There are some awfully rubbish yet perplexedly popular anime in the ecchi genre, from bland samey harems like Rosario to Vampire or To LOVE-Ru, anime that are just straight up hentai like Kiss x Sis or Aki-Sora, to completely forgettable visual novel adaptations like 11 eyes. We're here to to give you a list of ecchi anime (with great storylines too) that are sure to keep you entertained for weeks.
All ranking information was taken on the date of publication
Ecchi Anime List
MAL Rated 8.18, Ranked #322 | Aired Summer 2015 | Produced by J.C.Staff
Half bromance prison-escape extraordinaire, half masochist's dream, the ecchi comedy anime Prison School is an extraordinary achievement in anime camerawork. Even if that camera was mostly focused on the vice president's goods...
MAL Rated 7.52, Ranked #1460 | Aired Summer 2015 | Produced by Lerche
Monster Musume asks a serious question: Would you rather have intimate relations with a snake, bird, horse, spider or blob? I'm glad at least one anime is asking the important questions. This ecchi harem anime proves that you don't have to be human to be sexy.
MAL Rated 8.61, Ranked #62 | Aired Spring 2015 | Produced by J.C.Staff
Food and sex cater to two of our most primal urges, and Shokugeki wraps them both into a well crafted shounen tale about a boy named Souma that wants to be the best chef in the world. Food never looked this sexy.
MAL Rated 7.56, Ranked #1337 | Aired Summer 2010 | Produced by Madhouse
Highschool of the Dead's popularity (at least in English-speaking fandom) is mostly due to timing. It hit right at the time when zombies were at their all time high in fan culture. But it also has something to do with HoTD being wonderfully ridiculous, including bullet-time-boobies that gyrate at supersonic speed. Sounds good to me!
MAL Rated 7.64, Ranked #1129 | Aired Summer 2015 | Produced by J.C.Staff
Not many anime attempt to make grand political statements about the importance of their dumb dirty jokes and material, but that's exactly what Shimoneta does. It is the best critique of governmental censorship that also features a lady running around with underpants on her face as she throws pictures of hot naked ladies to shocked onlookers who probably have not even seen themselves naked before. Pure comedy.
MAL Rated 8.54, Ranked #89 | Aired Spring 2014 | Produced by Madhouse
How do you make your ecchi light novel adaptation about a guy falling into a video game like world stand out from the crowd? Not just by throwing as many LN tropes as you can (cough Shinmai Maou no Testament cough), but by giving it an artwork and colour scheme similar to that of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure obviously! This anime with its cast of sexy/cute girls is definitely one to watch for the plot.
MAL Rated 6.35, Ranked #5772 | Aired Winter 2014 | Produced by Xebec
If you like big breasts, and absolutely hate anime that have a plot (actual plot, not plot), you'll love Maken-Ki! Two. It's basically softcore porn, let's not beat around the bush here. More fanservice than the original, a great looking roster of girls, and the most non-existent plot in all of anime.
MAL Rated 7.81, Ranked #804 | Aired Fall 2010 | Produced by Gainax
A lot of ecchi anime seem like they are written by 10 year olds who have only just realised boobs exist and can't move beyond that (cough Highschool DxD cough). Panty and Stocking not only shows that boobs exist, but it also introduces masturbating, sex, vaginas, penises, boners, nipples and every other dirty thing under the sun, and boy does it want you to know about all these things. Especially notable is the hot magical girl transformation scene of the two main characters.
MAL Rated 7.50, Ranked #1512 | Aired Spring 2004 | Produced by Studio Pierrot
Did you like Parasyte but think it would be better if instead of lots of killing and blood, it was a cute ecchi romance anime instead? Did you wish that instead of being a shapeless blob, Migi was a cute naked girl on the end of your right hand? Well then boy do I have an anime for you!
MAL Rated 6.81, Ranked #3890 | Aired Fall 2010 | Produced by Feel
You know how in ecchi anime producers often add a sister character and heavily imply that she wants to bone our lead but either never gets there or drops the old "not blood-related" shtick? Don't you wish anime would just drop that pretense? Yeah, Yosuga no Sora. I shall say no more.
MAL Rated 7.22, Ranked #2580 | Aired Fall 2016 | Produced by Xebec
Let's not f*ck around here. This is a show about a made-up sport called 'Keijo' which is basically sumo on a platform in a pool with boobs and butts. If you're not a complete snob about fanservice, you'll think it's pretty good. Check it out!
MAL Rated 7.45, Ranked #1682 | Aired Spring 2006 | Produced by Seven Arcs
Inukami is worth mentioning for the lengths it goes to with its perversions. Yes there are sexy undressed ladies, but it also features the main character being transported to another dimension, where a bunch of men wearing loincloths challenge him to a hip thrusting contest.
MAL Rated 8.07, Ranked #438 | Aired Fall 1995 | Produced by APPP
The golden oldie of the genre, Golden Boy follows the world's most inept genius in the world of anime as he tries to impress a string of originally dismissive, sexy women wearing very tight clothes. It was pioneering in its day for having its main character's hand morph into a penis whenever a pretty lady touched it. Hey, that's got to be someone's fetish, right?
MAL Rated 6.81, Ranked #4047 | Aired Spring 2011 | Produced by Diomedea
I don't want to give away the outrageous premise of this ecchi rom-com, so you're going to have to have to go into this one blind. What I will say though, is that it's a heartwarming tale of a 10 year old succubus that needs to form a harem so that she's able to have a steady supply of semen, and eventually ends up falling in love with one of her mother's 23 year old concubines that she's previously produced offspring with.
It's pretty good though.
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