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Fanservice when is it too much?
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
I know Im goona get some looks from writing this but really, is there such a thing as boring fanservice? my answer: HELL YES! whats yours?
Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
yeah fanservices having a cup of tea
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
Fan service can definitely be boring. When its the same routine of girl trips over something and there's a panty shot or of a guy takes off his shirt for no reason that has been seen a thousand times, it is more dull than titillating. As for quantity, that is even more subjective and dependent on what is being watched (i.e., a light comedy would naturally have more than a dark drama), but more than twice an episode probably pushes it from being a small bonus to making it embarrassing to watch with friends, family, or significant others.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
when it deviates or distracts you from the plot, it's a little much.

otherwise, fan-service ftw.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
When it's funny and creative, I welcome it.
Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
When it's every 5 minutes. Or just too revealing.
Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/18/10
When it distracts and takes away from the actual plot, then it's bad. It makes me believe that the creator is trying too hard, but when it's done correctly and not as heavy, then it's fine.
Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10
any amount is fine for me...well depends on my mood.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10
I've actually read several reviews where critics complained that certain anime series didn't have any fan service. So damned if you do and damned if you don't.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10
Yeah, sometimes they use fanservice, it's often to disguise a crappy plot. I've seen it done right for a good character in an artful way. Like in the Serial Experiments, the fan service actually integrates with the plot and isn't corney. Well, ok at the end of every episode is corney, but in Episode 8, "Rumors" it is done right for Alice.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10
I personally LOVE fanservice, but sometimes it does get a bit excessive. To the point where i feel paranoid when i read manga or watch anime. I always feel that a family memeber might walk in at any second and catch me reading/watching a fanservive scene and think the wrong thing of me.

I'm not a pervert... i swear!
Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

When it distracts and takes away from the actual plot, then it's bad. It makes me believe that the creator is trying too hard, but when it's done correctly and not as heavy, then it's fine.


Agreed.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10
I'm not the least bit bothered by it. Except for one occasion of creepy fanservice in "Cyberteam in Akihabara", I've yet to see any that I didn't like. It makes a bad show good, like Ikki Tousen. It makes an awesome show even awesomier, like High School of the Dead. Motto To Love Ru would be boring without it. Bottom line, it works for me.
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Posted 11/18/10 , edited 11/19/10
I only aprove fanservice when it fits the story well, on serious or real story driven series.

Example: lets go to beach/pool ! episodes don't fit the story well outside few exeptions, and clothes ripping in fights is just ridiculous.

However in animes like One Piece when people spend most of their time out of sea wich can be darn scorching on proper sunlight I can understand if they use less clothing at times, or at Tenge toppa where they pretty much are in desert and so on... Its all up to how you set the situations.


Do mind that series that actually are BUILD arround ankward moments and helpless heroes getting their hands on places they shouldn't are entirely different, after all its what they are about, and can't be judged by this method.

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Posted 11/19/10 , edited 11/19/10
I don't really like fan service at all. It just likes clumsy and arkward to see semi-nude/nude animated characters. Maybe a hint of uncanny valley perhaps?
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