Strike Witches is the absolutely perfect fanservice show. It’s evaded everything I don’t like about fanservice shows, and has everything I look for in them, thereby making it perfect.
If you are going to make a show fanservice, make it CONSTANT, make it fucking ABSURD, and make it UNAVOIDABLE. Strike Witches has no single shot that isn’t in some way fanservice. Every facial expression or movement or piece of dialog is positively fucking TEEMING with moe, and every imaginable fetish has been pandered to. And you know what the best part is? NO ONE WEARS ANY FUCKING PANTS! It’s a fucking revolution! How the fuck can you avoid te fanservice in a show without any fucking pants? You can’t! there is no avoiding it! The equivalent of a panty shot is in EVERY FUCKING SHOT! And if that’s not good enough, every other image has the camera hugging tight to that area! This isn’t just sexual fanservice, though, there’s plenty of fucking violence with big ass motherfucking weapons, giant-ass monsters, great GONZO animation, and big fucking explosions to cover every violent fetish you have.
And then here’s the fucking clincher – the perfection- the brilliance – the thing that means the difference between me liking or hating a fanservice show — the characters and plot don’t revolve around the fanservice! There isn’t a single stupid-ass perverted joke, no dumb male character, no sexually assualting villains, just girls who HAPPEN to be WITHOUT FUCKING PANTS. It’s beautiful. It’s glorious. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted. I could fucking write a book about it (would probably be a light novel.)
Getting into the real meat of the show, I love the older-female character. For starters, she doesn’t wear any fucking PANTS. Seondly, she wears an eyepatch, and I love eyepatches (main character in my story wears one). Thirdly, she’s laid back and cool and laughs a lot, unlike the usual hardasses thatare the older female characters.
I definitely look for to more of this show… and the doujins.