sobs and screams about Marble Hornets to Lee over Skype
So I watched the PV and snorted because of how perfectly all the characters of swimming anime (apparently called “Free!” I can’t even handle it) fit the stereotypes, and then I went to the homepage listed at the end of the video (iwatobi-sc.com) and clicked on “story”:
This is what I found (translation by me in about 2 minutes I know it sounds weird orz):
“I’ll show you the difference between you and me!!”Nanase Haruka always loved being around water — swimming.Back in elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa were all part of the same swimming club.
After winning the last tournament of their elementary school career together, they all went their separate ways.Time passes, and now Haruka finds himself idling away his high school years until Rin suddenly appears before him.
Rin challenges Haruka to a match and shows Haruka his overwhelming strength. It can’t end here!Then, after reuniting with Makoto and Nagisa and dragging in a new guy named Ryugazaki Rei, they form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.
Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin.This is the story of the swimming, the youth, the bonds between these heart-throbbing high school boys.