Is it getting hot in here, or is it just this article? Jokes aside, it’s finally getting warmer all around the world. So what better way to kick off the warm season than with a list about seeing some extra skin on good-looking anime guys? We’ve written plenty of articles on manservice, including the definition of it. So make sure you check them out as soon as you can.
For this list, we’ll be looking at any manservice scene in anime. The scene does not have to be from a beach or pool episode, nor does it have to be from an anime geared towards females. Manservice scenes can get pretty creative, so let’s take a look at them.
10. Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love 1000% (Uta no Prince Sama) - Episode 8
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul 2011 to Sep 2011
Haruka wants to be a music composer, so she attends the prestigious Saotome Academy. Haruka realizes that every student is some sort of idol or composer, when they’re guaranteed a record deal upon graduating. But only so many people can graduate. Maybe if she teams up with the school’s top idol boy group, she’ll be able to pass. Though it’s hard to work when you’re surrounded by beautiful boys who are hitting on you.
Sure, just about every performance from ST☆RISH is filled with manservice. All the hip thrusting, and shaking is enough to make us faint. But episode 8 breaks their usual manservice mold by giving us a beach episode. It’s a very romantic episode as we see Otoya confess his love for Haruka’s music, and wants her to be his partner. While the other boys hint that they want Haruka to be their partner. Man, if only we were in Haruka’s position.
9. Psycho-Pass - Episode 3
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: Oct 2012 to Mar 2013
In the near future, a new method known as the Sibyl System became the justice system of Japan. You’re judged by your mental health, and if the Sibyl System sees you as a threat, the police will either send you to therapy or kill you on the spot. Akane is new to the police force, and quickly learns about the twisted ways of the Sibyl System. But does she have the courage to make a difference?
Most of you are probably questioning why Psycho-Pass of all anime is on the list. You may have forgotten about a particular scene in episode 3 when Kogami is working out. The episode slows down a bit for us to see the details in Kogami’s fitness routine. He’s shirtless and sweaty, and oh so muscular. After his workout, Kogami goes to get a bottle of water, but instead of drinking it, he pours it all over his body. Then he pushes his hair back and gives us a smirk. That scene alone is enough to convince us to buy the blu-ray.
8. Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen Zetsubo-hen (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy - Despair Arc) - Episode 7
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: Jul 2016 to Sep 2016
Hope’s Peak Academy is a school for students with special talents. But Hajime Hinata doesn’t have a talent. Instead, he watches the talented students from the sidelines as he takes the normal classes. One day, he befriends the school’s ultimate gamer, Chiaki Nanami. Things seem to be going well, until Hajime gets an offer to become the most talented person in the world.
Nagito Komaeda is the last character we thought would get a nude scene. We’re used to Nagito being fully clothed, and spouting nonsense about hope. We did get a short manservice scene from Nagito in episode 2, after he drank a love potion and got all hot and sweaty. But episode 7 goes all out by showing us Nagito taking a shower in a waterfall. We see his bare butt, back muscles, and best of all, he’s completely wet.
7. Osomatsu-san (Mr. Osomatsu) Season 1 - Episode 16
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct 2015 to Mar 2016
Hope that you never get to meet the Matsuno brothers; a group of sextuplets with awful personalities. You have the boring one, the guy who thinks he’s cool, the one who thinks he’s better than everyone, and more. Watch the daily lives of these good-for-nothing brothers as they fail to get a job or a girlfriend.
From time to time, the Matsunos will transform into their hot versions known as F6. They’re beautiful idol boys who steal the hearts of every lady. In episode 16, Osomatsu-san parodied the Academy Award Winning Film, Mad Max Fury Road. The plot is basically the same, but the water is replaced with lube, or as the series puts it “lotion”. When F6 brings the lotion to the dying people, they refuse to accept it. Instead, the citizens watch F6 strip down and pour the lotion all over their bodies. It’s a hilarious, but very sexy moment!
6. Fairy Tail - Episode 52
- Episodes: 175
- Aired: Oct 2009 to Mar 2013
Lucy Heartfilia joins the top wizard guild in Fiore, Fairy Tail. Each member of Fairy Tail has their own reason for joining the guild. Whether their goal is to become the next best wizard, or to find a long lost loved one, the people of Fairy Tail have got each other’s backs...even if all they do is argue.
In episode 52, Lucy needs help paying her rent. Desperate for money, she decides to work as a waitress in a restaurant. Gray, Natsu, and Erza pitch in as well, but they all have to wear the uniform. The girls have to dress up as maids, and the guys, as butlers. But Gray can never keep his shirt on, so he serves the customers topless. He decides to keep the red bow tie, which adds to the sexiness. If we were at the restaurant, we probably wouldn’t leave and just give Gray huge tips.
5. Prince of Stride: Alternative - Episode 7
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 2016 to Mar 2016
Nana Sakurai is a huge fangirl of stride, a mix between a relay race and parkour. She attends Honan Academy, a school famous for their stride team. But is shocked to see the club shut down due to lack of members. Befriending another stride fan, the two find more members and a coach to revive the stride club. Can this new club win the End of Summer stride tournament?
How can anyone not fangirl over this episode? Preparing for the End of Summer stride meet, Honan Academy trains alongside the beautiful boys of Saisei. It’s too much to handle. One scene, they’re racing each other, and the next, they’re stripping down for the hot springs or the beach. Takeru, being a thigh muscle fanatic, can’t control himself and starts feeling up everyone on the Saisei team. There’s plenty of fun moments too, with the guys singing karaoke, and playing ping pong. Your cheeks will hurt from smiling so much.
4. Hatsukoi Monster (First Love Monster) - Episode 4
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2016 to Sept 2016
Kaho decides to be independent by moving out of her wealthy family’s home and into a dormitory. Staying in said dormitory are a shotacon, a yandere, a bully, a super shy boy, and a 5th grader who looks like a high schooler named Kanade. Kaho ends up dating Kanade, but is it really right? When it comes to the monster known as first love, it’s pretty hard to fight back.
Kaho was pondering what kind of tutor Kanade would get. She begins to freak out over the thought of the hot and aggressive Taga become his tutor. Kaho then fantasizes about Kanade and Taga’s first session. The two are naked, with Taga leaning over Kanade. Kanade blushes and says he needs a demonstration. Taga whispers into Kanade’s ear as he slowly moves his hand on top of Kanade’s. Taga insinuates that he’ll be on top while Kanade will be the bottom. Finally, Kanade cries “I’m going to be pollinated!”
3. Hetalia the Beautiful World - Episode 11
- Episodes: 20
- Aired: Jan 2013 to Jun 2013
The beautiful men of Hetalia are back with a brand new look! Italy is a country that sucks at fighting and is obsessed with pasta and women. Germany is a stone-cold country and has a hard time making friends. Japan is a quiet and emotionless country who would rather pet cats all day. Combine each country’s stereotypes with handsome men, and you have the Hetalia version of World War II.
Are you the type of person who has a hard time blushing? This episode will cure that for sure. This is an entire episode of the handsome Hetalia boys cosplaying! Or in Britain’s case, crossplay. Britain enters the scene in a sexy nurse outfit that you’d usually see on a woman. But to our surprise, he rocks it! France is dressed up like a playboy bunny, and is ready to flaunt his stuff. The nosebleeds really start to come in when we see America in a skimpy bear cosplay. We knew America was buff, but oh daddy, was that a sight to behold.
2. Yuri On Ice!!! - Episode 4
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Oct 2016 to Dec 2016
After losing another figure skating tournament, Yuri Katsuki decides to retire. But figure skating is his passion, so Yuri continues to skate for fun. One of his friends secretly recorded Yuri while he was practicing, and the video went viral. This catches the eye of Yuri’s figure skating idol, Victor Nikiforov, who wants to coach Yuri so he can become a champion.
Oh boy, where to start. There are a lot of scenes to choose from. You have the first time Yuri met Victor, Yuri’s sexy eros performance, Chris’s performance, and so much more. It was difficult to choose just one, but we decided to put episode four’s hot spring moment on the list. This scene was so hot, that it was the only scene censored out of all the other episodes while it was airing. Yuri and Victor are both naked in the bath, and Victor slides his hands along Yuri’s body to help him pose. This makes the other hot spring attendants do a double take, and they all stare at this random but beautiful sight.
1. Free Iwatobi Swim Club - Ending Theme 1
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2013 to Sept 2013
Haruka Nanase, or Haru, thinks of nothing but the water and swimming in it. After a falling out with his childhood friend, Rin, Haru now swims without a purpose. As fate would have it, an awkward reunion with Rin and Haru’s other friends happens at their old swim club. Rin challenges Haru to a swimming competition, but in order to compete, Haru’s school needs a swim club. Together, Haru and his friends try their best to create a swim club worthy of challenging Rin.
Ok we admit it, this is kind of a cheat. But you can’t deny that the first ending theme visuals are body pillow-worthy. The ending starts with the Iwatobi boys fully clothed, but at the club. Each character gets to shine by showing off their sweet dance moves that represent their stroke. Then the crew cosplay as Arabian men in the search for water. Each of their cosplays show off their abs and biceps. Finally, they find an oasis, and strip down naked to enjoy the water.
We know we need a gallon of water after that list, but what about you? Do you agree with our picks? or do you have an even better scene that we missed? Leave a comment and we’ll be sure to reply as soon as we can. Till next time!