kagehina month: no.6 au
Everyone is talking about all the cool scenes and symbolism and stuff like that in the new free! epidode but why is there so little discussion on how haru didn’t bring his swimsuit??
Every single time during this whole anime haru has had his swimsuit on him under his clothes and now he didn’t. He actually put on underwear instead of a swimsuit. That, my friends, is very important.
The next morning.
(Otherwise known as the scene that was suspiciously absent from episode 12.)
[ PASSIONATELY SINGS A SONG IN A LANGUAGE I DON’T UNDERSTAND]
I love the fact that Rin used to talk about Haru to every fucking person he knew… his family, his friends, people in Australia… It’s like he was going around saying “Hi, I’m Rin, nice to meet you! Did I mention this one guy…”
*knock* *knock* Excuse me sir Do you have time to talk about our Lord and Savior, Haruka Nanase?
"I’m glad I met you.”
A book fell somewhere with a soft whump.
Everyone is freaking out about how ‘sudden’ Haru’s change of heart is and I think they’re failing to realize something pretty important. Haru swimming professionally is something that’s been discussed since the beginning of the season, so its obviously something he was…
some people have their shipping goggles strapped on so tightly they forget to take a break, take them off, and realize nothing’s canon. shipping’s fun and I enjoy it immensely, but it shouldn’t come to the point where people start to legitimately hate each other or make snide comments about the “rival pairing.” Rival pairing? What, like Haruka or Rin are prizes to be fought over?
As for the plot-related hate, sure. I get it. People are unhappy with it and I can see why. But I also see it as Haruka’s happy — he found what he thought he never could, he’s motivated and has hope, a future. Regardless of what your opinion of the matter is, however relevant and sound it is, KyoAni’s word is final and Haru deciding to go pro (or whatever it is they’re hinting at) is canon.