fanservice

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Etymology[edit]

fan +‎ service

Noun[edit]

fanservice (uncountable)

  1. (manga, anime, media) The inclusion in a work of fiction of any material, especially racy or sexual material, which has no relevance to the storyline, but is designed merely to excite the viewer.
    • 2000 Ryan Omega, Anime Trivia Quizbook: Episode 1: From Easy to Otaku Obscure (Anime Trivia Quizbooks)
      And because of that soy sauce, girls can get one of the few fanservice shots made for women in the entire history of the Ranma 1/2 series.