Have you ever read an anime review that has this near cliché phrase “this anime was good despite the fanservice”? I’ve seen this used more times than I care to remember. It’s lazy for the reviewer to think ecchi scenes as something that’s bad and placed there only to distract the viewer. Why does a show have to be considered bad just because it has fanservice? I’ve seen numerous anime that I’ve ONLY enjoyed for the fanservice but lacking in other areas . That’s not to say I’m shallow (ok, sometimes I can be) but I think a show that specifically has fanservice appeal should be reviewed on the merit of how well the fanservice is presented. Kyoani for example chooses to used fanservice in very subtle ways, while Xebec and Feel chooses to reveal in it. Both approaches are perfectly fine because each studios knows how to properly handle it.
Fanservice and good production values were the only thing going for Asobi ni Iku Yo!
I want people to start reviewing anime on the basis of how well done the fanservice of an anime is done and not as something that ruins a show. If you’re the type that hates fanservice yet still reviews anime, then maybe you shouldn’t be watching it. Learn to live with the notion that this is another aspect of anime that doesn’t need to be removed to be enjoyed.