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It's a Japan thing. People there are so focused on delivering a quality product that they'll often struggle with their health as a result.

It's more common in the manga industry thanks to magazines like Shonen Jump wanting to impose strict deadlines, which is why you see One Piece, MHA, Black Clover, and as of recently Jujutsu Kaisen take so many breaks.
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Gotta like how the Kaguya-sama OVA took a chapter that was meant to satirize ecchi and made it straight up pornographic.

I feel like that Kaguya x Chika shower scene is going to become really popular around the internet and lots of people are going to watch the anime expecting more of that only to end up disappointed by the lack of fanservice.
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Oh, for sure. It's just that the OVA was quite the departure from the actual series. The OVA was Highschool DxD levels of lewdness.

So…it was nothing but basic exposure shots on repeat? Because that's all DxD ever did. Context was irrelevant because 80% of it's fanservice was "clothes dissolve → oh look a nipple" and the remaining 20% went no farther, it just didn't use fucking clothes dissolution as the setup. It reduced everything it approached into exactly that, too. It somehow made a tentacle scene seem basic. That's so reductive that it's impressive.

DxD is only going to look lewd if you're a 14 year old who's never watched porn or seen a tit before, and is probably the main reason ecchi has so many of the bullshit stereotypes that it does. Unfortunately, I'm 24. I'm way too old for it, and honestly, most people who hoist it up as the pinnacle of ecchi are too old for it as well. There's legit great stuff out there. To LOVE-Ru, KissXSis, High School of the Dead, Magipoka, Umishou, Yosuga no Sora, Zero no Tsukaima, Maburaho, fucking obscure ass old OVAs like Buttobi CPU! and Dream Hunter Rem. There's such a dearth of great ecchi content out there and this is what people try to prop up. I really hate that.

Where the fuck did this impression of DxD even come from? I know it's the popular take, but to my eyes and ears it's like painting SAO or Naruto as peak narrative masterworks. It's not good, especially if you go further down the well. It's accessible, especially if you're uncomfortable with fanservice. It's very tame and defanged in how it uses ecchi and it grounds the viewer in the most common and accessible narrative structure out there, e.g. Battle Shounen. It's baby's first ecchi.

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Anyway, Omata is a great director. Aside from Kaguya, he also directed my personal favorite anime adaptation in Sankarea and Rakugo, which also kicked ass. He has a way of making series bleed personality and atmosphere that not many other directors have, and he's really flexible in the types of tones he's able to convey, i.e. Kaguya is nothing like Sankarea which is nothing like Rakugo.

Before he became a big shot TV anime director, he was a hentai director and most of his body of work is hentai. I wouldn't be surprised if he took a satire of ecchi and played it straight with that in mind, but people in H&E also say it's still a satire, so fuck if I know who's right or wrong there. Or care, for that matter, since Iunno if I'll ever continue Kaguya.
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"Where the fuck did this impression of DxD even come from? I know it's the popular take, but to my eyes and ears it's like painting SAO or Naruto as peak narrative masterworks. It's not good, especially if you go further down the well. It's accessible, especially if you're uncomfortable with fanservice. It's very tame and defanged in how it uses ecchi and it grounds the viewer in the most common and accessible narrative structure out there, e.g. Battle Shounen. It's baby's first ecchi."

You've answered your own question. It's like how Harry Potter is held up as a masterpiece of fantasy literature, despite being okay at best. It was a lot of people's first, so of course it'll stick in their minds if they don't go much farther beyond being a casual fan.

You are most certainly not a casual fan, so of course you have a more nuanced opinion, as you have more experiences to draw upon.
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Yeah, I know that and I thought the rest of the paragraph made as much clear with all of the shit about accessibility and calling it baby's first ecchi. It's just that you'd think people would eventually come out of the woodwork and make their point about how kind of…shit, it is, like they did with SAO and other similarly entry-level series that have a lot of weak points.

Guess that's kind of the predicament we're in. I know most people in H&E are kind of derisive towards it, but if you go look on bullshit places like r/anime then it's basically where ecchi begins and ends for them. We're just not numerous enough to be given that kind of platform and we'd have to wander into hostile territory to make as much clear, I guess.

Not like DxD is terrible, either, it's just a major pet peeve of mine when people hoist it up as the pinnacle of ecchi, since I find that very, VERY debatable, and I know I'm not alone in as much. Yet with outsiders/non-ecchi fans, it's pretty much the general take. I have the same pet peeve with people who try to hoist up Monogatari in that light as well. The arguments for either are different, sure, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel satisfaction in ripping into them over and over again on MAL. Fuck 'em.
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JJK Manga sboilers.

I have a feeling that Gege Akutami is having a major regret for killing off Toji Fushiguro. I mean, Gege practically just tells the audience that "Hey, remember this dead character that was super badass? He's still relevant by the way!" every chance he gets.

Toji even literally got resurrected ONCE and went to fight both the bad guy AND the good guy, and had to be killed off again because Gege probably knew that Toji was strong enough to solve a lotta thing or ruin everything, due to him being the perfect hard-counter to a lot of the characters in the story arc.

Gege had to kill him off by him committing suicide because he probably didn't want to spoil his legacy of being the 2nd strongest human character in the series and an all around badass.
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Correction: Toji may NOT be the current 2nd strongest human character in the series, considering we have absolute freaks like our main characters Yuji and Megumi, and also Yuta who apparently has Naruto level of near limitless pool of chakra or some shizz.
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