Free!: Eternal Summer (DVD/BluRay) Review
Not so much?
All good things must come to an end. The members of the Iwatobi Swim Club must face that fact that their futures are looming before them. Though you rarely see any of the characters actually going to high school, the fact that high school is coming to an end means a lot will be changing […]
All good things must come to an end.
The members of the Iwatobi Swim Club must face that fact that their futures are looming before them. Though you rarely see any of the characters actually going to high school, the fact that high school is coming to an end means a lot will be changing for the carefree swimmers. This brings a deeper element to the show, while still keeping things light and fun for the most part.
For those unfamiliar with the show, Free! is an anime series that follows a group of young swimmers who are absolutely devoted to their sport. If you’re searching for strong, well-developed characters and a thought-provoking story line, you may be a bit disappointed. However, if you are in the market for a beautifully drawn show that is a bit different than you’re used to it, Free! has all that and more.
The overwhelming theme in a show about a male swim team is showing a lot of skin. It is all scantily clad young men, all the time, and a show that features so much exposed flesh certainly has some sexual undertones. They aren’t overwhelmingly obvious though, so Free! is safe enough to watch with a variety of audiences. Eternal Summer is the second season in the popular show, and if viewers are starting with this DVD it will take a few episodes to get a good idea of what is going on and how all of the characters feel about each other, and their teams.
The first episodes have the guys excited about getting back in the pool, and back into competition – with a few surprises in the mix. But as the episodes fly by, things start to get a little more serious. As the end of high school draws near, the guys must figure out who they are, and where they want to go from here – not an easy task for anyone. Though you’ll still see plenty of light-hearted fun, the deeper story elements add a lot of interest to what can often seem like a fluff show. Free!: Eternal Summer is a fun watch that pulls you in and keeps you interested. Fans of the series will enjoy getting to know their favorite characters in a different way, and newcomers will likely find themselves looking up the first season.