Makoto x Haruka
Haruka to Makoto
"I appreciate you being here for me"
Makoto to Haruka
"(...) I wanted to swim with you again. I wanted to swim in a relay with everyone again. But... If you're not there... It's meaningless without you! I want to swim with you!"
"Makoto is Haruka’s childhood friend and partner. The relationship of these two is really interesting. There are scenes once in awhile where it’s just the two of them and they’re so close that it almost makes you wonder, “What’s going on with these two……” (lol). If I grew too conscious about that, it would become indecent, so it was hard finding a good balance as I was writing the script."
If you also support them together, go and join~~>
Looks aloof but is very considerate of his friends
He appears aloof since he is rather wary of others, but he is highly sensitive and surprisingly delicate. He cares very much for his friends and family. He’s very clear on what he likes and dislikes. He has the power to accomplish what he loves or what he’s decided to do, no matter the obstacles.
Devotes himself to those dear to him
He treats those, whom he feels he can open up his heart to, like family. Because of that, he does not like being with people who only act like his friends on the surface. He has a deep relationship with only a few friends. Romantically, he is fully devoted. He is the type to give himself over completely to his other half. However, he tends to get highly jealous.
Because he is the type to want a deep relationship with someone close to him, he is normally thought to come on too strongly. However, he can continue to have a very good relationship with Makoto, who also likes to have deep human relationships with others as he does. Because they both understand each other, they will be able to support each other.
Kindhearted but passionate
He acts more on his senses and emotions rather than with his head. Although he appears docile, he is fiercely passionate within. He has a tendency to absorb himself in what he likes right away. However, at the same time, he can be a bit overly persistent. He has sharp insight and is very attuned to other people’s emotions.
A love that is deeper than the ocean
While he is not necessarily great at making his way in life, he is able to find the friends he needs. Once he is close to someone, he will never betray them. Romantically, he is the type to concentrate strong love onto his partner. However, he could be a bit feared because his love is too deep.
Because Makoto strongly seeks a spiritual connection, he has a mutual understanding with Haruka, who also strongly seeks a deep relationship. While he thinks that it is his responsibility to support the delicate and highly sensitive Haruka, it is actually a relationship where he is soothed instead by Haruka’s purity.
Yokotani’s (the scriptwriter of Free! ) comment on Makoto
"…It is easy to become a married couple’s conversation while writing the conversation between Makoto and Haruka”
Utsumi (Director of Free!) comment on Makoto
"…I think rather than being a spokesman of Haruka, THEY are belong together…" (original meaning: they are one set)
"I want to swim with Haru again." "I can’t do this without you, Haru." Those were words that he could not say all those years, even though they were always together as childhood friends.
It's so hard to not to love them *O*
Let's hope for a 2nd season and for more MakoHaru to come~!
All of the arts, are official arts ^O^
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