Otaku USA Magazine: "The new issue of Otaku USA magazine dives into a feature on everyone's favorite swimming series, Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. There has to be a reason so many people are excited about it, right? SOMETHING must have generated all that buzz before it was even confirmed as a series, I just can't put my chlorine-soaked finger on what. Either way, Free! is but a thin slice of all the club-related anime out there! There are shows about all kinds of clubs, from other sports to those of less tangible matters, like GJ Club, and even… a glasses club?"