異郷のスイムオフ – A Swim-off in a Foreign Land!
Two guys, one bed. Oh dear…
KyoAni is really laying it on thick with the bromance. When I picked up this season of Free!, I was hoping for a different kind of fanservice. Instead, I get the kind of fanservice that calls for two guys sharing a bed. Ah, sighs… Yes, the hotel scene was the highlight of this episode, proving that this was a frustratingly dull episode because other than that there really wasn’t much to laugh about. It was so dull that I can’t even bring myself to swoon over the Australian national swimmers. That blond swimmer had really pretty hair though~ anyway, the good thing is that Haru is finally out of his slump (wow, that smile was so bright and genuine it was blinding), having found IT. That’s right, IT…
Having watched this episode, we now know how and why Rin managed to convince Haru to go with him to Australia. Turns out, it was because Haru was sulking about his fight with Mako. According to Haru, it was his first fight with Mako, and he was evidently at quite a loss. There there swishy, I am sure captain will forgive you. Like what Rin said, it is just one little fight. There is no point getting upset over it. He and Sousuke fight all the time! Golly, soooo many things that I can make fun of. But seeing as Haru is finally happier and he and Rin have made up, I shall spare the boys for this episode’s review.
There was a whole lot of English in this episode, and it took a lot not to cringe. Not at Mamoru’s or Shimazaki’s English, but the other people’s. It just felt out of place, despite the fact that they were in Australia. The good thing is, it looks like the pair are set to return to Japan in next week’s episode (probably nationals?) and I am looking forward to Haru’s reunion with the Iwatobi swim team. His moodiness has dragged this series down for far too many episodes, so here’s hoping the last episode ends on a positive note.
Muscle-scope. First sign of muscles: 18 minutes 35 seconds (just one more episode of this.. thank goodness).
Till the next water time~