sunsunnywink:

azayaction.

Tags: I approve

An interesting trivia pointed out by one of my friends who deals with many things Japanese and happens to be a Free! fan, is that it’s actually not the norm for Japanese citizens to own passports. Most of them do not, in fact, and there is even less likelihood of people who live in far-flung prefectures like Iwami (where Iwatobi is based on) owning passports.(Rin of course has one because of canon story that he went to/came back from Australia).

But if you think about it some, Haru’s parents are never home because they travel out for their work. Also the passport Haru holds still has a photo of him as a kid. So it is quite logically plausible to infer that his parents may have gotten the passport made for him when he was very young (to travel with them, or just in case maybe?)… but this also infers that Haru hasn’t travelled out of the country since forever… because usually the immigration guy start looking at you sideways and ask you to change your passport after you hit a certain age. He would have been asked to change that passport out long ago if he had at least used it once in a while (I speak from experience on that one).

I’d like to think that Kyoani actually gave the passport thing some actual serious thought.

paradigmation:

"kyoani you can’t fool me"
by a sydney citizen
(pls read the captions for added humour)

part 1 | part 2

水と海繋がるの世界なんか最高の景色。。。

You know, I think just about everyone is thinking the ending of Free! would be that Haru joins Rin in Australia (and maybe train under the same coach). It certainly feels like that’s the direction Kyoani wants to take, kind of? But I don’t know, I kind of think it’s a little too straightforward and predictable, and I certainly think Kyoani has what it takes to do better.

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Personally, my most ideal romantic setting for an ending would go something like this:

All the boys end up going different paths / different places in pursuit of the dreams that they have found (Yes, Haru discovers he wants to swim, but his dream may be similar to Rin’s but not the same). But now they understand their relationship better, and every time all of them pass by an ocean/sea, they would feel the same calmness and smile knowingly, aware that they are all connected by the water and swimming together no matter how far apart they are… … and look forward to the summer where all of them would meet back at Iwatobi with their dreams in tow, where their 最高の仲間 will be waiting….

…or something like that.

While I don’t think I would mind any ending because they all look set to be happy ones, to truly have this series enter my top 10 I would need an ending where I can’t cry hard enough.

p.s: Omake but meanwhile Rei and Nagisa get new members in the Swim Club! I don’t see them going separate ways after graduation because Nagisa will stalk Rei till the ends of the earth even if it means studying really hard to get into the same University as Rei. Yup. :D

Free! Sydney appreciation post

aka. the “can we take a moment off screencapping Haru and Rin sharing a bed long enough to squee about non-fictional places appearing in fictional anime” post

p.s: Okay Free! fans from Sydney or Australia, does anyone know which hotel Rin & Haru were staying in? I’m curious as to if all hotels/motels there uses such interesting keys! It’s overlooking the Sydney bridge but that’s not really a lot to go on. 

goodsmilecompanyus:

Nendoroid Hinata Shōyō from Haikyu is coming soon!
-Mamitan <3

If there’s a Hinata a Kageyama won’t be far behind, Oosu!

goodsmilecompanyus:

Nendoroid Hinata Shōyō from Haikyu is coming soon!

-Mamitan <3

If there’s a Hinata a Kageyama won’t be far behind, Oosu!

dust-i1:

いただきます(黄笠) ナイフとフォークすき 先輩は箸のが似合うけど

dust-i1:

いただきます(黄笠)
ナイフとフォークすき 先輩は箸のが似合うけど

(via cozynoon)

darkmoonfall:

This will never not be funny

darkmoonfall:

This will never not be funny

(via synnesstra)

水曜日

So it only took me, like, two whole seasons of Free! to realise they like to screen it on Wednesday night because in Kanji Wednesday is literally “water” day…. (sure, it could be just a coincidence, but nah…)