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Free! Eternal Summer 27 November 2014

2014, 13 episodes: AniDB, sequel to Free! (2013).

High school sports club anime: the sport in this instance is swimming.

Unlike the K-On sequel series, this one sticks to its premise: the principals (and indeed their rivals) have various difficulties to be overcome with the power of friendship, but they're all related in some way to their swimming careers.

As with the previous season, this really has very little to say apart from "look at the impossibly athletic young men" and "friendship conquers all". It teases the audience with lots of significant blushing and emotional dependency. (There are a couple of female characters, but they're even more in the background than they were last time.) Vaguely fun, inoffensive, but I can't recommend it unless you're pretty bored, or utterly fascinated by competitive swimming. As with most sports anime there is a template which allows for no deviation, and it's the few sections that couldn't just as easily have been about running that I most enjoyed.

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