October 08, 2015

Yozakura Quartet -- the plundering

I'm rewatching Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta looking for top rotation candidates. It has a swimsuit episode.


But aside from that all the fan service is panty shots. Which is fine with me, but I can't use them in the top rotation.

Occasionally the panty shots approached the distraction/derail level of the fan service in Divergence Eve. This was probably the most egregious case:

There's a critical scene in episode 9 where Akina confronts the big-bad and there's a fight. And right in the middle of it, Juri shows up and attacks the bad guy, and this was included for no reason which is obvious besides simple pandering to the audience. I guess we can thank God for small favors: they didn't include cameltoe. Which would have been nice, too, but would also have been world-class pandering and would have left me feeling a little bit soiled.

Anyway, as of ep 7 I have 57 candidates. Between this and ISUCA I bet I can top 6000 images. (I need 79 total.)

UPDATE: In the mean time, tsun tsun dere tsun dere tsun tsun...

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1 The wackier part of Yozakura's fanservice is that just so much of it happens in the natural progression of the animation.  Obviously, it's designed to be there, but a good portion of it rarely feels forced.  Mostly as it's the utterly logical result of short skirts and a lot of moving/running/jumping around.
Which is sort of brilliant.  If you want to enjoy the fanservice, there is a lot of it.  But it's happening at the same time as most of the really good animation, which means you can just as easily focus on that.  I honestly think it's kind of brilliant on a bunch of levels.

Posted by: sqa at October 09, 2015 10:50 AM (qzPcg)

2 I'm up to Ep 8, and I concur this is one of the best anime I've seen in a long while. Good animation, good humor, good story, fascinating and original characters--and plenty of natural, unabashed fan service.

Plus, strong male characters. I'm getting to be extremely picky about that.

I'll be very sad when I run out of episodes.

Thanks, Steven, for bringing this to my attention.

Posted by: 50srefugee at October 09, 2015 12:57 PM (OoOF7)

3 What you don't get is a girl saying "OMG I just flashed my panties! Where's a guy I can beat up?"

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 09, 2015 04:10 PM (+rSRq)

4 They give you the tsundere song, instead of the tsundere reaction punch.  Quite nice of them.

Posted by: Mikeski at October 09, 2015 09:27 PM (TuMIP)

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