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Sep 10, 2010 9:50 PM

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Discuss. Are you one of those people that falls for the marketing behind (most) anime or the type that automatically doesn't like it?

Personally, the idea of an ecchi anime automatically has one strike against it. It's just that since I'm older, cartoon boobs are kinda odd for me to stare at.
 
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Ecchi that tapdances on the hentai borderline without any plot to muck things up? Absolutely watch.

Anime that wants you to believe there's a plot but all the girls are scantily clad and have Barbie boobs? Pass.
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ArtRodriguez said:
Discuss. Are you one of those people that falls for the marketing behind (most) anime or the type that automatically doesn't like it?

Personally, the idea of an ecchi anime automatically has one strike against it. It's just that since I'm older, cartoon boobs are kinda odd for me to stare at.


Turn away, it gets annoying.

 
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Sep 10, 2010 9:58 PM

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I'm fine with ecchi, as long as it's interesting enough.
 
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Sep 10, 2010 10:02 PM

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Doesn't really effect my decision either way. I get interested in anime for many different reasons, but being ecchi doesn't really help me decide if it's worth watching or not.
 
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Sep 10, 2010 10:04 PM

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If it is tolerable, I will watch it.
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Sep 10, 2010 10:10 PM

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depends on the anime
if its comedy ecchi i'll be sure to watch it but if its just useless showing of naked bodys without story im not gonna watch it (though that depends on my mood.... ^-^)
 
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Sep 10, 2010 10:15 PM

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It depends on how it is used. If done correctly it can enhance the story, can be funny, and I don't mind it at all.

 
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Sep 10, 2010 10:26 PM

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Ecchi usually does turn me away from it. I rather watch a show and enjoy it then watch it and feel like a pervert after wards. (No offense to you perverts).

But there are exceptions, for ex: 'B Gata H Kei' was incredibly enjoyable and funny; yet it's listed as a 'ecchi' but I didn't feel like a pervert watching it... Well, except for the last episode but that was still funny as hell.

Then there are shows like Kamfer that I incredibly regret ever watching.
 
Sep 10, 2010 10:35 PM
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i dont quite understand all the ecchi hate... personally, i think ecchi makes shows WAAAAY more awesome lol, so of course, i enjoy watching ecchi anime
 
Sep 10, 2010 10:46 PM

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doesn't really matter as long as it doesn't affect the storyline
 
Sep 10, 2010 11:00 PM
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I don't really like ecchi. But there are anime with ecchi elements that I like (some comedy ecchi anime for example) so I watch them if they aren't too annoying.
 
Sep 10, 2010 11:03 PM

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the cartoon boobs convinces me to watched it


 
Sep 10, 2010 11:11 PM
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I don't mind it at all. I like ecchi unless it's overly exaggerated...(boobs the size of a head etc).
 
Sep 10, 2010 11:24 PM
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I'm not sure if has a good plot sure. Boob are overused yeah.
 
Sep 10, 2010 11:29 PM

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Umm...I think the only show I saw with ecchi is Highschool of the Dead and I tolerated it for the first 4 episodes but now it's become more ecchi with less story and it got annoying.
So I don't really like ecchi in anime.
 
Sep 10, 2010 11:31 PM

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I guess some of the shows i watch have ecchi but i don't really care its just i hate when people are around and i have to downsize the screen, it can be funny but i have no interest in the ecchi scenes.
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Sep 11, 2010 12:14 AM
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Ecchi would be fine as it's own genre, because then you could avoid it like the plague. But it gets into everything. It's like they think that no one's going to care about the storytelling, action, comedy, drama and whatever else there is unless they throw in some TNA every few minutesseconds.


And not just anime. I mean, damn, I can't even watch Burn Notice without heaps of fan service.
 
Sep 11, 2010 12:40 AM

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Ecchi in my opnion can ruin the quality of the anime
So,turn away from it,defintely.
 
Sep 11, 2010 12:44 AM

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lol of course watch.
 
Sep 11, 2010 12:45 AM
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I would watch it, since anime won't as funny witohut Ecchi.
Unless you wanna go something like K-ON or Arakawa.
 
Sep 11, 2010 12:58 AM

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I'm fine with ecchi, as long as it's interesting enough.
 
Sep 11, 2010 1:00 AM
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I would watch it, since anime won't as funny witohut Ecchi.
Unless you wanna go something like K-ON or Arakawa.
This is rather subjective. IMO, fanservice-type of ecchi tends to ruin anime shows. When decent romantic comedy suddenly starts throwing the character into stupid misunderstandings with girls who don't hesitate to expose their attributes for all to see then it becomes rather detrimental.

In other words, a little controlled ecchi humor is fine, but anything more should be kept inside shows made exclusively with that kind of situations in mind, otherwise they're just ruining the show's original premise. Everything has a place.

Personally I don't mind some ecchi shows as long as they don't take the situations too far, but sure as hell keep that fanservice away from more pure or serious anime, kthxbye.

 
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Ecchi alone won't make me want to watch an anime. There has to be something appealing about the premise, story, characters, or artwork to distinguish it from the rest of the crowd. But at the same time, ecchi rarely makes me turn away. There are shows I'd watch now that I would've avoided 5 years ago, but I eventually got over that "Cartoon boobs/panties/etc. are wrong" mental block and learned to embrace ecchi for ecchi's sake.

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It's like they think that no one's going to care about the storytelling, action, comedy, drama and whatever else there is unless they throw in some TNA every few seconds.

^ A good description of Divergence Eve, which has a reasonably good story, but is most known for its huge boobs and other fanservice elements. Shows like that make me think, "Why did they need all that, the show would've been fine without it." The worst part about DE is that it's all audience-focused -- none of the characters ever notice or react to the ecchi content. Same with Najica Blitz Tactics and its hundreds of pantyshots -- after several episodes, they lose all semblance of sexiness, because they make no difference in-universe.

Otoh, shows like Touka Gettan and Yamibou where the fanservice is subtle and integrated with the story and characters are much better by comparison.

So to recap:
"Guilty Pleasure", ecchi for ecchi's sake with no pretenses of being serious or "deep" = good (UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Magikano, Girls Bravo, Kampfer)
Ecchi integrated with the characters and a quality story = even better
Ecchi only for the audience's sake with no in-series relevance to a reasonably good story = not particularly effective

Honestly, what I dislike the most is when you have a perfectly good/fun ecchi series that appears to be in the "Guilty Pleasure" category, but then tries to evolve into a serious/meaningful story and fails miserably. Like DearS, DNA2, and StraIN, to name a few.
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Sep 11, 2010 2:36 AM

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The ecchi tag is usually a turn-off for me. Most shows simply focus too much into it and ignore the story. I 'm not interested in ecchi comedies as well.
That said, I don't mind having a bit of fanservice in a show, just be subtle and don't focus on it.
 
Sep 11, 2010 3:33 AM

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Ecchi is pretty alluring to me..though there are times where it doesn't really fit into the situation. A good example would be the breast-gripping scene in Highschool of The Dead where Komuro did it to Saeko..Awkard.
 
Sep 11, 2010 3:42 AM

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more Ecchi pls usualy it means they put more effort in character design.
I hate when they do lazy job at chars and animation just becouse they arent ecchi like in Soul eater, tsubasa chronicle,xxxHOLiC etc makes me want to puke.
For me Ecchi is good as long it dont get too much in way with story.
 
Sep 11, 2010 4:22 AM
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really depends, if its just ecchi with a crappy plot and story and characters with a stupid nerdy boy, then yes, i hate it. If its a bit of ecchi, just a little bit, then i like it.
 
Sep 11, 2010 4:27 AM

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More ecchi= more happiness.

I watch it every chance I get.
 
Sep 11, 2010 5:22 AM

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If ecchi is the main ingredient in a series, chances are I won't watch it, unless I'm in the mood for brainless entertainment and pantyshots. But that's not very often.

After all, ecchi is in itself one of the cheapest, most unimaginative and speculative tricks a series or manga can use to pull readers and viewers, so there is no way I would ever consider it good. As a extra seasoning it might be acceptable, so long as the rest of the series is good.

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Sep 11, 2010 6:37 AM
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I don't mind, I usually just laugh or something,
I'm actually fine with it as long as it doesn't take off and become stupid and annoying (no, I can't elaborate, 'cos I'm not 100% sure where the boundry to taking off starts, and I don't have an example, at least not for now)
 
Sep 11, 2010 6:43 AM

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I hate it and it ruins the shows.
 
Sep 11, 2010 6:49 AM
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Ecchi is so good I'm surprised it doesn't exist in all anime.

 
Sep 11, 2010 7:12 AM
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When I first started watching anime I thought ecchi was weird: Now I don't mind it at all.

Zalis makes some really good points about it though.
 
Sep 11, 2010 7:45 AM
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Hu.....some people say " I hate ecchi ,I rather watch hentai .At least there are some real action".....-_-"
here another similar discussion I saw a few month ago, if you need reference on ecchi study LOL

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The ecchi tag is usually a turn-off for me. Most shows simply focus too much into it and ignore the story. I 'm not interested in ecchi comedies as well.
That said, I don't mind having a bit of fanservice in a show, just be subtle and don't focus on it.
Maybe the tag should describe the percentage/level of ecchiness will shown in the show just to let the audience know.
 
Sep 11, 2010 7:51 AM

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If it's on a reasonable amount and the other aspects are good, then I'll watch. But if there's too much mindless ecchi fanservice without any other good aspects, I won't watch it. Most of those ecchi fanservice is just too generic and boring. There are exception though, like in Sora no Otoshimono (manga, dunno about anime), where the ecchiness is purely for laugh and it does make me laugh.
 
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crayon589mewsm04 said:
lol of course watch.


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Sep 11, 2010 8:29 AM

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It's tolerable in smaller doses, but I'd rather have no ecchi than any at all. It's actually better for me to have a show focus entirely on ecchi than having ecchi as a side attraction since I know there's no potential to have been ruined. High School of the Dead, unfortunately, is something that had potential but ruined because of the sheer fanservice so I'd have to deduct from the original score it was about to get. :/
 
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I don't turn away simply because ecchi was used at some point in an anime. In order for me to pass or turn off a show there needs to be problems with something important like story, plot, and characters.
Ever since seeing the GiTS movies I have been okay with nakedness in anime. Ecchi is a theme and below an actual genre, no anime can focus onl ecchi.

Ecchi ruins potential what? Without saying where the potential lies it comes across as abstract and vague.

 
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I see Ecchi as a negative, I can tolerate small amounts but I don't think a series is better for having it.

As for Highschool of the Dead I am enjoying the series even with the amount of Ecchi being far more than I'd usually be okay with.

It's not great and I'd rather a serious non-ecchi Zombie Anime but I don't hate it despite the facepalm-inducing amount of fanservice on show, I guess it's the exception that proves the rule for me.
 
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I don't care for Ecchi, so...
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Sep 11, 2010 9:40 AM

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Depends

Good ecchi that's tastefully done like in Shukufuku no Campanella and Moetan are always welcome.

Ecchi that is close to or is pretty much hentai usually with an element like Yuri, incest, using ecchi to amplify powers to another being (Aki-Sora, Qwaser, Strike Witches, Queen's Blade (ripping clothes after being hit, slashed, etc. counts as a concept)) is good as well.

Now Ecchi done badly, it kills a good story, or used where it isn't necessary (HOTD, Kodomo no Jikan, Ladies vs Butlers) is a bad thing.


 
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I like series with ecchi, usually manga more than an anime though. When I started watching anime I mainly watched ecchi shows (which were a bit lower rated), but I can't do this as often anymore, and I don't watch as many ecchi series.

I definitely prefer if there is some ecchi in the series, but not too much.
 
Sep 11, 2010 9:44 AM

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Ecchi is good. The measure of ecchi depends on the show.

If purely ecchi, then give it to me. Excuse plot and character is damn fine with me, just give me the ecchi. If there's a surprisingly good plot and characters, then great, even better! Just deliver the fanservice nice and deliciously, then it's all good.

In more plot & character centric-works, ecchi in smaller doses is okay. In fact, for me, I'd prefer ecchi in almost every other anime I watch, in smaller doses of course. Maybe a nice pantyshot every 4 episodes or a bath/changing scene every 5 or 6.

So yes, ecchi makes me want to watch an anime. It just depends on the central content and the quality of the ecchi. Though of course, that doesn't mean there aren't ecchi shows I hate with a passion. (I'm looking at you, Koi Koi 7.)

In completely deep and serious works though, it's a big no. I wouldn't want ecchi in a show like, say... Shiki.

 
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Well, I'm watching Elfen Lied right now which has been accused of ecchi. I have only seen two episodes as of now, and I don't mind. Of course it prevents me from watching the show when my family is home or awake, but I don't honestly mind. Watching Lucy walk around naked chopping everyone up just means she doesn't give a damn if she is naked, and makes her more badass. Watching Nyuu play with herself on the other hand... Of course I'm not far enough into the series to know why she switches between badass Lucy and fanservice Nyuu but she seems very ignorant to the world while in Nyuu mode. I find it cute, and in my opinion it adds more character and more reason for me to wonder why she acts like that while in Nyuu mode, but I have seen people accuse it as blatant fan service.

I suppose it just depends on how you look at it. Some would think it allows you to know the character better, seeing how they act in those situations. While some may think it is just an excuse to garner more attention from the show. All in all, I don't mind. I don't think I have ever watched an anime strictly revolving around fanservice, but from what I've seen, it's A-OK.
 
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It's not great and I'd rather a serious non-ecchi Zombie Anime but I don't hate it despite the facepalm-inducing amount of fanservice on show, I guess it's the exception that proves the rule for me.


The problem with that horror that causes the same fear reaction in Live Action is hard to do in anime. I think Daisuke Sato correctly kept in mind the that on the immediate surface the zombie genre is about gore, sex, and survival. While hidden deeper among the narratives and epilogues the zombie genre is about choices and rebirth.

 
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Ecchi is usually the number one way to attract my initial attention, but once I start watching, I want a little more substance. If the series is nothing but fanservice and nothing else to support it, I might as well just watch porn.
 
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Now Ecchi done badly, it kills a good story, or used where it isn't necessary (HOTD, Kodomo no Jikan, Ladies vs Butlers) is a bad thing.


As odd as it may seem to you ecchi has never killed a good story.
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Sep 11, 2010 10:52 AM

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Ecchi makes me want to watch more. I like ecchi. I am not going to bitch like some chick or some fag how there is too much.
 
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I don't really mind it the most ecchi shows are funny and i like them :), well if its to much like almost hentai it kills my internests in the anime.
 
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