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Fanservice in Anime: Perception Versus Intent

Fanservice, or the addition of elements unnecessary to a story simply to appease fans, has always been a hotly debated topic in the anime community. More often than not, this phenomenon manifests itself in the form of the sexualization of characters (usually female) by using the metaphorical camera and framing of a shot to draw attention to and focus on such tasteless attractions as cleavage, underwear, skin, and more. Many anime use this tactic as a re-occurring...

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