Quote from GitS:SAC, episode 14: "Isn't there anybody here besides ghostless dolls?" Meta-awareness about the female characters?
The woman who appears in one episode is running around in her underwear. Only three others females were shown for more than five minutes. They're lonely islands in a big ocean. Two girls were only there to show them together in a bed, and one of them was even only seen for these few seconds. Yeah, fanservice is fanservice and all that blah, but here it actually annoys me.
The story is interesting, the characters are likable, the world is realistic enough, so everything would be okay. Except it isn't, exactly because of the fanservice. The story is interesting, except it's artificially separated from her underwear The characters are likable, except they don't bother to explain why she's running around in her underwear. The world is realistic enough, except WHY THE HOLY HELLFUCKSHIT IS NOBODY REACTING TO HER ALWAYS WEARING UNDERWEAR AND NOTHING MORE?
It distracts me from the good parts. For everything they're doing right, there's a scene with her underwear. It actually pulls me out of the experience. I don't care if it's only hot pants and a tank top, just give her some normal clothes! I donn't mind it in Raildex or Dirty Pair or some other shit (there's other reasons to dislike them), but here it's just at odds with everything else they're doing. Why don't you just do all this other stuff and abandon the shitty distractservice?
I hate because I care.