Crushing on someone out of your league like

I think the problem I had with the episode was just that Haru’s conflict seemed too easily resolved, and everything felt just a bit too rushed.

I loved all the back story with Rin and how it showed what his time was like while studying abroad. Meeting his host family was such a big plus because this anime is really lacking in the adult department. I mean, we’ve never even got to see Rin’s real parents other than his dad as a kid.

I really loved all that, but this episode was supposed to be more about Haru than Rin. I know a lot of Rin’s backstory probably contributed to Haru’s final epiphany, but I feel like they should have focused more on Haru’s struggles.

Haru stopping during his race at regionals was never really discussed and no one seemed to ever ask what that was all about and why Haru did it. It’s like no one knows that Haru stopped because he felt extremely pressured by everyone and even the water was holding him back.

I feel like after all that happened, it should have taken Haru a lot longer to figure himself out. All he did was just see the Olympic pool. I get that he probably had misconceptions and when he was finally there, it all felt completely different than he thought it would. I get that, but that end scene would have been more powerful if it had not felt so rushed.

Haru just had such a big struggle before that and him suddenly realizing his dream or whatever kinda invalidated all the previous episodes like they didn’t really matter, that everything he went through wasn’t a big deal even though it was.

I’m happy that Rin never tried to force him to do something, that he just wanted to show him what the Olympic pool was really like and not make him go pro for all the wrong reasons. I love that Haru seemed happy and that he chose this all for himself, but I just wish it would have been over the span of two episodes instead of one, and that everything wasn’t just solved super easily.

homura-seragayki:

I’M SORRY

"What's the purpose of your visit?"

Haru and English part 1

swimclubboys:

G

allthethingsyaoi:

Older Nagisa makes his appearance in episode 12

» I know this will probs never happen….

ap0ca-lipstyx:

But what I wouldn’t give to have one more season of Free! With Nagisa, Rei, and Gou running the Swim Club……3rd year team captain Nagisa tho :3

shotas:

i had to get this out my system i tried so Hard to not draw anything until a translation was out but i have no self-control when it comes to makoharu THE SNOW TRACK WAS SO CUTE……

ALSO THOSE ARE NOT THE NOISES YOU MAKE WHEN YOUR BOYFRIEND IS FORCING HIS JACKET ON YOU OKAY