FREE! – ANIME REVIEW

 

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Haru, Rin, Makoto and Nagisa were young boys who swam together in a relay race and won. The feeling of winning made them extremely happy. Rin moves to Australia to achieve his goal of one day swimming competitively in the olympics. During one of his winter breaks he comes back to Japan and meets up with Haru for a race, but is beaten and his feelings are hurt. After seeing this Haru gives up swimming competitively. Now as teens Nagisa enters Iwatobi highschool where Haru and Makoto both attend. One day they run into Rin who they thought was still in Australia. He challenges Haru to a race and beats him. After this race Nagisa is inspired to create a swim club at the school. Haru begins to get his passion back for competitive swimming, but refuses to swim relay only freestyle. Nagisa recruits another member Rei for their swim club to become an official club. Now they must take Iwatobi’s swim club to the nationals to compete against Rin who attends Samezuka Academy.

 

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HARUKA NANASE

Haru is a second year student at Iwatobi highschool. He is quiet and has trouble conveying his feelings correctly. He may come off standoffish. He loves to swim and will strip down to his swim trunks at the sight of any water. He lost his passion for competitive swimming after he beat Rin in a race as kids and hurt his feelings. He started to regain his passion when Rin comes back from Australia and they race again. Haru’s specialty is freestyle swimming.

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RIN MATSUOKA

As a child Rin transfers to Iwatobi elementary school to swim with Haru, Makoto, and Nagisa in the relay race which they win. His dad won the same race in competitive swimming and dreamed of swimming in the olympics. But his dad dies in a typhoon. Rin heads to Australia to train in competitive swimming to get better. During one of his winter breaks he comes back to Japan and meets up with Haru for a race, but is beaten and his feelings are hurt. He goes back to Australia but his time there was very difficult. He comes back to Japan with a new bad attitude. Not like the happy kid he was when he was younger. He enrolls into Samezuka Academy. He doesn’t join their swim team. One day when he goes back to his childhood swim building that is being torn down he bumps into Haru, Nagisa and Makoto who are there visiting as well. Rin challenges Haru to a race and this time beats Haru. After this Race he decides to join his school’s swim club so he can compete against Haru again. His specialty is butterfly but he swims freestyle so he can compete against Haru.

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MAKOTO TACHIBANA

Makoto is a second year student at Iwatobi highschool. He is Haru’s best friend and they grew up together swimming. Makoto is more personable than Haru when it comes to interacting with others. He has a fear of the ocean after a traumatic situation with an old fisherman he idolized drowned and died in a typhoon. Makoto’s specialty is the backstroke. He is also captain of the swim club.

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NAGISA HAZUKI

Nagisa is a first year student at Iwatobi Highschool. He swam with Haru, Makoto and Rin in the relay when they were younger. He always looked up to Haru and decided to go to the same school so he can swim with him again. Unfortunately, when he gets there, there is no swim club. After Rin races Haru and beats him, Nagisa is inspired to create a swim club at the school. He is the treasurer. Nagisa’s specialty is the breaststroke.

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REI RYΕͺGAZAKI

Rei is a first year at Iwatobi highschool and Nagia’s classmate. He was on the track team as a pole vaulter, he didn’t perform well because he calculated his jumps too much. He likes all things that are beautiful. Even a person’s form in a sport. He was approached many times by Nagisa to join the swim club after Nagisa saw how athletic Rei was. Rei refused him many times. But Nagisa never gave up. When he goes to a swim practice just to see what it’s all about he witnesses Haru’s swimming and admires his beautiful freestyle. After this moment he joins the club. Little did Nagisa know, Rei can not swim. Rei manages to learn to swim by doing the butterfly stroke. Rei’s speciality is the butterfly stroke.

 


REVIEW

I’ve been into sports anime as of lately. I’m totally all about them. So I decided to give Free! A try.

First the animation for this show is really good, the men are drawn super hot. 😍😍😍 their bodies are definitely as defined as the real swimmers. The drawing with the men swimming in the water is amazing. It looks as though you are watching Michael Phelps swim in the olympics. The drawing of how the bodies move in water is on point.

This show felt more like a drama than a sports anime. Usually, the sports anime I’ve been watching keep me on the edge of my seat. The intensity is not as crazy like the others. Don’t get me wrong the swimming was amazing. The races were cool but it doesn’t keep me on the edge of my seat.

The show focused mainly on Haru and Rin’s relationship; they once use to be best friends and then that changes when they get older. Haru only wanting to swim because he just likes the water. No rules. Then Rin trying to achieve a goal like his dad. Then Rin getting upset with Haru not being motivated to move on after highschool in his career. It kind of was annoying to keep going back and forth with their relationship. Their relationship and selfish personality also effected the other members in this show. So as for a sports anime I will give it a 5/10 and for drama 7/10.

This show was good but not the best sports anime.

RUKIA VS ERZA??? (VERSUS TUESDA

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Today is an interesting battle. Rukia VS Erza!!! Who do you think will win a sword battle??

I have noooo idea. I mean they both have great swordsmanship. They both have some magic power. Both are extremely tough chicks.

I don’t know if I can decide. Maybe Rukia because she is from another universe.

 

Who do you think will win in a sword battle???

 

WHICH ANIME CHARACTER WOULD YOU BRING TO THE REAL WORLD?

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There are so many times I see someone say I wish they (anime character) were real. There are so many characters out there. It is so hard to choose. But if you had an opportunity to bring a character into the real world who would it be?

My my answers because I really couldn’t narrow it down are Kakashi from Naruto and L from Death Note.

KAKASHI HATAKEΒ 

The reasons I will choose Kakashi are first we can totally get married!! 😍😍 Next I always wanted to learn true martial arts to be a ninja. I feel he will be such a great teacher that can take me to the highest ninja level. Also, I feel he had such an interesting life we can talk about his experiences.

L

The reasons I will choose L are because we need an amazing detective like him in the world. The crimes he can solve for us would be amazing. Next him and I can eat a lot of sweets together. Haha I feel the conversation I would have with L would be so unusual and yet so interesting. His mind is definitely on a whole different level. He is just awesome.

So, which anime character would you bring into the real world?

Get the Death Note and be like Light 😈😈😈

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J1Z2B6G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=anginy-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00J1Z2B6G&linkId=ba6ebf6ab4b53c9be56625bfdbc25052

IT’S FAN ART FRIDAYYYYYY πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨!!!!!

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This is the official first Fan Art Friday for 2017. I found this person on Instagram.p and had to reach out. Their account is awesome.

Here is Gabriela Rosello 17yrs old freaking awesome Natsu artwork. She should be working for a company already.

Seriously Check out her Instagram for more work @art_works_g

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Lets give it up for Gabriela πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks sooo much for submitting Gabriela.

If you are an artist or know an artist please submit your art work. Information is below.

1. Pictures must be yours
2. Must be anime, manga or vocaloid
3. Email animegirlsnyc@gmail.com
4. Subject line must say FAN ART
5. Please Include your name and age

Thank you and can’t wait to see all the fantastic art Work

WHICH WORLD WOULD YOU LIVE IN? (VERSUS DAY)

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Its Versus Tuesday. Which world would you rather live in? A world filled with Titans or a world filled with Zombies??

I rather not live in either, but if I had to choose I would choose the Titan world.

1. Because with zombies you can become one

2. I can be the next Mikasa in the Titan world haha

WHICH WORLD WOULD YOU LIVE IN?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RIVALRY IN ANIME?

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There are many shows that will have a classic rivalry between two characters. To name a few top ones Sasuke and Naruto (NARUTO), Gray and Natsu (FAIRYTAIL), Goku and Vegeta (DRAGON BALL) and Ino and Sakura (NARUTO).

But everyone has one rivalry that they like the best. My favorite and ultimate rivalry between two characters are Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara (DURARARA).

The anger they have against each other is hilarious. I love when Izaya is in the street plotting to do something evil, you hear Shizuo scream “IZAYA” and then there is a vending machine or pole being tossed at him. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Their rivalry started as soon as they met each other in highschool. It escalated when Izaya framed Shizuo for a crime he committed.

Throughout the series Shizuo never trusted Izaya. Whenever anything bad is happening in Ikeburo he knows it is all related back to Izaya. Izaya can never look at Shizuo as a person he always considers him an animal. Especially due to Shizuo’s anger and physical power.

They will never become friends. They will continue to have animosity towards each other. I love this rivalry to the fullest.

SO, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RIVALRY IN ANIME?

OWLS JANUARY TOURS

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This month kicks off the tour for the OWLS (Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect). The theme for this month is Disruptor.

Disruptor: An individual or a group disturbing a system or social norm/ conventions that they believe is destroying what is morally right.

You will see a few Owls’ members incorporating an anime that has a Disruptor or Disruptors.

Below are two of my favorite bloggers who have already posted. Please check it out!!!

OWLS Disruptors Blog Tour: Naruto

https://matthew903.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/owls-discussion-bleach-a-disruptor-in-the-anime-and-real-world/

Below is the schedule for the rest of the tours for the month of January.

9. Venus (JapanimeΒ Talks)

13. Arria Cross (Fujinsei)

16. LynLyn (Just something about LynLyn)

20. Crimson613 (Crimson Blogs at Night)

23. Naja B. (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)

25. Pink-chan (Pinky’s Palace)

27. Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

30. Lita (LitaKino Anime Corner)

Make sure to check the tours out.

If you will like to know more about the Owls and how you can join, please click link below. πŸ˜€

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