I rarely drop anime that I am currently watching since the flaws are usually insignificant to warrant a drop. Unfortunately, I have to drop it because I could not take the Yosuga no Sora seriously since it feels so trashy.
From experience, I hardly ever see any fanservice in any romance drama visual novel adaptation. When I watched Air, Kanon and ef, they had no fanservice and concentrated mostly on the story. The premise of Yosuga no Sora was good at first and I liked what I have seen. However, the unnecessary risqué scenes bogged it down. For instance, episode three showed Haruka’s imagination of Kazuha and Akira doing it with each other. That scene was completely unnecessary and added no value to the story.
So, does this mean I hate all types of fanservice since I can’t deal with naked girls with nipples? Absolutely not since I can tolerate a few panty shots, bouncing boobs and stuff. However, the fanservice Yosuga no Sora pushes went far beyond my comfort zone. Things like the masturbating maids and a maid grabbing someone’s thingy feels so wrong that I want to cry in the corner.
In addition, I feel that the fanservice in the genre like this is like pouring salt on the wound. In my opinion, it was difficult to take the drama so seriously when they keep throwing these risqué scenes in your face. I feel that the fanservice is more suited for the romantic comedy, not in a romance drama like this.
Not to mention, the Motoka Nogisaka Omake simply feels out of place after watching all the drama in the episode. These Omakes usually involves Motoka doing perverted things to Haruka that could be disturbing. After that, a wacky second ending theme is played, which pretty much undoes all the dramatic effects in the episode.
In the end, I feel that I can’t continue the series because I can’t take it seriously. I simply feel disappointed because the girls were pretty cute and I liked what is happening in the story. In addition, it had nice animation and music, but it went to waste because the overall trashiness. If they concentrated more on the story rather than throwing unnecessary fanservice, I would have respected the show more… but unfortunately, it did not. So, I guess this is one of my incentives to finish ef – tales of memories, a more enjoyable romance drama.
I will probably take a second look at it once the season is over to see if its worth watching again.
One more thing: The best scene in this episode is Sora eating her ice cream… I’m dead f**king serious! ¶