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Sep 25, 2013 8:53 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Aww, Rei bringing the good mood back again.

Dat fight. I kinda expected it between Rin and Haruka. I knew I'd see a swim competition in this finale though. I was looking forward to it as well~ that was sweet. I saw a bro hug there as well :3. FOR THE TEAM.

Damn, I'm going to miss this show in a way. No more shirtless guys swimming or bro moments.
 
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Sep 25, 2013 8:56 AM

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Swim with free. Red hair guy's not doing well. Just because he cannot join relay, he said he's not swimming, and the main guy is despaired. Megane guy confessed what he heard from him the last night, because he feels the same. He's being bastard again when main guy came, at that tree resembling the one in their memory. lol~ Red hair guy instead of megane guy during the relay! Wow, the visions! They won, but got disqualified. The captain is keeping red hair guy, though, and he's not blaming kouhai guy.

"EVER BLUE" by STYLE FIVE as final ep. ED (in OST). Practice between two schools. So it became his own dream.

2nd season in next Summer??
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Sep 25, 2013 8:58 AM

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Sep 25, 2013 9:00 AM

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Well, that was a nice episode to wrap up. This show was wildly inconsistent quality wise for me, but it had its moments. 5/10.
 
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Sep 25, 2013 9:00 AM

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"SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER" in end card - S2 confirmed for July 2014?
 
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Sep 25, 2013 9:07 AM

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Seriously... I hated that Rin replaced Rei...

Rei , you're da best character ever.

"see you next summer"
 
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Sep 25, 2013 9:08 AM

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It's better to wait for an official announcement from KyoAni
 
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Sep 25, 2013 9:13 AM

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i'd better see them next summer
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Sep 25, 2013 9:47 AM

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Really fine ending. A TV news program introduces this anime as "reunion party in present continuous tense" which I find quite insightful. It is hard not to see KyoAni going to make another season given how popular the series has become, so next summer?
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
Sep 25, 2013 9:52 AM

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symbv said:
Really fine ending. A TV news program introduces this anime as "reunion party in present continuous tense" which I find quite insightful. It is hard not to see KyoAni going to make another season given how popular the series has become, so next summer?


Knowing Japans taste, it probably will.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:19 PM

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Rin went full on Shark mode in the beginning with his rage, all he was missing were some fins

Fine ending to an okay sports show
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Sep 25, 2013 12:43 PM

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During this episode I was a mix between squealing, trying not to laugh too happily, and trying not to roll around, which would knock my computer over and send me tumbling off the couch.
It was everything I wanted. Rin got to swim with the team again, even if it meant dequalification. I really wish he would have actually switched teams, but there's not much one gets with a wish.
The best part was probably seeing Rin smile as an adult. And he did it several times, good for him.
See you next Summer? I sure hope so.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:43 PM

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reallyyyy happy with the ending. it went just as i wanted it to.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:47 PM

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That was a great ending. It said " See you next summer" at the end, so I'm hoping there's another season.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:50 PM

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Love me or hate me, 10/10. That was a beautiful episode. I cried a waterfall I'm not even joking.

RIN. HE TURNED BACK INTO HOW HE WAS AS A KID (in a way). THIs WAS BEAUTIFUL HOW DARE IT END.

Second season next June? It better fucking happen.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:52 PM

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I'm just glad it's over.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:56 PM

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So much bromance in this episode xD
But it was a good end to the season and will miss watching it each week. Just hope Kyoani will consider a second season for it x3
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Sep 25, 2013 12:56 PM
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Aw that was a nice ending, KyoAni does really good job with mood making. Even though it was a little silly how easily everything was resolved, it still made me smile. That picture with the 5 of them at the end was just too heartwarming, especially after all that 11 episodes of Rin being angsty, they're all friends again :) the relay race was also really fun, exciting, and beautiful to watch. It kind of sucks that after all that hardwork practicing for the race, Rei didn't get to participate, but I guess it's okay becuaese he wants to see everyone be on good terms again. See you next summer? Looking forward to it if there will be a second season, it was quite a refreshing experience.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:57 PM

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Ah,that was nice:3
I didn't expect much of this anime but in the end i ended up loving it?

There better be next season...they made me extra hopeful now.
 
Sep 25, 2013 12:59 PM

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Wow, what a great ending! Ended up really loving this series. :P
:O! See you next summer?!
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:00 PM
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Rin is such a tsundere. lol He acted like a spoiled kid. Really childish for his age. He's not good under pressure. I didn't know his mental strength was still so weak. By contrast, Rei was mentally mature and did a good thing. Glad Haru showed Rin something he had never seen before.

It was an interesting series plot-wise. An ambitious boy failed to show his friend a never-seen-before thing whilst the friend showed him it in the end. And the third man Rei played a key role. He was not a mere catalyst. He also grew mentally through the club activities.

I liked the underwater scene art-wise. They depicted water very well.

BW42 said:
"SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER" in end card - S2 confirmed for July 2014?

Maybe it was just a pleasantry. Not sure. Senyuu also said "See you 30 years later" in the finale.
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:03 PM

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I want more already ;-; Loved the anime~
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Sep 25, 2013 1:04 PM

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OH MY GOOOD
this was so beautiful ;~; especially the swim scenes in the relay. rei is such a good guy aw. and rin is friends with everyone again ;--;
9/10 from me c:

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i'd better see them next summer

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Sep 25, 2013 1:09 PM

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Well a second season could be possible for next summer given the amazing sales in Merch and Media releases. So I really hope that see you next Summer will mean a sequel.

9/10 best anime this season easily I'm eagerly awaiting KyoAni's Kyoukai no Kanata here in a couple weeks!
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Sep 25, 2013 1:12 PM

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I'M SO HAPPY THAT EVERYONE IS FRIENDS WITH EACH OTHER AND THEY LOVE EACH OTHER AND SWIMMING SO MUCH

10/10 for swimming gays and emotional trauma

there is going to be a second season i'm so sure of it
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:12 PM

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It was really rough seeing Rei not swimming after everything he worked for. So yeah...that was a stab to the heart, even though I did see it coming.

Then there's Rin, smiling and breaking down his barriers, was a sight to see and it was about damn time too. I don't like it when sharks suffer.


The underwater visuals and animation are freaking wonderful.
Nagisa chasing marine life across the pool, this shit was MAGICAL.

Loved that troll bit where Rin had "transferred" schools.
You had me for a second where I was thinking "you seriously went there KyoAni?"


Summer 2014 water time hopefully because you can't leave Rei hanging on like that.



10/10 would wet naked group hug everyone again.



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Maybe it was just a pleasantry. Not sure. Senyuu also said "See you 30 years later" in the finale.

Oh no, never ever underestimate Senyuu. If they tell you they'll be back in 100 years then you better BELIEVE IT.
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Sep 25, 2013 1:30 PM

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IM CRYINGGG.. MY TEARS ARE REALLLL T____ T

IMMA MISS THIS SHOW SO MUCH!!!


GUYS... THE ENDING SAID "SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER"

SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER

SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER

SEASON TOOO CAN I PRAY TO GOD!?!!?!?!!?
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IM CRYINGGG.. MY TEARS ARE REALLLL T____ T

IMMA MISS THIS SHOW SO MUCH!!!


GUYS... THE ENDING SAID "SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER"

SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER

SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER

SEASON TOOO CAN I PRAY TO GOD!?!!?!?!!?
hi
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:31 PM
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to much gayness (talk and flash backs). need more sport to this anime.
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:33 PM

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sobs, A+ 10/10
Thank you KyoAni.
summer 2014 pls
angsty rin is fav
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:37 PM

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It was good, nothing more, nothing less.

Not gay at all or anything.

Jks aside would not mind that S2 being true.
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:37 PM

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NOOOOOO WHY IS IT OVER?????

Seriously, that was such a BEAUTIFUL ending but I want more!!!

I mean, sure Free! had a bit of a slow start until around ep. 5 and ep. 10 relapsed a little but after that?! WHAT AM I TO DO WITHOUT MY GUYS?!?!

In short: KYAAAAAAAAA <3<3<3<3
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Sep 25, 2013 1:38 PM
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Well done guys! I'll definitely see you next summer. :D
Hopefully, Rei will swim with the team next time. But I am glad to see that Rin is back.
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:46 PM

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I'm just so happy with that ending, I couldn't have asked for anything else :')
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:54 PM

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So I really hope that see you next Summer will mean a sequel.


Me too...
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:08 PM

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Yay, they're all friends again! I wanted to see Rei swim but the friendship and reunion made up for it.
Make a 2nd season Kyoani. Please.
Thank you Kyoani for this beautiful show.
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Sep 25, 2013 2:11 PM

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rin made me bawl like a lil baby oh gosh what a cutie
 
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I totally didn't see that coming to bad they got disqualified well if they didn't the rules would have been messed up.

Good anime, but personally I would of preferred either an overhead or side view of them actually swimming as opposed to what we got.

"See you next summer" Woot! That hopefully means we will be getting another season and if we do I hope we get to see more of Marin-chan ;) http://puu.sh/4qQLT.gif
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:13 PM

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I expected this show to suck, but that wasn't the case. It was pretty above average, might watch season 2 if there's one.

6/10
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:17 PM

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The friendship end was pretty expected but still delivered the same impact I wanted it to. I really enjoyed this series. The characters were very likable, animation was well done for the most part, and it had a really nice OST. If they make a 2nd season, I'll definitely watch.
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Sep 25, 2013 2:18 PM

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7/10 from me. It's nothing special or groundbreaking. It did touch me emotionally at some parts but it didn't really bring out any tears like, say, any anime by Key. However, it does what it aims to do well and I appreciate that in this anime. It was a lighthearted, enjoyable watch and it was heartwarming to see the original four reunited in the end.

My one disappointment is that KOU DID NOT GET WITH SAMEZUKA SWIM CAPTAIN, sobs forever. Oh and Rin's shark teeth didn't go back to normal - they've been bothering me every episode.

So long for now, Free! You'll be missed. See you next summer apparently. :)
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:19 PM
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It's been an hour since I finished watching this. My face is still flushed, my ears are still hot, and my heart is still warm.

See you next summer indeed. Excellent episode.
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:21 PM

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I really enjoyed this anime... too much. Ugggh, I'm so sad it's over, but I really liked the ending.
Really hoping for a second season!
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:21 PM

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SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER! i wish!
Loved it!
Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to Suffering. (Yoda)
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

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It's.. it's finally over...? The curse.. THE CURSE HAS BEEN LIFTED.
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

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Was eh. Season 2 summer 2014?

Even though I expected this, this made me laugh a decent amount.
http://imgur.com/oW8H6s3

8/10 from me. They couldn't have made up a better way. Though I feel this would be better as a 2-cour.
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:36 PM

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This anime. I mean, this anime, I'm pretty sure it fucking murdered my heart.

If it does have a second season, it better not be this angsty. I really thought this would be the male version of K-On!, omfg make the second season the male version of K-on so you weren't murder my heart again KyoAni.


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Sep 25, 2013 2:37 PM
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Tears where shed.
I cried like a baby ; u ;

And i couldn't ask for a more perfect ending.
Yes, of course i want a second season, but i wouldn't mind if it ended at this point because as i said it was a perfect ending.
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

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i <3 how Rin and Haru swam together at the end.. when Haru dived over the top of Rin..

Awesome series, followed it from day 1.

9/10
 
Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

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Rei is so considerate.
Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to Suffering. (Yoda)
 
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