What is Ecchi anime?

Fan service is found in many anime, in many forms. When the service has a distinctly sexual slant to it, and it appears to be a major focus of the show, then it's safe to assume you're watching ecchi. The word "ecchi" is used by English-speaking anime fans to refer to soft-core pornographic or sexually suggestive anime and manga. This is a western invention; in Japanese, it is a catch-all term for all things anyhow sexual in nature, not being limited to porn, but also not really considered a "milder" term, as it may also refer to sexual intercourse itself. The term "ecchi" in Japanese comes from the pronunciation of the letter "H" in English, which is rendered into Japanese syllabary as エッチ, which in turn is transliterated in the English alphabet as "ecchi" or "etchi". It is not, as many believe, short for "hentai" -- that, too, seems to be a western invention. It is, however, nearly as misunderstood and misapplied a term as "hentai".The line between ecchi and hentai, from the western perspective over these terms, can be hard to draw at times; one good rule of thumb is: if it was aired on Japanese public TV at all, it probably wasn't hentai. Ecchi usually features all the specifics to human anatomy that can only be found in anime, and generally avoids full nudity, instead abusing of panty shots. Hentai, on the other hand, will usually show full frontal nudity in some explicit form, including genitalia, and full, intimate sex scenes. At its mildest, ecchi is composed of double entendres, big misunderstandings, and sexual farce; at its most explicit, it is still in the realm of softcore pornography, with full breast shots, full back nudity and similar content, but no display of genitalia. Another good way to distinguish the two is looking for animated sex scenes; if one is found, you have generally left the genre entirely, though a few borderline exceptions apply here. For Kitsu's purposes, the distinction between explicit ecchi and actual hentai is simple: if it was sold with an 18+ restriction in its country of origin, it is hentai; if it was sold without it, it is ecchi. Source: TV Tropes

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Ane Naru Mono

(The Elder Sister-like One)

0

Description:

When an orphan encounters the eldritch demon Shub-Niggurath, the "Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young" offers him one wish. His request: "Become my big sister."(Source: Yen Press)
Type

OVA

Status

unreleased

Aired

2025-12-31

NEET de Otaku na Kunoichi to Naze ka Dousei Hajimemashita

(Somehow, I Started Living With a NEET Otaku Kunoichi)

0

Description:

A man is the target of a certain kunoichi's mission, and a lot of blood was spilled to learn this. However, it's said that a kunoichi takes some "liberties" with the mission... Or are those part of the mission too?
Type

TV

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-12-31

Nukitashi THE ANIMATION

0

Description:

Seiran Island. Even here in paradise, there are those who work in the shadows to bring it down... United, these misfits stand side by side as the secret society NLNS. As their founder and head honcho, I, Junnosuke Tachibana, won't stop until we've crushed this crazy law once and for all! I've even found a benefactor in this crusty old rich guy, name unknown... He's hooked us up with a secret base and a buttload of cash already. In return, he wants us to find someone and "protect her at all costs." Apparently, she holds the key to our mission's success...? In which case, there's only one thing to do: locate this mystery girl. And all while keeping the SHO off our scent, too... Make no mistake! I'll stop that law in its tracks, just wait and see! (Source: Shiravune, edited)
Type

TV

Rating

Ecchi, Erotica

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-12-31

Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi

0

Description:

Uryuu Kamihate has had a rough start to life, but plans to forget it all by achieving his dream—matriculating into medical school. But when he arrives at his new foster home, a working shrine, his dream of a quiet place to study goes up in smoke. Not only will he be living with the three beautiful, lively Amagami sisters—but he learns that he must marry one of them and take over the temple! (Source: Kodansha USA)
Type

TV

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-12-31

Elf-san wa Yaserarenai.

(Plus-Sized Elf)

0

Description:

Naoe-kun, a massage therapist, is about to head home for the day when he's saddled with a rather strange patient. This lovely lady has emerald eyes, pointy ears, and grew up in the forest–everything about her screams “elf,” except for one thing: her bodacious body. It turns out she left her world but loves junk food in this one, and now her obsession has caught up with her. Can Naoe-kun help this loveable elf girl lose the weight–and keep it off? (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Type

TV

Rating

17+

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-07-31

Megami no Café Terrace 2nd Season

(The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Season 2)

0

Description:

The second season of Megami no Café Terrace.
Type

TV

Rating

Ecchi

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-07-31

2.5 Jigen no Ririsa

(2.5 Dimensional Seduction)

0

Description:

“I have no interest in real girls!” So claims Okumura, the president of the school’s manga club. He’s your typical otaku, obsessed with a sexy (fictional) 2D manga character known as Lilliel. Then the new school year starts, and a (real!) 3D girl named Lilysa whose passion is cosplay joins the club. Lilysa convinces Okumura to become her photographer–and guess who her favorite manga character is? Not only that, but Lilysa is into modeling the fetishy stuff! The boundaries between 2D and 3D start to blur as this hot-blooded romantic comedy unfolds. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Type

TV

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-07-31

Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen Season 2

(Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2)

0

Description:

The second season of Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen.
Type

TV

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-07-31

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest

0

Description:

Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, and the whole Fairy Tail Guild are back in action! And they’ve decided to tackle the “100 Years Quest”—a job no one’s dared take on since the founding of the guild more than a century ago. A mysterious town, a baffling spirit, a ghastly new enemy … and a brand new continent to explore. When you’re with real friends, the adventures never stop! (Source: Kodansha USA)
Type

TV

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

unreleased

Aired

2024-07-31

Tokidoki Bosotto Russiago de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san

(Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian)

0

Description:

Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Seiren Private Academy’s “solitary princess.” She’s a half-Russian beauty with silver hair, at the top of her class, student council accountant, and…completely unapproachable. For some reason, she’s also taken on the responsibility of reprimanding the slacker who sits next to her in class. Masachika Kuze is constantly frustrating her by falling asleep, forgetting his textbooks, and just being an overall unexemplary student. Or at least, that’s how it looks from the outside. She may put on a tough act, but she doesn’t mind Masachika as much as others would think. She even lets him call her by her nickname, Alya. Anyone hearing the comments she mutters in Russian under her breath might know how she really feels, but since none of her classmates understand the language, she’s free to say whatever she likes! Except…there is one person who knows what she’s saying. Masachika eavesdrops on her embarrassing revelations, pretending to be clueless, all the while wondering what her flirtatious comments actually mean! (Source: Yen Press)
Type

TV

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

upcoming

Aired

2024-04-30

Kaii to Otome to Kamikakushi

(Mysterious Disappearances)

0

Description:

Sumireko Ogawa’s dream of becoming a novelist is reinvigorated with new rumors of mystical incidents. Now a clerk at a bookstore, she enlists her young coworker, Ren Adashino, to investigate urban legends, black magic, and ghost stories across the city. Sumireko has a knack for triggering magical events, and Ren has a dark secret of his own. Will they survive their investigation unscathed? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

current

Aired

2024-04-10

Date A Live V

0

Description:

The fifth season of Date A Live.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Status

current

Aired

2024-04-10

Mushoku Tensei II: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Part 2

(Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2)

8.19

Description:

The second cour of Mushoku Tensei II: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

current

Aired

2024-04-07

Kami wa Game ni Ueteiru.

(Gods Game We Play)

6.68

Description:

In a world of idle gods, humans are forced into brain challenges with them. With three defeats, gods lose their right to challenge, while 10 victories spell human triumph. Fay, determined to achieve the impossible, enters the ultimate test of wits against the gods. Will he defy divinity or is he just another loss in the making? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

current

Aired

2024-04-01

Meitou "Isekai no Yu" Kaitakuki: Around 40 Onsen Mania no Tensei Saki wa, Nonbiri Onsen Tengoku deshita

(Pioneer Log of the Storied Hot Springs "Alternate World's Springs": The Reincarnation Destination of an Onsen Fan (Who's Around 40) Was a Relaxing Hot Spring Paradise)

6.14

Description:

The story centers around Yoshizō Yukawa, a major hot spring fan who finds hidden springs to revitalize the economy of the local area. However, he dies after falling off a cliff and is transported to an alternate world, thanks to an inari deity of harvest at a small shrine nestled in the rocks. Together with the inari's attendant princess Mayudama, he continues searching for storied hot springs, only this time in the alternate world. Along the way, he ends up naked in hot springs with furry-eared girls and elven girls.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

5 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-12

Dosanko Gyaru wa Namaramenkoi

(Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!)

7.28

Description:

Snowflakes aren’t the only things dropping in Hokkaido—so are jaws, thanks to the super adorable gals who are turning the icy north into a hotbed of fashion and fun. Brace yourself for a winter storm of laughs, love, and killer outfits as these gals prove that being cute is an all-season affair. Here, frostbite meets fashionista! (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-08

Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari

(Tales of Wedding Rings)

6.36

Description:

Satou and his best friend, Hime, have been together for as long as he can remember. So when she tells him she's going back to her home world to get married, his first thought is to follow her and crash her wedding. All goes according to plan, and with a kiss from Hime herself, Satou becomes the new groom! But unbeknownst to Satou, the man who marries Hime is destined to be a hero of immense power and save the world! Is Satou up for the challenge, or is this just too much responsibility for one high schooler to handle?! (Source: Yen Press)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-06

Mato Seihei no Slave

(Chained Soldier)

6.96

Description:

The demon-filled dimension known as "Mato" has opened to threaten humanity, and a type of "peach" tree that grows there yields fruit that confers special powers to those who eat it, giving humanity a fighting chance, but this only works for women. As such, as protectors of humanity, women rise in social status while men are relegated to second-class citizens scraping for basic occupation and acknowledgment. Cue Yuuki Wakura, a domestically crafty and laborious high school senior whose older sister was taken during a Mato event 5 years before; while lamenting the hardships of the life ahead of him, an event opens before him, and while being rescued from demons by Captain Kyouka of the Anti-Demon Corps, she confers his powers as her "slave" and turns him into a mighty beast mount that mows down the demons. However, there is a surprising price to pay for being her "slave"... and it's not him who has to pay it.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-04

Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete

(Gushing over Magical Girls)

7.74

Description:

Hiragi Utena is a major fangirl of the magical girls protecting her city, so when she has the chance to become one herself, she leaps at the chance to join their technicolor ranks… but when she transforms, she learns she isn’t fated to be a daring do-gooder, but rather a villain on the side of evil! At first, she tries to quit her new gig as the leader of the local baddies, but she quickly realizes she enjoys it and is a total natural at tormenting the magical girls she loves so much. With both a bang and a whimper, Hiragi’s journey as a magical-girl-tormenting sadist has begun! (Source: HIDIVE)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Mild Nudity

Status

finished

Aired

2024-01-03

Temple Specials

(TenPuru: No One Can Live on Loneliness Specials)

7.27

Description:

Specials included in the BD/DVD release of Temple.
Type

special

Episodes

2

Ep.Length

12 Min

Rating

13 teens or older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-10-25

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