I have gathered all of the Tsukiuta icons and made this (there are ones that I left out). Everyone grew up so handsome.
Kokeru (sorry, a lame joke from the anime) Kakeru looks like he hasn’t changed at all. His bangs are shorter but that’s everything. I bet his height hasn’t changet either. (Okay…he might became taller)
Hajime from young charming prince became the king, for sure. Also his hair looks better now.
Koi has changed a lot and became seriously good loking, isn’t he? He is not a little boy with hairpins anymore, he is a man with hairpins now, I suppose, that’s sad, because he is the youngest among the boys.
As for Haru, he looks more handsome and serious, just like megane-san who is alwas with him.
Arata looked like an impudient but handsome brat, but now he looks like a Casanova.
Aoi from the cute neighbor boy became the prince charming in white horse. Okay he hasn’t got a horse but still… he looks much like much better just like everyone else, so nice work boys, I’m so proud of you.
tfw someone u usually love keeps making u uncomfortable and u know that if u said something theyd like stop but the idea of explaining why it’s uncomfortable is!!! terrifying!!!!!!!!!!!!! impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …anyways,
Makoto in more serious or intimate moments calls Haru by his full name and Haru calls Makoto by his full name because he doesn’t want to part with a single syllable.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I think this is the only time we’ve seen Makoto call Haru by Haruka. This was episode 6 in season one when he wakes up from the “CPR” scene. I squealed like no tomorrow after rewatching Free! again recently and I can’t believe I missed that QAQ
I find it interesting how the characters address each other in the series. Rei is the only character that formally addresses people (of course, it would be illogical if he didn’t). Nagisa shortens names and adds -chan. then we get Haru, Makoto and Rin who address people with just their name and I find it really rareXD
kai was not happy. he knew it showed on his face as he scowled a little and shook his head. haru was late and he was not okay. haru said he’d have food on the table yet it was nine and he was still gone. crossing his legs he heard the door open as he gave a frown. “you’re late haru.” he never called haru his name unless he was in trouble. (@hcjima)
I’m back with another half-summary/half-translation of a doujinshi written by Amakura, who’s also active on Tumblr as amakuraaaaa. It was originally drawn for the 5/4 SUPER COMIC CITY event, but she has since posted its entirety on pixiv. She also happens to be one of my favourite Harurin artists and having collected a good number of her works in the past, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to share with you her latest: an adorable AU doujinshi involving the Sano trio as Cafe owners with Haru and Makoto as their customers.
I was all set to make this summary shorter than last time’s, but the Japanese was so conversational that everything just flowed right out. I’ve also tried to separate the narrative by page numbers (denoted at the bottom of each page) to make it easier for everyone to follow.
EDIT: “#(psst the pixiv links are broken but I fixed it in my reblog)” Why didn’t anyone tell me earlier?? I’m such a dunce. This is fixed now.
Pg 3: Makoto hands over Haru’s half of the popsicle. He comments on how hot it’s been lately and wonders if Haru has any free time to check out a new cafe restaurant.
Pg 4: It’s a pretty popular hotspot opened by a bunch of guys their same age. Makoto says he’s already been there 4 times and highly recommends it. Kisumi greets them at the door and recognizes Makoto for being a regular customer.
Pg 5: Oh but is that a new face? Kisumi runs up, gets super touchy with Haru, and leads them to a table. He asks them what they’ll have today, and Haru being Haru responds with “water.”
Pg 6: Sousuke is also in the house, so Kisumi leaves him to handle the order with Sousuke being his low-tension self. Of course, Makoto orders a chocolate mocha and a chocolate croissant. Haru, on the other hand, wants a mackerel sandwich (which they don’t actually have). Rin shows up! And oh, it’s a face he hasn’t seen before!
Pg 7: Rin gets up-close and personal with Haru, remarks how pretty Haru’s eyes are, just like the ocean. He introduces himself as Matsuoka Rin, but just “Rin” is fine.
Pg 8: Kisumi runs himself behind Rin and teases him about how cool he is. Haru is spacing out, staring at Rin (like every swim meet in the series), and quickly turns away when Rin notices. After some time has passed, the two are now heading on home.
Pg 9: But then Rin calls out “Nanase!” from the door and hands him a points card, to come again. Haru tells to just call him “Haru” and they go separate ways. Makoto teases Haru about taking a liking to the place subtext to Rin. Haru waves him off.
Pg 10: Back at the cafe, Rin is zoning out all flushed and bothered about Haru’s pretty eyes. A customer has called for Rin, but Rin can’t hear Kisumi at all.
Pg 11: On his way home, Rin bumps into Haru. They must live nearby so they decide to walk home together. Rin mentions that Haru’s got such a cool attitude, that he’s doing all the talking. And Haru says he talks too much.
Pg 12: Rin is caught sideglancing at Haru. Rin says he thought he’d gotten sucked in…by Haru’s eyes, he really likes them, kbye! And runs off, leaving Haru a bit bewildered.
Pg 13: Haru and Makoto are hanging out again. They just watched a horror movie and Makoto’s freaking out. Haru suggests they go visit the cafe with the “loud annoying guys” and Makoto catches on to the implications. At the cafe, Kisumi is waiting their table, but Haru asks where “that guy is?”
Pg 14: Apparently today is Rin’s day off and Haru is disappointed he won’t get to see him. Beside him, Kisumi is shocked that Makoto doesn’t have a girlfriend, since he seems like the popular-type. Kisumi keeps lip-tight about his own relationship status, but says that Rin, for such a cool guy, has also never had a girlfriend. He wonders if Rin’s got some crazy high expectations.
Pg 15: Haru and Makoto are coming back from the cafe, and lo’ and behold they bump into Rin running some errands. So Makoto suggests they walk home together.
Pg 16: Both Haru and Rin are super quiet next to each other. Matchmaker!Makoto senses the situation so oh look there’s his station! And takes off.
Pg 17: Haru and Rin are left alone to walk home together. Rin wonders if Haru was at the cafe earlier, and Haru asks if Tuesday is Rin’s day off? Rin’s off days are apparently pretty random, but he asks why Haru would ask? And Haru of course, deflects.
Pg 18: Next time he has an off-day, Rin invites Haru to hang out. They bond over their love of water, the ocean, and swimming. Rin’s about to be on his way when Haru calls his name.
Pg 19: Haru asks…if Rin has a girlfriend (how obvious can you be son?). And Haru makes up some lame reason about it being troublesome if Rin brings a girl to their seaside adventure. But Rin laughs, he doesn’t. Is Rin currently courting anyone? Rin ain’t got no time for that, with work and all. Haru seems slightly disappointed by the response.
Pg 20: Haru being the proactive flirt that is he, asks if Rin will be at the cafe to tomorrow. Yep, Rin will be there in the morning so he’ll be waiting for Haru.
Pg 21: At home, Rin is super flushed at Haru’s line of questioning. Like a true shoujo heroine with a crush, he wonders if he should’ve dressed nicer and is frustrated by how he can’t read Haru at all. He’s so excited for tomorrow and smothers his face in his pillow.
Pg 22: Sousuke is surprised to see Haru show up alone again, says he can breathe easy since the loud annoying pink thing isn’t here today (poor Kisumi).
Pg 23: Rin and Haru make shy eye contact! And Sousuke is probably wondering how obvious can these two idiots be. Rin comes over and they talk about how Makoto has been having exams. Haru has quite a lot of points accumulated on his card, almost enough for a 500 yen discount. But Haru wants a year’s supply of mackerel.
Pg 24: Rin gets struck with a brilliant idea. Well if Haru gets enough points, then Rin will take him on a trip to the seaside. Just the two of them.
Pg 25: In the meantime, Rin invites Haru out on a date to hang out after work. They’re seen on a bench, talking about swimming. As is canon, Rin tells Haru to race him. Haru isn’t interested in lap times. Is Haru running away?
Pg 26: Haru gives Rin a defiant glare. Rin laughs about Haru being a mermaid, having ocean-blue eyes and loving swimming so much. I knew it, Rin, you’re a romanticist aren’t you? Sousuke apparently says the same thing.
Pg 27: Haru wonders if Rin hates his hair since it’s always tied up. Rin has sentimental attachment to his hair, so he can never bear to cut it and he can’t think of a hairstyle that would suit him. Haru says that he likes Rin’s hair and that it’s pretty (you saps!).
Pg 28: Haru goes on to say that he also likes how he can see Rin’s ear with that hairstyle…because they look like seashells (you two are so embarrasing). Haru then asks if he could play with his hair, so Rin tells him to make him look good.
Pg 29: While Haru is meticulously braiding Rin’s hair, Haru accidentally brushes his finger over Rin’s ear, making Rin jump with blushy-blushy-ness (as inspired by the Mook of course).
Pg 30: Rin gets all flustered, saying he looks like a girl, but that Haru did a pretty good job. “Rin, look over here a bit…”
Pg 31: “It suits you.” Rin can’t take it anymore and leans over to kiss Haru on the cheek.
Pg 32: “Baka Haru.” Haru in turns leans over to reciprocate and confesses his undying love that he likes him. Rin does the same.
Pg 33: Back at work, Kisumi is drilling Rin about not telling him that he has a girlfriend! When Rin denies, Kisumi calls him a liar and points to the hickey on his neck.
Pg 34: “Jeez Rin, introduce me sometime!” “You’re wrong!!”
001 | send me a ship and I will tell you: AoKaga and SouRin [doing both coz I can’t choose]
when I started shipping it if I did:
AoKaga - Started shipping it before I actually watched KnB, the fan art was ahdgjgkdal and after reading the manga it became an OTP. Well, it’s KagaMine for me fufu.
SouRin - Shipped it when Sousuke first appeared and all that sexy SouRin art showed up, but after watching Free it became an OTP.
AoKaga - Kagami’s done so much in revitalizing Aomine, the fact that they have such a high amount of respect for each other and top it off with the fact that they’re both huge childish dorks well, that’s my kind of otp. They’re so perf for each other.
I’m not sorry about any of those…. *whistles away*
SouRin - Okay so like, it took me a long time to watch Free, and before ES came out I always liked the Rin and Haru fan art but then it was the SouRin fan art and then when I watched Free finally (1 & 2 in a day) this — I just can’t —
What makes me happy about them:
They honestly just love each other so much. I mean, Rin was utterly distraught to the point of tears when Sousuke had to give up on his dream, and Sousuke spent his entire life building up so that the next time he saw Rin they could swim together, because it’s always just been
about being with Rin. No matter what happened, in the end Sousuke only wanted to be by Rin’s side.
And have you seen the way they look at each other?
Okay, sorry, that turned into a really long Sousuke/Rin eye fucking photo set there. THEY’RE SO HAPPY TOGETHER JFC JUST SLAY ME OKAY?? SOU’S SMILE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME. I’M HAVING SO MANY FEELS RIGHT NOW, THIS SHOULD JUST BE A SOURIN APPRECIATION POST. I’M SORRY KAGAMIN xoxo
What makes me sad about them:
AoKaga - Their relationship doesn’t have a lot of angst in general; I mean they’re total dorks that argue with each other all the time but the amount of respect and want they have for each other is overwhelming, so nothing makes me sad. I can’t wait to see more AoKaga in KnB 3 TT__TT
SouRin - Sousuke’s Shoulder .. I mean, it’s obvious that Sousuke’s future was bleak and up in the air at the end of ES and he doesn’t get to “share the dream” of being with Rin on the olympic stage, so in terms of a relationship; it’d be hard for them to cope unless Sousuke moved out to Australia. Which I believe he would. The guy spent five years training to chase after Rin, he’s not about to let him go after only a year of being with him. And then there’s the promise.
things done in fanfic that annoys me:
AoKaga - Mostly out of character Kagami(s) that tend to be overly ukeish and tsun tsun. Kagami’s not tsundere, he’s just… stupid. Uh,
cheating fics… I don’t mind if they’re ocs but like, Kagami cheating on Aomine with the entire GoM, or Aomine w/ Momoi or Kuroko or Kise like… just gtfo author. Especially if you didn’t tag that shit and give ample warning before hand.
SouRin - UNREQUITED LOVE. Fuck you bastards but I hate jealous!Sousuke over RinHaru or past RinHaru or past SouRin and future RinHaru, love triangles etc. Just no, Rin and Haru have a broship. Rin and Sousuke have a bromanceturned romance… k.. Fight me on this.
Also, ooc Rin (overly ukeish, excessive crying) Rin is a powerbottom okay? He fucks Sousuke like he means it and Sousuke loves it.
things I look for in fanfic:
I’m not picky, but I love proper character portrayals, angst, fluff, really hot smut.
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other:
I’m sorry, but if not each other then forever alone. There just isn’t anyone else I can picture them with.
My happily ever after for them:
AoKaga - white picket fence, stable careers and a happy life with daughter Ruby ( twistedparadoxx ) aka Sumire. Still acting like total dweebs and calling each other Aho and Baka even when they’re old
SouRin - Sousuke moves to Australia and gets a stable career, supports Rin and his dream and they just have a really easy life together. Then they have SouRin babies and Sou will always have his dislike towards Haru but they’ll name Haru and Mako their babies god parents and Unce ‘Gisa would be the coolest uncle ever and they just live happily ever after where ever, and Rin settles down to raise the fam with Sousuke and they just ugh, Sousuke is just the happiest ever. That’s what I want. Sou’s happy ever after.
who is the big spoon/little spoon:
AoKaga - Pfft, Aomine is totes the little spoon. He curls around Kagami like a barnacle but better believe Kagami’s ass is getting kicked right out of bed if he opens his mouth to breathe a word of it.
SouRin - Rin likes to take advantage of Sousuke’s size, likes to be wrapped up in those sexy, muscular arms and just cuddled all night long. I’m giving myself major feels right now.
what is their favorite non-sexual activity:
AoKaga - playing ball of course, though sometimes it results in high sexual tension after all that physical contact. Kagami’s also shown Aomine how to surf.
SouRin - They swim together sometimes, but not competitively because Rin won’t allow it so most of the times they go out shopping together or
just laze at home and play video games together. Rin thinks he’s awesome at Smash Bros., but it’s only because Sousuke let’s him win so Rin won’t cry.
day 3 for me since i skipped yesterday ;_; but i also moved to a different state so i don’t feel too bad about it and this one is, somehow, 1000 words instead of the previous 500 and it does, technically, contain two kisses. for hinalilly’s 30 sharkbaits kisses challenge.
notes: the entire reason i get into sports anime and/or sports fandoms is so i can enjoy awkwardly public declarations of love and/or make-outs in front of cameras at international sporting events. so this is that! at rio 2016.
What would you do if Yuri!!! On Ice and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club mixed together?!??!!?!
I have a strong headcanon that the dude in Free thats in love with water is Yuuri’s cousin. Like imagine him having to stay in Hasetsu for the summer and he’s like. “I don’t understand the pool is frozen…why do you like it Yuuri? It makes no sense” lmao