High School DxD – There is more to it than simple fanservice

I must admit that I was partly looking forward to watching High School DxD – while ecchi series can become tiresome, I have a soft spot for a good bit of ecchi comedy, and High School DxD managed to deliver it in spades. It was a show with some interesting characters, nice fight scenes and some great pieces of comedy. It was a show that came across as a combination of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou and Sora no Otoshimono – we had the supernatural harem, along with a shamelessly perverted male protagonist who is willing to do anything to acquire his own harem. Read more of this post

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari – The Harem to end all Harem’s, with added light-hawk wings

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari is the latest seires based on the Tenchi Muyo universe – this time however we do not see the main characters and the story is centered on Kenshi, Tenchi’s half-brother. Read more of this post

High School DxD First Impressions – Angles, Demons and a naked Red-Head

Well High School DxD kicked off and made it perfectly clear what this show was going to be about, breasts, lots and lots of breasts, with some demons and fallen angles mixed in of course. To be fair, there is a little more to this show than simple breasts, there is comedy, and a potentially interesting little story, but the major draw will always be the fanservice. And I really enjoyed the first episode, as a show it knows exactly what it is about and delivers some wonderful entertainment; more importantly, the male lead gets killed not once, but twice within the first episode.

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Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai – Review – Why having a perverted archer around is a good thing

So Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai (Majikoi) has finally finished, and it was a series that I very much enjoyed, even if it is very flawed and I have some issues with it. Majikoi is a classic Harem with fanservice, dirty jokes and double entendres, basically its pretty dumb fun. Majikoi is of course an anime adapted from an eroge by Minato Soft; it is a ecchi harem series with some romance and a bit of fighting involved. There is some form of serious plot running through this series, but for the most part it is ignored and only ever appears at the very beginning and during the last couple of episodes. This is in fact one of the main issues that I have with the series overall, the plot/story doesn’t make much sense and most of the time doesn’t even appear to be included in the series. The story takes place in Kawakami city and follows Yamato, a second-year high school student at Kawakami high school. He is surrounded by five girls who are all in love with him and constantly try to get his attention, although in the case of Momoyo, she sort of abuses the fact that Yamato confessed to her. There are other characters, but they don’t seem to have such a large role to play in the story, but are likely to be more important in both the game and the manga.

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Maken-Ki: Initial Thoughts

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Maji de Watashi ni Koi shinasai! – Initial Thoughts

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Anime and the problem with disappearing clothes

I have a little time on my hands right now since I have a rest day, so decided to make a new anime post.

So, anime, especially fighting anime seem to have a significant problem with disappearing clothes. Take Queens Blade for example, Manyuu Hikenchou, or even Ikki Tousen, one minute the characters are peacefully talking, the next minute they are stripped naked or have their clothes in tatters without any warning or even any reason why this has happened. Madness I say!
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Unrequited Love, Childhood Friends and Dense Male Protagonists: A Girls work is never done.

Childhood friends, we all know the characters, the ones that we can cheer for the most, yet deep in our hearts we know they will never have the love of the male protagonist.
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Eroge to Anime: The large number of games that become anime series

i think that this is a good example of eroge/anime artwork and the kind of 'kawaii' girls that often appear.

So this post is going to be about the amazing number of computer games that get turned into anime, but more specifically the number of eroge games (Japanese video games that include erotic or sexual content, in case anyone who reads this does not know).
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Fanservice, Fantasy and Flashing: Ecchi in anime and manga

A nice little image to start off with, nothing mad, but still ecchi and fanservice

So I thought I would write a piece on the ecchi content on anime and manga, perhaps mainly anime since I have recently been watching a few series that have a significant or perhaps more accurately a more obvious amount of ecchi content in them. Ecchi describes a genre of manga and anime, which is seen as a softer variant of hentai (basically in Japanese that means “something with sexual content”, and is used as a synonym for “perverted” in many situations in anime and manga). For the most part it does not show sexual intercourse, but can show: panty shots, nudity, and perverted situations. In general Ecchi in anime and manga can take the shape of toilet humor, misinterpretations and general slapstick involving such things as the bath, the beach, and women’s underwear/swimsuits being popular.
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