Ichigo 100% is one of the most aggressively lazy fanservice series that I’ve seen yet. Let’s compare it with something like He is My Master from last week. He is My Master, as awful as it was, would at least set up situations or reasons to segue into its fanservice. Izumi breaks a vase, so she is forced to become a maid; becoming a maid, of course, requires her to wear a maid uniform. There. Now we have a basis for having the female characters walk around in fetish-wear.
Ichigo 100% sometimes begins to set up situations like that. There will be a beach episode, or someone will spill something on her clothes, forcing her to change them (which requires her to get naked first). That should provide a basis for a situation like say, peeping on the girls in the bath. Instead, we have them literally be like “Let’s put our bodies on display for Junpei while the other guys take pictures of our breasts!” or “Let’s all rub our boobs against his face while the other guys film us squeezing each other’s fuckin’ huge-ass titties!” On the other hand, I guess you could say that this is justified because of their personalities. That is, if you assume that this is a “personality” type.
I personally didn’t think the whole “walking boner” thing was so egregious in Hatsukoi Limited, but it’s completely ridiculous here. It’s both implicit and explicit here: girls with gigantic boobs, few goals or personality quirks, and who as I said above, purposely put their bodies on display for him as if its their only reason to exist. Normally, in situations like these I begin to yell out “YEAH FUCKIN’ HUGE-ASS TITTIES!” or “YEAH FUCKIN’ PANTIES!” and whatnot every time one of those situations occurs in order to make things more enjoyable. This time, I get yelled at to stop when I very early on yelled “YEAH JUNPEI GRAB SATSUKI’S FUCKIN’ HUGE-ASS TITTY!” three times in about as many seconds. I mean seriously, those scenes would just go on and on. Normally in a scene like that, the girl trips or something and lands on the guy, and then there’s a cut to how like her boob landed on his hand or something. In that scene, she lands on him as usual, but rather than the cut to a static shot of boob on hand, he just keeps squeezing it over and over again.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? After watching/reading Hatsukoi Limited, I wanted to see if any of Mizuki Kawashita’s other manga were any good. Nope!