So, I’ll get the painfully obvious out of the way first, I do feel that Queen’s Blade really takes a massive beating. Yes, it has excessive ecchi fanservice in it, but it is a good and entertaining anime that defies many clichés. As there are many who may watch it for the fanservice, I choose to watch it for other reasons as I do with other ecchi anime.
I haven't heard that many bad opinions of Queen's Blade. Honestly, I think the fan service was actually pretty well balanced out in this anime as it was in Highschool of the Dead. I'm not trying to bring focus back to that anime, I'm just making a reference. When I first watched Queen's Blade on Crackle, I was just curious to see what it was about. I didn't even realize there was fan service until Melona and Leina started fighting, if you can call it that considering Leina got her butt kicked. That right there actually points out one of the interesting aspects of Queen's Blade; the main character doesn't yet know how to fight. In a lot of animes, the main character is either exceptionally skilled at what they do or knows a good deal but learns more. I liked how Leina didn't know anything right from the get-go.This allowed you to follow her as she learned and grew in her travels. Eventually she was pretty much "slapped in the face" when Risty told her that if she tried entering the Queen's Blade tournament with the amateur skills she currently possessed, she would be killed near instantly. With each fight, she learned a little more and eventually became a very skilled warrior.
It seems to me that more often than naught, anime with fan service seems to be ignored or get bad reviews because of the fan service itself instead of locical reasons. People put all their focus on the fan service and not into the story or character development, etc. I watched it out of curiosity, nothing more, but I liked it. And not because of the fan service. I'm a guy but I'm not a perv. Fan service does not make an anime good or bad.
OK so basically, this is a vent thread. Face it, we all have those anime that we love, that for some reason or another seem to get alot of hate from others, weather their popular or not, mainstream or niche, etc. Which makes sense, theres a lot of anime out there, and different people view shows in a different light. Thus the reason we can have such interesting and entertaining discussions/debates on set shows.
The main purpose of creating this thread may have been to vent, however, it seems to me that it serves a bigger purpose. It allows people to get a different perspective on some anime they may not have liked for one reason or another and possibly go back, watch it again, and change their opinions. It's also possible that some people who like an anime may gain a new perspective on it because someone else may have noticed something positive or negative about it they didn't.