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14th Sep '16 8:54:57 AM sakano
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* Deuteragonist: Rin serves as this for both seasons.

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* Deuteragonist: {{Deuteragonist}}: Rin serves as this for both seasons.
14th Sep '16 8:54:25 AM sakano
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* Deuteragonist: Rin serves as this for both seasons.
14th Sep '16 5:17:18 AM Wilderstorm
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** Sousuke is unfriendly (even threatening in Haru's case) toward everyone except Rin and eventually the rest of the relay team. [[spoiler:Turns out he has a DreamCrushingHandicap that has eliminated any chance he once had to swim professionally, and he can only bring himself to put on a nice face for Rin]].
5th Sep '16 12:16:38 AM CJO123
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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation DO (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]]), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with script supervision by Masahiro Yokotani and character designs by Futoshi Nishiya.

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''Free!'' is an anime by Creator/KyotoAnimation that is a SportsStory surrounding the lives of HighSchool swimmers. It premiered on [[Summer2013Anime July 3, 2013]] and it is based on ''High☆Speed!'', a novel by Kouji Ouji. The novel was originally entered into the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award contest and received an honorable mention. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8 commercial released]] before the series was officially announced gained a sizable fanbase on both Tumblr and Pixiv due to the shirtless {{Bishonen}} featured. The show was quickly dubbed "Swimming Anime" before its actual name was revealed. It is co-produced by Animation DO (a subsidiary of [[Creator/KyotoAnimation KyoAni]]), and is directed by Hiroko Utsumi (marking her directorial debut) with script supervision series composition by Masahiro Yokotani and character designs by Futoshi Nishiya.
20th Aug '16 7:04:22 PM AdelePotter
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* RunningGag: Haruka willing to swim in any body of water. Including a fish tank.

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Haruka willing to swim in any body of water. Including a fish tank.


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** The fact that everyone on the team has a "girly" name. Except Kou/Gou, who has a boyish name.
1st Aug '16 9:50:03 PM mooberry
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A film adaptation for the second ''High☆Speed!'' novel premiered in December 2015 in Japanese cinemas under the name ''High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- ''. The movie depicts Haruka and Makoto's first year in middle school and their adventures with their teammates from the swim club. Tropes for the movie go [[Anime/HighSpeedFreeStartingDays here]].

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A film adaptation for the second ''High☆Speed!'' novel premiered in December 2015 in Japanese cinemas under the name ''High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- ''. The movie depicts Haruka and Makoto's first year in middle school and their adventures with their teammates from the swim club. Tropes for the movie go [[Anime/HighSpeedFreeStartingDays here]]. (page under construction)
1st Aug '16 9:04:21 AM mooberry
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A film adaptation for the second ''High☆Speed!'' novel premiered in December 2015 in Japanese cinemas under the name ''High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- ''. The movie depicts Haruka and Makoto's first year in middle school and their adventures with their teammates from the swim club.

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A film adaptation for the second ''High☆Speed!'' novel premiered in December 2015 in Japanese cinemas under the name ''High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- ''. The movie depicts Haruka and Makoto's first year in middle school and their adventures with their teammates from the swim club. Tropes for the movie go [[Anime/HighSpeedFreeStartingDays here]].
13th Jul '16 2:32:49 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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The media distribution service Crunchyroll is streaming the series under the name ''[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/free-iwatobi-swim-club/episode-1-627937 Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club]]'' (they've also sub-licensed the show to Creator/DiscotekMedia for a [=DVD=] release), while Creator/FUNimation has licensed the second season ''Eternal Summer''. An English-dubbed version for the second season being done by [=FUNimation=] has been announced, and an English-dubbed version for the first season began streaming on Crunchyroll starting December 2015 (Discotek's DVD release remains sub-only, though they've hinted at a dub release in the future being possible).

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The media distribution service Crunchyroll Website/{{Crunchyroll}} is streaming the series under the name ''[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/free-iwatobi-swim-club/episode-1-627937 Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club]]'' (they've also sub-licensed the show to Creator/DiscotekMedia for a [=DVD=] release), release, but this seemed to change, due to Crunchyroll announcing at Anime Expo 2016 [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-01/crunchyroll-to-dub-release-anime-on-bd-dvd/.103876 that they are doing their own Blu-ray and DVD releases]]), while Creator/FUNimation has licensed the second season ''Eternal Summer''. An English-dubbed version for the second season being done by [=FUNimation=] has been announced, and an English-dubbed version for the first season began streaming on Crunchyroll starting in December 2015 (Discotek's DVD release remains sub-only, though they've hinted while Website/{{Crunchyroll}} announced at a dub release in Anime Expo 2016 that they are bringing the future being possible).
dubbed version of Season 1 to Blu-ray and DVD themselves).
5th Jul '16 7:11:24 PM Seraphine
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** Also the last episode takes many cues from the first episode of "Eternal Summer", all with a little twist - Makoto fetching Haru from the tub [[spoiler: so they wont miss their flight from Tokyo to Iwatobi]], the Good-bye tradition of Samezukas thrid years, now with Rin challenging his club, the pool with cherry blossoms, now prepared by Rin. And this time they actually get to swim in it. All in all it very nicely conveys the idea that some things, even with all the change are very probably eternal.

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** Also the last episode takes many cues from the first episode of "Eternal Summer", all with a little twist - Makoto fetching Haru from the tub [[spoiler: so they wont miss their flight from Tokyo to Iwatobi]], the Good-bye tradition of Samezukas thrid third years, now with Rin challenging his club, the pool with cherry blossoms, now prepared by Rin. And this time they actually get to swim in it. All in all it very nicely conveys the idea that some things, even with all the change are very probably eternal.



* InSeriesNickname[=/=]AffectionateNickname: Haruka gets this from his old friends, simply called "Haru" by Makoto and "Haru-chan" by the one-year-younger Nagisa.

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Haruka gets this from his old friends, simply called "Haru" by Makoto and "Haru-chan" by the one-year-younger Nagisa.



* RealityEnsues: When Haruka encounters Rin in their old abandoned school, they immediately start gearing up for an epic swimming match. This is interrupted when they discover why their friends were trying to stop them: the pool that hasn't been used in years has no water in it. They narrowly avert EmptySwimmingPoolDive.

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When Haruka encounters Rin in their old abandoned school, they immediately start gearing up for an epic swimming match. This is interrupted when they discover why their friends were trying to stop them: the pool that hasn't been used in years has no water in it. They narrowly avert EmptySwimmingPoolDive.



* ShoutOut: [[http://i.imgur.com/PO6uCxz.jpg Rei in his butterfly swimsuit]] made many Manga/BusouRenkin fans wonder if he was the ''Free!'' universe's version of [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/02082008/e/b/c/6/ebc66bc0ab6810_full.jpg Papillon Mask.]]

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[[http://i.imgur.com/PO6uCxz.jpg Rei in his butterfly swimsuit]] made many Manga/BusouRenkin ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' fans wonder if he was the ''Free!'' universe's version of [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/02082008/e/b/c/6/ebc66bc0ab6810_full.jpg Papillon Mask.]]



** The elevator scene in episode 9 of Eternal Summer can't be anything but a reference to the [[LeaveTheCameraRunning infamous scene]] from Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, with [[TheStoic Haru in the place of Rei]] and [[JerkassWoobie Sousuke in the place of Asuka]].

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** The elevator scene in episode 9 of Eternal Summer can't be anything but a reference to the [[LeaveTheCameraRunning infamous scene]] from Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with [[TheStoic Haru in the place of Rei]] and [[JerkassWoobie Sousuke in the place of Asuka]].



* SourOutsideSadInside: Much of Rin's jerkassery and his obsession with beating Haruka stem from his [[spoiler:self-loathing for not being able to improve his swimming in Australia, thus failing to live his father's dream]]. [[{{CharacterDevelopment}} He gets better]].

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* SourOutsideSadInside: Much of Rin's jerkassery and his obsession with beating Haruka stem from his [[spoiler:self-loathing for not being able to improve his swimming in Australia, thus failing to live his father's dream]]. [[{{CharacterDevelopment}} [[CharacterDevelopment He gets better]].
21st Jun '16 5:21:34 PM nombretomado
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** To [[TigerAndBunny Sky High]] in episode 9.

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** To [[TigerAndBunny [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Sky High]] in episode 9.
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