- n. manga, anime, media The inclusion in a work of fiction of any material, especially racy or sexual material, which has no relevance to the storyline, but is designed merely to excite the viewer.
- fan + service (Wiktionary)
“Thankfully, the most egregious fanservice is simply Nami in a bikini.”
“A few things which are commonly termed fanservice in the anime fandom are pantyshots, meido (maids), nekomimi (catgirls), meganeko (girls with glasses), boob shots and gothic lolitas.”
“From the opening sequence, you’d have obviously seen how much fanservice is waiting for you when you watch the episode.”
“From the anime’s OP sequence, you’d have obviously seen how much fanservice is waiting for you when you actually watch the episode.”
“Anyway, I actually believe the fanservice was a specific selling point for the property in Japan and a point of pride for Oh!”
“The cast is smaller and the fanservice is a lot more blatant (and more appealing because of the animation) but at its core there are a lot of similarities, especially at the end of this series where everything hinges on a game with the alien invaders by the unlikely hero.”
“With regard to Anime, I prefer the bleaker, more cerebral types such as Shigurui, Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain and Muryou no Hako but unfortunately, such shows are rarities, and finding them among the heap of trash called fanservice, moe and harems is not really the easiest thing to do.”
“Nevertheless, this episode did well in exploring one of the main themes of the second season (besides the fanservice, that is): the relationship between a Shikabane Hime and her contractor.”
“Compared to modern harem anime it's positively Victorian in its fanservice, which is restraint that shows like”
“Also, there really isn't anything in here that I would call fanservice for now (good news for some, bad for others = P).”
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