If You Like Shirtless Anime Boys, Watch Free!Richard Eisenbeis11/05/13 5:00am25614EditPromoteGo to permalink Earlier this year, four shirtless anime boys appeared in a commercial—a commercial that became so popular that a full anime series about them was ordered. That is how Free! was created. And, as you might expect from those beginnings, Free! is a shameless cash-in—though that doesn't make for an unwatchable show.