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Top 20: Best Ecchi Anime Shows to Watch This Year (2021)

​In my experience, many people consider ecchi anime shows as a sort of avenue to express the “male fantasy” associated with watching cute anime girls with exposed bodies. However, that is not entirely the case. Ecchi anime has long been a staple in the anime community, and I’m here to tell you why.

Before that, what exactly comes to mind when we hear the word “ecchi”? Ludicrous fan service, crazy clothing damage, and the main characters having the best luck in the world as they find themselves in erotic situations all the time. And there is a reason, apart from all the erotic hijinks, that the ecchi anime genre has become so popular and one of the reasons I can think of is the amazing art style, closely followed by an amazing plot; and of course there’s also the large number of anime fans wanting to see a little spice in their anime shows!

​Though we can all agree that there’s a degree of attractiveness associated with watching bare-skinned girls and guys, that is not all ecchi anime have to offer. If that were the case, where do we draw the line between ecchi and more explicit media forms? Simple. We make that line with the plot presented. Ecchi is more than just busty girls with curvy bodies, and this list is here to prove that.

The Best Ecchi Anime of 2021

21. The Seven Deadly Sins

the seven deadly sins

​In a world of gods and demons reside the seven deadly sins, a group of seven all-powerful warriors of varying races and abilities tasked with defending the land from these higher powers. Of course, intertwined with the high-octane combat and extraordinary character moments, there’s a bit of sensuality in there too.

Author Suzuki Nakaba can diffuse a heated situation instantly with a little groping skit between the lead protagonist-heroine couple Melodias & Elizabeth, for some very hilarious moments.


20. Rosario to Vampire

rosario to vampire

​At Youkai High, everything seems quite normal. Students go to classes like History, P.E, Mathematics and then go back to their dorms at the end of the day. Oh, right. This school is also only for monsters! Our hopeless MC Tsukune Aono is a normal human being whose parents enroll him at this academia for the paranormal unknowingly, as a last-ditch effort for their academically inept son.

Join Tsukune as he dives into a world of vampires, werewolves, and a heap of other extraordinary encounters, including panty flashes.


19. Freezing

​In a dystopian future where the world is plagued by interdimensional invaders known as the Nova, a young man named Kazuya Aoi has enrolled in the prestigious military school West Genetics. This facility is dedicated to nourishing promising candidates to fight these disasters.

Freezing chronicles the tales of Kazuya as he meets the infamous Satellizer El Bridget, a woman known to be untouchable by any man yet is not disturbed by Kazuya’s touch. The two pair up as Pandora and Limiter to combat the impending doom and explore the depths of romance their mysterious powers bring with them.


18. Keijo!!!!!!!!

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​This entry truly captures the spirit of ecchi. Set in modern Japan, Keijo!!!!!!!! is an anime that revolves around a newly introduced sport that shares the same name as the show. This sport is strictly for women, and the premise involves these girls pitted against each other on platforms encircled by large swimming pools. They must knock each other off these platforms using… their breasts and butts!

MC Nozomi Kaminashi is a promising Keijo athlete who causes a storm on her debut. If you’re a fan of unique and rather lewd situations, take a look at what Nozomi and the gang have in store.


17. Shokugeki no Souma

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​Souma Yukihira is the star of this culinary fable. As a gifted chef right from a young age under his father’s tutelage, Souma must put his gourmet mastery to the test. When sent to Totsuki Culinary Academy, Souma’s skills are put to the test against other students in a battle of delicacies known as Shokugeki or “food wars”, clashes meant to test their mettle and talent.

Watch Souma knock his opponents’ socks (and other clothing *wink wink*) right off with his delicious cuisine as he and his friends attempt to graduate from this prestigious establishment.


16. Strike The Blood

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​There’s just something about vampires and ecchi anime that makes their combination so powerful! After a fateful encounter, Kojou Akatsuki discovers he’s blessed with the abilities of the world’s most powerful vampire. In response to this, an organization known as “Lion King” dispatches sword-shaman Yukina Himeragi to watch over this walking time bomb and ensure he’s safely sent to the other side should he misbehave.

The two unknowingly find solace in each other as comrades, as they try their best to combat all forces threatening Itogami island while courting the attention of many interested women too.


15. So, I Can’t Play H?

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​Don’t let the title scare you, So I Can’t Play H! is a tale of a … “passionate,” or relatively erotically experienced teenager Ryosuke Kaga and his escapades with the Death Goddess or “Shinigami” Lisara Restole. After ignorantly allowing Lisara to take some of his “essence” to remain in the human world, Ryosuke discovers that this essence the goddess demands are his not-so-safe-for-work thoughts and fantasies!

Will Ryosuke be able to satiate this temperamental goddess who dines on his perverted imagination and send her back to her world? Watch and find out!


14. Trinity Seven

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​After his hometown is obliterated in the mysterious “Breakdown Phenomenon,” Arata Kasuga is thrown into a world of magic and wonder as he attempts to unravel the secrets left behind for him by his childhood friend within a mystical grimoire. This grimoire can reconstruct the world Arata wishes to see again; his home. Immediately, this case is noticed by Lilith, a student of the top-secret magic school Royal Biblia Academy.

Arata enrolls here to unlock the secrets of the grimoire and dabbles in some ecchi hijinks along the way as a member of the “Trinity Seven,” a group of seven gifted students with incredible and overwhelming abilities.


13. Date A Live

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Date A Live occurs in a world plagued by a unique phenomenon known as “spatial quakes” – vibrations of an unknown origin with force capable of sending cities and even entire continents into havoc. When Shidou Itsuka gets caught in the middle of a spatial quake and attempts to rescue his little sister Kotori, he discovers the cause of these quakes; a spirit!

Thrust into a new miraculous perspective on the world, Shidou must calm down these spirits by getting them to fall in love with him. Join our casanova MC in the ranks of the mysterious group “Ratatoskr”, an organization dedicated to saving spirits… which just so happens to be led by his sister!


12. Masou Gakuen HxH

masou gakuen hxh

​The testosterone-inducing protagonist of Masou Gakuen HxH is Hida Kizuna, an HHG or Heart Hybrid Gear ability wielder. Though his strength is lacking, his sister sends him to Amaterasu, a group dedicated to combating enemies from another world.

Here, Kizuna discovers he can power up his female comrades, who are also users of HHG, through erotic experiences with them. Kizuna’s everyday life is about to be flipped upside down, as he struggles to arouse his big-breasted allies and unlock their latent potential to save the world.


11. Kiss x Sis

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​This taboo tale of sibling love gone too far will surely arouse many viewers’ thoughts. Keita Suminoe has been acquainted with his step-sisters Ako and Riko since kindergarten, resulting in a deep bond forming between the three.

Though innocent at first, the “love” these two have for him soon develops into something more… erotic. Those that watch Kiss x Sis will find themselves rolling on the floor laughing at the many ways with which Keita tries to dodge his sisters’ advances, whether romantic or ecchi.


10. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou

monster musume no iru nichijou

​In a Japan where monster and man lawfully live hand-in-hand, Kimihito Kurusu finds his quiet life changed forever. Due to an interspecies exchange coordinator’s incompetence, namely Agent Smith, Kimihito finds himself as the caretaker of a lamia (a half snake-half woman demi-human) indefinitely.

However, this is merely the beginning of a series of wacky interactions between races. With every passing day, Kimihito finds himself surrounded by more and more attractive, bodacious, and VERY lustful demi-human women who can’t help but want his affection.


9. Yosuga no Sora

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​I mentioned earlier that there’s more to ecchi anime than just naked girls and panty shots, and this anime is living proof of that. Siblings Haruka and Sora return to the countryside to live with their grandfather after their parents passed away in a car accident. They soon run into old friends and make new ones, and all is calm.

However, life for this brother and sister is about to change for good as they find themselves spiraling as suppressed emotions and memories begin haunting them. Yosuga no Sora is an anime that captures the depth of hidden memories and explores how morality is bent and broken.


8. Shinmai Maou no Testament

shinmai maou no testament

​Don’t you hate it when your dad brings back new step-sisters, and they turn out to be all-powerful demons? Basara Toujou can definitely agree with this statement. After discovering his newly acquainted step-sisters are forces of evil, Basara is forced to reveal his lineage as a descendant of a long line of heroes.

Unfortunately, Basara soon becomes attached to his new siblings Mio and Maria and finds himself going as far as making a master-servant contract to protect them from any forces that threaten to wreck this perverted family.


7. Highschool of the Dead

highschool of the dead

​Late author Daisuke Sato’s famous work HighSchool of The Dead is an anime that doesn’t mince words about its premise; zombies & hot girls killing them. MC Takashi finds himself plagued by grief when he has to kill his best friend after he’s caught by and transformed into a zombie. Takashi vows to protect his dead friend’s lover, Rei, from the fiends of the afterlife.

Joining him is a calm kendo beauty, a beautiful nurse, a politician’s daughter, and a trigger-happy otaku. Intense action of the bloody and sensual kind is all that awaits any that wish to watch this retelling of the zombie apocalypse.


6. Sekirei

​Minato Sahashi is a brilliant yet insecure man whose self-esteem is ground into dust by those around him due to him struggling to enter college. One day, he encounters a blessing from the heavens… no, literally, a girl called Musubi falls from the sky into his arms, and his life is changed forever.

She is an extraterrestrial existence known as a Sekirei and can unlock latent and extraordinary powers by kissing a compatible partner. After bonding, these two are forced to fight against other Sekirei, with their lives and romance on the line. Watch Minato change the world of Sekirei, one kiss at a time!


5. Prison School

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​Hachimitsu Private Academy is a prestigious all-girls boarding school until a new decree is passed to enroll boys. Enter the unfortunate group of five, Gakuto, Jo, Andre, Shingo, and Kiyoshi, the only boys accepted to the school. The five are quickly thrown to the deep end, as the girls all brand them as lesser without even having the chance to make an impression.

In the act of defiance, the lads try and spy on the ladies’ bath; with disastrous consequences. Now the quintet group is forced into the school’s prison to reflect fully on their perverted schemes… or make new ones?


4. Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san

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​Our hero this time around is financially handicapped and mystical “expert” Kogarashi. He finds himself at Yuragi-sou, a cheap boarding house that has not attracted new customers in years due to rumors of it being haunted by a malicious evil spirit.

As a psychic, Kogarashi wishes to unravel the mystery behind this phenomenon. But it turns out that the evil spirit Yuuna is not only friendly but extremely attractive too. Kogarashi and the supernaturally and curvaceously endowed inhabitants of Yuragi-sou, work together to unravel Yuuna’s past and free her from her mortal ties to prevent this sweet girl from being sent to a nasty place in the afterlife.


3. How NOT To Summon The Demon Lord

how not to summon a demon lord

How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord starts in the MMORPG world of Cross Reverie. Takuma Sakamoto is the protagonist of this story and the most renowned player in Cross Reverie, Diablo. But he is simply a shut-in gaming addict with no social skills in real life.

One day, Takuma is forcefully summoned to another world by the demi-human Rem and bodacious Elf Shera. But he realizes he is in the body of his gaming avatar Diablo! This unlikely couple of ecchi and isekai genre manages to squeeze in those oh-so-sweet lewd moments amid high-octane action with this unlikely trio, giving viewers the best of both worlds.


2. Heaven’s Lost Property

heaven's lost property

​The ever eccentric sky enthusiast Eishirou Sugata is the trigger to this heavenly story. Our main character Tomoki has been constantly hounded by dreams of an angel ever since he was a child. His childhood friend Sohara enlists Eishirou’s help in finding a remedy for this incident, to which the latter says Tomoki is connected to the floating anomaly known simply as “New World”.

Tomoki and Sohara join Eishirou’s newly founded club, the New World Discovery Club, only for them to be shocked when a large chested female angel falls from the sky (what is it with anime girls and falling from the sky?) and calls Tomoki master. Tomoki and the gang dive into a world of angeloids, with nothing but the sky as their limit.


1. Highschool DxD

​The last entry on this list, and certainly the best, is the iconic ecchi anime series that arguably set the groundwork for modern ecchi titles to follow in its steps. Issei Hyoudo is as lustful as they come. He dreams of owning a harem and doing many… “questionable” things with women. He believes his prayers have been answered one day when he is asked out on a date by a hot girl, but she instead ends up killing him!

Now reincarnated as an underling of his senior Rias, a high-class devil, Hyoudo must now join his school’s Occult Research Club and fight angels and demons to survive in his new role. Highschool DxD perfectly captures the desires of one person whose destiny has been tangled in a web of risqué, magical, and near-omnipotent women.


Did You Find Your Favorite Ecchi Anime Shows?

I’m sure that if you’ve made it this far, you know that ecchi anime are as vast as the oceans that cover our planet. Whether it’s isekai, seinen, fantasy, or even drama, there’s always a way to fit in a little bit of sensuality into your favorite show while still keeping the charm that all the anime we’ve consumed over the years present.

So don’t be shy! Broaden your horizons, reach for the sky, and you might find a chest… I mean anime, that’s just right for you. But if you are already an expert in the genre and have watched all sorts of ecchi shows, then I want to know which are the best ecchi anime shows according to you. Use the comments section below to share your recommendations!

Arbaz Khan

My name's Arbaz Khan, and I am the guy behind SlushTimes.com! Since I spent most of my time watching anime and reading manga, I thought of creating a website where I can talk about things I like. So here we are!

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