The title of this post has a slight double meaning. The first and obvious meaning is that I intend to discuss this topic even more. The second meaning is that the discussion topic will this time cover shows with either more erotic content, or else with more, well, sexual fanservice. This post is mainly a response post to comments I have received from readers on reddit.com/r/japaneseanimation.
Now, I had a few directions that I could have went with this post, so let me begin by clarifying what I am omitting and why. The first topic I will omit is asymmetry. The ways in which male and female anime characters are sexualized differently is a thought-provoking topic, but I lack the expertise to engage it meaningfully. Besides that, it’s just plain hard to see both sides of the issue as a person who’s only ever been a cisgendered male. The second topic I will omit is hentai. The reason is that I haven’t actually ever watched it. However, I’ve done image searches in the past which I found rather unsatisfying, so I’ll discuss a bit about why exactly I haven’t looked any further into it.
So, without further ado, these are the topics I will cover: discussing effectiveness instead of appropriateness, the Madonna-Whore complex and how good ecchi can subvert it, sexual beings as opposed to sexual targets, how the latter can masquerade as the former, and what we can learn from full-blown ecchi. There’s no pictures in this post, and it’s once again ended up being pretty long.