On seeing this image, which gives a reasonable idea of how to draw breasts, and an excellent idea of how not to draw them (like mysteriously levitating grapefruit as so many erotic anime do), I was struck by how badly certain titles manage to fail at providing convincing breasts.
You can see below just how badly, and let us put things to a vote to be sure.
Koihime Musou. The anime may be great, but their breasts are something of a let down.
To Love-Ru. Quite passable.
Sekirei. Total failure.
Kanokon. This looks to be a subjective case. They seem to do the whole “large breasts at pendulous angles” thing fairly well.
Ikki Tousen. Awful.
Code Geass. These (older) designs are rather stylised, so I would be inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Zero no Tsukaima. Unconvincing effort.
Strike Witches. Win? They look to be the only ones who actually paid much attention to the female form in their work…
Nobody said they have to be photorealistic, but at least some nod to realistic shape is an improvement over hovering spheres.
The actual animation is a different issue, but I think there is generally a good correlation between illustration and animation quality, so let us leave it at that. Another issue is that size clearly plays a role.
Since these examples are just from recent titles, so I’m sure there must be some really excellent examples from prior seasons?
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