Iwatobi Memorial: Childhood friend edition
The second season has been decided!! Until we receive new information, let’s bask in our memories of season 1. This work is a story about “bonds”. If we have a close up of the various relationships, the various “bonds”, we can have fresh waves of feelings! The first edition is the “Childhood friend” edition★
The bond of childhood friends in an important key in the story. The time between spring and summer in season 1 of “free!” was short but, the distance that Haruka and Makoto traveled in that time was very far.
In 6th grade, Rin who transferred to their school taught them the fun of swimming in a medley relay. But, during his attempt to realize his dream, Rin played around with Haruka. Haruka distanced himself both from competitive swimming and from the results of his private race with Rin. until his second year of high school, Haruka sat with his hands and feet tied in a bath pool. Makoto watched over that Haruka.
Because Makoto knows Haruka’s personality, he didn’t say anything. That’s why Makoto “watches”. The stories development starts with just Haruka and Makoto, Makoto watching over him with hope and fear.
When they start the swimming club, Makoto is relieved to see Haruka finally willing to do things. He watches Haru who is entranced by his discord with Rin, and then while they are at the training camp, his feelings come out all at once. The night before the final relay of summer, Haruka responds to Makoto’s feeling with a single word “thanks”……
The childhood friend bond hasn’t disappeared, but Haruka and Makoto’s relationship has moved on to another phase. So until that day comes, let’s remember the amazing “gaze” once more♪
- Ayamari Kinoko no Yuutsu
Ayamari Kinoko no Yuutsu
by Sakurai Ryou
Song: Ayamari Kinoko no YuutsuArtist: Sakurai Ryou (CV: Shimazaki Nobunaga)Album: Kuroko no Basket Character Song
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遥の手が掴まれて引っ張られるカットは絶対入れたかったカットぬ1つ。遥の手が沈んだとみせかけて手がINして握って引っ張るという、タイミングがなかなか上手くいかす何度もやリ直し、苦戦したカットです。引っ張リあげる手はいつも遥に手を差し伸べる真琴の手をイメージしています。The cut which we absolutely had to include was the one of Haruka’s hand being held and pulled.It is when you see Haruka’s hand sinking and a hand comes in the frame,to clasp and pull his. The timing of this cut was a huge struggle and required many retakes.The person who clasped hands with Haruka was the one who always reached out to him,Makoto.