Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
Guys it’s back. The reason I breathe, is back. It takes so much control not to spam my post with jumbled letters in caps, with semi-colons, exclamation marks and ampersands. But I’m excited. There was a buzz at the back of my head while I was watching and my chest felt tight. I really anticipated Free’s return. They really did keep their promise to see us next (this) summer.
*commence tears of joy and gross sobbing*
I like how the tone is still the same as before, but absent the tension present in the first season. Makoto still has to go over to Haru’s house and drag the guy out of the tub and get him to school on time. Haru’s still wearing his apron and frying mackerel. I half-expected him to be cooking salmon this time around. Rei and Nagisa now take the bus with them, and to me that says the friendship has really grown since last year and during their time of preparation to come back to us.
Gou is still a sweetheart and the fangirl mascot of the century; her reactions are still priceless each time she gets a good dosage of biceps, triceps and flawless abs. Haru’s still stripping whenever he gets near an adequate swimming source. You hear the buckle and zipper both coming loose,then see the dramatic fling of clothes. That’s Haru for you.
He and Rin are back to being friends and having those awesome, bromantic moments. It’s kind of hard believing that Haru was such a cunt in the first season. But if that didn’t happen, we wouldn’t see this great transition and growth in the first place. He still has some issues and tissues, but for valid reasons.
After graduation graduation from high school, I guess most times hardly anyone has a clear-cut idea of what they ant to do and pursue later in life. It’s like facing a rod with many paths but staying where you are because you don’t ant to – or care to- know where path might end up taking you.
Rin still holds firm to his dream of being an Olympic swimmer.; while Haru and Makoto don’t have the first clue what they want to do. And Rin is bothered by it. Maybe that’s because he doesn’t want to leave them behind and would like to see them pursue something – even if it’s not swimming.
After they had that short discussion, it left an impression on both Haru and Makoto because now they have something to seriously think about. Their future.
The new guy, Sousuke. I’m a bit suspicious of hm. I don’t know whether to trust him as the good guy…or pin him as the bad guy. If he was the one lurking while Haru’s former coach gave the guys a first swim in the pool in his new swim club, then he’s the bad guy!
It seems Rin knows him though, Sousuke had a familiar-looking smirk on his face when the two exchanged glances.
And besides every other little thing that happened in this episode; like Rin becoming the new captain of his swimming team and the Iwatobi swimming club coming up on a hard time finding new members, I enjoyed the first episode. It’s really refreshing having Free! back. I really like the new OP for this season and while the ED doesn’t make me want to dance like the first did, I like how it’s like a crystal ball into the guys’ future careers.
I can totally see Rei becoming a scientist and I can ACTUALLY see Haru becoming a chef.
Rin being a police officer, not so much. He’s got that aggressive personality to play the bad cop though. Otherwise I don’t mind him being a cop because….y’know.
I’M JUST SO HAPPY IT’S BACK!!!