At last, Kyoto Animation finally tries something different by focusing on former male swim club members with girly names.
Overall, it’s a breath of fresh air to see Kyoto Animation focus on the female demographic. Now, the attention is now on four male swimmers who used to work as a team named Haruka, Makoto, Rin and Nagisa. You might be wondering, are these girly names? Maybe, but the animation makes them look like girls, just with some muscles! Either way, the rivalry between Rin and Haruka is pretty interesting considering that the latter has natural talent, but doesn’t want to advance his career. However, Nagisa, who looks like Honey from Ouran High School Host Club is somewhat annoying since he tries to pull pranks on his friends. Otherwise, the characters don’t seem to stick out much yet as they are your stereotypical male characters. Perhaps with more development, it will get better.
Considering that there are girls in the school the main character is attending along with Gou, you know what that means. Maybe we’ll see some kind of rivalry when she tries to create a harem of handsome guys? Even so, I enjoyed this episode even though I feel that the production team is trying a bit too hard since it looks like your typical slice of life anime with a female cast, but gender bent. Even so, at least the animation looks great, especially the water animations. ¶