….was it really necessary to make him that attractive? he has two lines, is on screen for less than five seconds, has no name and probably will never get one so why did you feel the need to make him so fucking pretty? that’s unfair…
fracturedchassis said: I think the reason people are mad is that many related to Haru being pushed towards a future he didn't really want (at the time). The stress, the people telling him that he can do it, find a dream, continue swimming, do whatever! was what many teens (that watch Free) could probably connect to, so the fact that Haru ended up doing what Rin and everyone else wanted FOR him just rubbed them the wrong way, rather than him deciding on his own without input from outside sources. But that's just me
Yeah, a lot of people did seem to identify with Haru (going to go out on a limb and hypothesize that they’re mostly really young people who are dealing with high school/college graduation themselves, which explains a lot—maturity-wise :/)
But we’d been told the whole series that he wanted the same thing Rin did, not to go Olympic, but to swim competitively—for himself, because that’s what he loves. He just hates admitting it, because sometimes it seems like he doesn’t like admitting he has those kinds of strong emotions within him. Which I like—it makes him an interesting character. He doesn’t like admitting—to himself or others—that there is a part of himself that gets ruffled and irritated and fired up by competition, and he hates it when people think they know him.
But he hates it in large part because a lot of the time it’s true, at least in part. In HS2, he was irritated at Kisumi for remarking how close he and Makoto seemed, way closer than friends generally are—because it reminded him of how dependent they were on one another’s existence. Haru being irritated by it, thinking that Kisumi didn’t understand their relationship at all, didn’t make it any less true that he and Makoto had a bond that wasn’t always healthy for them both to rely on (to the extent that they did).
Others see things in him that he doesn’t like, or doesn’t realize it’s okay to like/be comfortable with/take advantage of. So Haru moving past that, finally accepting the parts about himself he didn’t like before? Seeing the things he was afraid of as something he could actually embrace and enjoy? That’s growth. That’s good.
Those people who feel that way need to stop being so angry at Haru and be happy for him. And then maybe think about how that could apply to their own lives.
ONE LAST EPISODE OF FREE
ONE LAST EPISODE OF HAIKYUU
ONE LAST EPISODE OF AO HARU RIDE
ONE LAST EPISODE OF TOKYO GHOUL
ONE LAST EPISODE OF GEKKAN SHOUJO
ONE LAST EPISODE OF DRAMATICAL MURDER
This is it, guys.
This is how the world ends.