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Post Reply Ecchi has no Plot
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Posted 2/22/13 , edited 2/22/13

superxanime wrote:

Ecchi interpretation: SOFTCORE PORN AND A LITTLE LOWER (Shows like To Love Ru Darkness, or Highschool of the Dead is near Hentai)


No.. they aren't. Aki Sora, Iketeru Futari, and KissxSis are near hentai shows, for example.
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Posted 2/22/13

Shrapnel893 wrote:


superxanime wrote:

Ecchi interpretation: SOFTCORE PORN AND A LITTLE LOWER (Shows like To Love Ru Darkness, or Highschool of the Dead is near Hentai)


No.. they aren't. Aki Sora, Iketeru Futari, and KissxSis are near hentai shows, for example.


Wait... Your'e telling me that Highschool of the Dead is not near Hentai?? (Woah,)
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Posted 2/22/13
Every ecchi has a plot. What these critics probably mean is that ecchi is characterized by what they consider to be poor plots, not an absence of plot.

For instance, they might mean that the characters of the series in question are shallow or recycled, that the sequencing felt like it never culminated in a clear direction for the story, that the story did follow a clear direction but its path was cliche, that the characters' motivations to follow the plot were dubious, or any number of other things.

What they cannot possibly mean is that ecchi series generally have literally no plot whatsoever. That claim would be ludicrous. If two events are connected in any sort of coherent fashion, you've got a plot. You don't even need dialogue, just connect two events in some way that makes any kind of sense whatsoever. "Plot" really means nothing more than connection of two or more events into some sort of cohesive story. For example:

Sally bought some eggs.
Sally cooked an omelette with the eggs she bought.

BOOM. Plot. One character, two events with a discernible temporal order and a clear connection between them. A plot can be that shallow and still count as such. Sally has no last name, no appearance, she doesn't have any dialogue, we don't even really have a setting. This is a very crappy plot. But it is a plot.
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Posted 2/23/13
I love ecchi anime the most. No one can tell me otherwise
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Posted 2/23/13
i just lol at ecchi to me its a comedy and its entertaining sometimes haha

i usually lol hard when some random dude gets a blood nose from seeing a hot chick or something
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Posted 2/23/13

Ecchi is good only if the main guy is hott.


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Posted 6/15/13
This needs a bump, I am sure there will be good discussions to be made.
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Posted 6/15/13
It depends on the show. I've seen plenty of anime that have absolutely no plot and many of which are not ecchi. Given that some focus too much on the ecchi and it takes away from the plot, but if it is used well then it can flow with the show and just seem natural.
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Posted 6/15/13
Ive seen plenty of ecchi and its not that the ones i dont care for have no plot, but they have one that is weak or that i dislike...High School DxD, anyone?
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Posted 6/15/13
No one mentions The World God Only Knows? That has an awesome plot and fan service.
Posted 6/15/13

GoldTStar wrote:

Ive seen plenty of ecchi and its not that the ones i dont care for have no plot, but they have one that is weak or that i dislike...High School DxD, anyone?


Holy Hell Highschool DXD FOR THE WIN
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Posted 6/15/13
Ignore the ecchi and you have plot.
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Posted 6/16/13
i prety mutch watch any genra almost ecchi is one i like watching
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Posted 6/16/13
Ecchi is such a broad definition that one can argue for ages as to what does and does not fit under that umbrella. ... That being said, ecchi elements do not bother me. I have been watching anime for a long time.
Posted 6/16/13
Ecchi animes for the most part do lack any sort of plot, they usually consist of an average teenage boy somehow obtaining a harem and just all it does it show him getting his face in the girl's breasts, or seeing her panties, or just somehow falling on top of one of the girls and he squeezes something and is all 'what is that?' LOLOL BOOBS. PUNCHLINE.

There are ecchi animes with plots and well thought out characters (Bakemonogatari seems to be the only exception), but for the most part they're just meant to be not really thought out and fun.
I can see the appeal to ecchi and I can see why people like/dislike it, but to just sum it up ecchi animes typically don't really have a plot.
They're just fun nonsense.
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