Anime fanservice (or fan service) is a double edged sword in and outside of the
For those who aren’t part of the
Or a scapegoat used to demonize, criticize, and downplay what
For fans inside the
- Is it contextual?
- Does it make sense to include it?
- Is it relevant?
- Is it necessary?
- Does it enhance the
animeor make it worse?
Whatever your opinions are when it comes to fanservice, this time around I’ll focus on the BEST
Let’s get to it.
anime for fanservice:
Sometimes they take jobs that lead to villains or monsters, other times it’s pure comedy and silly shit that
Fairy Tail is a GOD send for those looking for a solid
The fanservice in
2. Ishuzoku Reviewers
Slime girls, elf girls, tentacle girls, this
It’s a fanservice buffet.
Ishuzoku Reviewers is an
The hottest kind of family business in history, and you get to build your own saucy empire around it. Become king or queen of the porn business and develop your management skills!
3. Redo Of Healer
2021’s most controversial
The main character is r*ped, abused, drugged, and tortured by a female colonizer called Flare, who’s a princess of the Jioral Kingdom.
He finds a way to endure this suffering after so much trauma, and finds a way to redo time 5 years into the past. It’s in this timeline that he gets his revenge and becomes strong enough to do so.
Redo Of Healer is
4. High School DxD
High School DxD is considered the king of Ecchi, and easily is the most famous, if not a seriously popular Ecchi series.
In this world you have demons and nuns who are obviously gorgeous in every way, shape, and form. It’s by design.
Being a Ecchi and a harem series, you do get your dose of fanservice quite often. Rias Gremory (red head) being one of the most common sources of fanservice.
There’s 3 seasons so far.
5. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
Haganai is an
On a more serious note, Kodaka Hasegawa and Yozura form a group called The Neighbors Club. The purpose is to help them both make friends and avoid loneliness.
This is a serious theme running throughout the
6. Rent A Girlfriend
In East Asia, or more specifically Japan there’s a culture of “renting” girlfriends. This
Kazuya Kinoshita is a SIMP who has little experience with women, which is why his heart is broken after Mami (his girlfriend) dumps him for superficial reasons.
He still has a naive idea of getting back with her and even gives her respect despite being disrespected by Mami. Hence his simp-ish behavior.
Chizuru Mizuhara, the rental girlfriend Kauzya starts paying for is really what makes this
Fanservice, cringey moments, the
7. Food Wars
Food Wars is a staple in the
Soma Yukihira leaves his local shop he grew up in with his dad, the place where he honed his skills as a cook. And is now entering a school where food competitions are at a high level.
His goal is to improve his skills and rise up the ranks.
When a character “tastes” food in this
In a way, it’s a portrayal of how good it feels when you eat good food, except we can’t express it as well in the real world.
Expect some stupid but creative and fun comedy, and some genuinely good food battles between chefs with all kinds of personalities. All done in a Shonen style.
8. Sankarea: Undying Love
Sankarea is a twisted
He gets his wish after a girl called Rea dies, and his we’ll say “experiment” succeeds in bringing her back to life as a zombie.
The messed up part about this
Her father needs more than just a jail sentence.
Aside from the deep side of this Ecchi series, there’s a sizeable amount of fanservice but nothing extreme.
9. World’s End Harem
World’s End Harem, or “Shuumatsu No Harem” is an
With only 1% or less of the male population left, they’re forced and encouraged to impregnate women to save humanity as they know it.
That can only be achieved by getting as many women pregnant as possible to birth new life and ensure the future as far as survival.
Aside from controversies like mothers saying women aren’t machines for breeding, the
It’s a naughty
Kono Subarashii has some good fanservice as well. Even though the
It’s about Kazuma Satou, a guy who’s killed and is then mocked by Goddess Aqua, the one who allows Kazuma to restart his life in another world.
He’s then joined by that same Goddess in that world but in the “lower” world she’s useless and can’t use most of her powers.
Kazuma ends up finding Megumin and Darkness, and their 4 person party is what’s responsible for the outrageous comedy, fanservice, action, and adventures.
Kazuma’s become a favorite character since he’s an advocate for true gender equality.
11. To Love Ru
To Love Ru isn’t the most stellar of an
It’s almost comparable to some Shounen.
One of them, Lala, literally comes from a spaceship and ends up in the MC’S house in no time. Then the madness of this series takes place from there.
Boobs, ass, the whole lot is what you can expect with the fanservice.
Kill La Kill
Kill La Kill is an
She gets the beating of her life on her first attempt, learns from the mistake, and manages to make progress after that.
Kill La Kill is an
And other elements some
You’l be laughing more than anything else, rather than cringing. And that’s part of the point.
The deeper story is important, so pay attention while you’re watching.
13. Code Geass
Code Geass is an
The main theme is about Lelouch and his goal for revenge. A typical drive and ambition for many protagonists. But it goes well beyond that.
Lelouch is doing this for his sister Nunally. She means so much to him that he’s willing to throw away his morals, commit violence, kill others, and much more to make her happy and build a happier world.
Fanservice does creep in every now and then though.
14. Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann was worked on by the same person who worked on Kill La Kill, so the similarities in art style and designs shouldn’t be a surprise.
Everyone doubts his beliefs about what’s up there, and whether it’s possible given they’re sheltered and groomed to believe living underground is “normal”.
Simon, a younger character with the help of Kamina and others finds a way and they reach the surface, which is followed by battle, war, and violence.
Yes, there’s fanservice and it’s for both genders as well. But in general this is a solid
15. Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is considered one of the OG’S when it comes to action packed
Revy Rebecca, one of the main characters is a source of this
Smuggling, drugs, guns, crime, and the underworld is where most characters live, do business, and spend their lives in this
16. Amagi Brilliant Park
Amagi Brilliant Park is another
A theme park business is at risk of closing down if changes aren’t made to how it operates. They find a man named Kanie to help them, forcibly.
He’s responsible along with everyone else to make this theme park thrive again, make money, and ultimately recover from the hole it finds itself in.
Magical creatures and characters are part of this strange theme park so strange things, and good comedy become part of the ongoing theme. Episode to episode.
Monogatari isn’t strictly a fanservice
The plot revolves around Araragi Koyomi, a regular seeming guy who attracts not so regular people into his life, like his Yandere-ish girlfriend.
Vampires, spirits, mysteries, strange characters, dangerous situations, Koyomi finds himself near all of these types of things.
Aside from the romance and Ecchi elements, dialogue is one of the most important features that carries this
Darling In The Franxx
The “franxx” is a mecha robot, basically. To pilot it the woman needs to sit in the front, with the guy at the back.
It’s sexually suggestive, which is why it got caught up in so much controversy.
Zero Two’s famous line “darling” is partly why this
19. Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z (early)
Dragon Ball, the original, released in the mid 1980’s is the golden era for DB’S fanservice, lewd scenes, and in some cases – inappropriate content.
It’s pretty much off the rails when it comes to being politically incorrect. This changes a lot once Goku gets older in the first season and the plot progresses.
DBZ on the other hand has fanservice but most of it is “early” in the franchise. As more arcs pass, it starts to fade away more and more.
20. Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple is all about self improvement and personal development. It’s the thread that ties everything together.
The main character Kenichi is bullied, and he uses martial arts as a means to get stronger, stop being a victim, overcome his weaknesses, and gain self confidence.
Once that’s achieved he then sets out to help others where he can, but some of his past enemies have a problem with that.
Kenichi’s crush Miu Furinji is the main source of this
As a “special” instructor, you are going to the famous Magus Academy to teach these sorceress students the revolutionary “Magic Intercourse” that can make their magic channeling much more powerful.
21. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
A drunk introverted office worker ends up running into a wounded dragon, they talk, they become friends, and then start living together. This is how the main story kicks off.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, like other
At the heart of this series is a wholesome set of characters, with a slice of life style of plot that evolves or changes with each episode.
Fanservice, when necessary, is used when the situation calls for it. But Lucoa’s fanservice (side character) can get a bit silly.
22. Saekano: How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend
The title reveals part of the
This isn’t your ordinary harem or Ecchi series. Or even your ordinary slice of life. It’s a wholesome
Fanservice is a given.
23. My Dress Up Darling
My Dress Up Darling is an
Marin Kitagawa is an Otaku. A girl who loves to cosplay her favorite characters. Gojo, the male MC makes hina dolls and is in the business of doing so.
They both meet and end up working together to help each other’s passions and hobbies, making life easier based on each characters skills and knowledge.
This is the basis for the romance, and even though cosplay is a natural part of this
Keijo is an
It’s surprising there wasn’t any controversy when it first aired many years ago.
It’s meant to be stupid and not to be taken seriously. Either way, Keijo is a unique fanservice
- Monster Musume.
- Dagashi Kashi.
- Myriad Colors Phantom World.
- Edens Zero.
- Tensei Slime.
- Fire Force.
- One Piece.