So, just finished watching both seasons of Free…I don’t get the hype. It was okay, but there are other better sports anime out there.
Maybe it’s just me. I do have a huge dislike for main characters, who are bland, lack personality, and are completely stagnant. All the other characters end up looking so much better compared to them and I get annoyed when the so-called main character is on screen.
I guess you can tell, I do not like Haru. He’s just like Kuroko. Stuck in his comfort zone, and is a hindrance to others. The other more interesting characters end up spending way to much time trying to help these type of characters to either, get a dream, improve their skills, or find motivation(Ryoma).
I probably would have like this more, if it was mainly about Makoto or if Rin was the main character, his story was just so great. At first I thought he was pulling a Sasuke and taking over the show, but then I found I would be completely okay with that. Rin is an interesting character.
Other than that, Free is just, meh. If you like Free, fine. It just wasn’t that great to me.
I will admit though, episode 12 had the best english speaking I have ever heard in an Anime.
This is also the first sports anime that hasn’t influenced me to do the sport.
Dear Boys had me interested in basketball for a while. Whistle got me playing soccer for a bit. Eyeshield 21 got me interested in football to the point I watched the Super Bowl Prince of Tennis got me playing Tennis regularly, and it’s still my preferred sport.
I haven’t gone swimming in years, and not even a tiny spark was lit. Back when Ocean Girl was on Disney, I wanted to swim all the time…
Anyways, I’m trying to stay away from live-action for a while and get back to anime.
Now, that I got this one out of the way. I wonder if I should force myself through Kuroko’s Basketball? I ended up getting frustrated with Kuroko and I don’t like Kagami…so I never made it through the first season…
Ok, so I just recently came across your gif set of Ankh and Eiji wrapping their arms around each other with Deneb in the foreground...Where is that from?!? Seriously, I had thought that I had seen all the episodes and movies with them in it but I can't remember this scene for the life of me