Fan service (ファンサービス fan sābisu) fanservice, or service cut (サービスカット sābisu katto)[1][2] is a term originating from anime and manga fandom for material in a series which is intentionally added to please the audience.[3] It is about "servicing" the fan[4] - giving the fans "exactly what they want".[5] Fan service usually refers to "gratuitous titillation",[6] but can also refer to intertextual references to other series.[3]

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  1. Example: 吉田陽一, ed. (June 25, 1999). Encyclopedia Cutie Honey: Go Nagai World (エンサイクロペディアキューティーハニー : 永井豪ワールド?). Nakano, Tokyo: Keibunsha. p. 028. ISBN 978-4-7669-3236-2. A frame (numbered "25") from the English opening sequence of New Cutie Honey, in which character Danbei Hayami fires a Rocket Punch as main character Honey Kisaragi lies topless and prone in the background, is shown and captioned "サービスカット! 団兵衛がジャマ......"
  2. Barrett, Grant (2006). "fan service". The official dictionary of unofficial English: a crunk omnibus for thrillionaires and bampots for the Ecozoic Age. New York City: McGraw-Hill. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-07-145804-7. OCLC 62172930. Retrieved June 15, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 de la Ville, Valérie-Inés; Durup, Laurent (2009). "Achieving a Global Reach on Children’s Cultural Markets: Managing the Stakes of Inter-Textuality in Digital Cultures". In Willett, Rebekah; Robinson, Muriel; Marsh, Jackie. Play, creativity and digital cultures. Routledge. pp. 45–47. ISBN 9780415963114.
  4. Carrie Tucker (17 January 2009). I Love Geeks: The Official Handbook. Adams Media. pp. 75–76. ISBN 9781605500232. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  5. Wolk, Douglas (2007). Reading comics : and what they mean. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo. p. 6. ISBN 9780306815096. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
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