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Old 2013-07-05, 13:30   Link #581
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I think everyone should probably calm down and relax, and before jumping to too many conclusions and assumptions about each other or the show, realize that there has been 1 episode aired.
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Old 2013-07-05, 13:37   Link #582
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I don't think there's any surprise from critics in what Free turned out to be. Guardian Enzo pretty much said it himself:

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There's nothing wrong with a show that's transparently a service series for fujoshi, if that's what Feee! turns out to be - otaku have had hundreds of them, so they have no call to complain now. There could be more here - maybe one or more of the characters will emerge as really interesting (or like KtB, it'll be the 5th lead who brings a new spark of life to the series) or the story or comedic aspects will find another gear, and Free! will reveal some hidden depths that weren't apparent in the premiere.
As for myself, I agree with Triple_R in that this turned out to be better than expected. But only because I had really low expectations and thought this would be as bad as Kimi to Boku which I dropped 30 seconds into the second episode. I can see certain similar problems with Makoto and Nagisa but Haruka and Rin are totally in the safe zone. It's easy to talk about the shallow fanservice and it's true that it does seem to be the main focus but I can foresee real substance within their relationship already (No innuendos please).
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:03   Link #583
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and so it begins....
Spoiler for genderbent:
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:18   Link #584
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and so it begins....
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Well that didn't take long at all did it?...
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:19   Link #585
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I don't know what you guys are talking about. There was genderbent versions of these characters after the first CM aired.
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:20   Link #586
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Well that didn't take long at all did it?...
I guess the good news is that they don't even need to be renamed.

Haruka, Nagisa, and Rin all make me think "female characters". Key characters to be precise, lol

I've seen Makoto used a lot for both genders.
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:21   Link #587
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They should have given Gou a gruff voice like Dr. Girlfriend from Venture Brothers just to really screw around with people's minds.

ADD] Imagine if Gou was voiced by Wakamoto Norio...

Natch.
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:25   Link #588
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I don't know what you guys are talking about. There was genderbent versions of these characters after the first CM aired.
Really got a link? I didn't see it.
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:26   Link #589
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:33   Link #590
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OTP = Haruka x Pool.
His life is clearly incomplete without Pool, and he drops his pants at the very sight of Pool, so...
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:33   Link #591
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Really got a link? I didn't see it.
I didn't save it but it was on Tumblr. In fact I am sure someone posted it either early on this thread or one of the many other Kyoani threads related to this topic.
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Old 2013-07-05, 14:54   Link #592
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Oh my gawd! What is this?!
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Old 2013-07-05, 15:06   Link #593
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Old 2013-07-05, 15:21   Link #594
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Should've had Romi park voice Gou.
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Old 2013-07-05, 16:20   Link #595
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Old 2013-07-05, 16:49   Link #596
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What about the teacher? I find the lack of art for the female teacher whose name I forgot a grave injustice
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Old 2013-07-05, 19:40   Link #597
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Were some people actually expecting this to be The Legend of the Galactic Swimmers?
Nope. I expected Cowboy Bebop with skin tight speedos.

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Oh my gawd! What is this?!
Dear lord.... FUND IT.
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Old 2013-07-05, 20:26   Link #598
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I've seen genderbent pics of the cast before.....though that one a thread back is new.

And Girl Haruka reminds me of someone....

Anyway, I'm amused by the fact that the ones who were crying over this show are now 'OH MY GERD ITS ACTUALLY FUNNY!'
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Old 2013-07-05, 20:59   Link #599
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whatevs... i'm just going to sort through pixiv once a week and post what i like. haha
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Old 2013-07-05, 23:39   Link #600
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Okay this argument is getting silly. For one I know from both Enzo and Reckoner's posts on other threads that they don't think guys should only act by a set perimeter of masculinity.

I have a lot of issues with many of what male anime fans have said about Free!, Fujoshi, and women shows in general. I never felt anything sexist from any of Enzo's and Reckoner's comments. I think this is really just an issue of miscommunication.

However I disagree with them that the characters act like middle school girls or like any girls I know. Do I think they are realistic portrayals of guys? Well no I absolutely don't.
I think it is foolish to expect anime characters expect realistically; in fact I never really understood the concept of anime and realism. I feel that leads to fantasy and sci-fi getting bashed by the unimaginative.

And yes, it is pretty stupid to complain about fanservice of male characters, when it's perfectly ok to start thinking of where to find doujin of female characters. Though I think some may think that the treatment of characters of either gender as a piece of meat to be offense, in respect of anime characters that resemble people.

So there's the feeling that these guys are just females moved to male characters by moving stereotypical traits over. I don't necessarily think that inherently is a bad thing; certainly there are a bunch of interesting tangents. I just doubt the show would go that way but they could.
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The guys in Free! are meant to appeal to female fantasies. I am not necessarily saying they are my fantasies lol but just like the girls in KON! (the oft cited example in this thread) appeal to male fantasies, it is the same for the guys in Free! And yes many of the same tropes appeal to both genders.
And those tropes, regardless of gender are the opposite of fantasy of me. Pretty sure I would kill myself if that were reality.
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