The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways.

Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.

First Impression – Yet another masterpiece by KyoAni.


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28 Comments on “Free! Episode 1”

panther13 Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 3:05 am

HolyC Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 3:18 am

This anime is…not bad at all. I don’t think it’s a gay anime.
Of course it has a lot of fanservice aimed at girls but it does not have BL or Yaoi in it, so its not gay at all.
People really need to learn to keep an open mind.
@ Dao / OmnixTSC / KING 47
Completely agree with you guys.

Rh31n Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 3:25 am

Just treat this show as another sport anime. Y’know like slam dunk, giant killing. I pretty much enjoy this show.

RedUnit10 Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 3:44 am

So, yeah, I’m not seeing this “gay” thing people keep going on about. Its just guys swimming, does that make Michael Phelps homosexual? No, I don’t think so.

knightcj701 Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 3:58 am

wasnt bad, nice art and sound, seems aimed at girls, its not my thing but thanks for the upload.

The Dead Immortal Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 3:58 am

Yeah I think I’ll pass. Well, here’s what you gotta understand Dao. Nobody’ll share the same opinion as you, and many of them ain’t saying the guys watching this show are gay. They are saying the show itself seems, well, gay. And I can’t argue with that. This show seems like a sausage fest, and I gave this show a try, and I WILL watch 2 more episodes, but my view still stands. It’s a show made for girls for fuck’s sake, and there is BOUND to have “gay” moments. Like, a guy appearing in only boxers and fucking sprinkles cover the screen. From where I come from, this is called gay. Well, then again, don’t be quick to discard shows. Maybe it’ll form to be kinda good. And you ARE right. Shows having only girls in them can be considered yuri, or, girly, like this show right here is.

Sorry Dao but you gotta show some maturity man. If you diss on other people’s opinion then be aware that wehave as much right to diss on your opinion as well. Don’t type a rant then say “Just my 2 cents.” You seem to forget but most of the people here are bigger than you, thus have passed more time in the anime/manga world than you, and maybe, JUST maybe, know what the fuck they’re talking about when they labeled it “gay”. It actually gives off the feeling of Vampire Knight really, so I wouldn’t really blame them.

Next time, just, just don’t insult people in their own comment sections, saying they’re kinds for giving their honest opinion, then yourself giving your own opinion. Kinda doesn’t make THEM thew kids, y’know?

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:00 am

@SyKoTiNe You need to grow up.

@Ayro And you need to know this is a girl’s anime not your American superhero stuff.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:03 am

@Penance agree.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:10 am

@laurens92 Ever heard of Shoujo anime lol.

epocs Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:11 am

is the operator of this site gay?

why is the gay proponent making edits to other people posts? forcing his personal views?

if your gay, dont take it out on the rest.

its repulsive and repugnant to the overwhelming majority of people on the face of the earth.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:12 am

Go Dao, these children and child-adults/teen can shut up.

The Dead Immortal Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:14 am

^ Dude chill out! Ok this is kinda getting freaky out here. He just didn’t like people calling the anime he liked gay. I think all of us wouldn’t like someone calling the anime WE like gay. Respect his opinion for fuck’s sake. And I don’t think he’s gay cause he liked that crappy anime called Lucky Star, and he apparently loves many female anime characters (don’t we all?).

Oh and, *you’re.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:20 am

@lockheed You mean naked?

@madkracker6969 how is this BL when it’s shoujo? now you make no sense at all. You’re calling a girl’s anime gay then it like saying call you ecchi or whatever the crap you watch lesbian, make any sense to you kid?

Do you see male to male relationship, the summary clearly said they are SWIMMING.

@JaGgEr101ABuDiE you and the one calling this show gay are the otaku, I don’t like time like you. (i don’t like when people generalize everyone that goes on a certain site.)

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:21 am

@The Dead Immortal what are you talking about, I’m supporting Dao sama<3

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:23 am



Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:24 am

@Pedja025 i’m just saying you’re not gay(sound or look,etc) to watch this until this anime is proven to be BL and not Shoujo.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:25 am

@grimlin16433 i don;t know what your definition of “grow up” means but it sure have lots of holes in them like your brain.

buffaa Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:27 am

gonna pass this shit… too gay to watch.. (#,#)

Writer Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:27 am

I heard this anime was ‘free’ :D looks interesting

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:29 am

@KING 47 another good reply<3

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:31 am

@Xxx1tach1xxX and you are soooooooo immature calling a girl’s anime gay, i bet you’re gay.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:33 am

@HolyC yo Holy C where the holy beta<3

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:35 am

@The Dead Immortal where you come from must be America.

If there is Yuri sub tent, then there will be yaoi sub tent too.

Tsukixmaya Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:37 am

@The Dead Immortal Your agreement against dao is so invalid, so just because you are older then him automatically bring you to closer to being right or smarter then him, in fact the guys who call this gay is actually a lot dumber then dao.

Ech0 Chris Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:39 am

Yeah… not bothering with this crap. Why? It’s my personal preference, I’d rather see women than men. Dao can edit this comment to tell me something like “grow up” all he wants, doesn’t change my opinion that it simply isn’t one of my interests.

It’s marketed at young girls (or gay guys) and simply put it’s not for me, therefore I will pass. If it turns out to be good, oh well. It’s just a TV show, not something everyone needs to freak out over.

Dao Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:45 am

@The Dead Immortal I understand where you’re coming from and I totally agree that people should respect other’s opinions. However, you’re completely missing the point of my comment here, calling a show gay is one thing but calling others gay because they watch the show is completely wrong and is definitely not an opinion. I understand gay can be used to express opinions but using it that way sounds kind of immature don’t you think?

Also, I don’t think age or the amount of time you’ve spent watching anime is important in this kind of argument. Yes, the older person might have more knowledge and experiences but it doesn’t automatically mean they’re right nor does it give them the right to completely disregard another persons statement.

As far as opinions are concerned, I don’t believe a guy showing up in boxers is considered gay.

Dao Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:56 am

Anyways, I can’t believe a simple cartoon show would lead to this type of conversation.

To prevent future flaming and disagreements I’m going to be closing off comments. If you have anything else you would like to add or say to me you’re free to message me on the forums.

Meomix Says:
July 4th, 2013 at 4:56 am