Quite a bit of Free! ES seems to be dedicated to making sure we understand that Rin is sex on legs.
Um guys. I had to fight through my Nagisa feels, but doesn’t this
Remind you of this?
Because I don’t know if it’s just me. But if it isn’t just me (and the only reason I’m bringing this up is because Kyoani delivered an example of how careful they are with wording parallels just an episode ago), Nagisa’s wording is kind of very important.
Why did Nagisa’s world go dark at the thought of not swimming with Iwatobi again? Because
So that says a lot about why Haru’s world went dark at the thought of not swimming with Rin again.
Not like it isn’t obvious that swimming with Rin makes Haru happy. But still.
I don’t mean to offend any RinHaru shipper, if anything because RinHaru is still my #1 Free! OTP, has been and probably will always be, but can we please stop getting pissed in the RinHaru tag at the lack of interaction between Rin and Haru in this week’s episode…
When we finally got interaction between characters that hardly, or very poorly, interacted before?
Like, can we please take off shipping goggles for a second to appreciate that KyoAni is finally fixing one of the major problems we had in season one
"I’ve been holding a lot back for a long time! I was never able to say everything I wanted to! I’ve always done what you’ve told me to! And I’ve never enjoyed any of it! But that’s because I was weak. I’ve just kept running away from facing you, Mom and Dad… Because I’d given up before I even tried! That’s why I don’t want to run away anymore! Haru-chan, Mako-chan, and Rei-chan. I want to swim with my friends!”
Is that not enough? You promised you’d give me anything I asked for! Rin!