Free! Episode 6

Eva

My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, this was a great episode. I feel that people may hate the fact that Makoto’s fear was so relatively simple, but I see it like a fear of nature. I mean, the fisherman was his friend, and he was cruelly taken away by the ocean. The ocean may seem pretty and nice, but in life, it’s still a deadly force to be reckoned with. And Makoto sees that no matter how experienced he is, it really doesn’t match up to mother nature.

    On another note, the first 8 minutes…just what is KyoAni thinking? I know it’s to highlight the bond between Makoto and Haruka, but still…I can only imagine the fanfiction and fanart that will come from those lines. We seen this before, in Hyouka, but this just makes me wonder about KyoAni’s thinking. Sorry if this sounds really odd, but this was my first impression of the scene. I like your analysis of the situation.

    • Eva says:

      LOLZ During that SO-CLOSE-TO-PERFORMING-CPR scene, while I knew it was realistic (especially seeing how absolutely TERRIFIED Haru was for Makoto’s life) I just knew that a thousand fangirls would be dying from blood loss if they had actually went along with it. XD

      • Anonymous says:

        yeah. thinking about it, it’s really not cool to make fun of a potential CPR situation. I’d like to think that all the swimmers on the show are forced to take CPR lessons for emergencies like this.

  2. neetchama says:

    This episode seemed a lot weaker than the usual comedic episodes, mostly because I didn’t care much about Mako’s trauma, though it wasn’t overplayed Mari Okada-style so I’m grateful :-D
    Though some parts were REALLY poorly written IMO (maybe it’s just the CR translation) but when Rei told Nagisa Mako looked different from his usual self WHILE HE WAS DROWNING… like wtf bro how can he be smiling while drowning?! Also, I ship Makoharu moments in this episode, especially the one when Mako said that he wanted to swim with everyone, that just didn’t come off right…?

    Sorry for the opinions hahaha. I guess I just don’t enjoy this brand of drama very much :-/ love the comedy though but this week wasn’t that good.

    • Eva says:

      //Though some parts were REALLY poorly written IMO (maybe it’s just the CR translation) but when Rei told Nagisa Mako looked different from his usual self WHILE HE WAS DROWNING… like wtf bro how can he be smiling while drowning?! //

      Yeah I get what you mean by that and agree. It definitely could have been the subs since CR isn’t exactly always the best, but at the same time we could interpret it as Rei having always believed Makoto was a courageous guy who wasn’t afraid of anything, so seeing him freeze up threw him off.
      And yes, I too felt that despite the drama this episode was definitely a lot weaker than the others we’ve seen.

      *PATPAT* It’s fine to have different opinions, I’m not going to bite you for that hahaha!