Hey! I found my way to your digimon tag, only I have more recent examples to talk about from the anime series! In general, season 6-7 Xros Wars ( named Fusion in english dub ) injected a lot more sexuality and decided to focus on the main male character instead of the whole group, making it a weird semi-voyeuristic shounen journey.
There’s a lot to choose from this season, but Mervamon is my favorite example.
Many scenes show her shiny boobs and tight shorts in strange view angle choices. She does have a giant snake for an arm, connotate that as you will. And as badass as she looks, most of her attacks are love-based. Digimon tends to do this with many of their anthropomorphic female digimon, but Mervamon’s sorta hard to top
When Xros Wars got an English dub, the show got edited quite a bit for US standards. Usually people complain about dubs and localization but you almost have to hand it to them. Here is Mervamon’s design in the US version, with a bit more discrete bra-thing
and a small update to the shorts:
There’s more female characters that got make overs but I can write about that later if people want to see more.
Someone please enlighten me… Did Digimon actually become an ecchi title when I wasn’t looking? What’s the point of all the “sexy” monster ladies? And why aren’t there any sexualized male digimon?
Probably the only positive thing I can say about Mervamon’s design is that she’s not a transformed little girl.
Props to localization team for making a rare good call and cutting out the gratuity a bit.