I was reading a satirical post by Feal after the world ended, and thought that even though the post was clearly a fictional bit of writing, I thought, what if people actually thought that High School of the Dead (a reknown piece of animated excellence), was brought down by it’s seemingly blatant fanservice (of which there is a good amount).
I thought about this, and then I recalled how much I HATE blatant fanservice, how much of it was in High School of the Dead, and how much I loved it, and it did not match up according to the transitive property. For example, the transitive property states:
So clearly there is something wrong here. I honestly do hate pretty much every single show that is based around blatant fanservice, so what in HOTD accounts for me liking it? After thinking about it, the answer was clear:
As I stated before, HOTD was one of the most bad ass shows I’ve seen. I felt like it was packed with just enough zombie killing and people not being fucking pussies that it because really enjoyable, even if sometimes the boobs were able to dodge bullets. I mean, the main female lead wasn’t a pussy, in fact, she was killing zombies as early as the first or second episode. There was even a little girl who killed a zombie with a tire (or at least attacked it….she wasn’t a pussy is what I’m trying to say)
So I decided, that BAD ASSERY CANCELS OUT BLATANT FANSERVICE.
Look at the facts. Listed below are all of the shows I’ve seen that I consider to contain blatant fanservice, and listed in the very next sentence is my definition of
Blatant Fanservice: (n) The obvious display of huge, bouncing boobs coupled with a myriad of panty flashes when they are completely unnecessary or unrelated to the plot.
Queen’s Blade had a lot of blatant fanservice, because they just showed a shitload of tits and ass for no real reason.
LIST of Shows With BF:
Basquash – Had some blatant fanservice, mainly in the form of giant, bouncing tits. However, the basketball shit was so intense and awesome that I didn’t even notice, because I was too busy shitting my pants from the awesome shit going on. Very underrated show if you ask me.
He is My Master – I honestly can’t remember if this show had any blatant fanservice. What I do recall is that the show had a bad ass alligator named Pochi. Fucking alligator was the shit so the show was moderately good as well.
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls – Again, it was filled with some bad ass fights, Rie Kugimiya in a typical role, and some unique awesome animation/art. It could use some work in some places, but the fact that it had girls wielding swords at each other made this a solid show.
Ikkitousen 1st 2 seasons – Well, this show wasn’t as good as the previously mentioned, but it still had it’s share of people beating the shit out of each other. I mean, the whole premise of the show was fighting each other. No brainer here. Bad assery was what saved this anime from being complete shit.
Inukami – Not really any blatant fanservice, just wanted to point out that this show is fucking awesome.
Queen’s Blade – Get the FUCK OFF me this show was BRILLIANCE. I used to make fun of it until I realized how awesome it was. Not only did the storyline actually get good, but girls started beating the shit out of each other, and it was awesome. Don’t tred on QB.
Rosario Vampire – When the fuck is the
second next season? I know there wasn’t a lot of depth in this show, but Rie Kugimiya was a stalker type character. That in itself justifies any type of plot or content. But there was some bad assery, specifically, Moka’s personality. She would, at times of need when her thingy was pulled off, become this really bad ass chick who would proceed to fuck everyone up NO FUCKING PROBLEM.
Strike Witches – First of all, no ones believes more than I that these girls need some pants. Also, the episode 7 in both seasons sucked complete balls due to there focus on only fanservice and not on fighting. That being said, when these girls were slicing and shooting their ways through enemies, it was fucking awesome. Got my adrenaline pumping. Especially Mio, who had an eye patch and a samurai sword. That pretty much means you’re bad ass no matter what. Even Watanumki, the most annoying character ever, got kind of bad ass when he got an eye patch.
To LOVE ru – ……this show really wasn’t that good. I mean, the first season was pretty funny at times, but….
Zero no Tsukaima – I really wouldn’t add this here, as the show isn’t really based on fanservice, they only show boobs to contrast Louise’s flat chest (imo). However, there was some bad ass shit going down when Saito would pick up any weapon and proceed to fuck shit up. Didn’t he almost beat an entire army by himself? Yeah, get off me. GIVE ME MORE ZnT!!!!!
Did I miss any from my LIST? So on to High School of the Dead. It did indeed have plenty of blatant fanservice. I mean, was it really necessary for all the girls to be wearing next to nothing when they were alone in that house? No, but I didn’t care about that. I was focused more on the fact that the characters were brutalizing former human beings, and spewing blood all over the place like nobody’s business.
What’s your definition of blatant fanservice, and what do you think about it?