seriously though they obviously put time and effort into this picture and they knowingly added every detail if literally none of this means anything im deleting
HOLY FRICK WAIT A FRACKING MINUTE REI’S LEG IS REALLY NOT-SO-SUBTLY BRUSHING NAGISA’S LEG AND HOLY HOLYYYYYYYYYY OKAY THIS OFFICIAL ART HAS OFFICIALLY DESTROYED ME
FRIENDS DONT LOOK AT FRIENDS LIKE THAT THIS IS NOT FRIENDSHIP THIS IS WAY FUCKING MORE THAN THAT PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU KYOANI CAN WE PLEASE JUST HAVE THIS ITS ALL WE WANT PLEASE
Don't touch the goods Kisumi
"Please pay attention to me, not Yamazaki-senpai!"
Mikoshiba Momotarou || Free! Eternal Summer Ep. 9
Chekhov’s gun: if it’s not essential, don’t include it in the story.
yknow, i’ve seen a lot of posts analyzing haru’s nightmare and rin and haru’s fight from last episode, but im honestly shocked at the lack of attention this scene has.
we’ve been seeing all season that makoto is struggling with what he wants to do when he gets out of high school. he probably never thought he’d be able to make it to the big leagues because his talent wasn’t up there with haru and rin’s. he’s jealous of rin because he could never ignite that spark in haru that rin can when they swim. haru is constantly being targeted by scouts. makoto probably feels like he’s being left behind.
but right here. this is the first time makoto is being told that his talent is worth something. even if he has decided on what he wants to do after graduation (i.e., studying in tokyo, working at the iwatobi swim club, etc.), this is the only time makoto has heard he has the potential to keep swimming. and it’s not from his best friend or his teammates or his teachers - it’s from rin.
obviously rin’s goal is to swim professionally and make it to the olympics. but up to this point makoto had assumed he was only interested in whether or not haru was taking his future into consideration. rin is also worried about makoto. not many people remember that makoto and rin are very close friends because they don’t have the same bond with each other that they both have with haru. but all season rin has been worrying about them both and rin wants them both to consider swimming professionally, not just for their future’s sake, but so he can continue swimming with his friends.