The second character mook's scans have finally arrived.
I personally think it's a really bad story. SouRin was gayer and better.
Yeah, seriously. It's embarrassing.
Making a robot that is exactly like someone because you're feeling lonely is the creepiest thing ever, I'm not sure how people find that romantic.
This was so cute and heartwarming.
Thanks for the translation and thank you based Kyoani.
As if there was any doubt before.
Rei's dream sounds like a metaphor for his fear of getting forgotten/abandoned by Nagisa. Which is a nice way to compliment Nagisa's desperation in Rei's episode.
It's nice to see they like each other so much.
Yeah, too bad it's not Nagisa's house.
Although Nagisa staying in an empty restaurant is kinda weird too. Did they rent the whole place for the night? Leaving a such cute boy alone there is kinda dangerous.
>Rei: And in the end I had become acquaintances with the firefighter who came rushing at every one of my failures...
>Nagisa: Seeing you getting scolded was so funny, fufu! He got really tired of you after a while, this firefighter!
>Rei: That's true. But he was really nice, always worrying about by injuries.
Makoto is always an angel.
Thanks for the translation, I quite enjoyed this story. The hug at the end was really sweet too, I wish they could animate that. Also I want
human Nagisa and android Nagisa to tag team Rei.
>seriously thinking the dream was creepy and not sweet
I get the impression some anons are projecting their own impurities onto the Frees.
There are no negative ulterior motives behind the Frees' actions because it's a fucking KyoAni show.
>Also I want human Nagisa and android Nagisa to tag team Rei.
I like the way you think, anon.
Also I wanted to say that the whole android thing really reminded me of that guy in the Martian Chronicles who after his whole family died built a bunch of android that looked exactly like them, shit was so sad. I wonder if that's a reference of some sort of if it's a coincidence.
>>Rei: Very well! This time for sure, it will be your turn!
>>And Rei throws the dice. It falls yet again on a "Rei" side.
>Rei in charge of not failing
If not creepy, at least a little tragic.
Nothing wrong with missing your friend but making a substitute for them.
It reminds me of that one guy who made the corpse of his girlfriend into a doll and treated it like she was still alive.
>Rei dreams about being a genius who builds intergalactic spaceships and humanoid androids all by himself
>Rei dreams about jumping out of a cake like a fucking stripper
So, what does it say about Rei?
Also, was android Nagisa anatomically correct?
Stupid sexy robot Nagisa, I want to lick all the little gears and components inside of his mechanical heart.
>Rei dreams about jumping out of a cake like a fucking stripper
Yeah about that. What kind of fucking idea is that? Who wants their best friend to come out of a cake? What's the fun in this? Was Kyoani even trying when they came up with this absurd surprise idea?
>So, what does it say about Rei?
Actually I think I know. It shows how he never had friends so he has no idea what a good birthday party would be.
He got attached to the fake one and didn't want to kill it, as it would feel exactly like killing Nagisa since they look and even act exactly the same.
>He got attached to the fake one and didn't want to kill it, as it would feel exactly like killing Nagisa since they look and even act exactly the same.
It isn't his Nagisa though. Shouldn't Rei choose the real one over the fake?
>Nagisa: I'm fine. When you go back to Earth, you can get new parts and make me work again, right?
>Rei: That's not it, that's no good! If I remove a single of those parts, your memories will be reset. ...And then, the memories we made on this planet will vanish!
Yup. By the way, note how he doesn't object to restarting android Nagisa back on Earth. With the real Nagisa around to meet him.
I will post this every Free thread until Sousuke gets a proper resolution.
Rei is self-confident and tries to be all serious and shit, but deep inside he loves silly fun too.
I think it's the whole sacrificing that makes it creepy. The idea of "Nagisa" sacrificing his "life" so Rei could go back. It's not something we expected from Future Fish.
And yes, Sosuke was about to die in his mook and Rin stayed with so it could be considered a sacrifice. But we knew that would never happen and they'd escape somehow.
Here, Nagisa was literally ripping his "heart" out for Rei.
The one thing I'm miffed about NagiRei's story was that Nagisa didn't know what the fuck happened and didn't know what to do at the end. Maybe it's "in character" for this pairing?
In SouRin's version, Sousuke forgot what he dreamed but remembered that Rin was there and that he almost died. Then Rin told him that he wouldn't let him die so easily if he was there. I wish something like that was included for NagiRei's.
>Shouldn't Rei choose the real one over the fake?
Read the story again.
Rei has fears of getting rejected by the real one. He even said the real Nagisa probably already forgot about him.
I'm not saying Nagisa or his acts were creepy. The creepy thing is KyoAni going into such a tragic setting and ending.
We never expected those. Future Fish (and the mooks) were like some kid's show where everyone's always end up happy. You don't expect people to be sacrificing like this.
The first mook was a bit tragic too and ended well, just like this one.
So I don't get your "creepy" comment at all, it's not like this atmosphere suddenly came out of nowhere.
Dream Rei way went into adulthood doing creepy as fuck shit for all of his friends' birthdays. Luckily for him, his only friend is Nagisa so he only embarrasses himself once a year.
Honestly I really like the idea that Nagisa's friends made Rei's cake go to a random house so they wouldn't have to stand him during the party.
>We never expected those.
Speak for yourself. After the first one I had an idea of how Kyoani will keep using some more serious themes to make the ending bittersweeter/more heartwarming.
The first mook was like a kid's show where you knew the good guys would always win in the end.
This wasn't. In fact, options here were someone dying to save the other or someone abandoning his life and friends on Earth.
Mermaid Haruka gets legs but loses his voice and it's sad because Makoto
can't find him in a building on fire and Haruka wants to call for help but he can't scream
>complaining about the mook being creepy
That's called having a discussion.
Also I don't know what everyone thought but I think the pandering was actually pretty tame. Sure Rei was really gay but I didn't really feel anything else.
Although it might be because I don't like those two together. I don't even particularly like them as friends.
Thank you for your hard work, anon. As I expected, your translation was much better than the other one. I'm not a NagiReifag but I enjoyed this quite a bit, the flashbacks were especially cute. My only problem is that since Rei already had the parts that made it possible to go back to Earth before he made android Nagisa, why didn't he just do so instead of creating a friend for himself? But it's a dream so I guess it doesn't have to be realistic.
Makoto Protection Squad, everyone.
Does anybody know the source of this pic? I can't find it via Google image search and SauceNAO.
Yes, that's /cm/. Not one of the smartest boards around, but they post a lot of images and are always following artists and shit so they probably know a source and will be willing to share it.
He's not inconsistent, he just has a varied range of emotions and expressions so he can be a serious megane turbonerd yet smile and be moe.
Unless you are talking about something specific you noticed in the mook.
Has this interview been posted here before?
http://kudouusagi.tumblr.com/post/103815347652/spoon-vol-57-yokotani-x-hatta-interviewIt has a lot of stuff we already know but there seems to be some new info mixed in as well.
>Yokotani: ”No~, it’s ok now(lol). Earlier I spoke a little about it before but, we wanted episode 3 to be all about the Iwatobi festival, I wanted to write a little more about fun scenes like that”
>Hatta: ”Since we had a limited number of episodes, we of course weren’t able to show a lot of the every day excitement”
>Yokotani: ”But in place of that, Episode 14 which is going to be included on volume 7 of the DVD & Blu-ray we have written plenty of that sort of stuff!”
>Hatta: ”This episode will be bursting with Yokotani’s storylines (lol). The story will take place after the main story though”
>Yokotani: ”It will be a really fun story”
Yeah. Seeing how different these are for each other, I don't think that one will be subtext at all, because what's the point. It will probably be mostly crack. And friendship. But crack mostly because that's Momo charm.
Interesting, so Yokotani put more effort and emotion into writing S2's drama compared to S1's drama. Say what you will about its flaws, but it was better and more emotionally compelling than S1's drama, so I'd say his enthusiasm paid off.
>Yokotani: ”I had to change the way Samezuka was depicted. Because it involved introducing a lot of new characters, we didn’t really turn the camera towards Samezuka much in season 1. Since Momotarou is just Mikoshiba’s younger brother, I don’t think the two of them were blurred in the staff’s minds. However, for Sousuke even up to episode 4 we really had a lot of trouble. Episode 4 is the first time Sousuke’s past and character come out but it just didn’t feel right so we stopped, and we rewrote it many times. Right around that time, we were doing location hunting in Australia, so while director Utsumi was on location, it seems that she was thinking of Sousuke the whole time. He was a very difficult character to give birth to.”
No wonder his antagonism towards Haru was written so messily.
>Episode 14 which is going to be included on volume 7 of the DVD & Blu-ray we have written plenty of that sort of stuff!
Yeah, I ain't trusting these interviews no more.
>The story will take place after the main story
How? Rin gets back from Australia for the holidays?
NagiRei was too fluffy and moe, maybe they wanted to give them some more drama for once. It was kind of the opposite for SouRin who got heavy drama in the show but a pretty fun and light hearted mook story.
>she was thinking of Sousuke the whole time. He was a very difficult character to give birth to.
It sounds like a Mexican soap opera. Utsumi ran away to Australia to give birth to her unrequited love child.
I liked the story but I'm kind of sad it was mostly about Rei pining. I know we're supposed to assume that Nagisa cares about him just as much but I still wish it included more real Nagisa instead of just android Nagisa.
>Hatta: ”That’s right. I think from a man’s point of view Rin and Sousuke’s relationship is really easy to understand”
Rin and Sousuke confirmed for manliest.
>Yokotani: [...] I’m really jealous of the relationship that Sousuke and Rin have.”
>Yokotani ”…… I’m probably close to admiration for both of them.
>yfw you're a writer of a hit show and your friendships will never be as good as the ones you dreamed up
If the movie drama will be SouRin centered, which it most likely will, I have faith that it won't be completely shit at least. I would be more worried if Haru's storyline was left unresolved.
>Yokotani ”The scene at the end of episode 10, where Rin and Sousuke are standing and talking is good too. Rin’s “you’re late” was written in the screenplay but, in the scene he’s shown kicking him lightly while saying it…… I didn’t know it would have that kind of feeling. I was really moved.”
You bet he does.
Yeah, it makes me pretty upset. Usually I love side material that include Nagisa but here I kept thinking "when the fuck does Rei stop talking" all the time. I fucking hope their interview won't be like that or I'm going to have a hard time with it. Not to mention the flashback were completely worthless. Oh, incredible, Rei make a tube test explode, and Rei got in the wrong house, and then he fell asleep in the cake, woah! Who gives a fucking shit damn it I'm getting angry again.
I guess when he made the Nagisa android Rei took out Nagisa's tendency to stop him from blabbering boring shit. Too bad.
He just really likes passionate bromance.
>I guess when he made the Nagisa android Rei took out Nagisa's tendency to stop him from blabbering boring shit. Too bad.
Okay, I laughed.
We'll never know because Japan, but I wonder if any gay/bi/bicurious male staff worked on Free and if so, what they thought of it.
Shh, it's alright anon. Have a cute Nagisa to cheer you up.
Well Sousuke/SouRin got the sequel bait, Haru's story is pretty much finished. I doubt that the target audience would be that interested in Haru's Olympic adventures because Free isn't a sports show.
>"I really love Makoto's back."
It's just a meme. Personally I doubt the movie will focus on them but there is no way they won't get their own part and if S2 is anything to go by, it will probably be more plot-heavy than the rest of it.
The only reason people think the movie will focus on Sousuke is because he is the only one without proper resolution. We know what the other characters are doing, but Sousuke was just staring into the sun.
I don't think I'll ever be able to stop myself from sperging about trivial shit.
Although this time it's not that trivial, I mean Rei must have had like 80% of the script to himself, as a dedicated Nagisafag I am flabbergasted. The flashbacks were completely retarded and I really want to know who thought it would be a good idea to talk about how Rei has such fun and dorky ideas for Nagisa birthday and about how Rei is so dedicated to Nagisa and about how Rei is so angsty about Nagisa forgetting him. I don't see how this would make anyone but shippers happy, and putting Nagisa in the background wasn't necessary for that. I wonder how Reifags feel about it too, it's cool for them that he has so many lines but literally everything is about how much he loves Nagisa, isn't that frustrating?
Thanks Anon, that's a cute Nagisa indeed. Saved.
Deluded tumblr is always here. Just because you ship the pairings that get more pandering doesn't make you any less of a deusional fujo.
>The C part of the last episode.
Where do you people keep coming from?
I meant a true doujin under a pen name just like we know Utsumi writes Harurin doujins. I can imagine both of them at fuyucomi right now selling their doujins together with a mask on their faces.
Me either, they're just too paranoid.
That will be resolved too but the "rivals" part will be the main plot. Haru is the MC so unless they make Rin the MC the Sourin resolution is not the main plot.
>As a Makotofag, I sometimes get tired of all the love for Haru he shows.
I had never actually thought of that. Damn you guys actually have it hard, I'm glad Nagisa shows his love to everyone equally, it'd get jarring otherwise.
Thinking of it I wonder if I would have liked the mook better if it had been the contrary, like Nagisa talking all the time about how much he loves Rei.
Guess it would probably have made me jelly, yeah. I can't self insert as Rei so it's no good.
It's not even so much about Sousuke's subplot as it is pretty obvious where KyoAni's priorities lie based on all the recent merch and side material. Not saying HaruRin won't get anything, KyoAni still gives them some stuff and they will want to encourage their fujos to watch the movie too but saying HaruRin will be the focus in light of all the MakoHaru/SouRin pandering is just retarded.
what is joking. I'm a Sourinfag and could care less for the lack of Harurin but I think it's obvious Utsumi has a boner for these 2, not that it matters but if we can joke about Yokotani's boner for Sourin, why can't we do the same with Utsumi?
After S1 Rin died, Free was missing a hatesex pair and SouHaru comes the closest.
Are you fags even following the thread? They were talking about "other places" and that anon was replying.
Holy shit, it really feels like summer.
> Implying he didn't want a threesome.
I don't hate him, I'm usually neutral but sometimes he's a fucking nerd and it annoys me. And I really dislike when he's paired with Nagisa but that's another story.
I haven't really noticed any other Nagisafag with a particular animosity towards Rei though.
Her favorite scene of S1 was Rin crying on Haru, she wrote the princess carry sketch, and the entirety of S2E12 was her idea and she said it's one of her favorite episodes. That's about the same amount of evidence as there is for Yokotani shipping SouRin, but you know, SouRin is "canon" so that's more accepted.
Now to wait for more shitposting.
Yeah, I remember MakoHaru circlejerking being derailed the same way in summer. I wish Free threads wouldn't let shitposters control them, though.
Why are you responding to them?
Why are you guys so mad?
I mean personally I'm glad Yokotani is in charge of Sourin rather than Utsumi since it's the reason why it was actually good.
I was once again joking but it seems impossible in a thread full of little grills. I still believe that the whole Australia fanfiction that was episode 12 shows that Utsumi cares more about these 2 (even if the result for the show is bad).
Now I'm off to a less autistic thread.
She also drew plenty of MakoHaru art, drew SouRin art, said here favourite S2 scene was the MakoHaru fireworks scene, said she was "captivated" by SouRin's relationship in HS and said it was her idea to bring Sousuke in. I'd say she likes all pairings pretty equally.