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Post Reply I'm tired of the excessive fan service
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Posted 8/7/18 , edited 8/9/18
I'm not tired of "excessive" fanservice. Hell I think a lot of recent anime don't go far enough when they clearly should.
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Posted 8/7/18 , edited 8/8/18

calribeiro wrote:I'd love if crunchyroll starts to flag or something else that let's us know when a show has too much fan service. It's getting really tiring... most of the new shows are pure fan service or cliche. Am I the only one who thinks like that?
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shhh keep it quiet and don't tell anyone else, they already have flag that let's you know about fan service:
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18

calribeiro wrote:

I'd love if crunchyroll starts to flag or something else that let's us know when a show has too much fan service. It's getting really tiring... most of the new shows are pure fan service or cliche. Am I the only one who thinks like that?


It's anime, they know their audience. You're an outlier.

I might have given you the benefit of the doubt if you hadn't posted "most of the new shows are pure fan service or cliche"

Since that's not true you're obviously over sensitive.

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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/8/18
Fan service in anime is part of what makes it unique, I think it's an integral to anime and is both funny and nice to look at. I actually made a video defending fan service with a comedic twist and I welcome discussion from both side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTzGm6nliM0&index=2&t=2s&list=LLPX9zuwW0oarA9SYn3hF87Q
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/8/18
Were the shows tagged "ecchi" by any chance? And if not, were they tagged harem? And if not, if you looked at the art would you have reasonably been able to tell before even watching it if there was a damn high chance of fanservice? I think it's pretty easy to tell if a show will have a high amount of fanservice or not, and I wouldn't for a second consider myself a long time watcher.
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18
I think it's a bit of a misconstrued statement too. There are many forms of fanservice in anime. Not just about male and female anatomy.

It is what it is. Don't like it, don't watch it. Simple as that.
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/8/18
There has been alot of fan-service heavy shows in recent years. Not a bad thing mind you, just a noticeable uptick. I grew up watching Tenchi Muyo (all of them, yes even Tenchi In Tokyo) Sorceror Hunters, Those who hunt Elves, and all the others from the 90's and since. I can name alot more of them from the modern age than from then, so evidence supports the assertion.

Still it's a "too each their own" situation

some want more violence, some want more sex, and tbh the studios seem happy to fill pretty much all desires of the audience, just not always in the same show.

Let's just all be glad we've come a long way from paying 19.95 +tax for 5 uncut episodes of DBZ on VHS.
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18
fanservice is like gravy it makes a bad show good and a good show great
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18
STOP complaining. DON'T like it. DON'T watch it.
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/8/18

uncletim wrote:

fanservice is like gravy it makes a bad show good and a good show great


Some shows, it cannot save *cough* hybrid x hear *cough*. It made a bad show tacky.
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/8/18

xxJing wrote:


uncletim wrote:

fanservice is like gravy it makes a bad show good and a good show great


Some shows, it cannot save *cough* hybrid x hear *cough*. It made a bad show tacky.


true enough "you can pour gravy over a turd but in the end you just have a turd covered in gravy"
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18

uncletim wrote:


xxJing wrote:


uncletim wrote:

fanservice is like gravy it makes a bad show good and a good show great


Some shows, it cannot save *cough* hybrid x hear *cough*. It made a bad show tacky.


true enough "you can pour gravy over a turd but in the end you just have a turd covered in gravy"


Hey there, that show was pure class.

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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/8/18
OP - "tired"-? "Excessive" -? Well - There's always going to be opinions on the style of this, the quality of that, and as to whether something is "over done" in popular media, -opinions yes, but for everything else, there's MasterCard (to cop an ad line). -If you don't like the fan service, support whatever else it is you like better. As others here have suggested, read reviews, do research. Some of that alone can be entertaining, just like commenting in these forums.

I also agree with some who mention labels as being unreliable, and coming from a music background myself, I have mostly found labeling to be problematic in general. In anime lately, sometimes you can get more help from the age ratings as to whether there will be "extreme" fan service, if you will, but you will again be relying on someone else's labeling there (if it exists at all), -the same goes for ecchi, and so on.

It actually took me a while to "catch on" to what fan service meant, when I began watching anime, to be honest. Even now, I can't see any clear definition out there that would work for everyone, in every instance. So to me, the OP saying that there is "excessive" fan service, is about like someone complaining that there are too many fast food restaurants these days.. (cue "The Devil Is A Part-timer" reference)



Is the scene (in ep.10) of Chiho trying to impress Sadao with her abundant cleavage fan service, or part of the plot? Or is it both? And hey - some people like MgRonalds, DDs... but no one is exactly forcing it on us!


But hey, how do you really expect to have any influence over these things, unless you are going to make or curate it ahead of time yourself? Anime on outlets like Cruchyroll is more like a buffet - you don't have to eat it all! I don't think there's some over-arching force that's pushing fan service on us. -Any harder than MgRonalds pushes MgBurgers on us anyway!

One supposes there are also good arguments for blaming media industry power brokers with overzealous and objectionable influence (such as the likes of Harvey Weinstein recently, for instance) on the control that's put on what types of projects get financed and promoted, etc. Surely that happens in anime production too, but what we average consumers can do about that is limited again to mostly "voting with our wallets", or at least finding and supporting something else.

-Oh, and tired you say? Maybe you're trying too hard! Smile, Laugh, -Live a little!!
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Posted 8/9/18 , edited 8/9/18

Shamelesswarrior13 wrote:Still it's a "too each their own" situation


is that a tolerance and glimpse of reason i see here? aren't ur supposed to squirm in convulsions on the ground with foam around ur mouth spouting nonsense about trigger warnings, maintaining safe spaces and protecting "muh feelings" of each and every special snowflake?
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Posted 8/9/18 , edited 8/9/18
A lot of it is just Japanese culture from what I've seen. It's not always avoidable lol. The best you can do if it really bothers you is do your research and avoid the ecchi tag.
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Posted 8/9/18 , edited 8/9/18
I prefer to cater my own service.
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