like honestly anyone who still thinks that swimming anime is just shallow fujoshi fodder trash or whatever can just get the fuck out because es episode 9 was so fucking real i haven’t seen something address teenage anxiety SO WELL in a really long time, and that in conjunction with nagisa’s episode is like. fuck. GOD DAMN. i don’t just love these boys. I KNOW THEM. i want to give each and every one of them a hug and never let go because i wish someone had given me a hug and never let go when i was going through almost the exact same things. i’m so glad this anime exists. it is honestly so important to me. so, so important.