How do you feel about ecchi shows with a silly childish tone?
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Ai Yori Aoshi, Ah! My Goddess, This sad yet beautiful world, dearS, Chobits, and the like...

Those anime contain adult humor and fan service... but they still clearly feel like kid shows. I mean... they seem way to cheesy and silly to be meant for adults. I know anime is cartoonish, but the tone of these shows is reminiscent of Pokemon or Sailor Moon... The only difference is the ecchi content.
Imagine if I took an episode of Pokemon, threw some adult jokes and fanservice in it, and then marketed it to adults? That's be pretty strange (It would also be kind of cool if you did that)
Then there's weird shows like "Chu Bra", which was clearly meant for grown men, yet it goes out of the way to present a message to young girls. A good message mind you but still...

The 25 yr old men jerking off to it aren't gonna need a message like "Your bra should reflect you, not what others want out of you, be comfortable with yourself. Also the bra you pick should be appropriate for your age. It needs to be comfortable and fit well to protect your developing breasts"
That'd be a nice message if I were like... a 12 yr old girl...

But if I were a 12 yr old girl, I wouldn't be watching chu bra, i'd be watching... i don't know, Free!, while fawning over fanart of Jojo's Bizzarre Adventure, and singing the Sailor Moon opening into my plastic Cardcaptor Sakura wand.
(Apologies to girls everywhere)

Overall, I like anime like that, but I feel like it's a wasted opportunity. I mean... If you have a tone that would make for a great kid show, then why throw fanservice all over it to satisfy adults? Chu Bra especially... I mean, they should have got rid of the fanservice and made it a shoujo anime... because the message is perfect for girls, plus it's important for girls to learn that stuff, although American cartoons don't have the balls to do such a thing.
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There are plenty of threads about ecchi anime here on CR, perhaps /forumtopic-886729/do-you-feel-ecchiharem-shows-are-killing-the-anime-fandom has some of the discussion you're interested in, or others (use the search function, sort by recent to see active threads). But please do try to avoid the overtly sexual messages if you post in those.
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