My Top 5 ‘Ms. Fanservice’ Anime characters

Rangiku Matsumoto and her Bankai

Ms. Fanservice character is a female that provides a lot of Fanservice. They’re generally for the male viewer’s enjoyment. Often showing cleavage, midriff or curvy hips. She’s usually dressed in clothing that makes these “assets” more prominent. Even when dressed head to toe, a Ms. fanservice character always wears something skin tight. The camera often focuses on her body. Sometimes the anime itself will even create an in-story reason for her scantily clad clothing.

5. Rangiku Matsumoto (Bleach)

In Bleach, three characters tend to get the “Ms. Fanservice” treatment. Rangiku, Orihime, and Shihoin. I think Rangiku because of her body type and outfit embodies this trope the most. The lieutenant of the 10th Division of the Gotei 13. Rangiku is very busty and her cleavage is always on display. Her Shinigami robes hang in such a way that she reveals her chest.

4. Midnight (My Hero Academia)

Nemuri Kayama is a hero that goes by the name of Midnight. She’s a tall curvaceous woman that wears a dominatrix outfit. Her white bodysuit is actually supposed to be flesh-colored in the manga. The suit has no support for her breast, which results in her breasts jiggling all the time. In My Hero Academia, Midnight’s Quirk is the reason for her outfit. Her suit is “easily rippable so she can more easily use her Quirk.” In addition to this Midnight is a playful and flirtatious person. In the story, Midnight is accused by Mt. Lady of using her “Qurik” as an excuse to dress in revealing costumes.

3. Tsunade (Naruto)

Tsunade is one of the legendary Sannin. The only female of the three, she is considered to be the greatest medical ninja ever. As a child, she was often teased by Jiraiya for being “flat-chested.” When she grew up her breast grew as well. According to Jiraiya, they reach 106 centimeters. In Naruto, she is considered to be “the most beautiful kunoichi in the world.” Overall, Naruto rarely indulges in fanservice as much as other series. However, Tsunade is supposed to the series Ms. Fanservice.

2. Fujiko (Lupin)

Fujiko Mine is a burglar in the Lupin series. She was once a lover of Lupin, but claim to have ended the relationship. She’s often willing to double-cross anyone she works with. Fujiko was intended to be a “Bond Girl” for the series. She is manipulative and uses Lupin’s love for her to her advantage. Fujiko is a criminal that needs various costumes to obscure her identity. She is usually depicted wearing revealing outfits. Fujiko fanservice is on full display in her series, Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Mine Fujiko. Fujiko’s fanservice is not subtle. She is naked in almost every episode.

1. Lust (FullMetal Alchemist)

Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the greatest anime and manga series ever. Lust is one of the most striking characters. A Homunculus, Lust is a slender and voluptuous woman. She has large breasts, a thin waist, and curvy hips or an hourglass figure. Unlike her namesake, Lust wasn’t really that lustful. Instead, she was an object of lust from others. Lust was often was seductive, using her attractiveness to gain favors from people. Lust is always wearing a form-fitting, little black dress.

Top Five Downer Endings in Anime & Manga

Most fans of anime and manga expect a happy ending. The big bad gets defeated and most if not all of our heroes survive. However, ever once in a while, an anime and manga series will shock us with a downer ending. Of course, many of these series generally have dark tones so those endings shouldn’t be shocking. However, most of us are trained to expect a good ending no matter what. A downer ending ranges from sad to tragic. So what are my top 5 favorite downer endings?

5. Lust contemplates her existence (Fullmetal Alchemist)

In episode 35 of Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 series), ‘Reunion of the Fallen,’ Lust begins to question her existence. Where does she come from and what would happen to her when she dies? She sees a man from her past, Lujon. She taught him alchemy to save his village from a mysterious disease. Turns out that the disease was created by Envy. The Homunculi hope that by giving Lujon a fake philosopher’s stone he will search and make a real one for them to steal. When Lujon admits that he loves Lust, she kills him considering him “worthless.” Without his stone, the villagers all die from the disease and Lujon’s wife dies in his arms.

4. Tokyo Ghouls tragic ending

The Anteiku staff are destroyed by the CCG. Touka and Nishiki are forced to abandon their loved ones. Yoshimura is captured by his daughter Eto and will be used as a “donor” for Dr. Kanou’s experiments. Juuzou and Kuroiwa are maimed, Shinohara is left brain dead. Hide goes missing, Kaneki, Amon, Takizawa, Koma, and Irimi are assumed dead. Tsukiyama is comatose. Kaneki is betrayed by two of his allies, Uta and Itori, who take pleasure in Kaneki’s demise.

3. Battle Royale Continues

Battle Royale takes place in a fascist alternate-timeline Japan. The government random chooses high school classes and sends them to a isolated island. Armed with weapons, and under the treat of death they are forced to kill each other until only one remains. This is called “the Program.”After all the death and mayhem, Shuya and Noriko survive. They escape to America, but all of there friends are dead. They are haunted by memories of the battle royale and their relationship become strained. Finally, despite the failure of this edition of the program, the system remains intact. Meaning that future high school students will continue to go through the program.

2. In Devilman Crybaby humanity becomes extinct

The 2018 adaptation of Devilman by Go Nagai, follows Akira Fudo. He becomes a “devilman,” after he makes the demon Amon’s power his own. With this new power, Akira hopes to protect humanity and his love ones. He fails though. He loses everything. His girlfriend Miki is murdered and brutally dismembered by a mob. His best friend turns out to be Satan (Ryo). Akira is killed. Then God destroys Earth. The entire series is dark, but you did think Akira would win at the end.

1. Griffith becomes Femto (Berserk)

In the Berserk, Griffith betrays his Band of the Hawk and Guts. After a year of torture he’s rescued by Guts. Using the Crimson Behelit he summons the Godhand. Transporting everyone to Hell. Griffith sacrifices the Hawks. Guts and Casca remain. As she is attacked by demon Guts tries to save her, but his arm gets caught in a demon teeth. Reborn as the demon Femto, Griffith sexual assaults Casca in front of Guts. Who then cuts off his own arm to try to save Casca. However, he’s dog-piled by more demons, that claw his right eye out. The anime ends here, while the manga continues. Berserk has one of the most depressing endings.

Do you have any anime or manga endings you think belong on this list?

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