8 hours ago
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Cat is very happy to see his owner after being 3 days alone.

"i demand to be loved"

8 hours ago



its so ridiculous when a fandom cant accept the fact that a character died so they come up with the weirdest theories about how they could still be alive and most of the time they make literally no sense canonically

I’m pretty sure the word you are looking for is JeanMarco

8 hours ago
tagged: free!, character songs, yamazaki sousuke,
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Translated Sousuke’s Character CD songs (aka love songs for Rin)
For “The Last Race Towards Tomorrow” click here

Just Wanna Know

The reason that motivates you is reflected in your eyes.
In the middle of this everlasting road,
Hope bursts through the world that was closed off for me.

Please tell me what you see,
Let’s return to the same summer
Just wanna know the reason,
With the relay that connects us.

There are many feelings that I still do not understand
I hid my surprised face at that time.
Without caring about your surroundings,
Seeing the backside of you as you ran forward,
I wonder what kind of feelings I swallowed at that time?

We never interfered with each other’s thoughts,
Since it wasn’t an option for us (that’s what we did, right?)

The reason that motivates you is reflected in your eyes. 
It’s always clear, isn’t it?

I wanted to understand someday,
What the meaning of being a “true friend” meant.
In the moment that could only exist at that place,
When those guys were able to show you the “sight”
I wonder how much of your heart was saved that day?

The emptiness in me was answered,
Even if it was a small one, it was still a new dream.
A bond that should have been enough for me
For some reason I feel like there’s still something more.

Then is different than now,
I want to find something as I propel straight through the water
I want to head towards that light,
No matter how many meters it is, to dive in.

Just wanna know the reason,
You were able to teach me with the relay that connects us.
The reason that motivates you is reflected in your eyes. 
In the middle of this everlasting road,
Hope bursts through the world that was closed off for me.

Please tell me what you see,
It’s definitely the same sight,
The summer that is reflected in your eyes.

Notes: I tried to make the translations as close to the poetic rhythm and prose of the original Japanese, so I hope you enjoy the nuances *cough subliminal love messages to Rin* (´∀`)

8 hours ago
tagged: free!, character songs, yamazaki sousuke,
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Translated Sousuke’s Character CD songs (aka love songs for Rin)
For “Just Wanna Know” click here

The Last Race Towards Tomorrow

The two of us who continued swimming,
Someday we would be able to find a future
Where we are both laughing
I was able to meet the person who shared the same dream as me
With one more dive.

Even if I chose a different course,
The place where we both reach for is the same, right?

You wanted to show your strength and at that time,
I truly believed you without a doubt.

For this last summer,
I want to empty out the thoughts that
I hope will come true once more.

The two of us who continue swimming,
We are able to laugh and stand side by side
With each other in the present.
I want to hold up my broken dream to you.

For instance, even if you ask me an impossible request,
I know there’s a sight that I just can’t give up on.

I will go on forward with no regrets,
Towards the eternal summer with this best race.

A presence that is like my other half,
While competing with each other, we look forward.

I realized how important you were after we separated,
The regret I felt because I couldn’t be near you.

But this time, on this team with you, I want to truly be your close friend.

Even if we choose different paths ahead of us,
And even if we will never stand on the same platform,
I will always cheer you on towards a tomorrow that you embody.

With the obstacles in front of me,
Along with the pain, everything—
You taught me that I am no longer alone in this.

We understand each other more than we did before.

Even on the day that I have to see you off towards your future,
I know that we can overcome this with the power that we hold.

It’ll definitely be the best summer

The two of us who continued swimming,
Laughing and standing side by side with each other in the present,

I want to hold up my broken dream to you.

For instance, even if you ask me an impossible request,
I know there’s a sight that I just can’t give up on.

I will go on forward with no regrets, 
Towards the eternal summer with this unforgettable last race.


8 hours ago
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8 hours ago
tagged: free!, official,
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[Free! ES Radio CD 1 Summary by damenin]:

”- someone sends an e-mail about Free! ES 03 where Nagisa stops Rei from leaving at Haru’s house and the sender says she was excited because it only looked to her as a girlfriend telling her boyfriend in a sweet atmosphere “No, I don’t wanna break up!”. Nobunaga reads that in a falsetto voice and Hirarin makes him say it again. He does and is given the OK and Wing and Hirarin say it was cute. 
Tsubasa says he did think he looks like a girlfriend when he watched the anime on TV but at the recording he didn’t think anything because he was acting Nagisa and tried to express his feelings. He saw it after and thought they do look like a couple and Nagi’s even grabing his sleeve.
And Nobunaga concludes it saying they got close enough so they naturally look like a couple. [Iwachan ES Radio CD 1 ~03:20]”


Finally was able to read the SouRin interview from the Volume 2 DVD (thank you for finding the scan, godatekou!) SOUSUKE IS SO CUTE IN THIS GAH!

Character Interview Vol. 2
Rin X Sousuke

Today from the Samezuka Academy we have Rin Matsuoka and Sousuke Yamazaki-kun joining us.

Rin: Thank you for having us here.
Sousuke: Glad to be here.

All right then, first please introduce yourselves.

Rin: I’m Rin Matsuoka, a third year at Samezuka Academy and also captain of the swim team.
Sousuke: I’m Sousuke Yamazaki, same as Rin, 3rd year, swim team.
Rin: …..Wasn’t that bit too brief…?
Sousuke: Is there anything else I need to introduce?

…Okay then first, please tell us how the two of you met!

Rin: When we were in Elementary School we ended up in the same class so I took an interest in him I guess…
Sousuke: Also our houses were very close so we thought we would be able to play together as well
Rin: That’s right. The fact that we were in the same swimming club also played a large role.

Sousuke-kun transferred from a high school in Tokyo right?

Sousuke: Yup.
Rin: Yeah, this guy right here didn’t even tell me he was coming.
Sousuke: Sooner or later we’d still meet at the school, so I didn’t feel the need to tell you.
Rin: Well…I guess that’s very…you…

Moving on, we’d like to introduce a theme to talk about for the two of you.

Rin: A…theme? I have a bad feeling about this…

Think of it as a free talk— stuff related to the theme, so we’re preparing it right now.

Sousuke: Did the other guys have to do this too?

Yes, of course!

Rin: If that’s the case then I guess we just gotta do it…
Sousuke: Okay, what’s the theme then?

The theme for you two is “What would you be doing if you were not part of the Swim Team…?”

Sousuke: What the. That’s a totally normal theme…
Rin: It’s okay. Normal is good.

So then, would you be doing something sports-related instead of swimming?

Rin: I’ve never thought about it…
Sousuke: Rin would be good at soccer, wouldn’t you? You’re pretty good at it…
Rin: I wouldn’t say I’m good at it, but I’d definitely choose it over something like baseball or whatever.
Sousuke: Rin is good at sports that involve using his feet.
Rin: Seems like rugby would fit Sousuke pretty well
Sousuke: Are you implying that my body is too big?
Rin: Well, you’d have a lot of power. Besides, you’re not really good at details so something with a bunch of rules would be impossible for you.
Sousuke: Shaddap~
Rin: Haha~
Sousuke: Rin skateboards sometimes though.
Rin: Ah, yes but would you even call that sports? Anyway, what WOULD you do?
Sousuke: I’d do whatever you’re doing ‘cause anything else would be too troublesome.
Rin: Hey, answer properly! Don’t just ignore the interview! But then again…
Sousuke: Yeah you’re right…
Rin & Sousuke (at the same time): I haven’t really thought of anything besides swimming…

So then if you didn’t do sports, what would you do?

Sousuke: What about music? Rin has a lot of CDs.
Rin: Yeah, I often listen to music overseas [a/n: mostly refers to American bands, singers, etc.]. I listened to a lot of foreign music when I started out studying English. Although I like listening to music I don’t think I’d be able to play an instrument.
Sousuke: Then why don’t you be the vocals?
Rin: Hm…but it’s kinda difficult. Hey, why am I the only one answering? What about your answers? Instruments…what would you play?
Sousuke: Ah well…having to move about with the instruments is kind of well…
Rin: Then how about drums? It actually fits you!
Sousuke: Well, I have played the arcade version of it before but…
Rin: Hey show me next time! Seems pretty interesting!
Sousuke: Okay sure, but my score isn’t really that great though…

Do you think you would both be able to perform well (with music?)

Rin: Probably average
Sousuke: Same.
Rin: Liar
Sousuke: ……maybe lower than average
Rin: Yeah music is pretty much impossible for me.
Sousuke: Yup.

(laughs) Thank you very much. Since you’re still here, we would like to talk about your kouhais, Aiichiro Nitori and Momotaro Mikoshiba.

Rin: Actually, Ai’s specialty used to be free, but because he wanted to be in the medley, he decided to swim breast stroke and tried really hard to do so. He really tried his best!
Sousuke: Even though his time is still not that great, I’m sure he has the drive to push forward.
Rin: As for Momo he’s kind of inconsistent but…
Sousuke: He has his good times and bad times I guess…
Rin: Yeah, but when he puts his effort he is really strong but sometimes during practice it just doesn’t show, having him have an entry into matches is kind of a gamble sometimes.
Sousuke: Well, if you put it that way, you should be in charge of watching him, Mr. Captain.
Rin: Hey, shut up. Well, even though the two are complete opposites, after they started rooming together they for some reason make a good combination.
Sousuke: Yesterday when I checked out their room it was ridiculously messy.
Rin: UGH! THOSE TWO!!!!!

What do you think of Nitori-kun and Momotarou-kun?

Rin: Kouhais that are a handful!
Sousuke: They’re definitely a noisy bunch.
Rin: Yeah but you don’t know what they could be capable of from here on out. I look forward to it.
Sousuke: Yeah, that’s right.

So then, what do you think of the Iwatobi Swim Club?

Rin: They’re my friends but also rivals I guess. Truthfully, we help each other do our best.
Sousuke: I don’t really plan to accustom myself with them, but if they help bring out a good swim, then I guess that’s all right.
Rin: Yeah, that’s right!

Do you have a message for the Iwatobi Swim Club?

Rin: Let’s meet up at the next match!
Sousuke: Well, do your best I guess…

Thank you for the cool message. Let’s hear some messages for Nitori-kun and Momotarou-kun. Let’s start with Ai.

Rin: Ai, you have a very earnest attitude and that’s your strong point. Have more confidence in yourself. And for god’s sake clean up after yourself!
Sousuke: I don’t really have anything I want to say since we see each other everyday at swim practice but…look after your own condition while you swim!

Thank you very much. Next, how about a message for Momotarou-kun?

Rin: Momo, I know you have something special, so I hope you can use it to your advantage. Also, don’t always throw weird stuff away. And also…uh…..don’t get too close to Gou.
Sousuke: Oh? You’re worried about that?
Rin: Shut up! Anyway, get rid of your inconsistency and swim with just your tension!
Sousuke: If your swimming has inconsistency, it means that you’re not concentrated enough. First calm down and then do as you remember.
Rin: Hahaha, that’s kind of harsh…
Sousuke: They’re just honest words.
Rin: Well…anyway, I look forward to working with the two of you! Let’s do the best we can together!

Thank you very much. Lastly, please give a message to those who are reading this interview!

Rin: That’s right…from here on out I want to work my best by making my dream as well as making the best swim team possible come true. Since summer just started, I want to train and practice harder than ever without holding back. If what we do is able to resound in even one person, I’d be really happy. Sorry if this interview got kind of boring, but I look forward to your continued support from here on out!
Sousuke: Me too. Right now it’s just swimming. Although there’s a lot of stuff I still want to seize, for now in this place and time, I’ll do whatever I can. That’s all I have.

You guys both seem very determined!

Rin: Well, I guess huh.
Sousuke: Yeah, I guess so.

Thank you very much!

Pic 1:
The climax of the rock paper scissors match!

Sousuke: The top bunk is so tedious.
Rin: Yeah I feel the same way.

The result—

Rin: All right, I win! Sousuke’s really bad at rock paper scissors.
Sousuke: Shut up. I lose on purpose, you know!
Rin: Liar (laughs)

Pic 2:
What happened to Momotarou-kun after he ate that cookie?

Rin: He started crying but that’s a different story.
Sousuke: Isn’t it because you didn’t tell him the reason…?
Rin: No that’s not it! He just mistaken it on his own!
Sousuke: Why don’t you ask Gou to make some cookies next time for him?
Rin: You’re such a softy.
Sousuke: Better than having someone crying in their own room.
Rin: Shut up…that was…
Sousuke: Please excuse me for that then.

Pic 3:
Gou-san checked everyone’s lunch boxes at Iwatobi High School

Sousuke: That seems pretty harsh…
Rin: I guess if she’s concerned then she’s just that kind of concerned type…
Sousuke: Does Gou even know what nutritional balance really is?
Rin: Do you think she would?
Sousuke: Not at all…

Maybe it’s something like Momotarou-kun’s interest in finding stag beetles…?

Rin: In that case, he’s just like an elementary school kid.
Sousuke: Yeah, an elementary school kid. Why don’t you go with him next time and gather some stag beetles.
Rin (in english): No thank you!

I am SO HAPPY we finally get canon confirmation that:
1) Sousuke purposely loses at rock paper scissors
2) Rin skateboards now and then
3) Sousuke is so socially awkward with everyone besides Rin lol. His answers were basically copies of what Rin said.

Also, Sousuke saying he would do whatever Rin would be doing if they weren’t swimming breaks my heart boy is too in love


8 hours ago

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8 hours ago
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I was not fucking ready

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8 hours ago
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8 hours ago
tagged: fave,



she don’t even care bout that war no more… she ready

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10 hours ago
tagged: ~,


An AWESOME photo I haven’t seen before :D

with Ripley and the Alien queen


Better quality images of Side A and Side B cards from Free! Eternal Summer DVD/BR Volume 3 :D Image is from Amazon Japan.


11 hours ago
tagged: free!, matsuoka rin,

Little Rin ! (。◕‿◕。)

(Source: suzuuyah)

11 hours ago



evangelion live action confirmed

glad to see they’re including his Lance of Longinus. Accuracy is v. important to me, after all.