5 Ecchi Anime Series That Push the Limits

Ecchi is a genre of anime that is packed with fan service and perverse humor, yet is not pornographic, like hentai anime.  Gillman actually has an awesome analogy to explain this:  Ecchi is to “Porky’s” as hentai is “Debbie Does Dallas.”  No matter how “pure” an anime fan one claims to be, chances are they have explored the sexier side of anime at one time or another.  For this article I will be looking at five anime shows that push the ecchi genre (and Japanese TV censors) to the extreme.  And for all you naughty employees that have decided to read an article about ecchi shows at work, don’t sweat it- I’ve gone out of my way to write this to be safe for work.  Enjoy!

5.  Strike Witches (2 Seasons)

Fans of the “Spoony Bard” podcast may be surprised that this show is on this list.  In Spoony Bard, Episode 35, I mention my encounter with an anime fan that insists this show was as good as the anime classic, “Neon Genesis Evangelion:” From there I mention how such a notion is pure madness, and I negatively criticize Strike Witches for being silly and having a cast containing a few girls that are too young for my taste.  Placing a show like this on the same pedestal as a renowned classic such as Evangelion is pretty crazy.  (This segment of the podcast also made it our most “controversial” podcast of all time, resulting in a zealous fan suggesting Japan should be nuked in order to purge the fans of catgirls and lolicon.)

However, this show was never meant to be an action-packed, psychological, thrill ride to be showered with awards.  This is a show about an all-girl fighter squad that battles aliens in an alternate reality version of World War II, with each girl resembling and ace fighter pilot and an aircraft from the war.  Oh, and none of them wear pants—EVER.  This show mashes together several anime fetishes, then tosses them at its viewers:  animal ears and tails, panties, mecha-girls, bathing scenes, yuri overtones… it’s all there.  This ain’t no Evangelion, but it will deliver enough cuteness and fan service to kill an elephant.  It should also be mentioned that Strike Witches fans are a force to be reckoned with.

4.  Heaven’s Lost Property (2 Seasons)

Heaven’s Lost Property is a good example of how ecchi comedy is done right.  This show has one of the best male leads in an ecchi comedy, the ultra-perverted Tomoki.  Tomoki is a dirty minded high school student that has his life turned upside down when he encounters Ikaros, a “pet class angeloid” that falls from the sky, claiming that Tomoki is her new master, and she will obey any of his commands.

The situation gets even crazier over time, as Tomoki uses the advanced technology of the hidden world Ikaros came from for his perverted antics, making for some hilarious moments.  Over the course of the two seasons, Tomoki and Ikaros are joined with two other angeloids, the cute, yet cold Nymph, and the curvy, powerful, yet bumbling, Astraea.  As an added bonus, behind the fan service and comedy there is actually a somewhat interesting storyline, as well as some very cool fight scenes.

3.  Highschool of The Dead

Most ecchi anime is based around comedy, but HOTD takes the genre in a different direction through horror and violence.  HOTD is very much like a Japanese take on the American slasher flicks, but instead of horny teens getting killed for sinful behavior, it features a group of teens fighting off hordes of zombies in an endless assault of violence, panty shots, and bouncing boobs.  Not only does this show deliver in the perversion department, but I will even go far enough that it’s tale of survival in zombie apocalypse is more entertaining than TV’s “The Walking Dead.”

That’s right folks; I have gone so far as to say that an animated show about girls with big boobs fighting zombies is better than one of the most popular shows on western television.  Why?  The girls of HOTD may be there to supply perverse eye candy, but they still manage to do a better job of kicking zombie ass than any of the “delicate flowers” in the female cast of The Walking Dead.  HOTD is a visual feast of breathtaking action mixed with non-stop fan service that will keep any anime fan glued to the screen, no matter how “sophisticated” they claim to be.

2.  To Love Ru (2 Seasons)

To Love Ru seems to start off like a typical harem anime, similar to shows like “Tenchi Muyo,” and “Girls Bravo.”  However, TLR shakes things up a bit by taking things to the next level.  TLR is one of the most extreme shows in the ecchi genre, leaving no fetish or cliché behind.

TLR is a show that does not deny what it truly is: nothing more than an excuse for sexy girls to wind up in sexy situations.  TLR is a goofball harem comedy about hot alien girls in high school, with a nonstop barrage of fan service and nudity.  One of the awesome things about TLR is the fact that this show is not shy about anything, and over the run of both seasons they will cover almost every fetish that exists in anime, to the maximum limit of what can be shown on Japanese television.  Of all the anime I have seen, only one show goes further than this…

1.  Highschool DxD (1 Season- For Now)

Highschool DxD is the grand champion of all ecchi shows.  The opening sequence instantly shows most of the female cast topless, and the ending of each episode shows most of the female cast dancing on stripper poles.  This show does not mess around.  It is so jam-packed full of nudity, I have no idea how even the most liberal Japanese censors let this go onto late night television.  This is a show that pushes Japanese decency standards to the limit.

Highschool DxD is the tale of a perverse boy named Issei that is brutally murdered during his first date by a fallen angel.  He is then revived as a demon by a clan of powerful devils that also happen to be the most beautiful girls in his school.  This anime is about the battles between demons, angels, fallen angels, and members of the church, but also just as much about clothes that shred apart in combat, big boobs, and nudity.  If anyone watches one episode of this show for at least 10 minutes and does not see at least one of the girls topless, then they have watched this show blindfolded.  Highschool DxD is one of the best ecchi shows that anime has to offer, filled with laughs, hot girls, and perverse antics, not to mention some awesome fight scenes as well.

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  • zackary spencer

    i agree with that 
     

  • Skooter

    I’d say kiss x sis should be on this list. Even the TV version has a brother and sister jerking each other off under a kotatsu with, what some describe as too much detail. Anybody else agree?

    • http://varms.net Gillman

       I believe that there is a part two for this article that is coming out very soon.

    • pyonpyonkun

      kissxsis AKA. rub rub rub   XD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O4VNG6DWN7RZUAIAM2B4IP33HM Agron

    Er where is 
    Sekirei

  • king

    u crazy kiss x sis should be number 1 almost hentai

  • J Penroi

    I would take a guess that you have never watched Futari Echii or Aki Sora, which are basically hentai.

    • stark227

       I pretty much consider both of those shows to be hentai.  At times they both seem to pack in more sexual content than some hentai I have seen. 

  • Eugen Iorgulescu

    Seikon No Qwaser. 
    Kiss X Sis.
    Manyuu Hiken-chou.
    Queen’s Blade. 

    This list is pathetic. 

  • Jdmarge

     Found the article, disappointed after realizing d seen them all already XD

  • KissXSis

    where’s KissXSis?

    • http://varms.net Gillman

      Kiss x sis is the five more ecchi article linked at the bottom

  • stark227

    The bump at the bottom of this article leads to another list that I did when I realized how many readers came for this one. Don’t worry, I didn’t leave out Qwaser or Kiss X Sis this time (I know, shame on me, etc. etc.).  Speaking of Kiss X Sis, I’m pretty sure another OVA is coming out in January, so there is something for you all to look forward to.  I plan on doing even more lists, but I try to keep them in bite-sized lists of 5 at a time.  I’m always open to suggestions for future additions to this segment, so keep em’ coming and they may pop up in future articles!    

    • BEBOP

      DO YOU KNOW THE TITLE OF THAT ANIME WHERE TO GIRLS FIGHT AND THE LOSER STRIPS IN FRONT OF THE CROWD?

      • stark227

        I’ve heard of it, but I can’t figure out the title for the life of me. All my searching just made me add even more shows to my every growing backlog…

  • Rokudochankawaii

    I must ask. Why is Strike Witches on this list, but Sekerei, Queens Blade, Qwaser, Manyuu, and KissxSis are not

  • Rokudochankawaii

    A better list IMO would be this.

    5. Manyuu
    4. Sekirei
    3. High School DxD
    2. Qwaser To Stigmata
    1. Queens Blade

    Maybe replace one of these with KissxSis (I have not watched it so I cannot really judge it)

    However Strike Witches is barely ecchi. It’s about on pare with Rosario Vampire in ecchi terms (Meaning light ecchi but nothing heavy in the slightest).

    The only actual ecchi ones on the list that I know are High School of the Dead, To Love Ru and High School DxD. And High School of the Dead really isn’t THAT ecchi packed (Neither is To Luv Ru for that matter).

    Despite this, this list introduced me to High School DxD, an anime I likely wouldn’t have known of before this list. So overall it has some merit, it just needs to be expanded a little (You need to watch more ecchi’s =,=)

    • stark227

       Qwaser is in the article following this one.  Pretty much all of the shows you mentioned that are on your list are shows I have been watching, I just haven’t gotten around to finishing them yet because I’m also watching 10+ shows at any given time from currently airing anime, and playing whatever video games I get my hands on… and not to mention Queen’s Blade is really fucking long once you factor in each series and all of the specials (but it is awesome).  There will be more of these lists to come over time, and almost everything mentioned will show up at some point.

      Also:
      “You need to watch more ecchi’s”
      Sound advice for anyone, I’m sure there are even doctors that recommend it.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/michael.partis.1 Michael Partis

         :p. But yeah, I am still happy I found this list, as High School DxD is a brilliant anime. So I tip my hat to you for that, good sir.

  • Fakemail

    Seikon no qwaser
    Manyuu hikenchou

    Those two animes are so close to being hentai it’s not even funny

  • Walkerdondewan

    Look up aki-sora the first thing u see is a young boy suckin on tits and at the end of the video they fuck its lice 1/100000000000th of a cm from hentai but its ecch

    • Walkerdondewan

      *like

  • Jake

    Got to admit, even without the ecchi dxd is a truly fantastic series!

  • BEBOP

    DO YOU KNOW THE TITLE OF THAT ANIME WHERE TO GIRLS FIGHT AND THE LOSER STRIPS IN FRONT OF THE CROWD? forgot the title,,

  • http://varms.net sakura

    hi

  • http://varms.net sakura

    if you want good animes my like number one anime is rosiro plus vampire you might think in your head wow it must have a lot of blood and stuff like that well nope just 3girls after one guy and they all go to high school , thats one good anime another like good one is heavens lost property its about this one guys who loves girls and keeps having these angels fall out of heaven right to him and theres 3 in all that fall in love with him. then i guess its pretty funny its called baka and test not one of my favorites but boy will you laugh , and demon king diamo is realy funny and has 3 girls after one guy once again .then this is like my favorite!!! its called negima its about a 10 year old boy who ends up teaching a class of only females and there all 14 omg its soooo cute and funny so cute god i still can get over that anime well the first season of negima has like romance comedy no fighting its like peaceful , then the second season has some fighting still hilarious and a lot of romance and by the way in the first season all the girls are like embarrassed to confess there love to negi AKA the 10 year old teacher . then another funny one is the world only god knows its sooooo darn funny those are just some a can say at the moment but i would advise u try heavens lost property , rosirio plus vampire , and negima!!

  • sakura

    oh and sekire and im only giving you dubbed animes by the way enjoy!!