Top 10 Ecchi Anime of 2020 that Got Our Motors Running [Best Recommendations]

The year is coming to an end and with it, another year of anime goes down in history. Here, we count down the greatest ecchi anime of 2020 ranked based on viewing popularity. Without further ado, let’s get down to business.


10. Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent-a-Girlfriend)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 – September 2020

Rent-a-Girlfriend is a typical ecchi harem only this time, each character is in their early twenties. Because of this, typically taboo topics like drinking, masturbation, sexual promiscuity and anything in between, are all on the cards in Rent-a-Girlfriend. A larger majority of the more risqué scenes take place in protagonist Kazuya’s head, as he fantasizes about being back with his cheating ex, as well as dreaming about his fake girlfriend Chizuru, who he discovered through the Rent-a-Girlfriend application. That isn’t to say that the real world of Rent-a-Girlfriend does not live up to its ecchi tag. This is a harem after all and plenty of accidental touches, comical misunderstandings and falling down three flights of stairs only to land in the bosom of your childhood friend, are here in abundance.

However, where other anime slap one-note character types on each of the love interests, Rent-a-Girlfriend goes above and beyond to deepen the backstory and layered personalities of the cast. Each character is not only a tsundere or a tomboy, but a mixture of multiple traits resulting in seemingly realistic people (who would have thought that would work!?). Rent-a-Girlfriend is less an ecchi anime and more a slice of life anime with ecchi elements. If you were looking for a good story with a side of fanservice, as opposed to gorging yourself on waves of panty shots, then look no further.


9. Strike the Blood IV

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2020 – June 2021

Currently entering its fourth season, Strike the Blood follows the life of powerful vampire Akatsuki Kojo, as he attempts to survive a prolific title bestowed upon him (the Fourth Progenitor). Said title sees to disrupt the power balance of the three existing Progenitor’s and therefore, places a target onto young Kojo’s back. Most of the cast returns for this periodically released series of OVAs, and they do not hold back on the fanservice in the slightest. The ecchi genre cliché gang’s all here folks! Low revealing camera angles, a beach episode, an onsen episode, a protagonist requiring blood to fight and in turn requiring those who would supply it to remove their shirts. What more could you ask for!?

Strike the Blood has always provided that stellar combination of Shounen action and ecchi romance and separates itself from its competitors by not overshadowing one for the other. The DxD effect (coined from breakout ecchi harem anime Highschool DxD) is bestowed upon those harem anime which do not sell their souls in the pursuit of fanservice, and instead strive to provide a quality storyline behind the veil of multiple low hanging tank tops. With excellent fight choreography, a compelling backstory and several subplots to keep track of, Strike the Blood is an ecchi anime that can keep you entertained for hours to come, and season four does not pull its punches in the slightest.


8. Dokyuu Hentai HxEros (SUPER HXEROS)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 – September 2020

The world has been plunged into despair. Libido devouring monsters seek to siphon the world’s supply of eroticism to increase their strength and destroy all that we hold dear. However, a select number of brave heroes channel their inner lust and strive to save the planet from becoming an old married couple who only get busy once a year on their wedding anniversary. This...is Dokyuu Hentai HxEros. As you can imagine with an anime sporting such a title as this, ecchi scenes come out in full force as our heroes valiantly train their H-energy in hopes of saving humanity.

A very interesting concept here and one that only grows in intrigue the more you watch as we uncover more about the monsters, why they become more powerful by absorbing libido and how exactly erotic energy can be utlized as a combatitive resource. Also, let’s not forget that this anime is funny as hell! Ecchi convention dictates that a protagonist must accidentally intrude on at least three women changing per episode otherwise it must be demoted to slice of life anime. HxEros must be hard of hearing as three ecchi misunderstandings will likely populate the first ten minutes of runtime!


7. Monster Musume no Oishasan (Monster Girl Doctor)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 – September 2020

After years of conflict, the prejudices between monsters and humans have finally settled. Now, in a state of racial harmony, Glenn Litbeit and his lamia assistant Saphentite Neikes, operate a small clinic tending to any and all monster related ailments. Fans of the original Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou will not be disappointed in this follow up. While none of the characters of the first series return, all your favorite sub-species of monster can be found here, ranging from lamia, mermaid, centaur, harpie and many more. You shouldn’t have too much trouble in finding a monster that caters to whatever monster-human hybrid you need to get your motor running.

Monster Girl Doctor follows a fairly episodic structure. While an overarching story is present, most of the time, Glenn and Sapphi periodically make their way to a new town in order to care for a new monster girl. Every episode in a nutshell follows the same formula. Move to a new town, discover a monster girl, decipher her illness, enact some form of incredibly invasive medical procedure that has you questioning Glenn’s medical credentials, roll credits. Yeah, this show plays fast and loose with what can be considered realistic medical practices. However, should you buy into the premise of such a world where an octopus can be a chief of medicine, then it shouldn’t be too taxing to suspend that disbelief long enough to see Glenn test the flexibility of his medical license on a daily basis.


6. Nekopara

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2020 – March 2020

Based on the adult visual novel of the same name, here we have the anime adaptation of Nekopara! Cat girls are a staple of anime culture and Nekopara does not shy away from embracing the character type to the absolute fullest. Whether it be fawning for headpats or drooling over fish, these cat girls are dedicated to playing the part and do not disappoint. The story is incredibly quaint as we follow the life of aspiring chef Kashou Minaduki and his family of Nekos as they assist him in running his confectionary shop.

This ecchi anime is not as in your face as several other entries on this list, focusing more so on the character designs of the cast and employing...strategic camera angles to bring out their full potential. All in all, this anime is incredibly wholesome with a great ensemble cast that just oozes cuteness. However, it seems we are forced to address those wanting to taint their soul, those not satiated by the tame storyline and those who desire to progress past the already plenty lewd activity of hand-holding!! For these people, the visual novel and its several variations may provide a more enticing substitute. Imagine not being satisfied with hand-holding! You sicken me...



5. Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan (Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 – September 2020

Let’s kick things off with everyone’s favorite playboy, Peter Grill. After emerging victorious at a renowned fighting tournament, Peter is proclaimed to be the strongest man in the world. News of his efforts soon spreads across the land and as more and more women come to learn of his exploits, they seek the seed of the planet’s most valiant warrior. Now, striving to preserve the honor of both himself and his beloved partner Luvelia, Peter sets out to reject as many women’s sexual advances as possible. Piece of cake, am I right, guys!?

Peter Grill is very...overt in its delivery of fanservice. And when I say ‘overt’, I mean the fanservice creeps up behind you in a dark alley and beats you over the head with a baseball bat. There are no subtleties to be found here people - this is your cookie-cutter ‘monster of the week’ anime (only instead of doing battle with different monsters, Peter ultimately sleeps with them). This is by no means detrimental to the show however. For a story as zany and bombastic as this, worrying too much about realism can oftentimes do more damage than good. For shows that wear their lack of plot over their exposed cleavage like a glistening badge of honor, diving headfirst into the absurdity ensures a wild ride for all those who ignored the parental guidance warnings.


4. Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2020 – September 2020

Shinichi Sakurai is a lonesome college student with an intimidating stare that rebukes any who would try to befriend him. However, upon reuniting with his high school underclassman Hana Uzaki, Sakurai sees himself becoming more socially active than ever. Uzaki tasks herself with doing whatever she can to stop her senpai from feeling alone, be it going to the movies, going shopping, or hanging out at home and playing video games. However, could what started out as nothing more than a platonic friendship, possibly evolve into something more?

Oh, Uzaki. Is it possible for you to go five minutes without falling face first into a bush leaving your backside exposed? Or falling beneath your senpai in such a way to have your chest mistaken for a watermelon? It appears Uzaki wrote the book on ecchi misunderstandings, as she and Sakurai continue to, without fail, land themselves in situations that garner more romantic closeness. Sakurai and Uzaki steal the show whenever they are on screen and each scene following the pair and their misadventures is hilarious to watch. Watching their relationship blossom from the first episode until the final is a joy and tugged at our heartstrings more times than we’d like to admit.


3. Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara (Food Wars! The Fifth Plate)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2020 – September 2020

Shougeki no Souma is back baby! You know what they say, ‘fifth time’s the charm’ and it looks like Shougeki no Souma got the memo as they provide another quality season of stellar animation, gripping plot and delectable recipes that must have been infused with some kind of aphrodisiac to elicit such reactions. I don’t care how professional a chef you are, no chicken pot pie has ever made someone moan like that! The general plot of this anime follows Yukihira Souma on his quest to become a world renowned chef. He enters an elite school where cooks compete in culinary showdowns known as Shougekis in order to prove their worth.

While this plot has evolved substantially over the course of five seasons, the synopsis of Gou no Sara revolves around defeating the underworld organization of chefs known as Noir, while simultaneously emerging victorious in the world-class cooking competition, the BLUE. Shougeki no Soma is a wonderfully unique anime with an amazingly original premise. Where this show develops most of its ecchi mannerisms comes from a certain mangaka who works on the show, who’s previous works were considerably more adult in their nature. Shougeki no Soma is a great cooking anime with ecchi scenes that has more than proven its longevity by now. It’s never too late to join the party so why not start watching and discover how to make a soufflé so intoxicating it causes your patrons clothes to be ripped from their bodies.


2. Gleipnir

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2020 – June 2020

Shuichi Kagaya has the innate ability to transform into a monster at will. Not knowing much about this power, he one day happens across a burning building, and uses his powers to rescue a girl trapped inside. Having misplaced his phone in the fire, he is then confronted by the girl, Claire Aoki, who blackmails him into revealing all he knows about monsters (which, it turns out, isn’t a lot). Wanting to find her sister who had been transformed into a monster, the pair team up and set out on their adventure.

Gleipnir is a much more serious action-adventure ecchi anime. While shows like HxEros feature very little actual bloodshed, this show is not afraid to hurt its characters, or place them in physically painful situations. This is all the more surprising when the show shifts tonally to more ecchi or more comedic moments. Gleipnir is a perfect cocktail of more adult-themed action and consequences, juxtaposed with light-hearted endearing scenes to break up the tension. With a lustrous art style and a well-paced story, Gleipnir is a must watch for ecchi enthusiasts.


1. Ishuzoku Reviewers (Interspecies Reviewers)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2020 – March 2020

Topping our list is Interspecies Reviewers and boy oh boy, does it deliver in spades. In a world where countless different species exist (succubi, fairies, orcs, you name it), just how can one determine which species is the sexiest? Luckily, in this world, brothels are perfectly legal and so, a focused group of brave enthusiasts take it upon themselves to travel to each establishment across the land. In doing so, they will sample each species and rank them on what one can only assume is the most arbitrary scale imaginable. Thus, the reviewers for interspecies relations were born.

Why is it that when you watch anime, people will talk and talk and monologue and monologue right up until your mother walks in and catches you ogling a cyclops seductively administering eye drops? Unfortunately, situations like these are par for the course in Interspecies Reviewers and do not lend themselves to a reasonable explanation. “No, I swear it’s not what you think! That mushroom lady was just...tending to her garden!” The series is so ecchi in fact that should you wish to dive even further down the rabbit hole, there is an entirely uncensored version available for your viewing pleasure. Interspecies Reviewers is one of those shows that pushes the boundaries of what constitutes an ecchi anime. There is a fine line between ecchi anime and its more perverted cousin and Interspecies Reviewers plays jump rope with that line


Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. These were our picks for the sexiest, most seductive anime of 2020. Let us know what ecchi anime you were watching this year, which one was your favorite, and which show you are most looking forward to watching in 2021!!

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Author: Ruel Butler

Anime lover and aspiring fiction writer who's dream is to create a story to move the next generation in the same way that I have been moved by my favorite anime. Currently living it up in Tokyo and I wouldn't rather be anywhere else!

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