Free! has come to what is likely a permanent end. While last summer’s Iwatobi Swim Club left us with the promise of more, Eternal Summer’s end card seems distinctly final. While I would never object to more swimming shenanigans, I think Free! found a good place to stop.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×12 “A Swim-Off in a Foreign Land”Anime/Manga, Home
This week’s episode of Free! is the kind of heartwarming, cute episode I’ve been hoping for.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×11 “The Open Turn of Destiny!”Home
This week’s Free! gave me everything I wanted for this show from the beginning of the season.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×10 “The Six-Beat Kick of Tears”Anime/Manga, Home
This week’s Free! takes a small break from Haru’s crisis to focus on Rin and Sousuke. With two episodes left, Free! is starting to wrap up a few subplots and prepare for a dramatic and tense conclusion to the season.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×09 “Forming a Standstill”Anime/Manga, Home
Free! has reached the heart of this season’s drama with Haruka’s career dilemma. It’s a difficult struggle to watch, as swim-freak Haruka feels confused and unsure about his place in the water for the first time.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×08 “The Locomotive of a Twist”Anime/Manga, Home
This week’s Free! steps back a bit from the dramatic turnings of the plot and does some light character introspection. While it doesn’t exactly shine a deeply profound light on its characters, it does provide a nice break from the steady build-up from the last few episodes.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×07 “The Crouching Start of Vindication”Anime/Manga, Home
Free! Eternal Summer continues it’s transition into more serious territory when some exciting opportunities for Rin and Haruka pop up.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×06 “Invincible Prime”Anime/Manga, Home
Free! Eternal Summer is on the cusp of a dramatic turn. Things have been relatively carefree up to this point, at least concerning the graduation story line. But with so few tournaments left for the third years, stakes are heightened and friendships will be tested.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×04 “The Somersault Turn of Promise” and 2×05 “A Resolution’s Heads Up”Anime/Manga
I’m back from San Diego Comic Con and I’m all caught up on Free! Eternal Summer. While there aren’t too many things going on in episodes four and five, there’s an immense amount of character development, including a spotlight episode for Nagisa. It’s great to see some of the less prominent characters get their day in the limelight.
Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×03 “The Butterfly of Farewell”Anime/Manga
Last week, I mentioned that I was hoping for some focus on Rei and Nagisa, and Free! Eternal Summer delivered just that.