Top 20 Ecchi anime you should watch right now. [2024 List]

Ecchi anime you should watch right now.

What is this genre all about? Fan service is found in many anime, in many forms. When the service has a distinctly sexual slant to it, and it appears to be a major focus of the show, then it's safe to assume you're watching ecchi. The word "ecchi" is used by English-speaking anime fans to refer to soft-core pornographic or sexually suggestive anime and manga. This is a western invention; in Japanese, it is a catch-all term for all things anyhow sexual in nature, not being limited to porn, but also not really considered a "milder" term, as it may also refer to sexual intercourse itself. The term "ecchi" in Japanese comes from the pronunciation of the letter "H" in English, which is rendered into Japanese syllabary as エッチ, which in turn is transliterated in the English alphabet as "ecchi" or "etchi". It is not, as many believe, short for "hentai" -- that, too, seems to be a western invention. It is, however, nearly as misunderstood and misapplied a term as "hentai".The line between ecchi and hentai, from the western perspective over these terms, can be hard to draw at times; one good rule of thumb is: if it was aired on Japanese public TV at all, it probably wasn't hentai. Ecchi usually features all the specifics to human anatomy that can only be found in anime, and generally avoids full nudity, instead abusing of panty shots. Hentai, on the other hand, will usually show full frontal nudity in some explicit form, including genitalia, and full, intimate sex scenes. At its mildest, ecchi is composed of double entendres, big misunderstandings, and sexual farce; at its most explicit, it is still in the realm of softcore pornography, with full breast shots, full back nudity and similar content, but no display of genitalia. Another good way to distinguish the two is looking for animated sex scenes; if one is found, you have generally left the genre entirely, though a few borderline exceptions apply here. For Kitsu's purposes, the distinction between explicit ecchi and actual hentai is simple: if it was sold with an 18+ restriction in its country of origin, it is hentai; if it was sold without it, it is ecchi. Source: TV Tropes

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20. Nanatsu no Taizai

Nanatsu no Taizai

In a world similar to the European Middle Ages, the feared yet revered Holy Knights of Britannia use immensely powerful magic to protect the region of Britannia and its kingdoms. However, a small subset of the Knights supposedly betrayed their homeland and turned their blades against their comrades in an attempt to overthrow the ruler of Liones. They were defeated by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called the "Seven Deadly Sins," were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état, and thus became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.

Based on the best-selling manga series of the same name, Nanatsu no Taizai follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins. With their help, she endeavors to not only take back her kingdom from the Holy Knights, but to also seek justice in an unjust world.

The Seven Deadly Sins has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: 七つの大罪, Nanatsu no Taizai

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19. Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari

Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari

Satou and his best friend, Hime, have been together for as long as he can remember. So when she tells him she's going back to her home world to get married, his first thought is to follow her and crash her wedding. All goes according to plan, and with a kiss from Hime herself, Satou becomes the new groom! But unbeknownst to Satou, the man who marries Hime is destined to be a hero of immense power and save the world! Is Satou up for the challenge, or is this just too much responsibility for one high schooler to handle?!

Tales of Wedding Rings is currently airing and will have 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 結婚指輪物語, Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari

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18. Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu

Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu

Melodias, Hawk, and Elizabeth retook the Kingdom of Leones from the Holy Knights. The festival went off without a hitch and the crew enjoyed their well-earned peace. And yet, another threat looms on the horizon. The Ten Commandments, a group of elite demon clan warriors, have their sights set on the kingdom.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: 七つの大罪 戒めの復活, The Seven Deadly Sins 2nd Season, Nanatsu no Taizai 2nd Season, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments

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17. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Season 2

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Season 2

The second season of Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 無職転生 ~異世界行ったら本気だす~ 第2期, Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Season 2

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16. No Game No Life

No Game No Life

No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Kuuhaku." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party's wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.

No Game, No Life has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ, NGNL

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15. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

A superficial but kind-hearted celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia, joins a famous wizarding guild in Magnolia Town called Fairy Tail, where the members use their powers to earn rewards in exchange for fulfilling quests. Here she befriends an impetuous but faithful dragon-slayer wizard, Natsu Dragneel, who is scouring the land for his missing father. The two form a bond with fellow mages Erza Scarlet and Gray Fullbuster, and together they tackle daunting challenges, taking on several powerful allies and foes along the way.
Created by Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail is an action-packed adventure that follows Lucy and her friends as they learn the value of friendship, forgiveness and family.

Fairy Tail has finished airing and it has 175 Episodes. It is also Known as: フェアリーテイル, FAIRY TAIL, FT

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14. Shokugeki no Souma

Shokugeki no Souma

Ever since he was a child, fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira has helped his father by working as the sous chef in the restaurant his father runs and owns. Throughout the years, Souma developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his creative, skilled, and daring culinary creations. His dream is to someday own his family's restaurant as its head chef.
Yet when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant to test his cooking abilities in restaurants around the world, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. The institution is famous for its "Shokugeki" or "food wars," where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.
As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: 食戟のソーマ, Shokugeki no Soma, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

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13. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru

Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru

Wakana Gojo is a high school boy who wants to become a kashirashi--a master craftsman who makes traditional Japanese Hina dolls. Though he's gung-ho about the craft, he knows nothing about the latest trends and has a hard time fitting in with his class. The popular kids--especially one girl, Marin Kitagawa--seem like they live in a completely different world. That all changes one day, when she shares an unexpected secret with him, and their completely different worlds collide

My Dress-Up Darling has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: その着せ替え人形〈ビスク・ドール〉は恋をする, Sono Kisekae Ningyou wa Koi wo Suru

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12. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Second season of Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 has finished airing and it has 10 Episodes. It is also Known as: この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 2, Give Blessings to This Wonderful World! 2

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11. Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill

After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other. The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four. In the school's brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called "Goku Uniforms," which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities.

Thoroughly beaten in a fight against one of the students in uniform, Ryuuko retreats to her razed home where she stumbles across Senketsu, a rare and sentient "Kamui," or God Clothes. After coming into contact with Ryuuko's blood, Senketsu awakens, latching onto her and providing her with immense power. Now, armed with Senketsu and the Scissor Blade, Ryuuko makes a stand against the Elite Four, hoping to reach Satsuki and uncover the culprit behind her father's murder once and for all.

Kill la Kill has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: キルラキル, KILL la KILL, KLK, Dressed to Kill, Kiru ra Kiru

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10. Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa.
When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament.
Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.

Bakemonogatari has finished airing and it has 15 Episodes. It is also Known as: 化物語, Ghostory

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9. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara

Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara

The third season of Shokugeki no Souma.

Food Wars! The Third Plate has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 食戟のソーマ 餐ノ皿, Shokugeki no Souma 3rd Season, Shokugeki no Soma 3, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma 3, Shokugeki no Soma 3rd Season

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8. High School DxD

High School DxD

High school student Issei Hyoudou is your run-of-the-mill pervert who does nothing productive with his life, peeping on women and dreaming of having his own harem one day. Things seem to be looking up for Issei when a beautiful girl asks him out on a date, although she turns out to be a fallen angel who brutally kills him! However, he gets a second chance at life when beautiful senior student Rias Gremory, who is a top-class devil, revives him as her servant, recruiting Issei into the ranks of the school's Occult Research club.
Slowly adjusting to his new life, Issei must train and fight in order to survive in the violent world of angels and devils. Each new adventure leads to many hilarious (and risqué) moments with his new comrades, all the while keeping his new life a secret from his friends and family in High School DxD!

High School DxD has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: ハイスクールD×D, Highschool DxD

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7. Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman.

Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman.

Third-year high school student Jirou Yakuin hoped to partner with Shiori Sakurazaka of the same class in the mandatory "Couple Practical" course. In this practical, students must demonstrate that they have the necessary skillset to live with a partner of the opposite sex while presenting a certain level of harmony to the video surveillance that grades them.

Unfortunately, random chance put his slightly subdued self into the practical with the person polar opposite to him, the gyaru Akari Watanabe. Akari on the other hand hoped to be paired with her crush Minami Tenjin.

Their hopes are doubly dashed when they find out that Shiori and Minami are assigned together. Thus, they reluctantly decide to cooperate to reach the top ten, which would give them the right to exchange partners if both couples agree. To that end, Jirou steals Akari's first kiss without realizing what he'd done, while giving a hurried good-bye kiss...

More than a married couple, but not lovers. has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 夫婦以上、恋人未満。, More than a Couple, Less than Lovers.

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6. No Game No Life: Zero

No Game No Life: Zero

Six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "Ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

No Game No Life: Zero has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ ゼロ, No Game No Life Movie, No Game, No Life Zero, NGNL Zero, NGNL the Movie

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5. Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

It happened suddenly: The dead began to rise and Japan was thrown into total chaos. As these monsters begin terrorizing a high school, Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend when he gets bitten and joins the ranks of the walking dead. Vowing to protect Rei Miyamoto, the girlfriend of the man he just executed, they narrowly escape their death trap of a school, only to be greeted with a society that has already fallen.

Soon, Takashi and Rei band together with other students on a journey to find their family members and uncover what caused this overwhelming pandemic. Joining them is Saeko Busujima, the beautiful president of the Kendo Club; Kouta Hirano, an otaku with a fetish for firearms; Saya Takagi, the daughter of an influential politician; and Shizuka Marikawa, their hot school nurse. But will the combined strength of these individuals be enough to conquer this undead apocalypse?

High School of the Dead has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD, Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead, HOTD, HSOTD

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4. Liar Liar

Liar Liar

At Academy Island, everything is settled through "Games" waged for a certain number of stars, with the strongest student being granted the ranking of Seven Stars. Hiroto, a transfer student, unexpectedly beats the strongest empress and becomes the pseudo-strongest in the school! A mind game of lies and bluffs begins!

Liar Liar has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: ライアー・ライアー, Liar Liar

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3. Shijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru

Shijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru

As the most powerful entity of all time, the Demon Lord Varvatos thinks life is a big fat snore. When he takes matters into his own hands and decides to reincarnate, he calibrates his magical strength to be perfectly average. But there is no way he could have predicted that everyone in the modern world would be weak as hell, which means he is totally overpowered once again! Reborn under the name Ard, he has ladies fawning over him, the royal family begging him to become the next king, and an ex-minion insisting on killing him?! But Ard has a one-track mind, and he won't stop at anything to achieve his ultimate goal!

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 史上最強の大魔王、村人Aに転生する, The Greatest Maou is Reborned to Get Friends

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2. Ishuzoku Reviewers

Ishuzoku Reviewers

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! From elves to succubi to cyclopes and more, the Yoruno Gloss reviewers are here to rate the red-light delights of all manner of monster girls...The only thing is, they can never agree on which species are the hottest!

Interspecies Reviewers has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 異種族レビュアーズ, Ishuzoku Reviewers

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1. Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki

Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki

Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year-old boy until the day he accidentally releases the space pirate, Ryoko from a cave she was sealed in 700 years ago as the people thought she was a demon. In a series of events, four other alien girls show up at the Masaki household as Tenchi learns much of his heritage he never knew about and deal with five alien girls who each have some sort of romantic interest in him.

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki has finished airing and it has 6 Episodes. It is also Known as: 天地無用!魎皇鬼, Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki

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