Free!, number24 Recommendations
There's no denying that number24 was inspired from Free - much like an increasing number of modern sports anime. Both shows are tagged as sports anime, but more focus is given on the growth and development of the characters - both individually, as well as in relation to others. The creators of both the shows were smart enough to drop hints of ships, but to not make anything gay, so that they could keep both sides of their audiences - the boys as well as the girls.
Free! is also about a very talented athlete taking a break, but then decided to come back due to his love for the sport. Free! is aslo really well animated, even the emotions are well shown through the animation.
- both have a bit of fan service
- focuses on drama
- one is rugby one is swimming
[any season of free! is suitable for this recommendation]
literally has the same characters, but in differents sports and roles (try to compare the two nagisa and you'll understand me)
by the way, wellcome to the gay sports animes. we have a lot of hotties and drama :D