Articles Posted in the " free! " Category

  • Figure Skating & Geekery: A Chat with Skater Austin Borjas-Ewell

    Figure skating and geekery has crossed paths a lot over the years.  Just check out the amazingly geeky skating programs that showed up at the Olympics just last year.  One such skater who blends fandom and skating is the up and coming Austin Borjas-Ewell from San Antonio. Austin has been skating since the age of […]


  • Free 3×12 Review: Dive to the Future!

    “Dive to the Future” is the perfect end to the season, and it ended in true Free! fashion with a lot of laughing, a lot of reinforcing of relationships, and completely leaving you frustrated by cutting out the race you’ve been waiting all season for. But I couldn’t be too upset…because we’re getting more Free! Read our […]


  • Free 3×11 Review: Streamline of Unity!

    Here it is, the penultimate episode of Free! Dive to the Future. “Streamline of Unity!” was a beautiful, charming, happy episode, which is a breath of fresh air after the drama-heavy first half of the season. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • Free 3×10 Review: The Grab Start of Hope!

    “The Grab Start of Hope!” seems to start a lot of new storylines, considering there are only a few episodes left in season 3. From Makoto coming to a decision about his future to the results of Sousuke’s surgery to setting up Haru’s potential Olympic run, there is too much going on for there not […]


  • Free 3×09 Review: Interval in the Evening Calm!

    As the episode title suggests, “Interval in the Evening Calm!” is a bridge between the first part of the season with all the Ikuya drama and the second part of the season with all the competition drama. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • Free 3×08 Review: Metamorphosis of the Soul!

    Two-thirds of the way through the season, we finally resolve the Ikuya drama in “Metamorphosis of the Soul!”. In true Free! fashion, everyone’s problems are solved by swimming with Haru. At this point, I’m starting to think that boy can bring about world peace. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole […]


  • Free 3×07 Review: A Solitary Medley!

    “A Solitary Medley!” gives us a little bit of a break from the angst of the past couple of episodes. There is still some brooding and some moodiness, but it seems like Free! Dive to the Future finally remembered that it’s about swimmers, because here come the collegiate championships. Read our before commenting. Please do not […]


  • Free 3×06 Review: Mermaid of the Abyss!

    “Mermaid of the Abyss!” gives us a little bit of backstory on Hiyori, I’m assuming so that we can understand where he’s coming from with Ikuya and not see him as a terrible person. But I still kind of see him as a terrible person. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content […]


  • Free 3×05 Review: An Ominous Workout!

    We finally spend some time with the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys in “An Ominous Workout!” as the two schools hold a joint training camp. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • Free 3×04 Review: Interference of Loss!

    Because this is an anime and things just can’t happen, the boys are once again kept from reuniting with Ikuya in “Interference of Loss!” – thanks to Hiyori, who intercepts them on campus and ends up challenging them to a race before blaming all of Ikuya’s problems on Haru and then swanning off. Read our […]