BINBOGAMI GA! - Can There Ever Be Too Much Fanservice? -- THE VICE PIT

Topic started by No_name_here on Aug. 6, 2012. Last post by zaldar 2 years, 4 months ago.
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    Post by The Stegman (154 posts) See mini bio Level 7
    No, no there cannot.
    Post by cynically_happy (115 posts) See mini bio Level 12

    Short answer: yes

    Long Answer:

    yes...

    Post by Halberdierv2 (1,300 posts) See mini bio Level 17

    yes, it can. that's the main reason why i was disappointed with Kampfer. it had the potential to be a pretty good story, but got ruined by unnecessary levels of fanservice.

    Post by Dream (8,313 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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    @cynically_happy: Don't remind me of having to go through that for one of my Ani-Crap postings.  
     
    Fan service can have its place in anime. But putting too much in a title at the expense of plot and characters will kill its entertainment value.
    Post by takashichea (14,484 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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    Binbogami-Ga! has a good balance of fan service, drama, and parody. I don't feel bad watching it; My little sister loves it. Shows that have too much fan service makes me feel uncomfortable unless I can watch it with somebody except if it's too naughty or defiles women.

    I used to hate Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals at first. The 2nd episode got me in. I actually look forward to it every week with Binbogami Ga, Sket Dance, Sword Art Online, Campione, and Humanity Has Declined. Fairy Tail just lost steam to me.

    Post by Top8cat (71 posts) See mini bio Level 6

    I'm the type of person that gets completely turned off an anime with the introduction of fanservice, especially if it wants me to take it serious. However, some anime's can pull it off and I feel Golden Boy is an example of one that succeed in proving to me that you can go crazy with T&A and still be hilarious. So I'm not quite sure where to gauge the limit, but there's definitely a limit and it's easy to break.

    Post by takashichea (14,484 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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    Oh yeah, I don't need a reference sheet for listing parodies on those wiki pages. I got , , and who seen more anime I do.

    Edit:

    After watching this twice, I didn't know you were talking about Excel Saga. Nevermind

    Post by Sonata (35,693 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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    I believe fanservice will always work better with comedies. If it was an action type show it would be hard to take seriously if there is constant panty shots.
    Post by takashichea (14,484 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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    @Top8cat: @Sonata:

    I agree with you guys on how it can distracting for a serious show.

    Post by Sonata (35,693 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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    @takashichea: Can you image a show like Black Lagoon with crazy fanservice like Eiken  or Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero? it just wouldn't work.
    Post by takashichea (14,484 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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    @Sonata:

    Heh, if Rokuro Okajima acts like Akatsuki Ousaka, Revy would beat him up. Black Lagoon wouldn't be that great with that kind of fan service. Though, I haven't tried Black Lagoon.

    Post by Lurkero (418 posts) See mini bio Level 7

    Easy answer.

    Does a show have fanservice? Yes? Then it has too much.

    Most of the anime I watch are shonen shows so the comedy I often get is exaggerated reactions accompanied by superdeformed characters. This gets very annoying and it is one of the reasons I lose interest in most anime. Sometimes if the show is cool enough, like Full Metal Alchemist, I am able to ignore it. However, with the case of a show like Fairy Tail there was so much cliche comedy along with the cliche plot that I just gave up. I can't stand small/big boob jokes, panty shots, exaggerated reactions to basic social situations, females that assault males by hitting them every time they say something ridiculous, characters that yell aloud what I just saw, and a bunch of other stuff.

    Apparently, Japanese comedy doesn't work for me so I just started skipping to the action whenever I could.

    Post by Sonata (35,693 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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    @takashichea: Its fantastic, A great anime to show to people who exactly aren't into anime.
    Post by sickVisionz (4,311 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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    I think it hurts legitimately serious shows, but it's not all that present in those. I'm thinking of something like Paranoia Agent and, to a lesser extent, Steins;Gate.

    A lot of the shows with service are about as serious as a Fast and Furious movie, which is to say that they are only taken seriously by like teenagers. They're supposed to be stupid or outlandish to a certain degree. Highschool of the Dead is a good example of a dumb fun show like that. I'd put something like that on the same level of seriousness as True Blood, a popular live action series on HBO that is basically ultra gory softcore porn with monsters. It's dark at times but it's pretty far from being serious, especially compared to something like SouthLAnd or NYPD Blue.

    Not to mention that there is an entire genre of anime that is basically in line with perv comedy movies like American Pie where boobs, titillation, and slapstick humor are the primary selling points. I'm pretty sure Binbogami is in that genre and has never tried to sell itself as this ultra serious, highbrow drama that will challenge your views on life and the world around you.

    Post by Nightwolf (114 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    @The Stegman said:

    No, no there cannot.

    I guess we're the only ones who think this way about it.

    Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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    @The Stegman: @cynically_happy: @Halberdierv2: @Nightwolf: @sickVisionz: @Lurkero: @Sonata: @takashichea: @Top8cat: @Dream:

    I am profoundly disappointed in each and every one of you. 15 comments... and not one of them answering the questions of whose boobs are better.

    Post by cynically_happy (115 posts) See mini bio Level 12

    @Tom_Pinchuk: Sorry Tom, but gotta hand it to Sam for this one. That shirt of his accentuated his cleavage just right enough to beat you.

    Post by The Stegman (154 posts) See mini bio Level 7
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    @Tom_Pinchuk : Sorry Tom, but gotta hand it to Sam for this one. That shirt of his accentuated his cleavage just right enough to beat you.

    It's true, Sam's sweater puppies are in top form...I didn't wanna say anything, cause I care about sparing your feelings.
    Post by Marshal Victory (2,672 posts) See mini bio Level 14

    Better late than never... the question was "BINBOGAMI GA! - Can There Ever Be Too Much Fanservice?" an thats a simple no.The more complex answer would be the show is aimed at adults.Its jokes an language are blue.Hmm that was not that complicated at all.

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