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Archon Solon

10:04 am, Jan 4 2014
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This week's poll is from our member arrha. If the series isn't supposed to be ecchi, what do you feel about any fan service that randomly shows up? Is it just weird and distracting? Or you think it's just a cherry on top? Examples of such things could be a panty shot, a beach/hot spring setting that doesn't seem to serve much point, appearing topless suddenly, pants falling off, a random shower scene, etc.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Rate the last year (2013) in terms of its manga and anime
Best year ever (10) - votes: 535 (4.5%)
Amazing (9) - votes: 1070 (9.1%)
Very good (8) - votes: 2348 (19.9%)
Good (7) - votes: 2599 (22%)
Above average (6) - votes: 1079 (9.1%)
Average (5) - votes: 2712 (22.9%)
Below average (4) - votes: 882 (7.5%)
Bad (3) - votes: 261 (2.2%)
Very bad (2) - votes: 135 (1.1%)
Worst year ever (1) - votes: 201 (1.7%)
There were 11822 total votes.
The poll ended: January 4th 2014

I guess not bad. At least the votes aren't in a bell curve

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Post #627084
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10:27 am, Jan 4 2014
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It all depends on the situation for me. But when it show up out of nowhere (like when the heroine is walking down an empty street) with something that makes no sense in the situation (suddenly tripping and accidentally getting a mouthful of dong from the hero coming out of nowhere while all clothes fall off) it sort of annoy me. roll eyes

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yarny, yarny

10:35 am, Jan 4 2014
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Which do I choose for "mildly annoying"? Saying I don't like it at all seems a bit strong.

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An innocent

11:00 am, Jan 4 2014
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Forgot the option: "Hate fan service that ruins the plot."

How many good manga that were ruined by it.

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Post #627088
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11:04 am, Jan 4 2014
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In most cases fan service feels like the obligatory sex scenes in hollywood movies. It sucks.
Don't mind the fan service if it's at least remotely funny or at least makes a tiny bit of sense, which it doesn't in most cases.
Ah... I still remember the bath scenes every 5 chapters in Eden no Ori. So annoying, it felt like the author was desperately trying to keep his series alive, even if it meant ruining it completely...

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Is a female

11:15 am, Jan 4 2014
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Fanservice goes straight over my head these days. I hardly ever notice it as it's pretty damn standard. I have noticed an increase over the last year though.

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Post #627092
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11:44 am, Jan 4 2014
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It depend for me.
When it's new fan-service stuffs i don't mind it, i even find it funny sometimes, but when it's fan-service stuff i saw hundreds of times already, it's really annoying.
Like the beach scenes, tripping and grabbing girl breast scene, or opening the bathroom doors and surprise a girl half nude or nude is there...
You have those things in pretty much every damn ecchi manga...

Post #627095

12:25 pm, Jan 4 2014
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Can someone give me examples of this happening in a series? I can't remember the last time I read manga or watched an anime that surprised me with ecchiness. I could see it maybe as a bathing scene or a beach chapter/episode but don't consider most those to be tasteless when I'm not expecting them. confused

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Post #627098

12:50 pm, Jan 4 2014
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I voted 'don't like it at all' but that's because I find it weird, mostly... just weird, and very occasionally, funny.

Post #627099

12:51 pm, Jan 4 2014
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It depends if it fits the situation or seems forced. It is ok if it advances the storyline, but if it's fan service for the sake fan service then I would prefer that it wasn't there. So for me, it's between "Don't like it at all" and "Doesn't matter".

Post #627102 - Reply to (#627095) by har12430
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1:44 pm, Jan 4 2014
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Quote from har12430
Can someone give me examples of this happening in a series? I can't remember the last time I read manga or watched an anime that surprised me with ecchiness.

ditto. i can't remember if i've ever read a non-ecchi manga that still included fan service.

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Post #627103

1:49 pm, Jan 4 2014
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I don't think I've ever seen this happen and even if I did the series was more than likely tagged adult so seeing stuff like that every now and again would be expected.

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Post #627106
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2:23 pm, Jan 4 2014
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Really needs a "Depends on the manga/anime" option.

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Mad With a Hat

2:50 pm, Jan 4 2014
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No series like that comes to mind, but I can't say I'm against it.
I guess as long as the art's good and the ecchi is moderate (doesn't hinder the series), I say bring it on.
But I can definitely see how it can be annoying otherwise, especially at inappropriate moments.

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Post #627112 - Reply to (#627095) by har12430

3:35 pm, Jan 4 2014
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It generally fairly mild things. Things like an occasional panty shots and the very common, but mostly unnecessary, bath house and beach episodes. If the writer is good, the beach and bath house episodes could be plot relevant or at least necessary to tell something, but 9 times out of 10, its not.

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