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They all look much older. Timeskip?
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>Nagisa visibly older
>shorter hair on Rei
>Makoto has less droop

What's going on?
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>>100958068
I certainly hope so.
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>>100958118
>>100958068
We serious sports anime now.
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>Makotot's droop gone
I feel weird.
Please don't tell me something bad will happen to him ;_;
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>inb4 angry, bitter shitposting
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>S2 focusing on Haru and his dream
Better than Rin dramashit by far.
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They just look serious to me. It's probably because they got serious for a race or something
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>>100958351
>serious for a race
Maybe they'll actually advance to higher tournaments and we'll get more delicious swimming sakuga.
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Nagisa and Makoto are the only ones who look different, Nagisa doesn't look that faggy anymore.

Rin is still the same.
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>tfw only gay for shota
>Nagisa looks older

Well shit
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>>100958410
>Nagisa doesn't look that faggy anymore.

It's a real fucking shame
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>>100958432
Fucking puberty.
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GRADUATION DRAMA
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>>100958540
I'd take that shit over the one we got in S1.
I have a soft spot for graduations and farewells, K-ON nearly broke my heart.
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>more anger
>more daily shitposting
>more Makoto vs Rin
>more irrational projecting
>more landwhalecancer/a/isRUINED
>more Heroin

Glad to be back
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>>100958432
It's a great thing anon.
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>>100958592
>>more Makoto vs Rin
>implying it won't be Rei vs Rin in S2
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>>100958068
Nagisa is beautiful, it's surprising.
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>>100958640
I already have Makoto for a cute man, I want Nagisa to be the cute boy forever
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>>100958592
SOON
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We need more art/a PV as soon as possible, Rei's hair is really bugging me in that drawing.
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>>100958735
Seems like the wait will be quite long since KyoAni needed a lot of time before there was any new art for Chuu2Ren.
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do you think anyone of them can beat Hikari in a swimming contest?
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>>100958860
Hikari wins if he swims underwater. Remember the episode where Tsumugu beat him? The Frees win.
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>>100958068
>They all look much older.
They might be older but they're still faggots.
hue
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They just look weirdly off model, like in a lot of official art.
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I'm gonna be dreaming some happy thoughts tonight because of this, for sure

See ya real soon, freebros
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>>100958937
>real soon
>KyoAni
I wish.
I hope they will keep us updated though.
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>>100958956
Hey we still have the drama tracks on the next two duets to discuss
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>>100958956
I meant more that I'll see you in the next Free thread after I wake up but sure, I'll get sad about KyoAni taking forever to give us anything substantial too
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>>100959002
Not a lot, unfortunately.

Now that I know there's S2, I'm deinitely going to be impatient. But it can't be helped.
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>mfw we'll get a new ED by Utsumi
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I hope they won't fuck it up... Chuuni2 is disappointing.
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>>100959135
But will it be as good as MAKE US FREE NA SPLASH KASANETA?
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>>100959148
I like S2 much more, to be honest.
And literally anything would better than the last quarter of Free S1.
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>>100959172
>you'll never watch the ED for the first time again
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>>100959172
Kyoani will find a way. The K-ON EDs got gradually better as well.
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>>100959224
It was glorious, I still remember the livestream.
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I want to abuse Makoto. What will the ED sequence be? I'm feeling Sailor frees.
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>>100959172
What can beat arabian outfits for showing upper bodies?
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>>100958068
Would you watch it if they are around their 40's with full chest hair and beards?
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>>100959249
>>100959270
Gimp free
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>>100959198
>the last quarter of Free S1
I don't even want to remember.
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>>100959249
Too overused in promo art. Would be nice though.
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>>100959198
Man, that cheesy, I cringed but I watched the whole thing and enjoyed it.
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>>100959270
Firemen
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>>100959283
>full chest hair and beards?
>oyaji anime
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>>100959283
If they were just as moe, yes.
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>>100959333
Too gay, even for Free.
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>>100959249
Pirate Frees
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>>100959306
>>100959327
>>100959198
Not gonna lie, I fully enjoyed the brohug at the end, but I do feel a bit bad about it.
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>>100959392
I enjoyed it too. And the picture at the end.
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>>100958540
I hope so but I don't want to cry like a faggot. Graduations always get me.
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>>100959283
>Would you watch it if they are around their 40's with full chest hair and beards?
Competitive sport, dude. They will shave just on principle. Water resistance.
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>>100959379
>inb4 booty jokes
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>>100958580
I cried like a bitch during K-ON's graduation, especially when they performed in front of Azusa.
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>>100959411
>>100959442

My black comrades. ;_;
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>>100959339
>tfw there will never be an anime about cute oyaji doing cute oyaji things
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>>100959392
While it's good that they're all friends again and everything was resolved, the drama was dragged out far too long and some of the writing was pretty questionable. But whatever, it's over now.
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>>100959455
There's that magical girl oyaji drama CD coming out, at the very least. It's a step.
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>>100958068
>They all look much older.
They're just badly drawn, they will all be back to normal soon.
Though it's actually possible they make a six-months timeskip to they can make the S2 only about their last yeah in high school. Did they announce the number of cours?
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>>100959481
>But whatever, it's over now.
Thank fucking god.
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>>100959508
We have absolutely no further information except that it's green-lit. KyoAni will probably release news bit by bit in the upcoming months.
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>>100959503
>magical girl oyaji

Oyaji that transform into magical girls?
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>>100958068
One year time skip. It is "Iwatobi Swim Club the anime", they can afford a longer time skip.
Also these posters are usually misleading. Imagine when they announced S1, none of our guesses came out to be true.
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>>100959546
No, oyaji in magical girl outfits actually. I can;t remember the name but there's a character that looks like Robert Downey Jr.
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Why do people believe Free caused/causes/will cause a fujoshi takeover on /a/?
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>inb4 Frees get cute girlfriends
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>>100959583
>Imagine when they announced S1, none of our guesses came out to be true.
What guesses?
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>>100959607

How much of it's fanbase would the show lose if that happened?
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>>100959600
Retards and shitposters.
Now stop the metashit.
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>>100959600
Kyoani made it high profile so they noticed it instead of ignoring it
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>>100959634
>I didn't see the screenshots of fujos lining up
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>>100959607
>inb4 Frees get cute boyfriends
Can't wait.
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>>100959634
I would like it.
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>tfw Kyoani taken by female leader.
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>>100959634
Fujoshi would burn the Kyoani building to the ground.
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>>100959600
Because
>>100956137
>>100956608
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>>100959455
What is Ristorante Paradiso
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>>100959481
>it's over now.
And we are all stronger people for having survived that shit. Or something.
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>>100959692
The Frees love each other too much (no homo) to fall for slutty wenches.
Utsumi would never let that happen.
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>>100959716
>oyaji with glasses

Something that I need to watch apparently.
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>>100959740
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>>100959774
Post the Aku no Hana one
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>>100959607
Only if it's the Keions
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>inb4 S2 is 2-cours
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>>100959774
Where was this bitch when shit like Saiyuki and UtaPri was airing?
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>>100959831
>followed by movie
If KyoAni are done with fujoshit after that like they dropped K-ON then it will have been worth the pain.
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>>100959822

>K-On x Free

Imagine all that rage, they'd publicly execute KyoAni staff from janitors to CEO's one by one.
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>>100959681
>>100959757
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Am I the only straight guy watching this?
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>>100959911
No.
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So what is S2 going to be about?
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>>100959864
>implying KyoAni won't make a Free CM for Tokyo 2020
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>>100959932
Less Rin
More Nagisa
More Rei
New character
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>>100959704
Wow.
I hardly followed Free threads outside of livewatch threads and important information (like CD releases.). Looks like I did the right choice.
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>>100959985
>still falling for LRD
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>>100959985
Honestly threads outside livewatch in every Waterdays tends to be full crap of husbandofagging.
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>>100960023
>LRD
What?
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I really wouldn't want new characters. I can't be the only one, right.
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>>100959932
Female swimming club.
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>>100959932
Gay orgies
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>>100960089
Ignore him, he's got no idea who LRD. He's just looking for a way to wave off the cold evidence of Freefag shitposting.
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>>100960097
I don't want any new characters either.
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>>100959932
Rin becoming addicted to heroin and whoring himself out for drug money. Makoto getting cancer. Haruka becoming delusional and trying to drown himself several times. Nagisa become a dual personality sadist and Rin's drug's dealer. Rei getting his face burned with acid. And Nitori turning yandere and attempting to kill people because someone tried to take sempai from him.
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>>100960174
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>>100960174
thisisbait
And a shitty one, at that.
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>>100960197
Still better than the drama in S1
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>>100960235
Edgyfag please
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Graduation drama > *

Everything else is going to be really shitty, I can feel it.
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>>100960300
But wait, Graduation means the end of the anime. I doubt it will work well if they are in uni or at the Olympics.
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>>100960273
>a mindbroken Rin sucking tons of dicks like some bitch in a Cannabis trap manga for dope money
>a scene where he sucks Nagisa's dick for another taste of sugar
>Nitori letting Rin snort cocaine off his flat boy tits

I think the word you mean is sexy.
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>>100960349
Make it like in K-ON (movie about the going to Rio or something) after S2.
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>>100960380
*them
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They look the same to me, just serious. Nishiya probably fucked up their faces or something.
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>>100960593
When will Nishiya learn NOT to fuck up for once? Is drawing in the Free style that difficult for him?
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>>100958068
For a second I thought Haru had three arms.
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>>100960635
Nishiya really fucked up with the perspective there. Pretty embarrassing considering it's a promotional art.
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>over 5 months before S2 actually starts
This is gonna be a fun wait.
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>>100960733
Are we even sure it's gonna be Summer 2014?
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>>100960632
Takemoto & Horiguchi did better art than him despite being chief AD.
Step up nigga.
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>>100960773
see you next summer.jpg
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>>100960733
>>100960847
But I still fear how much time they are investing in this. I'd rather wait than get more QUALITY.
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I hope there's more swimming in S2.
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>>100958068
I can't believe I stayed up all night to follow a seiyuu event of a gay Chinese cartoon.
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What is this? S2?
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Why aren't you people celebrating the fact that Nitori still isn't part of the main cast?
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>>100961027
Yes, they just announced it.
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So when are they making a Golden Girls adaptation?
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Now they only need to show us Gou in a bikini.
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>>100961055
Imagine the reactions if he got promoted to main character status.
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>>100961003
Just don't think about it and enjoy the cute boys.
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Why is this thread so slow? I thought we were supposed to be celebrating.
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Now they only need to give us that kissu we have been waiting for.
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>>100961212
Did you miss the four maxed out threads we had earlier?
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>>100961160
>Water bottle commercial
My sides
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>>100961160
>gets told in the other thread
>posts in another
Why are you doing this anyway? Surely you understand that every anime, even you're favorite, has fans on tumblrshit.
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>>100961212
Amerifats asleep.
Yuropoors asleep because all-nighter.
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>>100961160
>Water bottle commercial
Would you some Makoto Drink?
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>>100961243
Calm your tits, fujoshit.
I'm not the same guy.
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>>100961237
Most of them maxed out before the announcement even happened.
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>>100961243
Just stop giving bait attention. Ignoring is much easier.
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>>100961269
>Yuropoors asleep
Weak-willed faggot can't even go 24 hours without sleep.
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>>100961303
That's true, but I think there are still nearly two threads' worth of posts after the announcement.
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>>100961276
I would suck out all of the liquid in Makoto's bottle, if you get what I am saying.
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>>100961276
I'd force him to drink from my bottle if you catch my drift.
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>>100961343
I'm still here.
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Will Makoto still be team mom?
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>>100961463
He will still be as flat as before, yes.
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>>100961343
I'm here, 20 cups of coffee later.
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>having to wait at least 3 months for new information and updates because KyoAni
This won't be fun at all.
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>>100960174
I'm totally okay with this
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>>100961505
Time to start avoiding Free threads again.
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>>100961463
I hope he gets some developement, but stays as the gentle and kind emotional supporter.
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>>100961521
I'm not. I hate that bara artist, all the main characters he makes look like my father.
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I'd like Free more if they had nipples.
As is it's pretty mediocre.
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>>100961537
But how are you going to know that there are updates?
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>>100961598
KyoAni won't even show kisses, nipples are automatically out of the question.
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>>100961598
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>>100961630
>Forgetting about the Dekomori/Shinka kiss
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>>100961630
>KyoAni won't even show kisses
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Will they finally win a regional meet-up? Will Mikoshiba finally win da Gou?
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>>100961676
>>100961685
What will the shitstorm be like if there's an accidental kissu between two of the Frees?
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>>100961598
Nipples are a remnant of the pig disgusting "3D". They are not welcome.
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>>100961687
>Will they finally win a regional meet-up?
Probably

>Will Mikoshiba finally win da Gou?
Nope
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>>100961726
I want to suck on Makoto's non existent nipples
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>>100961687
>Will they finally win a regional meet-up?
Probably not.

>Will Mikoshiba finally win da Gou?
When Mexihara wins da Kumin
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>>100961726
But 2D nipples are my fetish
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>>100961685
Why is Nibutani/Deko so best pairing?
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>>100961726
Trying a little too hard to fit in, buddy.
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>>100961817
Because they're pure.
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>>100961769
Will we finally learn the Frees' blood types?
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>>100961726
i don't know where you heard that. not in this board at least.
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>>100961863
>you will never get a blood transfusion from one of the Frees so they'll be a part of you forever
;_;
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>>100961656
I wish they had a bit more bulge in these pictures.
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>>100961817
Cause they're fun.
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>>100961886
>forever
Blood doesn't live long.
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>>100961863
When Haruka's parents start caring about him again
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>>100961726
You might suffer from the shit taste disease I am afraid.
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>>100961933
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>>100961720
>>100961687
Why is Gou best Free?
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>>100961934
This
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Time for best Free.
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>>100961952
I hope we see all the other Frees' families in S2, Makoto's is nice but I want to see Nagisa's hot sisters and manly father, and Haruka's uncaring parents.
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>>100961981
Not sure if want.
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>>100962018
>>100961952
>uncaring parents
Where did you get that from? His mother told Makoto to look after him while they are away and she even made sure that he buys himself a mobile phone.
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>>100962011
>Smiling Rei
All the art they release needs to have this.
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>>100962018
>Haru's parents
Anime MC parental absence will not be broken
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>>100962082
Grumpy Rei needs to fuck off together with angsty Rin.
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>>100962011
Weird artwork for Iwatobi-chan
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>>100962011
I want to fuck him.
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>>100961992
She's got those Matsuoka genes without Rin's angst.
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>>100962081
He's the MC. They're too busy with work to care about him.
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>>100961720
It will never happen unfortunately.
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I want to drink Nagisa's timeskip piss.
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>>100962011
Did I hear best Free?
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>>100962329
>wanting to drink a non-shota's piss
That's gay as fuck m8.
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>>100962346
>tfw Makoto will never embrace you in his big arms and hold you close to his huge chest
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>>100962346
He looks a bit like Far Right-kun here. Must be the confident pose.
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>>100962308
It will in a movie or OVA. Or maybe a Drama CD.
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>>100962420
>Drama CD
Into the trash it goes.
I need visuals.
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I would have preferred an OVA first and then S2
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>>100961817
>mfw I care about the non-canon yuri pairing more than the actual main pairing of the show
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>>100962598
>tfw no onsenbu OVA
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>>100962974
Utsumi must have rejected that in favour of a lewder S2 I hope.
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>>100958068
>mfw I tried to stay up all night but fell asleep an hour before the announcement was made
O-oh well. Glad that S2 is happening.
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>>100963049
>staying up for an event
Never again. I learnt my lesson.
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>>100962415
Far Right-kun is dead.
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>>100960893
it's not like Tamako Market is taking any resources from Free. Utsumi will draw everything if she has to.
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>>100963049
You too?
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>>100963135
He lives on as a very small part of Makoto.
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>>100963165
His dick?
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>>100963049
>>100963168
>Didn't try to stay up but woke up five minute before the announcement
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>>100963144
>it's not like Tamako Market is taking any resources from Free
If by resources you mean competent staff then yes, it actually does. The longer a group works on a project the more polished it will look, naturally.
And since they probably have less than a year until S2 airs and when you take into consideration that S1's later episode were visibly rushed, then it's not starnge to worry about S2's quality.
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>>100963207
>Makodick
>very small
I can't imagine this.
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>>100963049
I tried to finally get Rebuild 3.0 out of my backlog to pass the time, but just ended up with a lot of anal frustration due to how completely and utterly shit it was. And then I fell asleep anyway.
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>>100963216
I'll just call you a huge faggot because I am jealous of your luck.
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>>100963313
>3.0
Oh shit nigger that movie was so bad that no amount of homolust could salvage it.
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Nagisa's the only one who looks older, and even that might just be the angle and expression.
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Here's the faceless men rape doujin.
I hope your sides will enjoy this as much as mine did.

http://exhentai.org/g/668588/4365397969/
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>>100963313
Should've just watched good old EoE, that would've kept you awake.
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>want softer Frees
>get older Frees
I-it can't be helped.
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>>100963708
>this fucking face
I laughed.
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>>100963708
There is something horribly wrong with the faces.
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>>100958068
>that leg
And here I thought they had improved a bit.
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>>100963781
>implying I would willingly subject myself to being mindfucked by that shit again
Gave me enough nightmares when I was a kid.
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>>100963708
Their faces look like shit, but goddamn it made me laugh.
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>>100963313
Oh dammit anon, I feel for you. Should have watched something you didn't have highter expectations of.
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>>100963264
I think a lot of people overestimate the work. Of course it's not the best of examples, but look at Yamakan and his WUG, they only finished episode 3 a week before it aired. Yeah, he has to publicly beg for animators to support them, but he also really fucked up the schedule by producing and airing a movie at the same time the anime was starting. We have no real idea how far in advance KyoAni produce their shows, they surely know what they gonna do way before they announce it. Have some faith.
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>removing Makoto's droop
HERESY
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I hope Nagisa and Makoto get development this season, since we won't have to deal with Haruka Rin drama.
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>>100963781
Goddamn, that fight is still so fucking good.
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>>100966022
That's what I hope too. They got the short end of the stick in S1.
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>>100966077
I just want this season to go full SoL and swimming. No drama, just friendship.
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>>100963781
EoE was shit
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>>100966339
We all know that won't happen though.
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>>100967107
I want to believe
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>>100967223
>shota Frees never
I'm genuinely upset now.
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>>100967107
Maybe we'll get a prequel movie?
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>>100967382
But when
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>>100967453
After Nichijou season 2

;_;
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>>100967107
M-maybe if we pray hard enough.
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HaruxWater OTP

>tfw shit friends won't let you be with your waifu.
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KyoAni should hurry up and milk it dry, so I can finally move on.
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>>100958118
>Makoto has less droop
Dropped.
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>>100961557
>all the main characters he makes look like my father.
Well then.
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>>100968651
>Dropped.
More like drooped, am I right.
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>>100968270
They'll probably do a movie if S2 sells well then leave Free and move onto something else.
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>more Free ED
>more Katou OST
My ears are ready.
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>>100968957
>more OLDCODEX shit
Thanks Utsumi
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How will they do the ending this time?
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>>100969151
>More awful engrish
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>>100969390
KyoAni always does asspull happy endings.
There will be some shitty drama again, a conflict and then it will get magically solved through the power of friendship.
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>>100969514
I meant "ending" as "ED". Sorry.
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>>100969390
It'll be something creative again, like with the first one.
>Arabian versions of swimmer + club dancing at the Taj Mahal
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>Chuuni S2
>Free! S2


FUCK OFF KYOANI
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>>100969627
Why do you dislike fun so much
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>>100969627
>Tamako movie
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>>100969390
Maybe ancient Roma frees.
Though it's possible a good part of the anime will be in winter, so maybe something like slav frees in Siberia trying to find water because they're tired of snow?
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>>100969677
My gosh
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>>100969390
I don't know but I'm sure Kyoani will find a way, their EDs are always at least high-tier.
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>>100969750
>Siberia trying to find water because they're tired of snow?
Then they get naked?
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>>100969784
Indeed.
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>>100969836
They go to Finland and find a sauna and all get naked.

>>100969784
I wish the next Free ED is more like K-ON's.
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>>100969545
Sailors? Pirates, maybe?

Whatever it is, I doubt it'll surpass gay underwater club。

>>100969627
>KnK season two
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>>100969945
Without the crossdressing part I hope.
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>>100969983
>Not liking manly men dressed as little girls
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>>100969983
As long as they get fabulous outfits, I don't care what gender they are designed for.
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>>100969953
>Sailors? Pirates, maybe?
>You will never see the Frees dancing "In the Navy"
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>>100969945
That way, Utsumi woulld give us onsen Frees. I am okay with this idea.
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>implying we'll be able to guess the ED
It will be just more crazy shit.
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>>100969918
S2's ED is much better than S1.

>>100970065
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dni-FClFlHk

Closest we'll ever get
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>>100969784
I always loved the K-ON EDs.
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>>100969953
>Pirates
Oh, oh, what about space pirates? There's no water in space. Space pirates are about the coolest thing ever, I want space pirates.
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So.

The next remotely interesting things are the duet CDs and that's it.
Seems like there won't be many opportunities to make threads in the next few months.

That's okay though because taking some breaks is never a bad thing.
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>>100970239
>inb4 the Frees piloting mechas
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>>100970357
I would actually like that.
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>>100970357
Oh god yes.
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>B-but KyoAni doesn't milk out their shows

Knk Season 2 when?
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>>100970357
>Frees piloting mechas a la Chuu2 delusion
Yes please.
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>>100970239
>ED about Haru trying to find water in space

TYBKA

>>100970306
We'll probably get some updates and news about season two. But I agree, the less threads, the better.
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>>100970491
Who said they don't milk their shows? They milked the shit out of K-ON and are currently milking the shit out of Chuu2. Profit is profit.
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>>100970357
Makoto has a childish side to him as could be seen in the drama CD, so maybe they could make the ED about Makoto's various fantasies (cops, thieves, FBI etc.) and each Free is dressed accordingly.
Might be too similar to Hyouka's second one though.
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Now you made me want some mecha action in Free.
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>about Makoto's various fantasies (cops, thieves, FBI etc.)
That'd be fucking adorable
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No, no, you guys, I've got better.
Magical girls Frees. All cosplaying as their namesakes from either Sailor Moon or Precure and fighting evil monsters who want to take water away.
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>>100970357
>the Frees in more skin-tight clothes
I support this idea.
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>>100970819
>Magical girls Frees
And then it ends like Madoka.
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>>100970612
It's been made clear Makoto's a huge video game nerd, I wanna see him wreck the others when they casually play Street Fighter
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>>100970766
Whoops.
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>>100970858
Who'd gets decapitated? Nagisa or Makoto?
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>>100958068

>wake up
>see this thread
good feels general
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>>100970896
Another idea:
Makoto dreams of getting sucked into a video game and then he as well as the others do some wacky videogame shit like fighting monsters. 8-bit effects are optional.
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>>100970944
Nagisa is the blonde one so yeah
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>>100958068
The art is really bothering me.
It's like Nishiya forgot how his own designs are supposed to look like.
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>>100970612
>Makoto and Haru police bridage
>Samezuka thieves
>Milky Holmes Nagisa
>Sneaky FBI agent Rei
Nice.

>>100970944
Well Makoto is the Mami of Free so it'd be him.
Though I'd rather have it end like Dokidoki Precure. They kill the big bad, become renowned super heroes and save the world every day. Plus there's a Makoto in Dokidoki, it fits.
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>>100970944
Makoto is the Mami of Free
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>>100970896
Makoto's like
>Haha look at those casuals thinking they can play
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>>100971013
>8-bit effects are optional.
More like obligatory
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>>100970858
Butcher please
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>>100971085
Just compare Makoto in OP's picture with >>100962346 for example. Both are by the same artist, but the character looks so different in each illustration.

This isn't supposed to happen, if you're a professional, right?
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>>100971013
ED of the year
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>>100971439
I want a NEKOMIMI BURUUMA Makoto too.
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>serious Frees
I can already smell the rival schools
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>>100971569
>side character swimmers get voiced by KyoAni veterans like Nakamura and Sugita
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>>100971652
I like the way tou think.
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>>100971652
More like newbie VAs like the ones in Tamako Market. Kyoani loves newbie VAs.
I really want a character with Mochizou's voice too.
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>>100971846
Why_not_both.jpg
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>>100971652
>Nakamura and Sugita
KyoAni isn't Sunrise, they never deliver in that kinda department.
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>>100971905
>what's Hyouka
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>>100972048
Sugita was in Hyouka?
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>>100972154
He had a minor role during the culture festival arc.
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>>100972199
That obviously doesn't count because Hyouka has a big ass cast and they needed seiyuu here and there.
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>>100972199
>culture festival arc
Sure was fun
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>>100971128
But Mami wasn't the best girl.
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>>100973497
Same character type, though. Mami was third best girl.
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>>100973497
Yes she was.
Also
>seemingly perfect
>gets shafted a lot
>takes care of everyone
>Ara ara ufufu
Totally Makoto. Well we've yet to see Makoto go ara ara ufufu but it should happen. Maybe.
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>>100973658
>>100973875
I guess you guys are right.
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>>100973658
>>100973875
What about the other Frees?
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>>100974637
Rin is Madoka.
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>>100969390
I'm hoping for classy 1920's America Frees complete with a smooth, jazzy ED. Think Baccano.
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>>100974659
>muh crybabies
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>>100974843
Too bad, you're going to get more dubstep and there's nothing you can do about it.
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>>100974843
>smooth, jazzy ED
>Think Baccano.
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>>100974843
I'd rather have 1920s mafiosi Frees
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>>100974637
I don't know how much I'd agree with this though.
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>>100974843
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtKoRJcdRBU

Something relaxing like this, but significantly less feminine. KyoAni will at last have all of my money.
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>>100974932
>not liking BRING IT ON BRING IT ON
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>>100974843
N-not like I wanna see all the Frees in suits dancing around!
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I want more pelvic thrusts on the ED
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>>100975127
>Makoto's face
He was at his cutest in the first episode. We better get some more comically frightened Makoto in the second season.
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>>100974659
Actually he's a dead ringer for Kyouko, just with shittier writing.
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>>100975315
Kyoko wasn't crying all the time
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>>100974981
>>100974637
Well the thing is that the Puella Magis aren't as generic as the Frees, so it's hard to label them except maybe if you summary their characters in two words. For example, Rin is Sayaka because they're whiny bitches, Nagisa is Madoka because they're cute and useless, Haruka is Homura because they're frigid but sexy, and Rei would be Kyouko because... No this doesn't work. See?
Except for Makoto and Mami, though it's actually debatable since Mami is completely mentally instable and has some dependency issues. Some might say Makoto is the same I guess.
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>>100974843
>Baccano
Fuck to the yes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm-r3y3sMgc
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>>100975359
Neither was Rin, he cried once.
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>yfw the frees get love interests
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>>100975981
>mfw Free love interests
>mfw they're all boys
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>>100976050
My god, that would have the potential to piss off every single section of their fanbase. The shitstorms would be amazing.
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>>100975981
>yfw this happens but no new characters are introduced
The traffic cones were just the beginning.
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Delicious Brown Arabian Gaijin still has a chance to appear in season 2, r-right?
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>>100976333
>traffic cones
What was up with that? Were they pissed that the merchandise had sold out?
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>>100975087
I wish Free had better official art. From a better artist who knows about proper fashion.
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>>100976446
It wouldn't be Japanese if it had proper fashion.
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>>100976408
Don't trust any of the "reports" that you read in these threads.
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>>100976287
>Usual whining from "betrayed true anime fans"
>Hetfags crying over gay destroying the industry
>Fujoshits stop fighting each other for ships and get unanimously mad at those newcomers
Wonderful.
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>>100976489
Shame on me for still believing shit like this after the alleged egg fiasco
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Which month was the first season of Free! announced in?
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>>100976446
>proper fashion
Why would you want that? Fashion disasters are much more fun.
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>>100976744
March IIRC
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>>100976744
April 2012.
I've always had faith
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>>100976744
The original CM was in March, but the anime announcement happened around the end of April.
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>>100976744
End of April
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Can't wait for "Free! thread Season 2 edition"
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>>100976915
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NqRG88E-s8

I miss the CM designs.
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>>100977105
That one is old as fuck
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>>100976912
Is left really supposed to be Rin? The legs are darker than the rest of the body. Proto Nagisa looks nice, Haruka too.
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>>100975981
Why does nearly everyone have an obsession with this shit? The director has never included anything remotely romantic for the main Frees in any form, why would Free suddenly turn into a fucking romance show?
Fuck that shit, I want my cute boys without filthy romanceshit. Friendship > *
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>>100977335
Left is proto-Rei, proto-Rin is in the background.
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>>100977335
I think it's meant to be Rei but the design eventually became Mikoshiba
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>>100977335
Rin is the floating head.
That dude is called Kaede, he was supposed to be the newcomer from the track club who can't swim but in the end he got replaced with Rei. He was a pretty cool guy, it's a shame.
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Just a reminder that Chuu2's second season got announced 8 months before it started airing.
Summer 2014 seems too soon for Free!!.
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>>100976378
There's always hope
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>>100977155
I remember when this happened and people kept insisting that Kyoani would never make a full anime out of it. Heh.
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>>100958068
That doesn't look like it was drawn by Nishiya.
>inb4 S2 gets another designer
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>>100977622
Free's first season got announced a season before it aired though. Though Kyoani seems to have lots of projects so yeah, I think they should start it in fall so it fits with where S1 left off.
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>>100977618
They could always recycle him.
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>>100977342
It's a joke. Giving the frees love interests is as suicidal as giving the keions love interests.
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>>100977673
I remember the SOON
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>>100977780
It was said in an interview that parts of his personality/design became Mikoshiba, Nitori and Sasabe, so I don't think he'll be coming back.
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>last boss Rin
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>>100977622
There was only around three months between Free's announcement and its airing in July. I wouldn't be surprised if they give an official air date for Summer this April as well.

They're probably not going to air anything in Spring besides the Tamako movie, right?
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>no Utsumi at the event
I wanted to see her.
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>>100977979
He actually looks like a badass antagonist there.

How misleading.
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>>100978065
Well at least there's nothing announced so far.
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>>100978082
She keeps backing out of these events at the last minute. She was supposed to be at the CTFK event in December.

I will never have a photo of Utsumi to shitpost about her with.
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>>100978219
It feels like yesterday.
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>>100978180
>She keeps backing out of these events at the last minute.
Dammit Utsumi.
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>>100977979
>Makoto has the pose of the screaming heroine.

My sides.
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>>100978400
He's swimming backstroke with an intense expression. There aren't many similarities.
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>>100977622
In the end of the gif Makoto's like "Nagisa what are you doing"

And I see the third year students have blue ties, I can't wait to see Makoto and Haruka with those.
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>>100978518
I keep forgetting how disgusting those shark teeth look. How can one possibly find those attractive? He looks like a mutant.
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>>100959224
>you will never hear Ever Blue in perfect sync with the ending for the first time ever again
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>>100978654
Fangs > *
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>Nitori gets into an accident
>Kaede takes his place

Why even take him out? He seems pretty bro.
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>we'll have Water Days soon again
Just realized this.
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>>100970357
>Frees in plugsuits

yes

YES
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>>100978954
Kaede's personality seemed to be too similar to shota/healed Rin's, and somewhat close to Nagisa's mischievous side. He would clash with the other characters if they added him back in, not to mention his appearance being assumed by Mikoshiba.
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So, is it safe to say they'll make another K-on ep 21?
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>>100978750
We were so wrong about Rei and so right about Makoto.
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>>100977622
The fuck is that .gif from? Did I miss something?
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>>100970357
More like Free: Alternative
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>>100979159
I love graduation drama, that's why I hope so. Utsumi worked on K-ON as well, so she should be familar with the concept.
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>>100979257
It's from episode 2.
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>>100971395
It's kind of impossible for these differences to not happen, even animators who make it their job to mask their personal style have variances between each other in how they draw characters. Could be worse.
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>>100979413
Huh. I don't remember that at all.
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>>100979159
I hope so.
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>>100979525
It was only 20 seconds max, maybe that's why.
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>>100978180
Why would you want to shitpost with a picture of Utsumi? As director she made all this swimming boys and muscles possible.
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>>100958068
can't wait for more Gou

Naoko Yamada will make it work somehow
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>>100979685
We are obviously all tsundere for her.
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>>100979747
What role did Yamada have with Free?
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>>100979685
As much as I appreciate her making Free a reality, the direction she took the series that was full of unnecessary dramatic bullshit left a bad taste in my mouth.
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>>100979572
That scene was so sweet.
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>mfw imagining all the lewd things Utsumi will show us in S2
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>>100979860
Episode director (ep.7).
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>Kyoani fan criticize free!

Ok

>Kyoani fan critize free for the lack if "plot" and bad characters and then praises K-on
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>>100980064
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So, what's this thing about fujoshi fight at the event?

Also, anyone has an archive link for the event? I was at work and couldn't follow it, want to see people butthurt
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>>100979901
The FrFr shorts already cleaned that bitter aftertaste for me because they are proof Utsumi can do great things as long as it's comedy/SoL.
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>>100980313
Just search for "special talk event" in the archive.
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>>100980188
>critize free for the lack if "plot"
If anything, Free had too much "plot." I want my cute boys doing cute, careFree things.
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>>100980015
I may have cried like a fucking bitch when I first watched it.
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Nagisa better get more screentime.
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>>100980577
Too much plot, not enough backstory or whatever the other thing is.
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>>100958068
How can the free! characters be likable and even endearing but the KnK characters be so utterly shallow relative to a bunch of faggots from an SoL?
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>>100980667
And I want Makoto to be more than 'guy who makes Haru feel better'
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>>100980788
The frees are pretty shallow but also comparatively rare. Magic teenagers are an unending plague.
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>>100980887
Like what?
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>>100980887
Considering that this is what sells, you better pray.
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>>100980887
That's what fujos like him for, so good luck with that.
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>>100980887
I want him to be "guy who makes Rei feel better"

If you know what I mean
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Does anyone still have the link for the fanbook release at c85?
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>>100981102
Yes.
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>>100981102
Seconded. Makoto/Haru have nothing to add as a friendship or pairing unless season 2 is set right before college.
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>>100980788
Probably because the Frees don't shout their fetishes every three minutes and the main staff is actually good at comedy.
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>>100981048
>implying KyoAni gives a fuck about that
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>>100981148
Search for "creator's message book" in the archive.
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>>100958068
>College Frees
>Nagisa is a 3rd year so he rarely gets screen time.
>Makato and Haruka are roommates.
Make it happen KyoAni.
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>>100981612
I really like Haruka.
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>>100981777
>Makoto and Haruka
>not Rin and Haruka
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>>100981612
>Haruka sees dirty water
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>>100981777
>>100981949
tumblr pls
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>>100981777
>Haru
>going to college at all
Only Makoto and Rei will go. The drama will come when they have to move away.
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>>100981919
Haru a best character
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>>100982099
But that's Rei. Like, it's not even debatable.
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>>100981102
Makoto did quite a bit of comforting for Rei as well, both after Rei "swam" in the third episode and while they were at the training camp. He also coached Rei in swimming and subtly chastised Rin for being a clueless douchebag. Makoto was a caring senpai to all the characters.
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>>100982179
Haruka and Rei, actually. Haruka had maximum development, and Rei even being a foil had a good development throught the power of FRIENDSHIP (Is this a shounen anime?)
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>>100981949
Rin would be training for the Olympics.
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>>100982245
As expected of the team mom.
>Makoto will never comfort you or "comfort" you
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>>100982057
Just because I want them to be roommates doesn't mean I'm shipping them.
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I hope we'll see many more Haru smilies in season 2. He was perfect at the end of s1.
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>>100982555

What do you mean by "comfort"?
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>>100982725
Kissing and cuddling, I'm guessing.
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>>100982725
Shirou please.

>>100982803
>being this much of a newfag
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>>100982803
>Kissing and cuddling
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>>100982245
Yeah I just want more of that with the other characters, that's all
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>>100982615
It's better in small doses.
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I want a flashback about the time when Makoto suddenly outgrew Haruka in primary school.
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How are they gonna do the relay when there's 5 of them now?
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>>100982927
>Makoto comforting Nagisa
Nagisa has emotions other than being cheerful?

>Makoto comforting Rin
This one would be awkward as hell for some reason.
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>>100983118
Yeah, I don't see good chemistry between Makoto and Rin.
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>>100983114
Rin's not in their school.
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>>100983114
I have no idea about the rules, but isn't it illegal to have a member of another team on your own? That's why they got disqualified at the end.
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There is no time skip.

They just look "older" because they serious the fuck up for swimming.
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>>100983181
I think Rin is kind of weirded out by Makoto, since that time he saw him being totally desperate when Haruka almost drowned. When he asked Gou if he wasn't scared of the sea, it seemed more like he thought Makoto was handicapped than anything.
Plus he was a fucking asshole to him and Nagisa in episode 1, and when Makoto called him he didn't even answer. They barely had any interaction from that time on.
A selfish, self-centered prick and a selfless and kind boy are too different anyway, it's impossible to imagine them getting along.
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>>100983118
At least for Rin I could see something like Makoto still kinda being upset at how he treated Haru before, so it turns into less a comforting thing and more a 'let's work our shit out now' thing

And I dunno Nagisa falls over, scrapes his knee and cries like a little girl so Makoto kisses it all better or some shit who knows
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>>100983322
>There is no time skip
Don't you think that the second season will take place in the next school year? Free is very much a summer anime. A show about swimming just isn't the same if it takes place during the winter. Besides, they still need to participate in the next year's tournament.
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>>100983181
Only because it hasn't been touched upon so far. They are all friends now, so showing them interact more would be nice.
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>>100983181
>>100983443
So you guys didn't read High Speed, I take it? Rin and Makoto got along really well.
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>>100982725
>>100982803
>Actually explaining further
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>>100983094
>Bandage on cheek
Cute as fuck
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>>100983661
I've never played/watched Fate.

I'm sorry.
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>>100983443
Have you read High Speed?
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>>100983631
>reading
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>>100983094
Makoto's overalls.
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>>100983631
>>100983741
I don't really remember actually. They got along normally if I remember correctly? Didn't Rin start finding Makoto a little strange after the event with Haruka happened?
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>>100983631
Did anyone ever translate it? I can't into moonrunes
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>>100983846
Rin was very concerned for Makoto and has a lot of empathy for him. This comes up in episode 5 too, since he knew Makoto was afraid of the ocean.
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>>100984220
Yeah I don't know, in episode 5 it didn't feel like he really cared. Probably because I'm biased towards hating Rin.
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>>100983846
Not at all, Rin always treated Makoto normally and got along the easiest with him. All I remember from the drowning thing in HS is that Rin was worried about him and asked if he was doing alright after they left the hospital.

And there was a scene later on where Makoto got some sort of panic attack in the pool and Rin jumped in to see if he was okay. I think Rin was also the one who suggested he swim backstroke in the relay, but I might be misremembering.
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>>100984411
You can be biased all you want, but even when he was purposefully trying to distance from them, it was meant as a sign he still cared. That fanbook made it more obvious. Don't confuse your bias with facts.
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>>100983322
Mikoshiba will be gone regardless... ;_;
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>>100984452
Just how much of that book wasn't adapted? I thought they covered most of it in flashbacks.
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>>100984452
I also liked how Makoto would tease Rin in a good-natured way. He was the one to call Rin a romantic crybaby.

They would get along well, and I hope for more interaction in S2.
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>>100984804
>Just how much of that book wasn't adapted?
Quite a lot, I guess. Haru drowning and being rescued by Makoto and Rin, Makoto having a panic attack because of the drowning + his dead fish, building the brick wall, officially forming the team and switching to first name basis, Rin crying at their graduation ceremony, Rin coaching Nagisa in breaststroke, everything concerning Aki and Sousuke, the whole Rinrin thing, daily jogging exercises, the first two qualifying relays, Haru and Nagisa bonding (well, and a lot of team bonding in general). Probably some other things I don't remember now, I read that shit in July or August.
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>>100979289
Who would get killed first?Makoto?
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>>100985506
Yeah, while the LN isn't necessary, I think all of the background helped in enjoying the show more than I would have if I didn't read it.

I still want a High Speed OVA or movie, but maybe that would be announced after High Speed volume 2 is released.
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>>100985506
I know people say they'd like to see High Speed adapted but I almost feel it isn't really needed. The show highlighted the most important parts of HS and while the rest of this stuff is nice, I don't feel it's important. I don't feel like it would add much, aside from showing that Rin actually cares about Makoto and Nagisa too and not just Haruka.

Of course, more animated Free! the better.
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>>100985506
>Aki and Sousuke
Who are they?
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>>100986028
Aki was a girl who might of had a crush on Haruka, who was in their class and went to their swim club. Sousuke was a kid Rin knew from his last school who swam.

They were rather unimportant side characters.
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>>100985973
>High Speed volume 2
If it's about their middle school years, I really don't want to read that.
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>>100986028
>Aki
A girl who was also part of the swim club. Had her own team in the relay, which came third. Technically the one who made the message in the bricks, adding the word 'best' to make 'I swim best free for the team'. Haru nearly drowned trying to get one of her scrunchies out of a river. Was apparently going to appear in the series right from the very start, but was cut when it was decided there was no room for her.

>Sousuke
A swimmer from Rin's old school, and even more of a theoryfreak than Rin himself. Had a family-like relationship with Rin, but because of this they didn't really enjoy swimming together that much. Rei seems to have inherited a few of his characteristics.
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>>100986721
>scrunchies
It was a scarf.
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>>100984220
Are you sure? Episode 5 storyboard showed Rin's internal thoughts. He didn't give a fuck since it wasn't his problem.
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>>100986837
That was episode 6. And he did start worrying again after he jogged past their tents, he was just trying to not care. Now that he's past his edgy phase he wouldn't have to be like that.

The fanbook describes his thoughts around that time too.
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From the event
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>>100986453
>middle school years
That seems like the most likely option, unfortunately. I don't want to read it either, what's the point in going back to the angst and drama when it's supposed to be over now?
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make rei and nagisa canon
they're obviously gay for eachother
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>>100987684
tumblr pls
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>>100987722

well fucking sorry for wanting some romance in my obviously gay swimming anime
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>>100987766
I hate tumblrite newfags who thinks pandering equals to canon. Watch more anime or get the fuck out of this board.
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>>100987862

He didn't say they are canon? But wants them to be. Not like that's gonna happen anyway.
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>>100988031
>obviously gay for eachother
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>>100988075
You need to take a break if you're upset that somebody on 4chan has shipping opinions.
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>>100987862
What are you talking about? Visit more threads that aren't Free! threads or the homo thread.

For basically every other anime, the threads are full of "Those two characters looked at each other they obviously want to fuck".
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>>100988269
Freefags are very sensitive to the topic of shipping because it's what tumblrshits are known for, and everyone here is trying really hard to pretend they're not from tumblr.
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>not reading free hetero doujins
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>>100989345
How vile
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>>100989022
I thought they were known for their crazy social justice beliefs. Shipping is something basically everyone does to a degree, as long as you don't act like a huge faggot about it I don't see the problem.
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>>100989345
What a slut.
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>>100963708

Holy shit, this doujin.
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>>100981102
Superior taste.
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>>100981777
Was it Utsumi who had the ending in her head for both Makoto and Rei to go to college in Tokyo?

>Small town best boys in the big city adventures
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>>100990171
It was Yokotani, I think.



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