Not as explicit as some other things, but it is pretty obvious with its pandering, such as extensively showing the awful young looking (yet in her second-year of middle school, one below the main character who she also has the hots for, so roughly 13/14 years old) Mikazuki Kiryu's panties (such as near the end of chapter 34), and the like. What with the obvious pandering and all.
This, and this:
Ako and Riko spend the entire series trying to seduce their stepbrother. He is 15 and the twins 16 as of chapter 1. Other "candidates" in the inexplicable quest for Keita's affections include his teacher Yuuzuki (23), his classmate Miharu (~15), and Yuuzuki's younger sister Mikazuki (~14 and a blatant Token). Keita and Miharu advance from middle school to high school near the end of the anime.
Significant fanservice elements that I can remember include groping, Breast Sponges
*, Body Painting
, dry humping, Footsie Under the Table, Panty Shots
, averted panty shots, watersports, as well as probably several more that I haven't seen. In general, any attempts at sex acts are intentional on the part of the twins or accidental on the part of anyone else, and always resisted by Keita. The only explicit sex act I've actually seen from it was in an animated gif on an imageboard, and thus may have been fanart.
Makes me agree with this:
...it doesn't look like something we should keep.
I mean, to me personally, 16-14 year olds doing strange things isn't terribly uncommon (being that I'm 17 myself), but given that this is presumably a work aimed at an older audience than that, and that these characters are doing a lot of risque things onscreen—not to mention that there's an adult in the mix here trying to have sex with a much younger person who is decidedly underaged—makes me think ill of this concept even without seeing it. The "incest" thing doesn't terribly bother me, since it's obviously contrived to give the veneer of fetish without actually being technically incest, but the implication that it's there to pander to a fetish—again, with young teenagers—is also inappropriate.
On the other hand, there is a lot of fanservice and some near nudity. Hence an R+ rating for the anime. The manga is similar although note that unlike some other ecchi, it's more a certain amount per-chapter thing rather than a per-page thing.
See, that you can describe something as softcore porn and it involves young teenagers should be a nice, big red flag. Sure, it may have a great story, but it's also a fetish-pandering piece of sexualization of young people aimed at an older audience, which is not something, insofar as the new rules are concerned, that we want on this site.
Do these people look pre-teen there?
Whether they look
their age is irrelevant, because they are still that age, and are still doing creepy shit in a work aimed at least in part at turning older people on.
We're not cutting things because you find them squicky, Kaiser.
This is a valid point, but perhaps an explanation of why whatever s/he thought those things were creepy would be in order?
The manga is for seinen, says Wikipedia.
So, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks "hm, 14-16 year olds having fetish-laden softcore porn adventures in a work aimed at 18-30 year olds is creepy."
I would like to note that the TV series aired censored, and there is no sex, just a more Fanservice-oriented Slice of Life, Harem Genre show that has the girls go a little extreme to win the Unwanted Harem.
How does one censor fanservice if there is no explicit nudity?
Either way, that would just leave the anime at the same basic point of issue: softcore porn fetish-based fanservice involving young people aimed at substantially older people.
edited 6th May '12 7:57:22 AM by Flyboy