Ok its me JACKALDONO starting this off with a statement “I LOVE BOOBS” that being said this article is not about my love for ecchi but more about its place in anime culture and if it even has one so now that we have shed any preconceived notions of me being a dignified otaku purist who despises fan-service lets jam.
DOES THE FANSERVICE SERVE ANY OTHER PURPOSE?
Now obviously fanservice serves the function of serving fans but that is not what i mean by “another purpose” I present this little nugget of thought to you all “fanservice is a source of character rearing and development” Now now before the nerd rage hits hear me out in an anime of a traditional sense nine times out of ten the females therein are attractive and usually their looks/personality are a source of motivation and drive for our main character(s).
Don’t get your feathers ruffled and be patient I am going to remain on topic this is just an example. The harem anime “Tenchi Muyo!” is a perfect example of what i would like to call “character constructive fanservice” the titular character Tenchi is constantly motivated by the mere presence of his female companions the appearance of Ryoko at the start of the series catapulted the character into his later role as the series’ hero by its finale. Now if your argument to this is “Well that was a harem anime” then my answer is “PATIENCE DAMMIT” hold on.
To further illustrate my point I bring before you Studio Gainax and two women in particular Yoko from *epic voice* “TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGAAN” and HaruHaru Haruko from “FLCL” these two women are steeped in fanservice but for both the point is also true that their um “character design” serves a purpose to kick the main characters in the buns and get them motivated unfortunately for yoko the person she inspired is dead but you see my point…no? ok here goes.
SPOILERS AHOY SPOILERS AHOY!!!!
Yoko is the main if not only reason for Kamina ans Simon leaving the underground had she not busted through the ceiling ass cheeks and boobs at the ready a lot of kamina’s true inspiration would’ve been lost even more so her ability to fight cemented in Kamina’s head that surviving the surface is a doable feat.
Haruko is pure motivation fuel for Naota to strive to be more adult her EXTREMELY OPEN AND SEXUAL nature constantly taunts Naota and forces him to want to grow up before pushing him into the realization that there is no rush to do so.
SO THERE IT IS SEE FANSERVICE IS TOTES NECESSARY