Fanservice – Does it Ruin Anime?

Hello to all!

Anyone who has watched anime for any good amount of time should be familiar with what is known as “fanservice.”

For those of you who don’t know, “fanservice” is any material shown specifically to please viewers, usually but not always of a sexual nature.

For as long as anime and manga has existed, one burning question has been “Does fanservice ruin anime?” and like most questions of this sort, there are several different ways to answer.

On one hand, you could say that fanservice distracts from the story, and while I would agree with this for the most part, I don’t think it’s always true.

HighSchool DxD

Certain anime, such as HighSchool DxD, have decent stories and plot despite their fanservice.

(And yes, I mean actual plot, not “plot.” You know what I’m talking about.)



Other anime, such as Musume No Iru Nichijou, which basically rely on fanservice, may not have the most engaging story lines, but can still be fun to watch regardless.

Musume No Iru Nichijou

Like I said in my Dub VS Sub article, I think fanservice depends on the anime it’s used in.

Personally, I don’t mind fanservice at all, as long as it doesn’t overshadow the story, and isn’t overused.

What do you think? What’s your opinion on fanservice? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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3 thoughts on “Fanservice – Does it Ruin Anime?

  1. Fanservice doesn’t ruin anime but there are times when it is intrusive to a story. It really depends on the type of anime, the intended audience, and how the fanservice is presented within the story.

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  2. No, it doesn’t ruin anime in general and should be judged according to the series. Some anime use fan service to enhance the series. Unfortunately, some series just fail. It’s not the fault of fan service but the fault of poor execution.

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