Hey gang! Hope you liked last week’s present, cause this week you’re getting NOTHING. That’s right, no cards up my sleeve, no conceits in reserve, I just got off a ten hour shift in my first week back from my two week vacation and I’m sipping this here beer and I’m straight-up gunslinging. Off the cuff, off the chain, no refills, no refunds. Wait, yes refills. Many such. Rei’s out getting himself drowned in the goddamn ocean and Makoto’s drowning under Tragic History and basically everybody’s drowning under the sexual tension of Haru-chan x Water-kun. Enough dilly dallying it’s time for FREE.
And seriously, I’m beginning to doubt Haru’s philosophy of playing his cards so close to the vest. If Makoto’s the only overtly competent Free!, I don’t know how any of them will get out of this alive
1:11 – Just think, this may very well be the last time .
Also not really sure how his chest is supposed to work, there. Just checked my own chest for reference, and failed to notice any carapace-esque bone structure
That’s right, downgrading from lunatic concept pieces to complaining about unflattering frames of animation. On firetonight!
2:41 – Just a moment to survey the scene, but the conclusion is obvious. Rei’s foolish pride, Makoto’s generous heart… dear god, has my tower crumbled so soon?
I can’t help it you guys what is wrong with meee
2:50 – Boys may not go to the restroom together, but Frees sure do
3:00 – Both dead, of course. The grief washes over me for a moment, and is swiftly replaced by disappointment. This will surely complicate getting to regionals
3:17 – Water-kun has betrayed Haru-chan . Not sure I can watch this
4:44 – No bullshit here. I’m amazed they’ve shifted from the usual shenanigans to making this scene work , even if genre-awareness means I know Rei and Nagisa were saved by a friendly manatee or something
5:32 – It really is amusing the tropes this show is playing with
6:32 – Sure, I almost drowned… but more importantly, Makoto seemed really upset . It’s good these guys are keeping their narrative priorities straight
7:01 – Jeez Makoto, freezing up when you see your friend drowning? What kind of goddamn sissy sad-sack are you?
7:40 – What is my takeaway supposed to be from this scene? Is it just latent angry-nerdy-teenagerdom that makes me see all masculine bonding as incredibly sexual?
7:50 – Wow, way to ruin the mood you goddamn second-string wobble-chests
8:11 – This wishy-washy male bonding shit has gone on long enough . First Makoto propositions him, now everybody’s all touchy-feely about Rei’s feelings… this is bullshit. Haru is laying down the fucking law
8:37 – This drama is so silly. It’s a good thing nobody’s paying attention to what they’re talking about
8:46 – 10,000 BDs or bust! That pause actually made me laugh out loud
10:19 – Great work KyoAni. You are living up to your potential
10:48 – What is this show. What am I doing with my life
11:35 – Sure, why not. Aprons for everybody! Get it all out, Free
12:16 – Wait, how the fuck did they find edible mackerel in an abandoned lighthouse? Goddamnit these plot holes. My suspension of disbelief is lying in tatters
13:41 – I think I’ve only just realized what “like K-On, but with boys” actually implies. There is no end to this suffering
14:53 – Ohmygod yes HaruxWater CANON MOTHERFUCKERS
15:37 – Seriously, is this what this genre is actually like? I hate you. All of you. I hate every single one of you.Damnit KyoAni
17:52 – I like all of this . He wasn’t even that close to the man, but it was still an affecting childhood experience. Not overplayed, but still understandable. Nice work
Ugh, cheap joke. Gimme a do-over
19:46 – Alright, yes, we’ve bonded. Great work, team
20:39 – I have to admit he has lovely eyes
Jeez, that episode was… pretty dull. Right? Am I right? Seriously, great, fisherman story, we got Makoto’s tragic history out, but… well, as I clearly stated in the user manual, KyoAni’s slice of life stuff bores me to tears. And make no mistake, this episode was slice of life as fuck – bonding moments, sewing circles, lighthearted haunted lighthouses… Goddamn, you guys, this show isn’t pulling any punches. Here’s hoping we make it out of this alive.