Hello everyone! Welcome back to another post! I have not done a whole lot of anime posts, but I have to do a review on one of my favorite anime shows ever; Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
The series is about a group of three teenaged boys who have spent almost their whole middle school year swimming and competing in swimming races. When one of their good friends, Rin Matsouaka, leaves for Australia to go to a higher level swim school, the three boys eventually stop swimming…that is, until their second year of high school! Haruka Nanase, a swimming fanatic, is ready to dive back into the waters, so he and his old friends, Nagisa and Makoto, along with a boy who has never swam before, called Rei, create their own swim club for their school, soon getting to the point where their competing against their childhood friend, Rin! Throughout the summer, the new Iwatobi Swim Club must devise a way to beat his school, or else face total humiliation!
I started this series almost a year ago, and I’ve loved it ever since! The only downside to this whole thing is the fanbase sort of gets rather nasty when it comes to the characters of Free!, but other than that, it’s a fantastic show to watch! One of the main things I found I love about this show is 1.) I could totally relate to it (being a swimmer as well a few years ago.) and 2.) The whole show was about motivation, inspiration, and pushing yourself towards a goal you want to achieve. There were no dark themes like some animes seem to have, and the whole entire show was fun and inspiring! You can’t say that about a lot of anime shows!
I love all the character in the show as well, but one of my favorite characters was Haru! Featured as a sort of main character, throughout the whole entire two seasons, he is working on how to better himself, how to become motivated to do what he loves best; swim! He didn’t give up when he was up against one of the best swimmers of the whole competition and his old friend, and instead, he pushed himself to achieve what he wanted. All the characters seem to be inspired in different ways, and that was pretty awesome to watch develop as the show went on.
Also, there was an English dub released this summer, along with a new series featuring Haru, Makoto, and a few others characters back in their middle school days. I have yet to see it, but eventually, I’ll probably make my way!
And now the rating! This show was pretty clean, had hardly any bad words, and featured some awesome characters as well as some cool morals, so I rate this a 4 out of 5!
Thanks for reading! If you have any suggestions or comments about what you would like to me to consider writing about next, feel free to comment below one of my posts. (Just please stay clean! No cussing or anything!)
Have an awesome weekend!