- Yokotani Masahiro, Spoon 2di (via fencer-x)
SEPTEMBER IS OVER. LET THE MONTH OF HALLOWEEN BEGIN
OK this is the thing i was talking about earlier!
an excerpt from director utsumi’s interview from otona animedia, where she talks of the different relationships within free!:
And then, in the case of Haruka and Rin, the two, who used to be nakama together in the past, had completely changed by the time they had reunited. And yet, because there exists, at their root, a part of them that is charmed* by the idea of swimming with nakama — in the end, no matter how far apart they are, no matter how much they clash, they end up returning to each other. I am personally fond of relationships between those who are rivals, yet friends, and so I was appealed* by the passionate relationship between these two.
* — i used the terms “appealed” and “charmed” to translate 「魅力を感じる」but it’s really a mix of feeling both those things, plus attraction.
This thing is so much more important now that the series is over.
No matter how far apart they are (Season 2)
No matter how much they clash (Season 1)
They end up returning to each other (BEING DESTINED TO FUCKING BE TOGETHER FOREVER).
I also really like how she describes this returning: 戻ってきてしまうんです
The use of しまう here is particularly important. Used after the て form of a verb, it indicates an inevitable conclusion, like, “Welp, here we are again…we knew this was going to happen, not like it was avoidable”. This is red-string-of-fate-level shit here, people :|