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Posted 6/10/14

Miranyan wrote:


outerheaven139 wrote:

I think it's a taste thing, if you don't like it, just don't watch ecchi animes.


+1 to you heaven ∩(︶▽︶)∩


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Posted 6/10/14 , edited 6/10/14
It kind of depends for me.
Unless the anime is based around that sort of thing, there shouldn't be too much of it. It's alright to have it here or there, but if there's an overabundance of it, that's where my complaint comes in. But that's mostly towards sexual fanservice (panty shots and the like)
Like in Date A Live, there were only panty shots in like, the first minute of the first episode. And they kept the fanservice to a minimum, though it was still there. If it's like that, then I don't mind in the slightest.
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Posted 6/19/14
I don't like it that much, why? it's too distracting and the first dozen anime I grew up with had like no such thing at the time.
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Posted 6/20/14
It's something I've personally learned to deal with, but am not a fan of it.

In all honesty, it always feels more forced and annoying than anything.
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Posted 6/20/14
Well, as long as it's not some stupid forced fanservice, i'm fine with it.
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Posted 6/29/14
Boobs is not fan service. I don't know who the first person was who appropriated the term "fan service" to mean gratuitous eye candy but that's not what it means. Fan service is something that services the fans...only. In Marvel movies, Stan Lee makes cameo appearances that most people think is just some old dude, but that's fan service. Oftentimes, Easter Eggs are fan service as well.
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Posted 6/29/14
not bothered.
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Posted 6/29/14 , edited 6/29/14
Fanservice is not the problem, some good shows can a have a little fanservice here and there without hurting the general quality of it. The problem is the moeshit idol shows or the cute girls doing cute things shows also the sudden rise of cute guys doing cute things and two gay guys sodomizing each other for the fujoshi is the biggest problem and the most useless thing in anime. We don't need fanservice shows like that, people could simply go check their hentai or whatever if that's what they want. These shows take the place of what could be an anime with an interesting story that has something more than just pandering to the audience.
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Posted 6/29/14
Fan-service is never bad, but a show cannot thrive solely on fan-service.
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Posted 6/29/14 , edited 6/29/14
I've had more than one anime turn me off because of "Fan Service". Especially the Lolita crap. I have a wife and daughter, I think those things are disgusting and degrading. Of course, others are free to think as they will. Regardless of how depraved it may be. I can tolerate a few things though.
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Posted 6/29/14
I think the real danger is when fan service screws up the tone of a show. I just started watching Beyond The Boundary and really liked the first episode a lot. However, the second episode introduces us to the protagonist's mother, who is for some reason a bubbly cat girl in skimpy outfits, and his male friend, whose defining characteristic in the episode is that he tries to molest the protagonist. I'm not sure if I will watch further, even though I feel the show had great potential with its first episode, simply because these well worn, fan service tropes pulled me right out of the story. The tone went from light -hearted adventure to ecchi comedy. I don't mind either genre, but they aren't always complementary. It felt like I was watching two different shows and I suddenly couldn't get into either of them properly.

I suppose another way to put it is: Use the right tool for the right job. Fan service has its place and can be funny and fun, but it can also ruin your palette if it's served up at the wrong time.
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Posted 6/29/14
I always roll my eyes at any kind of blatant fan service.

I just feel like it should be separate.

Kill La Kill was the most recent show in which I forced myself to put up with it, which is ironic since the fan service is so heavy in that show. But the animation quality and aesthetics were good enough for me to look past it.
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It can be a good thing if used in small quantities. No matter how we look at it at least a little fanservice is in every show that is coming out now. The producers think that if they slap some big mammary glands on a woman, they will get a big fanbase. It's a real shame that many anime are ruined because of this. They usually have interesting stories, but are messed up by ridiculous fanservice.

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