FreezeFrame: Remember when pantsu were considered ero?
Note: pretty much everything in this post is NSFW, but you knew that anyway…
When you first started eating spicy food, it’s like that Sriracha stuff was the hottest shit ever, but gradually, you get used to it and start abusing it like ketchup (seriously, sriracha + mayonnaise). When you first went to the gym, benching a pair of 25s already had your arms shaking more than a Parkinson’s outbreak in Haiti, but gradually you start building some mass and you use two plates to warm up. Perhaps more applicable is when you first started using the internet, and are introduced to the wonders of tubgirl and lemonparty and meatspin and 2g1c (links rescinded), but soon after you’ve seen so much filth and debauchery that it starts feeling like something’s missing if you don’t see at least one thing that challenges your definition of rule 34.
Damn skirts are always in the way of our eyes… just get rid of them.
The modern consumer of digital media is a fickle one, and people get bored of the same things quickly, especially if they consume in large amounts. Hence, the never-ending arms race to see who can come up with a new cute character design, a new type of hairstyle, a new twist in the school uniform. Pantsu, maids, tsundere, loli, reverse traps – we’ve seen them all – and like all good market analysts with an acute eye for such things and no regard for weak-minded considerations like a “social life” or “sunlight”, it’s fun to track current trends and try to predict future ones.
You know what the current trend seems to be? It’s not ear lobes, or collarbones, or ankles, or anything that complicated – it’s boobs, baby. Boobs.
Overdressed by today’s standards… nano.
It’s not like it’s anything new – Asa had a wardrobe malfunction in SHUFFLE, Kanokon was all over it, and Ougi totally took advantage of some hottie with amnesia he pulled off the beach. But those moments were few, and the fact that I remember specific moments either speaks to their rarity or how far gone I am. Probably both.
At any rate, those rare flashes were pretty much the standard until this show called Queen’s Blade came along, which kind of had a 2g1c effect on the anime industry’s perception of fully exposed boobage. There was some crazy breast feeding action in Seikon no Qwaser, and we got a pretty good look at every female character’s full upper frontals in Ladies vs Butlers, and Chu-Bra called everybody a pussy and just went for it. If anything, I would expect the anime hentai industry to be doing quite poorly these days, as those are usually poorly budgeted affairs staffed by unknown seiyuu – but now, we get high budget chichi yure voiced by the likes of Tamura Yukari and Nakahara Mai. I mean, the only real difference now is what happens below the belt, and that’s always pixellated out anyways. Meh.
A lady should be elegant, desu wa!
Naturally, one has to wonder where they have to go next. I mean, they’ve exhausted every possible exploitable character template, including age, nationality, skin color, hair color and style, height, sexual orientation – the only thing left to do was to strip them. And now that full nip boobs have been used up, when one realizes that there’s really only one logical place left to go, one can’t help but be tickled with anticipation…
Coochie goochi goooo~