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Question: Opinion on deus ex machina in manga
Love it - votes: 299 (6.6%)
Hate it - votes: 461 (10.2%)
It's okay... - votes: 447 (9.9%)
Only if it's funny - votes: 396 (8.7%)
Only if it's creative - votes: 1609 (35.5%)
What are you talking about? - votes: 1317 (29.1%)
There were 4529 total votes.
The poll ended: April 28th 2018
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» VawX on April 28th, 2018, 12:29am
Ecchi for the sake of comedy or moving story is good, but ecchi just for fan service, I don't enjoy it as much anymore mmm...
So I guess I pick " I enjoy it, but it's not the best thing ever mmm...
» MinatoAce on April 28th, 2018, 1:12am
But, it would be nice if there is no annoying amount of it. Also no panty jokes/skits and loli stuff, they're hella annoying, silly, childish, no-fun at all, pieces of crap.
» Ergzay on April 28th, 2018, 2:12am
» Ergzay on April 28th, 2018, 2:13am
» ImmLff on April 28th, 2018, 7:18am
You are misunderstanding something, or maybe the options were changed after your comment. Currently there are 2 negative options, 2 neutral options, and 2 positive options:
"Hate it with a passion" & "Actively avoid it" - negative.
"Mostly ignore it" & "No opinion really" - neutral.
"Love it! Only thing I read!" & "I enjoy it, but it's not the best thing ever" - positive.
Regarding "Mostly ignore it", it likely means that reader mostly ignores the ecchi, he doesn't care too much about its presence, not that he ignores manga with it.
» MangaGhost on April 29th, 2018, 8:20am
» calstine on April 28th, 2018, 2:26am
That being said, what I hate the most is the "holy" trinity of ecchi, romance and harem. Plain old ecchi without romance or harem is pretty whatever, I guess.
» Sugarshark on April 28th, 2018, 5:34am
there'll be more options in the next ecchi poll in 2028
» svines85 on April 28th, 2018, 7:15am
» residentgrigo on April 28th, 2018, 8:22am
Sex comedies don´t have to be shit on principle but it´s hard to defend this sinking ship. It and harem have about the lowest quality standards there are. Hentai will further give you more bang for your buck, so what´s the point? Nothing against explicit sex in media though. YOSHIDA Motoi or Lars von Trier know what´s up. Dito for Image´s Saga or Sex Criminals. These have sex scenes that would be illegal in a Japanese publication. Switch to US/EU comics if you want to see real sex in comics. You will also be spared all the pederast crap, unless that´s what you want. Good old Ecchi certainly has you covered there...
» MangaGhost on April 29th, 2018, 8:10am
» turbotatoe on April 28th, 2018, 12:20pm
» Moirae on April 29th, 2018, 1:41am
» MangaGhost on April 29th, 2018, 7:56am
» aimichan on April 28th, 2018, 4:43pm
» LibertyTrooper on April 29th, 2018, 4:22am
In the end, I've been a lurker for the past few years and only recently have started to actively leverage MangaUpdates to track and find Manga. I regret if I've missed something and would actively welcome advice on what it is that I may have missed with regards to the site, categories, and tags.
Where I do become disappointed is when Manga are categorized as "Hentai" when the existence of the sexual themes is a central point in a otherwise well developed plot. There are some good Manga out there that are, in my opinion, identified in that manner. I do suppose thats why the Borderline-H tag exists. Yet, there is still room for error even with that tag.
Some of my favorite random manga have turned out to be tagged with Hentai when, to me, they don't meet the criteria of showing explicit scenes without a developed plot device. Yet, then I suppose its up to the reader to decide what is, and what isn't, a worthwhile plot.
Perhaps an 'Explicit' category would be more useful to identifying Manga where gratuitous sex is not the central point of the panels.
» gettingbye on April 29th, 2018, 11:49am
Quite off the subject, I don't think there is a right way to do ecchi but it ought to have mass appeal or mass approval for what the industry serves to consumers. BL and ecchi stand out to me in that both manga and non-manga readers commonly find them distasteful. Common reasons I have heard to explain why were because "it does nothing for me" or "it is gross".
» blackkittycat15 on April 29th, 2018, 8:19pm
» Transdude1996 on April 29th, 2018, 9:36pm
However, you're also never going to get a good estimate because, as far as I know, people outside of Japan (And, Asia in general) don't consider things like fujoshi-bait to be ecchi (Even though...IT IS).
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» LibertyTrooper on April 29th, 2018, 10:54pm
» gwkimmy on May 1st, 2018, 9:51am
that being said, I am also a fujioshi and read a shit ton of BL. if we included "female-targeted sexual titillation" in there, what exactly would that look like? There are BL series that are basically made so that girls can stare at dicks, but those are usually flat out porn and there is explicit sex involved. So then maybe a shounen-ai that tickles female's fancies? By that logic, my fav hayakawa nojiko falls in the category, but no one gets close to naked or sexual, just making sexy googly eyes at each other. Other than that I can only think of reverse harems in shoujo, but since they're shoujo the males maybe only get their shirt off, nothing more. I haven't watched free!, maybe that counts lol.
» gettingbye on April 30th, 2018, 3:10am
I think most of us think of ecchi as targetted towards men though it wouldn't be shocking to me if over 40% of ecchi readers identified themselves as female. Now I don't have any idea what the gender breadowns are but I think that the reach of ecchi is too wide for it not to have appeal to both genders and I am referring to ecchi that is targetted towards males.
I am semi interested to see a poll that addresses the overall feelings the average ecchi reader has on the ecchi they read. Something along the lines of:
What is your general impression of the ecchi content contained in the mangas you are currently reading or have completely read?
I do not read ecchi manga
» train93 on April 30th, 2018, 4:04am
» kihi on April 30th, 2018, 6:46am
Interesting to know that fujoshi-bait stuff are ecchi too and I don't like that either.
» silver and blue on April 30th, 2018, 7:36pm
At best i can only choose between the last two options, but both kind of miss the mark.
» Breizh on May 2nd, 2018, 12:20pm
Although when it’s subtile and not full of big breasts everywhere it can be enjoyable.
» tnwls523 on May 3rd, 2018, 6:59am
» cecropiamoth on May 3rd, 2018, 8:04pm
Right. Ecchi mainly appears in shounen and seinen manga, which is written for publication in manga pubs aimed at the demographics of boys and young men, two groups that tend to have a lively interest in drawings of undressed and partially undressed women. Being a male, I like it when it's done well, as an adjunct to a good story.
Not everything has to be written to interest both sexes. Quite the contrary.