My Boys In Their Little Speedos – Dive!!

Yeah, I am not only watching crappy anime, I am also watching half naked teenagers diving down from high towers. Dear lawd, their booties and bodies. It is in no way possible for a 14 year old to look like those dudes. Who cares though, they are yummy to look at.

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Hot boys; Shibuki, Tomoki and Youichi

I know a lot of people have a lot of things to say about this little sports anime (I am talking about Dive!! here). Most of their opinions are lukewarm to say the least. It doesn’t really seem that anyone liked it. Many are comparing it with Free! which I think is completely stupid for a number of reasons. The number one reason might be that in Free! they actually compete as a team, in Dive they don’t. They are all rivals. No one in Free! is anyone’s rival within the group of friends. That teeny tiny little detail is actually a big part of Dive!! How they deal with the balance between friendship and rivalry. How do you support your club mate while you still have to compete against them? In Free! the mc:s never have to deal with that, it’s just fluffy friendship all around.

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Fluffy Free!

In Dive!! they deal with the fact that a lot of athletes constantly count their calories. Yuoichi is hung up on his food and never eats with his friends. He even ends up in an argument when he takes Tomoki to a hamburger restaurant and orders an ice coffee. When Tomoki asks him if he isn’t gonna have a hamburger he gets very upset and it ends with Tomoki not ordering any food but only an ice tea.

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Youichi watching his calories (also, forced to do commercials)

They deal with sports injuries, anxiety, heartbreak, jealousy; how everything affects training and how you perform. What’s important to you.

I don’t know, most people who has written a review about this anime should have kept watching it to the end. A lot happens after those first episodes. It isn’t just boys in speedos jumping off a tower, it is so much more. I wish it would have gotten more episodes so we could have seen more of the competitions but still get the character development. As it is now there is jumps between events and the competitions are cut very short. Some things aren’t even in the anime, they are just told of, like a big training camp in China. If the anime had gotten 26 episodes like a proper sports anime they could have shown that too.

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Maybe I am one of a few who actually love to watch high diving (synchronized high diving is the best). Whenever there is a competition on TV I watch it. When I was little I could spend a whole weekend in front of the TV just to watch the high diving and the swimming competition (the relay is my favorite). Maybe this is the reason why I actually like this anime so much. Just as I am very fond of Free! I think it has gotten undeservingly bad (or less good) reviews.

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Synchronized diving for the win

 

10 thoughts on “My Boys In Their Little Speedos – Dive!!

  1. Great……review…(*quickly runs away because of saying the word review and afraid of getting hit *…so…running: 🐌).
    I can see now why you like this one so much..(although I am a bit disappointed there was no screenshot of the busty lady you were talking about..just kidding lol).
    Honestly though…some shows just get dropped way too fast by people I think. After one episode so much can change. Most series fail to impress right from the start and just need a bit of time to get going. I’m glad you enjoyed it though…and really think that probably that love for highdiving is something that makes you love this one so much 😊😊

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    1. Even I have said the word review now so you can come back again. πŸ˜‚

      I think this anime suffered from the fact that so many people compared it to Free! and also the fact that it was hidden on Amazon behind their paywall. Most people either missed it completely because they didn’t have Amazon Prime/anime strike or boycotted AP/AS or hadn’t really prioritized it because there was other more interesting anime that season (I have no idea what was on last summer) I feel like what ever is on Amazon suffers greatly from lower numbers but it might only be my imaginations. It was like that with Welcome to the ballroom too. That also slipped under the radar.

      Here you have my lady. She is easily my new number one lady! 😎

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      1. Haha…yeah….she said review (starting to dance in the air πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).
        Well I don’t have access to Amazon either. There are so many things I already have, even I would be able to get access I don’t think I would add it. There are already is way too much.
        But yeah, that might be the reason I guess. Ooohhhh…I would watch the show just for her. She is nice…❀️❀️ Can understand how she could be number ons now. Hmmm…adding this one to my list now πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ (*blush*).

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      1. Haha, well, everyone can’t like everything. 😎 No, I haven’t looked at it yet. I really should though because I am a bit curious.

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