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Post #627124

5:18 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 138

A little hardcore sex scene in the beginning of a non-ecchi series can help set a "Mature" tone, signaling that the author is not going to resort to kindergarten level of romance and psychology. So, overall, I think it is a huge boon.
OTOH, if the "fan service" is something idiotic and immature like panty or boob shot - it can hurt the overall impression.

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Me too ♥

5:42 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 1139

Doesn't matter to me.
Not really a fan of ecchi, or opposed to it. So any fan service that's suppose to be there or not doesn't matter to me.

Yes yes, I know I make longwinded comments, but that's just me >.<
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Post #627131 - Reply to (#627084) by GuttedGnome

6:22 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 147

dafuq have you been reading? o.0

Post #627132

6:25 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 147

Most of the time I don't like it. I'm thinking of the S;G movie where there was that shower scene the shot down Kurisu's shirt. I was like '...Seriously?'

But if it's a character like Faye Valentine, Cowboy Bebop is not an ecchi show but when you have a character like that, it's simply part of her character. The femme fatale type (though she isn't quite a femme fatale...)

Post #627150
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7:59 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 27

I really hate it if it's played solely for laughs or titillation. If there's an in-story purpose, like explicitly using it to comment on a character (women proud of their bodies, boys who can't function except as perverts and need to grow out of it) or as a way to approach the fanservice trope itself, then I can tolerate it. I'm also kind of more okay with it if it's equal opportunity fanservice.

Post #627170
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10:24 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 380

In most cases, I loathe it. Especially when you can tell its sole purpose is to appeal to a not-in-this-for-the-plot! audience, and it has nothing to do with the story. It breaks flow, it's bad for the atmosphere and it objectifies characters it's used on...

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Post #627171
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10:32 pm, Jan 4 2014
Posts: 86

I like variety in manga... so an ecchi stuff in generally non-ecchi manga is like a bonus to me... I even increase rating of couple of mangas because of such stuff... Though if manga is extremely ecchi (or even hentai) I like it when mangaka insert a lot of non-sexual stuff =)

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Post #627188

2:33 am, Jan 5 2014
Posts: 6

It doesn't matter to me. Barely notice fan-service being in the series and if I do notice it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Some take it too seriously and blow the whole thing out of proportion.

Post #627193
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3:05 am, Jan 5 2014
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Hello, it seems like that I can vote 2(or more) times in the manga poll, is this normal??
I like fan services but I dont want it to be ruining to story... So if its just a bonus, yeah...

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Post #627195 - Reply to (#627132) by MatrixM
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3:19 am, Jan 5 2014
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Quote from MatrixM
I'm thinking of the S;G movie where there was that shower scene the shot down Kurisu's shirt. I was like '...Seriously?'

thanks for this example. so i have encountered this. but its weird that while watching the movie i didn't think much about that scene, and i completely forgot about it afterwards. if it's a short scene, it doesn't even register as fan-service to me and i completely overlook it.

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Post #627196
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3:26 am, Jan 5 2014
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Really depends. I don't avert it. It might even add to it, say, showing a full frontal is pretty fitting for a film noir themed work for example. I don't want anything hidden from me just because they might not be for my eyes according to some standard that isn't even mine, but then again, too much might muddle the point, but whatever, I am just another simply wired ape. I don't often seek things that are half-assedly lecherous. I just go for the hard stuff from the beginning if that is my motive. Sometimes authors and scriptwriters need to take shortcuts to create tension and embarrassment or are too lazy to create something complex when they can cut corners with something widely effective. The nature of real life in age restriction ratings would be not suitable for anyone, so seeing a bit of slightly erotic stuff here and there is actually a really watered down version of your own life, if you take the time to get to such situations, that is. I don't blame anyone for tossing it in their works, as for as long as I live, I don't get tired of staring at tits, asses, pubic hair and dicks when they make their appearance. That stuff doesn't get old, even though I do.

Post #627207

4:52 am, Jan 5 2014
Posts: 302

i mean, if it's really jarring and occurs during a crucial part of the series and the series is fairly serious, then i'll be like -_-

but otherwise if the series is silly anyways, then yeah, BONUS 8D

(im referring to female fanservice scenes, though, where the dudes will randomly take their shirts off or make out with each other or something. you know 8D)

Post #627211
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5:03 am, Jan 5 2014
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I'd love to see if the amount of clicks in hentai/dj is proportional to the %s here... or we have a bunch of double faced bunch biggrin

Post #627215 - Reply to (#627211) by aagcnet
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5:15 am, Jan 5 2014
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I'd love to see if the amount of clicks in hentai/dj is proportional to the %s here... or we have a bunch of double faced bunch biggrin

What do you mean? People might have different reasons for disliking ecchi. Some might think it's too softcore and thus annoying.

Post #627234

6:58 am, Jan 5 2014
Posts: 24

Don't care.
when it come to that kind of manga, i usually consider just the plot.
i don't care as long as it didn't ruin the story.
but if it did......... well, i just hope it can be ignored.

one of the example is flame of recca.
IMO, the ecchi part can be discard.
at least the author realize it, because after half story, the ecchi part getting lesser and even almost none.
(you don't see even kurenai that much at the last story).
IMO falme of recca will be better if the ecchi part got dicarded completely.

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