wow, best place to end the episode. Anyways, does Haru never lock his house?
Rei's pajamas...
And sleeping Makoto is adorable.
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Aug 28, 2013 1:06 PM

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This episode was way too predictable, I knew from a mile away that they were all not going to qualify for the finals. But if they happen to win that relay race, I would be kind of pissed, since they didn't even practice for it, and miracles don't even work like that -_-

And this show just loves to give off hint after hint, there was something suspicious about Nagisa and Rei's pajamas, I don't know if Kyoani is trolling or what, but it bothers me.

This was an okay episode, but it looks like next week's episode is not going to be anything special considering it's festival episode. And they would end this episode at the point Haruka starts in the relay.
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:07 PM
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Very impressive episode to me, I was thinking "oh it's over" then Gou's surprising revelation came,
That made me so excited but yeah...
cut the episode at the best part xDDD
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:07 PM
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Take a chill pill Rin, you just want to be friends with everyone again

He's pretty jealous of Rei, pretty sure he wants to take back what he said to Haru last episode about not ever swimming with him again. This was a really good episode ^^ I like how Rei, Makoto, and Nagisa all tried to look for a reason as to why Haru felt down, and Rin was kind of in denial saying that of course it was because Haru lost. Anyways, I loved the cheering, that was cute. And that cliffhanger! Plus, a matsuri episode next week, what fun!
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:08 PM

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lol. So the finals weren't even held in this competition?? I thought the final 8 both qualified for the regionals AND would swim to win for this prefecture. Because it doesn't look like Rin swam after that. Or did he just skip because he doesn't care at all.

The feelings this episode. Too many feelings.
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:09 PM

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wow i really loved this episode. so they didn't qualify for the finals but i guess in the relay they will win.. maybe. the swimming scenes were great.
and so many fangirl moments for me. sleeping makoto, the ever so pretty boy rin and THAT FUCKIN END CARD. i died of adorable.
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:10 PM

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THAT TEASING. That's right Rin, you could be with them, but nooooo. You have to be a huge asshole.
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Aug 28, 2013 1:13 PM
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cliffhanger!!! Hope haru wins and rin hating on rei just because he aint swimming with them. This episode was really good
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:13 PM

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I can't handle this anime, man. The sleeping, and then blushing Makoto. Rei's PJ. The makers of this anime, are just messing with us. It's so cute.
But also depressing the first day of the tournament. And the best time to end an episode. I almost hit myself.

5/5
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:15 PM

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Thrilling episode!!!!
It's nice to see how Rin is getting jealous on Rei.
I think he slowly realize what his true swimming is. This is "for the team".

Only four episodes left....
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:16 PM

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Rin is just sooo tsundere. Him being jealous of Rei XD

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I like how Gou went to check for Haru in the bathroom.


Yeah that was lol XD...Oh Gou XD

Well the relay was nice :D

Good to see Haru got over his Emo quickly :)

And Man is Makoto such an awesome friend ^^
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:27 PM

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parfaited said:
Cut off at the most exciting part why don't you.

YEAH!
When they ended I was like: WHAT?! It's over!? I want more!

parfaited said:
I like how Gou went to check for Haru in the bathroom.


+1
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:28 PM

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tingy said:
Hybridbloodszak said:
Take a chill pill Rin, you just want to be friends with everyone again

He's pretty jealous of Rei, pretty sure he wants to take back what he said to Haru last episode about not ever swimming with him again. This was a really good episode ^^ I like how Rei, Makoto, and Nagisa all tried to look for a reason as to why Haru felt down, and Rin was kind of in denial saying that of course it was because Haru lost. Anyways, I loved the cheering, that was cute. And that cliffhanger! Plus, a matsuri episode next week, what fun!


This. Rin just wants to be friends again. That was a great episode, honestly.
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:32 PM
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DAMN CLIFFHANGER
I want more of this shit!

And they really did it. Really. They made a man wear a Yukata.
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:36 PM

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You just knew they were going to end it when it was Haru's turn (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

But it was a good episode and I think it was a wake up call to Haru after losing his heat to make him think why he was swimming all along.
I'm sure this influenced him along with seeing everyone else compete to do the relay.

I just hope we do get to see the end of the race and not cut to the result.

Oh yeah plus Makoto doing a muscle show xD
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Aug 28, 2013 1:45 PM

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Fun episode, i like cliffhangers like that ;D
 
Aug 28, 2013 1:59 PM
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Can't wait to see the relay results but I have a feeling that Haru will win it.
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:05 PM
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Great episode, but it ended too quickly T^T

Anyways, looking forward to next week!
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:15 PM

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Haha, Rin calling Rei pathetic was hilarious! XD
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:15 PM

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FESTIVAL EP NEXT :D
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:16 PM

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Rei's pjs and Nagisa's bedhair were the highlights of this episode for me. Loved the cheering & Rin dissing Rei's swimming at the end, friggin' cuties
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:31 PM

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Episode was a bit dramatic, well since it is the continuation of the previous episode. Not enough swimming competition though just only in the 1st half. Haru still feels a bit strained about Rin but I hope they will make up eventually. Well the real relay swim at the end just got started. Well I can't wait to see the next episode

The pool animation in this episode as well as the previous ones, is still top notch.
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Aug 28, 2013 2:37 PM

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episode was just perfect! the drama, the tears, the OST, the muscles, the bedhair and pjs, the swimming, the Rin, the Haru, the gay! *-*
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:37 PM

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Cringed at Rei's butterfly form. And what WHY is there a cliffhanger how dare you do this to me.
wow gay
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:45 PM

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Aww man gotta wait next week.
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:52 PM

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OMFGGGG MAKOTO BBY YOU KILLING ME.

I can't wait for Rin's reaction when Haru finishes!
 
Aug 28, 2013 2:55 PM

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Cringed at Rei's butterfly form.
Oh, so he really was using bad form?
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:11 PM

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Loved the shared look between Rin and Haru at the end.

IN. YOUR. FACE. RIN!!!

That'll teach him. Shouldn't be mean to poor Haru.
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:16 PM

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Lol Rin kinda looked scared of their perfect forms at the end.

Get ready bro, they're coming for you.
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:22 PM

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This animation.

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Aug 28, 2013 3:22 PM
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Edefrem said:
SliceofHorror said:
Cringed at Rei's butterfly form.
Oh, so he really was using bad form?
Going off Rin's comment, yes his form was bad.
I await the next episode.
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:26 PM
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I like how Gou went to check for Haru in the bathroom.

^ THIS! xD

Loved the episode, argh Makoto WHY are you so damn cute ><
Rin is jealous of Rei xD
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Aug 28, 2013 3:27 PM
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Really enjoyable episode, even though they didn't make it for the individual events. I think revenge is on the cards for the relay. See you in the final Rin. I want to know what this thing Rin showed to Haruka that made him the way he is. Harus still not Free? after he raced Rin again. I wonder what his reaction will be like if he wins.
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:30 PM

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Edefrem said:
SliceofHorror said:
Cringed at Rei's butterfly form.
Oh, so he really was using bad form?
Going off Rin's comment, yes his form was bad.
I await the next episode.

Rei was taking too many breaths. You're supposed to alternate taking breaths on each stroke.
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SliceofHorror said:
shymel said:
Edefrem said:
SliceofHorror said:
Cringed at Rei's butterfly form.
Oh, so he really was using bad form?
Going off Rin's comment, yes his form was bad.
I await the next episode.

Rei was taking too many breaths. You're supposed to alternate taking breaths on each stroke.
Ooooh. Lol, I wondered if Rin was just talking shit XD
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:45 PM

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Lol Rin kinda looked scared of their perfect forms at the end.

Get ready bro, they're coming for you.


Rather than scared, it was more like he missed them. The fact that he recalled perfectly how they used to swim shows that.

In all honestly I think episode showed perfect characterisation. Instead of Nagisa, Rei and Makoto yelling and calling out what Rin supposedly did wrong to Haru, they didn't. All Mako did was remind him of the past. And it didn't go past that at all. He realized it all on his own, that he wanted to get back with them and swim again. This episode also shows how Rin does care a lot about others despite not showing it too much. For example, after winning, he didn't brag about it. All he did was acknowledge Nitorin's congratulations and wished Nitorin luck on his match. And the way he said it didn't even imply that he wanted Nitorin to win for the sake of the team so as to not disappoint it, but he said it in such a friendly way.

Haru's existential crisis was interesting to think about too. I also liked his resolution at the end, that the answer may not be found right away.

All in all, this perfect had great characterisation and shows that Rin will most likely reconcile with the group later on in the future.
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:51 PM

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THAT TEASING. That's right Rin, you could be with them, but nooooo. You have to be a huge asshole.
 
Aug 28, 2013 3:58 PM
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Haru is depressed after losing to Rin.But eventually cheers up after hearing everyone's message on the phone.

Everyone else loses their race too.

Gou signed them up for a relay.

Rin watch them participate in the relay and remembers how everyone previously stoke.And thinks Rei is pathetic and doesn't deserve to be in the same team as them,I sense abit of jealousy.

Squid festival next episode.

 
Aug 28, 2013 4:09 PM

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I couldn't get over Makoto's sleeping, and his flexing, and that slight little like excited blush he had.
Oh god, I love that boy. He is so precious.

I'm loving the end card and god dang it that freaking cliff hanger
I need the relay like now.
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Aug 28, 2013 4:15 PM

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parfaited said:
Cut off at the most exciting part why don't you.


I like how Gou went to check for Haru in the bathroom.


That's exactly what I came here to say XD
 
Aug 28, 2013 4:19 PM

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And of course it was Gou checking the bathroom.Im sure she was searching for some muscles.
It was a good episode tbh.Might be my favourite so far.
 
Aug 28, 2013 4:32 PM

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I really want to see Rin swim butterfly, since it's apparently his best stroke. Maybe he can teach Rei and they can all be friends [sighs deeply]

It was nice to see Rin finally realized he actually misses swimming with them. I honestly think what's emotionally best for him is to never race Haru (someone who doesn't swim for times) again because we see how bad he reacts to losing. That doesn't mean he can't just swim with them and actually [gasp] have fun. And yay for him not bragging about his win to Nitori and telling him to go kick some ass in his own race aw yeah friendship. Lol I want Rin to stay in Samezuka so he and Nitori can be bffs 4ever.

I don't think they'll win the relay though. They didn't even practice.
 
Aug 28, 2013 5:04 PM

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lol they rly did cut it off at the end omg
 
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