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Hi, I'm Akeyami! I'm 23 and a grad school student.

Here you will find many different things that I'm into. Such things include:

- Art

- Music

- Manga and Anime

- Books, TV shows and Films

- Video games

- Daisuke Asakura and AXS

(as well as the DA Family)

- People, culture and style (especially from Japan and Europe)

....So basically everything ^^;

I love meeting new people who share my interests, so please don't hesitate to send me a message! I also make personal posts from time to time, usually tagged with "ake!personal" or "ake!happenings".

そして、私は日本語を少しだけ話します。勉強していますよ!よろしくお願いします!(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

on-off-wired:

akeyami:

Some of the AMAZING swimming animation in Free! Eternal Summer ☜-(ΘLΘ)-☞

It is amazing and very accurate, but one thing that has always bothered me is how much Rin, Rei and Sousuke breathe when they swim butterfly; taking a breath every stroke seems excessive as I was trained to breathe every other stroke if not less frequently. Similarly, I’ve always felt that breathing once every other stroke in free/front crawl as Haru and Rin do is too often; I was taught every three strokes and if you’re sprinting, like in 50-100m events, shoot for every 5. Reason being, taking the extra time and effort to breathe too frequently can slow you down, especially in short events. 

Maybe training standards are different over there, I don’t know, but I’ve never noticed this discrepancy while watching actual international competitions *shrugs*

Makoto’s backstroke starts and turns, especially the ones gif’ed above, are TOP. NOTCH. Like holy hell not only are they spot on accurate but it really shows off how good he actually is (I mean the turn seems almost too perfect but this is anime LOL). The series chronically fails to show race times so it’s details like this that actually help us see how good these guys are. 

i’m being trained to do breaths every 3 strokes right now, and my instructors are coaching me to go longer between strokes and breaths to improve my form/speed, which is right in line with what you’re saying. i wonder why those three breathe so frequently. maybe to show a sense of urgency??

speaking of breathing, visualizing haru helped me learn how to side breathe, since he has the most relaxed and natural feeling form… with arms i also rely on haru, but with kicks i visualize makoto since i need more “power” to propel me in the water.

haha i think they’ve used videos of olympic swimmers doing backstroke as reference for makoto in the past, so no surprise his starts and turns are amazing. ^o^)/

Gotcha, I’m glad to hear that your training is consistent with mine *^^* you may be on to something in thinking that the frequency of their breaths may be for dramatic effect, I would understand that!

Ooooh nice!! Yes aside from how often he breathes Haru’s head position is actually a great reference for learning how to do it yourself *^_^* sometimes in like the intro you see him and Rin pulling their entire faces out of the water to breathe (again for dramatic effect I’m sure) but that isn’t as good, it should really be only half of the face out of the water to maintain efficiency. I’m excited for you and I hope you are enjoying it!!

That definitely makes sense about Makoto’s animation, then. He should get scouted lol!!!

Some of the AMAZING swimming animation in Free! Eternal Summer ☜-(ΘLΘ)-☞

It is amazing and very accurate, but one thing that has always bothered me is how much Rin, Rei and Sousuke breathe when they swim butterfly; taking a breath every stroke seems excessive as I was trained to breathe every other stroke if not less frequently. Similarly, I’ve always felt that breathing once every other stroke in free/front crawl as Haru and Rin do is too often; I was taught every three strokes and if you’re sprinting, like in 50-100m events, shoot for every 5. Reason being, taking the extra time and effort to breathe too frequently can slow you down, especially in short events. 

Maybe training standards are different over there, I don’t know, but I’ve never noticed this discrepancy while watching actual international competitions *shrugs*

Makoto’s backstroke starts and turns, especially the ones gif’ed above, are TOP. NOTCH. Like holy hell not only are they spot on accurate but it really shows off how good he actually is (I mean the turn seems almost too perfect but this is anime LOL). The series chronically fails to show race times so it’s details like this that actually help us see how good these guys are. 

"I’m gonna miss you."

After a day full of sad news, there were some things to cheer me up…I received my #BonOdori dance #yukata, including my very own pair of #koshihimo *^o^* AND my copy of #FutureFish arrived today <3 #STYLEFIVE #free!

After a day full of sad news, there were some things to cheer me up…I received my #BonOdori dance #yukata, including my very own pair of #koshihimo *^o^* AND my copy of #FutureFish arrived today <3 #STYLEFIVE #free!

As a St. Louisan I’m rather frightened of what’s happening in my city right now…

Rest in Peace Robin Williams (1951-2014).

NO ABOLUSTLEY NOT I CANNOT ACCEPT THIS

THIS GUY WAS ONE O F MY CHILDHOOD HEROES HE CANT BE GONE ALREADY

PLEASE NO

daisuke-asakura:

Dai-chan dear, your fly is open

daisuke-asakura:

Dai-chan dear, your fly is open

I just pre-ordered this free! bracelet lol I’m so excited \(//∇//) (hopeless fan over here….)

The shipping was almost as much as the original cost of the item which basically doubled the price, but you know who cares it’s adorable!!!

I found it on CD Japan for anyone who’s interested. (they finally seduced me with all of their update emails since I ordered Future Fish…which has YET to arrive despite how fast CDJ was with VI&#8230;.)

I just pre-ordered this free! bracelet lol I’m so excited \(//∇//) (hopeless fan over here….)

The shipping was almost as much as the original cost of the item which basically doubled the price, but you know who cares it’s adorable!!!

I found it on CD Japan for anyone who’s interested. (they finally seduced me with all of their update emails since I ordered Future Fish…which has YET to arrive despite how fast CDJ was with VI….)

Legendary Host, KIZUKI