Lock your door, close the curtains and let’s dive into The 20 Best Fan Service Anime Ever Of All Time! Some love it and others hate it. From the subtle to the more graphic, fanservice is for the fans and made especially for the fans in mind.
Is fanservice bad? No, but there is a time and place for it. Fanservice has been in anime for a long time and has become an integral part of it in some cases. It can ruin a show or make it better.
As part of our Jiraiya month, here’s our list of The 20 Best Fan Service Anime Ever Of All Time! In no particular order with plenty of bs, panty shots, and compromising positions.
The Qwaser of Stigmata
Episodes 36 + OVA | Aired Winter 2010 | Produced by Hoods Entertainment
“Only in Japan,” was my first thought when I first saw The Qwaser of Stigmata. It has a unique concept, I love that someone was brave enough to come out with something like this.
The St. Mikhailov Academy student Oribe Mafuyu comes across a mysterious silver haired boy named Sasha. He is a Qwaser, a being that draws power from Soma and is able to manipulate a specific element. And now, in the 21st century, the mystery revolving around an Icon turns the academy into the battlegrounds for the fight between the Qwaser!
Even though it can be a bit offensive. I strangely enjoyed this series a lot! It has a bit for everyone. With an original story, action, ecchi, shounen, superpower, supernatural, a bit of comedy, and actually made me want to brush up on my chemistry lessons.
SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
Episodes 12 | Aired Summer 2015 | Produced by J.C.Staff
Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist is a pretty funny anime. Showing could happen when the world has become too proper and words, dirty books, and jokes must rise again!
In a dystopian future, Japanese authorities are cracking down on anyone caught using any risqué language or distributing lewd materials in the country, to the point where all citizens are forced to wear high-tech chokers analysing their every spoken word. A new high-school student named Tanukichi Okuma enters the country’s leading elite “public morals school“ to reunite with his crush and student council President, Anna Nishikinomiya. However, Tanukichi quickly finds himself entwined with the perverted terrorist “Blue Snow“ when she kidnaps and forces him to join her organization, “SOX,“ in spreading semi-adult material across the city.
It’s an anime that is actually hilarious and is definitely worth watching. If you’re looking for a fanservice anime that goes a bit deeper, that’s more than just bs and panty shots. Give Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist a try.
KILL la KILL
Episodes 24 + OVA | Aired Fall 2013 | Produced by Trigger
Where fanservice is a plot, style is substance and every episode feels like the finale of a series, KILL la KILL!
Ryuuko Matoi is a girl who travels with a single red scissor blade, searching for the wielder of the other blade who killed her father. She arrives at Honouji Academy, a high school that lives in fear. It is ruled over by the fearsome student council, led by the student council president, Satsuki Kiryuuin, who use powerful uniforms to crush anyone in their path. After suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Satsuki, Ryuuko comes accross a possessed school uniform named Senketsu, who puts himself on Ryuuko, granting her special abilities. Teaming up with Senketsu, Ryuuko stands up against Satsuki and the student council to liberate Honnouji Academy from their iron grip and find out the truth behind her father’s murder.
KILL la KILL takes all the worn-out tropes and clichés of anime and creates something quite unique and entertaining. It’s a series that is confusing, exhilarating, comical, lively, and goddamn refreshing all at once.
High School DxD
Episodes 49 + OVA | Aired Winter 2012 | Produced by TNK (latest season produced by Passione)
High School DxD is an anime that has been praised as the best ecchi ever made, with plenty of fan service, amazing art, realistic character development, and a plot that develops into a good story.
Hyoudou Issei is an ordinary yet lecherous highschool student who is killed by his girlfriend, Amano Yuuma, during their first date. Yuma is revealed to be a fallen angel named Reinare who was sent on a mission to eliminate divine weapons. Issei is later reincarnated as a devil by his senpai Rias Gremory; who in return will serve under Rias in fighting against the fallen angels.Then Soon he was turned out to be user of the one of the 13 longinus possessor of a red dragon emperor residing in him as Boosted Gear
With plenty of moments reminiscent of the awkward high school days, harems, emotions, drama, an interesting plot, and plenty of fanservice, High School DxD is really well balanced and put together.
Highschool of the Dead
Episodes 12 + OVA | Aired Summer 2010 | Produced by Madhouse
Highschool of the Dead is a very enjoyable fanservice anime, with thought-provoking episodes. It’s a show with plenty of zombies, a ragtag group, and bs.
A mysterious illness is spreading rapidly through the halls of Fujimi High School. In a matter of hours, the campus is transformed from a place of learning into a hive of nightmares, as the infected students collapse and are reborn as flesh-hungry zombies! Only a handful of students escape the initial outbreak — among them Takashi Komuro and his childhood friend, Rei. He manages to protect Rei from the initial onslaught, but how long can Takashi and the other students hope to survive when the whole school – maybe the whole town — is out for their blood?!
Even if you are not into fanservice, Highschool of the Dead is an anime with plenty more to offer from action, comedy, suspense, and interesting characters that make it enjoyable on those aspects alone.
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Episodes 24 + OVA | Aired Summer 2008 | Produced by Seven Arcs
With a season 1, 2 and a still anticipated season 3 Sekirei has a basic premise that is silly and pleasantly surprising. Combining a lot of different genres together and making it work.
Minato is a total loser. He’s failed to make it into college twice, he’s unpopular with women, and he’s unemployed. He seems like the classic-useless-shounen-harem-male-lead… In truth, however he’s actually an Ashikabi, one of a mysterious set of “masters” in an awesome battle royale between hordes of cute girls called “Sekirei.” Since this is a fanservice manga, their attacks often happen to… you guessed it-rip each others’ clothes off! Looks like Minato luck’s taken a turn for the better.
Sekirei is entertaining, with harems, over-the-top fanservice, and a plot that doesn’t always stay on track but takes you episodes that felt like fillers, but strangely doesn’t feel tiring watching.
Episodes 48 | Aired Summer 2019 | Produced by David Production
Fire Force fanservice has been said by some to have ruined an anime that offers one of the more original takes on shonen, with design and an amazing color pallet.
Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting department: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment’s notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. One of the Fire Force teams is about to get a unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints“ and destroying his shoes in the process. Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?
Fire Force has an interesting plot, supernatural firefighters fighting against flame monsters with axes, machine guns, nuns, cool fights, good music, and over-the-top ecchi fanservice.
Episodes 12 | Aired Summer 2016 | Produced by J.C.Staff
With justice, heroism, friendship, middle schoolers, and a huge amount of fanservice, Taboo Tattoo has it all.
Seigi, a martial arts trained middle-schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom. Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?
Taboo Tattoo has a fanservice anime that is great with action and supernatural elements, that constantly switches from a comedy to a serious show, which can be a bit too much but it is a decent anime that’s good enough to kill some time.
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Episodes 50 + OVA | Aired Fall 2006 | Produced by TMS Entertainment
If you are a person who loves fighting anime, comedy, with a simple story that becomes complex and fanservice watch Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
Shirahama Kenichi is a book lover who has just entered high school, but he is often bullied by others. One day, he became good friends with the new transfer student, Fuurinji Miu, who was also looking for a friend. Kenichi was shocked at how powerful she is at first, but he is still somehow attracted to her…
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple is a fanservice anime that looks at martial arts, bullying, and personal development. It’s an anime that is really enjoyable and strangely addicting.
Maken-Ki! Battling Venus
Episodes 22 + OVA | Aired Fall 2011 | Produced by AIC (latest season produced by Xebec)
Maken-Ki! Battling Venus is an anime with plenty of shenanigans to offer an ecchi, harem, and fanservice fan.
Ohyama Takeru happily enrolls in a co-ed school that didn’t required any entrance exams and has hostels to boot… Only to find out that there’s more to the school than he thought!
Maken-Ki! Battling Venus has been labeled by some as a poorly done hentai. But I think it’s a must-try anime, it has an interesting plot and has just the right balance of fanservice for a fanservice anime fan.
Episodes 328 + OVA | Aired Fall 2009 | Produced by Satelight, A-1 Pictures
In Fairy Tail, the power of friendship, magic, and fanservice come together to create an anime that is so enjoyable and entertaining to watch.
A young celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia, runs away from home and travels to the land of Fiore to join the magical Fairy Tail Guild. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a teenage boy looking for his foster parent, a dragon named Igneel, with his best friend, Happy the cat. Shortly after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who was posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail, to be sold as a slave. Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander of fairy tail and has the skills of a Dragon Slayer, an ancient fire magic. He offers her membership into the guild, which she gladly accepts, they along with Erza Scarlet -Armored maiden, Gray Fullbuster -Ice Maker, and Happy become a team performing various missions offered to the Fairy Tail guild.
Fairy Tail is completely off the scale with how it handles its plot, discussing all sorts of different issues, common tropes, and general cliches. It’s a show that goes all out, and that makes it worth watching.
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
Episodes 12 + OVA | Aired Summer 2019 | Produced by J.C.Staff
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? is one of the newest and fanservicest additions to the isekai genre. That’s a sweet and hilarious mother and son Isekai story.
Oosuki Masato is an ordinary high school boy who gets to go to a game-world, but for some reason his doting, over-protective mother comes along as well. It’s time to play a new VRMMO with his mother!
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? takes us on a weird fantastically fanservice adventure through its world, meeting new lovely allies along the way. It is a series that’s going to appeal to a certain audience.
Episodes 12 + OVA | Aired Summer 2015 | Produced by J.C.Staff
Prison School is a fanservice anime with a very unusual combination of genres and styles but is done just right. Watching Prison School there was definitely never a dull moment with a lot of genuinely hilarious, most lewdest scenes, and actually touching moments.
Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo…once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunate?!
Prison School manages to tell an interesting story with hilarious comedy and incredibly fanservice scenes, but still being suspenseful and more than just another fanservice anime.
Episodes 64 + OVA | Aired Spring 2008 | Produced by Xebec
To LOVE-Ru is just mindless comedic entertainment. The plot is pretty silly but it makes up for it with its fanservice, comedy, and just being entertaining.
Rito is a high-school boy who just can’t confess to the girl of his dreams, Haruna-chan. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub, a mysterious and barely clothed girl appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from another planet…
To LOVE-Ru is a fanservice anime for someone who just wants to watch something with a change of pace or an anime that doesn’t take itself too seriously with likable characters, nice music, and good voice acting.
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Episodes 12 + OVA | Aired Summer 2015 | Produced by Lerche
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls is a very perverted ecchi harem fanservice anime with a different take than most generic anime of its genre.
Monsters? Are real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood, not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,“ these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least trying to. When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer“ into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?
With a simple story, no silly out-of-place action scenes, and simple lewd comedy. Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls is a fanservice anime that proves sometimes less is more as long as it is executed properly. It’s a series that was both fun and exciting to watch and rarely failed to make me chuckle.
The Best Fan Service Anime Ever Of All Time Honourable Mentions
Grimgar Ashes and Illusions
- Studios: A-1 Pictures
- Episodes: OVA
- Aired: March 16th, 2016
- Studios: APPP
- Episodes: 6
- Aired: October 27th, 1995
- Studios: MAPPA
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Spring 2015
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
- Studios: J.C.Staff
- Episodes: 86 + OVA
- Aired: Spring 2015
- Studios: Brain’s Base
- Episodes: 10 + OVA
- Aired: Summer 2013
Bonus Honourable Fan Service Anime Mentions
- Rosario + Vampire
- Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
- Tenjho Tenge
- Queen’s Blade series
- Ikki Tousen
- Date A Live
- Manyuu Hikenchou
- Killing Bites
- Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club
Episodes 12 + OVA | Aired Fall 2016 | Produced by Xebec
In Keijo!!!!!!!! butts and bs are lethal weapons, it’s an anime that is quite asstounding creative in its own right, and I couldn’t stop laughing at how silly it was. But even with all Keijo’s ridiculous fanservice, it turned out to be a surprisingly good ecchi, comedy, fanservice, and sports anime.
Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to her. That’s why she wants to step into the world of “Keijo.” “Keijo” is a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed to use their butt or breasts to push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of “Keijo,” become the “Keijo Queen,” and bring wealth and fortune for her family?
Keijo!!!!!!!! is a fanservice anime that doesn’t take itself seriously at all, poking fun at more mainstream anime and just borderline overly exaggerated every scenario as much as possible to create a truly entertaining to watch.
Episodes 24 | Aired Spring 2006 | Produced by Gonzo
Witchblade is a fanservice anime that’s a nice surprise for fanservice and non-fanservice lovers, with a bit for everyone. With a simple-to-follow story for story lovers, a bit of action, and sexy female characters in skimpy clothes in their transformed states. and is a perfect example of not judging a book just by its cover.
Masane Amaha and her daughter Rihoko are on the run from a government child welfare agency that wants to take Rihoko away from her mother. They are caught and Rihoko is taken away. Meanwhile, Masane is attacked by an advanced weapon that can disguise itself as a human being. When faced with the danger, a strange light emits from her wrist and she transforms into a powerful being. She destroys the weapon and consequently becomes involved in a power struggle between powerful organizations, with her at the center of their attention. Because she holds the greatest power of them all, the legendary Witchblade. – MAL
Witchblade was a very enjoyable experience, that focuses on character development that had my attention till the very end. Witchblade is a gem that definitely deserves to have more people giving it a chance.
The Testament of Sister New Devil
Episodes 22 + OVA | Aired Winter 2015 | Produced by Production IMS
The Testament of Sister New Devil is a fanservice anime that has been compared to Highschool DxD, with mixed reviews. with action, comedy, ecchi, harem, and fanservice that feels like borderline hentai.
“Hey, you said you wanted a sister, right?” First year highschool student, Toujo Basara, was suddenly asked by his father and fell into a state of panic. On top of that, the eccentric father told him he will be getting remarried. He then departed overseas after bringing Basara two beautiful step-sisters. But Mio and Maria’s true forms are actually the newbie Demon Lord and a succubus!? Basara was almost entered into a master and servant contract with Mio, but a reversed contract was formed by mistake, and Basara is now the master!? Moreover, Basara is being hit by ecchi situations one after another due to the contract, but Mio’s life is being pursued by other demon tribes and hero tribes!! The most powerful contractor’s desired action drama begins!
The Testament of Sister New Devil is one of those anime that had its moments of being hilarious and entertaining but just didn’t seem to be able to balance out their plot with the fanservice moments. The fanservice was also ridiculously censored, with little or no real character development, but it definitely went above and beyond to fill its quota for a fanservice anime.
Kiss x Sis
Episodes 24 | Aired Fall 2008 | Produced by feel.
Kiss x Sis is a perfectly good textbook showcasing fanservice anime done properly, you get exactly what you signed up for when you pick this anime up. Kiss x Sis doesn’t play in the kiddy pool of lewdness but takes it to the highest degree, unapologetically blurring the line between anime and hentai.
Keita has two older (not blood-related) twin step-sisters who love him in a lustful way and have no problems expressing it. They even like to compete about it; much to the laughter of his friends (which he usually endures without problems). One day they come to his school to give him his lunch, resulting in him getting angry due to the atmosphere. To counteract his anger, they confess their tender feelings for him in front of everyone and leave. Feeling sorry he chases after them and says that he’ll study hard in order to get in the same high school as them.
Considered as one of the best fanservice anime, Kiss x Sis is a series with a simple straightforward plot, with no generic harem elements, no dynamic and intriguing characters, just incredibly hot and exciting fanservice made for the fans of the genre in mind.
Episodes 100 | Aired Summer 2009 | Produced by Shaft
The Monogatari Series is definitely a rare gem in the fanservice department in that even if you took out the fanservice elements it would still be entertaining. The fanservice in this series is just the sprinkles on top of an already great series, which knows just when and where to add fanservice elements to the story.
Monogatari Series centres on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who is almost human again after briefly becoming a vampire. One day, a classmate named Hitagi Senjgahara, who infamously never talks to anyone, falls down the stairs into Koyomi’s arms. He discovers that Hitagi weighs next to nothing, in defiance of physics. After being threatened by her, Koyomi offers his help, and introduces her to Meme Oshino, a strange middle-aged man living in an abandoned building, who cured him of being a vampire…
Monogatari Series follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.
There is a lot to love for everyone in Monogatari Series from the in-depth character conversations, fourth-wall-breaking, sleek art, the supernatural, romance, ecchi, and don’t forget the fanservice. The Monogatari Series is a brilliant series that knows how to strike the right balance with the plot, character development, and fanservice.
And with that, I am done with Jiraiya month and my fanservice anime list!!!
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