Do You Like Ecchi Series?

I tolerate it to some extent.


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85 thoughts on “Do You Like Ecchi Series?”

  1. Ecchi has always been very hit-or-miss with me personally. I don’t mind a bit of fanservice here and there, as long as it doesn’t overshadow the story, and it’s not overused.
    I actually just did a post on fanservice on my own blog not even an hour ago! Feel free to check it out.

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    1. My thoughts exactly. There’s just a lot of series that overdo the ecchi elements. And yes, I’ll check your post out soon. Thanks for the info. And by the way, just to ket you know that the blog connected with your profile is unavailable, coltsheesley. I suggest you change it to your current active one, just so you don’t lose potential visitors just because they can’t find your blog connected with your profile.

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    1. “Kill la Kill”, definitely. Well, I think that should’ve asked not just ecchi series, but series that have rampant ecchi elements. There are series like “ONE PIECE” and “Fairy Tail” that are not labelled as ecchi series but have many ecchi elements. So by “like”, do you mean that you actively search for ecchi series to watch or you just watch any anime and you don’t mind whether they have ecchi or not?

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    1. I agree. Same here. Although I won’t say that I “like” ecchi per se, when it works to enhance the story instead of becoming the main point of a series, then I guess I don’t mind it. Any ecchi series that you like?

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      1. I was gonna respond saying the same thing but since you said it I guess all I have to say is “Same”. Although, I do sometimes get in the mood to laugh at a harem every once in awhile, for the most part I don’t consider heavily ecchi focused animes to be “good” animes just something you laugh at when you feel like watching a non-sensical anime.

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      2. I know what you mean. I’m a moody watcher, so I mostly watch anime based on my mood. There are times tha I can’t bear to watch ecchi anime, but there are also times that I want to watch them for the sake of laughing.

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      3. I like the first chapters of Toloveru Darkness where Momo is the protagonist alongside Yami whose has feelings for Rito. It’s got heavy dosage of ecchi with matches the story but over time, the ecchi became very mindless like the story. It thoroughly disappointed me to no ends although I still read it from time to time just to see what the hell is now happening.

        My first real ecchi experience was none other Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden. The anime was good but the manga, in which I read years after, was the best version of the bunch. It’s got a good balance of ecchi, comedy, romance and tragedy. I think I’ll write a review about that before the end of the year.

        Since Toloveru Darkness was a disappointment, I looked for a different one and I stumbled upon Tsuki-Tsuki. I like the art work and the story resembles Omamori Himari. Omamori Himari is also good, but the anime version is more action packed although the manga delivered a better story compared to its anime counterpart. I hope there will be a Tsuki-Tsuki anime soon.

        My final words about ecchi is that it does exist as a genre and it is there during the yesteryear, but it became more rampant during the mid 2000’s and as far as I have observed, many anime companies are making it corrupting or contaminating the minds of the viewers w/c doubles as a bad reputation for anime as a whole but hey, at least anime caters to everyone’s tastes right? It’s just that you don’t get to see family oriented anime anymore (or rarely see one) like the world masterpiece theater (Sekai Meisaku Gekijō).

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      4. Oh wow. What a detailed response. Thank you for the effort of writing such a thoughtful comment. I agree. Ecchi as a genre became more rampant in the 2000’s, and it seems tha every series has at least a little bit of ecchi thrown in.

        I’ve read “To Love Ru” but dropped it years ago. Hmmm. I’ll think about taking it up again. We’ll see. I haven’t watched “Mahoromatic” or “Ommori Himari” yet, but I heard about them. Since I don’t usually actively look for ecchi series to watch, it’s only mostly by chance or recommendations that I end up watching them.

        And you made a good point when you said a proper amount of ecchi works to enhance the story, and how series like “To Love Ru” loses direction because of the increasing dose of ecchi they put in. Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinions with me. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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  2. It seems I belong to the majority as well. It would be great if the ecchi element adds anything to the story (great example of this is Sidonia no Kishi–but it’s relatively mild there). But if it’s plain ecchi in a boring story, I’d rather watch hentai… 😄

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    1. It’s been a while, Miha-chan! I’ve missed you! Ahaha. I agree with you, ecchi is good if it enhances the story. My favourite example is “Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei”. I haven’t watched “Sidonia no Kishi”. Is it good?

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      1. I missed you too!! I don’t have much time to read blogs these days, but if you’ve noticed I’d been trying to read some anime production related posts to sharpen my view a bit re: the subject.

        Right, I actually forgot about SZS! In that case, ‘Katte ni Kaizou’ also is a great example. It’s from the same creator after all–but it’s a lot more blatant on the ecchi aspect.

        Knights of Sidonia is so good! But it may not be for everyone. This review by draggle perfectly sums up what I loved about it. If it doesn’t interest you even a bit, it may be better if you look for something else.

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      2. I’m just glad that you haven’t completely stopped blogging, even if you haven’t posted anything this month. I haven’t watched “Katte no Kaizo” either. I’m still currently watching the “Bakemonogatari” series, and like you I only have very limited time to watch new series this days. Oh well. That’s life. I just read the review you shared. Pretty high rating for that anime. I’m intrigued. How’s life going on for you these days? Hope all is well.

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      3. I’m doing relatively better than I did a month ago. Perhaps it’s because I’ve finally started working on the project my instructor specifically recommended me to work on. Thank you! How about you? You seem to be pretty active on blogging. 😄

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      4. Oh, so does that mean that you started working at your school? What kind of project are you working on?

        You’re welcome. Well, I actually took a break from blogging; Hence, the lateness of my reply. It’s thanks to the “schedule” function that my blog still keeps on pumping posts even if I’m not actually logged in. Anyway, I hope that you are doing well. Cheers!

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      1. If the ecchi is there too color the show I actually don’t mind. When it came to stuff I liked, i guess the latest monster musume did well in incorporating it into the story. Though, stuff like high school dxd and tolove ru i think do really well in trying to provide fan service to those who want it.

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      2. I haven’t watched those series, but I have them recommended to me quite often, especially “Monster Musume”. Indeed, each of us have different tastes. Some like the fan service, some hate it, and some don’t mind either way. Which do you say are included in?

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      3. I dont mind it. When it comes to shows like fairy tail which have it for the sake of fan service, I think it adds to the comedic side of the show. If a show has ecchi, I believe it can only add to a shows value.

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      4. True. There are shows that uses ecchi to enhance the entertainment value. Although I have to say that there are also crappy ones, but it’s not limited to ecchi only. Just like any anime, there are good ones and crappy ones. It really doesn’t have to do whether it’s ecchi or not. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and sharing your opinions regarding this matter. I really appreciate it. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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  3. Nah. Not even when the ecchi series is directed towards the female audience.
    I find the lack of quality, lack of plot, awkward sex noises and positions to be wanted spineless male character aside lol.

    Btw Arria, are you still doing DGS?

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    1. So you never watch ecchi series at all?

      Yes, I’m still doing DGS. All of my recent DGS translations, starting from episode 51, are now password-protected. Some people have been stealing my translations. You can find the password to unlock the translations from my DGS episode guide.

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      1. Ahahaha! Fair enough. Not everyone can stomach ecchi series.

        Yes. I don’t think that password-protected posts show up in the reader. But don’t worry, Winter. I’m still doing DGS. I’m also currently improving my previous translations. So far, I’ve finished with episode 1-4. I’m making them more informative and also translating parts that I didn’t translate before. Anyway, hope that you continue enjoying DGS. Cheers!

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      1. Umm…off the top of my head, I can’t think of too many ecchi series that I’ve made it through. To a degree both Elfen Lied and Ranma 1/2 get the nod thanks in a big way to the nostalgia effect. With some fo the scenes, other old ones like Ninja Scroll could fall into the category for short spells. Fairy Tail I don’t mind when I’m in the mood but I have found that it began to degrade in quality the longer it’s gone on.

        Would D-Frag! count? That didn’t push it too far for me and was good ol’ craziness and fun.

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      2. I’ve watched some episodes of the first titles you mentioned. As for D-Frag, I haven’t watched it yet so I can’t really say for sure if it counts. I also agree with “Fairy Tail”. It’s been a while since I last watched an episode because I lost interest. It had a great start, though, even with all those huge boobs and all.

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  4. for me personally, it really does depend on the series; I didn’t care for all the ecchi-ness in Monster Musume, but I kept coming back because the monster girls were interesting.

    Prison School is heavy in ecchi but I gave it a chance, and it ended up being SO HYSTERICAL and NAIL BITING that is now one of my all time favorite anime. I’m even reading the manga (though I REALLY miss the censorship. eyeballs are bleeding)

    Generally I don’t like ecchi elements because it can detract from the story or characters, but sometimes it works, so I don’t exclusively avoid it at all. Yamada’s First Time was ecchi but was very funny and entertaining, so I found it worth the watch. 😄

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    1. Well said. Indeed, I think that it’s best to have an open mind regarding ecchi series. They’re not all the same. Just like any regular anime, they can be bad but sometimes they can be great. It depends. Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinion. I just read that the live-action drama for “Prison School” also incorporates the same level of ecchi as in the anime, which was a great relief to the anime fans.

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  5. What? … Ecchi series? Never! My high morals prevent me.

    You really did it this time, Ms Fujinsei … and I can’t tell you how DISGUSTED I am with your post.

    Oh, you are in a lot of trouble now. You tell me EXACTLY WHERE you found these Ecchi series young lady. Don’t hold back any details. Give me the specific directions to these Ecchi websites so I can avoid them.

    Your other degenerate commentators too. They need to come clean and tell me exactly what they saw, describe it in detail, and exactly where they saw this revolting “entertainment” …

    … so disgusted right now …

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    1. Ah, a point well-made. Indeed, there is a big difference between series where ecchi is only an element versus series where ecchi is the main driving force of the story. Thanks for making that point. Do you have a series in mind that fits either of these 2?

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  6. Depends on the series. If the plot is actually good and interesting, maybe it’s okay. But if it’s just all fan service with little to no plot, it starts to get really boring. I do not tolerate ecchi series, I guess it’s alright for me as long as it keeps my interest.

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      1. Since you asked, here are my anime ecchi series that I liked: (1) Absolute Duo (2) Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (3) Date a Live (4) Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko, I guess this is a lot more of a moe anime than an ecchi anime but it does have some little ecchi in it (5) Highschool of the Dead, wherein HOTD defies the law of boob physics; I guess I’ll include (6) Nisekoi because of its fan service nowadays, (7) No Game No Life, awesome story, but too much ecchi, but it’s really enjoyable to watch, and of course (8) Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Sakurasou has been one of my favorites because the ecchi-ness didn’t ruin the series.

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      2. Oh wow. You have a lot of series in your ecchi arsenal. Good for you. You know what’s weird? I tried watching all of the titles that you mentioned here, but never finished one of them. I guess I got to take them up again one of these days. Thanks for the reminder.

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      3. Hmmmm. That’s hard to say because I don’t have a reliable opinion yet since I haven’t finished any of them. But so far I would say that I like “High school of the Dead” and “No Game No Life”. I would have to see if my opinion changes when I take them up again. Thanks!

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      1. So far I like Rosario Vampire, probably because this was first ecchi anime. I guess the other would be Kill la Kill and Highschool of the Dead. These are some I seen. There are some I regret ever seeing. What about you?

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      2. I watched “Rosario to Vampire” when was younger, as well. I didn’t like it as much, though. I haven’t watched “Kill la Kill” yet but I saw some scenes from it I know that it has some ecchi. Hmmmm. As for me, I really like “Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei” and “Bakemonogatari”. And of course, even if it’s not the focus, “ONE PIECE” features some of the most ridiculously huge boobs in the anime industry. And you already know how I love OP.

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    1. My thoughts exactly, although more often than not, it’s more on it depends on my mood because there are times when all the stars and planets align, and I can watch just about anything and enjoy them with all my heart. Ahahaha. Do you remember an ecchi series that you liked?

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      1. Ooooh, tough.

        Negima starts off slow (the original view was that it was Love Hina crossed with Harry Potter), but it becomes awesome around volume 6. The ending is horrible, though, as Akamatsu wasted chapters and then wrapped it up do to disagreements with Kodansha. It does have a sequel, but it’s not as good. Main series: probably 9, ending 1.

        The Seven Deadly Sins is probably 8, 8.5. But it’s still ongoing, so there’s room to rise or fall.

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  7. it depends on the level or how much there is and on how good the storyline is. In general…I can tolerate it to a certain extent and then I start to feel irritated. But I’m not against it because here’s nothing wrong with ecchi.

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      1. If we’re speaking about anime…the only ecchi related one I’ve seen is Wizard Barristers and I loved it. Even though there are ecchi moments, the whole story was really good.
        If it’s manga, I’ve read many so I don’t actually know. None of the ecchi ones stood out or I can’t remember even if I liked it. I don’t a particular series I hate because if I hate it, I normally stop watching.

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      2. Ooooh. I think this is the first time that I actually heard of “Wizard Barristers”. That’s pretty rare. Thanks! Sounds interesting. I see. I totally understand. Sometimes I’m like that, too. If I hate a series, I just stop watching, although most of the time I continue to watch a series even if I don’t particularly like it just because I’m curious about what’s going to happen. But not always. Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinions with me as always. I appreciate them. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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      3. no problem at all, you too =D
        but yeah, wizard barristers’ not very well known so…
        If I don’t like a series, I start to feel like I’m wasting my precious time so I can’t help but stop even though I should probably watch past 3 episodes haha

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      4. Hahaha. I know, right? I also try to watchat least 3 episodes, but sometimes I just couldn’t take it so I stop midway the first episode. Have you ever experienced watching a new series and hating the first episode and then dropping it, and then a few months later (sometimes even years later), take it up again and end up loving it? That’s what happened to me with “Durarara!!”, and now it’s one of my favourite series.

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      5. I haven’t experienced that exactly, but maybe it happened with One Piece? I never wanted to pick up One Piece until my friends made me because I didn’t like the art style at first (it’s grown on me). I tried ep.1 but the internet was a little slow and I couldn’t be bothered. But I tried again a few weeks later and now One Piece is a favourite.
        I watched 5 eps. into durarara. Maybe I should try it again in a few years haha.

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      6. Oooooh. Awesome! I love ONE PIECE and it excites me to hear that people are starting to like it. I’m glad that your friends made you watch it. Ahahaha. Oh my gosh. That’s exactly the same thing that happened to me. I watched the first 5 episodes of “Durarara!!” and then gave up. It’s only about some months ago that I tried watching it again and I loved it. I’m not sure if you’re going to like it, but the storytelling is very well-done.

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      7. I hear durarara only comes together in the end. I think I stopped watching it because it felt very confusing. Though I really liked shizuo. I like how he always throws the vending machiens at izaya whenever he sees him.

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      8. Well, it isn’t completed yet. I think the next season will come out next year. I’m looking forward to it. Yes, it’s confusing but I like it because it feels like I’m reading a really good mystery novel where you don’t know what’s happening until it’s revealed on a later episode. At first, the characters don’t seem connected but they become intertwined as you watch it. Anyway, I’m blabbering now. Sorry. I just hope that you get to watch it when you have the time. Shizuo & Izaya also being voiced by Ono Daisuke and Kamiya Hiroshi also tickles my sensibilities, so that doesn’t hurt. 😉

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      9. oh that’s such a good combination haha. Nah, ramblings are good to read (unless it’s a boring topic). Isn’t there many seasons of durarara. Anyway, I will get to it in a few months’ time like you suggest. =)

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      10. Thanks. Well, don’t force yourself to watch it if you don’t feel like it. It’ll just take away the enjoyment. But I still hope that you get to watch it in the future. Take care!

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  8. I tolerate it to some extent too. I have some friends that are VERY against ecchi with every fiber of their being and they almost always rage at me when I tell them that I like giving anything a chance, even ecchi anime. I can name a 2-3 ecchi titles that I actually liked, either for the way they dealt with a certain taboo or just generally: Bakemonogatari series, Yosuga no Sora and No Game no Life.

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    1. Ooooooh. I’m currently watching “Bakemonogatari”, and I agree. The story is so weird that I’m weirded out by myself for liking it. I think that the ecchi doesn’t really distract from the amazing weird story of the series, but just strengthens it in a way.

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      1. hahaha I know right. My take on Bakemonogatari is that it’s something that takes all the troupes of harem ecchi shows and deepens them as well as somehow poking fun at them. I don’t know exactly where you are in it, but I can give you Hanekawa’s “identity” as one of the examples and Araragi’s relationship with Hachikuji. Of course, it’s just one of the many interpretations 😄

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      2. I agree. “Sayonara, Zetsubo-Sensei” is like that, as well. Both of these series are so weird, but at the same time stimulate you intellectually if you just look beyond the ecchi and fan service elements. I finished “Bakemonogatai” and currently watching “Nisemonogatari”. So far I think that I enjoyed “Bakemonogatari” more, but we’ll see. And yes, you’re right. There are so many ways to interpret this series. Thanks for sharing your opinions with me. I appreciate them. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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      1. Oh, I agree. I watched “Air Gear” when I was a teenager. Aw, I really like reverse harem (1 girl, lots of guys). Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinions with me and for dropping by. I appreciate it. I hope that you keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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