"I'm only really here to keep the fangirls interested."
of his counterpart
, Mr. Fanservice provides similar eye candy for women. It can be an effective way to bring in female viewers, even in a series directed towards males
In order for a guy to qualify as Mr. Fanservice
, just being attractive isn't enough. He needs to sport a reasonably fit physique. In particular, he can have anything between muscular limbs, broad shoulders and/or sculpted abs (between six-packs and eight-packs). Said muscles can range from anywhere between lean or chiseled; as long as you can see them, they count.
He needs to be subjected to at least
one Shirtless Scene
, or he can take it a step further by deciding to forgo a shirt entirely
. Just like his aforementioned counterpart, he can wear tight clothing, which shows off his body without baring skin. He can wear anything (or nothing
, that works too), as long as these clothes accentuate or reveal his muscles. He can also gender flip
the Reluctant Fanservice Girl
, Shameless Fanservice Girl
and Innocent Fanservice Girl
An especially easy way to show off his figure would be through the Workout Fanservice
, where he flexes his muscles via exercising. Hot Men At Work
is when the Mr. Fanservice
is, well, at work
, but distinctly lacking a shirt, regardless of health and safety issues. Bonus points if he's The Charmer
See also Eating the Eye Candy
, Cast Full of Pretty Boys
and Bishonen Jump Syndrome
, which discusses the increase of these in manga and anime.
Examples go in subpages: